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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 billboard in the Hixson Student Center next to the bookstore in Frye Suite.
2013-2014 LC SGA Board and Executive Board
President-Brittany Jones, Jr, History
Vice-President-Haley Kern, Sr, Biology
Secretary: Kara Parikh, Sr, Biology
Treasurer: Connor Headrick, Jr, History
Parliamentarian: Karissa Grant, So, Elem. Education
Freshman Representatives: Elections Pending
Sophomore Representatives: Karissa Grant, Class President
Junior Representatives: Connor Headrick (Junior Class President)
Senior Representatives: Kara Parikh (Senior Class President)
Delegate-at-Large: Whitney Bourgeois
Elections Pending (September 2010)
Commuter Representatives: Elections Pending
Elections Pending (September 2013)
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, Dean Eric Johnson, Dean of Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 318.487.4170