The purpose of the Student Government Association is to represent and safeguard the interests of students. It is a political organization providing students with an avenue for action on matters pertaining to student rights and welfare. Although discipline is the legal responsibility of the administration, the principle of student government is fully supported by the administration and faculty.
All students attending UNCP automatically become members of the Student Government Association. SGA functions through its elected representatives and is subject to the general administrative authority of its sponsor, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. Every full-time student who has at least a 2.5 cumulative average (on a 4.0 system) has the privilege of seeking positions in the senate by either at-large application and interview or election.
The Student Government Association is elected by the student body each spring according to the Governing Documents of the organization.
The SGA is composed as a presidential unicameral system. The Executive Branch is composed of the President, Vice President, Chief of Staff, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Senate shall be composed of 32 seats. Each class shall be allotted 6 seats for the senate. The College of Arts and Sciences shall be allotted 3 seats, The College of Health Sciences shall be allotted 2 seats, and the School of Business, the School of Education, and the Graduate School shall be allotted one seat each.
SGA meets every Wednesday at 5:15 P.M. in James A. Thomas Hall 130. For meeting locations, please visit Brave Connect.