About SGA

What is the Student Government Association?

SGA stands for Student Government Association, which is a nationwide organization. Our Student Government Association is run under the Texas Junior College Student Government Association, a statewide organizations of colleges in Texas.

The SGA has many different purposes. It oversees all of College of the Mainland's clubs and events and communicates with the college leadership in order to voice student concerns.

What does the Student Government Association member do?

Each officer has duties listed in more detail under Duties and Responsibilities. However, an effective Student Government Association member usually represents student concerns at meetings, helps sponsor or cosponsor events, attends conferences if necessary, and is kind and helpful, all while trying to ensure that the student body has an enjoyable time at College of the Mainland.

Who is the Student Government Association?

An executive board comprised of students run Student Government Association. Two advisors help with the day-to-day work and provide guidance.

The executive board itself is comprised of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, parliamentarian and historian.

What are the qualifications for joining the Student Government Association?

To join the Student Government Association, you must be enrolled in at least three credit hours at COM, have at least a 2.0 GPA and be a person of good standing at the College, which means that you must be respectable, professional and behave well. Members of the Student Government Association represent all of College of the Mainland, so they have to represent it well.

Members should also be able to attend meetings. You are required to schedule work and school around Student Government Association meeting times. Meeting times can be found further down on the page or on our home page.

Specific qualifications and duties for each member are listed in the Duties and Responsibilities file, so you should also check that out to see if you can handle it.

How do I join the Student Government Association?

Contact the Student Government Association advisor for more information. Another easy way is just to come to one of our meetings so you can see what being in the Student Government Association is all about.

Please check out our application for candidacy and email SGA (sga@com.edu) if you are interested. SGA is currently looking for new members, so don't be shy.

Why should I join the Student Government Association?

There are so many reasons! The Student Government Association is a unique experience. Joining makes you a part of something on campus and gives you a voice.

Being a member of the Student Government Association also interests colleges and prospective jobs. The advisors are credible references.

Finally, being a member gives you the unique opportunity to learn leadership skills that can be used in other school, work and community settings.

When are the meetings?

The Student Government Association holds its general meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Enrollment Center Boardroom in front of the Advising Suite.

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