SGA Senate

SGA Committees

Campus Safety and Security

The purpose of this committee is to alleviate any and all concerns involving the safety and well-being of students at the University. This committee will work closely with the University Police Department as well as the Executive Board to handle conflicts. This committee is also responsible for setting up and running traffic appeals, as well as researching and reporting back findings on the issues pertinent to this campus.

Public Relations

The purpose of this committee is to help promote and inform students of the issues being handled by the Student Government.  It shall work closely with all other committees and the Executive Board for the purposes above.  This committee will also work closely with the East Texan to give accurate weekly updates with what SGA is doing around campus.  Other duties associated with this committee shall be the maintenance of the organization website, and other social media.

Campus Life

The purpose of this committee is to ensure quality service throughout three major areas related to student life: Residential Living and Learning, the university food service provider, and Campus Recreation. This committee will work directly with Residential Living and Learning to make sure student concerns regarding housing are being addressed by the University. The committee will also work closely with the food service provider contracted by the university to ensure superior and quality food service, while addressing student concerns and needs. Furthermore, the committee will work with the Morris Recreation Center and other health related departments to address student concerns and promote physical and mental health awareness across the university.

Internal Affairs

The purpose of this committee is to promote and develop a unity among senators. This committee shall be responsible for developing meaningful events and training for the Senate, as well as the rewarding of outstanding effort performed by Senators in the fulfillment of their duties.  They also will be responsible for reviewing the governing documents of SGA on a yearly basis and proposing any amendments to said documents.

External Affairs

The purpose of this committee is to promote school spirit throughout both the campus and the Community. The Committee will work closely with the Public Relations committee to assist them with advertising events.  In addition to the above duties External Affairs shall also host meaningful events that engage the student body with the Senate.

Academic Affairs

The purpose of this committee is to review emerging academic issues and to strengthen the Senate’s commitment to ensuring equal educational opportunity for every student.  This committee shall research issues and report to Senate appropriate measures to communicate to the faculty, staff, and administration of the University that will address specific issues with the academic well-being and integrity of the university.

Committee Chairs

The chair of a committee is responsible for leading members of their individual committee in the achievement of their goals and responsibilities.  They are also responsible for overseeing their committee, its meetings and delegating tasks to other committee members. Chairs are also responsible for ensuring the completion of assigned tasks regardless of whether the chair has delegated it to another member.  The committee chair shall be the spokes-person of the committee and directly report back to the Vice President of Senate Affairs or the Executive Board in the event that the Vice President of Senate Affairs is unavailable, or the position is otherwise vacant.