Posted April 3, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Student Government Association
Many students know the Student Government Association (SGA) is an active campus organization, but perhaps not as many realize its scope or role in their lives as Tech students.
SGA is divided into an undergraduate House of Representatives and a Graduate Student Senate; together, in addition to other initiatives, the two houses manage the Student Activity Fee that students pay during any term they are enrolled at Tech. Funds are allocated through a bill and voting process to organizations such as the Campus Recreation Center and Student Center, but also support the efforts of many chartered student organizations on campus.
This week, SGA looks for new leadership in all of its roles, including president and executive vice president at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Elections open Friday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at elections.gatech.edu and close Wednesday, April 11, at 4 p.m.
Undergraduate candidates for these positions include:
- Hunter Hammond, president, and Kia Andrews, executive vice president (hammondandrews.com)
- Eran Mordel, president, and Amit Khanduri, executive vice president (eranamit.com)
And graduate candidates include:
- Michael Kirka, president, and Gareth Guvanasen, executive vice president
"It's important to have strong leaders in the executive president and vice president roles because those people play a key role in how engaged SGA is with the student body as a whole," said Vett Vandiver, vice president for communications for the undergraduate SGA. "I have definitely been encouraging my fellow students to become informed on what each candidate stands for, participate in the campaigning events and vote!"
In addition to these leadership positions, each academic department has a seat for a representative and a senator, and elections for these posts will also be held at elections.gatech.edu during the same time frame. To find out who currently serves for your area of study, visit sga.gatech.edu.
During the same time, SGA will celebrate I <3 GT week, a weeklong series of events celebrating students’ love for the Institute from April 9–13. The week will include a traditions tour, baseball game, cultural events and other spirit celebrations; see the full schedule of events online at sga.gatech.edu/iheartgt.