The Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University is committed to
addressing student concerns and providing quality, signature services for students
on the Hill. Below, you will find a list of all of our signature services. If you
have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Each year, the SGA sponsors this event that traces its roots to the presidency of Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry. Students begin at Cherry Hall and clean regions of the Hill.
Campus Safety Walk
Each fall, WKU officials and SGA representatives tour the campus in search of locations needing safety improvements.
Complimentary Test Materials
Now an SGA tradition, Blue Books and Scantrons are available for free in the SGA office.
This program is a partnership between WKU SGA, WKU Resource Conservation, and WKU Information Technology to create the Earn-A-Computer Program, a new program designed to provide refurbished Mac computers to students who complete thirty-five community service hours during the academic semester. Without having to spend any money, computers will be available to those who have met the 35-hours-of-service requirement on a first-come-first-serve basis, and there will be a limited number of computers available each semester. We anticipate this number averaging over 20 per semester.
Extended Library Hours
The Student Senate commonly provides funding in order to extend the operating hours of the library during the week of final examinations each semester.
Identification Voucher Program
WKU SGA recognizes that identification cards are a necessary item that all students of Western Kentucky University need to possess to take advantage of requirements from professors, meal plans, and to enter residence halls. As such, our ID Voucher Program will partially cover the cost of 50 student identification cards, discounting $10 of the total WKU ID price of $20. These vouchers will be available to students who have never lost their WKU ID before.
Each Tuesday, any WKU student can address the Student Senate during the Special Orders portion of the meeting. According to the SGA Bylaws, "Any student of the University who has a matter to bring before the Senate shall be allowed to speak at this time for no longer than ten minutes."
SGA annually provides over $25,000 for campus organizations. Each organization can apply for up to $500.
Preston Membership Voucher Program
WKU SGA partners the Raymond B. Preston Health & Activities Center to enable 60 part-time students to obtain a voucher that would pay for half ($17.50) of their semester Preston membership fee, reducing their out-of-pocket cost of a membership to $17.50.
Safe Ride Service ("Purple Line")
The Safe Ride service, also known as the Purple Line, is a partnership between the Student Government Association and Parking and Transportation Services to provide students with alternative transportation to prevent the dangers of driving under the influence. Fall 2012 was the first semester of its operation.
Click here to learn more about the service and its hours of operation.
This year, the Academic Affairs committee and the Director of Academic and Student Affairs have been allotted $56,000 for scholarships for the student body. Students will be eligible to apply for study abroad and research conference scholarships.
Transcript Voucher Program
The Student Government Association has arranged with the Office of the Registrar to provide students with vouchers that can be redeemed for free official transcripts. This idea was born out of the rising costs of tuition and fees and aims to reduce the financial burden on each student. To get a voucher or to learn more about the program, stop by the SGA office.
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