Student Government: Your Voice

A Letter From Your SGA President:

Mark Giles

On behalf of the PPCC Student Government Association, I would like to welcome all returning and new students to the start of the 2013-14 academic year. My name is Mark Giles and as your Student Body President, I am very excited to be leading SGA this year. I would like to offer you the opportunity to assist us by playing an active role in creating an atmosphere that breaks the mold of the traditional commuter college, and promotes personal, academic, and professional growth.

Your SGA proudly serves between 15,000 and 20,000 students on our four campuses and acts as a liaison between the student body and the college’s leadership administration. We are also responsible for initiating various projects on campus that directly benefit the student body, including community service projects, organizing numerous events in conjunction with Student Life, and supporting a variety of student clubs, which are totally funded by student fees. We are very passionate about doing our part to ensure that you, the student, get the most out of your PPCC experience. During the previous school year, your Student Government completed several projects, including charging stations for your cell phones, hydration stations in collaboration with your Office of Sustainability, the annual Volleyball Tournament, and stress relief massages during Finals Week.

As the Student Body President, I require from every Student Government member a high standard of dedicated and professionalism, and I encourage you to do the same. It is the mission of SGA to serve the student body, and our officers understand that being a member is more than just a title or something to put on a resume: it is a commitment to be the voice that advocates student growth and success through leadership development, while promoting diversity, integrity, and unity by focusing on the needs of the students here at PPCC.

I would like to invite you to come by the Student Government chambers, which is located at the Centennial Campus, in A-204, give us a call at 719-502-2105, or stop by your campus senator’s office (which is located within close proximity to the Student Life office on your campus) during office hours to let us know what it is on your mind. I also would like to invite you to attend the SGA Joint Session meetings, which are held on Friday's at 8:30 a.m. in room C-200 on the Centennial Campus; at this meeting, you will see what Student Government is doing for you and have the opportunity to voice your concerns or suggestions to the entire SGA during the Student Voice session of the meeting. Additionally, I will continue to work at creating a more prominent and visible Student Government on each campus by providing quality activities for the student body, and promoting an increased amount of school spirit for our various events by working closely with your Campus Activities Coordinator.

Again, welcome to the Pikes Peak Community College family, and I wish you much success throughout your time here at PPCC. Your Student Government looks forward to meeting you and contributing to the enrichment of your PPCC experience.

Best Wishes,

Mark E. Giles, Student Body President

Student Government Offices

Student Government offices are housed across from the Campus Center in Rooms A-205 on the Centennial Campus; Room S-207 at the Rampart Range Campus; and in Room N-106b at the Downtown Studio Campus. Student Government members may be reached by calling 502.2105, or 4140 at the Centennial Campus, 502.2098 at the Rampart Range Campus and 502.2103 at the Downtown Studio Campus. You are urged to stop by and chat with your Student Government representatives. Office hours vary depending on the class schedules of the representatives.

Student Government meetings are held weekly during fall and spring semesters, and as needed during the summer semester. These meetings are open to all students. For times, dates, and locations stop by the Campus Center, Room A-210 or the Student Life Office at either Centennial Campus, A-210, Rampart Range Campus, S-207, or Downtown Studio Campus, N-106b.