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Student Government

A letter from the President and Vice President

We believe that change begins with the students and that’s what we want to emphasize during our term. We believe that transparency is the best method in leadership. We are liaisons between the student body and administration and the emphasis is to keep both sides aware of the wants and needs of the other. We believe in Belmont’s mission statement and strive to uphold it. We have an incredible Senate that is ready to take on any challenge presented head on. This year’s Senate is indescribable and unique in their approach and attitude to solving problems. There has been a renewal to the mentality of what it means to be a part of Student Government. We are consistently reminded of the passion of the students, staff, and faculty of the Belmont Community. We are in disbelief that we are blessed to not only be a part of it, but lead it.

Stevie Giorno & Lexi Bramer


Belmont University’s Student Government Association aims to be the voice of the student body and to improve the university experience of both undergraduate and graduate students by providing opportunities to make differences through leadership and service. The Belmont University Student Government Association is a student-run organization that directly serves the student body through grant petitions, legislative action, and outreach-centered events.

Grant Petition: Applications for each Monday close the Friday prior at 5pm.

  • Fill out the itemized budget template, available on the SGA website, and email it to the SGA treasurer at the address below. Please use this template, as it makes it easy to organize petitions for the committee to review.
  • Complete the Advisor Letter, available on the SGA website,prior to coming to the Finance Committee meeting. You can either hand the completed form to the SGA Treasurer at the committee meeting, or email it at the address below. Failure to get the completed Advisor Letter to the Treasurer within a week after your petition date will result in funding for the petition being withdrawn, no exceptions.
  • You will be in contact with the SGA Treasurer by email throughout this process, and will be given information of what to expect leading up to the committee meeting.
Next Steps - the Committee Meeting and Beyond:
  • Come to the Finance Committee meeting. The SGA Treasurer will assign and email you a specific time that you need to be at the committee meeting - you can either come yourself, or send a representative of your organization to the meeting. The meetings are between 6-7 pm on Mondays, in JAAC 2141.
  • Present your petition. Don’t be nervous about the word “present”. All we ask is for five minutes of you telling us about your petition. We don’t need a backstory on your organization, or a powerpoint - in fact, we prefer you don’t have them. The meeting is casual, so don’t feel you need to dress up either.
  • Answer some questions. The committee members may have a few questions about your petition. You don’t have to be worried - we are not here to interrogate you, we just want to know a bit more.
  • You are done! The SGA Treasurer will email you any funding decisions decided by the committee. The Treasurer files requests for checks every Wednesday. If your petition is funded, it can take up to two weeks for requests to be processed in Belmont’s system. Once they have been processed, you will be notified that your check is ready!
  • All receipts/invoices must be given to the SGA Treasurer after the funding is spent. If this proof of spending does not equal the total of the grant given by SGA at the end of the year, all remaining funds must be given back to SGA. Failure to do so will prevent future funding by SGA.

Ryan Opperman

Student Body Treasurer

treasurer.belmontsga@gmail.com