Get involved with student government

| Jaci Gilchrist SGA Vice President |

Student Government Association serves as the governing entity for all students at Pittsburg State. We are composed of senators representing each of the four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Technology.
As a hybrid organization, student government acts as the middleman between the student body and the administration. Representing the interests of all students at both the state and local levels lies at the heart of SGA.
Throughout the year, SGA continuously works to involve the student body. The campus is constantly growing and changing. We task ourselves with not only informing students of changes, but of gauging opinion and appropriately expressing it.
Allocations are one of the ways that students directly benefit from all that student government does. Student organizations are able to apply for monetary reimbursements for activities and programs they hosted or partook in during the semester.
Every month, members of student government travel to Topeka to meet with representatives from six other schools across the state of Kansas.
This also provides a chance to sit in on the monthly Kansas Board of Regents meetings. Once a year, a delegation of students is assembled to lobby members of the Kansas State Assembly on issues pertinent to students at Pitt State.
Our commitment to the student body also extends to academia. Representatives serve on external committees that are concerned with curricula, educational improvement and the assessment of educational programs.
Student government firmly believes in giving back to the community that tirelessly supports this campus. SGA has adopted a highway and a street, and prides itself on philanthropy events during the school year. These aim to impact areas of need throughout Southeastern Kansas.
The Big Event is an example of this, and is a one-day project that utilizes hundreds of student volunteers to service every possible home in Pittsburg.
Becoming involved in student government is one of the greatest decisions that I’ve made during my college experience.
I have been afforded many amazing opportunities that I would not have otherwise had. I can also say that the connections I have made and the people I have befriended are gifts that I did not anticipate being bestowed upon me.
This semester, there are opportunities to get involved with student government. I highly encourage anyone interested to apply for a position.
For everyone else, keep posted on our Facebook page: facebook.com/psusga or follow us on Twitter @psusga.

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