Student government gives you a voice

Student Government Association represents the student body on campus in Columbia, Missouri.

 
 
Student Government Association group.

Officers are elected by peers each year.

Mission

"We, the elected students of the Columbia College Student Government Association (SGA), exist to organize student voices and positive actions into a unified representation of the study body and to convey viable solutions, ideas and concerns to the institution."

Executive board

President: Daymond Dollens

Dollens serves on the Academic Affairs Committee. He is also a Student Ambassador and a member of the golf team.

Vice President: Landon Parker

Parker serves on the Professional Development Committee. He's also involved in DECA and the college chapter of the American Marketing Association.

Vice President of Communication: Zach McAdams

McAdams serves on the ERC committee. He is also a member of the Honors Student Association and is a Student Ambassador.

Executive Vice President of Administration: Emily Bouldin

Bouldin serves on the Student Life committee.

Campus Activities Board Executive: Kaleena Logan

Logan is on the Campus Activities Board, is a member of the track and field team and intramural champs, and is involved in Missio Dei. 

Contact SGA

Declaration of candidacy

Students wishing to serve on SGA must be full time on the traditional campus and in good academic standing. Senate positions require a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, and executive positions require a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Voting for the following academic year takes place in March.

Students may run for two positions.

Students must be able to attend SGA meetings at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Lee Room of Dulany Hall.

Declaration of candidacy External link

Position duties

The duties and responsibilities of the President of the Student Government Association are the following:

  • Serve as the main representative of SGA – this may include making speeches, attending meetings or serving on committees
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Constitution
  • Chair and call to order the Senate meetings
  • Chair and call to order the Executive Board meetings
  • Create meeting agendas for Senate and Executive Board meetings
  • Be knowledgeable of the agenda items before the meeting
  • Meet at least once a semester with the President, Vice President and Deans in order to update them on SGA projects, activities, etc.
  • Meet with CCAA at least once a semester
  • Meet with the chairs of the committees at least once a month
  • Be a liaison between students and administration
  • Maintain cohesion and flow during the Senate and Executive Board meetings
  • Speak at several events throughout the year
  • Meet weekly with the Advisor(s) to discuss SGA issues and agendas
  • Hold Senate and Executive Board members accountable for accuracy when reporting•Other duties as assigned

The duties and responsibilities of the President of the Student Government Association are the following:

  • Taking attendance at all meetings (including exec meetings)
  • Following up on attendance issues and being the go-to for members with absences
  • Being knowledgeable of the agenda items before the meeting
  • Attend weekly Senate meetings
  • Attend weekly Executive meetings
  • Be familiar with the SGA Constitution
  • Communicating election results/appointment results
  • Planning a service project each semester
  • Filling out the necessary documents for attendance and service projects
  • Filling in for the President when needed
  • Fulfilling responsibilities as assigned by the President and/or Advisor

The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President Communication of the Student Government Association are the following:

  • Keep all SGA bulletin boards up to date
  • Maintain Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Increase overall awareness of SGA through these forms of communication
  • Be knowledgeable of the agenda items before the meeting
  • Design flyers, posters, invitations, etc. for all SGA related events, announcements, news, etc.
  • Set up and attend meetings with appropriate faculty and administration regarding website design and other various forms of communication
  • Must gather and keep track of suggestions from the online and bulletin board suggestion boxes
  • Forward suggestions to the appropriate committees
  • Respond to suggestions in a timely manner
  • Head the election process (advertising, recruiting, making the ballot, distributing to the student body, etc.)
  • Attend weekly Senate meetings
  • Attend weekly Executive meetings
  • Find new and creative ways to communicate with students, faculty and staff.
  • Fulfilling responsibilities as assigned by the President and/or Advisor

The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President Communication of the Student Government Association are the following:

  • Responsible for taking notes during senate meetings and executive meetings
  • Notes must be well written, descriptive and organized
  • Notes should be posted no later than three days after the meeting
  • Responsible for taking care of all fund requests, either from other organizations on campus or senate members
  • Must keep the budget up to date
  • Attend all Senate meetings
  • Attend all Executive meetings
  • Fulfilling responsibilities as assigned by the President and/or Advisor

2 elected positions available

The duties and responsibilities of the Freshman Representative of the Student Government Association are the following:

Position responsibilities

  • Know and understand the procedures of SGA
  • Be familiar with the SGA constitution
  • Connect with Columbia College freshman
  • Listen to and understand the concerns and desires of our peers
  • Act upon the concerns of the freshmen
  • Inform others of SGA and its accomplishments

Personal responsibilities

  • Maintain good academic standings
  • Be a person of moral ethics and strong character.
  • Have a good academic standing: over a 2.75 GPA.
  • Friendly towards everyone
  • Meet new people and hear their concerns
  • Advertise clubs and organizations
  • Involvement in on-campus activities and events
  • High expectations for self

2 elected positions available

The duties and responsibilities of the Junior Representative for Columbia College are the following:

Personal responsibilities:

  • Be a person of moral ethics and strong character.
  • Have a good academic standing: over a 2.75 GPA.
  • Reach out to students of Sophomore ranking and let them know you are their representative.
  • Work with other Student Government representatives in a respectful and cohesive way.

