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Student Government Association

Department Information


Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base BlvdMontgomery, Alabama 36108

Patterson Site:
3920 Troy HighwayMontgomery, Alabama 36116

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 positions are attained by an election held by the Student Affairs 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 Affairs 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.

Student Government Association Election Application

The Student Services Division facilitates the Student Government Association (SGA) elections for Trenholm State Community College. Students interested in running for the office should review the eligibility requirements outlined in the Trenholm State Community College SGA Constitution.

Any person(s) that seek to run for an SGA elected position must complete an Online Application for Candidacy. Applicants who meet all requirements as outlined in the SGA Constitution shall receive an official notification from the Office of the Dean of Students of his/her eligible candidacy.

Composition of The SGA

There shall be three (3) elected members of SGA and (3) appointed members as follows:

Elected officers:

  • President
  • Vice-President-Trenholm
  • Vice-President- Patterson

Appointed officers:

  • Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Public Relation/Communication Officer
Academic Requirements

All applicants must meet the following academic requirements to be eligible for candidacy:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 hours completed;
  • Enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program;
  • Have a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative average during the term of office);
  • Students running for an elected office (President or Vice President) must be a sophomore the semester in which they run for office;
  • First-year students with a minimum of 12 hours can serve in appointed positions (Parliamentarian, Public Relations/Communications Officer, and Secretary);
  • Students must be in good standing with the college and have no prior disciplinary infractions;
  • Students must be in good academic standing at the time of application or assuming office;
Candidacy Application Requirements

A completed application packet should include the following items:

  1. One (1) letter of recommendation on letterhead (from faculty, staff, supervisor, principal, counselor, organization, etc.).
  2. One (1) headshot – Business or Business Casual Attire.
  3. Unofficial Transcript – Your unofficial transcript can be found in your student portal.
  4. Campaign Speech (Typed) – 500-word typed campaign speech that includes applicants biographical background, educational goals, extracurricular and academic activities. The essay should also address the candidate’s platform of service, plans and goals if elected to office. 500 words = One page, 1 inch margin, 12 font, double spaced.
  5. Campaign Speech (Recorded) – Upload your campaign speech using your Microsoft Office 365 student “Stream” account or upload using the free “WeTransfer” app to upload and transfer videos. Please use the following email address when sending and sharing videos:

Your campaign speech should include biographical background, educational goals, extracurricular activities, and academic accomplishments. The speech should also address the candidate’s platform of service, plans, and goals if elected to office. If you have questions regarding this, email, and I will assist you.

For questions regarding the SGA Elections procedures, please contact:
Ms. Valerie Allen-Porterfield
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
SGA Advisor
334-420-4464 or