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Welcome to SGA

Welcome to the home of USD's Student Government Association. As the liaison between students, administration, faculty and the South Dakota Board of Regents, SGA strives to enhance communication, understanding and cooperation throughout the University. We strive for academic, social, and community development to promote the best interests of students and the entire University community.

SGA is charged with allocating money to student organizations each year to provide cultural, recreational, educational and social opportunities outside of the classroom. We are proud to sponsor so many enriching programs and to encourage constructive discourse. Please look around our website to learn about all the opportunities to be involved with SGA.

Welcome to USD! Go Yotes!


Tyler Tordsen
SGA President


Executive Team


Tyler Tordsen

Vice President

Dustin Santjer

Business Manager

Katie Staley

Office Manager

Mackenzie Huber

External Communications Manager

Sami Zoss

Student Government Association 2015 Election Petition Form

To run as a Senator and to get your name on the ballot, you must first complete the petition process. Petition Forms and Campaign Guidelines can be found here:

All signed Petition Forms are due on Tuesday, February 10 at 5 p.m. in the SGA Office MUC 143. All students are welcome and encouraged to run!

Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4 on the myUSD Portal.

Below are the signatures required for each School:

Arts & Sciences - 261

Fine Arts - 70

Education - 30

Health Sciences - 108

Business - 69

Graduate - 30


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