The Student Government Association serves as the official voice for undergraduate students at Virginia Tech.
The SGA elects a new president, vice president, treasurer and secretary each spring. The SGA4You ticket holds the 2009-10 executive positions.
Brandon Carroll ― President
Shane McCarty ― Vice President
Joey Zakutney ― Treasurer
Ellen Cupp ― Secretary
Cupp replaced Morgan Bradley as secretary in September 2009 after Bradley resigned for personal reasons.
Responsibilities of the SGA include passing legislation that then is reviewed by administrators. SGA legislation has no binding effect, but the Blacksburg Transit and Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment are both grounded in previous legislation.
The SGA also organizes campus events such as the Big Event and Relay for Life.
Content on SGA:
Students lobby in Richmond for Hokie Day
January 31, 2013
Yesterday, as part of the annual Hokie Day, 108 Virginia Tech students traveled to Richmond to lobby to state legislators on issues that are important to Virginia Tech’s future. These students came from every college at the university and ranged in every year from freshman to graduate student.
Rivalry with UVA turns blood red
October 31, 2012
Our rivalry against the University of Virginia just turned red. Virginia Blood Services is sponsoring a blood drive taking the rivalry off of the football field and placing it a little earlier in November.
SGA, VTU host student political debate
October 23, 2012
Not to be left out of debate season, Virginia Tech students tackled the big questions of this year's election in their own debate last night.
Virginia Tech SGA holds Presidential Debate viewing, voter registration
October 16, 2012
If you ask any player on the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team what kind of role injuries have played on his team this season, he’ll tell you that it’s been quite demoralizing.
SGA launches new sustainability contest
October 2, 2012
Though October is usually associated with the red and orange of the leaves changing, the SGA is trying to make October a green, ecofriendly month.
A wave of orange
September 3, 2012
Under the multicolored ponchos and rain jackets were over 36,000 Orange Effect shirts covering Lane Stadium for Monday nights season opener against Georgia Tech.
Less than 10 percent of students vote in SGA elections
April 11, 2011
The SGA reached its voter turnout goal this year when 2,000 students voted.
Big Event thriving despite going solo
March 31, 2011
Despite separating from the SGA at the beginning of this school year, the Big Event is thriving in preparation for its 10th anniversary this year.
Q&A: Tech preps for ‘Hokie Day’ in Richmond
January 26, 2011
Bo Hart, SGA president, is one of several Virginia Tech students who will participate in Thursday’s “Hokie Day,” a lobbying day in Richmond to promote university funding initiatives.
Student spirit driven higher by new buses
January 18, 2011
The debut of the Hokie Effect Spirit Bus was a success.