What is the Student Government Association?
The Student Government Association represents the interests and needs of the students while facilitating an on-going dialog with school administration on behalf of the student body.
Who are the members of the Student Government Association?
Students wishing to become members and officers are elected each Spring and Fall.
How many positions are available on the Student Government?
The Executive Board is comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and Public Relations Officer. These elected officials serve as the governing body of the SGA.
The Senate consists of no fewer than three elected positions. Senators serve as committee chairs.
The House of Representatives members are considered “members at large” and serve on committees. There is no limit to the number of Representatives that can be elected, but all must be nominated by their peers and participate in the Fall elections.
How long is a term on the Student Government?
Elected officers and members serve a one (1) year term. For the Executive Board, that term begins after the Spring semester and continues to the end of the next Spring semester. For Senators and Representatives, the term begins in the Fall and continues through Spring. Generally a term runs from fall semester through the spring semester.
What are the duties of a member of the Student Government?
The duties are attending regular monthly meetings, serving on committees, acting as a representative for Eastfield, handling issues voiced by the student body, and various other tasks that may occur during a term in office. Orientation and training sessions are conducted throughout the year.
What are the benefits of serving on the Student Government?
Students who serve in SGA learn leadership skills, communication skills, time management and other professional transferrable skills that can help them become successful in their future educational and professional careers.
How do I apply to become a member of the Student Government Association?
Contact the Office of Student Life. The Director of Student Life serves as the SGA Advisor.
How can I have my voice heard even if I choose to not join the Student Government?
All Eastfield students are encouraged to attend SGA meetings. In addition, SGA has provided “suggestion boxes” located throughout the campus for students to voice their opinions. Suggestions may remain anonymous, however, if you indicate contact information, one of the officers or members will contact you for clarification or to offer a personal response. Note: The subject matter of your suggestion may be made public, however, your name and contact information remains confidential.
Office of Student Life - Room C-141 - Phone: 972-860-7185