STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
WHO IS SGA?
SGA is made up of Gulf Coast students like you! Four students are elected by the previous year's student body to serve as President, Vice President, Secretary, Internal Affairs, Online Engagement, and Event Coordinator. Students from other Gulf Coast clubs and organizations also serve as representatives and at-large members represent the general student body.
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PURPOSE AND MISSION
The purpose and mission of the Student Government Association at Gulf Coast State College is to stimulate student involvement in all aspects of campus life. Using Student Activities Funding, the SGA fosters activities for and with all clubs and organizations and empowers students in all aspects of campus governance. They are the official voice through which the opinions and concerns of the student body may be expressed. SGA also serves as liaison between the student body and college administration to ensure all procedures and practices within the organization are inclusive and non-discriminatory.
President, Sophie Theiss
Vice President, Ashton Norton
Secretary, Millie Lamb
COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE
Millie is a Biology major in the A.A program at Gulf Coast and then hopes to move onto UF to pursue a degree in veterinary sciences. After finishing Veterinary school she would like to open up her own practice specializing in small animals and exotics. She has been an active member of SGA as a senator for a year and now as online engagement, she strives to continue to make the campus feel like an open and safe space for students to come and express their ideas, SGA has done wonders in bringing people out of their shells, so she hopes as online engagement officer to make students feel the same way and hopefully sticks with them for the rest of their lives. This year Millie's objective is to have the student body more interactive online and to have our online presence more noticeable.
Internal Affairs, Rebecca Starke
Rebecca has been a student with Gulf Coast State College since 2017, having spent her first two years as a dual-enrolled student and has since been a full-time student of the college. She is currently enrolled in the Digital Media Program and is on track to complete her A.S. in the fall semester, and will then go on to work on her Bachelors. Becca’s goal during her time in SGA is to keep communications open between SGA and the student-run clubs and organizations on campus in order to promote more active clubs and student activity this school year.
Events, Marisa Weiman
Marisa was born and raised in Panama City, and she is in her last year of college. She decided to join SGA as the Event Coordinator because the experience will help sharpen her communication, time management, and event planning skills. She is already making new friends and lifelong connections that she holds dear to her heart. As for academics, Marisa will be graduating with her Bachelor's in Digital Media Production next summer. While at GCSC she is trying to take every opportunity that comes her way and, gain valuable work experience. Her goal as Event Coordinator is to make sure the students feel represented and included. She wants the students to know that SGA hears their voices and takes their concerns and opinions seriously. She is dedicated to making their time here fun and memorable.
READY TO JOIN SGA?
SGA speaks for the students directly to the College's administration and Board of Trustees. Joining SGA will give you an opportunity to have your voice heard! There are advisors ready to provide you with guidance and act as mentors. You will also be the first to know about upcoming events and activities like free movie nights, free food, and other free goodies on campus.
SGA is open to all Gulf Coast students with a 2.0 GPA.
Applications are available outside of the SGA Office located in the SUE Cafeteria.
WHAT DOES SGA DO?
important documents & info
SGA members who miss a meeting or required event must complete an Excused Absence Form. Forms are available online or in the SGA Office located in Student Union East. These printed forms must be turned in the Student Government Office located in Student Union East.
By-Laws & Constitution
The Student Government Association of Gulf Coast State College reviews and updates the By-Laws and Constitution every 2 years.
The Student Government Association has bi-weekly Business Meetings on Tuesdays from 12:45- in the Board of Trustees Conference Room located on the 3rd floor of Student Union West.