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What is SGA?

The Student Government Association is a fun, energetic group of students representing the Lone Star College-Tomball student body.

2018 SGA applications are due to Cory Colby no later that 5:00pm on Friday, October 5, 2018.

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Meetings

Club Council meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 2 pm in N103 or C210.

Officer Positions

Duties of the Executive Council Members

  1. The President shall:
    1. Abide by, enforce, and support the SGA Constitution;
    2. Serve as chair of meetings of SGA General Assemblies;
    3. Serve as chair of Executive Council;
    4. Preside at all meetings of the SGA;
    5. Have one vote in Executive meetings only in the event of a tie;
    6. Coordinate and maintain communication between the SGA and the college administration and advisor(s);
    7. Serve as an ex officio member of all SGA standing committees;
    8. Assume the responsibilities of Executive Vice President, Vice President of Outreach and Recruitment, or Vice President of Programs in their absence.
    9. Appoint Committee Chairs, as appropriate;
    10. Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees;
    11. Hold joint veto power with the Executive Vice President over of any legislation passed by the membership of SGA, with the exception of impeachment legislation.
    12. Call special meetings of the Executive Council, and convene special meetings of the Electorate, as necessary;
    13. Coordinate with advisors the scheduling and content of officer training/leadership programs; and
    14. Represent the study body and the college at on and off campus events; and
    15. Attend the college president’s leadership meetings; and
    16. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.
  2. The Executive Vice President shall:
    1. Serve as President in the absence of the President
    2. Serve as Chair of the Club Council;
    3. Serve  as Parliamentarian at all Executive Council meetings;
    4. Serve as the chairperson of the Administration and Bylaws Committee;
    5. Coordinate and oversee all internal Executive Council affairs;
    6. Serve as acting President in the absence of the SGA President;
    7. Assist in coordinating and maintaining communication between the SGA and the college administration and advisor(s);
    8. Assist in appointment of Committee Chairs, as appropriate;
    9. Serve as chair of the vacancy committee to fill vacancies on the Executive Council.
    10. Work closely with the Program Manager of Student Life to publicize and recruit students for committee positions and orient new student representatives to the Club Council and their responsibilities;
    11. Conduct regular meetings of the Club Council to share information and resources and keep the Executive Council informed of Club Council activities;
    12. Hold joint veto power with the President over any legislation passed by the membership of SGA, with the exception of impeachment legislation.
    13. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.
  3. The Vice President of Outreach and Recruitment shall:
    1. Serve as Parliamentarian at all Club Council meetings;
    2. Serve as SGA representative on the Club Council;
    3. Serve as the chairperson of the Events Committee.
    4. Coordinate outreach and recruitment efforts for future SGA Executive Council Members through communication with leadership of clubs, Student Life, and LSC-Tomball faculty and administration.
    5. Coordinate a representative presence at all major Student Life functions, including but not limited to, Spring Fling, Fall Fest, and Involvement Fair;
    6. Coordinate outreach, student feedback, and communication efforts with all extensions of the LSC-Tomball main campus, including LSC-Creekside Center and Health Science Building, and any future extensions;
    7. Create, manage, and regularly update the SGA social media accounts under the guidance and supervision of the SGA Advisor and Program Manager of Student Life;
    8. Maintain and coordinate the SGA website under the guidance and supervision of the SGA Advisor and Program Manager of Student Life; and
    9. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.
  4. The Vice President of Programs shall:
    1. Serve as Parliamentarian for all General Assembly Meetings of the SGA Electorate;
    2. Serve as liaison to the Nominations and Elections Committee;
    3. Coordinate publicity, via appropriate channels, for the SGA through preparation and distribution of flyers, banners, signs, articles, reports, and classroom presentations;
    4. Coordinate outreach efforts by soliciting student input through various sources, e.g., town meetings and student surveys;
    5. Ensure that student committee representatives attend Club Council meetings and meet committee obligations;
    6. Ensure that Club Council representatives appoint unexpected vacancies throughout the year; and
    7. Advertise vacancies in Club  Council and assist in recruitment;
    8. With the General Secretary, Capture and record culture, history, and growth of the SGA; including:
  5. Keep a record of all Club Council activities and be responsible for taking pictures or otherwise documenting all SGA events.
  6. These records will be kept as a record of activity for the use of future SGAs.
    • Ensure that student committee representatives keep appropriate records and make regular reports to the Executive Council; and
    • Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.
  7. The General Secretary shall:
    1. Be responsible for managing and maintaining all records pertaining to SGA;
    2. Record and distribute proceedings of all SGA meetings and agendas as necessary;
    3. Keep attendance records for meetings of Executive Council, Club Council, and General Assemblies;
    4. Maintain records of elections and votes conducted by the General Assembly of the Electorate;
    5. Prepare SGA correspondence as necessary;
    6. The General Secretary will also prepare monthly reports for the President and Advisor that indicate the proceedings of the council for the previous month;
    7. Submit official forms for documentation, competitions, etc.,
    8. Assume responsibilities in the absence of the Finance Secretary; and
    9. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as requested.
  8. The Finance Secretary shall:
    1. Track SGA and Club budget allocations;
    2. Serve as Chairperson on the standing SGA Fee Advisory Committee;
    3. Cosign all monetary transactions, as approved by the membership;
    4. Maintain and report accurate financial records, spending analysis, and budgets of the SGA under the guidance and assistance of the SGA Advisor and Program Manager of Student Life;
    5. Prepare budget for the upcoming year and present said budget to the Executive Council for approval no less than 15 days prior to the budget request deadline.
    6. Assume responsibilities in absence of the General Secretary; and
    7. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as requested.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cory Colby. 

Cory Colby

SGA Advisor
Office: S204-G
Email: cory.g.colby@lonestar.edu