The Student Government Association (SGA) at Seton Hall University is a student-run organization that functions much like a state or national government.
However, one key distinction is that officers in SGA have to run for reelection each year or be replaced by a new member.
Teagan Sebba, a junior political science major is the president of SGA. Sebba said that her presidency has given her a lot of accomplishments under her belt.
“My biggest accomplishment is rebranding SGA and making it more approachable,” Sebba said.
She noted that extending the cafeteria hours was a highlight of her term.
Jessica Page, a senior finance and marketing major is the vice president of SGA. Page said she is currently serving SGA for her fourth and final year.
“I am in charge of the fall elections to fill empty seats and help select our three freshman senators as well as the spring elections happening right now,” Page said.
“Any applicant that is passionate about our school, takes initiative and wants to make a positive difference in our Seton Hall and South Orange community as a student leader makes a good applicant and a great addition to our SGA,” Page added.
Andrew Aguilera, a sophomore accounting major, is the secretary of SGA.
One of his responsibilities is to find new ways to improve Seton Hall, he said.
“I organize an entire up-to-date excel spreadsheet of all the club e-boards and facilitate the committee that approves new club ideas,” he said.
Aguilera believes that the key to winning an election is successful networking. He added that meeting people and making tickets for election are two great ways to network.
While the election process can be time-consuming, the application is simple to complete.
“Interested students have to attend one interest session, fill out an online form and collect signatures to qualify them to be on the ballot,” Sebba said.
Sebba said that every student is encrouaged to apply for SGA positions.
She added that by being a part of SGA, students will learn things that will help them in their future careers. She added that the leadership skills you gain outweigh the initial fear, especially in regards to winning or losing. Sebba added that these skills are invaluable.
“Nothing is possible without student input and student support,” Sebba said.
Zachary Wohl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.