About Student Government
The members of the Student Government Association are dedicated to: staying aware of the general welfare of the student body; serving as a channel of communication between the student body, faculty and administration; establishing and executing programs and projects beneficial to the student body, and promoting and improving relations between the local community and the student body.
SGA Executive Officers
Every spring semester the student body elects three Executive Officers. Each Executive Officer is over a branch of the Student Government Association (SGA). The President oversees the Executive Branch, the Vice President oversees the Legislative Branch, and the Chief Justice oversees the Judicial Branch. The 2023-2024 SGA Executive Officers are:
President - Lacey Johnson
Lacey Johnson, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with a Minor Business Administration at Southeastern Louisiana University.
She has served as SGA Freshman Senator and the SGA Chief of Staff. Through her roles in SGA, she has served on the Homecoming Committee, Auxiliary Service Board, Student Technology Fee Committee, the Big Event Committee, the Bonfire Committee, and Swipe Out Hunger. She has also served in multiple other organizations including Campus Activities Board, being a 2022 Orientation Leader as well as being in the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma. All of these organizations have given Lacey the skills needed to be a great President and have all helped her to learn what it means to be a follower and a leader.
Lacey was also awarded the Freshman of the Year award at the Division of Student Affairs Convocation in 2022.
I plan to leave NO Lion behind! As my platform says let’s R.A.C.E. With Lace. l want to provide more Resource awareness, Advocate for the student body, Create a safe place and Empower the students. As president one of my main goals is to create events that every student can enjoy. I believe in promoting a diverse environment so that all thoughts and beliefs can be voiced. I strive to not only make campus resources available and known, but also make them more accessible to students. I believe in making scholarships and organization grants more known to students. Above all, my goal is to empower students so that we all have the necessary willpower to succeed.
Vice President - Matt Matthews
I am passionate about improving the lives of students here on campus. My main goals are to address the hardships students face and continue my work advocating for the student body. Everyone on this campus deserves to have their voice heard and their needs met.
Chief Justice - Aaliyah Muhammad
Aaliyah Muhammad, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Criminal Justice at Southeastern Louisiana University. She currently serces as the Chief Justice for the Student Government Association.
Since her time at SLU, Aaliyah has been heavily involved in organizations and departments such as the Student Government Association, Pre-Law Student Association, and University Housing as a Resident Assistant.
Aaliyah received the Judicial Branch Member of The Year award in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 SGA. I would be a great choice for Chief Justice, because I am very knowledgeable about what it takes to fulfill this position and I have a drive to finally bring about bold new changes on campus.
I am vying to be your Student Government Association Chief Justice, with a mission to be B.O.L.D! This means that I will BRING about new initiatives to better the lives for everyone on campus. I will provide ORIGINAL solutions to campus issues. I will LISTEN to and support the needs of students on campus. Lastly, I will be DETERMINED to promote the spread of diversity and inclusion on campus. Lions be BOLD and work with me to bring new changes to campus life!
SGA Advisory Team
With the assistance of the Student Government Association Graduate Assistant, the Coordinator for Student Government Association provides guidance to the officers and members of SGA to aid them in their growth as student servant-leaders.
Student Government Association Advisor- Dr. Taneshia Drake, Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Dr. Taneshia Drake oversees the Student Government Association, ExCEL Fellows Program, as well as Student Leadership Development.
Student Government Association Graduate Assistant - Khamri Alexander
Khamri Alexander received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with minors in Communication, Political Science, and Sociology in 2023. She is currently enrolled in the Strategic Communication Masters Program.
Student Government Association Resources and Programs
In the Office for Student Engagement, Student Union Room 2307, SGA offers free Scantrons, BlueBooks, Pens, Pencils, and fax use.
Every year the SGA Senate allocates money to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Study Abroad Program. Along with the Study Abroad Scholarships, SGA also offers an endowed scholarship in every academic college.
Students can apply for grants each year to help assist in funding for educational conferences and conventions.
Departments can apply for grants each academic year to assist in funding for educational projects, programs, or events that will enhance the image of the university or benefit the student body.
The Student Government Association awards Organizational Grants to provide opportunities for Southeastern recognized student organizations and Fraternity and Sorority Life Organizations to host educational events on campus. Organizational Grants may be awarded up to $500.
*Any questions regarding any of the grants can be addressed on our grant page, check it out here!
The Student Government Association provides funds for campus beautification and renovation projects to better our campus community. If you have an idea for a project to improve Southeastern's campus, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Programs and Events
The Student Government Association sponsors programs and events such as Homecoming, The Big Event, voter registration events, speakers, athletic partnerships, and many other campus events.