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Apply for 2014-2015 SGA executive staff!

Are you interested in being on the SGA executive staff for the 2014-2015 school year?!

Apply Now! Download the Executive Staff Application,

Please type up your answers;  include a cover letter and a resume

Return the application to the SGA office (017 MU Lower Level)

Applications are due Thursday, April 24st 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

The positions for Executive Staff are as followed:



Campus Relations

Public Relations Director


Administrative Assistant

Legislative Affairs Director


For more information on these positions, please contact SGA at (785)628-5311 or visit us in the office.




Vote for your 2014-2015 SGA representatives

FHSU Students, vote for your 2014-2015 SGA representatives today and tomorrow on Tiger[Link] 

Voting opened today at 8:00 a.m. and will close tomorrow, Thurs. 10th at 4:30 p.m.

Watch the SGA Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate Video  from the night Tuesday, April 8th to make an informed decision before you vote.

Remember, the SGA President, Vice President, and Senator represent you, your college, and your university.

Vote Now!


FHSU 2014 4th Annual The Big Event Brings Sunshine on Cloudy Day

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The 2014 FHSU SGA 4th annual Big Event was a huge success!

Volunteers helped numerous organizations within the community; projects ranged from yard work for The First Methodist church to playing games with the citizens of The Good Samaritan Center. Not only did students go off-campus, but  could participate on-campus as well. Throughout the day, students wrote letters to the children at St. Judes and veterans, and also made dog toys that will be donated to the humane society/animal refugee.

We had almost 100 volunteers (96) this year! Even though the weather was cloudy, the volunteers brought some sunshine to the Hays community.

A BIG thanks you to all our donors:

Sake2Me sushi rolls, LLC, Northglenn Anitiques, FHSU Athletics, Zinser Oil Company, Inc, Glassma, Bird, Schwartz, & Park Lawyers, Heartland Dermatology and skin Cancer Cneter, Insurance Planning, Inc., Glassman Corporations, Homedepot, Hays Parks Dept., and Hays Area Young Professionals.

And congratulations to our three $100 scholarship winners  Garth, Oaklee, and Robert and our student organization winner Sigma Alpha Epsilon for the $200 scholarship.

With help from the FHSU and Hays community we were able to give One Big Day of Thanks!


SGA Senate Determines Election Procedures Solid

(Hays, Kansas) – The Fort Hays State University Student Senate discussed concerns over election guidelines and ultimately decided the committee is doing diligent work.

Senator Grant Rahjes was concerned that the “potential candidates would only have five days to campaign”. In an e-mail sent to members of the Senate by Mr. Rahjes after the meeting with the subject line “some clarity about my unprofessional “rant”", Rahjes stated “I would have raised a question about the forming of the Election Committee in a timely fashion, but there WASN’T a committee created to raise to raise a question about.”

Senator Anna Hand, majority leader of the Arts and Sciences College, disagreed. “If any senator had an issue with this change in procedure, then it should have been brought to the attention of the Senate at the beginning of March, or even better, in February.” said Hand. “As an active senator, I am pleased with the work that has been done by the Elections Committee and the amount of effort they have put into this election.”

“This concern should have been brought to senate during open forum whether or not there was a committee formed at the time. Almost a month shouldn’t have gone by before it was brought to our attention. It is the job of senators to make sure our constitution and bylaws are being followed; that is part of the reason we are here.” Said Senator Patrick Roscoe. “I don’t see much difference in a week to ten days. If you want it you’ll go out there, you’ll campaign, and you’ll get it. As student leaders we need to hold each other accountable, but there is a way that you go about that and what was presented was not okay.”

In previous years the guidelines printed were a summary of the university posting policy. Members are required to adhere to all university policy printed or not.

The Student Senate came to a conclusion that this has no affect on the elections process. The SGA elections will be held April 9th beginning at 8 A.M. and close April 10th at 4 P.M. on TigerLink.



The BIG Event!


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The Big Event is right around the corner, on Thursday April 3rd, 2014.

Volunteer projects are scheduled throughout the day from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to fit any student’s schedule.

This is the 4th annual volunteer event for SGA, and we are working hard to make it even better!

This year, some projects include volunteering at the Humane Society of the High Plains, Hays Area Children’s Center, and the Good Samaritans Center.

This year, individual volunteers are eligible to win 1 of 3 $100 scholarship! And student organizations that participate are eligible to win a $200 scholarship!

And don’t forget about the FREE t-shirts, there is only a limited number- so get yours quick!

Last year we had 300 student volunteers, and we need YOUR help to continue our efforts.

Register today under The BIG Event tab above! or clink HERE

Together, we can give the Hays community the biggest ‘thank you’ . Ever!



We, along with the other Regents Universities, have been working hard for Kansan Students.

