SGA Application 2021-2022

SGA is the student voice on campus!

​Join our team of value-driven change innovators. Each campus Student Government Association is a partnership of Executive Board members, Student Ambassadors, volunteers, and campus clubs who aim to ensure a meaningful, fun, and supportive college experience. 

In addition to making connections, getting hands-on experience, and being part of important campus initiatives, each position has additional perks. 

SGA Executive Board Member 

Serve: 10-15 hrs./wk. ​
Earn: $500 Stipend per Semester, Office Workspace, and SGA Apparel
Roles: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian

Student Ambassador 

Serve: 5-10 hrs./wk. 
Earn: Volunteer Hours, Office Time, and SGA Apparel 

Each SGA position has different eligibility requirements, selection processes and responsibilities. Select the position you are interested in below to view more information.

This application is for the Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 academic year.


Position Information

SGA E-Board President

​Eligibility

To be eligible to run for an SGA E-Board officer position a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled at EFSC and maintain six (6) or more credit hours during both the ​fall and spring semesters.
  • Cannot be a dual enrolled high school student (includes Early Admission program students).
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If candidate has no prior college coursework, the most recent, unweighted high school GPA will be used.
  • Cannot be an officer of another campus club if elected as an SGA officer.
  • Must submit a completed SGA Application by published deadline.
  • Must be able to commit 10-15 hours each week to the elected position during the fall and spring semesters (includes meetings, office hours, events, travel, etc.).
  • Must not have any Student Code of Conduct violations.
​Responsibilities

The SGA President is responsible for leading all formal meetings within the SGA and serving as the SGA representative on campus and college-wide committees as requested. As a result, the President will have the opportunity to work with various segments of EFSC’s organization such as campus and college level administration, staff, faculty, and approved community organizations in addition to the Office of Student Life. The President’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serving as Chair of all E-Board meetings and SGA Business meetings; Calls additional meetings as​ necessary (Note: In accordance with the SGA Constitution, the SGA President will only vote in case of a tie).
  • Working with the E-Board and Student Life Coordinator to create agendas for all meetings.
  • Collaborating with the Student Life Coordinator to set dates for all SGA related meetings.
  • Receiving and managing all activity, travel, and fundraising requests.
  • Delegating tasks and creating special committees as appropriate to ensure the timely completion of directives.
  • Serving as liaison between the SGA and EFSC Administration.
  • Providing support to fellow SGA officers; serving on committees and completing delegated tasks in a timely manner.
  • Actively contributing ideas, thoughts, feedback, etc. on all student activities, student concerns, and funding requests.
  • Upholding and abiding by the SGA Constitution and the Student Code of Conduct.
Selection

SGA Executive Board positions are selected through open elections every Spring with the intent to take office during the following academic year (Fall & Spring). SGA Applications and interviews must be completed by the established deadline in order to be considered for candidacy. The submission of a completed SGA Application does not automatically guarantee students the right to run for office. Approval must be granted by the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost before a candidate may begin campaigning.

  1. ​Submit an SGA Application.
  2. Complete an interview with the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost.
  3. Campaign to promote candidacy and elections (once approved).
  4. Await election results for final selections.
More information regarding elections and campaigning may be found in the Student Activities Handbook.
Position Information

SGA E-Board Vice President

​Eligibility

To be eligible to run for an SGA E-Board officer position a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled at EFSC and maintain six (6) or more credit hours during both the ​fall and spring semesters.
  • Cannot be a dual enrolled high school student (includes Early Admission program students).
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If candidate has no prior college coursework, the most recent, unweighted high school GPA will be used.
  • Cannot be an officer of another campus club if elected as an SGA officer.
  • Must submit a completed SGA Application by published deadline.
  • Must be able to commit 10-15 hours each week to the elected position during the fall and spring semesters (includes meetings, office hours, events, travel, etc.).
  • Must not have any Student Code of Conduct violations.
​Responsibilities

The SGA Vice President is responsible for all publicity and promotional efforts within the SGA and will work closely with the SGA President, Student Life Coordinator and campus clubs in this regard. Some of the Vice President’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ​Attending all SGA E-Board and Business meetings as scheduled and voting in a way that represents the best interests of the student body.
  • Managing the publicity and promotion for all SGA events and activities in collaboration with the Student Life Coordinator (i.e. social media, emails, flyers, creative advertising and website).
  • Planning initiatives to promote and advertise the SGA, as well as recommend all promotional related materials for SGA. 
  • Working closely with the Student Life Coordinator, campus Provost and Associate Provost to coordinate the distribution of SGA information.
  • Maintaining and managing all SGA designated bulletin boards and display areas to ensure information is accurate.
  • Assisting student clubs with the publicity of their activities as appropriate (all clubs are responsible for their own promotion and publicity efforts).
  • Providing support to fellow SGA officers; serving on committees and completing delegated tasks in a timely manner.
  • Actively contributing ideas, thoughts, feedback, etc. on all student activities, student concerns, and funding requests.
  • Upholding and abiding by the SGA Constitution and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Serving as proxy in the absence of the SGA President.
Selection

SGA Executive Board positions are selected through open elections every Spring with the intent to take office during the following academic year (Fall & Spring). SGA Applications and interviews must be completed by the established deadline in order to be considered for candidacy. The submission of a completed SGA Application does not automatically guarantee students the right to run for office. Approval must be granted by the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost before a candidate may begin campaigning.

