Founded in 1914, the Student Government Association has a rich tradition of serving the student body. The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to advocate students’ rights; to facilitate communication between administration, faculty, and the student body; to promote the qualities of justice, leadership, and integrity; and to better the Huntingdon College community and the Montgomery community in which we live.
The SGA is comprised of three branches:
- Executive: SGA officers/senior cabinet
- Legislative: Student Senate, comprised of senators appointed or elected to represent recognized student organizations or academic programs
- Judicial: Judicial Board, comprised of a chief justice and other student justices, faculty and staff, oversees matters of alleged infraction on the College’s “Behavior Expectations of Students” (see the Student Handbook), and on the Huntingdon Honor Code.
SGA is also a source of student programming through Freshman Forum, the voice of first-year students in Student Government. Freshman Forum’s main purposes are to enhance the leadership skills of its members and to promote a culture of campus involvement among freshmen. Freshman Forum enhances students’ leadership development through event planning, community-building, and learning how to make positive and effective contributions in any involvement role. Previous Freshman Forum events have included community-wide Fall Festivals, a Halloween Haunted House, service days at Common Ground Ministries, and a campus-wide Dodgeball Tournament.
Incoming freshmen interested in participating can apply for an executive committee position (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) or become a member-at-large at the beginning of the fall semester.
In addition to the Student Government Association, each class elects officers for a Class Council.