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Student Government Association

SGA serves as a liaison between the administration, faculty, staff and student body. Its goal is to provide student participation in school government, afford training in citizenship and ensures a sincere respect for the vision and mission of Trenholm State Community College.

The SGA is governed by the SGA Constitution.

Student Elected and Appointed Positions at Trenholm State Community College provide opportunities for student democratic governance, to play a vital role in the shaping of establishing a sound voice for reason while students matriculate to graduation. The following positions are attained by an election held by the Student Services Division and/or appointed. All elected positions are done in the fall and/or spring semester.

Persons elected and appointed to SGA positions are required to attend mandatory trainings, meetings and workshops that are scheduled by the administration of the Student Services Division. Elected and appointed persons cannot be found to be indignant on any computer generated networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, or any other social media. They must also be absent of judiciary infractions, etc. The positions that follow are on institutional scholarship, a brief description will be provided for those listed.

Elected

  • SGA President Elect - Mr. Demetrius Jackson
  • SGA Vice President - Mr. Benjare McClendon
  • SGA Treasurer - Mr. Joseph Lisenby
  • Miss Trenholm State College – Miss Ashley Dill

Appointed

  • SGA Chief of Staff-Executive Secretary – Mr. Cedric Downing
  • SGA Public Information Officer – Mr. Torrey Stephens
  • SGA College Reporter - Vacant
  • SGA Parliamentarian – Mr. George Bell
  • SGA Student Leadership Chairman – Vacant

Next Spring Elections coming up April 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year.  So consider all of the great benefits of running for office. 

  • Excellent Leadership and Skills Training
  • Resume Building
  • Gain Organization and Management Skills
  • Scholarships
  • Friendships and Fun

SGA Offices

Student Elected and Appointed Positions at Trenholm State Community College provides opportunities for student democratic governance, to play a vital role in the shaping of establishing a sound voice for reason while students matriculate to graduation. The following positions are attained by an election held by the Student Services Division. All elected positions are done in the fall and/or spring semester. Persons elected and appointed to positions as outlined are required to attend mandatory trainings, meetings and workshops that are scheduled by the administration of the Student Services Division. Elected and appointed persons cannot be found to be indignant on any computer generated networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, or any other social media. They must be absent of judiciary infractions, etc. The positions that follow are on institutional scholarship, a brief description will be provided for those listed.

Elected SGA Officers

President Elect- The student who is vying to become the Student Government Association President has to be a freshman entering the sophomore year; a student that if elected, cannot participate in any other major elections at the institution. The student has to have achieved at the time of election a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If elected, the student must maintain throughout tenure, aforesaid cumulative GPA. The student has to have and continue to exhibit high moral character, leadership capabilities to govern a cabinet, a commitment to academic honesty and excellence, commitment to the judicial process at Trenholm State, a commitment to Trenholm State, a commitment to the student body, a delightful personality and attitude among all constituents, a solid sense of governance, high level of dependability of students, administration, faculty, and staff, and a commitment to service initiatives. The successful elect will work very closely with the Dean of Students.

The SGA President shall preside at all meetings of the council, call special meetings when necessary, appoint all committees; represent the council on all public occasions, and assume all other duties generally associate with this office.

Vice President- The Vice President is the student that has the second highest votes in the presidential election. The Vice President is the direct aid to the president and should exhibit all qualities and requirements as outlined in the president’s description.
The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in his absence, be responsible for the assembly programs, and perform such duties as are generally associated with this office.

Treasurer- The elected position is for a freshman student, matriculating to sophomore year. The position is elected by the student body during the presidential election and should exhibit all qualities and requirements as outlined in the president’s description.
The Treasurer shall have charge of all student government funds, both collecting and disbursing, and shall maintain an accurate record of all such funds. These duties are to be performed under the supervision of the Dean of Students.

Appointed SGA Officers

(Students that are interested in being considered for appointment into a vacant must submit a Request for Appointment. Students must meet eligibility requirements for each position. The Requests for Appointment Forms will be released after General Elections. Appointments are made by the President Elect and approved by the Dean of Students.)

Chief of Staff-Executive Secretary- The position is for a freshman student, matriculating to sophomore year. The position is appointed by the Student Government Association President and approved by the Dean of Students. Candidate should exhibit all qualities and requirements as outlined in the president’s description.

