Student Government Association
- About the SGA
- President's Welcome
- SPCS AA-SGA Scholarship
- Memorial Gift Honoring VT Victims
- Contact SGA
The Student Government Association (SGA) is made up of members of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies student body, supervised by an administrative board that meets regularly. The SGA is governed by its constitution and bylaws.
The mission of SGA is to promote and organize events and activities throughout the academic year designed to engage SPCS students with each other as well as with the campus community. Check out the SGA Tips for Enhancing Your College Experience for ways to become engaged.
SGA events include socials, group attendance at Spider sports events, Exam Week Snack at the end of the fall and spring semesters and other events that utilize academic resources available on campus.
SGA encourages students to support one another in accomplishing academic and personal goals by taking advantage of opportunities to meet peers, members of the SPCS faculty and staff and other members of the greater University community.
The Student Government Association (SGA) welcomes you to the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) at the University of Richmond.
However your journey brought you to the SPCS program, the SGA hopes to enhance your classroom experience at U of R. As Continuing Studies students, our lifestyle and circumstances differ from that of an undergrad or graduate student. Many of you are working jobs while trying to complete a degree, changing careers, or may even be completely new to college at this point in your life. The SGA recognizes the unique profile of a SPCS Student and aims to help you feel involved and connected to your educational experience thus making it memorable and rewarding.
We invite you to attend our monthly meetings if you have an interest in becoming a board member or working on a committee. The SGA is a place where you can have a voice, influence change, network with classmates and faculty members, spark school spirit and pride, and immerse yourself in the complete educational experience.
At first I thought joining the SGA board would overwhelm me because of the little time I have left after working a full-time job and attending classes; however, it has excited me! I love working with staff, faculty, students, and my SGA peers. At this point in my life, I truly value what U of R has to offer, and I plan to make the most of it. Please contact me with any comments, concerns, or suggestions you have to make the SPCS program at U of R and your student experience a success.Lisa Cheney, SGA President
Peer Program for New Students
The SGA Peer Program is designed to help SPCS students succeed in returning to school. This program connects new students to other SPCS students with similar experiences who can share information about resources on campus that will ease the adjustment of returning to school and succeeding in classroom.
SGA Co-Sponsors SPCS Breakfast Forum
SPCS Breakfast Forums are monthly networking opportunities for current SPCS students and UC/SCS alumni. Each forum is free to SPCS students and alumni, but space is limited and reservations are required. Learn more at spcs.richmond.edu/breakfast.To all SPCS students
Please make sure you are using your UR email address to receive updates and other information on additional SPCS drawings! We also invite you to attend our SGA meetings and get to know the Board. Your input and ideas are valuable in helping to determine what we can do to assist you in connecting you to the university and getting you more involved in SPCS. Be sure to visit your Blackboard under ‘School of Professional and Continuing Studies Student Government Association’ for more information.
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The SGA president represents SPCS on the following University-wide committee:
Student Presidents’ Council—The University of Richmond Presidents' Council serves as a communication liaison among the school student governments (SPCS SGA, Jepson School, Law School, Richmond College, Robins School and Westhampton College). The Council will communicate student government issues/business with one another in order to ensure support and understanding among all colleges. In addition, the Presidents' Council will serve as a reporting body for student representatives selected/elected to serve on important university committees.
In the fall of 2007, the SPCS Alumni Association and SPCS SGA joined forces to establish the SPCS Alumni Association-SPCS Student Government Association Scholarship. It is the shared mission of our organizations to help students achieve their educational goals. We feel strongly that the partnership between students and alumni created by this effort will foster a culture of giving that will benefit our students, alumni, and the school.
Contributions may be sent to:Alumni Association/SGA Scholarship School of Professional & Continuing Studies 28 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, VA 23173
Or give online at givenow.richmond.edu.
On behalf of the SPCS Alumni Association and SPCS SGA, thank you for your support!
The School of Professional and Continuing Studies Student Government Association has donated three books to Boatwright Memorial Library in memory of the victims at Virginia Tech. Each book contains a bookplate with a memorial dedication. The donated books are:
- Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy by Francis D. Cogliano
- America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change, 1941-2001 by Richard M. Abrams
- George Mason, Forgotten Founder by Jeff Broadwater
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