“Our agenda is raising the bar for students' academic success and college experience.”
Meet Antoine Reeves and Jason Childers, two students who are passionate about providing their peers with opportunities to have an enriching college experience. Reeves and Childers serve as elected presidents of the Student Events and Governance Association (SEGA) at the Damon City Campus and the Brighton Campus Student Government Association (SGA), respectively.
"SEGA and SGA take action in the best interest of our peers as a whole, striving to enhance the learning environment, curriculum and the health, safety and well-being of students," said Reeves, a human services major. "It's humbling to represent fellow students, who are all working toward personal growth, and academic and professional success."
As advocates for students, SGA and SEGA address students' various concerns and needs, support and organize events and activities, and help determine how student life fees are spent.
"We try to come up with ideas and legislation that hopefully will make students' time here worthwhile and make the institution a better place," said Jack Hills, a liberal arts major who is Speaker of the Senate, an arm of SGA that disburses funds to student clubs and organizations. "It's important to us that we do our best to have the pulse of the students and that students realize what we do. If students let us know what their concerns are, we can better represent them, lobby on their behalf and see their goals come to fruition."
To get involved in student government, catch their weekly meetings: 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Brighton in the Forum (Room 3-130) or noon Fridays at DCC in Room 4146.