Letter From Your President

End of Year Campus Address

Hello My Fellow Jags!

It is my pleasure to welcome you into our jaguar family. By attending South, you are starting your journey to greatness. We, as the South community, have the privilege and honor to face challenges and enjoy memories throughout the Jaguar experience. Here at the University of South Alabama, we aim to prepare you for life after graduation while providing each student with the skills needed to excel in each and every way possible.

Similarly, the Student Government Association is fully committed to you, the student. We are focused on supporting students through empowerment and excellence. In addition to supporting the efforts of the University, we, as an Executive Council, have developed our mission and a set of priorities in which we plan to operate throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Through advocating for the wellbeing of all students, implementing adequate diversity and inclusion efforts for the University of South Alabama, improving the transparency and effectiveness of the Student Government Association, and addressing the importance of basic needs for all students, we plan to give you the best experience possible during your time at South.

Some of our plans for the following year include adequately addressing the basic needs of students by increasing the resources available, promoting an open line of communication between the Student Government Association and South students, and providing access to the SGA budget to all. By implementing a SGA Master Plan, students are aware of what we hope to accomplish while fostering an environment for students of all backgrounds to feel welcome and included. By creating an initiative tracker, it is our goal to allow you to see our updated progress on the multitude of initiatives that we hope to accomplish during the academic year.

Whether this is your first year or your fourth year, we aim to make the University of South Alabama a home for the entire student body. I encourage you to stop by the SGA Office and talk to us about any idea or issue that comes to mind. We can be found right across from the Student Center Ballroom in the Suite 214. We are always looking for new ways to improve our campus and love to hear from students just like yourself who are passionate about those ideas. We also meet weekly on Monday nights and all students have a seat at the table, we would love for you to attend and speak your mind.


I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve in this capacity and look forward to working with you over the upcoming year. If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Always Remember, South is Home! Go Jags!

Tia Nickens

SGA President


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