  1. ​Submit an SGA Application.
  2. Complete an interview with the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost.
  3. Campaign to promote candidacy and elections (once approved).
  4. Await election results for final selections.
More information regarding elections and campaigning may be found in the Student Activities Handbook.
Position Information

SGA E-Board Secretary

​Eligibility

To be eligible to run for an SGA E-Board officer position a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled at EFSC and maintain six (6) or more credit hours during both the​ fall and spring semesters.
  • Cannot be a dual enrolled high school student (includes Early Admission program students).
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If candidate has no prior college coursework, the most recent, unweighted high school GPA will be used.
  • Cannot be an officer of another campus club if elected as an SGA officer.
  • Must submit a completed SGA Application by published deadline.
  • Must be able to commit 10-15 hours each week to the elected position during the fall and spring semesters (includes meetings, office hours, events, travel, etc.).
  • Must not have any Student Code of Conduct violations.
​Responsibilities

The SGA Secretary is responsible for all internal communications and record keeping. The Secretary’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ​Attending all SGA E-Board and Business meetings as scheduled and voting in a way that represents the best interests of the student body.
  • Taking minutes at all E-Board and Business meetings and distributing them within two (2) business days of the meeting to all SGA members and attendees.
  • Maintaining hard copy and electronic meeting agendas and minutes within the SGA Office for all E-Board and Business meetings throughout the year.
  • Creating a contact list for all E-Board members and club representatives.
  • Maintaining accurate attendance records for the Student Life Coordinator.
  • Completing a Post Event Report for all SGA sponsored events and activities.
  • Providing support to fellow SGA officers; serving on committees and completing delegated tasks in a timely manner.
  • Actively contributing ideas, thoughts, feedback, etc. on all student activities, student concerns, and funding requests.
  • Upholding and abiding by the SGA Constitution and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Serving as proxy in the absence of the SGA Vice President.

Selection

SGA Executive Board positions are selected through open elections every Spring with the intent to take office during the following academic year (Fall & Spring). SGA Applications and interviews must be completed by the established deadline in order to be considered for candidacy. The submission of a completed SGA Application does not automatically guarantee students the right to run for office. Approval must be granted by the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost before a candidate may begin campaigning.

  1. ​Submit an SGA Application.
  2. Complete an interview with the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost.
  3. Campaign to promote candidacy and elections (once approved).
  4. Await election results for final selections.
More information regarding elections and campaigning may be found in the Student Activities Handbook.
Position Information

SGA E-Board Treasurer

​Eligibility

To be eligible to run for an SGA E-Board officer position a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled at EFSC and maintain six (6) or more credit hours during both the​ fall and spring semesters.
  • Cannot be a dual enrolled high school student (includes Early Admission program students).
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If candidate has no prior college coursework, the most recent, unweighted high school GPA will be used.
  • Cannot be an officer of another campus club if elected as an SGA officer.
  • Must submit a completed SGA Application by published deadline.
  • Must be able to commit 10-15 hours each week to the elected position during the fall and spring semesters (includes meetings, office hours, events, travel, etc.).
  • Must not have any Student Code of Conduct violations.
​Responsibilities

The SGA Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the Student Activity Budget and SGA inventory in collaboration with the Student Life Coordinator. The Treasurer’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • ​Attending all SGA E-Board and Business meetings as scheduled and voting in a way that represents the best interests of the student body.
  • Assisting Student Life Coordinator in maintaining all budget proposals and requests for funds within the SGA Office.
  • Tracking all Student Activity Budget expenditures throughout the year with the Student Life Coordinator.
  • Providing a current and accurate Treasurer Report at all SGA E-Board and Business meetings. 
  • Supervising all audits and safeguarding all SGA financial documents, articles and records.
  • Maintaining and tracking inventory of SGA office supplies and storage areas.
  • Providing support to fellow SGA officers; serving on committees and completing delegated tasks in a timely manner.
  • Actively contributing ideas, thoughts, feedback, etc. on all student activities, student concerns, and funding requests.
  • Upholding and abiding by the SGA Constitution and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Serving as proxy in the absence of the SGA Secretary.

Selection

SGA Executive Board positions are selected through open elections every Spring with the intent to take office during the following academic year (Fall & Spring). SGA Applications and interviews must be completed by the established deadline in order to be considered for candidacy. The submission of a completed SGA Application does not automatically guarantee students the right to run for office. Approval must be granted by the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost before a candidate may begin campaigning.

