Anthony Moody IV, '22

February 22, 2022
Robins School SGA president aims to build community in the business school

“You become an extension of those you represent,” said Anthony Moody IV, ’22, while speaking of his role as president of the Robins School’s Student Government Association (SGA). “It becomes a part of you.”

Moody, a Richmond native, grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit having watched his mother own her own company. “It sparked an interest in me and I saw the University of Richmond as the best place to hone those skills,” he said.


When SGA elections rolled around last year, Moody saw an opportunity to help make a change and decided to run for office. Halfway through his tenure as president, he reflects on the strides SGA has made toward the goals they outlined at the beginning of the academic year. “We really wanted to build this Robins community by providing opportunities for personal and professional connection and demystifying the business school experience,” Moody said. “We hope to open the doors to the school wider.”

In the fall, SGA helped coordinate Pause for Paws, a mental health break for students during the exam period. Therapy dogs visited campus to help alleviate some end-of-the-semester stress for students. The event attracted a large crowd, and another is planned for this spring.

SGA also co-hosted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Forum with the Robins School DEI Task Force to provide students an opportunity to share feedback about their experience in the school and recommendations toward creating a welcoming culture that values diversity and inclusion. "Students provided great internal and external perspectives about adjectives and personal experiences that resonated with the panel and sparked ideas for new efforts to improve DEI in the Robins School," Moody said.

This spring, Moody looks forward to combatting some of the fear around those first challenging required business courses by hosting one-on-ones for newly declared business majors and minors. “We want to help students that don’t see themselves here—bringing more spirit and fun to the business school. We all aren’t just a bunch of suits,” he said. 

Moody encourages students who are thinking about running for SGA office to take a chance. “You get to have a hand in working with your peers to make this a better place,” he said. “Infiltrate the other schools on campus, bring business to them. We want more people on this side of campus.”