Student Government Association


SGA Community College Day 2019


The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body challenged with the role of representing students in the decision-making processes of the College. SGA gives every student the chance to practice and develop leadership skills while representing their peers and improving OC and student life. Students involved in Student Government have the chance to interact with the college administration and faculty and work in a collaborative manner to better the institution. Student Government members are respected as leaders of the student body, and their input is often sought in making important decisions for Odessa College. For more information or to join Student Government, contact Becky Gardner at or call 432-335-6403.

Why become a member of Student Government?

As a member of SGA you will:

  • Develop your leadership skills.
  • Get involved on campus and in your community.
  • Represent the student body in all matters to the Board of Regents, the administration and the faculty.
  • Develop student programming to enhance the learning atmosphere.
  • Learn about how our government works.
  • Attend conventions and region meetings, gaining valuable networking contacts across the state.

Membership qualifications (from SGA Constitution)

Section 1. - Qualifications: The OCSGA - STUDENT SENATE shall be composed of Officers and Senators from the Odessa College student body. Qualifications for the said constituents are as follows:

  • Tuition, fees, and other outstanding debts to the College must be paid.
  • Every Officer, Senator, and candidate for election must complete an application of membership, and have a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the time of application entry.
    • Grades will be audited at the end of each semester.
    • Should an Officer or Senator earn less than a 2.0 GPA, he/she shall be declared ineligible, though the said student may be actively involved, but shall be a non-voting Senator.
    • However, the ineligible student shall be given an opportunity to raise their GPA, and if it is raised to at least the satisfactory requirement for membership (2.0), he/she may be reinstated by the OCSGA STUDENT SENATE as an active, voting Senator.
  • Senators and candidates (for Office) must be enrolled in no less than 6 (six) semester credit hours during the semester they serve in the OCSGA STUDENT SENATE.
  • Officers shall be elected by the student body if the office is contested.
  • The OCSGA . STUDENT SENATE is to consist of one representative from every on campus organization, as well as Odessa College Students at large.
    • Odessa College students shall be sworn in as a senator after the completion of:
      • attending 3 OCSGA consecutive meetings
      • after the completion of 1 OCSGA sponsored event.