SGA renegotiates budget with law association

Student Government Association is renegotiating the financial relationship between them and the law school’s Student Bar Association. SGA received a budget cut this year, but allocated more money to Student Bar Association than in previous years. SGA passed its budget for the fall semester as $74,143 and allocated $32,576 to SBA. The budget for SGA […]

SGA receives less funding

Student Government Association faces a budget cut this year. SGA’s budget for the 2015-16 academic year is $165,000, $45,000 less than last year’s budget. SGA received notice of the cut in June, but SGA President Chance Johnson is unsure of who made the decision because of turnover in academic affairs office. “There were budget cuts […]

SGA shares plans, encourages volunteers for academic year

Student Government Association has begun preparation for another year, focusing their attention on restructuring the organization. “The prioritization report asked that we undergo a strategic planning process to make sure the organization is keeping with a new student body,” SGA President Chance Johnson said. “We intend to streamline SGA and make it better able to […]

Students decide top ten issues on campus

Student leaders across campus brainstormed together to find the top 10 issues on campus at STAR Summit April 24. The event has been hosted by Student Affairs every spring to help bring together leaders from every student organization on campus to build community, plan the student activity calendar for the next academic year, and identify […]

Podcast: Students attend free movies, new vice president hired

Student can count on free movies and a new vice president next semester.

SGA installs new communication device to engage students

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor   A new method of communication has appeared outside the caf. The scrolling marquee sign was placed outside of the caf by the Student Government Association, which bought the sign this spring for $3,060. Student Senate approved the sign and included the expense for it in the Spring 2015 budget. […]

Big Event changes to accommodate budget cuts

By Kyle Wallace, Staff Writer   Student Activities Council’s annual Big Event is undergoing changes to accommodate a smaller budget and increase the number of students served. SAC hosts Big Event to celebrate the end of the academic year and provide students with fun activities. This year’s event theme is World’s Fair, which will feature […]

SGA funds help send students to international conference

Two students will attend an international conference, thanks to Student Government Association. Sadeq Al-Fayyadh and Serwan Bakey, nursing Ph.D. students and members of the Iraqi Student Organization, requested funds from SGA at the Student Senate meeting March 24 to attend the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry to present their research. Their research is a quantitative, […]

Senators release applications for appointed positions

By Lauren Matheny, Lifestyles Editor Student Government Association is accepting applications for new officer appointments for the 2015-16 academic year. Chance Johnson, Student Government Association president-elect, will appoint officers to the SGA executive cabinet. Open positions include chief of staff, secretary of public relations, secretary of finance, and secretary of policies and initiatives. All students […]

SGA vice president-elect shares goals for next term

By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief Students elected a new vice president of Student Government Association. Nic Rhodes, economics sophomore, was elected into the position of vice president of SGA April 1 after students voted via OrgSync. Rhodes ran against Brandon Elder, acting freshman, for the office. Rhodes was born in Hurst, Texas, where he played soccer at […]

SGA election results announced

The polls have closed and the votes have been counted and the new vice president of Student Government Association has been announced. Nic Rhodes, economics sophomore, will take office at the inauguration ceremony hosted by SGA. All students are invited to the ceremony. Six other candidates ran uncontested. They automatically assumed their positions for the […]

SGA members work around budget concerns

The Student Government Association may face a budget cut next year. This year’s budget for SGA was $213,263 as of July 1. This budget doesn’t include the rollover amount from last year, which was about $19,000. SGA also had about $9,000 in their reserve fund, which is used for nontraditional student organization requests. Officials have […]

Student Government Association changes rules in prep for elections

Student Senate voted to change the wording on a part of the election rules to prohibit candidates, election staff or any SGA member from being a voting booths or soliciting votes via any electronic device. The changes were approved Feb. 24 after the Senate voted by secret ballot.

Mobile application released to campus community

By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief The university launched a new tool to help students engage with the campus community. The new Oklahoma City University app was launched Feb. 17. The app has had 549 downloads from the Apple Store and between 100 and 500 downloads from GooglePlay, as of presstime. “So far we have gotten really good […]

Proposed ‘language’ brings changes to SGA

By Emily Wiley, Editor-in-Chief Students might not be seeing candidates for Student Government Association at voting places anymore. The old language on the campaign rules for SGA allowed candidates and their staff to stand at the voting places with iPads and other devices asking passing students to vote. With the new language proposed, this would become illegal and […]

Prioritization report released to faculty, staff

The preliminary recommendations of the prioritization process were released to faculty and staff last week.Students did not receive any of the information or a password to the results.aThe prioritization process has been ongoing since the beginning of the academic year. The process is meant to help university officials see how programs use money and where budgets need to be modified.

Student Senate changes meeting schedule

Student Senate members voted to change the frequency of their meetings. The decision was made to hold meetings on a bi-monthly schedule for the Spring 2015 semester. Previously, the organization held meetings once a week.

SGA overestimates number of bills for semester

Student Senate will not review the number of bills they estimated this semester.

Student Government Association conducts audit

Student Government Association has decided to go through its own process of prioritization. SGA will begin the process of a self-audit soon.

Student government association hosts annual retreat

Student Government Association worked on bonding as a unit at their annual retreat last Saturday Sept. 13.

Election results released

Yesterday, Thursday April 3, SGA released the election results for the 2014-2015 SGA high officers. The results were as follows: Beatrize Martinez- SGA President Terrance Craft- Student Senate President and Vice President of SGA MaryAnn Grover- Student Activities Council President and Vice President of SGA Students voted for SGA high officers on Tuesday April 3 […]

SGA election results released

The 2014 Student Government Association high office winners were announced Thursday. Beatrize Martinez was re-elected as president of SGA. Terrance Craft won Vice President of SGA, President of Student Senate. Maryann Grove won Vice President, President of Student Activities Council. The votes were cast April 1 and 2. Applications to be on the SGA executive […]

Senior King and Queen announced

The winners of the 2014 OCU Senior King and Queen title are Caleb Dicke, representing Kappa Sigma, and Ali McCurdy, representing Gamma Phi Beta. Dicke, dance performance senior, was excited to win the award. “All the seniors deserve this,” Dicke said. “It could have gone to anyone.” McCurdy, dance performance senior, was grateful for the […]

SGA constitution passed

The changes to the SGA constitution have passed with a 90.99% pass rate. A total of 555 students voted; 505 voted for, 50 voted against. The changed constitution will go into effect after the completion of the current SGA term. The new officers, who will be sworn in in April, will be sworn in under […]

Voting opens for revised SGA constitution

Students can vote to approve or reject the SGA constitution draft until tomorrow at 5 p.m. SGA needs at least 15 percent of the student body to vote on the constitution proposed and half of the 15 percent to pass the proposition. To vote, students can log onto OrgSync here and cast their vote with […]

SGA members run for state offices

Two Student Government Association officials are running for positions on the Oklahoma Student Government Association Board of Directors. Terrance Craft, SGA secretary of public relations, and SGA President Beatrize Martinez will participate in the election during OSGA’s Spring Congress on Feb. 28 through March 1 at Tulsa Community College – Southeast. OSGA is comprised of […]

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