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Who We Are

The student government association consists of both part time and full time student in the undergraduate and graduate levels at Sam Houston State University. Membership consists of up to 15 students from each academic college on campus. SGA consists of all types of students, including athletes, GreekLife members, veterans, honors students, and others. We are an organization of students by students and for students. We are your SGA!

What We Do

The purpose of the Student Government Association of Sam Houston State University is to serve as the official voice of the student body as its democratically elected representatives. We strive to promote the welfare of the student body, academic excellence, and civic engagement. We are an advocate for students, voicing their concerns and opinions to the Sam Houston State University Administration, the Texas State University System Board of Regents, and elected officials.

How to Join

Any student with 12 SHSU credit hours and at least a 2.0 GPA may run for office as a senator for their respective college. They may run in the general body election in the spring or may enter the senate at any time through a vote of the current senate. Any student with less than 12 SHSU credit hours may become a counselor in the SGA council. For more information on how to join, please stop by the SGA office in the LSC room 326.

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How to Join


Consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Chief of Staff elected by the student body. The Executive Board acts in capacity to streamline the business of the student senate, enforce any legislation produced by the student senate, and acts as the bridge between the student body as well as campus and State Administration.


Consists of Senators from each of the academic colleges and members of the SGA Council. Their role includes drafting legislation, facilitating talks with the student body, hosting events, and taking actions that benefit students within their constituencies.


Consists of the SGA Supreme Court and all lower courts to ensure the effectiveness of our governing documents.