Our Mission & PUrpose

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Student Government Association is dedicated to making positive change and promoting an environment of open discourse and academic excellence. Our job is to advocate on behalf of all students and proactively represent the student voice to administration and staff. We strive to improve every aspect of your college experience, we are always looking for student input and opinions.

The Student Government Association consists of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch. Positions are filled by current students and we hold Spring and Fall elections each year. Executive power is granted to the Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, and their Executive Cabinet. The Executive Branch advocates through action such as hosting events and leading initiatives. Legislative authority rests with the Student Senate, a 52-member body that adopts formal stances on issues of concern and promotes the general welfare of the student body.

SGA encourages all UNCG students to attend senate meetings every Tuesday at 7pm and follow us on Instagram @uncg.sga to stay up to date with all things SGA.

SGA Governing Documents

The Student Government Association is guided by a set of governing documents, the SGA Constitution and SGA Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These documents are used to outline the roles, responsibilities, and procedures that are to be followed by the members of SGA. Changes to these documents may require approval from the SGA Senate or the UNCG Student Body depending on the requested change and the respective document. Questions about these documents can be directed to the SGA Attorney General.

SGA History

The Student Government Association was founded at UNCG in 1914 as a student-run organization that serves as the official voice of the study body. Members of the SGA strive to better the student experience at UNCG by functioning as a governing body and advocacy group through involvement in policy-making, adjudication, programming, lobbying, community services, and countless other activities in collaboration with UNCG administrators.

Past SGA Presidents

1914-1915 Gladys Avery
1915-1916 Rosa Blakeney
1916-1917 Ruth Kernodle
1917-1918 Lucile Reams
1918-1919 Adelaide Van Noppen
1919-1920 Lois Wilson
1920-1921 Lena Kernodle
1921-1922 Marie Bonitz
1922-1923 Virginia Terrell
1923-1924 Loula Woody
1924-1925 Rosalynd Nix
1925-1926 Katherine Sherrill
1926-1927 Josephine Hege
1927-1928 Ernestine Welton
1928-1929 Ruth Clinard
1929-1930 Betty Sloan
1930-1931 Mary Jane Wharton
1931-1932 Pansy McConnell
1932-1933 Mildred Brunt
1933-1934 Margaret Plonk
1914-1915 Gladys Avery
1915-1916 Rosa Blakeney
1916-1917 Ruth Kernodle
1917-1918 Lucile Reams
1918-1919 Adelaide Van Noppen
1919-1920 Lois Wilson
1920-1921 Lena Kernodle
1921-1922 Marie Bonitz
1922-1923 Virginia Terrell
1923-1924 Loula Woody
1924-1925 Rosalynd Nix
1925-1926 Katherine Sherrill
1926-1927 Josephine Hege
1927-1928 Ernestine Welton
1928-1929 Ruth Clinard
1929-1930 Betty Sloan
1930-1931 Mary Jane Wharton
1931-1932 Pansy McConnell
1932-1933 Mildred Brunt
1933-1934 Margaret Plonk
1934-1935 Helen Dugan

1935-1936 Mary Louise
1936-1937 Shepherd Justine
1937-1938 Ullrich Lucy
1938-1939 Spinks Emily Harris
1939-1940 Ruth Gillmore
1940-1941 Elizabeth Patten
1941-1942 Mary Eppes
1942-1943 Mary Jo Rendleman
1943-1944 Nancy Kirby
1944-1945 Mary Wood Hewitt
1945-1946 Sarah Moss
1946-1947 Elizabeth Brittain
1947-1948 Betsy Bulluck
1948-1949 Martha Fowler
1949-1950 Nancy Porter
1950-1951 Nancy Blanton
1951-1952 June Rainey
1952-1953 Trilby Boerner
1953-1954 Emily Butner
1954-1955 Diana Chatham

1955-1956 Martha Fulcher
1956-1957 Sadye Dunn
1957-1958 Katherine White
1958-1959 Peggy Ann Duncan
1959-1960 Sally Haney
1960-1961 Emily Herring
1961-1962 Bronna Willis
1962-1963 Carol Furey
1963-1964 Ann Prince
1964-1965 Pam Dickson
1965-1966 Nancye Baker
1966-1967 Carol Eustis
1967-1968 Jane Ann Ward
1968-1969 Randi Bryant
1969-1970 Katy Gilmore
1970-1971 Lindsay Lamson
1971-1972 Robie McFarland
1972-1973 Steve Underwood
1973-1974 Chris Jones
1974-1975 Jim McAbee

1975-1976 Sean O’Kane
1976-1977 Alan Pike
1977-1978 Randy Sides
1978-1979 Ralph Wilkerson (resigned January 1979; succeeded by David Payne)
1979-1980 David Payne
1980-1981 Bill Starke
1981-1982 David Miller
1982-1983 Jon Hensley
1983-1984 Kim Theriault
1984-1985 Lorie A. Tyson
1985-1986 Michael F. Stewart
1986-1987 David L. Brown
1987-1988 Brad Mitchell
1988-1989 Philip Henderson
1989-1990 Adrienne Cregar
1990-1991 Jeffrey R. Weeks
1991-1992 Terald Melton
1992-1993 Chuck Brewer
1993-1994 Michael Pearson
1994-1995 Errin McComb

1995-1996 Steven Ade-Tomiwa
1996-1997 Brandon Mathis
1997-1998 Durenda Johnson
1998-1999 Jonathan Buford
1999-2000 John Shearin
2000-2001 Brandon Richards
2001-2002 Latoya Tate
2002-2003 Lacey Diggs
2003-2004 Dara Edelman
2004-2005 Dara Edelman
2005-2006 Daphne Villanueva
2006-2007 not found
2007-2008 John Brown
2008-2009 Michael Tuso
2009-2010 Jesse Russo
2010-2011 Katherine “Katie” Marshall
2011-2012 David Isaac Miller
2012-2013 Chelsea Boccardo
2013-2014 Crystal Bayne
2014-2015 Simone Stephens

2015-2016 Brittany Hudson
2016-2017 Joseph Graham
2017-2018 Holly Shields
2018-2019 Samaya Roary
2019-2020 Hunter Martin (Lauren Kalo resigned November 2019)
2020-2021 Austin Moore
2021-2022 Hazael T. Mengesha (Ali Hamdoon resigned September 2021)
2022-2023 Hazael T. Mengesha
2023-2024 Awa Mbai (Maura Crenshaw resigned September 2023)

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