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Student Government Association

SGA logoThe Student Government Association shall act as an organized voice for all students of the Hinds Community College, to effectively represent students in the college decision and policy making process and to provide a broad educational experience for students, while promoting citizenship on campus and in the greater community. In doing so, SGA knowingly and responsibly recognizes the students’ roles in the shared governance of the intuition.

What does SGA do?

SGA represents student issues and ideas, supports campus safety, provide educational, social and political programming for students, strive to improve student relations, and provide opportunities for students to have a great college experience by getting involved. An active SGA is offered at all six campuses; Raymond, Rankin, Utica and Vicksburg campuses offer SGA Leadership classes that carry one hour of college credit. SGA meets once a week; contact advisor listed below. Meetings of the SGA are led by the officers and the instructor/advisor(s).

So, why should you join a campus SGA?

1. To influence decisions to improve campus experiences and opportunities
2. To give your opinion on changes you would like to see or help implement on campus
3. To participate in community service projects on and off campus
4. To gain personal and group leadership skills
5. To have fun with fellow students

District SGA

The District Student Government Association is composed of delegates from each campus senate in which this body meets four times a year and made up of the current presidents and vice presidents of the six student senates.

Qualifications for SGA Senators

  • Must be a full-time student at Hinds Community College
  • Must maintain a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must represent a club or organization or commuters on your campus
  • Must maintain a record with no disciplinary actions

SGA Standing Committees

Community Service Committee (S.E.R.V.E.)
The duties of the committee members will be to plan and coordinate community service events for the SGA class on and outside of campus. Members of this committee are to encourage all senators to be involved in their community and these projects.


  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Breast Cancer Walk
  • Blair E. Batson
  • Tutoring at area elementary schools

Student Activities Committee (S.A.C.)

The duties of the Committee members consist of the programming portion of the Student Government Association. SAC provides social, recreational, and cultural activities to enhance student life on campus. This includes the setting up and taking down of any activities/events as needed by the director.


  • Homecoming Week activities
  • Intramurals sports
  • Student Appreciation Week activities

Traffic Behavior Appeals Committee

The duties of the committee members will be to hear student appeals on parking citations and to make a ruling based on the rules and regulations in the Student Handbook. This committee may also be used to identify and study and traffic/behavior problems that may be occurring on campus.

Public Relations Committee

The priority of the Public relations Committee is the recruitment of SGA members. The committee is responsible for the organization of SGA intramural teams, contacting clubs about sending representatives, creating and ordering SGA t-shirts, blogging, proofreading SGA articles for the Hindsonian, and for informing the Student Body of SGA endeavors.

Campus Advisors

If you are interested in SGA, call a campus advisor for more information.

Jackson Campus: Academic/Technical Center

Dr. Linda Pates

Dr. Marla Wiley

Nursing and Allied Health Center

Bryan McCachren

LaShonda Eades

Rankin Campus

Jane Foreman

Raymond Campus

Sharon R. Alexander

Utica Campus

Jean Greene

Vicksburg/Warren Campus

Gwendolyn Appleby