The purpose of the Cumberland University Student Government Association (SGA) is to give the student body representation in the government and services of the University, to establish a close relationship between the students and the administration, to promote a spirit of community, to exchange constructive ideas, to discuss school problems, to promote and aid in student activities, and to be the students’ voice of Cumberland University.
Cumberland students can email firstname.lastname@example.org to share ideas or concerns. Students interested in running for office can email email@example.com. Elections are held each spring semester followed by online voting by the student body. The constitution includes all eligibility guidelines for each position. All cabinet and senate members must be voted into office each year by student body majority vote.
2018-19 Student Government Cabinet
President: Kayla Sanders
Vice-President: Carlos Tirado
Secretary: Paige Hrobsky
Treasurer: Ashley Kambeitz
Liaison: Tensaye Taye
Labry School of Science, Technology & Business Representative: Colt Jones
School of Humanities, Education & The Arts Representative: Takeria Otey
Rudy School of Nursing & Health Professions Representative: Chase Sullivan
Commuter Representative: Josh Woodward
Residential Representative: Nathaniel Ferrell
Graduate Studies Representative: Haley Austin
Cumberland University takes great pride in students' participation in the Tennessee Intercollegiate Student Legislature (TISL), a fun and educational experience created by college students in 1966 to give themselves a voice in state government.
For four days each November, as part of the TISL, delegates from colleges and universities across Tennessee gather at the State Capitol to introduce, debate and vote on bills that could affect the future of the state and of the nation. The TISL General Assembly consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. Each school has one Senator, and the House consists of 99 members -- which are appointed according to school enrollment figures. Every college has at least two seats in the House.