Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student governing body that represents all enrolled students. SGA members play an important role in college governance as student representatives on campus-wide committees. Student Government represents the students in a number of ways, including the College Forum. SGA serves to connect the student body with RVCC’s faculty and administration as well as to help them with college long term plans and goals.
Your Student Government Association serves all RVCC students and supports their success by fostering intellectual growth; encouraging students’ activities on campus; enhancing unity and diversity; and ultimately assisting leadership and personal excellence.
Each month SGA welcomes all students and club representatives to come together for a general assembly meeting to share information and hear the monthly reports of all current and future club activities or events. The meeting is held during “College Hour”, on the last Tuesday of each month.
S.G.A Officers and Senators meet once per week during the school year. They get together to talk about issues and discuss plans for events on campus. Students are always welcomed and encouraged to attend to allow the SGA to listen to concerns or suggestions. Students can also set up appointments with officers by emailing them or by stopping by the SGA Office during office hours.
Every month, SGA hosts a coffee hour for students to gather, discuss issues, brainstorm ideas, and work together to improve our college community. Student Government often invites special guests to share their knowledge on scholarships, college innovations, and other information of interest to the general student body. Students have an opportunity to voice their concerns, make suggestions for college betterment, and get to know their student government leaders. Coffee Hour is once per month, located on the first floor of the college center. Free coffee, tea, and refreshments are provided.
The College Forum is an open meeting for all faculty, students, and staff. Students are invited to participate in discussing issues that are related to developing policies, co-curriculum, and how the college is being operated. The Forum is during College Hour, on the first Tuesday of every month.
Club and Co-Curricular Funding
Your Student Government is responsible for the allocation of funds to all clubs and student organizations. A very small percentage of your general student fee from your tuition is put into a Student Activity Fund, which allows clubs to plan campus events and participate in leadership development opportunities. Club funding is allocated twice a semester.
Non-club members may request funding from the Co-Curricular Fund to plan co-curricular learning opportunities such as: field trips, research expeditions, and out of classroom activities that may enhance the in-class learning experience. A faculty member must sponsor the activity and the activity outcome must be available to benefit the entire community.