The executive board of the Student Government Association undergoes a change in leadership each year. New officers and committee chairs all are subject to change due to promising SGA members who apply.
SGA plans most student activities on campus, including Fallfest, Spring Fling and Badgerama, and also every detail down to what kind of food will be served and what the shirt design will be for the event. SGA also plan student entertainment.
All singers, comedians and guest speakers are filtered through and hand-picked for optimal student enjoyment.
SGA members also volunteer to help with each event. They are the front line in guaranteeing student participation and the quality of each event.
With the semester finishing, SGA is entering into one of its calmer phases, allowing its members time to study for finals.
That does not mean SGA is done for the year, however. The group is getting ready to host the Student Organization Banquet, where each organized student club is recognized for its work throughout the school year. This year’s banquet will be Friday at the Holiday Inn Amarillo West.
SGA also takes part in regional and state-level Texas Junior College Student Government Association meetings. Preparing for TJCSGA with regional meetings and getting ready for state competition, SGA competes with other community colleges all over Texas to see who brings the best quality to their campuses.
In essence, SGA is a regular club with a lot on its plate. Students gather and bond at Wednesday meetings and take part in helping their fellow students.
“To me, it’s not just a club I joined, but it’s like another family that I joined,” said Keytan Callery, a biology major.
SGA helps the community by allowing students to leave a positive impact on campus by volunteering for fundraisers, community service opportunities and campus events, all while having a little fun.
SGA’s goal is to leave students with the quality of leadership and to set an example for students to help make their campus a better place to ensure student success.