The Student Government Association (SGA) exists to facilitate a positive learning environment, provide professional socialization and also to act as a student voice on policies and issues. Student Government provides an opportunity for individuals to exercise a variety of skills in the areas of leadership, decision-making, planning, organizing and human relations. Students from all health sciences programs are able to interact in a collaborative manner while providing service to the community as well as the health care profession. All students have the opportunity to become involved in SGA. The officers and committee members for the SGA are elected early in the academic year. All Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences students are members of SGA.
Student Government Constitution
Name & Purpose
This organization shall be known as Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Student Government Association.
1. To be the official organization which shall be responsible for the government of the student body.
2. To serve as a method of communication between the students, faculty and administration.
3. To encourage high standards of personal/professional morale throughout the student body.
4. To provide opportunities for students to develop group and leadership skills.
1. Provide suggestions in any area.
2. Maintain availability for individual concerns.
3. Help maintain a global focus and direction.
4. Facilitate and maintain leadership.
5. Act as a liaison between the students, faculty, and administration.
All students enrolled at Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences automatically are members of the Student Government. Active members have voting privileges. Members in good academic standing are eligible to hold office.
OFFICERS AND TERM OF OFFICE
The executive officers of this government shall be a president, a vice-president, a
secretary, and two committee co-chairs.
All students in good academic standing have the opportunity to run for an office.
Executive officers shall be elected annually to serve a one-year term. Other
committee officers and representatives will be appointed in September by the
Student Government executive officers to serve for one year. Officers must be
enrolled as a student for the entire term. All elections will be by written ballots;
majority vote confers the office.
If any office is vacated before the term of that office is expired, a replacement shall
be appointed by the Student government executive officers by majority vote.
Resignations must be submitted to the president and the advisor in written form in a
Qualification of executive officers are as follows:
Any Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences’ student running for president should
have one year experience (preferred) serving as an officer, committee chairperson or
group/organization representative of the Student Government.
Any Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences’ student may run for vice-president,
secretary, or committee co-chairs.
Regular planned meetings of the Student Government shall be held once a month.
Elected and designated Student Government members are required to attend all meetings.
The student body is encouraged to attend all meetings.
Special meetings may be called as needed by the president, a majority of the Student
Government, or upon written request of 10 percent (10%) of the student body.
Posting of a notice one week prior will be considered sufficient notice. Immediate
problems will be handled by the executive committee. Cancellations and postponement
may be necessary, with three day notice. Attendance is encouraged.
Newly elected officers will assume responsibilities on the first of September.
A quorum at all regular and special meetings of the Student Government shall consist of the members present at the meeting.
A majority for voting purposes will be a simple majority.
Absentee ballots may be picked up prior to election. All absentee ballots must be submitted by election date.
The executive committee will vote annually on the budget for the year.