What is Student Government Association?
Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization that represents all students rather than one special interest group on campus. SGA works as a liaison between the student population and the administration. We serve, represent and advocate for the students. All concerns, suggestions, comments, and solutions are addressed by SGA in a professional manner, so that the faculty and administration are kept up to date as to what affects students. We also interact with the students and get involved in numerous activities. SGA is a gateway to many wonderful things. You can gain valuable skills in civic responsibility, financial management, embracing diversity, serving the community, and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication.
S.G.A. President's Message
My name is Shadille Estepan the President of MDC West, Student Government Association and it is an honor to be serving you during the 2012-2013 academic year. Our campus is expanding physically and academically. This group of student leaders is ready to build upon the foundation that has been laid by the previous members in hopes of exceeding all expectations.
In many ways this group of student leaders is much like the construction taking place at West. From the ideas of a new space, to the architects who drew the plans, to the construction workers who have set the foundation, to the pieces that will come together forming a stronger more enhanced structure. In that same aspect, that is what I envision and what I anticipate to build; an SGA that works as one, united, cohesive body keeping the pieces functioning accordingly. It is through the combination of ideas and individuals who are willing to put forth the work that greatness is accomplished. With the support from our faculty, staff, administrators, and the student body, SGA will advocate the student needs and address key issues. We plan on continuing our participation in community and service learning projects with local organizations positively impacting our college and its community.
We welcome you to join Student Government Association. Being an active member of Student Government is an incredible opportunity to get involved on campus, impact your community and live out the mission of Miami Dade College which is to change lives through opportunity of education. Thank you for electing us as your representatives and we look forward to a successful academic year.
Qualifications for Membership
- Must be a registered student of Miami Dade College, West and enrolled during the Fall and Spring terms for three (3) credits each term throughout his/her membership (in the case of non-credit students a conversion ratio or number of hours within a program will be worked out).
- Must maintain a 2.0 grade point average during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
- Shall complete at least two office hours a week.
- May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanctions as detailed in the Student Rights and Responsibilities document.
Senate Meetings are held every Wednesday at 1pm. For more information visit Student Government Association in room 1310!