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.


Mackenzie Manley
[email protected]

Micah Manley
Vice President of the Senate
[email protected]

Jerron Phifer
Vice President of the House
[email protected]

Alex Smith
Executive Assistant
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Austin Reeves Jr.
Senator for the Wright School of Business
[email protected]

Senator  for the School of Arts and Sciences, Science

Alexander Courtney
Senator for the School of Arts and Sciences, Art
[email protected]

Senator for the School of Health Professions

Cameron West
Senator for Dean of Students
[email protected]

Yuliana Morales
Senator of Enrollment Management
[email protected]

Grant Childs
Senator of Residential Life
[email protected]

Autumn Christian
Senator of Education
[email protected]

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 and Forms


The SGA Constitution is a governing document explaining all of SGA’s processes and procedures. This document was last reviewed and revised in February 2023. You may review the document, here.

Elected official expectations

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


Access the most frequently used forms for campus groups, here.
The 2023 SGA Election Candidacy Guide and Declaration of Candidacy links are below:

Candidacy Guide (Executive Officers and Senators)

Declaration of Candidacy

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 the 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

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