SGA Senator Election Information


2014-2015 SGA Senator Applications are now available for three Freshman Senator seats. Applications are available both online (click here to download) and in Student Affairs, and are due by 5pm on Monday, September 1st in the Student Affairs office. Campaigning will take place during the week of September 1-5, and elections will be held online Wednesday, September 3rd, through Friday, September 5th.

Campaign and Election Guidelines:

You may not begin campaigning until you receive an email confirmation from Tyler Sellers, SGA Sponsor. The confirmation email will contain the guidelines for campaigning. Candidates violating the guidelines will forfeit the opportunity to participate in the elections.
Senators
The legislative and judicial powers of the Student Government Association shall be vested in the Student Legislature which shall consist of the Student Senate. The Student Senate shall consist of 3 freshman senators, 3 sophomore senators, 3 junior senators, 3 senior senators, 3 graduate student senators, and 3 senators-at-large. A Senator's term lasts one academic year, starting in the fall.
Senator Requirements
  • Senators must attend weekly SGA meetings (Mondays @ 7pm).
  • Senators are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Student Leadership Conference.
  • Senators must attend SGA Training Retreat in the Fall (September 12-13).
  • For any questions contact Tyler Sellers at tsellers@etbu.edu.
Senator Qualifications
  • Senators must observe the following requirements:
    1. Be a member of the class of the Senate Seat for which they are running, according to number of credit hours at the time of election.
    2. Maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher.
    3. Be in good standing with the University, i.e. not be on academic or disciplinary probation.
    4. Be a full-time student at East Texas Baptist University.
  • Senators-at-Large must observe the following requirements:
    1. Maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher.
    2. Be in good standing with the University, i.e. not be on academic or disciplinary probation.
    3. Be a student at East Texas Baptist University.
Senator Duties
  • All Senators are required to:
    1. Attend all meetings of the Student Senate. Only absences approved by the Senate shall be excused. The second unexcused absence will result in censure, and the third unexcused absence will be cause for impeachment.
    2. Serve on at least two committees.
    3. Work one office hour per week. Two missed office hours shall be considered an unexcused absence.
  • The Student Senate shall have full authority and power to:
    1. Make Student Government Association budget appropriations.
    2. Present official proposals to be submitted to the University Cabinet.
    3. Vote to submit official proposals to the University Cabinet.
    4. Present suggested by-laws for the Student Government Association.
    5. Enact and repeal By-Laws for the Student Government Association.
    6. Grant organization charters (as outlined in the ETBU Policies and Procedures Handbook).
    7. Do anything necessary and proper to carry out the aforementioned powers as long as its actions do not contradict the Student Government Association Constitution or By-Laws.