Members of the SGA Legislative Branch posing with Rocky the Red Hawk.

Legislative Committees

Committees and Descriptions

Appropriations

The Appropriations Committee reviews and holds open hearings, as is necessary, on financial bills to be presented to the Legislature and formulate recommendations for the Legislature. They act as the formal channel for all financial bills, budgets, line transfers and requests to come out of Unappropriated Surplus and consider bills concerning gifts of money to any charity.

Organizational Review

The Organizational Review Committee is in charge of reviewing the constitutions of any organization that wishes to become chartered by the SGA or renew their current SGA charter. This would include examining the organization based on evaluation criteria found in Article V.

Government and Administration

The Government and Administration Committee administer all elections as prescribed by Article IV of the Statutes and constantly review the operations of the SGA. They also review any Statute or changes and make recommendations to the Legislature.

Marketing and Publicity

The Marketing and Publicity Committee promotes the SGA by means of publicity, advertising, etc. This concerns national, state or local affairs as well as membership in any outside organization. This Committee will produce legislation so that students can actively participate in recognition of such non-SGA campus teams, boards, happenings, etc.

Student Affairs

The Student Affairs Committee examines the needs of all students of the University and makes recommendations based on such. Areas of concern include, but are not limited to: commuter, student safety and welfare, and parking services.

Residence Life

The Residence Life Committee reviews all areas of residence life and formulate recommendations based on such. Areas of concerns include, dormitories, meal plans associated with residential living and much more.

Dining Committee

The Dining Committee reviews all areas of dining on campus, from the franchise partners to the dining halls such as Freeman and Sam’s Place. This committee will make recommendations based on areas such as food preferences, restrictions, and representing underrepresented foods on campus.

Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Committee discusses all aspects of academics in the University. They investigate all areas such as general education requirements, major/minor courses, and extra requirements determined by a specific department and make recommendations to the Administration.

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee discusses all aspects of sustainability on campus. Areas include, but are not limited to: internal Student Government Association processes as well as areas of sustainability regarding the University at large.

Equity and Diversity

The Equity and Diversity Committee makes recommendations in order to represent the underrepresented groups on campus. These areas include, but are not limited to lgbtq+ rights, disability rights, minority rights, and immigrant rights.