The Student Government Association represents and promotes student interest in the decision-making process of Samford University by cultivating and maintaining leadership among students. The SGA also develops, coordinates, and executes activities and services for the benefit of the students.
The Student Government Association is organized into five branches that provide a wide range of opportunities for student involvement. Each one of the branches is presided over by a member of the Student Executive Board (SEB).
Student Executive Board includes the SGA Student Body President, Vice President of Senate, Vice President of Development, Vice President for Events, Press Secretary, Chief Justice, Chief of Staff, Treasurer, and Chaplain.
Class Officers are elected by their peers to represent the needs and interests of their respective classes.
Freshman Forum is a leadership development program for first-year students at Samford. Students are selected to participate at the beginning of fall semester.
Presidential Advisory Council is comprised of student leaders from across campus. PAC members meet with the SGA President and Chief of Staff once a month to share news and information and to discuss ways to improve Samford's campus.
Senate serves as the “voice” of Samford students, allocating funds to student organizations and initiating resolutions that seek to create positive change on campus.
Student Activities Council plans and executes campus-wide events and programs throughout the year, including Welcome Back Week, Homecoming, Miss Samford Scholarship Pageant, Lighting of the Way, Spring Fling, and Thursday night concerts in Harry’s Coffeehouse.
Student Judiciary Council hears and reviews student violations of Samford’s Code of Values. Justices also review and resolve traffic appeals submitted by students.
The purpose of the Multicultural Affairs Committee for the academic year 2015-2016 is to nurture an environment that is welcoming and respectful to the many underrepresented cultures on our campus by making recommendations to the Student Executive Board to improve multicultural awareness and by increasing on-campus multicultural programming. The committee will work with other offices and organizations on campus, such as the Global Engagement Office, the Office for Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, the Office of Spiritual Life, the International Club, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, the Latino Student Organization, the Black Student Union, the National Panhellenic Council and its respective members, Delta Xi Phi, and others, to plan activities and events intended to promote cultural exchange and cross-cultural dialogues on campus. As an ad-hoc committee to the Office of the President, the Committee will also serve as an Advisory Committee to the Student Executive Board in order to insure the representation of minority voices in the Student Government Association.