SGA Frequently Asked Questions

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

FAQ Questions


The best way to get involved is to attend SGA programs, activities and meetings. View the TMCC Events Calendar for upcoming SGA events. If you'd like to be actively involved with campus life, join one of the many active recognized student organizations.

Additionally, SGA always needs program volunteers. If you’re interested, please contact us.

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

  • Must be taking a minimum of 6 credit hours in the academic semester during which they are running for election, and each semester while in office.
  • Possess and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25.

Elections rules are posted on our website. Elections are held every Spring Semester.

Student government is an excellent leadership training experience, which makes it a great addition to any academic or 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.

Additionally, all SGA positions are paid.

TMCC's Student Government Association (SGA) is responsible for governing student interests, advocating for student concerns, providing support and recognition for recognized student organizations, and serving students by hosting activities and events that enhance student life.

The Student Government Association (SGA) of Truckee Meadows Community College is made up of the president, vice president and senators.

SGA members are elected every Spring Semester or are appointed by the current student government members to fill vacancies

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Some of the many events that the SGA is involved with and/or organizes are:

  • Kickoff Week & Wizard’s Welcome
  • SGA Club Fairs
  • SGA Movie Nights
  • Blood Drives
  • Wellness Week
  • Lip Sync and Karaoke Night
  • Fun Before Finals
  • SGA Elections
  • Graduation Celebration

See also: TMCC Events Calendar

Meeting dates and agendas for all SGA meetings are posted to our website under each respective committee page. Please contact us for more specific information on each meeting.

Recognized Student Organizations

Yes, SGA recognized student organizations are allowed to charge membership dues.

All dues must be deposited into the SGA RSO account.

Having your own RSO mailbox allows you to have mail sent to your organization without officers or members giving out personal addresses. Mailboxes are in RDMT 121. Contact us for more information.

The RSO mailing address is:

Organization Name
Student Government Association
Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Blvd, RDMT 121
Reno, NV 89512

An RSO may request an email address by contacting TMCC IT Customer Service.

Web Services works with a designated Web Content Contributor (full-time faculty/staff member) for your department or program to update existing or create new TMCC web pages. Recognized student organizations should have their advisor work with us.

Please read through the TMCC Web Publishing Procedures for a complete description of the process.

If you still have questions, please contact us.

TMCC students who have similar interests are encouraged to form and/or join student organizations in an effort to advance their common goals and interests.

Please review the RSO Recognition and Renewal Procedures for more information.

An email listserv is a great way to communicate with a group of people.

RSOs may set up their own, or contact the SGA to request a message to be sent through either of the two official SGA email listservs: SGA Clubs and Orgs (SGACLUBS-L) or SGA Advisors (SGACLUBADVISORS-L).

  • A great resource for your recognized student organization is access to TMCC's Marketing and Communications Office. They can assist in collaborating with you to identify ways to market your recognized student organization or take professional photographs of your officers, members and events. Marketing can also work with you on any newsworthy stories that can be featured on TMCC's website home page.
  • Have an upcoming event? Send your event announcement to Marketing and Communications by the 25th of the month to be considered for TMCC Student News enewsletter. The enewsletter is sent to all students via email on the first of the month.
  • You can also submit your events and meetings in advance to TMCC’s online events calendar (the central location for all of TMCC’s events from academic and official dates to recognized student organization activities) and even access upcoming events via RSS feeds and automatic reminders.

Information on how recognized student organizations can schedule TMCC rooms for on-campus events is available on our RSO Meetings and Events procedures page.

To retain recognition, it is mandatory for the RSO executive board members (president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) and RSO advisor to complete the online Canvas training each Fall Semester.

RSO trainings are distributed via Canvas after RSO packets are submitted and processed. The trainings typically address new RSO policies/procedures and other important information for RSOs.

See Also: RSO Recognition and Renewal Procedures.

Any TMCC student currently enrolled in at least 1/2 credit at TMCC credit can start a club, otherwise known as a recognized student organization (RSO).

For more information please visit RSO Recognition and Renewal Procedures.