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Southern State Student Government Association

The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to represent the student population on all campuses by pursuing social, political, academic and administrative initiatives of interest to our student body.

In addition, the SGA shall act as a liaison between the student body and the college administration, the overall college community and other individuals and organizations. The ultimate task of the SGA is to address the needs, problems and concerns of the student body and to carefully listen to suggestions from the student body, faculty and administration.

Become a Member

To become a member of SGA, simply complete the interest form and email it to You will receive a return email with eligibility status.

Run for Office

To become an SGA officer, you must be elected. Elections are held in the spring each year. Only students are permitted to vote and will receive an emailed link to participate in elections.

Complete and submit the candidate application if you’d like to run for office. Office positions to apply for are: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Be sure to read the SGA Officers’ Responsibilities to learn more about each position. Eligibility requires that each officer maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher and six credit hours during fall and spring. An officer’s elected term is for one year.

After the new academic year begins, the newly elected president appoints senators. They must maintain a GPA of 2.0.

Meeting Schedule

SGA will meet in person and online via BlackBoard Collaborate on the following days:

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 @10am
  • Friday, September 11, 2015 @ 10am
  • Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 10am

Current & Upcoming Events

Discount Card Sale

SGA Discount Card

SGA’s annual signature program provides discount cards for only $5 for students and community members. Discounts are for area businesses and restaurants, are good all year long and all proceeds go towards the annual SGA Scholarship.

Past Events & Fundraisers

Retreat 2014–15

SGA Retreat

SGA Retreat

The annual SGA Retreat is a mandatory "kick-off" meeting for SGA members right before fall term begins. The year’s budget and events are planned as well as team building skills are practiced.

Lobby Lunches

SGA Lobby Lunch

Throughout the semester, SGA hosts fund raisers by selling food items in the lobby of Central Campus.

Santa’s Workshop

SGA Santa's Workshop

SGA Santa's Workshop Canned Goods Collected for Charity

SGA Santa's Workshop SGA Members

SGA Santa's Workshop Basketball Team Members

SGA Santa's Workshop George and Thomas with Collection

In December, SGA has a lunch/bake sale during a picture taking event with Santa. Pictures are free with the contribution of a canned good collected for charity.


SGA National Conference

The national Student Government conference is for executive committee members of SGA. They travel to Orlando for training, networking with other SGA members and a fun time in Florida!

Rose Sale

As a service to the community, SGA sells roses at graduation. Roses are so economical even a child can purchase one for "big sis or brother!"

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SGA Scholarship

Paul Harlow, Thomas Kent, BG Prater (Recipient), George Martin, and Dr. Nicole Roades BG Prater (center) was named the first recipient of the SSCC Student Government Association scholarship. Presenting the award are (l-r) Paul Harlow, Thomas Kent, Prater, George Martin and Dr. Nicole Roades. Click to read the full press release.

This scholarship, funded by the annual Discount Card campaign, is a fundraising priority for the SGA to support student achievement among continuing Southern State students. Deserving second-year students with a minimum 3.5 GPA can apply for this scholarship to offset their tuition and related college expenses at Southern State. Applicants should be in good standing academically and be prepared to submit an essay describing the importance of student leadership within the college setting. Awards will be based on fund availability.