Student Government Association



The following tools and documents help guide the direction and action of the Student Senate.


*UPDATED August 24, 2016

SGA Constitution. Current version of the HPU SGA Constitution.

*UPDATED March 24, 2015.

SGA Bylaws. Current version of the HPU SGA Bylaws.

*UPDATED February 4, 2016.

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.

Parliamentary Procedure-“How To”

Parliamentary Procedure Powerpoint

Training Videos

Several training videos can be found by clicking here. Videos cover topics such as Introduction to SGA, Advisor Basics, Event Planning, Financial Guidelines, and Travel Guidelines!

SGA Senate Manual. Download the SGA Senate Manual to become familiar with numerous operations and resources of the HPU SGA.

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 2017 Semester Budget Defenses

*More information coming soon!*

Election Guidelines – Revised Fall 2016. 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.

Campaign Violation Report Form – To report negative campaign materials that violate the Election Guidelines as put forward in the Bylaws.

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 & Advisor Basics training video is provided as a resource to assist in this role.

Advisor Basics Training Video

Party Smarty Resource:

HPU Party Smarty Resource packet

Trip Release Forms:

HPU DAY Trip Release Form

HPU OVERNIGHT Trip Release Form

Campus Concierge – Guidelines to submit slides from organizations to include in the Daily Update. Effective January 1, 2015.

Deposit Form for Events, Activities, Fundraisers & Sales 9.8.16 – Deposit form to be turned in with all deposits of monies earned through events, activities, fundraisers, and sales.

Sample Budget – Use this to help you plan out the budget for your event or program.

Travel Planning Checklist– Make sure you have everything covered when getting ready to travel with your student organization.

Trademarks & Licensing

Any vendor producing items bearing the High Point University brand must be licensed. This includes, but is not limited to promotional products, signage, banners and uniforms. Click here to see a list of the licensed vendors.


Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)