It is the primary purpose of the SGA to represent the students’ interests to the University and lobby on their behalf. The SGA provides a conduit for students to influence how the University operates by dealing directly with the staff and faculty of Georgia State. Moreover the Student Government selects the ten individuals who represent the students in the University Senate as voting members.
The Student Government also appoints students to serve on numerous committees in the University. Some of these Committees also deal with aspects of student life such as the Student Life and Development Committee and the Student Activity Fee Committee. The Student Activity Fee Committee decides how funding is split up amongst the various Fee Councils which are composed of Georgia States’ various student organizations. Also, some of these committees deal with the finances of the University including the Budget and Finance Committee and the Fiscal Advisory Council to the President.