The Executive Branch is led by the President and Vice President of the SGA and contains the Executive Cabinet, the Executive Staff, and the Executive Aides. The Executive Branch as a whole is primarily responsible for serving as the figurehead and spokespeople of the entire SGA, as well as being the primary liaison between the MPC student body and the University administrators.
The Legislative Branch is led by the Chair and Vice Chair of Senate. It is made up of Senators, Delegates, and Committee Chairs who work to create bills and resolutions to benefit the student body. Senators and Committee Chairs are elected to their positions, while Delegates are students who have an interest in volunteering their time with SGA. In addition to holding Senate, the Legislative Branch also attends meetings around campus with campus leaders and administrators.
Led by the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice, the Judicial Branch is composed of the Judicial Committee of Associate Justices and its Judicial Aides. The responsibilities of the Judicial branch include handling elections violations and grievances, guiding legal interpretations, leading impeachment investigations and student organization mediations, coordinating internal Senate elections, serving as a liaison between the VCU Honor Council and the SGA, and keeping records of constitutional amendments. Have a concern or grievance to report? Contact the Judicial with the SGA Judicial Brief!
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 P.M., SGA Office (Student Commons)
Chair: Justin Lucas
Academic Affairs' primary goal is to address issues that pertain to the academic curriculum and experience at VCU, including faculty issues, curriculum changes, advising, administration changes due to academic department problems and other similar issues. This committee is a great fit for students who are passionate about improving the academic standard at VCU.
Meeting Time: Fridays, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., Alumni Board Room (Student Commons)
Chair: James McPaul
The Appropriations Committee is responsible for dispersing funds to student organizations on campus. Every undergraduate student on the Monroe Park Campus pays $45 in a Student Activity Fee that gets pooled towards this purpose.The goal of the money is to allow students to hold events, travel to conventions, leadership retreats or competitions. It also composes the operational budget for student organizations, used to purchase promotional items, supplies and more. The committee is in charge of reviewing funding requests submitted by the students and holding weekly hearings. The Appropriations committee has a budget of roughly $400,000 per semester and it's job is to ensure that it is returned to the students in a manner that supports the entertainment, cultural, and social mission of the Student Activity Fee.
Meeting Time: Mondays, 7:00 P.M., SGA Office
The External Affairs Committee focuses on two aspects, public relations and event planning. Our events are aimed to serve the needs of the Monroe Park Campus student body. Public relations entails the creation and distribution of promotional materials needed for SGA sponsored events, and the upkeep and advertisement of events through social media accounts. Event Planning is responsible for assisting in the event planning processes and developing goals and themes for External Affairs Events.
Meeting Time: Mondays, 9:00 P.M., SGA Office (Student Commons)
Chair: AJ Ghimire
Information Technology Committee: Addressing student body issues cover new age technology and moving VCU Rams into modern technology use as well as fluidity. We strive to address any issues that students may have that hinder their education and lifestyle through the use of coming of age tools.
Meeting Time: Mondays, 6:00 PM, SGA Office (Student Commons)
Chair: Kanisha Fahie
By being a part of the membership committee, you play a valuable role in SGA by maintaining the retention of members. Membership makes sure that senate has the proper amount of seats filled for each semester along with placing delegates into committees. The two biggest events that come out of this committee are elections and senator training. The committee's main focus will be preparing for elections and making sure the candidates have the necessary essentials. During elections, we will need people who are energetic and willing to go out and talk face to face with the student body to get the word out. Membership is always looking for people who can contribute ideas that will grab the student body's attention and help them engage with or run in the election. If you are dedicated to working hard to begin planning for this upcoming semester, then Membership could use your assistance.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 P.M., Metro Room (Student Commons)
Chair: Tim Ignacio
As a member of the Student Life Committee you can expect to:
If you have a passion for directly serving the students of VCU, being active in receiving student opinions and acting upon the needs of the student body then the Student Life Committee welcomes YOU!