Public Information Officer- The position is appointed. It is generally assigned to an incoming freshman. The Student Government Association President and/or the Dean of Students are responsible for the appointment. The position’s sole function is to publicize, via comprehensive media, the projects, events, ideals, and beliefs of the SGA. The student seeking appointment should exhibit all qualities and requirements as outlined in the president’s description.

College Reporter- The position is appointed by the President Elect. It is generally assigned to an incoming freshman. The position’s role is to turn in any news of interest to the local and college newspaper and keep an accurate scrapbook on all activities of the SGA.

Parliamentarian- The person given this position is appointed by the SGA President Elect and approved by the Dean of Students. It is usually given to a freshman student matriculating to sophomore year. The position’s sole function is to maintain order at all sanctioned SGA meetings and functions. The student seeking appointment should exhibit all qualities and requirements as outlined in the president’s description.

Student Leadership Chairman- The position is appointed to a freshman student matriculating to sophomore year by the Student Government Association President Elect and approved by the Dean of Students. The position’s function is to establish a network of students in an effort to gather ideas and concerns about programming that the student body wants provided; to work closely with the president in providing workshops conducive to academia and social and cultural leadership, and to assist the Dean of Students in materializing and implementing solid day and evening programming. The successful appointee must work along with the SGA president to serve with campus clubs and organizations to push their respective agendas. The successful appointee will recommend a co-chair to the SGA president and Dean of Students for approval. All functions of this position are to be cleared through the SGA president. The student seeking appointment should exhibit all qualities and requirements as outlined in the president’s description.

SGA Elections

Student Government Association (SGA)
Candidacy Requirements

Requirements for SGA Applicants at Trenholm State Community College per TSCC Constitution.
A person desiring to run for an SGA elected office shall file an application with Students Services as a step in becoming eligible for candidacy. After meeting all the requirements stated in the SGA Constitution and below the person shall officially become eligible for candidacy by official notification by the Dean of Students.

Candidacy Requirements (Elected Positions)
There shall be three (3) elected members of SGA and (5) appointed members as follows:

  • Three (3) elected officers – a president, a vice-president, a treasurer.
  • Five (5) appointed officers – a chief of staff (executive secretary), an information officer, a college reporter, a parliamentarian, a student leadership chairman.
Qualifications for Candidacy

Academic Requirements

  • ______Full time Student
  • ______Must be enrolled in Associate Degree Program
  • ______Completed a full semester as a full time student at Trenholm State Community College with a minimum of 12 hours completed.
  • ______3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative average during the term of office)
  • ______Good standing (No disciplinary or academic probation record)

Application Packet Submission Requirements

  • ______SGA Application must be submitted to the Student Services Division
  • ______Complete an Academic Standing Verification Form
  • ______Submit 3 letters of recommendations (two letters from instructors, one letter from someone in the community).
  • ______Two (2) candidate photos: Formal Business Attire, Casual Business Attire.
  • ______Bio Sheet (in outline or resume style) completed and enclosed
  • ______Student must have a campus sponsor who agrees to be present at all activity sponsored events by the candidate

Candidacy Requirements

  • ______Official Candidate Contract signed and returned after being approved for candidacy by Dean of Students
  • ______Candidates must at all times represent the ideals of a good citizen and inherent the missions of the college.
  • ______Candidates must follow regulations stipulated in campaign rules in their packet.
  • ______After becoming eligible for candidacy a candidate shall be responsible for obtaining a thorough knowledge of all election regulations. Ignorance of such regulations shall be no excuse for any breach or violation thereof.

Please do not submit packet with checking all items listed. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Valerie Allen-Porterfield, for more information 334-420-4464 or vallen@trenholmstate.edu.

Application Pickup & Submission Deadline

October 4, 2016 (Tuesday) - SGA Application Packets for Fall 2016 elections are available for pickup. They can be picked up beginning Tuesday, October 4th at 8:30 a.m. at:

  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 116 (Ms. Allen-Porterfield)
  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 119 (Mrs. Campbell)
  • Patterson Campus Building M Office of Admissions (See Mrs. Allen)

October 13, 2016 (Thursday) - Deadline for submission of completed SGA Application Packets for Fall 2016 elections will be Thursday October 13th at 4:30 pm. Submit to:

  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 116 (Ms. Allen-Porterfield)
  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 119 (Mrs. Campbell)
  • Patterson Campus Building M Office of Admissions (Mrs. Allen)

October 17, 2016 (Monday) - Eligible candidates notified and Candidate Contracts sent via student email, if selected to run for office.

