Student Government Association is the governing body for all student organizations. Members represent the student body and pass legislation and bills for a variety of reasons. Learn about your representatives and Student Senate meeting dates.
Freshmenat large senators represent and vote on behalf of their class within Student Senate. Their responsibilities include attending meetings, voting on legislation and evaluating bills and resolutions in committees.
It’s great that SGA is starting the year off right, but students still need to pay attention to their representatives’ actions.
Housing is partnering with the Repurposing Club to carry out a clothes drive that will prevent the wasting of items that others may need.
Ken Williams, chemistry senior, started the Repurposing Club on campus to promote individual efforts to improve the environment.
Student Government Association is having an election to fill two Freshman At-Large senate seats.
Student Government Association members are focused on tying up loose ends a month before new officers take office.
The individual funding policy was added to the Student Senate Standing Rules, saying SGA will only fund organizations not individuals.
Student Senate passed a vote to redistribute the seats of student senators last week.
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.
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…
Student senators are working on two new resolutions for this semester that could make students’ lives a little easier.
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.
Student Senate will not review the number of bills they estimated this semester.
Student Senate decided not to write a resolution encouraging administrators to ban Yik Yak use on university Wi-Fi. The decision comes after schools in states including Iowa, Illinois, New Mexico, and Vermont banned the app, which allows users to post anonymously about people, places and things within a 10-mile radius.
A Student Senate committee is suggesting how much the governing body should allot for each bill presented to them. Student Senate’s appropriations committee has set soft caps for the semester to suggest how much Senate should spend on each bill.
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…
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…
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…
Security concerns in Cokesbury apartments may be solved in the coming semester
A resolution is currently sitting on the senate floor calling for heightened security in Cokesbury Court apartments.
Student Senate passed a resolution that addresses the maintenance of laundry facilities for campus residents.
A resolution is a formal way for students to communicate their wishes to administration.
Student Senate is changing its allotment process.
The changes began Sept. 24 with senators unanimously agreeing to suspend parts of the student constitution.
Lesley Black has replaced Corey Hill as associate director of student development.
Hill now works as the director of education programs at Kappa Sigma fraternity in Charlottesville, Va.
Hill also previously served as the interfraternal council adviser.
Black also will serve as adviser for Student Senate and OCULeads, a program for new students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential throughout their high school career.
When looking for help with funding, students and organizations have the opportunity to turn to student government.
Student Governmnet Association has the ability to give out money to organizations through allotments.
By The Editors Student Senate recently approved Student Government Association’s Fall 2013 budget. The budget totals to more than $106,000 for the semester and is comprised mainly from student fees. The budget includes events hosted on and off campus for students, SGA officials’ salaries, office supplies, and more. Read more on page 1. SGA officials…