TMCC

Student Government Association

SGA Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to TMCC's Student Government Association's most commonly asked questions.

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Are students who are enrolled in associate degree programs eligible if they do not plan to complete their associate degree?

A member is not required to receive an associate degree, as long as he or she met the eligibility requirements.

Can part-time students become SGA members?

Part-time students can be members as long as they have met the eligibility requirements.

How do I contact my Student Government Association (SGA)?

Please go to the Student Activities and Leadership Office located in room 112 of the Red Mountain Building on Dandini Campus. Feel free to also send us a message via our contact page.

How do I get involved with SGA?

The best way to get involved is to attend SGA programs, activities and meetings. If you are interested in elected or appointed positions within the SGA, please read the section on joining the student government. If you want to be actively involved with campus life, join one of the many active clubs/organizations on campus. Additionally, the student government always needs program volunteers. If this interests you, please contact a member of the student government for program information.

How do I join the SGA?

Any student at TMCC is eligible to run for election to the SGA as long as they meet the following the requirements:

Executive Officers

  • Must have completed a minimum of six (6) credits at TMCC and been enrolled at TMCC during the academic semester prior to the election;
  • Must be taking a minimum of six (6) credit hours in the current academic semester and each semester while in office;
  • Possess and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25;
  • Must be in good standing with TMCC. Good standing is defined as not serving any disciplinary sanctions outlined in the NSHE Code (Title 2, Chapter 6).

Senators

  • Must be taking a minimum of six (6) credit hours in the current academic semester and each semester while in office;
  • Possess and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25;
  • Must be in good standing with TMCC. Good standing is defined as not serving any disciplinary sanctions outlined in the NSHE Code, Title 2, Chapter 6.

Any student meeting these requirements may fill out an Elections Packet and submit it to the Student Activities and Leadership Coordinator. Students completing the packet will be eligible to run for election during the spring semester.

From time to time the student government has vacant positions waiting to be filled. Any student may be appointed fill vacant positions if they meet the requirements above. For more information please contact the SGA at sga@tmcc.edu or 775-673-7203.

What are the benefits of joining student government?

Student government is excellent leadership training. A term as a student government representative may greatly enhance your academic and professional resume. Being a member of the student government is a great opportunity to meet new people and make long lasting relationships with a diverse group of students. Finally, all student government officers are eligible for a stipend. Executive Officers receive $4000, the Activities Chair receives $2400, and Senators receive $1920 per fiscal year.

What does the abbreviation SGA stand for?

Student Government Association (SGA) of Truckee Meadows Community College is the student government organization at TMCC.

What does the SGA do?

The student government is responsible for:

  • Enhancing student life
  • Hosting programs
  • Sponsoring community service events on campus
  • Making recommendations and contributing opinions and information to the college, the system, and Board of Regents regarding student concerns
  • Provides support to the student clubs and organizations on campus

See also: Sponsored Activities/Support

What is SGA/Student Government?

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Truckee Meadows Community College is the student government organization. The SGA Officers and SGA Senators are elected every spring semester or are appointed by the current student government members to fill vacancies.

The elected positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Seven elected Senators

See also:

What is the process for a TMCC Student Organization/Club to schedule a room for an activity or event?

Visit the TMCC Student Government Association (SGA) website for more information on how student organizations/clubs can schedule rooms for events.

What programs does the SGA implement?

Social Programs:

  • Welcome BBQ-September
  • Fall Festival-October
  • Winter Holiday program-December
  • Graduation Reception-May
  • Spring Fling-May

Community Service Programs:

  • Semi-annual Blood Drives
  • Food baskets to TMCC students
  • Membership drive for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nevada
  • Student scholarship contributions

See also: College Calendar

When does the SGA meet?

The Student Government Association meets every other Wednesday during the academic year 2:00-5:00 p.m. in RDMT, room 122. Please check the TMCC College Calendar for the current meeting dates.