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"The purpose of the SGA of APSU is to be the voice of all students by connecting students to other students, faculty, staff, and administration in order to improve the quality of student life and strengthen the APSU community. As the voice of the students, we listen to and help articulate the ideas and issues of the students of APSU."

Senators serve in the Legislative Branch of SGA, and must be classified as a full-time student, in good standing, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 as computed and recorded by the Office of the Registrar at the time of elections. If the candidate is elected, he/she must maintain this 2.75 cumulative grade point average upon assuming office and then throughout their tenure in office. They are not allowed to concurrently hold office in another branch of SGA, and must be a constituent of the academic college or classification that he/she is seeking.
Once elected by the student body, all Senators are officially sworn in by the Chief Justice at the first regularly held meeting of the Senate. After being sworn in, Senators:

  1. Shall be a voting member of the Senate.
  2. Shall be responsible for drafting his/her own legislation and shall be responsible for writing at least one piece of legislation per semester in office.
  3. Shall attend all meetings of the Senate and assigned committee meetings.
  4. Shall be responsible for meeting with the Dean of their respective college at least once a semester of their term of office if they are a representative of a specific college.

 

All in all, Senators have the unique ability to serve as the link between the students and faculty, staff, and administration campus. They speak for the students they represent, and their voice has real impact on Austin Peay State University's campus. If you don't believe us, click here to see all that we've had a hand in since Fall 2008.