What is SGA


The Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization of elected students, which advocates for the development and advancement of student interests both inside and outside of the University community.  SGA strives for transparency in all of its actions and fiscal allocations while working to support the great diversity of ideas and activities pursued by the student body.  SGA aims to cultivate and maintain positive and informed relationships between the students and the administration, faculty, and staff, ensuring that student interests are represented any time a policy or proposal affecting the student body is introduced.

SGA Goals

  1. Refocus, adapt, and enhance Trinity as a community by fostering collaboration and by increasing funding to student organizations across campus.
  2. Create noticeable improvements to campus life over the coming year (inclusive of parking, dining, and housing issues).
  3. To strive to ensure inclusivity and equity on campus for all students
Students during an interview for the Student Government Association


Get involved, get connected, and realize change. 

    Meet the Team


    Student Headshot: Jaelen Harris '21
    Jaelen Harris

    President 
    Class of 2021
    jharris1@trinity.edu

    Other organizations: Alumni Chair for Phi Sigma Chi and Track and Field

    Read Jaelen's focus on positive messaging for SGA

    Headshot of student Oliver Chapin Eiserloh
    Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh

    Vice President 
    Class of 2021
    ochapine@trinity.edu

    Other organizations: Iota Chi

    Get Involved


    All students are invited to contact SGA. Email SGA at sga@trinity.edu

    Where Do Your Student Activity Fees Go


    As part of tuition, each student enrolled at Trinity pays an "activity fee" of $150 per semester which is pooled together to create the Student Activity Fee. During the year, SGA allocates these funds to groups on campus including USOs and RSOs.

    This graphic provides a dollar amount breakdown of approximately how much of each student's activity fee is allocated to the various organizations on campus.

    For more information, please feel free to contact President Tinker at ttinker@trinity.edu

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    Funding Request


    A SGA funding request form should be completed six weeks before the event is planned to take place. The form is online and can be found here. Once you submit this form, it can not be revised. If you have any questions or concerns, please email sga@trinity.edu.  Below is the Process for requesting funds:


    Step 1: Complete Funding Request Form

    Recommended to submit requests at least 4-6 weeks in advance. 

    Step 2: Finance Committee Review

    Receive email feedback from SGA Treasurer and/or an invitation to present your proposal.

    Step 3: Prepare for Your Presentation

    Email contains date, time & location; prepare expense details and for Q&A.

    Step 4: Senate Vote

    Last Monday of the month at 5:30pm, Senate votes on requests over $1500.

    Step 5: Present Your Request

    For requests below $1500, Finance Committee meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 5pm.

    Step 6: Attend Preliminary Appointment

    Meet with member of Finance Committee to go over questions they/you many have.

    Step 7: Decision Email

    Email notification sent to org by the end of the week.

    Step 8: Acquisition of Funds

    Funds are transferred to org account via Student Financial Services.

    Step 9: Turn In Receipts

    After event, fill out follow-up form included in decision email. Return all excess fuds to SAF.

    Stay in the Know


    Student Issue Report

    SGA is interested in your feedback. Please submit information via the form below so we can investigate and address your concern. 

    Student Issue Report Feedback Form