Structure

Executive Branch

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.

Legislative Branch

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.

Judicial Branch

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 Judicial brief guide!

Legislative Branch Committees

Academic Affairs

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 P.M., SGA Office (Student Commons)

Chair: Justin Lucas
Email: lucasjo@mymail.vcu.edu

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.

Appropriations

Meeting Time: Fridays, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., Alumni Board Room (Student Commons)

Chair: James McPaul
Email: sgafunding@vcu.edu 

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.

External Affairs

Meeting Time: Mondays, 7:00 P.M., SGA Office

Co-Chairs: ShaNavia Miles and Tommy Tran
Email: milessl3@vcu.edutrantd4@vcu.edu

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.

Info Tech

Meeting Time: Mondays, 9:00 P.M., SGA Office (Student Commons)

Chair: AJ Ghimire
Email: ghimirea2@vcu.edu

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.

Membership

Meeting Time: Mondays, 6:00 PM, SGA Office (Student Commons)

Chair: Kanisha Fahie
Email: fahiek@vcu.edu

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.

Student Life

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 6:00 P.M., Metro Room (Student Commons)

Chair: Tim Ignacio
Email: ignaciobr@vcu.edu

As a member of the Student Life Committee you can expect to:

  • Conduct, compile and evaluate research that affects the student body
  • Assist the External Affairs committee and the webmaster in managing a campus-wide grievance system
  • Participate in a campus-wide “speak out” that calls for students opinion (via survey) on what issues the university needs address at least once a semester
  • Serve students by becoming the liaison between them and the administration for the following departments:
    • Parking and Transportation
    • Residential Life and Housing
    • Dining Services
    • Safety

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!

Leadership

LaDarius Thompson
LaDarius Thompson

Advisor

Tyler Cepeda

Graduate Assistant for VCU SGA

Aime Sankoh
Aime Sankoh

Senator

April Henry
April Henry

Senator

Ashley Sakyi
Ashley Sakyi

Senator

Bree Prince
Bree Prince

Senator

Chandler Iley
Chandler Iley

Senator

Forrest Givens
Forrest Givens

Senator

Destinee Morgane
Destinee Moragne

President

James McPaul
James McPaul

Vice President of Undergraduate Students

Kanisha Fahie
Kanisha Fahie

Senator

Logan Hatchet
Logan Hatchett

Senator

Melissa Stamp
Melissa Stamp

Senator

Naana Nyarko-Asante
Naana Nyarko-Asante

Senator

Samuel Ahmed
Samuel Ahmed

Senator

Shawn Stuckey
Shawn Stuckey

Senator

Taylor Jones
Taylor Jones

Senator

Tim Ignacio
Tim Ignacio

Senator

Tommy Tran
Tommy Tran

Senator

Vivek Kuruvilla
Vivek Kuruvilla

Senator

Wyatt Munson
Wyatt Munson

Senator

Zaid Shaikh
Zaid Shaikh

Senator