Applications to join SGA are open!

You are able to apply for as many positions as you would like to in the application.

Below are the following SGA positions/boards available to apply for:

Auditing Board

Audit Board ensures SGA is good steward of student dollars. Student organizations can utilize SGA grant funding to provide students and the Butler community with community enhancing events and opportunities. The Audit Board works with organizations after approval to ensure accountability.

Responsibilities:
– Actively participate in board discussions
– Provide financial education for the student organizations that have received grants
– Hold grant recipients accountable through a strict audit process
– Exemplify the values the SGA and the auditing board, including trustworthiness, thoroughness, reliability, and being ethical in all situations

If you have any questions reach out to VP of Finance, Laura Burnham, at sgavpfinance@butler.edu

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Board

DEI Board Mission Statement:

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board (DEIB) on Butler University’s Student Government Association aims to educate students and to continue a larger dialogue about social justice that not only includes, but rather is guided by and follows the lead of the voices of marginalized peoples. DEIB seeks to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment on Butler’s campus by adopting an intersectional approach and fostering a culture that promotes acceptance and understanding of all people. We do so by programming events and activities, hosting trainings, and taking on initiatives that are centered around our vision for a better, more equitable future for all Butler students. Composed of student leaders, DEIB is a non-hierarchical board that is broken down into three areas of focus: Education and Advocacy, Gender and Sexuality, and Race, Ethnicity & Spirituality.

DEIB Associate Member requirements:
– Attend general board meetings as scheduled
– Attend associate member check-in meetings after scheduled general board meetings
– Attend Mandatory monthly Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board trainings
– Attend at least 1 event hosted by each committee they are currently not serving on
– Meet with Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the end of each semester
– Participate in internal education program

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Roua Daas, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at rdaas@butler.edu

Student Senate

The Student Senate allows for a greater representation of the Butler University student body, as it creates more opportunities for higher engagement and involvement of student leaders, while also serving as an avenue for students to voice campus questions, concerns, and ideas. Senators are responsible for organizing and planning various outreach events on campus to promote unity and bonding within the members of the constituency.

40 Senators comprise SGA’s student senate: 2 senators from each academic college, 2 senators from each residential area, and 2 senators from each class year. In result, every single Butler student is represented in three unique ways.

Responsibilities of SGA Student Senate include:
– Serve as an advocate and representative for their respective constituency
– Gather and share feedback, thoughts, and concerns from student body at Student Senate meetings
– Act as an ambassador for the Student Government Association
– Review and provide approval for SGA budget
– Work on behalf of students by writing legislation, meeting with faculty and university administrators, and developing student initiatives and projects
– Serve on internal Student Senate committees and commissions

Timeline for SGA Senate election:
Application for Student Senate closes: September 6th at 11:45PM EST
Candidate Meeting: September 10th at 7:30PM
Campaigning begins: September 11th at 8AM
Elections: September 15th from 8AM to 8PM
Voting results released over SGA social media
First Senate Meeting: September 16th, 6:30PM in Irvington House Community Room

If you have any questions, please contact Speaker of the Senate Will Gigerich at sgasenatespeaker@butler.edu

Associate Justice

Responsibilities of an Associate Justice:
– Attend all meetings of the Supreme Court as determined by the Chief Justice
– Provide oversight of the entire Student Government Association
– Vote on all matters seen by the Supreme Court
– Complete any other duties as assigned by the Chief Justice

Note: This position includes a stipend

Please reach out to Chief Justice Alex Spanenberg (sgachiefjustice@butler.edu) if you have any questions.

Court Clerk

Duties of the Court Clerk:
– Record meeting minutes during meetings of the Supreme Court
– Maintain SGA archives for smooth continuity of SGA leadership changes
– Complete any other tasks assigned by the Chief Justice

Note: This position includes a stipend

Please reach out to Chief Justice Alex Spanenberg (sgachiefjustice@butler.edu) if you have any questions.