Marcedes Smith SGA PresidentWelcome to another exciting and eventful year at Francis Marion University! It is a prestigious honor for me to serve as your student body president for the 2017- 2018 academic school year. Here at Francis Marion, faculty, staff and your student organizations have worked hard, well before the start of this school year to ensure a great year.

As for the Student Government Association, we aim to serve our campus and student body with the upmost honesty, integrity, and transparency, and as the most sovereign student organization on campus, we want students to know that we are available to help and encourage all. We aim to thrive on unity, inclusiveness, diversity, and student involvement this upcoming academic year. The Student Government Association aims to provide continuous support to the student body in every aspect possible. We tend to be considered the voice of the students and the helping hand to all student organizations that need us.

I urge students to become more involved and to think about joining SGA. One thing all students should know is that the FMU SGA is dedicated to providing students representation and campus advocacy. SGA provides quality leadership for, and accountability to its constituents by recognizing that strength arises from wholeness, diversity, engagement and transparency. With that being said, I urge all students to get involved, not just with our Student Government Association, but with any organization they find interesting or relatable.

I look forward to a great year and seeing what all the future holds for the Patriot family!

With Patriot Pride,

Marcedes Smith
Student Government Association, President 2017-2018