Why You Should Join Student Government!


Ask an SGA Representative about how you can be interviewed for a SGA position today!

Are you interested in experiencing new things, developing communication and leadership skills, traveling, helping your college, meeting new people, and scholarship opportunities? If you are interested in one or more of the things previously listed, then the Student Government Association is right for you! The Student Government Association (SGA) is the group that represents the student body and works to improve the quality of education for all.

The purpose of the SGA is to be the official representative voice of the student body’s interests, concerns, and needs on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus. The SGA acts as a liaison on behalf of the student body when dealing with college administration and other important matters. SGA will design and implement an informal system which will facilitate the collection, review and dissemination of data that is sensitive to the concerns, opinions, perceptions, and general interests of the student body.

Do these opportunities sound good yet? Trust us, the opportunities are endless and they just keep on getting better. This academic year (2011-2012) the SGA’s campus-wide collectively handled roughly around a million dollars in student activities fees. The Student Government Association on the St. Petersburg/ Gibbs campus received the largest budget and was responsible for maintaining a grand total of $305,412. Although many SGA’s across the state of Florida have been dealing with large sums of money for the past couple of years, this was a first in St. Petersburg College history. Each SGA was tasked with developing a proposal process; this process would serve as guidelines for all proposal submissions. The respectable parties who received fund from the SGA included clubs, organizations, and departments. Through this process, students have been able to travel across the country, host events, and showcase their leadership skills throughout the state of Florida. The Student Government Association is also a great way to get involved on your campus. The Student Government Association on the St. Petersburg/ Gibbs campus alone has funded many campus and college wide events. The St. Petersburg/ Gibbs campus SGA has also funded St. Petersburg College’s first Radio Production Club, as well as the SPC Madrigalians’ trip to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The SGA’s main purpose is to help the student body, and to assist in helping to create a better campus life. If you, or someone you know would like to be a part of an organization that demonstrates leadership, professionalism, and servant leadership then SGA is the right club for you! If you would like to speak with an SGA representative please contact us immediately. The Student Government Association office located in the Student Services building (SS) in room 111B on the St. Petersburg/ Gibbs Campus. The SGA Elections for the (2012-2012) St. Petersburg/ Gibbs campus officers will be in April of 2012. The following positions are open: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, and Legislative Liaison, and Public Relations Officer. We hope that you will consider being a part of SGA, considering that the students involved in SGA play an important role in the function of campus life and activities. Don’t let this opportunity slip away, join your Student Government today!

     It’s never too late to be a part of the SGA! Be sure to ask an SGA representative of how you can obtain an interview for a position within the SGA. We are always looking for dedicated and innovative students to fill vacant positions. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at eaeo_director@spcollege.edu.


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