Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a governing body of elected and non-elected students who represent the student body as a whole. Student Activity Fee (SAF) funds are used by the SGA to sponsor various clubs, organizations, activities and services. As the official voice of the student body, the SGA has the power to regulate the SAF, student clubs and to make decisions that affect all students.

The SGA provides students the experience and training in a democratic form of government. This group of elected and non-elected students is charged with expanding and coordinating a program of student activities; stimulating interest and support in the development, assessment and execution of educational, social, cultural and recreational programs; and developing communication among students, administration and faculty. The SGA acts as the official voice of the student body and seeks to represent its best interests.

The Student Government Association Executive Board is composed of the following: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Student Advisory Committee Representative (SAC Rep) and the SAC Alternate (ex-officio). You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have earned at least three credits at Manchester Community College and maintain at least 12 credits at MCC to become an executive officer. The SGA office is located in the Student Services Center, room L149. SGA elections are held every April.

The Student Government Association is governed by a constitution and bylaws.

SGA Meeting Dates and Times

The SGA meets roughly every first  and third Wednesday during the academic year. All meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Path Academy Community Commons unless noted otherwise.

October 2 January 29
October 16 February 12
October 30 February 26
November 13 March 11
December 4 March 25
  April 8
  April 29

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) meets 11 a.m. on Tuesday mornings in the Student Activities Conference Room, SSC room L149. The purpose of the CAB is to provide an exciting and well-rounded activities program for the students at MCC in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities. The main functions of the CAB are to:

  1. Plan, promote and implement diverse, student-sponsored programs that serve the best interests of the MCC student body.
  2. Co-sponsor activities with SGA clubs and/or the college. Any student activity funds allocated by CAB shall be returned in whole or part upon completion of a co-sponsored event.
  3. Work with the SGA Publicity Committee to assess student needs and minimize apathy.

Cultural Programs Committee

The Cultural Programs Committee (CPC) is a subcommittee of the College Senate with responsibilities to:

  1. Consider and discuss existing cultural programs.
  2. Develop, plan and promote cultural growth while simultaneously extending and supplementing the totality of the college’s offerings.

Members are elected and include a combination of students, faculty and staff. CPC meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. For more information on the CPC, contact T.J. Barber, Director of Student Activities, at 860-512-3283. The proposal guidelines and submission form for programs can be found here.