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Student Government Association Starving to Fill Positions

By: Mack Evans

In accordance with the Student Government Association Constitution, All SGA positions for the 2023/2024 school year have been changed from an election process to an interview process due to a lack of candidates.  

According to SGA, only one application was received for the position of President. The individual will be announced upon the completion of the interview process if the applicant is approved by SGA’s Sponsor, Tabitha Sherrell, Coordinator of Student Activities. 

11 positions are still open including two branch regent positions for each satellite campus, Branch Campus Student Government Regent, and Branch Campus CAB Regent for Cookeville, Livingston, and Springfield campuses.  

Branch Regents represent their campuses’ interests at SGA meetings via Zoom.  

The following positions are still available to students who are able to attend SGA meetings at the Gallatin campus;  

  • Vice President
  • Secretary of State
  • Attorney General
  • Campus Activity Board Chair
  • Campus Activity Board Representative

Student Government Vice President, Student Government Secretary of State, Student Government Attorney General, Campus Activity Board (CAB) Chair, and Campus Activity Board (Cab) Representative. 

At Tuesday’s meeting (Mar. 14 2023) a proposal was passed to increase the scholarships for several SGA positions including the scholarship for SGA secretary of State. The scholarships increased from $1500 to $2000, and the budget for scholarships for SGA regents was more than doubled.  

Most SGA positions now offer a full scholarship. One scholarship was also added for SGA meeting attendees, the SGA Need Based Book Scholarship Lottery, which will provide up to five students each spring and fall semester money to help with books. Students who attend the first two SGA meetings each semester will be entered into a drawing and the winners will receive $240 each. 

Students interested in an SGA position should contact Sherrell by email at Students are required to have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and 5 hours a week to dedicate to their position in order to hold office. 

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