What is the Student Government Association (SGA)?
SGA is the official governance group that represents the SFCC student body. SGA members work to make a difference on campus by representing the student perspective to the administration and various governance councils. They also provide a forum for students to engage in conversations regarding campus issues. SGA encourages and advocates for student involvement on campus by sponsoring student events, programs, and leadership opportunities. The Student Government Association at Santa Fe Community College is made up of the Executive Board, Senate, Committees and Sub-Committees.
Every student enrolled in at least one credit hour class is a member of the SGA, which is responsible for taking up campus issues and responding to student concerns. The SGA also acts as a liaison for students and organizations to the college’s administration and the governing board, and allocates money to organizations and students for activities.
Make your voice heard and participate in SGA!
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the Month from noon-1 p.m. in the Board Room, Room 223 SFCC Students, Faculty, and Staff can find information regarding SGA in the Student Activities tab on MySFCC. There you will find the most up to date information on meeting agendas, meeting locations, and upcoming activities and events sponsored by SGA. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend SGA meetings pre the “Open meetings Act” as a guest.
There are numerous ways to get involved on campus. Each house offers a variety of possibilities for students to get involved and participate in house council activities under the umbrella of the SGA.
Who can run for SGA Positions?
Any student that has been accepted as an SFCC student. Student must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours in the spring term of the election timeframe. Then must be a concurrent student in fall and must carry at least six (6) credit hours throughout the semester, and be in good academic standing.
How are SGA Positions filled?
Interested candidates must fill out an application and interview with the Student Involvement Coordinator and SGA Secretary. Once approved the candidate can either start the campaigning process for officers or their application will be forwarded to the prospective Dean. The Executive Officers are elected by the Student Body via an election held in late April. Three Senators for the prospective Schools are interviewed by the Dean and if chosen the Dean will inform the Student Involvement Coordinator of their appointment. Three Senators are elected and three are appointed by the SGA President.
These are all paid positions. Each member will be paid twice per semester and the pay is determined by the position.
What are the Eligibility Criteria for these positions?
- A minimum of 14-24 hours per month depending on position.
- Must be enrolled in and successfully complete six (6) credit hours per semester at SFCC
- Must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Must have a declared major or program of study
- Must be a student in good standing and not on Academic, Progress, or Disciplinary Probation
- Should commit to working a full academic year
- Must be available to attend mandatory meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Office hours are inclusive of SGA Official Meetings, Student Committee Meetings, and SFCC Committee Meetings
- Must be available to attend all Training Sessions and Retreats throughout the year
- Must commit to working a full academic year beginning Fall through Spring
- Additional hours will be required at certain times that will be governed by The Office of Student Development. Some of these include, Welcome Week, Orientation, Student Activities Events, Student Voice, and Graduation.
Instructions for Applying
Paper applications can be picked up from the Office of Student Development or online on the Student Government Association Webpage. Recruitment for SGA takes place every spring. Students must be available to commit a full academic year beginning in the fall and through spring. To be considered, students must submit the application by the priority deadline, which is March 5, 2020. However, date is subject to change – check at email@example.com for Call for Nominations and Election Dates.
The application process consists of the following:
- Completed Student Government Association Application
- Available for an Interview
SGA Executive Team Members
Serves as President of SFCC Student Government Association. He is a full time student studying Criminal Justice and Business Administration and he is the student employee for SFCC Foundation Office. His mission, along with the Student Government team, is to represent the interests and concerns of the student body of SFCC. He is working to promote an environment to increase networking and communication among students to build a “students helping students” based support system.
Zenith Bhurtel joined SFCC in the Fall Semester of 2020. He’s currently enrolled in the Engineering Technologies, A.S. degree. Being appointed as the Vice-President for the SFCC Student Government Association has been an honor and highlight of this year for me. I am looking forward to working hard and contribute towards several events and projects that we, The SGA Team, will be organizing this semester. My mission, as the Vice-President, is to bring my experience, ideas and diversity as an International student to our committee. He is focused on working with all the Student Clubs and Organizations that are operating at SFCC and wants to create a solid line of communication between all the students in the campus and the college administration. He knows a top priority of the SGA is making sure the voices and concerns of our students are heard and addressed appropriately. Thrilled to be a part of the SGA team, he looks forward to learning and contributing to our college community.
Rachel Claire Buck represents the Santa Fe Community College student body as Secretary of the SGA. She is a Liberal Arts major and studies Chinese. Her goal is to alleviate students of their concerns regarding school spirit, involvement, focus, and participation in hopes of bringing students closer to the school as a whole by connecting them to resources that matter. Her hobbies include yoga and language study.
“This is my 5th semester at SFCC as a highschool college student of The MASTERS Program. I am a General Studies Major starting Fall of 2020. I enjoy creativity, where I like to express my talents through visual arts; photography, color, and dance. I enjoy advocating for students, ensuring student funds are being used in a responsible manner, and encouraging students to reach for their dreams and accomplish their goals. I’ve been part of the Freedom Ambassadors and Enlace for three years and have experience in teamwork, organization, and student leadership service skills. I have made a CHOICE to serve YOU, the students, to the best of my ability and help students to have a voice at college. I like being part of people who create decisions, movements, and awareness. Such things inspire me to join SGA.”
Serving as the SFCC Student Government Association Senate chair for Arts, Media Arts, and Design. She is a full-time student pursuing a degree in psychology, and a student employee for the SFCC Testing Center. Her mission for the Student Government Association, is to be an advocate for the students and to be a leader. Her overall goal is to find a solution for better communication with faculty members and students and be there for students during these harsh times.
Ronnie (Hongrong) Zhong serves as the SFCC Student Government Association Senator for the School of Science, Health, Engineering and Math. He’s pursuing an associate degrees in General Engineering. His mission for the Student Government Association is to advocate for student voices and communicates their needs. His goal is to communicate the need and the difficulty student facing to the board, and trying to find solution that could better the situation during this hard time of crisis.
SGA Funding Forms
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For more information or suggestions please contact SGA Executive Team at firstname.lastname@example.org