What We Do
As the Student Government Association, we strive to create a better student experience through implementing new initiatives, supporting other organizations, and improving our respective colleges through senate projects.
President's Round Tables
President Round Tables are an interactive leadership meeting series hosted by SGA and Student Activities . They aim to assist in the development and guidance of our student organization leaders. A variety of topics such as marketing, recruitment, and how to have an effective relationship with your advisor are discussed at every session. These sessions are offered three to four times per semester in the student center and are highly recommended. For more information about President Round Tables or to give a suggestion for our next topic please contact the SGA Student at Large (email@example.com).
The most celebrated and spirited event of the year! Homecoming encompasses all facets of University life during one week in the Fall semester. The spirit contest, Homecoming Court elections, Fun Fest, major step show, and much more all lead to Saturday’s big football game at Hancock Whitney. It’s impossible not to get caught up in the excitement!
Parking Ticket Forgiveness Day
SGA strives to promote positivity around the issue of parking, while helping the local community. Currently enrolled students have a chance to have one of their parking tickets dismissed in exchange for doing good for the community. Each semester SGA picks a charity in surrounding areas and collects items that the charity may need. Students must bring supplies appropriate to the charity from the approved list to have the ticket removed off their student record.
First Year Council, the first-year branch of the SGA, is a group of around 25 freshman and transfer students who were selected based on an application process. They focus on improving the life of freshmen and transfer students on our campus. The council is active in many different ways, they have their own committees as well as host events such as Deck the Halls and the Before the Break Bash. FYC is a great building block for future South leaders.
Join our Campus Safety and Improvement committee on a Lighting Tour this semester to better understand ways to make our campus safer and have an active role in preventing danger. These tours are led by university officials accompanied with SGA members and other students to help find area that could use improvement around campus. These lighting tours help South students take an active a role in the development of their university.
Week of Welcome (WOW)
Week of Welcome is South's annual week of activities that occurs during the first week of school directly following move- in day. The purpose of WOW is to make incoming freshmen feel welcomed and to provide them with great first college experiences! The week features a variety of different events, from the Jaguar Productions Block Party to an ice cream social and even a day of service! This gives incoming freshman a look at everything South has to offer and allows them the chance to get involved, right off the bat! Week of Welcome continues to grow every year, with bigger and better events. It’s a fairly new South tradition that isn’t going away anytime soon!
Town Halls and Meet & Greets
Each semester, senators from every college hold both a Town Hall and Meet & Greet. Town Halls are events where senators are present within their college to answers questions and have students voice their opinions. Meet & Greets are a great opportunity for senators to get to know their peers that they represent. These events often provide food or other freebies, so make sure you stop by! Town Halls and Meet & Greets are a great chance to get to know your senators and what they can do for you.
Twice a semester, the Student Affairs committee hosts events allowing students the chance to voice their concerns and ideas. One of the events is a lunch with the University President, as well as other university officials. The event takes place at the Student Center and offers students a causal atmosphere to create personal relationships with the University’s administration outside the office. In the past, we have had "Tacos with Tony," "Wings with Waldrop," and "Pizza with the President." They also host other events, such as "Feedback and Freebies," that allow student to voice their concerns directly to their senators. These events are held at various locations around campus.
Higher Ed Day
Higher Ed Day is an event where several students from South, as well as students from other public universities, travel to our state capitol in Montgomery. The purpose of this event is to advocate for more government funding for higher education. In the weeks leading up to the Higher Ed Day, SGA host several events to get students involved with the Higher Education partnership. One of the events is a rally where students come to get excited for Higher Ed Day and listen to Montgomery leaders. If you would like to know more about Higher Ed Day, or want to find out how you can get involved, please contact our Attorney General.