- What is the Student Government Association?
- What does the Student Government Association do?
- Can Student Government help me with a problem? If so, how do I tell them what’s wrong?
- What are the qualifications for becoming a candidate for the Richland College Student Government Association?
- When are the elections held?
- I can’t wait until fall. Can I be a member, now?
- Why should I get involved?
The Student Government Association is made up of elected students from the student body. Those students who are elected get the opportunity to participate in “college governance” on matters that have a significant effect on students.
Budgeting, compulsory fees and student services are RCSGA’s primary concern. Other areas of responsibility include: student representation on various college committees; addressing issues that concern students; helping to organize campus events; serving on the Student Finance Committee, and facilitates a variety of projects and programs to benefit Richland College students.
RCSGA is a lobbying group. We make requests on behalf of the students. We can carry your concern to the right party and/or help you build your argument, or we can direct you to the right person to solve your problem. Stop by a meeting, or write down your concerns in the Student Speak Out box located in front of the RCSGA office (E044), please leave your contact information if you wish for us to get back in touch with you.
Candidates must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) credit hours each semester during his or her term of office on the RCSGA. Continuing Richland College students must have a current overall grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. First semester students entering Richland College from high school or another college/university must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Student Government elections are held during the fall semester, call 972-238-6130 or come by the SPAR office (E040) to get the upcoming deadlines.
Anyone can join a committee or sit in meetings to help with the generation of ideas.
Educational research shows that students, who get involved in campus life, tend to succeed in their studies. Plus, meaningful involvement in extra curricular activities can give you the needed edge when competing for jobs and scholarships.