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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 weekly meetings on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in 128 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 purpose of this organization shall be to regulate all matters pertaining to the student life of its members which do not fall under jurisdiction of the faculty and administration; to promote general activities and develop a true college spirit; to train its members in the principles and practices of democracy; to constitute a medium for expressing the opinion of the student on matters of general interest and to strengthen the cordial relations between the faculty and the 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 be currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Must attend weekly SGA meetings.
  • Must attend all special meetings called by the SGA President.
  • Must hold at least one weekly office hour.
  • Must serve on all committees to which you are appointed by the SGA President.
  • Must attend an SGA Fall and Spring Retreat.

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.
  • No minimum credit hours or prior SGA experience required.
  • Responsible for serving as an at large representative for PCTC.

Secretary

  • Must have served at least one full year in the SGA.
  • Must have attended no less than 50% of all regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Must have completed no less than two full-time semesters at PCTC.
  • Assumes the role of the President in the absence of both the Vice President and Treasurer.
  • Maintains a directory of all past and current SGA members.
  • Responsible for taking roll at all SGA meetings and sponsored events.
  • Responsible for all correspondence between the SGA, its members, and the campus community.
  • Responsible for taking and posting the minutes for all SGA meetings and retreats.

Treasurer

  • Must have served at least one full year in the SGA.
  • Must have attended no less than 50% of all regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Must have completed no less than two full-time semesters at PCTC.
  • Assumes the role of the President should the Vice President be absent.
  • Prepares bi-monthly expenditure reports for the SGA.
  • Serves as the Chair of the Club Funding Committee.

Vice President

  • Must have served at least one full year in the SGA.
  • Must have attended no less than 50% of all regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Must have completed no less than two full-time semesters at PCTC.
  • Assumes the role of the President in his/her absence.
  • Assists the President in duties and implementation of policies.
  • Serves as the Chair of the Homecoming Committee and on the Campus Activities Board.

Student Body President

  • Must have served at least one full year in the SGA.
  • Must have attended no less than 50% of all regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Must have completed no less than two full-time semesters at PCTC.
  • Sets the SGA meeting agenda and leads meetings.
  • Appoints special committees and positions within the SGA.
  • Serves on various campus committees.
  • Provides reports to both FSU and PCTC Board of Governors.

Appointed Positions

Residence Hall Representatives
Multi-Cultural Representative
Parliamentarian
Greek Life Representative
Honors Representative
Commuter Representative
Veterans Representative
Athletics Representative
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