The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a vital communication link between students, administration, and faculty. It provides leadership opportunities for VHCC students, including the opportunity to develop new policies, services, and activities for the benefit of other students.
To be eligible to be a SGA Senator, students must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours
at VHCC for the entirety of the term in office.
Successful candidates are expected to be engaged and active SGA members. The SGA meets during the summer (time/dates TBD) and during the school year. In addition, there are activities, meetings, college committees, responsibilities that officers must be available to participate in beyond the SGA meetings.
There are 7 positions on the SGA. The duties of these positions are:
President - To preside over all SGA meetings. To uphold and execute the provisions of this constitution. To execute and administer any rule, regulation, and resolution enacted pursuant to this constitution. To serve when it becomes necessary in an ex-officio capacity on all standing and special committees. To attend, upon invitation, meetings of administrative and faculty councils when student affairs are under consideration. To interpret the constitution upon concurrence of the SGA. To appoint or abolish special offices and committees upon concurrence of the SGA. To ensure that minutes of all meetings are submitted to the SGA and to the Student Success Center. To act at all times only within the jurisprudence of his/her elected position. To represent the student body on the President’s Advisory Council (PAC). To monitor and maintain the SGA e-mail account.
Vice President - To preside in all SGA meetings in the absence of the president. To assume temporary duties of the office of president in the event it is vacated until completion of the re-election process. To serve in ex-officio capacity on all standing and special committees as the SGA president may direct. To discharge all duties assigned by the SGA president. To uphold and execute the provisions of the constitution. To represent the student body on the college’s Student Affairs Committee. To discharge all duties assigned by the SGA president.
Public Affairs - To work with the college public relations specialist, and independently, to publicize all SGA special events. To maintain SGA profiles on social networking sites on the internet. To represent the student body on the college’s Alumni Board.
Secretary - To record the minutes of all meetings of the SGA. To post and distribute the minutes of all meetings of the SGA. To file all documents originating from or received by the SGA. To discharge all duties assigned by the SGA president. To
represent the student body on the college’s Academic Programs Committee.
Historian - To maintain an accurate history of all SGA meeting agendas and minutes, events and activities, and member’s roles for the year. Be responsible for taking pictures during events. Create and maintain a yearly SGA portfolio detailing the year’s history. To represent the student body on the college’s Academic Programs Committee.
Student Activities - To work with students, faculty and staff to organize a variety of campus activities and events. To integrate social, cultural and recreational experiences into the college experience, creating well-rounded students who become leaders and members of their community. To work closely with the public affairs officer in the publicity of all events and activities. To discharge all duties assigned by the SGA president. To represent the student body in the Student Success Center and on all student led activities.
Senator - To disseminate the programs the SGA Executive Officers are working on to the student body on a one-to-one basis. To work with the publicity officer to publicize all SGA special events. To attend SGA meetings and present the concerns of the student body to the executive officers. To maintain the SGA suggestion box.
For more information on the SGA, visit www.vhcc.edu/sga.
If you need assistance submitting the online application please see SGA Advisor, Ben King in ISC 100C.