The mission of the Student Government Association is to serve the collective interests of the student body at the University of Houston-Victoria by promoting communication between students and the UHV Administration. SGA strives to provide input on university policy and address the needs of our unique student population with respect to academic and cultural matters.
The Executive Branch of the SGA shall be named the Executive Board. All executive powers shall be vested in the Executive Branch of the Student Government Association. The President is advised by the board, which consists of the President, Vice President, Speaker of the Senate, Chief Justice, Director of Finance, Director of Public Relations, Director of Student Organizations, and any other staff the President deems necessary.
The Executive Branch oversees the daily operations of the Student Government Association, enforces policies and resolutions, and appoints student representatives to various university-wide shared governance committees.
The Legislative Power of the Student Government Association is vested in the Student Senate. Through legislation, the Senate works toward improving the student experience at the University of Houston - Victoria.
The Speaker of the Senate is elected by the student body and presides over general meetings of the Senate, heads the legislative branch, assigns senators to standing committees, and sets meeting agendas and times.
The Senate will consist of twenty (19) student senators:
- (3) Academic Senators serve to represent the interests of students in their academic colleges and departments. The assigning of constituencies for Academic Senators shall be enumerated in the Bylaws.
- (1) Senator for the School of Arts & Sciences
- (1) Senator for the School of Business Administration
- (1) Senator for the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development
- (15) Senators serve to represent the interests of their specific class.
- (3) Freshman Senators
- (3) Sophomore Senators
- (3) Junior Senators
- (3) Senior Senators
- (3) Graduate Senators
- (1) Speaker of the Senate who will also serve on the SGA Executive Board.
The judicial powers of the Student Government Association shall be vested in the Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch will be composed of the elected and appointed student representative(s).
The Judicial Branch will consist of five members: (1) Chief Justice and (4) Associate Justices. All Justices shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by two thirds (2/3) of the Legislative Branch to serve until the end of the academic year.
All Justices must abide by and support the Student Government Association Constitution, and other governing documents; support the University community and its mission; represent their respective constituencies, and where applicable the student body to the University and local community; accept reports from the Administration, internal committees, and members of the University community. Associate Justices will be an appointed Senator from each specific class.