Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association (SGA) is your representative body to address issues and concerns. SGA promotes student advocacy, budget recommendation, student events, support of student organizations, and community service. 

Review the SGA constitution (PDF) for bylaws and guidelines for the Central Piedmont Student Government Association. The SGA Executive Committee office is on Central Campus in the Worrell Building, Room 1114. You can contact the SGA Executive Committee at 704.330.6751 or sga@cpcc.edu.

For more information on SGA at each campus, please contact the Student Life coordinator at your campus.

Executive Committee

The SGA Executive Committee members are elected by the student body and include the SGA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and public information officer. The Executive Committee represents the needs and interests of all Central Piedmont students. These officers are elected each year in April and serve a full-year term. The time and date for Executive Committee meetings for the 2020–21 school year is to be determined.

  • President

    The SGA president is the face of the SGA. The SGA president should be a good communicator who provides strategic vision and direction. The president should be inclusive, a good listener, and understanding and supportive of Central Piedmont’s “One College” model.

    The president:

    • serves as chief executive officer of the SGA
    • coordinates and oversees committees
    • presides over SGA meetings
    • serves as an ex-officio member of the Central Piedmont Board of Trustees
  • Vice President

    The SGA vice president is the “behind-the-scenes" leader who makes sure that the SGA's duties are completed. The SGA vice president should be organized, willing to learn and implement new processes, and a good delegator and collaborator.

    The vice president:

    • assumes the duties of the President if they are unable to fulfill their duties
    • assumes the duties delegated to them by the SGA president and SGA advisor
    • tracks responsibilities of all SGA members
    • monitors committees
  • Secretary

    The SGA secretary records SGA meeting minutes and activities. The secretary should have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as be organized.

    The secretary:

    • creates and maintains permanent records and reports for the SGA
    • maintains the record of attendance for all SGA meetings
    • prepares and distributes a copy of meeting minutes to all SGA members and advisors
  • Treasurer

    The SGA treasurer keeps records of all SGA finances and financial responsibility. The treasurer should be capable of handling figures and cash, have an orderly mind and methodical way of thinking, have some experience in budgeting, and an eye for detail.

    The treasurer:

    • works with Student Life staff to make purchases as needed by the SGA
    • works and communicates with clubs/student organizations requesting student fee funds
    • keeps and updates SGA financial records
    • provides SGA financial reports as necessary
  • Public Information Officer

    The SGA public information officer (PIO) coordinates SGA communications with the college. The PIO should be creative, organized, a good written and verbal communicator, and multimedia/tech savvy.

    The public information officer:

    • prepares and releases clear and concise publicity to the clubs, student organizations, and the college community as directed by the SGA advisors
    • advertises SGA events and initiatives across the college
    • presents a unifying messaging to students that reflects the one college model
    • maintains SGA related documents, social media, and websites

Eligibility to Serve on the Executive Committee

To apply to serve as SGA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, or public information officer, you must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • Currently enrolled and seeking college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Have at least a cumulative 2.5 grade point average (GPA).

  • Have completed at least 12 credit hours at Central Piedmont before applying.

  • You can not serve as an officer for any other Central Piedmont student organization at the same time that you serve as an SGA officer. You also may not hold a faculty, administrative, or full-time position with the college.

  • As an officer, you must satisfy the duties of office as stated in the SGA Constitution and as given guidance from the Office of Student Life. You must remain enrolled as a college credit-seeking student, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester you are in office (fall and spring semesters).

  • The deadline to apply for an SGA executive position for 2020–21 has passed.

    To run for office, you must submit all application materials and attend the mandatory candidate meeting. In the application, you will submit your platform statement, headshot photo, close-captioned introduction video on YouTube, and SGA Officer Contract. Once your candidacy is approved and you have attended the candidate meeting, you can begin campaigning. Review the application form carefully for all details.

    After the application deadline, Student Life staff will review your application to confirm your eligibility to serve. If eligible, you will be included as a candidate during the SGA elections.

SGA Representation

  • SGA Senate and Senators

    SGA senators are students appointed by the Executive Committee to represent the needs and interests of students at their respective campus. The number of senators on each campus is determined by the number of college-credit-seeking students at each campus.

  • SGA Representatives

    SGA representatives are student volunteers appointed by the senators at each campus to assist senators in meeting the needs of students at that campus. There is no set limit to the number of representatives at a particular campus.

Meetings

All SGA meeting information for 2020–21 is to be determined.