The Student Government Association was established to provide leadership training in an environment which permits the exploration of a wide range of ideas. This avenue, through which student interests and needs may be expressed, provides students the opportunity to work with College administrative officers in matters affecting the welfare of the student body. The SGA works with all student organizations to maintain and improve the quality of student life on- and off-campus. In addition, the Livingston Campus has SGA positions available. Students are encouraged to participate in the campus-wide Student Forum held each Fall and Spring semester
Students filling the elected offices of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of the SGA are elected during the Spring term. Every student enrolled at Volunteer State is a non voting member-at-large but can freely choose to become an active voting member by being elected to an office. All registered full-time and part-time students of Volunteer State possessing a G.E.D. score of 45 or a cumulative high school or Collegiate G.P.A. of 2.5 are eligible to run for offices in the Legislative and Judicial Branches. Students desiring to run for the Office of President must have a cumulative Collegiate G.P.A. of 2.75 and those desiring to run for the offices of Vice President or Secretary must have a cumulative Collegiate G.P.A. of 2.75. Additional information may be obtained through the Office of Student Life or the Office of the SGA President.