The following tools and documents help guide the direction and action of the Student Senate.
SGA Constitution. Current version of SGA Constitution
Parliamentary Procedure. Some parliamentary basics. What a member of the Senate has the power to do, and how to say it, as well as the rules for different types of motions.
SGA Senate Manual. Download the 2013-14 SGA Senate Manual to become familiar with numerous operations and resources of the HPU SGA!
***SGA 2014-2015 Senate Manual Coming Soon!!!****
Submitting A Bill. All bills submitted for consideration by the Student Senate of the Student Government Association must follow this format. In order to be accepted all bills must also be signed by the author, organization president and organization advisor. After entering requested money in section 5, the total will be automatically calculated and reflected in (Total Requested from SGA) If using a MAC, Adobe Reader will need to be installed on your computer, a link is provided below.
(A copy of the form can now be saved to your computer) (Adobe Reader)
Budget Proposal. All budget request proposals for consideration by the budget/appropriations committee must follow this format. All budgets must also be signed by the appropriate persons as stated above in order to be accepted.
Spring 2015 Semester Budget Defenses
Download the form (*please use Microsoft Excel ONLY!*)
Budgets are due to SGA via email at email@example.com by Monday, November 24 by 5:00PM.
*No late budgets will be accepted for any reasons.*
Budget Defenses will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 5:00 PM in Phillips 221.
Election Guidelines – Revised Fall 2011. Outlines the operational guidelines, rules and regulations on SGA Executive Council and Class Officer petitioning, campaigning, and voting processes. All interested parties should read and agree to this information prior to obtaining a petition for office.
Charter Review Protocol. Organizations are brought forth for charter review if they do not meet the minimum required number of meetings, five (5), in a single semester, or for violating the membership bylaws as outlined by the Student Government Association.
Constitution Acceptance Process. When a club begins to get organized, they will put together a constitution, elect officers and advisor, and begin attending SGA meetings. Their constitution will also need to be accepted by the Student Life Committee (SLC) prior to becoming an officially chartered club of HPU. Attached is the full process.
Charter Guidelines. All new student organizations must be reviewed and chartered by the Student Life Committee. Chartered student organizations wishing to make changes to the constitution must present those changes to the Student Life Committee to be reviewed and approved. This document is intended to assist organization leaders in writing, or rewriting, the constitution.
SGA Advisor Manual. All organizations are required to have a faculty or staff member agree to serve as an advisor. The SGA Advisor Manual is provided as a resource to assist in this role.
HPU Approved Vendors List. This is a list of approved vendors that are allowed to print the HPU logo and HPU apparel and other items.
Party Smarty Resource:
Trip Release Forms: