The Student Government Association (SGA) is a formalized structure that reflects student needs, concerns and issues. All enrolled students are considered members of the SGA, and all students enrolled in degree programs are eligible to hold positions in the SGA upon meeting minimum requirements.
The SGA consists of four elected postions: The Lead Govenor, Governor for Student Outreach, Governor for Academic Life and Governor for Campus Life. Elections are held in April each year; all Otis students qualifying may run for any position.
The SGA has the opportunity to meet with the Director of Student Activities, and Otis faculty and administration on a regular basis. Officers and representatives are asked to provide feedback on institutional issues to voice the concerns and perspectives of the student body. The group also suggests activities and events to the Campus Activities Board and, maintains regular communication with students, representing the student body on task forces, and work groups and at offcial College functions.
Contact an SGA member by way of the Office of Student Activities at 310-846-2595 or using our Contact Form.
Meet Your 2013-2014 Student Government Officials
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Graduation Class: 2015
Interest: Furniture Design, Science, Surfing
Why I'm involved in student government: I have always enjoyed helping develop a place for students to be creative and experience art and design in Los Angeles.
Plans After Graduating: Graduate School
Governor for Student Outreach
Hometown: Maz vikadei, Banket, Zimbabwe
Graduation Class: 2015
Major: Communication Arts (advertising)
Minor: Digital Media
Interest: Photography, Sculpture
Why I am involved in student government: To be available to students who need someone to talk to and help develop my school for the better.
Plans After Graduating: After graduation I plan to work for ad agencies, hopefully also be given the opportunity to travel the world. As a personal agenda one day I would like to continue with studio work and show it in galleries.
Governor for Academic Concerns
Hometown: Los Angeles
Graduation Class: 2014
Major: Product Design
Why I am involved in Student Government: I feel strongly about the voice of the students and I really want to help students have their issues and concerns be heard. I hope to build a more positive environment where we feel comfortable, as well as being happy with what is happening around us academically. Through my honesty and personable characteristics I believe I can act as a voice for the students for changes that need to be made on campus.
Plans After Graduating: to create my own lifestyle brand that implies timeless as well as sustainable design that many can identify with passionately.