Officer responsibilities:

  • Attend and be an active member of Student Government Association.
  • Attend bi-weekly committee meetings as well as meetings set with faculty or staff that your committee has planned.
  • Keep Student Government Association informed on activities, concerns, or needs of the Sophomore class.
  • Communicate changes or accomplishments of Student Government Association with the Sophomore class.

2 elected positions available

The duties and responsibilities of the Junior Representative for Columbia College are the following:

Personal responsibilities:

  • Be a person of moral ethics and strong character.
  • Have a good academic standing: over a 2.75 GPA.
  • Reach out to students of Junior ranking and let them know you are their representative.
  • Work with other Student Government representatives in a respectful and cohesive way.

Officer responsibilities:

  • Attend and be an active member of Student Government Association.
  • Attend bi-weekly committee meetings as well as meetings set with faculty or staff that your committee has planned.
  • Keep Student Government Association informed on activities, concerns, or needs of the Junior class.
  • Communicate changes or accomplishments of Student Government Association with the Junior class.

Note: Students eligible to serve as class representatives are classified by the number of completed hours (52-83.9 hours = junior).

2 elected positions available

The duties and responsibilities of the Senior representative of the Student Government Association are the following:

Personal responsibilities:

  • Be a person of moral ethics and strong character
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure concerns are communicated effectively
  • Have good academic standing
  • Willingness to assert oneself and approach others
  • Be flexible and willing to listen to others’ opinions and ideas
  • Be responsible (prepare accordingly, communicate, always have a back-up)
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA

Officer responsibilities:

  • Represent concerns of Senior students at Columbia College
  • Be knowledgeable about the purpose, mission, and procedures of SGA
  • Be an active member of SGA by attending meetings, events, and any other related programs
  • Be knowledge about the graduation process
  • Be active in the Columbia College community to enable Seniors to have awareness of the position and how it can be a benefit to them
  • Communicate and assert needs of the Seniors to the student body
  • Be a bridge between Seniors and the SGA

2 elected positions available

The duties and responsibilities of an At-Large Representative of Columbia College are as follows:

Personal responsibilities:

  • Be a person of moral ethics and strong character
  • Maintain good academic standing: over a 2.75 GPA.
  • Participate in Columbia College events
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and organize projects
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance

Officer responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly meetings and be an active member of Student Government Association.
  • Actively seek the wants/ needs of constituents
  • Be a line of communication from students to the SGA board
  • Focus on the needs of the student body as a whole for the betterment of Columbia College
  • Communicate changes and accomplishments with students
  • Shall act for and on behalf of SGA in promoting and supporting student activities on the campus and in the community
  • Be knowledgeable about various campus events
  • Promoting and participating in campus events
  • Receiving feedback from students about how to improve campus events (what they would like to see, what they did not like, etc.)

2 elected positions available

The duties and responsibilities of the Commuter representative of the Student Government Association are the following:

  • Be a person of moral ethics and strong character
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Get to know Commuter students in order to know who to contact for surveys, events, and any concerns they might have
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure concerns are communicated effectively
  • Have a good academic standing
  • Focus on students as a whole, but with special attention to Commuter students
  • Willingness to assert oneself and approach others
  • Willingness to continue to learn new leadership and communication skills

Officer responsibilities

  • Represent concerns of other Commuter students at Columbia College
  • Be knowledge about the constitution, mission, purpose and procedures of SGA
  • Be an active member of SGA by attending meetings, events, and any other related programs
  • Be knowledgeable about the graduation process
  • Be active in the Columbia College community to enable Commuters to have awareness of the position and how it can be a benefit to them
  • Communicate and assert needs of the Commuter student body
  • Be a bridge between Commuters and the Student Government Association

2 appointed positions available

The duties and responsibilities of a Transfer Representative of Columbia College are as follows:

Officer responsibilities

  • Must have been previously enrolled as a full time student in another school, have transferred to Columbia College, and have credits that are recognized as transferable by Columbia College.
  • The representative must have completed one semester at Columbia College, have a qualifying grade point average, and be in good academic standing with Columbia College.
  • There are two transfer representative positions:
    • One representative should be an off campus student and one representative should be an on campus student.
    • If there is not an off campus and on campus student running, the two transfer representative positions may be open to all off campus and/or on campus students.
  • The Transfer Representative will be responsible for all other duties designated by the Senate, Executive Board or Advisor.
  • The representative will have an active role in the Enrollment Management Committee so they are working closely with the Faculty member in charge of transfer students.

Personal responsibilities:

  • Be a person of moral ethics and strong character
  • Maintain good academic standing: over a 2.75 GPA.
  • Participate in Columbia College events
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and organize projects
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
 
 
 
 

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