Get Involved

Any student at Troy University may become a member of the Student Government Association. Students can join SGA through elections or by appointment. Below is a summary of different paths to become involved. Explanations for the roles of each position and department can be found on the SGA website.

Executive Elections:

Any student who has completed at least 30 semester hours with a 2.50 GPA and served on any branch of the Student Government Association or Freshman Forum may run for an executive position. Positions of President, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Vice President of Campus Activities, Director of Representation, and Director of Administration are available. Candidates will seek election in late February of each year and be installed in mid-April. Information can be received by contacting the Student Government Association. Rules regarding elections and campaigning can be found in the SGA Code of Laws under the “Governing Documents” section.

Senate Elections:

Any student with an entering or current GPA of at least 2.30 may run for a position on the SGA senate. Candidates must select a delegation based upon housing or enrolled college. Candidate may also run for at-large positions, with the additional requirement that they have completed 12 hours at Troy University. Candidates will seek election in early April of each year and be installed in mid-April. Additional Senate vacancy elections will be held in the Fall Semester. Information on running for office can be received by contacting the Student Government Association and by attending several information meetings held throughout the semester. Rules regarding elections and campaigning can be found in the SGA Code of Laws under the “Governing Documents” section.

Appointed Positions:

Any student in good standing with Troy University may be appointed to one of several appointed positions by the various executive officers. Candidates for these positions should recognize that being a member of the Student Government Association is a demanding role which requires time and effort. Those who apply should be able to make these commitments. Roles in the judicial and executive branches are available. The following link is a printable application which should be submitted to the Director of Administration.

Appointed Position Application

Freshman Forum:

Any student who is an incoming freshman in their first semester at Troy University may be appointed to the Freshman Forum. This body, similar to SGA, plans events and makes decisions regarding Troy University and its service to the community. Students apply to join the Freshman Forum during the Fall Semester in mid-August. Questions regarding Freshman Forum should be directed to the Freshman Forum’s webpage found here.

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