SGA Elections

SGA Branches

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas Woman's University represents all members of the student body through its various branches:

SGA Executive Board

The SGA Executive Board is comprised of the President, Vice President of Multicultural Awareness, Vice President of Internal Affairs, Vice President of Public Relations, Executive Secretary, and the presidents of each of the branches mentioned below.

Student Senate

The Senate is the legislative branch of SGA and serves as the active voice of the student body. The Student Senate has an Executive Board comprised of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Academic Affairs Chair, Student Affair Chair, and Public Relations Chair. There are also Senators representing different Colleges and respective student populations.

Student Organizations Council

The Student Organizations Council is the segment of SGA that works directly with and for student organizations. This entity also provides funding for student organizations through the Student Leadership Development Fund (SLDF) and the Student Organization Development Fund (SOPF). The Student Organizations Council has an Executive Board comprised of the President, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of External Affairs, Vice President of Training and Development, Public Relations Chair, and Secretary.

SGA Executive Board positions

To be considered for the appointed position of Vice President of Public Relations, please contact the 2017-2018 SGA President Kristopher Johnson, at kjohnson73@twu.edu.

In order to serve as a member of the Student Government Association Executive Board, a student must meet the following standards:

  • Each member must meet the minimum qualifications listed in the current Student Handbook for student organization officers.
  • The President of the Student Government Association shall meet the following additional qualifications in order to be eligible for office:
    • Undergraduate students: Completion of 24 semester credit hours with at least 15 of the semester credit hours completed at Texas Woman’s University with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8.
    • Graduate students: Completion of 6 semester credit hours with at least 6 of the semester credit hours completed at Texas Woman’s University with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0.
    • All students: Service as an officer of a TWU student organization for at least one year.
  • The other members of the Executive Board shall meet the following qualifications to be eligible for office:
    • Undergraduate students: Completion of 24 semester credit hours with at least 12 of the semester credit hours completed at Texas Woman’s University with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75.
    • Graduate students: Completion of 6 semester credit hours with at least 3 of the semester credit hours completed at Texas Woman’s University with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0.
    • All students: Demonstrated active involvement in at least one TWU student organization for at least one semester.

Vice President of Public Relations

Job responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly SGA Executive Board meetings
  • Meet weekly with Advisor
  • Responsible for the promotion of SGA’s image throughout the University and community
  • Responsible for all relations with the University and community media sources
  • Maintain SGA bulletin boards located in the Student Union
  • Meet with the Public Relations Coordinators from every SGA branch at least once per semester
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Student Senate positions

To be considered for the remaining open positions on Student Senate, please contact the 2017-2018 Student Senate President, Jasmine Smith, at jsmith62@twu.edu.

To apply for open positions, please complete the 2017-2018 Student Senate application.

In order to serve as a member of the SGA Student Senate, a student must meet the following standards:

Student Senate Executive Board:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Attend all Student Senate Executive Board Meetings on Tuesdays from 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Attend all General Board Meetings every other Tuesday from 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Meet with the Student Senate Advisor on a weekly basis
  • Maintain required office hours
  • Attend all other mandatory events as required by the Center for Student Development, and/or the Student Government Executive Board

Senators:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Attend all General Board Meetings every other Tuesday from 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Meet with the Senate Advisor as needed
  • Maintain required office hours
  • Attend all other mandatory events as required by the Center for Student Development, and/or the Student Government Executive Board
  • Meet with College Dean
  • In order to run for a Senate Seat in a particular college, you must major in a discipline under that College. (Ex. If you are Business major, you may only run for a College of Arts and Sciences Seat)
  • In order to run for a Residential, Non-Traditional, or Commuter Senator, you must qualify under one of those particular titles. (EX. If you are living off campus, you may only run for a Commuter Senate Seat)

Secretary

Requirements to apply:

Shall have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.

Job responsibilities:

  • Attend Senate General Meetings and Senate Executive Board Meetings
  • Keep official records for Senate (minutes, agendas, bills, legislation, office hours reported by senators, attendance records, etc.)
  • Responsible for Senate meeting agendas and minutes
  • Responsible for reserving meeting rooms, table set-up, seat assignments, etc.
  • Shall send all official communication on behalf of Senate
  • Serve three (3) office hours per week

Treasurer

Requirements to apply:

Shall have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.

Job responsibilities:

  • Attend Senate General Meetings and Senate Executive Board Meetings
  • Oversee all expenditures of Senate to ensure sound fiscal responsibility
  • Formulate the annual budget to present at the Student Service Fees Allocation Committee
  • Serve three (3) office hours per week

Academic Affairs Chair

Requirements to apply:

Shall have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.

Job responsibilities:

  • Attend Senate General Meetings and Senate Executive Board Meetings
  • Obtain information relevant to the student body, which is of academic importance
  • Train academic college Senators in order to organize and implement their events throughout the academic year (College of Arts  and Sciences, College of
  • Nursing, College of Professional Education, College of Health Sciences and School of Management, and the Graduate School)
  • Serve three (3) office hours per week

Student Affairs Chair

Requirements to apply:

Shall have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.

Job responsibilities:

  • Attend Senate General Meetings and Senate Executive Board Meetings
  • Inform Senate of views of students, faculty, and staff
  • Train at-large Senator in order to organize and implement their events throughout the academic year (Residential, Commuter, Non-Traditional)
  • Serve three (3) office hours per week

Senators

Requirements to apply:

Shall have and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.

Job responsibilities:

  • Senators from each college, school or constituencies shall collectively hold at least one (1) event per school year pertaining to issues specific to their representative populations.
  • Shall meet with the Dean of his or her college or school at least twice an academic year. Residential Senators shall meet with the Director of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Non-Traditional and Commuter Senators shall meet with the Director or Advisor of Campus Alliance for Resource Education (CARE).
  • Complete a minimum of one (1) hour of Senate business per week.
  • Attend at least two (2) events of another college, at-large group, or committee per academic year.
  • Attend at least two (2) Meet and Greet events during each semester.

Academic College Senator Positions

  • (2) College of Arts & Sciences Senators
  • (2) College of Nursing Senators
  • (2) College of Professional Education Senators
  • (2) College of Health Sciences
  • (2) School of Management Senators
  • (2) Graduate School Senators

At-Large Senator Positions

  • (4) Residential Senators – Elected through RHA
  • (2) Commuter Senators
  • (2) Non-Traditional Senators

Student Organizations Council position descriptions and qualifications

To be considered for the remaining open positions on the Student Organizations Council, please contact the 2017-2018 Student Organizations Council President, Myah Anderson, at manderson24@twu.edu.