Qualifications for Office

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Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible to run for an office in the Student Government Association:

  • A current Jefferson State Community College student
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Plan to be a student at Jefferson State Community College in the academic year following the election
  • Be available for meetings during the summer semester
  • Devote at least five hours a week to SGA activities as determined by the SGA advisor
  • Attend SGA Student Executive Council and Student Senate meetings (each group will meet at least once a month)
  • Be willing to travel to all campus and instructional sites of Jefferson State Community College for various events and meetings
  • Be a positive leader within the campus community

The following are the offices of the Student Government Association Executive Council:

  •  President
  •  Vice-President, Jefferson Campus*
  •  Vice-President, Shelby-Hoover Campus*
  •  Vice-President, St. Clair-Pell City Campus*
  •  Vice-President, Chilton-Clanton Campus*
  •  Director of Activities
  •  Secretary of Communications
  •  Director of Communications

*The vice president must be a student enrolled primarily at the campus he/she is representing.

Any student interested in running as an officer must meet the above requirements and complete  the application. Completed applications should be returned to the SGA office. All qualified students will be notified of their approval to be a candidate and of campaigning dates by the Student Elections Committee.

Questions can be directed to the Student Elections Committee at cmking@jeffersonstate.edu or (205) 812-2713.

Officer Duties

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Further information about the duties of each officer may be found in the SGA Constitution and by-laws.

President
Presiding officer for the Student Government Association Represent the student body of Jefferson State Community College

Vice-President, Jefferson
– Represent the students of the Jefferson Campus
– Assist the President in matters related to the Jefferson Campus

Vice-President, Shelby-Hoover
– Represent the students of the Shelby-Hoover Campus
– Assist the President in matters related to the Shelby-Hoover Campus

Vice-President, St. Clair-Pell City
– Represent the students of the St. Clair-Pell City Campus
– Assist the President in matters related to the St. Clair-Pell City Campus

Vice-President, Chilton-Clanton
– Represent the students of the Chilton-Clanton Campus
– Assist the President in matters related to the Chilton-Clanton Campus

Secretary/Director of Communications
– Maintain and distribute minutes for each meeting of the SGA
– Assist the Director of Communications as needed Manage all communications between SGA and the   Jefferson State community
– Develop and explore new means of communication (e.g. Website, Facebook, Twitter, etc)

Director of Activities
– Communicate with campus activity groups and organizations on behalf of SGA
– Coordinate all activities of the Student Government Association