Student Government Association - UCA

Committee Info


There are two important committees under the chairmanship of the SGA Vice President of Finance. These committees are outlined below.

SAFA Committee

The SGA SAFA Committee consists of 10 members. There are 8 voting members and 2 non-voting members. The breakdown of the SAFA committee is as follows:

Voting members:

1.  Vice President of Finance
2.  Executive Vice President
3.  Senior Class Representative
4.  Junior Class Representative
5.  Sophomore Class Representative
6.  Freshman Class Representative
7.  Senator-at-Large Representative
8.  Graduate Representative

Non Voting members:

9.  Executive President
10. SGA Advisor

The SAFA Committee meets once each semester for a two week period. The first week is SAFA hearings. During this week the committee hears from each RSO who is asking for SGA funds. The second week immediately follows the first week and the committee deliberates and votes on the allocation of Student Activity Fees.

The purpose, goals, duties, and responsibilities of the SAFA committee can be found in the SGA By-Laws. Specifically By-Law E titled Student Activity Fee Allocation.

SAFA Committee members:

Emma Baird- VP of Finance/Chair

David Beale- Academic College Rep

Ben Askew- Sophomore Rep

Mollie Henager- Senior Class Rep

Scott Zimmerle- Graduate Rep

Corey Parks- Executive VP

Abby Bryant- Freshmen Rep

Hershilla Lalu- Junior Rep

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee consists of eight (8) senators, including one representative from each class. The Vice-President of Finance will chair the committee, and the Executive Vice President will be on the committee.

The Finance Committee meets once each week during the semester and hears the emergency funding requests of recognized student organizations that qualify for emergency funding. It shall have the power to request reports from all organizations and activities that request funds from the SGA.

The Finance Committee serves as the internal auditor for all SGA allocations and funding. The committee advises the Vice President of Finance on any and all procedures and policies regarding SGA financing. The committee also reviews all SGA procedures and processes involved in SGA funds and funding.

Finance Committee members:

Emma Baird: VP of Finance/Chair

Callie Clifton

Jalia Brown

Scott Zimmerle

Dylan Kimmery

Ashton Purtle

Corey Parks

Jake Linna

Ryan Pfaff


UCA’s average ACT Composite Scores for first-time entering undergraduates is above the Arkansas and National average and has been since 2002. In Fall 2017: Arkansas, 19.4; National, 21.0; and UCA, 24.3.


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