SGA Class representative application


WHat is sga?

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the elected voice of the student body at Indiana Wesleyan University.

As the oldest student organization on campus, we boast multiple alumni who went on to serve as the President of IWU. Over the last eighty years, SGA has built a rich history of tradition and community with a commitment to serving the students of our university.

We invite you to become a part of our historic team of student leaders. 

what is a class representative?

Class Representatives will serve as the elected student leaders of their respective graduating classes to the IWU community.

The responsibilities of Class Representatives must include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitating pride and fostering unity within their class.

  • Hearing, understanding, and articulating the thoughts, questions, and opinions of their constituents on issues which concern their class.

  • Establishing authentic relationships with their constituents.

  • Attending all SGA-related meetings and events at which their presence is requested.

    • Class Representatives are granted three unexcused absences for the duration of their term.

  • Participating in all SGA-related meetings and events at which they are present.

  • Holding one SGA-sponsored event for their class per semester by collaborating with the Residential Learning Associate Director for their class.

  • Remaining visible and accessible to their constituents.

  • Relaying information to their constituents in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Maintaining a Christ-like attitude and lifestyle for the duration of their term.

  • Planning, compiling, and organizing an SGA Handbook for their position.

  • Class Representatives must submit their SGA Handbooks on the last Tuesday of the month during the Fall & Spring Legislative Sessions to be reviewed by the Secretary.

    • The Secretary may refer unsatisfactory SGA Handbooks to the EVP for further review.

    • The EVP will then meet with the Speaker and the Class Representative in question to determine the appropriate course of action.

    • If a Class Representative’s SGA Handbook is referred to the EVP on two occasions within their term, then the Class Representative in question will meet with the EVP, President, and SGA Administrative Adviser to determine the appropriate course of action.

  • Completing approximately three to five hours of work per week, unless the President designates otherwise.

    • The stipend of Class Representatives must never exceed $500.

Why should you run?

SGA is the venue for change on campus. If you have a passion for serving others, then SGA is for you. If you want an opportunity to expand your leadership experience, then fill out the application to declare your candidacy to your classmates today!

are there any requirements?

Students must meet the following requirements to run for Class Representative:

  • Must be a student of the IWU-Marion Campus.

  • Must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Must pledge to fulfill their term of office.

  • Must meet IWU Student Leadership Standards.

  • Must be a member of the graduating class which they intend to represent.

    • One Class Representative must be elected for each of the following groups:

      • Freshman Class

      • Sophomore Class

      • Junior Class

      • Senior Class