  1. ​Submit an SGA Application.
  2. Complete an interview with the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost.
  3. Campaign to promote candidacy and elections (once approved).
  4. Await election results for final selections.
More information regarding elections and campaigning may be found in the Student Activities Handbook.
Position Information

SGA E-Board Parliamentarian

​Eligibility

To be eligible to run for an SGA E-Board officer position a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled at EFSC and maintain six (6) or more credit hours during both the ​fall and spring semesters.
  • Cannot be a dual enrolled high school student (includes Early Admission program students).
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If candidate has no prior college coursework, the most recent, unweighted high school GPA will be used.
  • Cannot be an officer of another campus club if elected as an SGA officer.
  • Must submit a completed SGA Application by published deadline.
  • Must be able to commit 10-15 hours each week to the elected position during the fall and spring semesters (includes meetings, office hours, events, travel, etc.).
  • Must not have any Student Code of Conduct violations.
​Responsibilities

The SGA Parliamentarian is responsible for being knowledgeable about the College’s requested format for organization constitutions and structures. The Parliamentarian’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attending all SGA E-Board and Business meetings as scheduled and voting in a way that represents the best interests of the student body.
  • Maintaining and upholding the SGA Constitution.
  • Reviewing all constitutions and bylaws for campus clubs and notifying the Student Life Coordinator of potential issues and/or errors.
  • Keeping current constitutions and bylaws for SGA and campus club within the SGA Office (hard copy and electronic).
  • Ensuring all SGA E-Board and Business meetings follow parliamentary procedures according to the most recent edition of Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • Serving as time keeper at all SGA E-Board and Business meetings to ensure all meetings and discussions are conducted in a timely manner.
  • Providing support to fellow SGA officers; serving on committees and completing delegated tasks in a timely manner.
  • Actively contributing ideas, thoughts, feedback, etc. on all student activities, student concerns, and funding requests.
  • Upholding and abiding by the SGA Constitution and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Serving as proxy in the absence of the SGA Secretary.

Selection

SGA Executive Board positions are selected through open elections every Spring with the intent to take office during the following academic year (Fall & Spring). SGA Applications and interviews must be completed by the established deadline in order to be considered for candidacy. The submission of a completed SGA Application does not automatically guarantee students the right to run for office. Approval must be granted by the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost before a candidate may begin campaigning.

  1. ​Submit an SGA Application.
  2. Complete an interview with the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost.
  3. Campaign to promote candidacy and elections (once approved).
  4. Await election results for final selections.
More information regarding elections and campaigning may be found in the Student Activities Handbook.
Position Information

Student Ambassador

​Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a Student Ambassador position a student:

  • Must be currently enrolled at EFSC and maintain six (6) or more credit hours during both the​ fall and spring semesters.
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If candidate has no prior college coursework, the most recent, unweighted high school GPA will be used.
  • Must be able to commit at least 5 hours each week during the fall and spring semesters (includes meetings, office hours, events, travel, etc.).
  • Must not have any Student Code of Conduct violations.
​Responsibilities

Student Ambassador responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading Campus tours for prospective students and their families.
  • Assisting at college events, functions, ceremonies, receptions, open houses, etc.
  • Attending all scheduled SGA E-Board and Business meetings.
  • Providing support to fellow SGA members; serving on committees and completing delegated tasks in a timely manner.
  • Actively contributing ideas, thoughts, feedback, etc. on all student activities, student concerns, and funding requests.
  • Upholding and abiding by the SGA Constitution and the Student Code of Conduct.
​Selection

Student Ambassadors are selected by the Student Life Coordinator to serve one full academic year (Fall & Spring). SGA Applications and interviews must be completed by the established deadline in order to be considered. 

  1. ​Submit an SGA Application.
  2. Complete an interview with the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost.
  3. Await decision from Student Life Coordinator.

More information regarding Student Ambassador positions may be found in the Student Activities Handbook.

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Campaign Information
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Application Agreement
Please review this information carefully. Submission of your SGA Application acknowledges acceptance of the Application Agreement terms outlined below.

  • I have reviewed the eligibility requirements and am eligible to serve.
  • I intend to continue to be a student at Eastern Florida State College during the proposed term of office.
  • I understand that I may not run for more than one office, but that I may be a write-in candidate for any office without a qualified candidate as determined by the Student Life Coordinator and Associate Provost.
  • If selected, I agree to serve the student body to the utmost of my abilities in accordance with the responsibilities of my position as well as other duties assigned to me.
  • I agree to uphold and abide by the SGA Constitution, Student Activities Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • I agree and commit to being available for the minimum hour requirements (to include meetings, office hours, events, travel, etc.) for both the Fall and Spring semester.
  • I understand that all parts of the SGA Application are to be completed truthfully and accurately and submitted by the established deadline in order to be considered for candidacy. I understand that late applications will not be accepted.
  • I understand that my biographical information and picture may be used on the EFSC website and other promotional materials and social media outlets pertaining to the Student Government Association.
  • I understand that my completed application does not entitle me to the position and that I must complete a face-to-face interview with the Student Life Coordinator and/or Associate Provost prior to gaining full approval to run or serve.