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Student Government Association

The Saint Louis University Student Government Association is a resource and a voice for all SLU students.

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SGA charters student organizations on campus and allocates funds through the Annual Funding Process. We represent student interests and concerns through weekly senate meetings and a variety of student-led committees.

SGA is here to bridge the gap between students, faculty, staff and administration.

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Our Mission

We, the associated students of Saint Louis University, in order to establish a representative student government, to provide an open forum for dialogue and a voice for student opinions concerning the affairs of the University; to involve students in a productive partnership of shared governance with the faculty, staff and administration of the University; to promote the welfare and unity of the greater student community; to uphold the ideals and values of the Jesuit Catholic tradition, especially the ideal of “Men and Women for Others;” do hereby ordain and establish this constitution for the service of the student body ad majorem Dei gloriam.

Organizational Structure

Executive Board

The executive board consists of the:

  • President
  • Vice president of academic affairs
  • Vice president for student organizations
  • Vice president of finance
  • Vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Vice president of communications and internal affairs
  • Vice president of international affairs.

Students select these representatives through a campuswide election that takes place on the last Monday of February.

See Contact Information and Office Hours for the 2023-24 SGA Executive Board


The SLU student body selects the Senate through a campus vote, which takes place on the last Monday of February. The Senate is a legislative body composed of representatives from all of SLU’s schools and colleges, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Commuter Students, Transfer Students, the Black Student Alliance, First-Year Students and International Students.

See the Current SGA Senators


Committee chairs and executive staff make up the SGA Cabinet. SGA's Cabinet collaborates with leaders from across the University to implement changes that benefit students. The cabinet consists of the:

  • Chief of staff
  • Legislative advisor
  • 15 committee chairs

Committee representatives are members of the association who are actively involved in our many committees. Committee representatives hold voting rights within their respective committees but do not vote on legislation during Senate meetings. The Committee for Internal Affairs manages an interview process to select committee members.

Visit the Committees Page

Each quarter, SGA's executive branch provides the student body with a report that details its work over the last few months. More information about any of these topics can be provided to interested students via the emails referenced in the reports or by contacting

Faculty Excellence Awards

The Faculty Excellence Award is one of the highest honors offered by the University. It recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in their dedication and service to the SLU community, especially in their outstanding performance as an educator inside and outside of the classroom. The Student Government Association's Academic Affairs Committee selects the recipients from nominations submitted by students. 

2024 Recipients

  • Avery Levinger, School of Medicine Office of Curricular Affairs: The Fr. James Veltrie, S.J. Cura Personalis Faculty Excellence Award
  • Megan Wanzo, D.Bioethics, M.S., HEC-C, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics: The Excellence in Diversity and Social Justice Faculty Excellence Award
  • Overall Faculty Excellence Awards

    • Kate Holdener, Ph.D., School of Science and Engineering
    • Cristina McGroarty, M.S.N., RN, Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing
    • Rodney Mosquito, Ph.D., MBA, College of Arts and Sciences
    • Matthew Baugh, S.J., College of Arts and Sciences, Catholic Studies
    • Jeannine M. Butler, Ed.D., School of Education
    • Mary Maxfield, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences
    • Rudy Pett, Ph.D., Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business
    • Shannon Cooper-Sadlo, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW, School of Social Work