Student Government Association COVID -19 Update
During the Fall 2020 semester, SGA will continue its operations in an online and hybrd format. Please email email@example.com to connect with us!
To join us for our weekly senate meetings (Thursdays at 5pm CST) register at https://bit.ly/SGAVirtualFA20.
We are all in this together.
Student Government Association
The Association serves as the representatives of the student body, thus enabling members to act as liaisons between the student body and the administration, faculty, and staff. The Association manages its business, funds, and regulates its activities with the advice and consent of the Office of Student Activities. The Association operates within parameters and guidelines set pursuant to the University Policies and Procedures consistent with the Mission Statement.
The purposes of the Association are to:
a. Represent the thoughts and ideas of the student body;
b. Inform students of their rights and responsibilities;
c. Promote and defend the general welfare of students;
d. Foster cooperation between the administration, faculty, students, and community;
e. Encourage commitment to the University and its Mission;
f. Promote high standards of conduct;
g. Encourage student involvement within the University and surrounding community; and
h. Serve the community as representatives of the University.
Student Government Association is proud to have student leaders committed to serving the St. Edward's community. Get to know your representatives.
The Executive Branch is comprised of three bodies; Student Body President, Cabinet, & Executive Aides.
The Student Body President acts as the liaison and representative between the University and our student body.
The Cabinet organizes Internal and External by keeping SGA connected to the border community.
Our Executive Aides are Chief Financial Officer, BIG Event Director, and Hilltoppers for Hilltoppers Director. These three aides report directly to the President on progress work done throughout the year.
Student Government Association wants students to have a voice in the events and student organizations on campus. We invite you to get involved with the Student Government Association. Your expertise ensures that each experience provides an opportunity for networking, leadership development, strong friendships, and lasting memories.
The Student Court of Appeals considers citation appeals from currently enrolled students related to breaches of parking and transportation regulations. The university's traffic and parking regulations provide a method of safe vehicular and pedestrian traffic for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus.
Additionally, the court considers sanctions and appeals regarding SGA elections. The court has the jurisdiction to decide its own court rulings in that St. Edward’s University and its properties are privately owned, and all actions taken upon said property are under the jurisdiction of St. Edward’s University and its enforcers.
The Student Conduct Board is an official division in the Judicial Branch of Student Government Association. However, the Student Code of Conduct takes precedence over any other school-specific or program-specific code of conduct or behavior expectations which may be applicable to St. Edward’s University students.
Students or student organizations involved in alleged violations of any federal, state or local laws may be subject to disciplinary action. These alleged violations will be adjudicated using the standard of proof and the procedure under the Student Code of Conduct.
Senate proudly represents the student body of St. Edward's University, by working to advocate for student needs by developing legislation.
Keep up with Senate through the following resources:
Learn more about their roles and responsibilities, and view the organizational chart.
Hilltoppers for Hilltoppers
The Hilltoppers for Hilltoppers Committee is committed to educating students on the importance of helping other students.
The BIG Event is a nationally recognized day of service that connects students to local service organizations. The BIG Event’s goal is to exemplify the ideals of synergy and service by promoting civic engagement within the St. Edward’s community.
The alumni, faculty, and students come together to say one BIG thanks on one BIG day through service-oriented activities.
Student Government Association
For information on our upcoming events please visit CollegiateLink!
Hilltopper Emergency Aid Program
This fund is a developing resource meant to support students experiencing emergencies. If you are experiencing an emergency and need support, please complete the Student of Concern form found on myHilltop.
Campus Safety Walk
Every semester SGA coordinates a campus safety walk with the University Police Department, Campus Safety, Facilities, as well as members of the maintenance and grounds team to ensure a safe campus for everyone. The team walks campus in the dark to see where improvements can be made, and information on the progress of ongoing projects can be found here.