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Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association, typically referred to as the SGA, is made up of diverse student representation from the student body and two faculty representatives who are appointed annually. The Student Government Association is here to serve the students of Roadrunner Nation.

 

2021-2022 Cabinet Members

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Mackenzie Manley
President
sgapresident@daltonstate.edu

Kristina Almazan 
Vice President
kalmazan@daltonstate.edu

Kimberly Buckner
Secretary
kbuckner3@daltonstate.edu

Kennedy Morgan
Senator for the School of Education
kmorgan13@daltonstate.edu

Courtney Manzano
Senator for the Wright School of Business
cmanzano@daltonstate.edu

Blake Larmon
Senator  for the School of Arts and Sciences, Science
mlarmon2@daltonstate.edu

Clayton Waters
Senator for the School of Arts and Sciences, Art
cwaters6@daltonstate.edu

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Jennifer Soto
Senator for the School of Health Professions
jsoto@daltonstate.edu

Jennifer Granados
Senator of Student Life
jgranados2@daltonstate.edu

Rayna Wilson
Senator of Student Support Services
rwilson14@daltonstate.edu

Logan Pence
Senator of Health and Wellness
lpence@daltonstate.edu

Karen Martinez
Senator of Residential Life
kmartinez2@daltonstate.edu

Daniel Silverio
Senator of Hispanic and Latino Outreach
dsilverio@daltonstate.edu

Ana Rodriguez
Senator at Large
arodriguez19@daltonstate.edu

Alex Whaley
Senator at Large
gwhaley@daltonstate.edu

 

 

 

Student Fees

SGA Funding Policies

SGA Funding Allocation for FY22

Budget and Fee Committee Meeting Minutes

  1. Student Life Fees must be used in accordance with State, University System, and Dalton State policies.
  2. The function of the organization and/or department should be in accordance with the mission of Dalton State.
  3. The organization and/or department must provide programs or services that benefit the student body.
  4. Applicants should demonstrate campus/community involvement.
  5. Student organizations requesting funding must be registered with the Office of Student Life prior to their request.
  6. Student Life Fees must be used by organizations and/or departments to provide recreational, entertaining and/or culturally enriching programs or services which do not solely support academic programs.
  7. Student Life Fees may not fund scholarships, gifts, fundraising, or political parties.
  8. Organizations and/or departments may request a one-time allocation to be used for the sole purpose of purchasing items that would not be a part of on-going operations. These funds may not be used for anything other than what is approved. A Request for Funding Form must be submitted in a timely manner to access these funds. Funding is dependent upon availability of funds. Not all requests for money may be approved.
  9. The Student Life Budget and Fee Committee recommendations will be based on the following criteria:
    1. Attendance verification and participation at mandatory SGA meetings.
    2. Quality and completeness of the written proposal.
    3. How the fees will serve Dalton State students — In general, programs which serve larger numbers of students will receive stronger consideration than those which serve smaller numbers of students. Programs or activities which serve smaller numbers of students should provide exceptional advantages to the College; it is the responsibility of the proposer to make the case for why they should receive consideration.
    4. For organizations and/or departments who received Student Life Fees for the current year, the Budget Committee will look at how effectively the fees were spent to serve Dalton State students.
      1. How many students were served by programs and activities?
      2. What were the benefits of the programs and activities to students?
      3. How knowledgeable is the presenter about how funds were used?
      4. Were the funds used as they were approved by last year’s Student Life Budget and Fee Committee?

**More information on your tuition and student fees can be found here.

Documents & Forms

Constitution 

The SGA Constitution is a governing document explaining all of SGA's process and procedures. This document was last reviewed and revised in February 2020. You may review the document, here
 

Elected official expectations

SGA elected officials are expected to review, sign, and follow all expectations outlined, here.
 

Forms

Access the most frequently used forms for campus groups, here
 

Meeting Minutes

Below is an archive of all SGA meetings starting in Fall of 2012. SGA meets once per month August through April. 

Legislation Archives

Below is an archive of all SGA Legislation starting in Spring of 2022. Legislation is proposed and voted on by current SGA Representatives. 

2021-2022 Legislation

Bill 01: Reduction of Faculty and Staff Representatives
Bill 02: Article II Language Update
Bill 03: Creation of JEDI Senator Position

Hello! Thank you for wanting more information on the Request For Funding Process here at Dalton State College. Those eligible to request funding through this process include: Current RSO’s, RSO’s seeking recognition, any student, any employee or department hosting a student program.

  1. In order to submit the Request For Funding, please make sure you have all of the items taken care of prior:
    • For Current RSO’s: please make sure that you have attended 75% (6 out of 8) SGA Meetings of the previous year in order to be eligible.
    •  All other eligible parties: you may submit a Request For Funding at any point.
  2. Please use this form to submit the official request. If you have any questions during the process, please reach out to the Office of Student Life for further assistance - contact information is below.
  3. After submitting the request, you should receive an email from the Vice-President of SGA to present your Request for Funding at the Budget and Fee Committee meeting that occurs prior to the full SGA meeting, the last Friday of every month at 8:00 am. In addition, you will attend and present the request at the General SGA meeting at 10:00 AM. You will be responsible for presenting these items:
    • The amount requested
    • A breakdown of costs
    • The number of students attending
    • The benefit the targeted students will gain from your proposal
    • How it will help the students at Dalton State college
  4. After these steps have been completed, a decision will be made by the voting members of SGA. If your request has been approved, you can work with Student Life to process all purchases.

For reference, you can access the SGA Funding Policies (p. 13 - 18).

Request for Funding Application 

We are so glad you are interested in starting a new RSO! Below is an overview of the process.

To submit the RSO Request, please make sure you have all of the items completed:

  1. 10 or more currently enrolled student members that have agreed to join the club
  2. A faculty or staff member that has agreed to serve as an advisor to the group
  3. A constitution that states all required information.
    Need help writing a constitution? See the template here.
  4. Optional: Request for Funding 
    Funding eligibility is contingent on approval of New RSO Application. 

Once the above items are completed, please fill out New RSO Application. If you have any questions during the process, please reach out to the Office of Student Life - contact information is below. 

After submitting the application, you should receive an email from the Vice-President of SGA present your Request for Funding at the SGA Cabinet meeting that occurs prior to the full SGA meeting, the last Friday of every month at 8:00 am. In addition, you will attend and present the request at the General SGA meeting at 10:00 am. You will be responsible for presenting these items:

  1. RSO Application with the general purpose of the organization
  2. The benefit the targeted students will gain from your proposal
  3. How it will help the students at Dalton State College

Submit Your New RSO Application, Here.  

After these steps have been completed, a decision will be made by the voting members of SGA. If approved, the president and advisor will be required to complete online RSO training.

If approved, consider submitting a Request for Funding (p. 11) to secure an operating budget for your new RSO.

 

Contact Us

Location: Dean of Students Office, Pope Student Center 
Email: sgapresident@daltonstate.edu
Phone: 706.272.4428

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