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!
2015-2016 Executive Board Members
Speaker of the House
|External Affairs Chair||Roxsand Becklesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Publicity Chair||Brittany Ross|
2015-2016 House of Representatives General Body Meetings
|Fall 2015||Spring 2016|
|August 31||January 25|
|September 14||February 8|
|September 28||February 22|
|October 12 (Banquet Room, Hubbard Hall)||March 7|
|October 26||March 21|
|November 9||April 4|
House of Reps Annual Programs
Student Organization Adviser Training
The Fall Student Organization Advisor Training is a mandatory event for all NEW Advisers, sponsored by the Center for Student Development and the House of Representatives. It is the catalyst for the Student Organization Recognition/Charter Process. It is held at the beginning of the fall semester, usually during the month of September, and requires student organization presidents and their advisors to attend. Information is presented to NEW faculty and staff advisors regarding programming, risk management, and university policies and procedures regarding student organizations. The Faculty and Staff Advisor of the Year Redbud Awards are also announced.
Fall and Spring Student Organization Fairs
The Student Organization Fair is an event sponsored by the Center for Student Development and the House of Representatives. This event provides an opportunity for students to introduce their organization, recruit new members, and help incoming students become acclimated to the college environment thorough co-curricular activities. The fairs are held in September during the fall semester, and in February during the spring semester.
Student Organizations must be chartered and in good standing with the university in order to be eligible to participate in the fair. All student organizations are provided one table and one tablecloth for the event. However recruitment information, brochures, flyers and etc. are the responsibility of the student organization.
House of Representatives Leadership Campaign
The House of Representatives Leadership Campaign is an opportunity for TWU students to: a) learn more about the role of the House of Representatives ; b) learn how to acquire funding for their organization through the reimbursement process; c) learn more about the new student organization process; and d) learn about leadership development opportunities sponsored by the House of Representatives.
Spring Fling/Golf Cart Parade
Spring Fling is a subsequent event following TWU’s Fall Festival that occurs during the spring semester. It is also a time-honored outdoor festival, held during Homecoming Week at TWU. It offers a variety of attractions, activities, and free food for TWU students, faculty, and staff. CAB and House collaborate on this event to promote school pride, student engagement, diversity and co-curricular involvement.
A highlight of Spring Fling is the Golf-Cart Parade Kick-off, sponsored by the House of Representatives. Where other universities utilize and decorate floats as a part of their parade, we use Golf Carts instead. Student Organizations and TWU departments are allowed to participate in the golf cart parade. However they must attend mandatory Golf Cart Operating Policies Workshop Trainings sponsored by the HOR in order to be eligible to participate. Golf carts must be decorated according to the designated theme of Spring Fling. Trainings are held once a month leading up to the day of the event. Golf carts are also judged by a select group of TWU faculty and staff based on the following categories: Best Use of theme; Biggest Participation; Best Organization; Best Department and Best Overall.
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