Student Government Association Resources
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 2012-13 SGA Senate Manual to become familiar with numerous operations and resources of the HPU SGA!
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.
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.