SGA Assembly Passes Constitution Changes to Transition to a Student Senate Model

The Student Government Association Assembly, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, approved constitutional amendments proposed jointly by 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 SGA leadership. With an affirming vote of over the two-thirds majority required, these amendments serve as a directive to adjust the legislative body of SGA from the current Assembly model to transition into a Senate model.

The previous Assembly model allowed all active student organizations in good-standing with the University to attend by sending a representative and deciding on proposed business. The attendance in Assembly fluctuated…

SGA Assembly Passes Resolution Endorsing “Fair Trade Campaign”

During their weekly meeting on Wednesday, April 8th, the Student Government Association Assembly unanimously passed a resolution supporting the “Fair Trade Campaign” at Butler University.

By passing the resolution, SGA supports Fair Trade initiatives as an effective way to put into practice the principles of social justice and environmental sustainability. By becoming a Fair Trade University, Butler University will demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, and we hope will inspire other institutions and organizations to support Fair Trade in their respective areas.

The fu…

SGA Films Committee End-of-the-Year Bash!

Butler, there’s still time to see five films this semester and have your name entered to win a prize! SGA Program Board Films Committee shows films every weekend up until the end of the semester.

Mark your calendar now for our End-of-the-Year Bash on April 24th and 25th in JH 141 at 8PM! Films Committee will be giving away prizes, providing free food, and showing Pitch Perfect to celebrate the end of the year. See you a…

SGA Films Committee Trip to Studio Movie Grill

Want to see Insurgent?! SGA Films Committee is taking 45 students to the Studio Movie Grill on April 1st to see the 7pm showing of  Insurgent. Along with a free movie ticket, YOU will be able to order an Entree, Dessert, and a Drink on us! Signups will take place on Monday, March 30th at 10am in the PuLSE Office. You may also sign up one friend. Come out with the Films Committee and enjoy the second movie in the Divergent…

SGA Assembly Passes Resolution Supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act

During their weekly meeting on Wednesday, March 25th, the Student Government Association Assembly passed a resolution supporting the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA).

The act would eliminate a distinction in existing tax law that would result in allowing tax-exempt charitable and educational organizations to make grants to non-University owned not-for-profit student housing entities that provide collegiate student housing. In doing so, the act would allow student housing to be safer and more affordable, at no cost to taxpayers.

The full text of the resolution can b…

SGA Announces 14th Annual Scholarship Application

Student Government Association (SGA) is excited to announce its 14th annual scholarship competition. This program is intended to reward those students who actively participate in campus life and demonstrate qualities that promote the mission and spirit of Butler University.

All Butler students meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

Full-time Butler University who will be a full-time Butler student for a 2015-2016 academic year
Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Must be in good standing with the University

Link to application:


SGA Statement on BU Connection Posting

Student Government Association (SGA) regrets the Butler Connection post that incorrectly associated the showing of the film “The Help” with a “celebration” of Black History Month. This use of language was a mistake, and we apologize for any confusion or frustration that may have been caused. SGA is committed to programming that ensures inclusivity for all of the students we represent.

“The Help” will still be shown on Friday (2/27) and Saturday (2/28) evening at 8 PM in JH131.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to…

SGA Assembly Passes Resolution Endorsing “It’s On Us” Campaign

During their weekly meeting, the Student Government Association Assembly unanimously passed a resolution formally endorsing the “It’s On Us” campaign, which aims to create a cultural shift in the way students consider, discuss and approach sexual assault on campus. Information on the national campaign can be found at

The Butler University Student Government Association’s Council on Presidential Affairs (CPA) will be tasked with implementing the “It’s On Us” Campaign, in partnership with the “Stand Tall” student organization as well as the University’s…

New SGA Service and Philanthropy Board Plan Approved

The Butler University Student Government Association (SGA) received approval on December 3rd from the SGA Assembly to begin the groundwork and creation of a Service and Philanthropy Board. This Board, to be the 7th in SGA’s organizational structure, will be finalized in Fall 2016.

The need for this board has come as service and philanthropy efforts have developed campus-wide as an area of importance. SGA will further focus our current philanthropic events, Spring Sports Spectacular (SSS) and Butler University Dance Marathon (BUDM), while also providing more opportunities for students…

Statement on the Passing of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig

Statement from the Butler University Student Government Association
On behalf of the Butler University student body, the Student Government Association wishes to express our heartfelt sadness at the passing of our fellow student and friend, Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig. We offer our deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time.

Abdul-Rahman exemplified what it meant to live “The Butler Way.” His concern for others, evidenced by starting an international aid organization, and commitment to making an impact on the world around him demonstrate the core values that Butler…

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