Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of all graduate and professional students at Tulane School of Social Work. The fundamental values of the social work profession, expressing the worth, dignity, and uniqueness indigenous to all persons as well as their rights and opportunities, shall be reflected in the expression of the actions of the organization.

The SGA is affiliated with the Associated Student Body (ASB) of Tulane University. All students enrolled in a degree-seeking course of study at Tulane School of Social Work are considered members of the SGA and encouraged to participate in meetings and/or events. There are no fees required.



The SGA is committed to:

  • Support student development in all systems
  • Promote understanding among students, faculty, administration and alumni
  • Maintain professional standards and ethics
  • Accurately represent the concerns and needs of TSSW degree-seeking students to the school's administration
  • Ensure to the best of its ability the inclusion of all of the TSSW student body

These objectives shall be accomplished by serving as an educational, cultural, and social force within the School and the community.

Management & Operations

Information regarding the Constitution and specific information about the management and operations of the SGA can be reviewed in the Constitution, Bylaws, and any other related materials.



Valerie Gordon-Garofalo, PhD, LCSW, SGA Faculty Advisor

The SGA encourages and welcomes feedback from the Tulane School of Social Work community in order to maximize and make everyone's time at Tulane School of Social Work as meaningful as possible. Please e-mail