Denny C. Powers, Ph.D.
February 20, 2017
The leadership of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in Conway, South Carolina, consists of four key elected positions: the president, executive vice president, vice president for public relations and vice president for finance. Candidates for these offices are elected by student vote and terms begin each fall semester. Each of the five colleges at CCU also elects two senators to serve in the Student Government Association to represent their college’s interests.
Members of the CCU chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) elects club officers in the same manner as other student government officers are elected. However, CCU is unique in that the president and the vice president of SVA automatically become SGA senators and represent the interests of veterans and military-related students on campus.
Due to this unique arrangement, student veteran senators have championed the passage of legislation that benefits student veterans. Below is a brief summary of such legislation:
Clearly, veterans in SGA have contributed significantly to the culture of the University, and the University leadership is supportive of veterans’ issues. Veteran senators have recently introduced a bill to student government that would designate parking for Purple Heart recipients. We anticipate approval by University leadership after the bill passes student government.
Visit coastal.edu/services/veteranstudents to learn more.
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