What is the House of Representatives?
The House of Representatives is branch of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas Woman’s University. The House works as an intermediary between the University administration and all chartered and University sanctioned student organizations.
All registered on-campus organizations at Texas Woman’s University are members under the House of Representatives. Each organization selects one member within the organization to attend the House meetings every other week. Each organization’s delegate makes up the voting body of the House. From this group of delegates, the House officers are elected.
The House is in charge of the Student Leadership Development Fund and the Student Organization Programming Fund. The House of Representatives also facilitates the registration process of student organizations in conjunction with the Center for Student Development on an annual basis, in the fall, to keep information on student organizations accurate and updated. In addition, our student organizations are required to keep a current copy of their constitution and by-laws in the Center for Student Development. Other general functions include the establishment of new organizations, support of student organization efforts to promote leadership and team building skills through the sponsorship of student leadership conferences and campus activities.
With the growing needs of our student organizations and our strive to develop the most effective student leaders the Student Organizations page has been designed to equip TWU student organizations with a variety of resources and access to all that the House of Representatives has to offer!
House of Representatives Elections Process
The House of Representatives will hold elections for Executive Officer positions on March 18, 2013. If you would like to run for an office, please do the following:
· Attend all of the Spring 2013 House General Meetings (open to students interested in joining or creating a student organization and House delegates): February 4, 2013, February 18, 2013 and March 4, 2013 - Student Union, Rm. 207
· Schedule a meeting with Sara Blanco, Speaker of the House, to discuss your leadership abilities and interest in the House of Representatives. Please contact her at email@example.com
· Nominations and Elections for the House of Representatives Executive Officer positions will be held on March 18, 2013.
2012-2013 Executive Board Members
Speaker of the House
|External Affairs Chair||Denise Holcombfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Publicity Chair||Devin Parhmsemail@example.com|
2012-2013 House of Representatives General Body Meetings
|September 10||February 4|
|September 24||February 18|
|October 8||March 4|
|October 22||March 18 (HOR Executive Officer Elections)|
|November 5||April 8|
|November 19||April 22|
House of Reps Annual Programs
Student Organization Adviser Dinner
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 5pm in Hubbard Hall, Southeast Ballroom
All student organizations and their advisors are required to attend the Fall 2012 Student Organization and Advisor Dinner sponsored by the Center for Student Development and the House of Representatives. The dinner will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 5pm – 7pm. During the dinner, we will announce the winners of the Faculty and Staff Advisor of the Year Redbud Award. Please maintain this date for your records.
This dinner is MANDATORY for all student organization presidents and advisers. Each student organization must be in attendance in order to keep their chartered status. There is no charge to attend this event.
This is a great opportunity to meet with other faculty and staff advisors. Important information regarding TWU policies and adviser responsibilities will be discussed.
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