The Student Government Association (SGA) will be holding elections for students interested in running for various positions throughout the different EPCC campuses.
Students will have the opportunity to voice their opinions, and make changes at the various EPCC campuses by running for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Historian, Senate Campus Representatives, and Senators.
Students interested in running for any of these positions must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 unlike students running for the position of Senator who will only need a minimum GPA of 2.5.
The six credit hours required must be academic, continuing education or early college hours.
Hours cannot be remedial courses or English as a Second Language.
“Student Government Association is a chance for students to be the voice of the student body. Some of the advantages are that you will build on your leadership abilities, time management, and the opportunity to network,” said Darcy Traffansted, Administrative Office Assistant.
Students must also be able to attend SGA meetings in order to run for office since attendance is mandatory.
SGA meetings are held on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. If all the requirements are met, students can then fill out the application for EPCC student government association.
The packets can be found posted on various bulletins throughout the campuses.
Students can also pick one up from any of the Campus Life offices.
Students can then drop them off at the Office of Student Leadership at the Valle Verde campus, room C107, or the Offices of Campus Life located in room B101 at the Rio Grande campus; room M11 at the Northwest campus; room 1701 at the Transmountain campus; room C143 at the Mission del Paso campus; and room C105 at the Valle Verde campus.
The dealine to submit an application is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
After submitting the packet, students will be required to attend a meeting on April 10 at 5 p.m. for election guidelines.
Elections will take place on April 24 to 27.
The students who win the election will begin their training during the summer and will begin working with the SGA for the fall semester.
“The Student Government Association is the perfect place for students who are hard working and motivated and want to make a lasting impact on our colleges as well as our community.
We encourage students to take an active role in their campus and to become the difference they want to see in El Paso Community College,” said Andrea Porras, student and member of the SGA.
The SGA is also looking for student Ambassadors.
According to the EPCC website, student Ambassadors assist EPCC with recruitment, retention and public relations.
“Student Ambassadors program is a unique and wonderful experience. It gives students the opportunity to network, team building leadership, and networking,” said Traffansted.
Ambassadors reach our to current and prospective students and make them aware of the programs and services available at EPCC.
To apply for student Ambassador, students can visit http://www.epcc.edu/campuslife/Documents/StudentAmbassador/Application_Fall_2016.pdf, students will also need two letters of recommendation, and a copy of current college or high school transcripts to apply.
The deadline for applying for Student Ambassador is May 5, 2017.
For additional information on the SGA and the election procedures students can contact Arvis Jones, Director for Student Leadership and Campus Life Election Committee, at 831-2712.