SGA, Clubs and Organizations
The Student Government Association
SGA is the primary affinity group that represents the voice of the student body. Recognizing the final authority of the Board of Trustees in matters of governance of the college, SGA provides a forum for the expression of student views on issues that affect them and promotes the development of leadership skills for all students. SGA selects student representatives to: 1) participate in college governance and the decision-making process; 2) develop social, cultural, and educational programming; and 3) allocate funds generated by the collection of student activities fees. The Student Activity Fee is a fee charged to all credit students each academic term. The revenue generated goes into a special account administered by the Student Government Association to fund social, recreational, and cultural events, campus clubs and student organizations, authorized student travel and service trips, and annual signature student events such as New Student Convocation, Success Week, Welcome Week, and Wellness Events. The fee is charged on a credit hour basis for up to a maximum of 10 credit hours.
Leadership opportunities are available for students interested in serving as SGA officers and/or students wishing to take part in campus-wide committees and task forces. The executive committee of the SGA consists of president, vice president for public relations, vice president for administration, vice president for communications, and vice president for finance. Students interested in leadership positions are invited to stop by H101 and talk to Melissa Main, SGA Advisor.
An essential component to the success of the SGA is active participation in the college governance process. The SGA appoints interested students to serve as representatives to the college senate and college-wide committees and task forces. While previous student government experience is helpful, all students with interest, commitment, and enthusiasm are encouraged to participate. In addition to the leadership skills student representatives develop, indication of active participation is an excellent highlight on résumés and applications for admission to four-year colleges.
SGA supports student learning by encouraging and recognizing the formation of campus clubs and organizations that engage students in a wide array of social, cultural, and educational offerings. Copies of the Student Government Association Constitution and/or information on club meetings can be found by contacting the advisor listed or by stopping by the Center for Student Engagement (H-101).
Campus Clubs & Organizations
Clubs and organizations on campus are as diverse as our student population, offering students the opportunity to program events, meet students with similar interests, or simply enjoy quality entertainment both on and off campus. Clubs are open to all students on campus. To join a club, simply attend the meetings or contact the
club advisor for more information. If you have an interest that isn’t currently represented by a club, and you would like to start an organization, contact Melissa Main in H101 or call 301.624.2745.
Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society
The Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society is the national honor scholastic fraternity for community colleges. Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa was recognized officially by the American Association of Junior Colleges in 1929.
Membership into the college’s Alpha Delta Sigma chapter is by invitation only. To be considered, students must have accumulated a minimum of 12 credit hours, achieved an accumulative GPA of 3.7 or better at FCC, and must be of good moral character, evidencing qualities of citizenship. Membership is official recognition of intellectual achievement throughout the student’s academic career and invites scholarship inquiry from some of our most popular transfer institutions. For more information, contact advisors Jeanni Winston-Muir at 301.846.2489/email or Ken Kerr at 301.846.2646/email.
Who’s Who Among Students In American Colleges and Universities
Inclusion in this national publication is awarded to students nominated by faculty and staff on the basis of academic records, extracurricular involvement, and leadership potential. Nominees must be second-year students and have completed 26 credits.