Student Government Association (SGA)
The SGA is the voice of graduate and professional students at The School of Social Work (TSSW). The SGA is designed to accurately represent the concerns and needs of TSSW degree-seeking students to the school's administration, and promote and assist in the development of professional, knowledgeable, and ethical individuals that will become valuable assets to fellow colleagues, TSSW, Tulane University, the community, and the professions in which they serve.
It is part of the SGAs responsibility to ensure the inclusion of all of the student body including full time students, part time students, advanced standing students, and transfer students.
The SGA and its Executive Board shall accomplish these objectives by serving as an educational, cultural, and social force within the school and the community; as a media for the expression of student opinion; as an instrument of student action and participation; as a facilitator of effective communication between students and faculty.
DRLA representation on the SGA is comprised of three DRLA designated positions (Vice President, Education Policy Committee (EPC) Representative, and Graduate and Professional School Association (GAPSA) Representative) with the possibility of running for any other TSSW SGA position.
|Vice President, DRLA
The Vice President of DRLA is has several responsibilities. S/he should represent the interests of all DRLA degree-seeking students enrolled in TSSW, including but not limited to full-time and part-time students, master's level students, doctoral students, and any other DRLA certificate or degree-seeking students in meetings or discussions with TSSW staff, faculty, administration in addition to Tulane University officials. In absence of the President and Social Work Vice President, s/he will facilitate all meetings of the SGA and the Board per timelines established by the Board. S/he serves as member of SGA Senior Leadership Team. S/he serves as back-up to DRLA Education Policy Committee representative or as member in case of position vacancy. S/he must complete Tulane University's Responsible Host Training within 30 days of assuming this position. S/he should coordinate in conjunction with Vice President of Finance any fundraising activities for the SGA. S/he should coordinate any and all social or educational activities for the DRLA programs and cohorts including, but not limited to semester mixers and graduation parties. S/he should maintain appropriate documentation to be submitted to successors of the SGA. S/he will receive student feedback and concerns along with suggestions to facilitate change or improvements within SGA, TSSW student body, and/or TSSW leadership, faculty, and/or staff. S/he will provide assistance to SGA President or other SGA Board representatives, as needed, as well as any other duties as assigned and/or requested of the SGA DRLA Vice-President by the Board, TSSW, or university officials.
DRLA Education Policy Committee Student Representative
|DRLA GAPSA Representative
The Graduate and Professional School Association Representative is responsible for attendance and active participation at all GAPSA and related Tulane Associated Student Body (ASB) meetings (SGA President may serve as proxy in the event that the representative cannot attend or the position is vacant). S/he should communicate relevant issues and funding opportunities discussed at GAPSA/ASB meetings to the SGA Board and/or TSSW community. S/he must complete Tulane University's Responsible Host Training within 90 days of assuming position. S/he should serve on GAPSA and ASB standing and ad hoc committees relevant to the interests and concerns of the TSSW community. S/he should advocate on behalf of the TSSW community around issues affecting and of importance to TSSW students. S/he should create opportunities for academic and social enrichment by coordinating with the Tulane Undergraduate Student Government and GAPSA members. S/he should maintain appropriate documentation to be submitted to successors of the SGA. S/he will receive student feedback and concerns along with suggestions to facilitate change or improvements within SGA, TSSW student body, and/or TSSW leadership, faculty, and/or staff. S/he will provide assistance to SGA Senior Leadership Team or other SGA Board representatives, as needed, as well as any other duties as assigned and/or requested of the SGA GAPSA Representative by the Board, TSSW, or university officials.