October 18, 2016 (Tuesday) - Signed Candidate Contracts returned by Wednesday, October 18, 2016 at noon to:

  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 116 (Ms. Allen-Porterfield)
  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 119 (Mrs. Campbell)
  • Patterson Campus Building M Office of Admissions (Mrs. Allen)

Any person failing to meet deadlines set by the Dean of Students shall not be eligible for candidacy.

After becoming eligible for candidacy a candidate shall be responsible for obtaining a thorough knowledge of all election regulations. Ignorance of such regulations shall be no excuse for any breach or violation thereof.

October 18, 2016 (Tuesday) through October 25, 2016 - Formal campaigning for the Fall 2016 SGA elections shall begin Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and end Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 am.

October 25, 2016 (Tuesday) - Election window will open promptly at 7:00 am on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and remain open until October 26, 2016. A link will be sent to all active student email accounts to cast votes. The names of the newly elected SGA president, vice-president and treasurer will be released to the student body on the afternoon of October 26, 2016 via student email and the TSCC social media sites. TSCC students, must use TSCC student email accounts to vote.

Campaigning Guidelines

October 18, 2016 (Monday) through October 25, 2016 - Formal campaigning for the Fall 2016 general elections shall begin Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and end Monday, October 25 at 7:00am. Formal campaigning shall be permitted through the end of elections. There shall be no formal campaigning except within the specified time period.

  1. Formal campaigning shall be defined as:
    • The appearance or presentation of a candidate or a candidate's platform for the purpose of soliciting votes
    • The display or distribution of campaign materials as defined below for the purpose of soliciting votes.
  2. The public endorsement of any candidate shall be limited to persons eligible to vote in SGA elections.
  3. Members of the SGA executive board shall refrain from endorsing any candidate for office.
  4. All candidates shall conduct their campaigns in accordance with the SGA constitution and the rules set forth in this document. If any infraction by a candidate or his/her supporters occurs, the Dean of Students will have the right to disqualify the candidate from elections.
  5. Any candidate withdrawing from a given election shall inform the Dean of Students in writing by 12:00 noon five (5) days prior to any given election.
  6. All candidates shall participate in a platform speech to be held at a date determined by the Dean of Students.
  7. No Bashing or Slandering of other candidates in any form or media.
  8. While creativity is encouraged, Trenholm State Community College standards of decency, care, and respect for each member of the TSCC community provide the guiding principles of whether or not campaign material is allowable. Violations of Trenholm State Community College’s Code of Conduct may involve punishments up to and including disqualification from elections.

Campaign Materials

Campaign materials shall be limited to posters, signs, name tags/badges, painted windows, mailings, e-mailings, and door hangers with the following restrictions:

  • Posters shall not exceed 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Signs shall not exceed 8 x 4 feet
  • Handbills and door hangers shall not exceed 8.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Anything not listed as a campaign material shall be approved by the Dean of Student Services
  • No adhesive backed material shall be allowed
  • No campaigning on chalk or dry-erase boards in classrooms.

Distribution of campaign materials shall be subject to regulation by the Dean of Students. Any and all campaign materials must be approved by the Dean of Students prior to the use of such materials in campaigning.

Any candidate takes as a condition that he/she shall not hold Trenholm State Community College, its representatives, the SGA, or any other individual liable for the use and/or infringement of any copyrighted material.

Use of Campaign Materials

  1. No campaign materials other than posters, signs, and name tags/badges, shall be affixed or erected on TSCC property.
  2. Campaign posters and signs shall be restricted to placement on TSCC bulletin boards. No candidate shall be allowed more than two (2) pieces of campaign material per bulletin board.
  3. No campaign materials shall be distributed among automobiles or permitted on utility poles, trees, fences, or benches
  4. All campaign literature must be in support of an individual candidate. Foul language, untruthful or misleading statements, and offensive or obscene images are absolutely not permitted on campaigning material. Negative campaigning is not allowed. The Dean of Students has the authority to determine whether material is inappropriate or offensive.
  5. Candidates are not allowed to remove, cover, or deface other candidates' campaign materials.
  6. Do NOT tape any advertisements to painted walls.
  7. Campaigning may not occur in any way that disrupts classes, and only with pre-approval form the instructor.
  8. At any time, the Dean of Students can alter these guidelines.
  9. Candidates must remove all signs and campaign material as soon as practicable following the conclusion of their race.

