Student Government

Why Join?

The Parkland College Student Government Association (SGA) provides unique opportunities for students to build relationships, enhance leadership skills, become civically engaged, and maximize their college experiences. 

Staff members in the Office of Student Life, who are deeply committed to the development of the students, advise student Government.


Who is Eligible to run for Student Government?

• Students enrolled in at least six credit hours this semester.

• Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the time of their nomination and maintain this standing.

Student Government Duties:

All Student Government members upon winning their seat in Student Government Elections will be expected, regardless of position, to:

• Attend all weekly SGA meetings on Thursdays at 2:00 in U-114.

• Attend any special SGA meetings as called by the SGA President.

• Hold a weekly office hour.

• Volunteer for various SGA sponsored events and community service initiatives.

• Serve on campus committees as appointed by the SGA President.

• Attend Spring Leadership trainings.

• Should be professional, responsible, reliable, articulate, and able to reach out to students to bring a student perspective where is needed.

Available Positions

Student Trustee 

The student Trustee attends meetings of the Parkland College Board of Trustees, the college's governing body, and provides valuable insight and perspective on student life and student concerns. It is a tremendous honor to represent the school and it comes with many responsibilities as well.  For more information please review the Student Trustee packet.

Student Trustee Informational Packet


Shall serve as the official spokesperson for the SGA and represent it in all matters affecting its interests

Vice President

Shall make all committee assignments.  Shall assume duties of the SGA President in his/her absence.


Shall serve as member of the Programming Fund Council. Shall make reports to the SGA Senate regarding changes in budgets and fiscal policies


Shall keep accurate records of all SGA meetings. 

9 Senator seats

Shall have the authority to raise legislation necessary and proper for the execution of its duties.

For more information about all the SGA positions please attend our Informational meeting and speak directly with graduating SGA members.

Student Government informational Meeting

Learn more about PC SGA and ask your questions directly to those who serve.  

  • Thursday, March 7th 1:00pm  Student Life U-111
  • Monday, March 11th noon   Student Life U-111

Student Government Elections for the 2019-2020 academic year 

SGA Informational sessions                                               

  • Thursday, March 7th 1:00pm  Student Life U-111
  • Monday, March 11th noon   Student Life U-111

Petitions due to the Office of Student Life                           

  • Tuesday, March 26th 5:00pm

Bios posted online for review                                                

  •   Wednesday, March 27th

Bios posted in Prospectus newspaper                                  

  •   Wednesday, April 3rd

Student Government Dine and Discuss session                   

  • Tuesday, April 2nd


  • Monday, April 8th                10am-2pm          5-7pm
  •  Tuesday, April 9th              10am-2pm          5-7pm
  •  Wednesday, April 10th        10am-noon

Ballots tallied                                                                            

  •  Wednesday, April 10th

Ballots audited if requested by candidates   

  • Monday, April 15th

Student Trustee sworn in at BOT                  

  • Wednesday, April 24th

Election Checklist

The Election checklist includes all of the job requirements for your review, the petition to run, deadline dates.  Petition/Application due Tuesday, March 26th to Student Life U-111.

Student Government Election Checklist: petition packet


For more information.

Hard copies of the Election checklist packet;  job descriptions, petitions, and election information are available in the Office of Student Government, Room U117 or from the Coordinator of Student Life, Room U120. Questions? Call the Office of Student Life at 217/351-2492 or the Office of Student Government at 217/351-2227.

Any questions can be directed to Evie Newman, SGA Advisor at or the Office of Student Life at U-111.