Student Government Association

The Gwynedd Mercy University Student Government Association (SGA) sees our mission as one in which we must provide services for the university, the students it represents, and the local communities by using our creativity, integrity, honesty, and enthusiasm. We feel that it is essential to provide a common communication link between the students, faculty, and administration, be a voice for the students as a whole, and inform the students about efforts of the SGA. 

SGA aims to be a diverse organization representing all individuals on campus that wish to have a voice in government. Lastly, we are a support organization for all of the student groups on campus and act as a vehicle of change on behalf of all students.

SGA strives to be accepting of all people, encourage communication, continuously improve ourselves and our community, and create a more unified campus community. With strong leadership qualities and caring hearts, we the SGA, serve the Gwynedd Mercy University community.

 

 

         

Student Government Officers (2019-2020)



Taylor Weathington, President
Andrew Harbaugh, Vice President
Moronica Teng, Treasurer
Katelyn Devine, Recording Secretary
Olivia Dobson, Corresponding Secretary
 

 

 

 

 

Club Representatives

A club representative is a voting member within SGA, and they report to us what is happening within their club. The clubs listed only represent the clubs that receive a monetary budget through SGA. Club Representatives are appointed by their respective club to be on SGA. Check out their club pages to learn more! We are grateful for our representatives!
 
Renad Bahabri, Best Buddies
Bianca Pondexter, Residence Hall Association
Emily Dougherty, 0Waste
Matthew LoStracco, Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
Danielle Brown, Student Activities Committee (S@C)
Shyanne Paez, Psychology & Social Services Association (P&SSA)
Amber Slaweski, Student Association of Sciences (SAS)
Jennifer Snyder, Special Education Club
Jessica Miller, Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) 
Jaime McKnight, GMAECY
Andrea Hernandez, Black Student Union (BSU)
William Allen, Black Diamond Club
Micaela Coltellaro, Dance Team 

Special Representatives 

A special representative is a voting member within SGA who can raise student concerns, advocate for an important cause, develop leadership abilities, and helps with running SGA events. Special Representatives are appointed by the Executive Council of SGA. We are grateful for our representatives!

Please feel free to contact a representative if you have a concern. Also, you can reach us at sga@gmercyu.edu

Justin Keller
Hunter Wenger
Arianne Yossa
Cross Zavada
Morgan Dobbeck
Logan Grego
Ashley Garcia
Haile Garrett
Carly Jensen

Committees

Within SGA, there are four active Committees that help us accomplish our mission. Each committee is made up of the Voting Members of SGA. For more questions about Committees, please email us at sga@gmercyu.edu.

Committee 1: Campus Improvement
Chair: Taylor Weathington
Purpose: The goal of this committee is to address issues that concern the campus well-being for students and community focusing on things such as physical aspects and improvements.

Committee 2: Positivity and Outreach 
Chair: Olivia Dobson and Katelyn Devine
Purpose: The goal of this committee is to make SGA membership more appealing and representative with the purpose of making SGA more widely known on campus.     

Committee 3: Program with a Cause
Chairs: Andrew Harbaugh and Moronica Teng
Purpose: The purpose of this committee is to address issues of diversity and the critical concerns of the community through newsletters, topic-focused meetings, diversity training, and guest speakers. This committee organizes events such as the Blood Drive, Dating Violence seminars, QPR training, voter registration tables, and more.

Committee 4: SGA Traditions
Chairs: Katelyn Devine and Taylor Weathington
Purpose: This committee is in charge of planning Fall Fest and Griffin Madness. It also plans for homecoming and finds ways to increase school spirit. 

Minutes

At every SGA meeting, the Recording Secretary takes detailed meeting minutes. In these minutes, you will find updates from our Clubs & Organizations, new concerns, and updates to active concerns we are working on!  Let us know if you have any questions at sga@gmercyu.edu.

SGA Meeting Minutes - September 24, 2019 (PDF)
SGA Meeting Minutes - October 8, 2019 (PDF)
SGA Meeting Minutes - October 22, 2019 (PDF)
SGA Meeting Minutes - November 5, 2019 (PDF)
SGA Meeting Minutes - November 19, 2019 (PDF)

SGA News

This section is dedicated to recent news and important concerns related to the GMercyU Community. As always, if you have a concern, please feel free to fill out the Concern Form.

Constitution 

The Student Government Association bi-annually ratifies the SGA Constitution. This a living, breathing document that guides us as student leaders. Please feel free to look over and email us with any questions at sga@gmercyu.edu.

Student Government Association Constitution - Fall 2018 (PDF)

Meeting Dates

The Student Government Association meets on a bi-weekly basis during the Fall & Spring semesters of the academic year. Our meetings are open to all students and members of the GMercyU community. Our meetings are formal in structure but were designed to meet the needs of our fellow students. 

SGA General Members Meetings are energetic, informative, and empathetic. The meeting dates for 2019-2020 Academic Year are:

Tuesday April 24, 2019 Tuesday January 14, 2020
Tuesday  August 26, 2019 Tuesday January 28, 2020
Tuesday September 10, 2019 Tuesday February 11, 2020
Tuesday September 24, 2019 Tuesday February 25, 2020
Tuesday October 8, 2019 Tuesday March 10, 2020
Tuesday October 22, 2019 Tuesday March 24, 2020
Tuesday November 5, 2019 Tuesday April 7, 2020
Tuesday November 19, 2019 Tuesday April 21, 2020

All meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Griffinaerie in Waldron Center! All are welcome. Please come and bring a friend. #yourvoice #yourchoice Questions? Contact us at sga@gmercyu.edu.