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Student Government Association
What is LC SGA?
The Student Government Association (SGA) represents student views and concerns to the faculty and the administration. Governmental leaders participate in policy-making, the judiciary system, institutional planning, and implementation of College programs. An SGA representative usually attends meetings of the Louisiana College faculty.
All social, academic, and honorary organizations are governed through the SGA under the supervision of the Presidents' Table. Chaired by the Vice President of the SGA, the Presidents' Table consists of all organizational presidents and serves as a coordinating body for organizational activities and Rush. The group meets monthly to plan campus-wide organizational activities and to provide input into policies governing organizations.
The SGA elects executive officers and representatives in a campus-wide election each spring semester. Freshmen Representatives are selected in a special election held each fall. Any full-time student with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 is eligible for membership. Certain offices may require more specific criteria. Consult the SGA Constitution for detailed information. Scholarships are sometimes available for elected SGA leaders. For more information or a copy of the SGA Constitution, call the SGA Office or Student Development.
How to get involved?
Students are encouraged to participate in campus life in addition to pursing their university studies. SGA hosts weekly meetings, and students may attend to watch or to participate in discussions. SGA urges students to bring opinions, needs, and questions before the SGA board, either outside of the weekly meetings or by reserving a spot on the meeting agenda with the SGA President.
If you have a concern about an aspect of campus life, if you want to make a suggestion, if you want to congratulate or commend someone on campus (e.g., a professor, staff member, student, administration, or community figure), or if you want to request funds for an organization or campus activity, contact the SGA President or Student Development to reserve a spot on the meeting agenda.
Get involved with your campus! You are a client of this university and its central focus. SGA strives to represent all students before the faculty, staff, and administration; yet, at times, certain issues, whether positive or negative, escape SGA’s notice. Please let us know what we can do to better serve you. Together, we can continue to make Louisiana College a great place to learn and live.
If you want to take your campus involvement to the next level, run for a SGA board position, SGA President, or SGA Vice-President. Each classification—freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior—has three delegate positions, with the person receiving the most votes automatically becoming class president. Two Delegate-at-large and two Commuter Representative positions are also open each year. The LC SGA Constitution outlines the qualifications for each office position; the LC SGA Constitution which available in either Student Development or in the SGA Office.
STAY CONNECTED WITH LC SGA BY READING CAMPUS EVENT NOTIFICATIONS, MINUTES FROM SGA MEETINGS, AND CAMPUS NEWS ON OUR ELECTRONIC BULLBOARD IN THE HIXON STUDENT CENTER NEXT TO THE BOOK STORE IN FRYE SUITE!!!!!!
A Message from the Student Body President
Serving as Louisiana College’s student body President is an immense honor and responsibility. I seek to be a good steward of the funds and powers associated with this humbling position by striving to execute logically and selflessly the duties entrusted to me. I thank you Louisiana College, and look forward to serving you.
Last year, Dr. Pack, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and LC SGA Faculty Advisor, and the SGA Board sought to restructure and formalize further SGA through parliamentary training, attending the National ASGA Washington Conference, donating funds to numerous campus organizations and students, and establishing a line-item budget.
In sum, SGA achieved a more efficient and transparent governance while also promoting its services to students. An example is the SGA, Information Technology Forum held last Fall in response to students’ urging. This year, the SGA Board seeks to continue such positive growth, a trend apparent for several years here at Louisiana College.
The 2010-2011 board members represent numerous majors and academic divisions on campus. Such a diverse group of individuals, their extensive involvement on campus outside of SGA, and a unique combination of academic specializations assures me that all matters brought before SGA this year will be adequately and ethically addressed.
I implore students to utilize this excellent resource to discuss campus life in all its facets by consulting their peer representatives who were elected to serve Louisiana College. Every Louisiana College student is part of SGA. We are living and learning in a dynamic, Christian environment that is experiencing tremendous growth and development. Get involved!
As LC SGA strives to become a more integral part of college life, we also encourage students to make the most of their time here at Louisiana College. Again, I thank you for this opportunity to serve you, and humbly ask for personal and prayerful guidance for myself and all SGA board members. I wish you all much success this school year!
2010-2011 LC SGA Board and Executive Board
President-Mason Hess, SR, Double Major of French and Sociology
Vice-President-Cory Mayon, SR, Double Major of Athletic Training and Pre-Med
Secretary: Elections Pending (September 2010)
Treasurer: Elections Pending (September 2010)
Parliamentarian: Elections Pending (September 2010)
Freshman Representatives: Elections Pending (September 2010)
Danielle Crandall (Sophomore Class President)
Ashley Martin (Junior Class President)
Cody Wilson (Senior Class President)
Joshua Breland (SGA Chaplain)
Elections Pending (September 2010)
Commuter Representatives (2):
Elections Pending (September 2010)
SGA Progress Report: 2010-2011
•Updated the LC SGA Webpage on the LC Website
•Plans to attend the National ASGA Summit in Washington, D.C.
•Plans to host a Leadership Training Seminar for the 2010-2011 LC SGA Board
SGA Progress Report: 2009-2010
•Attended the National ASGA Summit in Washington, D.C. (Nine delegates attended)
•Reviewed Parliamentary Procedure and the LC SGA Constitution
•Became a member of the American Student Government Association (ASGA)
•Created a budget for the 2010-2011 Academic Year
•Hosted an I.T. Forum with I.T., LC Administration, and 40+ students
•Acquired/Remodeled the SGA Office in the Hixon Student Center
•LC SGA also donated $6,908 to campus organizations and individual students. SGA…
•Donated funds to a student journalism major who participated in a medical mission trip to Haiti following that nation’s massive earthquake;
•Donated funds to the LC Cheerleaders to defray expenses for their trip to Texas with the LC Football Team;
•Donated over $1000 to AED so that Pre-Medicine students could attend the National AED Convention in Tampa, Florida;
•Donated over $1000 to LC Music majors attending a regional music competition;
•Donated funds to the LC Social Work Club attending a social work conference;
•Donated funds to Amnesty International to aid in coordinating their fundraiser;
•Donated funds to the Psychology Club to help with their fundraiser and to help them restart the organization at Louisiana College;
•Donated over $1000 to Union Board to help with Cochon De Lait expenses;
•Donated funds to help complete renovations to the LC Game Room, the Scratching Post;
•And donated over $1000 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Louisiana College SGA is a member of the American Student Government Association, a organization providing national networking opportunities with other SGAs around America as well as leadership training. ASGA hosts an annual national summit meeting in Washington, D.C. as well as several annual regional meetings, one of which is in New Orleans. LC SGA has sent delegates to the National AGSA Summit in Washington, D.C. and plans to continue to send delegates to future national and regional ASGA conferences.
L.C. Box # 1, SGA Mailbox *LC SGA maintains a strict confidentiality/anonymity policy for students wishing to voice concerns, critiques, and/or opinions with SGA. Thus, your identity will be protected and kept secret if you so chose.*
Attend our weekly SGA meetings on DAY AND TIME ARE TBA (usually in the Formal Lounge) or come by the SGA Office in Frye Suite in the Hixon Student Center
E-mail the SGA Advisor, Dr. Peggy Pack, Vice-President of Student Development, at email@example.com, or find the e-mail address of your SGA Representative on the SGA Information Board between the SGA Office and the LC Bookstore in the Student Center.
Call or leave us a voice mail at 318.487.****(Phone lines coming soon)