One of our main advocacy points this Legislative term has been getting a sales tax exemption on textbooks sold in Kansas.

We advocated this point on Higher Education day and the House of Representatives made an amendment to Bill 2557.

This amendment was for a sales tax rebate, and passed through the House Unanimously.

Now, the Senate Standing Committee on Assessment and Taxation need to review it and decide whether to propose the amendment to the KS Senate.

As students of Fort Hays State University, we need to show the members of the committee our support for this proposal.

Click HERE to find Senator contact information, and show your support through e-mails or phone calls.

If you want to join the online conversation, tweet us at @fhsusga  about #taxlesstextbooks. Make sure to tag @ksleg, and #ksleg for legislative exposure, like this example from Legislative Affairs Director Whitmore!


Visit us at the SGA office, Memorial Union Lower Level 017, to find out more ways to show your support!


Still time to apply for Tiger Day!

Published on February 28, 2014, by in Uncategorized.


  • Would you like to represent Fort Hays State University in the Kansas Capitol?
  •  Do you have concerns about issues pertaining to higher education?
  •  Would you like to have a sit down with local legislators and representatives?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions then please join us for Tiger Day!

Fort Hays State will be sending 25 students to Topeka on March 10th and 11th, to have several meetings with legislators around Kansas, where we will discuss current issues and their implications to higher education in the Kansas.

Transportation, food, and lodging will be paid for by the SGA. All participants will meet prior to the event to discuss which issues will be addressed. If you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity to get involved and represent Fort Hays State University at this special event, please fill out and submit an attached application form to the SGA office by March 5 at 4 pm. Any questions about this event should be directed to the SGA office.

 Print out the Application Here —-> 2014 Tiger Day Attendance Application


Allocations bill readings

The Allocations reading are quickly approaching

Mark your calendars for

First Reading- Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m., Black and Gold Room (Memorial Union)

Second Reading- Thursday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m., Black and Gold Room (Memorial Union) \

Have questions about allocations? Talk to a Senator from your college today!

Click HERE for a list of senators, or visit the ‘Your Senators’ tab.


Higher Education Day 2014

The Student Government Association has been extremely busy the past two weeks.

14 SGA members traveled to Topeka to attend Higher Education Day on Tuesday, February 11th 2014.

Student representative from all Regents Universities in Kansas (Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Wichita State University, Emporia State University, Pittsburgh State University, Washburn)  gathered at the capitol to advocate for students from across Kansas.

The students advocated for tax exemptions on text books for Kansas Higher Education students. Later that afternoon students meet with the Kansas Tax Committee and received  support from some legislatures. Now, the amendment on House Bill 2557 that has a sales tax rebate for textbooks as passed through the Kansas House of Representative on Wednesday, February 19 2014 with a unanimous vote of 122. Bill 2557 will move to the Kansas Senate in the upcoming weeks.

Another focus point for advocating was the budget for Higher Education. In recent years the budget has been continuously cut, resulting in higher tuition for students. Chris Roberts, FHSU Student Government Association and chair of the Students’ Advisory Committee, said “The success and accessibility of higher learning is directly tied to the success of the Kansas economy.”

All Regents Universities will continue to contact Kansas legislators about these issues until the end this Legislative session.

Not only did FHSU SGA enjoy participating in Higher Ed day, but are going back to the capitol on March 10th and 11th.

Tiger Day is for not only SGA members but is open to all FHSU students. Participants will go to the Kansas State Capital and advocate for Fort Hays State University.

The application can be downloaded HERE and must be returned to the SGA office (MU lower Level 017) by February 26th at 4:00 p.m.

All transportation and lodging will be paid for by the university.

We hope to see you there!

2014 Tiger Day application 

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A letter from the Student Government President

Published on February 19, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Dear Tigers,

As you well know, the Student Government Association has thus far had an incredibly successful year.

I believe whole-heartedly that as your student body president, I have met the standards set before me and have done my job well.

On the morning of Sunday February 16th, I was taken into custody by the Hays Police Department after an altercation took place at my home. No official charges were filed and at this point in time, there are still no official charges against me. I have faith in the legal process and believe the situation will be resolved justly. It is a shame the way the events of that day unfolded, and a great deal of consideration has been taken to ensure this matter is handled in the best way possible. 

If you have any questions or concerns, I ask that you not contact my staff or the Student Government senators, and that you instead contact me directly. I am confident that our Student Government will continue to run as effectively and efficiently as we have all year and that the needs of our students are—and will always be—our first priority. Though I do anticipate a fair amount of criticism to be directed toward me, I sincerely apologize to both the FHSU community and the Hays community, and it is my intention to move forward quickly and carefully so we can all continue our important work.


                Christopher Roberts

                Student Government Association President