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Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a representation for all GCC students and their collective interest. SGA promotes the cultural, education and social needs of the entire campus community. They work closely with the college administration and staff to ensure that the voice of the student body is heard. They also coordinate and fund most of the student clubs and organizations on campus.

SGA Constitution

The SGA believes in transparency of information. Please click here to view the SGA Constitution. This document was last edited and amended in the spring 2020 semester. 

Represent The Student Body!

SGA is looking to fill Executive Board positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you are interested, please fill out the following application. Please note: Executive Board officers will receive a stipend of $500 (or $250 per semester) at the end of the academic year, once their contract is complete.

Currently, we are looking to fill in the following Executive Board positions:

  • President of SGA
  • Vice-President of SGA
  • Vice-President of Student Programming
  • Vice-President of Marketing & Communication
  • Vice-President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice-President of Diversity Education & Initiatives 

Executive Board Positions 

The following positions are open for the 2020-2021 academic year. Below each position, will see a description of position responsibilities. 

President of SGA

  • Serve as the official spokesperson for the Student Government Association and represent it in all matters affecting its interests, welfare, jurisdiction and administer and enforce all legislation to the best of their ability;
  • Have the power to take executive action at any time through the interpretation of the statutes, legislation, rules, and approved policy of the SGA, but shall be answerable to the Senate for any action at times when the Senate shall deem necessary;
  • Have the power and authority to take action which is necessary and proper to act on behalf of the Senate in an emergency situation. Their action shall be legally binding until the next session of the Senate, at which time the action must be brought to the attention of the Senate and allowed or discontinued;
  • Have the power to appoint student leaders to any open E-Board position, if vacant, until a nomination or election can be held;
  • The President and/or Vice President may, on extraordinary occasions, convene the Senate for special meetings;
  • Shall recommend measures to the Senate which may be necessary and expedient for their consideration at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to Senate meetings;
  • Shall call and preside over all meetings of the E-Board and SGA and through SGA, shall be responsible for recommending programs which enhance student leadership development, self-growth, and the objectives set forth in the Preamble of this Constitution;
  • Shall meet with the President of GCC two times a month;
  • Shall meet with the Dean of Students two times a month;
  • Shall hold office hours equating to a minimum of five (5) hours per week;
  • Shall attend all monthly GCCA meetings and provide reports on SGA;
  • Shall frequently attend programs and events held at the College; and
  • Commit to other duties as assigned.

Vice-President of SGA

  • Shall preside over the Senate;
  • Shall assume the powers and duties of the President at their request or in the event the position becomes vacant;
  • Shall establish ad hoc and special committees, as needed;
  • Shall be responsible for other duties of the SGA that the President shall deem necessary;
  • Will meet with the President and Student Trustee once (1) a week to discuss SGA matters;
  • Shall frequently attend programs and events held at the College; and
  • Commit to other duties as assigned.

Vice-President of Student Programming

  • Serves as CAB Chairperson;
  • Oversee programmatic, operational, financial and evaluative efforts of GCC’s Campus Activities Board (CAB);
  • Work with the Director of SEI, SEI Associates, SGA’s VP of Marketing & Communication, and CAB’s Marketing chair in developing programming and marketing goals, initiatives, and strategies for the Campus Activities Board;
  • Coordinate CAB involvement in promotional efforts at events such as but not limited to: Club Fair, Welcome Week, Orientation and at other all-campus activities and events;
  • Chair weekly CAB meetings and CAB executive board meetings;
  • Assist the Director of SEI in the coordination of start-of-semester CAB retreats;
  • Meet with the Director of SEI weekly;
  • Assist in budget planning, preparation, and reporting;
  • Assist in contract negotiation and overall processing of independent contractor forms;
  • Must be able to consistently abide by deadlines for proposing, planning, marketing, and evaluating events/activities;
  • Shall frequently attend programs and events held at the College; and
  • Commit to other duties as assigned.

Vice-President of Academic Affairs

  • Shall be responsible for overseeing the development of academic programs/events for the student body;
  • Shall consult academic related club/organizations;
  • Shall take part in Faculty Senate Standing Committees;
  • Shall coordinate a committee to oversee academic affairs related issues;
  • Shall identify and investigate college-wide academic issues and draft and propose related legislation to the Senate;
  • Meets bi-weekly with GCC’s Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost;
  • Shall frequently attend programs and events held at the college; and
  • Commit to other duties as assigned.

Vice-President of Marketing & Communication

  • Shall be responsible for coordinating and creating all advertisement, publicity, and press releases for SGA functions;
  • Shall be the contact person for all media transactions;
  • Shall develop and oversee a marketing committee;
  • Shall actively promote a positive image of the SGA throughout the college and GCC community;
  • Meets bi-weekly with GCC’s Director of MARCOM;
  • Shall frequently attend programs and events held at the College; and
  • Commit to other duties as assigned.

Vice-President of Diversity Education & Initiatives

  • Shall be responsible for SGA activities that promotes diversity and inclusion, such as the progression of affirmative action, to heighten cultural sensitivity and racial integrations; to create a more inclusive community;
  • Shall work with, and represent, the underrepresented student populations on campus;
  • Shall maintain contact with the offices including, but not limited to: SEI, Access & Accommodations, Veterans Affairs, Student Success Center, etc. to work with collaboratively in addressing “needs gaps” that hinder student success;
  • Shall assist in mediating issues of concerns raised by students of underrepresented groups.
  • Shall work with student organizations and campus initiatives that enhance multicultural, pluralism, diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
  • Shall sit on the Inclusive Excellence Committee;
  • Shall Co-chair the Diversity Summit Committee;
  • Shall meet with the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) bi-weekly;
  • Shall meet with the Director of SEI weekly;
  • Shall frequently attend programs and events held at the College; and
  • Commit to other duties as assigned.
     

Senators

New: As clubs and organizations are developing their executive boards, they will now need to hold a "Senator" position on the team. The senator will need to attend all monthly interclub council meetings. 

Meetings

SGA meetings are open to all students who wish to attend.  Meeting day/time: Wednesday's at 3:30 p.m. 

Contact

Please contact the Office of Student Engagement & Inclusion via email or by phone at 585-343-0055 x6261