Student Government Association
The Student Government Association has four branches: Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, Judicial Board and the Residential College Association. Through these components of the Student Government Association, we can make Murray State University a great experience during our time here.Click the arrow for more information
Residential College Association Operating Principles (Coming Soon!)
History of SGA
“The Student Organization was first organized in 1936, and on May 11 of that year, the first Constitution for the Organization was written and ratified. The purpose of the Student Organization was to promote character and initiative through the responsibilities of effective organization and a featured purpose of the Organization was to expand and promote interest in student affairs, to provide the means for the clear expression of student opinion and its presentation to the administration when advisable, to unify and systematize campus activities, to increase and clearly define student responsibilities, and to foster in every manner possible student character and initiative.
Dr. Forrest Pogue, a former student and then a professor at Murray State and a distinguished historian, was helpful in writing or formulating the original Constitution.
Because of the outstanding efforts of students and faculty advisors, the 1937 Shield was dedicated to the Student Organization. In later years, the students changed the name to the Student Government. In 1968, the Constitution was rewritten and continues to serve as it has through the years as the effective voice of the students working in harmony with the administration and acting as coordinator of student- campus activities.
In the 60’s, the Student Class Assembly consisting of the individual class officers, was made a facet of the Student Organization or the Student Government.
The Student Council is composed of the class representatives in addition to the President, the Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
Also, in 1966, a Judicial Board was formulated and approved by the Board of Regents and by the student body.”
Woods, R. H. (1973). Murray State University: Fifty Years of Progress. Retrieved from http://lib.murraystate.edu/pdf/woods_history.pdf
Interested in getting involved in SGA? Apply for a Senate Chair, Judicial Board, CAB, and vacant Senate positions today! Applications available in the Center for Student Involvement or by visiting the Applications page!
- Pet Therapy | Wednesday, February 8 | Curris Center | Noon
- Olympian Anthony Ervin Lecture | Wednesday, January 18 | Curris Center Ball Room | 7 PM
- Rally for Higher Education | Monday, February 13 | KY Capitol Rotunda | 1 PM - 3 PM EST
- Stuff-a-Bear | Tuesday, February 14 | Curris Center Rocking Chair Lounge | 10:30 AM
Letter from the SGA President
My name is Clinton Combs, and I am proud to serve as the 66th President of the Murray State University Student Government Association. With nearly 11,000 students spread across 4 campuses, I am excited to represent your voice as President and Student Regent.
There are fewer organizations on campus as historic and student-focused than the Student Government Association. Since 1936, the SGA has been representing the students’ voice on campus. Over the years the roles and responsibilities have grown, from acquiring the student regent position to developing the Judicial Board, but the focus has always been same, the student. It is my goal and desire to continue this tradition of student-focused representation at all levels of the university.
I am honored and humbled to be elected to this position, and I have not forgotten the students that entrusted me to serve. As such, my door, phone, and email is always open to hear student issues and suggestions. You can reach me at (270) 809.6883, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the Center for Student Involvement located on the first floor of the Curris Center.
In summation, I am incredibly excited to serve you this year. The Student Government Association is only as strong as the students that support it. I ask that you get involved, voice your opinions, take ownership of our campus, and continue to support our Racers!