Welcome to the Northark Student Government Association Website!
2014 SGA Elections
Are you interested in having a voice on campus? Would you be interested in changing policies? Are you interested in being the change you wish to see at Northark? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", SGA might be the place for you!
If you will be a Northark student next year and are interested in holding an SGA office position please complete and return the “Intent to Run for Office” form.
All forms are due by April 15, 2014 to Sarah Bing (M148 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Once you have completed your Intent to Run form you will be required to obtain a petition with 25 student signatures by April 17, 2014. Officer positions receive a stipend each semester.
The necessary forms are available below in PDF format:
Intent to Run
Duties of Officers
YOUR 2013-2014 SGA Officers
Brooke Malone - President
Clancy Crook - Vice President
Bethany Johnson - Secretary
Demi Hargrove - Public Relations
Sarah Bing - Advisor
Lexi Shower - Parliamentarian (Not Pictured)
What is the Student Government Association?
The Student Government Association is a representative body of all students on campus at North Arkansas College. We were established to ensure positive representation of student ideals, to participate in the process of formation and execution of college policy, and to establish a bond between ourselves, the faculty, and our administration.
As defined by our Constitution, our purpose is:
- To work in service to the students and administration toward the common goal of student retention and encourage student interaction.
- To foster communication between the students, faculty, staff, and administration.
- To provide an official voice through which student opinions may be expressed to the faculty and administration.
- To promote the general welfare of the college.
-To give students an opportunity to be decision makers within the context of student/college interaction.
How does the Student Government Association Work?
The Student Government Association (SGA) is one body of dedicated students who work together through meetings and committees to better serve the college. The five officers work with the other Student Government senators to work on college action projects, campus activities, and service projects for the benefit of all students at North Arkansas College. Committees may be formed within SGA for students to focus more effectively on projects and service. The committee work is then presented to the entire SGA for final approval and action. Senators are selected from each of the SGA registered clubs and organizations on campus. There are also three at large senator seats that are available to any student. Any student wishing to fill a vacate senator seat should contact Sarah Bing for more information, email@example.com
When do you meet and how can I join the Student Government Association?
Our meetings are determined by the officers each year. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting. Committee meetings are held dependent on the members of the group.
Officers are elected in April and serve from the first day of fall classes until August 1st of the following year. Officers must be full-time students.
The staff advisor to Student Government is Sarah Bing (firstname.lastname@example.org
) . If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by and meet her in the Office of Student Activities & Organizations (M148).
Will joining Student Government interfere with my education?
Absolutely not! Student Government never encourages committing more time than you would like to devote to working with us. Active involvement will provide a network where you can establish many beneficial relationships resulting in an enhanced educational experience.
What types of things has the Student Government Association done at North Arkansas College?
In the past, the SGA has hosted Conversations with the President each semester on each campus. They have also managed the student discount program with local businesses. In addition, they also sponsored an Annual Voter Registration Drive and a Blood Drive.
Your SGA in Action
SGA has also worked with administration on modifications to the Student Center, enacted a student identification system, initiated improvements to restrooms for handicap accessibility, and obtained an ATM for the North and South campuses. The group has also attended regional and national conferences.
What types of things is the Student Government Association working on for the 2013 - 2014 academic year?
SGA is reviewing areas that have an impact on students and ways we can improve on the culture of Northark. If you have opinions of how we can make Northark a better place please find an officer or come join us for a meeting.