Together We Can Do Better
The 2020-2021 Annandale Student Government Association President is
We are excited to announce that applications for the 2020-2021 NOVA Annandale Student Government team are now available!
Completed applications are due February 28th, 2020 by 3:00 p.m. to the Office of Student Life, CF 232. Stop by the SGA office in CG 226-A or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Spring 2020 SGA Application" for any further questions.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is a permanent standing entity that acts as the liaison between the student body and the campus administration. Our mission is to promote awareness of campus issues, foster a sense of health and well-being, and recognize student excellence by maintaining an open dialogue between students, faculty, and administration. Our vision is to empower the NOVA student to make the most of their college experience. We serve as the bridge between the student body and the college administration. SGA represents the student body by advocating for student interests during meetings with faculty and staff, voting on funding requests from campus clubs, and attending national conferences. We identify the concerns of the student body by holding polls throughout the school year and hosting various events and meetings. Students are encouraged to share their insight and suggestions at our weekly Town Halls and they will be able to ask questions directly to faculty at the Open Forums held every semester.
Join us, and you can help make the campus a better place.
You are welcome to attend our Town Halls every Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Brault Building.
The Student Government Association at NOVA Annandale has been in continuous service for over 30 years. In the Spring of 2017 we became a Chartered SGA throughout all of the NOVA campuses and we now follow the SGA Chartered Constitution. We are the bridge between the student body and the college administration. In addition, we present student concerns and interests to the NOVA Annandale Campus Council and the Academic Senate.
The General Body is comprised of the Executive Board, the General Board and the NOVA Annandale Student Body. All NOVA students registered at Annandale are considered Annandale SGA active members who can attend Town Halls, vote and may apply for a senatorial position of they meet those requirements.
We have an annual budget which we distribute to recognized NOVA Annandale clubs. In order to receive funds through SGA, clubs must fill out the funding request form with all quotes attached. The paperwork is due Wednesday by 5:00 p.m. in order to be presented at the Town Hall that Friday. At least one club representative must attend the executive board meeting where their funding request will be screened. They will then present the funding request at the Town Hall, answer questions from the student body, and will have their request approved or denied. Request of funds under $500.00 will be voted on the day of the presentation. Yays from 51% of the students attending the Town Hall who are not memberts of the requesting club is required for approval. Request of funds over $500.00 will be voted on at the following Town Hall. If a request is denied, it may be revised and presented the following week. All finances are handled in accordance with the established policy and fiscal procedures in effect for NOVA
Every NOVA Annandale student is considered a voting member of SGA.
In order to join the Annandale SGA as a Senator, students must be enrolled in at least 3 credits at the NOVA Annandale Campus. In addition, Senators must maintain at least a 2.25 cumulative grade point average and must maintain this cumulative GPA for the duration of their term. Senators must not be serving disciplinary suspension, probation, or expulsion.
Senators are elected at large from the Annandale student body by an electronic ballot. Senator elections are held annually at the beginning of September. The students who receive the largest number of legal votes cast shall be declared the winners.
Senators not only improve their campus environment but themselves. No prior leadership experience is required -- only the right attitude. All Senators will grow as leaders, work on public speaking, and improve their teamwork skills. Senators will also enhance their technical skills depending on their committee. They are eligible for a number of opportunities including the annual Fall and Spring American Student Government Association Conference where SGA members from across the nation can network and collaborate as well as participate in leadership and professional development workshops.
When completing the online Senator application you will be asked to rank which committee you want to join--the Events Committee, Philanthropy Committee, or the Social Media Committee.
Here's a brief description of each Committee:
The Events Committee plans events such as Leadership Luncheon, Open Forum, and the End-of-Semester Banquet. This entails working with Student Life to reserve rooms, order catering, set up decorations, and plan activities.
The Philanthropy Committee schedules creative, large-scale fundraisers throughout the semester to raise at least $1,000.00 for the Visionary Scholarship. The Philanthropy Committee runs the Visionary Scholarship which includes promoting it, assembling a review board, reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and helping make a final decision. In addition, it coordinates the Great American Smokeout and other philanthropic tabling events.
Social Media Committee
The Social Media Committee creates flyers, pamphlets, posters, and TV slides; photographs all SGA events, SGA funded events, conferences, and projects. This committee maintains the SGA website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Canva, and Prezi. Senators will also create surveys, conduct them, and analyze the data.
Responsibilities of Senators
All SGA Senators will be a positive asset to the Senate by consistently attending weekly SGA general body Student Town Halls, volunteering for SGA events, and being active contributors to their committee. Senators are allowed to miss only four meetings and must consent to the release of their grade information to the Annandale Student Council Advisor.
The purpose of the Executive Board is to facilitate the coordination of all the duties and functions of the SGA. The elected officers of the Executive Board include the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, all of whom are voted in by the student body. The rest of the Executive Board, which is comprised of the chairs of the SGA's various committees, are appointed by the President.