Student Government Association
Who We Are:
We, the Student Government Association of Point Park University, are created from the ranks of the student body of Point Park University to serve as a voice for the students and a communicator with the administration.
We are comprised of two entities: The Executive Cabinet and the Legislative Body. The Executive Cabinet consists of six members with the President and Vice President being elected by the student body, and the Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Communication Director, and Parliamentarian each being appointed by the SGA President. This Cabinet oversees daily operations, and faithfully executes the terms of the Constitution and Bylaws. The Legislative Body is comprised of students elected to serve by their respective schools/constituencies whose duties are outlined in the Constitution and By-Laws.
Each member of the Executive Cabinet, other than the President and Vice President, also chair their own committee made up of members of the Legislative Body.
Recommend the approval of new clubs at Legislative Body meetings after meeting with club leaders and revise the SGA Constitution and By-Laws.
Allocate funds for use by clubs as well as SGA’s internal budget.
Student Concerns Committee
Recording Secretary, chair
Collect individual student concerns and address them with the administration of Point Park University.
Communications Director, chair
Keep in contact with the student body through social media and other methods to ensure students are kept up to date on SGA matters and events.
Together, SGA acts as an organizational resource for students and clubs by ensuring our rights and privileges within the academic community.
Where to Find Us:
Student Government Association office: 717 Student Center
Legislative Body Meetings: Check the weekly Social Scoop email to learn that week’s location. Meetings are held every Monday at 3:15 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters; no meetings during breaks.
Each member of the Student Government Association serves specified times they dedicate to working on SGA related matters. The list of hours when representatives are available and where you can find or contact them are listed outside of the SGA office in the Student Center.
How to Contact Us:
Frequently Asked Questions:
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body of Point Park. Senators are elected by students to represent each of the five schools within our university. New senators are elected toward the end of the spring semester. A freshmen election is also held during the beginning of the fall semester. SGA’s main responsibilities are club funding, student concerns, and representing the voice of the students.
SGA is the student-run governing body.
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the official programming organization of SAIL and provides students with activities on and off campus.
SAIL is the university's Office of Student Activities Involvement and Leadership. SAIL oversees and provides support to student organizations, including SGA and CAB.
Email SGA at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our socials (@SGA_PPU on Instagram and Twitter and Student Government Association of Point Park University on Facebook). We also host forums and town hall meetings each semester. Students may also attend the Legislative Body meetings to personally speak to SGA.
The SGA office is on the 7th floor of the Student Center to the left when you exit the elevators in room 717. It is just past the bathrooms.
SGA Legislative Body meetings are every Monday at 3:15 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters, except during breaks. All students are encouraged to attend. The location of these meetings tend to change between multiple venues due to scheduling conflicts with other events, so make sure to check SGA’s social media or the weekly Social Scoop emails sent to your Point Park University email address for location information.
SGA holds elections for freshmen at the beginning of the fall semester and elections for all non-graduating students near the end of the spring semester. Students will be emailed before each election with details on how to run for an SGA position. If there are openings in SGA, the SGA President is able to appoint members of the student body to these positions. Please contact the SGA President if you are interested in joining before the next election!
Frequently Received Student Concerns:
Beginning with the fall 2023 semester, U-Pass is coming! Point Park University has partnered with Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) to provide fare-free rides to all full-time undergraduate students in on-ground programs.
For more information on the U-Pass Program, visit the Commuter Resources Transportation and Parking page.
SGA is in regular communication with CulinArt regarding concerns in the Lawrence Hall Dining Hall and Point Cafe. Email email@example.com or reach out to a member of SGA if you have any suggestions or feel as if your concerns are not being addressed with Culinart.
The amount you pay in tuition is based on your personalized financial aid package. Tuition increases each year due to increases in necessary costs including, but not limited to: building maintenance, water, electricity, etc.
Lawrence Hall was built in 1928 and to add a cooling system to the building would put the building in structural danger. For the same reason, air conditioning units cannot be placed in every room as the electrical system cannot handle the amount of electricity required to power each unit.