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To my fellow students,
As President of the Student Government Association (SGA), I am thrilled to welcome you the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
What a great year it is to be a Brave at UNCP! 125 years ago North Carolina Representative Hamilton McMillan decided to do something brave, he helped establish what became UNCP. Today, UNCP is one of the most diverse universities in North Carolina and the nation.
The theme for the 125th Anniversary Celebration is "Honoring Our Heritage, Soaring Toward Our Future!" One way to honor and learn about our heritage is to visit the Native American Resource Center in Old Main and see for yourself the history of UNCP and of the surrounding community. We also hope that you become involved and engaged on campus. With over 80 student organizations, a growing and thriving Greek community, intramural sports, athletic events, and community service events there is always something to do and get involved with on campus.
We also encourage you to participate in Student Government. The mission of the Student Government Association is to represent the student body and safeguard students' welfare and concerns. We are your voice to University administration, faculty, and staff. As a student at UNCP, you are automatically a member of SGA, but we invite you to become more engaged in our work. Please come by our office located on the second floor of the James B. Chavis University Center building, Suite 225. SGA meets every Wednesday and we hope that you'll attend, ask questions, voice concerns, and participate to make your UNCP experience a great one.
Remember, your experience at UNCP is what you make it; so be involved, wear our colors, support your fellow students, and excel in your academic coursework.
President, Student Government Association
The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to represent and safeguard interests of the students. It is basically a political organization providing students with an avenue for action in matters pertaining to student rights and welfare. Although discipline is the legal responsibility of the administration, the principle of student government is fully supported by the administration and faculty.
All students attending The University of North Carolina at Pembroke automatically become members of the Student Government Association. Student Government functions through its elected representatives and is subject to the general administrative authority of its sponsor, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Every full-time student who has at least a 2.5 cumulative average (on the 4.0 system) has the privilege of seeking positions of leadership in the organization by either appointment or election. The Student Government Association is elected by the student body each spring according to the Constitution and By-Laws of the organization.
The Student Government Association is composed of an Executive Branch and a Legislative Branch. The Executive Branch consists of the President, Vice President, and the Cabinet – which includes the Chief of Staff, Treasurer, Secretary, all committee heads, and any other positions deemed necessary. The Legislative Branch consists of the Student Senate, a body of elected student senators. There shall be a minimum of seven (7) senators per class to represent the student population.
Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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