SGA opens up elections for 2021


SGA president Juwan Smith speaking at the forum. (2019) Photo by Jason Chapman.

Kevin Davoud, Correspondent

This week marks the beginning of the election cycle for the Student Government Association (SGA) at Georgia Southern.

SGA serves the entire student body at GS, including the Armstrong and Liberty campuses.

“You don’t have to just be interested in politics to be in Student Government,” said David Eller, the student services coordinator for SGA, “Just have a passion for giving back to those around you. SGA is a great organization to prepare students for whatever career they choose after graduation.”

Students who participate in SGA make connections GS administration and are given ample opportunities to gain skills with real-world application like public speaking, legislative writing, budgeting, event planning and group interactions, and they will advocate on behalf of the student body in all aspects of student life—whether that be any concerns or experiences they have had, good or bad, Eller said.

“[SGA is] like the middleman between the administration and student body here at Georgia Southern,” said Eller.

Students will have until March 12, to pledge their intent to run for office and will be allowed to campaign from March 29, until April 7. Students will have the opportunity to vote from April 5-7.