“Students can serve SGA in many ways,” SGA leaders said in an email statement. “Each student at ABAC has unique perspectives and ideas regarding the issues we face; the SGA can only address all these issues with your help.”
The letter was signed by President Melissa Escobar, Vice President Jaquez West, Attorney General Pedro Escobar and Executive Secretary Jamal H. Hunter.
The SGA has 16 senators who represent the different schools, undecided students and the student body at large. The Stafford School of Business, School of Science and Mathematics, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and School of Human Sciences each have two representatives on the SGA.
Three senators represent that entire student body and one represents undeclared students.
Students with a grade point average of 2.25 or higher may run for office to represent their school or the students at large. Only an undecided major may run to represent undecided students, but the at-large senators may be students from any school.
“Each elected senator is responsible for forming a relationship with the dean and department heads of the school they represent, as well as the students of their school,” the SGA letter said. “This relationship allows the senator to better represent their schools and its needs.”
The SGA officials say the senators are the backbone of the SGA. “SGA’s primary mission is to maintain a cohesive relationship between ABAC’s professional staff and the student body,” they wrote.
The SGA also hosts a number of events during the year.
To apply to become a senator, download an application from the ABAC website under the SGA elections section. More information can be found at the SGA offices on the first floor of Branch Student Center.