Miss Trenholm State Community College

Miss Trenholm - Trenholm State Community College Elected Campus Royalty

The student who is vying to become Miss Trenholm State Community College has to be a Freshman female entering the sophomore year. A student, if elected, cannot participate in any other major presidential elections at the institution, namely Student Government Association President. The student has to have achieved at the time of election a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If elected, the student must maintain throughout her tenure, aforesaid cumulative GPA. The student has to have and continue to exhibit high moral character, public speaking skills, leadership capabilities, a commitment to academic honesty and excellence, commitment to the judicial process at Trenholm State, a commitment to Trenholm State, a commitment to the student body, a delightful personality and attitude among all constituents, a solid sense of governance, high level of dependability of students, administration, faculty, and staff, and a commitment to service initiatives. The character of Miss TSCC has to yield to an acceptably groomed and neatly dressed appearance at all times; not being present in an inappropriate manner on computer networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat, absent of judiciary infractions, etc; must be registered to vote, and to avoid conflict at all times. The student cannot have children or have had children at the time of election, nor can she become pregnant during her reign. The successful candidate must understand that her first priority of extracurricular activities is to the Student Services Division. Unbecoming behavior and being seen in places unbecoming a student leader will result in automatic disciplinary proceedings that can result in that can result in the student being removed from the position and replaced with the alternate for Miss TSCC and any leadership scholarships/privileges given will be forfeited at that time. The election process is predicated on 75% of the popular student vote, and 25% of the process comes from a structured interview with a cabinet designated by the Dean of Student Services. The interview is an important part of the process and can determine the outcome of the race. The successful elect will work very closely with the Dean of Student Services.

Miss Trenholm Qualifications and Candidacy Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • ______Full time Student
  • ______Must be enrolled in Associate Degree Program
  • ______Completed a full semester as a full time student at Trenholm State Community College with a minimum of 12 hours completed.
  • ______3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative average during the term of office)
  • ______Good standing (No disciplinary or academic probation record)

Application Packet Submission Requirements

  • ______Miss Trenholm Application must be submitted to the Student Services Division
  • ______Complete an Academic Standing Verification Form
  • ______Submit 3 letters of recommendations (two letters from instructors, one letter from someone in the community).
  • ______Four (4) candidate photos: Formal Business Attire, Casual Business Attire. Casual Attire, Evening Attire
  • ______Bio Sheet (in outline or resume style) completed and enclosed
  • ______Student must have a campus sponsor who agrees to be present at all activity sponsored events by the candidate

Candidacy Requirements

  • ______Must be a Female Student
  • ______No Children
  • ______Student popular vote counts as 75% of overall score
  • ______Student must complete an Administrative/Executive Interview that will count as 25% of overall score
  • ______Candidates must at all times represent the ideals of a good citizen and inherent the missions of the college.
  • ______Candidates must follow regulations stipulated in campaign rules in their packet.
  • ______After becoming eligible for candidacy a candidate shall be responsible for obtaining a thorough knowledge of all election regulations. Ignorance of such regulations shall be no excuse for any breach or violation thereof.

Application Package Pickup & Submission Deadlines

October 4, 2016 (Tuesday) - Miss Trenholm Application Packets for Fall 2016 elections are available for pickup. They can be picked up beginning Tuesday, October 4th at 8:30 a.m. at:

  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 116 (Ms. Allen-Porterfield)
  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 119 (Mrs. Campbell)
  • Patterson Campus Building M Office of Admissions (See Mrs. Allen)

October 13, 2016 (Thursday) - Deadline for submission of completed Miss Trenholm Application Packets for Fall 2016 elections will be Thursday October 13th at 4:30 pm. Submit to:

  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 116 (Ms. Allen-Porterfield)
  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 119 (Mrs. Campbell)
  • Patterson Campus Building M Office of Admissions (See Mrs. Allen)

October 17, 2016 (Monday) - Eligible candidates notified and Candidate Contracts sent via student email, if selected to run for office.

