What is Student Government Association?
Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the student body. We are responsible for representing and addressing students’ interests and needs. SGA serves as the liaison between the student population and 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 administrators are kept up to date as to what affects the students. As SGA members we promote student involvement and provide leadership training and social interaction while providing the opportunities to attend conferences, retreats and special meetings to exchange ideas with other campuses and colleges across the State of Florida. 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 Esther Rodriguez, and I have the privilege to serve as the Student Government Association President for MDC West for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. With the new renovations to Building 2, West is now providing greater simplicity in its access to Student Services with areas such as the One Stop Center, new computer labs, and a new tutoring areas, to name a few. The new student services areas look is quite welcoming and fosters a more productive environment for students and staff alike.
As West expands, so does the student population. With the new Student Life / SGA office and game room, we have more opportunities to interact with the students. It is through the individuals and the combination of their thoughts and efforts that we are able to achieve the MDC mission; to change lives through the opportunity of education. 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, state, national, and international organizations positively impacting our college and the community.
We welcome you to join Student Government Association. I, along with the executive board, look forward to working with the faculty, staff, administrators and students of MDC-West and the College. 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 12pm. For more information visit Student Government Association in room 1122-01!