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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 the Office of Student Life (C-223) on Friday, February 2 by 12pm.

SGA Application—Click Here

Meetings

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

Officer Positions

President

  1. Abide by, enforce, and support the SGA Constitution;
  2. Preside at all meetings of the SGA;
  3. Have one vote in Executive meetings only in the event of a tie;
  4. Coordinate and maintain communication between the SGA and the college administration and advisor(s);
  5. Serve in as a second in any Vice-President role as necessary.
  6. Appoint Committee Chairs, as appropriate;
  7. Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees;
  8. Represent the student body and the college at on and off-campus events;
  9. Hold veto power of any legislation passed by the membership of SGA, with the exception of impeachment legislation;
  10. Call special meetings of the Executive Council, and convene special meetings of the Electorate, as necessary;
  11. Coordinate with advisors the scheduling and content of officer training/leadership programs; and;
  12. Attend college president’s leadership meetings; and
  13. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.

Executive Vice-President

  1. Serve as President in the absence of the President;
  2. Serve as Chairperson for the Executive Council;
  3. Serve as Parliamentarian at all SGA meetings;
  4. Preside over all standing committees;
  5. Coordinate and oversee all internal Executive Council affairs;
  6. Assist in coordinating and maintaining communication between the SGA and the college administration and advisor(s);
  7. Represent the student body and the college at on and off-campus events;
  8. Assist in appointment of Committee Chairs, as appropriate;
  9. Help fill unexpected vacancies during the year; and
  10. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.

Vice-President of Student Life

  1. Serve as Chairperson for the Club Council;
  2. Serve as Parliamentarian at all Club Council meetings;
  3. Work closely with the Program Manager of Student Life to publicize and recruit students for committee positions and orientate new student representatives to the Club Council and their responsibilities;
  4. Conduct regular meetings of the Club Council to share information and resources and keep the Executive Council informed of Club Council activities;
  5. Ensure that student committee representatives keep appropriate records and make regular reports to the Executive Council;
  6. Ensure that student committee representatives attend Club Council meetings and meet committee obligations;
  7. Ensure that Club Council representatives appoint unexpected vacancies throughout the year; and Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.

Vice-President of Student Outreach

  1. Serve as Chairperson for the Electorate;
  2. Serve as Parliamentarian for all SGA Electorate meetings;
  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. Assist the Vice-President of Student Life in publicizing Club Council vacancies;
  6. Capture and record culture, history, and growth of the SGA;
  7. Maintain and coordinate the SGA website; and
  8. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as needed.

Secretary

  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;
  4. Prepare SGA correspondence as necessary;
  5. Serve as second in the role of the Treasurer in his or her absence; and
  6. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as requested.

Vice-President of Financial Reporting

  1. Track SGA and Club allocations;
  2. Serve as Chairperson on the standing 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;
  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. Serve as second in the role of the Secretary in his or her absence; and
  7. Assist other Executive Council members in their duties as requested.

Vice-President of the Creekside Center

  1. Serve as Chairperson for the Electorate;
  2. Serve as Parliamentarian for all SGA Electorate meetings;
  3. Coordinate publicity, via appropriate channels, for the SGA through preparation and distribution of flyers, banners, signs, articles, reports, and classroom presentations at the Creekside Center.
  4. Coordinate outreach efforts at the Creekside Center by soliciting student input through various sources, e.g., town meetings and student surveys;
  5. Assist the Vice-President of Student Life in publicizing Club Council vacancies.

Vice-President of the Health Science Building

  1. Serve as Chairperson for the Electorate;
  2. Serve as Parliamentarian for all SGA Electorate meetings;
  3. Coordinate publicity, via appropriate channels, for the SGA through preparation and distribution of flyers, banners, signs, articles, reports, and classroom presentations at the Health Science Building;
  4. Coordinate outreach efforts at the Health Science Building by soliciting student input through various sources, e.g., town meetings and student surveys;
  5. Assist the Vice-President of Student Life in publicizing Club Council vacancies.

An SGA Member

  • Actively participates in SGA trainings
  • Nurtures and promotes a team atmosphere.
  • Is highly motivated and energetic.
  • Excels at meeting new people.
  • Is eager for new challenges and is able to learn from things and apply them quickly.
  • Represents LSC-Tomball and the Office of Student Life in the best light.
  • Provides motivation for both students and fellow SGA members.
  • Evaluates programs and events with fellow SGA members.
  • Provides ideas for future programs and events.
  • Is a voice for the LSC-Tomball Student.

     

Why join SGA?

Joining the Student government Association is a fantastic way for you to get involved at LSC-Tomball and gain experience that will be beneficial to you throughout your education and beyond.

The benefits of joining the SGA include:

  • Opportunities
  • Making connections with faculty and staff on campus that could aid students in future endeavors.
  • The opportunity to build a resume that includes leadership, community service, and team building accomplishments.
  • The ability to help plan events on campus and make connections with fellow students.
  • The opportunity to represent the LSC-Tomball student body to faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Being a part of a team that influences and improves the LSC-Tomball campus and student body.
  • Opportunity to travel to state and regional conferences.
  • Getting involved and making a difference!

 

Member Requirements

Students interested in joining the SGA must:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and goals of the SGA.
  • Have excellent communication skills- verbal and written.
  • Have a good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher the semester prior and must be enrolled in 6 credit hours at LSC-Tomball.
  • Be able to attend all training sessions. Training sessions dates are TBD.
  • Be able to work at the majority of the programs and events.
  • Preference s given to those who have demonstrated leadership ability, the ability to work with students, peer group, faculty, and administration.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Shannon Marino.

Shannon Marino 

Program Manager, Student Life
Phone: 281-357-3642
Office: C-223A
Email: smarino@lonestar.edu