October 18, 2016 (Wednesday) - Signed Miss Trenholm Candidate Contracts returned by Wednesday, October 18, 2016 at noon to:

  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 116 (Ms. Allen-Porterfield)
  • Trenholm Campus Building F Room 119 (Mrs. Campbell)
  • Patterson Campus Building M Office of Admissions (See Mrs. Allen)

Any person failing to meet deadlines set by the Dean of Students shall not be eligible for candidacy.

After becoming eligible for candidacy a candidate shall be responsible for obtaining a thorough knowledge of all election regulations. Ignorance of such regulations shall be no excuse for any breach or violation thereof.

October 18, 2016 (Tuesday) through October 25, 2016 - Formal campaigning for MISS TRENHOLM shall begin Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and end Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 am.

October 25, 2016 (Tuesday) - Election window will open promptly at 7:00 am on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 and remain open until October 26, 2016. A link will be sent to all active student email accounts to cast votes. Announcement of the newly elected MISS TRENHOLM will be released to the student body on the afternoon of October 26, 2016 via student email and the TSCC social media sites. TSCC students, must use student email accounts to vote.

Campaigning Guidelines

October 17, 2016 (Monday) through October 25, 2016 at 7:00 am - Formal campaigning for the MISS TRENHOLM STATE elections shall begin Monday, October 17, 2016 and end Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 am. Formal campaigning shall be permitted through the end of elections. There shall be no formal campaigning except within the specified time period.

  1. Formal campaigning shall be defined as:
    • The appearance or presentation of a candidate or a candidate's platform for the purpose of soliciting votes
    • The display or distribution of campaign materials as defined below for the purpose of soliciting votes.
  2. The public endorsement of any candidate shall be limited to persons eligible to vote in SGA elections.
  3. Members of the SGA executive board shall refrain from endorsing any candidate for office.
  4. All candidates shall conduct their campaigns in accordance with the SGA constitution and the rules set forth in this document. If any infraction by a candidate or his/her supporters occurs, the Dean of Students will have the right to disqualify the candidate from elections.
  5. Any candidate withdrawing from a given election shall inform the Dean of Students in writing by 12:00 noon five (5) days prior to any given election.
  6. All candidates shall participate in a platform speech to be held at a date determined by the Dean of Students.
  7. No Bashing or Slandering of other candidates in any form or media.
  8. While creativity is encouraged, Trenholm State Community College standards of decency, care, and respect for each member of the TSCC community provide the guiding principles of whether or not campaign material is allowable. Violations of Trenholm State Community College’s Code of Conduct may involve punishments up to and including disqualification from elections.

Campaign Materials

Campaign materials shall be limited to posters, signs, name tags/badges, painted windows, mailings, e-mailings, and door hangers with the following restrictions:

  • Posters shall not exceed 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Signs shall not exceed 8 x 4 feet
  • Handbills and door hangers shall not exceed 8.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Anything not listed as a campaign material shall be approved by the Dean of Student Services
  • No adhesive backed material shall be allowed
  • No campaigning on chalk or dry-erase boards in classrooms.

Distribution of campaign materials shall be subject to regulation by the Dean of Students. Any and all campaign materials must be approved by the Dean of Students prior to the use of such materials in campaigning.

Any candidate takes as a condition that he/she shall not hold Trenholm State Community College, its representatives, the SGA, or any other individual liable for the use and/or infringement of any copyrighted material.

Use of Campaign Materials

  1. No campaign materials other than posters, signs, and name tags/badges, shall be affixed or erected on TSCC property.
  2. Campaign posters and signs shall be restricted to placement on TSCC bulletin boards. No candidate shall be allowed more than two (2) pieces of campaign material per bulletin board.
  3. No campaign materials shall be distributed among automobiles or permitted on utility poles, trees, fences, or benches
  4. All campaign literature must be in support of an individual candidate. Foul language, untruthful or misleading statements, and offensive or obscene images are absolutely not permitted on campaigning material. Negative campaigning is not allowed. The Dean of Students has the authority to determine whether material is inappropriate or offensive.
  5. Candidates are not allowed to remove, cover, or deface other candidates' campaign materials.
  6. Do NOT tape any advertisements to painted walls.
  7. Campaigning may not occur in any way that disrupts classes, and only with pre-approval form the instructor.
  8. At any time, the Dean of Students can alter these guidelines.
  9. Candidates must remove all signs and campaign material as soon as practicable following the conclusion of their race.

History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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