Legislative Branch

Legislative Branch

The Student Senate shall pass legislation necessary to implement and defend the rights, privileges, and duties vested by the Constitution in SGA, determine the attitude of the student body on all issues of student activity and interest, and review SGA policies and recommend changes in order to better pursue justice for each and every student.


Jeff Simmons


Vice President: Jeff Simmons

Classification: Senior

Major: Accounting and Business Management

 Summer Schedule: Monday through Thursday from 2:00 - 5:00pm.



The Student Government Association Student Senate meets every full week of school on Monday evening at 5:00pm in Fayard Hall Room 107.


Bills are measures taken by the senate in order to perform the duties it was sworn to do. Unless otherwise specified below, bills are adopted by a simple majority vote and shall stay in effect until duly changed. Bills should, if possible, be placed into the following categories:

Appropriations are bills of monetary application for specific use in accordance with this Constitution. Appropriations shall be in permanent effect unless a time is specified on the bill. When specified in the Bylaws, certain types of appropriations may require more than a majority vote.

Bylaws shall be adopted by the SGA as the permanent laws by which to fulfill the charges of this Constitution and to govern the affairs of the SGA. Bylaws shall be adopted and amended by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the senate after the appropriate notice of one week following introduction.

Resolutions are actions taken to resolve problems by stating the problem, the arguments, and the proposed solution in an orderly form. They are generally used on matters that do not apply to the actual function of SGA, but which affect student life. They call for the proper authority to take appropriate action called for. They last the duration of the term in which they were passed.

The Sense of the Senate is a temporary measure used within the Senate body. It is the only legislation that does not have to be signed by the President.

Amendments to the Constitution shall originate in the legislative branch as prescribed in later articles of this Constitution.