Last updated on February 14, 2022
By Nichollas Plucker
At Volunteer State Community College, the Student Government Association was established to help give Vol State students an opportunity to work with college administration in matters affecting the welfare of the student body. The student government association will work with all student organizations to maintain and improve the quality of student life both on and off campus.
The General Assembly is the Student Government Association’s bi-monthly meeting. The purpose of General Assembly is to discuss ways to Improve student life on campus and to give students a voice in the governing process of college. General assembly meetings will be every other Tuesday from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. through Zoom.
The total number of members are eight Executive Board Members, five being SGA members and three Campus Activity Board members who work in tandem with SGA.
SGA works with and encourages clubs and organizations on campus. Those clubs/organization include Fit Club, Returning Students Organization, Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Association, Criminal Justice Club, Future Educators, National Society of Leadership & Success, Vol State Cybersecurity Club, Volunteer Club and more. There is always room for more organizations. Anyone who wants to start a club can reach out to SGA or the Student Engagement Office.
Goals for SGA have already been met and are working hard to encourage a thrilling campus life. Yet, because of COVID-19, it has been a slow uphill battle, but they are still climbing. Most importantly, SGA with support from the people who sponsored Christmas for Kids was able to ensure that more than 125 children of VSCC students received something on Christmas. As a bonus, they were able to coordinate a CDC compliant drive-through event.
“As President, I now run the Executive Board meetings. My new roles now include making sure that the SGA Constitution is followed, I can be held accountable by the General Assembly (the student body), and I can serve as an ex-officio member of all College Standing Committees including SGA committees with one exception- the Judiciary Committee. At the end of the semester, I will also be expected to submit a report to the incoming SGA president,” said Debbie Bennett, president of Student Government Association.