The Student Government Association represents and promotes student interest in the decision-making process of Samford University by cultivating and maintaining leadership among students. The SGA also develops, coordinates, and executes activities and services for the benefit of the students.

The Student Government Association is organized into four branches that provide a wide range of opportunities for student involvement. Each one of the branches is presided over by a member of the Student Executive Board (SEB).

Governing Documents

All laws and resolutions of the undergraduate Student Government Association are codified and maintained by the Senate Code of Laws Committee. All legislative measures are published according to general topics by title and chapter in the Code of Laws and outlined in the Constitution.

Honor Code

The Honor Code is a document which outlines the conduct standards for all Samford University undergraduate students.  The Honor Code exists to provide policies and student-led procedures for upholding those standards. The Honor Code calls on Samford students to live lives that give honor to God and respect to others. This Honor Code furthers Samford’s mission to model ethical competency, foster academic achievement, and advance vocational potential, while encouraging social and civic responsibility and service to others.

Read the Full Honor Code

Elections

The 2021 Freshmen Elections will take place on Wednesday September 15th. The elected positions include Freshmen Class Senators as well as Class President, Vice President, and Treasurer. The applications for those positions will open on Monday August 30th and close on Friday September 3rd. Please contact sga@samford.edu with any questions.

Executive Branch

Student Executive Board

The Student Executive Board includes the SGA student body president, vice president for senate, vice president for events, press secretary, chief justice, chief of staff, treasurer, and chaplain. The director of student leadership & involvement advises SEB.

2021-2022 Executive Board

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Tyler Kendall
SGA President

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Cole Powers
Vice President for Senate

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Caroline Coleman
Vice President for Events

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Josh Chiodo
Chief Justice

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Andrew Clark
Chief of Staff

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Anna Legan West
Press Secretary

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Kali Berggren
Treasurer

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Charleston Jones
Chaplain

Multicultural Affairs Committee

The Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) is a committee within the office of the SGA President. The purpose of MAC is to make recommendations to the Student Executive Board to improve cultural awareness and support on-campus multicultural programming, as well as to ensure minority representation in the Student Government Association. Additionally, the committee serves as diversity peer educators in order to advance cultural competency and cross-cultural dialogue on campus. MAC works under the direction of the Director of MAC. Christa Chery currently serves as the Director of MAC. The Director of MAC also serves as an ex-officio member of the Student Executive Board. The administrative assistant for diversity and intercultural initiatives advises MAC.

MAC Application

Presidential Advisory Council

Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of student leaders from across campus. PAC members meet with the SGA president and chief of staff once a month to share news and information and to discuss ways to improve Samford’s campus. The coordinator of student leadership & involvement advises PAC.

Class Officers

Class Officers consist of a president, vice president, and treasurer elected to represent each class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). The president also serves as a voting member on Senate and the vice president represents his/her class on the Presidential Advisory Council. The coordinator of student leadership and involvement advises Class Officers.

Senior Class

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Alan Crisologo
President

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Song Bowers
Vice President

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Maggie Mitchell
Treasurer

Junior Class

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Andrew Mintz
President

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Darby Daniel
Vice President

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Riley Frasier
Treasurer

Sophomore Class

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Micaiah Collins
President

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Jada Hunter
Vice President

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William Spanier
Treasurer

Freshman Class Officer/Senator Application

Freshman Forum

Freshman Forum is an interactive, leadership seminar for first-year students at Samford. At the beginning of the fall semester, between 40 and 50 students are selected to participate in this leadership seminar. The Director of Freshman Forum oversees all operations of Freshman Forum as well as the 5 sophomore advisors. Members meet weekly during the fall and spring semesters. Callie Morrison currently serves as the Director of Freshman Forum. The coordinator of student leadership and involvement advises Freshman Forum.

Freshman Forum Application

Legislative Branch

Senate

Senate serves as the “voice” of Samford students, allocating funds to student organizations and initiating resolutions that seek to create positive change on campus. Senate roster, minutes, bills, resolutions, and undergraduate organization funding request forms are available under “forms and files”. The director of student leadership & involvement advises Senate.

Payton Ward

Peyton Ward
Secretary for Senate

Timothy Cleveland

Timothy Cleveland
Parliamentarian for Senate

Senate Committees

Senators are divided into committees based on areas of campus and are representative of all colleges within Samford. Visit Bulldog Central to file a Constituent Report Form on campus concerns or suggestions.

2021-2022 Senate Committee Chairs

Academic Affairs

Amelia Parks

Amelia Parks
Committee Chair

Andrew Mintz

Andrew Mintz
Committee Co-Chair

Lindsey Brewer

Lindsey Brewer
Committee Member

McKenna Wright

McKenna Wright
Committee Member

Campus Services

Alan Crisologo

Alan Crisologo
Committee Chair

David Blackburn

David Blackburn
Committee Co-chair

Bailey Baldwin

Bailey Baldwin
Committee Member

Lane Henderson

Lane Henderson
Committee Member

Leiden Rounds

Leiden Rounds
Committee Member

Evan Wagner

Evan Wagner
Committee Member

Bailey Rogers

Bailey Rogers
Committee Member

Jack Oliver

Jack Oliver
Committee Member

Code of Laws

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Jenna Powell
Committee Chair

Sarabeth Wagner

Sarabeth Wagner
Committee Co-chair

Anna Bigham

Anna Bigham
Committee Member

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Wyatt Davidson
Committee Member

Brian Bortz

Brian Bortz
Committee Member

Community Life

Dowen Fife

Dowen Fife
Committee Chair

Gracie Walker

Gracie Walker
Committee Co-chair

Hattie Baker

Hattie Baker
Committee Member

Natalie Budd

Natalie Budd
Committee Member

Garrison Brothers

Garrison Brothers
Committee Member

Diversity

Micaiah Collins

Micaiah Collins
Committee Chair

Jalen Williams

Jalen Williams
Committee Co-chair

Taylor Moore-Jones

Taylor Moore-Jones
Committee Member

Mary Parker

Mary Parker
Committee Member

Aaliyah Higginbotham

Aaliyah Higginbotham
Committee Member

Finance

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Ari Thomas
Committee Chair

Peyton Lankford

Peyton Lankford
Committee Co-chair

Benjamin Runyan

Benjamin Runyan
Committee Member

Cal Reebals

Cal Reebals
Committee Member

Trey Harris

Trey Harris
Committee Member

Gath Weatherford

Gath Weatherford
Committee Member

Brittney Adams

Brittney Adams
Committee Member

Student Life

Sam Patel

Sam Patel
Committee Chair

Reed Burton

Reed Burton
Committee Co-chair

Mary Andrew Riddle

Mary Andrew Riddle
Committee Member

Emma Cobb

Emma Cobb
Committee Member

James Jefferson

James Jefferson
Committee Member

Victor Roy

Victor Roy
Committee Member

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Adreanna Pulliam
Committee Member

Judicial Branch

Student Judiciary Council

Student Judiciary Council (SJC) hears and reviews student violations of Samford’s Honor Code. For additional information regarding values violations, please view the Student Handbook and the Honor Code. The director of student leadership and involvement advises SJC.

The Student Judiciary Council also reviews and resolves traffic appeals submitted by students. The assistant director of transportation services advises SJC on parking-related matters. For additional information regarding parking and parking appeals, please visit the transportation service webpage.

Appeal a Parking Violation

Activities Branch

Student Activities Council

Student Activities Council (SAC), a branch of Student Government Association (SGA), exists to plan and execute campus-wide events and traditions. Student Activities Council’s vision is to plan events that bring students together and help build community across campus.

Learn more