Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official organization authorized by the administration to represent all students at Cape Fear Community College. The SGA is a democratic organization and as such, elects officers each year. The State Board of Community Colleges, the CFCC Board of Trustees, and the administration, faculty, and staff fully support the SGA. This support is most visible in the office of the SGA President who, upon election to that office, automatically becomes a member of the Board of Trustees and the College Council. Additionally, students have SGA representatives on standing college committees. These committees are charged with annually reviewing and recommending changes to the College.
The Student Government Association is an active organization; it is the voice of the student body and has paved the way for open lines of communication between students and administration. Students receive practical experience in responsible citizenship through participation in a program of self-government.
The SGA is governed by its Constitution and By-Laws. Copies of these documents are available in the Student Activities office.
2015-16 Executive Council
2015 Spring SGA General Assembly Meeting Dates and Times
All Club Representatives are required to attend.
Any CFCC Students are encouraged to attend.
Student Government Association Mission Statement:
The mission of the Cape Fear Community College Student Government Association is:
- To provide an effective, accommodative mode for the student body to deliberate and act in concert;
- To promote student-leadership among the student body;
- To facilitate the academic achievement of the student body;
- To improve the collegiate experience in general, and the genial
- atmosphere between the student body and broader community;
- To encourage camaraderie amongst its membership; and
- To serve the collective needs of the student body, through advocacy of the mutual interests and common principles shared by the individuals, which comprise that body.
Student Government Association Vision Statement:
Student Government at Cape Fear Community College: An association of energetic, proactive student-leaders, engaged in service-projects within the college and community, and in honest service to the student body of Cape Fear Community College; a team, comprised of those students and dedicated faculty and staff, who act, advocate, and inspire on behalf of others, to carry on the mission of the Association.
“Learn, Lead, & Serve”
Membership shall be open to every student who pays a school activity fee. Extended to each student, shall be the privilege of participating in all activities sponsored by the Student Government Association.
The Student Government Association is an active organization; it is the voice of the student body and has paved the way for good lines of communication between students and administration. Students receive practical experience in responsible citizenship through participation in a program of self-government.
We the students of Cape Fear Community College, in order to promote and enhance academic achievement and experience beneficial as citizens, to promote better school projects, to create unity among all by establishing healthier relations between students and all elements of the college community, to provide ways and means for the betterment of this school and its students through the advancement of leadership and scholarship do ordain and establish this constitution to set forth the rules and regulations of the Student Government Association for the students of this college.
Article I Name
The name of this organization shall be known as the Student Government Association of Cape Fear Community College.
Article II Administration
The Student Government Association shall at all times uphold the principles and policies of Cape Fear Community College. It is recognized that any authority vested in the Student Government Association is the authority delegated by Cape Fear Community College administration; therefore, activities must be submitted to the Director of Student Activities and the Vice President of Student Development for practical review and approval.
Article III Advisor
The Director of Student Activities will serve as advisor to the Student Government Association. The Advisor shall appoint a co-advisor or advisors from staff or faculty to assist in the planning, organization, and execution of certain student activities with the approval of the SGA Executive Council. In the absence of the Director of Student Activities, the Vice President of Student Development will assume the responsibilities.
Article IV Membership
Membership shall be open to all students paying activity fees. Student ID.s shall be issued at appropriate times throughout the year and will be valid as indicated on the ID card. Students paying activity fees make up the Student Government Association and will be entitled to have a voice in its operation. The privilege of participating in activities sponsored by the Student Government Association shall be extended to each CFCC student.
Article V Business and Finance
The SGA Executive Council as provided within this Constitution and Bylaws shall conduct all business and financial development of the Student Government Association.
Article VI Meetings
The Student Government Association shall hold meetings as set forth in the Bylaws or as necessary to discharge the duties assigned to it. Such meetings shall be announced by generally accepted means at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance. Roberts Rules of Order shall be used for parliamentary procedures and to decide all questions of order.
Article VII Amendments
The Student Senate may amend the Constitution and Bylaws through action; also, this Constitution and Bylaws must be in conformity with local and state policy. Any amendments or revisions must be approved by a majority of those attending a Student Senate meeting except in cases otherwise stipulated.
Article VIII Ratification
Amendments to this Constitution shall be adopted upon approval by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Senate, subject to the direction of the Executive Council and approval of the Director of Student Activities and the Vice President of Student Development.