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Qualifications for SGA Officials

The following qualifications shall be required of all SGA official:

  • Be a degree seeking; registered non staff student.
  • Run for and hold only one office at a time.
  • Be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct or individual University College.
  • Maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative undergraduate grade point average and a 2.0 term GPA where applicable.
  • Each graduate student holding office shall maintain no less than a 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA and a minimum of a 2.5 term grade point average. Be registered as full-time students for both the Fall and Spring terms as defined by Florida International University. In the semester of graduation, they shall be exempt from full-time enrollment requirements but must maintain a minimum of (3) credit hours.

Qualifications for Senate Positions

  • Each Senator shall be registered to the specific school, college, class level, housing units that they represent
  • Each undergraduate student Senator shall maintain a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate credit hours; In the last Fall and Spring Semester before graduation they shall be exempt from this requirement but must maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours per semester
  • Each graduate student Senator shall maintain no less than a 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA and a minimum of a 2.5 term GPA. Be registered for a minimum number of credit hours so as to be considered full time for both the Fall and Spring terms as defined by Florida International University. In the last Fall and Spring Semester before graduation they shall be exempt from this requirement but must maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours
  • Each Law Senator shall be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as determined by the College of Law and the University. Maintain, during Fall and Spring semesters, a minimum number of courses so as to be considered full-time students by the College of Law. In the semester of graduation Law School Students shall be exempt from this requirement but must be taking at least one course
  • Each Medical Senator shall be under no academic or disciplinary sanctions as determined by the College of Medicine and the University. Maintain, a minimum number of courses so as to be considered full-time students by the College of Medicine. In the semester of graduation Medical School Students shall be exempt from this requirement but must be taking at least one course
  • Lower Division Senators must have passed less than 60 credits at the time of election qualification or appointment.
  • Upper Division Senators must have passed more than 60 credits at the time of election qualification or appointment.

Qualifications for Judicial Positions

  • Each Justice shall maintain, during Fall and Spring semesters, a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate or six (6) graduate credit hours for each semester in office; In the last Fall and Spring Semester before graduation they shall be exempt from this requirement but must maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours
  • The Attorney General and Student Advocate shall maintain, during Fall and Spring semesters, a minimum of nine (9) undergraduate or six (6) graduate credit hours for each semester in office; In the last Fall and Spring Semester before graduation they shall be exempt from this requirement but must maintain a minimum of three (3) credit hours

<p>All application forms will be viewed by the SGA Advisors and staff and branch leadership.  Appointments for positions will be made on a rolling basis.</p> <p>Please note that the qualifications are found in the SGA legislative documents. The legislative documents can be found in sga.fiu.edu.</p>

  • Senate Vacancies
    • Graduate (4 Vacancies)
    • Housing - MMC (1Vacancy)
    • Housing - BBC (1 Vacancy)
    • Upper Division - BBC (2 Vacancies)

    Apply for Senate: https://go.fiu.edu/Senate

  • Cabinet Vacancies
    • Comptroller
    • Chief of Staff
    • Executive Administrator
    • Elections Commissioner
    • Deputy Chief of Staff to the President
    • Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President
    • Secretary of Governmental Relations
    • Secretary of Health & Well Being
    • Secretary of Safety & Transportation
    • Secretary of Athletics and Affinity
    • Secretary of Sustainability & Innovation
    • Secretary of Online & Remote Engagement
    • Secretary of Student Affairs
    • Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    • Secretary of Diversity & Inclusion
    • Director of International & Student Affairs
    • Director of Social Media & Marketing
    • Director of Technology & Innovation
    • Director of Communicative Strategies
    • Lieutenant Governor (Based at BBC)
    • Staff Secretary of Environmental Sustainability (Based at BBC)
    • Staff Secretary of Engagement & Activity (Based at BBC)
    • Staff Secretary of Parking & Transportation (Based at BBC)
    • Staff Secretary of Housing & Residential Life (Based at BBC)
    • Staff Secretary of Wellness & Recreation (Based at BBC)

    Apply for Cabinet: https://go.fiu.edu/Cabinet

  • Judicial Vacancies
    • Chief Justice
    • Associate Justices
    • Attorney General
    • Student Advocate
    • Clerk of the Court

    Apply for Judicial: https://go.fiu.edu/Judicial