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Student Government Association

Student Government Association

 

About Us

The Student Government Association is your voice on campus, and is responsible for representing the Pierpont Community & Technical College student body.  In this organization, we encourage you to share ideas, concerns, and opinions in order to make a better campus community for you, and your fellow students.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our organization, there are many ways to become involved.  Depending upon your interests, we can find a place for you to expand your network beyond the classroom through attending meetings, organizing events, pursuing leadership opportunities, and serving the community through volunteer work.

We hope you will give us the opportunity to help you grow personally and professionally through experience within the SGA and throughout your time at Pierpont.  Please join us for bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in 237 Hardway Hall.  All meetings are open and all students are welcome to attend.

Our Purpose

As determined in Article I of the Student Government Constitution and By-Laws,

The objective of SGA is to promote a democratic form of student government, to provide students a forum for student issues, to offer the opportunity for leadership development in the individual, and to promote social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities for students.

How can I join?

Depending upon your level of interest, there are various roles within the organization.  Some positions are elected, while some may be appointed.  All Executive Board terms being and end in April.  Additional positions whether elected or appointed begin serving in September.  For more information, please fill out our Inquiry Form.

General Requirements

  • Must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Must attend Bi-Weekly SGA meetings.
  • Must attend all special meetings called by the SGA President.
  • Must serve on all committees to which you are appointed by the SGA President.

Expectations

  • Serve as a volunteer for SGA sponsored events.
  • Serve as a volunteer in community service initiatives.
  • Check your college email daily for important communication.
  • Uphold the Student Code of Conduct and remain in good standing with the College and community.

 

Check out the descriptions below to discover where you see yourself in the SGA. For more information on campaign rules, elections, and position requirements, please contact studentgovernment@pierpont.edu.

Positions

House of Representatives

  • Must be a currently enrolled as a Pierpont student.
  • Senators shall have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA as well as maintain good academic standing at the time of appointment and while in office. 
  • Student Senators shall not serve more than 2 (two) consecutive terms. Terms are defined as academic years running from May Commencement to May Commencement.

Secretary

  • Shall assume the duties of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer, in case of absence; 
  • Shall keep minutes of Student Government Association meetings, send initial minutes out following meetings (within a weeks time) and will get previous meeting minutes approved; 
  • Shall call role at each SGA meeting and maintain official attendance records;
  • Shall maintain a permanent record of all business conducted during SGA meetings; 
  • Shall maintain permanent record of any articles, significant photos, ect. of SGA activities;
  • Shall compile an end of year report in collaboration with the SGA executive board.
  • Set, post, and maintain three (3)  office hours per week. Approved by the SGA Advisor.

Treasurer

  • Shall assume the duties of the President in case of the absence of the President and Vice-President;
  • Shall maintain budget information and updated expenses regularly; 
  • Shall present to the execute members and advisor of the Student Government Association bi-monthly a statement of all expenditures during the semester; 
  • Shall keep the members updated on the budget and share relevant information at SGA meetings;
  • Shall oversee budget hearing for Student Organizations.
  • Propose a budget in conjunction with the executive board and advisor annually.
  • Shall be a member of the Student Government Association Advisor’s office;
  • Shall maintain communication with all student organizations regarding budgets;
  • Shall publish a list of those organizations registered with the Student Government Association for financing purposes.
  • Prepare and sign, with the approval of the SGA executive board and advisor on budget expenditures.
  • Be responsible for establishing and maintaining SGA property inventories.
  • Set, post, and maintain a minimum of three (3) office hours per week. Approved by the SGA Advisor. 
 

Vice President

  • Shall assume the duties of the President when absent or by request; 
  • Shall assist the President in implementing policy;
  • Shall be responsible for insuring that all SGA meetings are conducted utilizing correct parliamentary procedures as outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order (revised);
  • Shall serve as an advisor to the President on all matters;
  • Shall utilize multiple methods (i.e. forums, surveys, conversations, ect.) to obtain student needs and concerns. 
  • Shall plan and execute at least one (1) student activity per semester.
  • Meet with the SGA Advisor bi-weekly.
  • Serve as the liaison between all SGA chartered clubs and organizations and the SGA.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of Student Organization growth as directed by the Student Involvement Coordinator.
  • Be responsible of maintaining the SGA Constitution.  
  • Set, post, and maintain a minimum of five (5) offices hours per week. Approved by the SGA Advisor.

Student Body President

  • Shall preside over all regular meetings of the student body;
  • Shall preside over all Student Government Association meetings; 
  • Shall have power to call special meetings;
  • Shall have power to appoint special committees;
  • Attend and represent Pierpont at the Statewide Advisory Council;
  • Shall perform such other duties as usually belong to this office;
  • Shall maintain regular communication with all student organizations.
  • Set, post, and maintain a minimum of five (5) office hours per week. Approved by the SGA Advisor. 
  • Shall meet with the President of Pierpont and/or Vice President of Student Services at least once a semester;
  • Meet the SGA Advisor weekly.
  • Be the SGA representative to the Board of Governors.
  • Approve all expenditures of the SGA.
  • Work with the executive board members to establish an annual budget.

Communications Officer

  • Shall coordinate publicity for all SGA activities;
  • Shall update the website concerning SGA updates and activities.
  • Post approved meeting minutes for the campus community;
  • Publish a document (i.e. newsletter, infographic, ect.) at least twice a semester of SGA business and activities to the campus community;
  • Be responsible for all SGA public relations;
  • Set, post, and maintain three (3) office hours per week. Approved by the SGA Advisor.
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