Student Body Association

Student Body Association

The SBA exists to provide effective participation of students in college governance, to act for the students in matters involving the students' interests, to help maintain a high quality of life on campus, and to work with the administration, staff, and faculty to build and preserve a learning community. Through our three branches of government, the Executive Board (Officers), the Student Senate, and the Student Conduct Council, the Millsaps Student Body Association provides the finest services to her students. 

See your 2017–2018 SBA officers.

Our office is located on the third floor of the Student Center in the Division of Student Life.

Contact us at 601.974.1200 or sba@millsaps.edu.

Check out our Campus Activities Calendar.

The SBA is at its best only when we all get involved. Senate meetings are open to all students, Mondays at 9:15pm in the Senate Chambers, Leggett Living Room.

If you have any concerns about anything on campus, please correspond with your Senators, voice your opinions at our weekly meetings, or fill out this form so that we may quickly address any of your concerns.

Information on our Constitution/Bylaws or on the Millsaps College community may be found in Major Facts, the student handbook.

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Student Senate

The Student Senate exercises legislative power over those areas of collegiate activity that are the responsibility of students; it is the Legislature of Millsaps College, developing and sponsoring legislation for the betterment of the College. The Senate shall serve as spokesman for the Student Body Association on all matters of student concern.

The SBA is at its best only when we all get involved. Senate meetings are open to all students, Mondays at 9:15pm in the Senate Chambers, Leggett Living Room. 

Senators

Senators are elected at the beginning of the Fall semester. Senators serve for the duration of the school year; open seats are filled from appointments, by the President, and by a second election held in the second semester.

Senators represent the following constituencies: Freshman Class, Sophomore Class, Junior Class, Senior Class, Greek Student, Non-Greek Student, NCAA Student Athlete.

Freshman Senators

Jordan Caldwell - Student Life Chair
Zahara Faizi
Jake Tipton - Campus Beautification Chair
Catherine Zhang - Reasearch Chair and International Relations Chair

Sophmore Senators

Hunter Cooper - Rules Chair
Shamia Hopper - Public Relations and Event Planning Chair
Mason Shrader
Bailey Smith - Dining Services Chair

Junior Senators

Tyler Hargrave
Reya Hayek
Samesa Hoskin - Appreciation Chair
Kelsey Stone - Environmental Chair

Senior Senators

Benton Brown
Cherilyn Cabanero
Bria Johnson
Leah Travis

Special Senators

Cavan Breland - Greek Senator
Sean Connelly - Athletic Senator
Karam Rahat - Non-Greek Senator

Executive Board

Noah Barbieri - President
Anna Sit - Vice-President
Ian Taylor - Secratary
Lise Caspersen - Treasurer - Finance Chair
Evan Enochs - Executive Director of Programming 

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Student Conduct Council

The Millsaps Student Conduct System is not intended to mirror that of any court system. The policies and procedures used are not meant to resemble those in the criminal process. There is a fundamental difference in the nature of student discipline and that of criminal law. Student discipline is meant to maintain a positive living and learning environment. The process is designed to help students make positive choices for themselves, choosing self-responsibility instead of submitting to peer-pressure, and to challenge them to accept responsibility for any negative choices.

The Student Conduct Council exercises judicial power over those areas of collegiate activity that are the responsibility of students, including the power of sanctioning individuals; it is the Judicial branch of Millsaps College. The Student Conduct Council holds hearings and makes judgments towards the general policy of the Student Body Association; it has jurisdiction over student disciplinary cases.

Information on our Constitution/Bylaws may be found in Major Facts, the student handbook.

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Student Allocation Procedures

If you would like to request money for travel expenses and organizational events, feel free to follow our simple Budgetary Guidelines:

1. The organization must be registered. If it is not, email Jessica Fitzpatrick. Disregard this if you are applying for student travel funds.

2. Fill out this form.

3. Meet with the SBA finance committee and be prepared to discuss what exactly the organization/honorary/student trave, will use the budget for and the dates of the events the budget will be needed (note that more detailed requests normally receive more money).

4. The finance committee will make a recommendation to the senate and the senate will vote on the recommendation. You might be asked to come to senate in order to answer questions from the senators.

5. The organization's leaders and the organization's advisor will be notified of the amount given to the organization.

6. If the organization needs more funding throughout the semester they can repeat steps 2-5.

SBA reserves the right to use judgment and discretion when allocating funding. In addition, SBA also has a student reimbursement form to fill out. Simply print out the form and return it to the Treasurer post office box

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