Leadership Opportunities

The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body of more than 20,000 students attending MTSU. The Student body has representation in almost all facets of campus life from University Standing Committees to Homecoming Events. 

There are many ways that you can get involved and be a voice for the students at MTSU.

Executive Board

The Executive Branch is responsible for the proper administration of the SGA, for the development of policy and the implementation of legislation. It is composed of elected officials and appointed officials.

Elected Positions Appointed Position
President Attorney General
Executive Vice President Homecoming Director
Vice President of Marketing Philanthropic Coordinator
Vice President of Campus Relations  


There are specific requirements of eligibility for anyone wanting to run for an Executive Board position.  The SGA Constitution outlines these requirements in Article IV beginning on page 3.  Additional information regarding the process of running for a position can be found in the Electoral Act.

Executive Board Officers

Officer Duties
President The President is the official representative of the student body. and is empowered to appoint all officials, assistants, and committees within the SGA necessary to discharge his/her duties with the approval of the Student Senate.
Executive Vice President The Executive Vice President (EVP) presides over the Student Senate and preside in the absence of the President at Student Government meetings or
functions. The EVP serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees and serves as the director of Freshman Council.
Vice President of Marketing The Vice President of Marketing shall be in charge of public relations for the SGA and will direct the marketing of Student Government programs. This position helps keep all students informed of important issues concerning them, works closely with the Office of Student Organizations and Services to serve as the liaison between student organizations, the Senate, and President of the SGA, publicizes all events and creates marketing materials for the SGA.
Vice President of Campus Relations The Vice President of Campus Relations presides over the Election Commission and oversees all SGA elections.  This position is appoints member of the Election Commission, schedules all SGA elections and coordinates programming events like athletic road rallies and banquets.
Attorney General The Attorney General serves as administrator for the Court of Traffic Appeals (COTA), which hears appeals by students who feel they have received a parking citation erroniously.  

The Attorney General serves as the adviser to the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch of the SGA on the Constituion and Laws and has the power to investigate any alleged violations by any SGA member.
Homecoming Director

The Homecoming Director is appointed by the current SGA president and works with the Director of Student Organizations and Service and other necessary offices to coordinate MTSU Homecoming activities with the assistance of an appointed homecoming committee.

Applications are available this site every February for the upcoming year.

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Philanthropic Coordinator The Philantropic Coordinator coordinate all philanthropic programs sponsored by the SGA and work closely with a representative from the office of Leadership and Service in order to coordinate with Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build efforts.

 

How To Run for an Executive Board Office

Election packets will be made available to anyone wanting to run for an Executive Board position.  Eligible candidates will have the opportunity to campaign and provide banners to announce your intent to run. The timeline and requirements for the senate election are:

Date Description
March 8 Potential Candidate Election Packets Available. Please read and follow all guidelines in the election packet.
March 22 The Candidate Information Profile, Statement of Intent and Authorization to Release Grades for SGA Elections located in the election packet and Candidate Essay Question must be turned in to  sga.elect@mtsu.edu with email subject “Executive Board Application” no later than March 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
March 25 Candidates eligible to run for Student Government Executive Board and Senate will be announced by this date. Eligible candidates will be notified via e-mail.
March 26 Tabling Sign-up for candidates will be available via email between March 26th – March 31st. You will receive an email from sga.elect@mtsu.edu with a link to sign-up for tabling space and times provided COVID 19 University policies allow for tabling.
March 31 Mandatory Meeting for Qualified Candidates Student Union Parliamentary Room and via Zoom @ 6:00 p.m
April 1
Candidate banners due by 4:00 p.m. to Student Union 330.
April 2
Candidate campaigning can commence starting at 12:01 a.m.
April 5

Executive Officer Debate - Executive Office Candidates ONLY in STU Parliamentary Room @ 6:00pm via Microsoft Teams

- Join here

April 12
Voting Opens at 10:00 a.m.
April 15
Voting Closes at 11:45 p.m.
April 16
Election Results posted by Noon outside of Student Union 330 and 306.

Application for Executive Board

Senators

The Senate serves as the official representation of all students and is the outlet for individuals to let their voices be heard. Each college at MTSU is represented by Senators with majors in a certain college.

There are specific requirements of eligibility for anyone wanting to run for an Executive Board position.  The SGA Constitution outlines these requirements in Article V beginning on page 8.  Additional information regarding the process of running for a position can be found in the Electoral Act.

What is a Senator?

Senators are students who represent the college of their major and make up the legislative branch of the SGA.  This is an elected position, voted on by the students of each college.  

Senators meet regularly to present and vote on bills (procedures that affect the internal operation of the SGA) and resolutions (those things that affect the campus as a whole).

How To Run for the Senate

Election packets will be made available to anyone wanting to run for a senate seat.  Eligible candidates will have the opportunity to campaign and provide banners to announce your intent to run. The timeline and requirements for the senate election are:

Date Description
March 8 Potential Candidate Election Packets Available. Please read and follow all guidelines in the election packet.
March 22

The Candidate Information Profile, Statement of Intent and Authorization to Release Grades for SGA Elections found in the election packet and Candidate Essay Question must be turned in to  sga.elect@mtsu.edu with email heading as “Senator Application” no later than March 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

March 25 Candidates eligible to run for Student Government Executive Board and Senate will be announced by this date. Eligible candidates will be notified via e-mail.
March 26 Tabling Sign-up for candidates will be available via email between March 26th – March 31st. You will receive an email from sga.elect@mtsu.edu with a link to sign-up for tabling space and times provided COVID 19 University policies allow for tabling.
March 31 Mandatory Meeting for Qualified Candidates Student Union Parliamentary Room and via Zoom @ 6:00 p.m
April 1
Candidate banners due by 4:00 p.m. to Student Union 330.
April 2
Candidate campaigning can commence starting at 12:01 a.m.
April 5

Executive Officer Debate - Executive Office Candidates ONLY in STU Parliamentary Room @ 6:00pm via Microsoft Teams

- Join here

April 12
Voting Opens at 10:00 a.m.
April 15
Voting Closes at 11:45 p.m.
April 16
Election Results posted by Noon outside of Student Union 330 and 306.

Application for Senator

Student Trustee

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of MTSU and is responsible for appointing the president, setting the operating budget, establishing tuition and fee rates among other responsibilities.  The Student Trustee is a non-voting member of the Board and serves a one-year term.

Student Trustee Information & Application