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Student Government Association

SGA's Purpose

The ETBU Student Government Association works to protect student rights, voice opinions, and promote the general welfare of the University.
To express your ideas and concerns, you can:

  • talk to an SGA Officer or Senator
  • attend an SGA meeting
  • send an email or letter
  • stop by the SGA office

SGA meets on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Edwards Governance Room of the Ornelas Student Center. All students are invited to attend the meetings.

2022-2023 SGA Officers:

  • President - Rachel Jones
  • Vice President - vacant
  • Treasurer - Randal Lemmon
  • Secretary - Paris Davis
SGA Updates

SGA is constantly working to address student concerns and improve ETBU.  Below are some projects and proposals that SGA has undertaken.

Funding of Campus Activities

Each academic year, SGA provides funds for student organizations and events. In recent years the following organizations and events were funded by the SGA:

  • AMA - Campus Interest Meeting and Pizza Party
  • UA - Super Bowl Party
  • Student Foundation - Connexus
  • Chem Club - Halloween Chemistry Fair
  • Centennial Hall - ETBU Color
  • Mabee Hall - The Christmas Party
  • .COM - Black History Month Events
  • Linebery Hall - Java Jam
  • Ornelas Hall - Laser Tag

Laundry Initiative

SGA surveyed students and researched laundry options. As a result of their work, a new vendor, Mac-Gray Corporation. New machines were installed with unlimited use for residents. Residents activate the machines with their student IDs. Additionally, with the LaundryView system, students are able to receive alerts when clothes are ready and also check machine availability. 

Security Initiative

SGA proposed the installation of additional security cameras on campus. As a result of their work, additional cameras were installed in the residence halls.

Parking Initiative

Several years ago SGA proposed a change to the parking policies. The proposal was submitted to the University Administrative Cabinet and approved. As a result, students are now allowed to park in faculty and commuter spots between 5pm-7am.

Curfew Initiative

During the spring 2011 semester, SGA proposed the elimination of curfew for freshmen. The proposal was submitted to the University Administrative Cabinet and approved.

Dancing Initiative

During the fall 2009 semester, SGA submitted a proposal requesting that the Fall Formal and a Spring Fling dance be allowed to be held on the ETBU campus. The proposal was approved, and the first on-campus Spring Fling was held on March 6, 2010. This event was hosted by SAB (Student Activities Board). As a result of SGA's work, the University now authorizes two campus dances each year through the Office of Student Engagement. Dance performances by other University-sanctioned groups are coordinated by various University departments.

Contact Information

SGA ETBU Box #3094
SGA Office: First Floor of the Ornelas Student Center

Name/Title Division Phone
Holly Edwards
Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement
Dean of Students
Student Engagement 903-923-2364 Send Message View Bio