Every student who is currently enrolled in one or more credit classes on the main campus and has paid the student activity fee at Lane Community College is a member of the Associated Students of Lane Community College (ASLCC). The Lane Community College Student Government Association (Lane SGA) is an organization of elected and appointed students who represent the student body.
Lane SGA Governing Documents
The Lane Student Government Association (SGA) is governed by several documents. The Lane SGA Constitution outlines the basic form of student government and may only be changed or updated by a vote of the student body. The Lane SGA By-Laws provide more specific information, such as job descriptions for student representatives, election rules, and other guidelines for Senate business and policies, and can be changed by a vote of the Senate at any SGA public Senate meeting. In addition to the Constitution and By-Laws, the SGA is also required to comply with all Lane Community College policies and procedures.
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The Lane SGA serves as the voice and representatives of the students on campus, in the community, on a state level, and a national level. The Lane SGA provides programs and services based on student needs and requests. The Lane SGA budget allows the Lane SGA Senate to also provide limited funding for student organizations, programs, and departments that request financial assistance. Groups interested in requesting funds from Lane SGA must complete the funds request form. All funds requests must be completed via this form and have a representative from the requesting organization present at the Senate meeting when the request is being considered.
Ten representatives comprise the Lane SGA. The two elected executive officers are the President and the Vice President. The Senate consists of eight members, five general senators and three designated senators: President Pro-Tempore, Treasury Officer, and Inclusivity Officer.
Duties of the SGA Executive Officers
- Be responsible for the general operations of the SGA.
- Be the official spokesperson for the Lane SGA and ASLCC.
- Represent the students in matters of school administration and with the Board of Education.
- Act as representation for the students in matters off-campus.
- Communicate to students on events important to student life.
- Strive for the equal and equitable inclusion of minority and majority groups of students.
- Provide guidance and assistance to the Lane SGA as needed.
- Ensure transparent and accountable fulfillment of Lane SGA duties to the ASLCC.
- Promote sustainable student living (mental, emotional, material).
- Act as a chair for Work Session meetings.
- Serve as the ASLCC representative on the College Council and nominate representatives for other college governance councils.
- Give speeches at college welcome day and commencement event(s) as requested by the organizers of the events.
- Deliver the monthly report to the Board of Education.
- Give weekly reports on work done at a public Senate meeting.
- Act as chairperson for the Lane SGA elections committee.
- Serve on search committees for any hiring process in the President’s cabinet.
- Carry out all duties assigned by the Senate.
- Act as back-up in all roles and responsibilities to the President.
- Act as chair for Senate meetings.
- Act as chair for the Student Activity Fee Committee, if the position is vacant.
- Hold weekly check-in meetings with each Senator.
- Keep track of senate work hours.
- Attend weekly Executive meetings with the President.
- Carry out all duties assigned by the Senate and the President as related to their position.
- Work with the President Pro-Tempore to keep track of all Senate work hours and committee reports.
- Work with the President Pro-Tempore to manage Senate and aid in the execution of their duties.
Duties of Senate
- Attend all public Senate meetings and private work session meetings.
- Participate by use of vote in:
- The disbursement of all Lane SGA expenditures brought forth for consideration by the Senate.
- Approval of the proposed budget for the ensuing year.
- The determination of policies and rules for Lane SGA.
- Maintain an open line of communication between the students and the Senate by:
- Attending at least three (3) LCC student group events and/or meetings per school term and reporting events back to the senate.
- Attending one (1) meeting with the LCC board of education per school term. If a senator is unable to attend a board of education meeting then the OR state legislature meetings is an acceptable substitution.
- Establishing and posting regular office hours.
- Participating in outreach among student traffic areas.
- Engaging in three (3) live scheduled class talks per school term to promote the Lane SGA.
- Assume positions on appropriate ASLCC and college committees, councils, and commissions.
- Act as the intermediary between the Senators and the Executive Officers when necessary.
- Create agendas that must be given to the President, or staff member, to be distributed to the ASLCC at least 24 hours prior to the public Senate meeting for which they pertain.
- Act as chairperson for the Governing Documents Committee.
- Work closely with the Legislative Director of the Oregon Students Association.
- Keep up to date with legislative matters that affect students.
- Consider and speak to the goal of inclusion of marginalized communities during Senate decisions.
- Represent marginalized communities and keep the Senate aware of any ongoing efforts and/or requests for assistance.
- Consider and speak to the fiscal responsibility of Senate decisions.
- Monitor the Lane SGA account(s).
- Keep the Lane SGA financial records and ledger.
- Assist with writing of funds requests to any students wanting help.
- Assist the President with ensuring stipend payments and funding is reported in an accurate and timely manner.