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The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official elected body that represents all USC Upstate students. It is composed of executive officers and representatives of each school and campus organization. The SGA serves as a liaison of the student body with the faculty and administration and makes recommendations regarding policies and procedures that affect students.
New organizations seeking recognition must have their proposed application and constitution for charter reviewed by the SGA. In addition, budget requests from USC Upstate clubs require SGA consideration and recommendation. The SGA president is a member of important university committees and makes recommendations for appointments of students to several others.
Special Projects Funding
Special project funding is available for student organizations that need additional funds to travel or sponsor a special program that would require funding beyond their means. The organization submits a Special Project Funding Request form. This forms can be submitted throughout the year, but should be submitted in a timely manner. These applications will be reviewed seven times during the year. Organizations will need to plan ahead and submit these requests in time to be considered.
Complete the Special Projects Funding Application online.
Want to Get Involved?
Getting involved in SGA is as easy as showing up for a meeting. Any student can come to a meeting and voice their opinion and bring issues to the floor. If you want to actually serve on SGA, start by joining a student organization or talking to someone in your academic program. We have senators for each academic school and student organization.
Business: Craig Drayton and Anthony Williams
Criminal Justice, Sociology and Women's Studies: Jeanette Johnson
Education: Shanice Bennett and Megan Shields
Fine Arts and Communication Studies: Tirell Williams
Freshmen Senators: WIlliam Overstreet IV, Sydnie Sawyer and Alexandria Taylor
Greek Life: Shawntavia Hasty and Robert King
Housing: Michael Haithcock and Jada Williams
Interdisciplinary Studies: Tre Barber
Library Senator: Teona Grant
Minority Advancement: Khori Hunter
Natural Science and Engineering: Adrian Tolbert
Nonprofit Administration Studies: Jonathan Wiley
Nursing: Lesha Lacey and Ashley Petrina
Psychology: Nalysha Adams
Senators at Large: Christopher Kuss and Michael Mabane
Student Support Services: Cherie Murray
SGA Members: Kylin Hunter and Brenton Lewis
SGA PresidentAlexander Dukes
SGA Vice PresidentSandy Vang
SGA SecretaryBrittni Shannon
SGA TreasurerJaQuan Drayton
SGA Chief of StaffJonathan Wiley
SGA Freshman Class PresidentTia Greene
SGA ApplicationsExecutive Officer
Additional InformationConstitutionGoalsNew Business
Contact UsSGA Office800 University WayCampus Life Center, 236Spartanburg, SC 29303Phone: 864-503-5134
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?