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MANDATORY TRAINING

If you missed the mandatory Student Government training on January 11th, 2018, make sure to contact a Leadership Team member to schedule your make up. 

PARTICIPATION Point OPPORTUNITIES

Participation point sign-ups are now being managed by SignUp Genius. Please click on the link below to volunteer for an event.

Sign Up Now!

Note: You must be a current member of Student Government in order to complete this process. Please refer to the "How to Join"  page for information on how to become a senator.

Participation Point Record 

To view the number of Participation Points you currently have, click here.  If you have any questions or comments concerning the number of participation points you have, email Khaylindria Miles. If you are having a difficult time getting your points for the month, please reach out to a Leadership Team member so we can assist you!

Forms 

All Members:

University Committee Form

Executive Branch Only Forms:

Tracking Legislation Document

Resolution Implementation Process Form

Arlington City Council Template

Maverick Discount Program Student Suggestions Form

Legislative Branch Only Forms:

Submit a Resolution

Submit Research

Nominate a senator for Senator Spotlight


ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

Face-to-face, in-person attendance is required for all Student Government trainings, meetings, and events.

Failure to attend a meeting or required training will result in one (1) absence. Missing more than 10 minutes of a meeting or required training will result in one (1) absence, as well. If you are not present when your name is called during roll call or you miss less than 10 minutes of the meeting (whether that is at the beginning, middle, or end of the meeting), you will receive one (1) tardy. Two (2) tardies equal one (1) absence.

For Legislative Branch members, three (3) absences results in removal from Student Government. For Executive and Judicial Branch members, two (2) absences results in removal from Student Government.

Sickness, work, or other extracurricular activities do not count as excused absences. The ONLY way that an absence from a Student Government meeting or training will be excused is if you provide the Leadership Team with a copy of a University Excused Absence letter within one (1) week of your absence. An example of this letter can be found here. University Excused Absence letters are only provided to students when a University trip/activity, for which you are required to attend, will result in you missing class. The department organizing that trip/activity may write a letter stating that you are required to attend the trip/activity and the dates in which you will be absent from class. The letter is then initialed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. If you receive a University Excused Absence letter for missing class, you may also provide that letter to Student Government in order to be excused from the respective SG meeting/training. [Note: The University Excused Absence letter must be written by the department organizing the trip/activity that is causing you to miss class/SG; must include your name and UTA student ID number; must include the dates of the trip/activity that you are required to attend; and must be initialed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. You are not to contact the Vice President of Student Affairs yourself requesting a letter. The request must come through the department organizing the trip/activity.]

RESIGNATION REQUIREMENTS

If you choose to resign from your position in Student Government, you must email a member of the Student Government Leadership Team, the Student Governance student assistant, or the Student Government advisor. Your email should state that you are choosing to resign from your position. If you fail to send a resignation email and subsequently obtain the number absences resulting in removal, your resignation cannot be accepted. You will thus be removed from Student Government and ineligible to serve in Student Government for one (1) year.

For members of the Legislative Branch, if you resign after obtaining two (2) absences in any semester, you are ineligible to serve in Student Government for one (1) year.

For members of the Executive and Judicial Branches, if you resign after obtaining one (1) absence in any semester, you are ineligible to serve in Student Government for one (1) year.

If you are currently a member of one branch of Student Government and are offered a position in another branch of Student Government, you must resign from your current position before accepting the other membership offer. Failure to do so could result in your removal from Student Government and thus being ineligible to serve in Student Government for one (1) year.

APPEAL YOUR REMOVAL

If you are removed from Student Government, you will receive an email stating that you are removed and instructions on how to appeal your removal (if desired). Membership appeals must be submitted via this online form within one (1) week of your removal. Failure to submit the form within one (1) week results in you forfeiting your right to appeal.

Once you submit the appeal form, you will be contacted by the Chief Justice to schedule a hearing date in front of the Supreme Court. At the hearing, you will have five (5) minutes to present evidence of why you feel you should not have been removed from Student Government. The respective Leadership Team member for your branch will then have five (5) minutes to present the evidence of why you were removed. You will each then have two (2) minutes for your closing argument. The Supreme Court will then have five (5) minutes to ask questions. [Note: These time limits may be adjusted at the discretion of the Chief Justice.]

The Supreme Court will make a decision and publish an opinion on the case. If you disagree with the Supreme Court's decision, you have the opportunity to appeal to the Student Government Advisor by submitting this online form within one (1) week of the Supreme Court opinion being sent to you. The Student Government Advisor will review all of the evidence presented in the hearing and the two appeal forms to determine a final decision. The Student Government Advisor's decision is final.