Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a student-led organization that represents the interest of the student body of Criswell College by supporting students, student-led organizations, their community, and academic endeavors.

The SGA was founded in the Fall of 2019.

Plan of Action

  • Semester meetings scheduled for SGA Leadership Cabinet and Criswell College’s Executive Cabinet to bring the college up-to-date on student body issues.
  • Semester meetings scheduled for House of Representatives and their constituencies (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) to discuss important matters of the student body as in accordance with House Bill 1.8.

SGA Governing Branches and Work

The SGA operates off a three-branch system of government. The House of Representatives is led by the Speaker of the House and holds the legislative powers of the government. The Supreme Court provides judicial oversight and is led by the Chief Justice. The Executive Branch holds the executive powers of the Government and is responsible for day to day operations. The executive branch consists of the President’s Cabinet.

The beginning of each academic year marks the start of each session of Government. The Student Government meets for monthly assemblies where they consider legislation and SGA-wide matters.

SGA Committees

  • House Judiciary Committee
  • Runnin’ Man Task Force
  • Elections Commission
  • SGA Presidents Joint Committee on Diversity
  • SGA Presidents Commission on Mental Health Resources

Current College Committees with an SGA Member

  • Campus Safety Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee

President: Chae Clements
Chief of Staff: Mariana Pina (Contact SGA at

Chae Clements Headshot

As the President of SGA, my hope and prayer is that the student body would know that this is an organization that cares about their needs. We have the extraordinary opportunity and honor to be leaders on campus and it is our job to be attentive to those around us. Our goal is to be able to best serve the students of Criswell, the place that we love so much. As SGA embarks on this journey of the third session of government, we promise to be good listeners, good leaders, and even better servants to our Criswell Family.

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.