What does it take to be in SG? – UNIVERSITY PRESS

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The UP has broken down the requirements for being part of student government versus what SG members receive as a reward.

Student government logo. Photo courtesy of SG.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be part of student government at FAU? The UP has compiled a list of requirements to be in SG and the benefits members receive.

Terms

Student Body President:
– Must be enrolled full-time at FAU (12 or more credits for undergraduates, six or more credits for graduates)
– Must have a 2.7 GPA as an undergraduate or a 3.25 GPA as a graduate to be in good academic standing
– Must be in pursuit of a degree
– Must have at least 30 completed undergraduate credits or at least nine graduate credits
– Must not be on school or student probation

Student Body Vice President:
– Must be enrolled full-time at FAU (12 or more credits for undergraduates, six or more credits for graduates)
– Must have a 2.7 GPA as an undergraduate or a 3.25 GPA as a graduate to be in good academic standing
– Must be in pursuit of a degree
– Must have at least 30 completed undergraduate credits or at least nine graduate credits
– Must not be on school or student probation

Campus Governor:
– Must take 50% of their courses at the specified campus
– Must be enrolled full-time at FAU (12 or more credits for undergraduates, six or more credits for graduates)
– Must have a 2.7 GPA as an undergraduate or a 3.25 GPA as a graduate to be in good academic standing
– Must be in pursuit of a degree
– Must have at least 30 completed undergraduate credits or at least nine graduate credits
– Must not be on school or student probation

Awards

Student Body President:
– Paid $13 per hour for 20 hours per week
– Parking space
– Member of the Board of Directors
– Is the student representative on university committees such as the Technical Fees Committee, Student Media Advisory Committee, Policy Review Committee, and Council of Alumni Committee
– Is the voice of students in hiring committees for the selection of faculty and staff
– Has final signing authority on all laws of the House and Senate
– Hires a firm to help execute the objectives of the platform
– Represents the FAU to State officials at the FAU Day and Gathering in Tally
– Has a budget of $49,000 to carry out on-campus projects and initiatives
– Eligible for tuition and/or fee reimbursement/waiver up to a maximum of 30 in-state undergraduate credit hours and up to 27 in-state graduate credit hours the state

Vice President:
– Paid $13 per hour for 20 hours per week
– Parking space
– Acts as President of the Senate
– Serves as head of UBAC, allocating $9.6 million in student funding
– Represents the FAU to State officials at the FAU Day and Gathering in Tally
– Has a budget of $15,000 to carry out on-campus projects and initiatives
– Eligible for tuition and/or fee reimbursement/waiver up to a maximum of 30 in-state undergraduate credit hours and up to 27 in-state graduate credit hours the state

Campus Governor:
– Paid $12.00 per hour for 20 hours per week
– Parking space
– Hires a firm to help execute the objectives of the platform
– Hired Program Directors for the Program Board, Multicultural Programming Board, SAVI, COSO, Night Owls and Pep Talk
– Appoints students to various committees such as the Student Union and Campus Rec.
– Has a budget of $20,000 to carry out on-campus projects and initiatives

Lily MacDonald, Student Body Vice President. Photo by Eston Parker III.

“I’m not in student government for the free tuition or the parking spot. It’s definitely an advantage, but if that thing was taken away from me, I’d still be running. I will always be as passionate as I am because I think it’s really cool that you can make a difference,” said current Student Body Vice President Lily MacDonald.

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