UHCL Student Government Association

SGA Meetings are held every Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the SSCB Lecture Hall during regular Fall / Spring semesters and once a month during Summer.

Operating as usual

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Good morning Hawks! Don’t forget, SGA applications for Executive Council, Senate, and Shared Governance close tomorrow at 5 pm! We highly encourage you to apply and run! If you have any questions, email us at [email protected]! We wish you all the best of luck!

05/13/2020

SGA Constitution Election Results and Moving Forward:

The SGA would like to thank everyone who was involved in the constitution rewrite process. From those who first spoke to us about concerns they saw with the current document, to those who voted, and those who expressed concerns in our last meeting. We believe in transparency and advocacy for students, which involves putting the student concerns as our main priority.

For some background history. The reason we first decided to change the constitution was due to a petition of a concerned group of students who took the time to highlight why the constitution was incorrect, what was missing, and how it could be improved. After several conversations, we realized the current document could not just be amended – instead, it had to be completely redone. Why? The previous constitution did not put anyone into accountability, did not have an outlined Senate system, did not consider the inflation prices for student organizations, was missing important clauses such as the anti-discrimination and anti-hazing clause, no fund request measures were in place for when quorum was not met, and was, as we quickly noticed, always up for different interpretations.

We then started the process of accepting amendments and working with an ad hoc committee to change the constitution, comparing different documents (such as the UH System SGA constitutions) and merging it with the goals and values of UHCL. Unfortunately, the committee did not work as was expected due to a change in members and the time it was taking to complete different portions of the document. Therefore, the Executive Council worked together to finish what the committee started and opened the document to the entire student body since mid-February.

Unfortunately, because of this pandemic, all of our goals to communicate this constitution process were thwarted. We were ready to table for weeks to promote the revision process, work with other offices for this process, and use our office as a promoting zone, in a sense. Even with our inability to successfully outreach this process, we received feedback from over 30 involved students, whom we conversed heavily to come to what you see now. A new, finalized constitution.

We wish the process could have ended here. In this week’s meeting, the voting was concluded and the results were announced. Although the constitution did receive a majority approval by those who voted, it did not reach the two-thirds goal as interpreted in both proposed and current constitution. This raised concerns from many students, and because we are a governing organization which first and foremost listens to its members, we have decided to listen to their concerns and agree that the proposed constitution cannot pass. Therefore, we as an organization are officially removing the proposed constitution from the floor.

It is our hope that in the future, the new SGA cohorts will look at this document and analyze it critically. For them to look at how it can be improved, so that all of our students can be positively represented, and all student organizations can benefit from the Student Government Association. Until then, we thank you all for being part of this long and arduous journey, and we look forward to seeing the amazing improvements that we know this student body can do. Have a great day and stay safe. GO HAWKS!

Sincerely,
SGA Executive Council

05/11/2020

REMINDER Hawks: The Constitution Vote ends TODAY at 5PM so make sure to go to GetInvolved and vote on the proposed new constitution. This has been a months-long process that involved feedback from students about the current constitution, an ad-hoc committee with different point of views, and a 30-Day review period for the student body to give feedback on the proposed document. Please make sure to vote! You can find more information of your student email, with emails sent on May 6th and today 😊 If you have any other questions, please let us know at [email protected]

Timeline photos 05/07/2020

The deadline to vote on the SGA Constitution changes is Monday, May 11 at 5 p.m.

Visit www.bit.ly/uhclsga (case sensitive) to vote!

05/01/2020

EMPLOYEES: As the State of Texas gradually begins to re-open, UH-Clear Lake will continue to operate remotely. Please do not return to your offices May 1. A phased return-to-campus process will be implemented, and you will be notified when you are cleared to begin on-campus work activities. Check your UHCL email for full details. Get health updates at www.uhcl.edu/health-alert

Timeline photos 04/30/2020

While we can't celebrate our spring 2020 grads in our traditional way this semester, the celebration is coming. Join us for a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Get more details and updates: https://www.uhcl.edu/academics/commencement/

04/29/2020

Good evening Hawks,

We have a lot of new updates that have taken place in last 48 hours, please make sure you are checking your UHCL emails for this information!

04/27/2020
04/22/2020

Good afternoon Hawks!

We hope you are safe and well. Don't forget to join us virtually on April 28th at 11:30 am. We will answer any questions/concerns you may have and provide you with important updates.

You can find the information on how to attend by logging into UHCL Get Involved by using your blackboard credentials and visiting the SGA page on UHCL Get Involved and you will find a link where you can sign up to attend this upcoming meeting. This meeting is open to the entire student body so we highly encourage you to join us and share this if you can.

2020 National Recreation Movement 04/15/2020

2020 National Recreation Movement During a time when social distancing is the norm, let's come together digitally through fitness. The 2020 Recreation Movement is about staying active together, even when we’re apart! Students, faculty, university staff and alumni are able to participate in online workout classes from 40 different ...

04/07/2020

Greetings fellow Hawks! The Student Government Association will be holding its first virtual meeting today. Join us as we meet to hear from the student body. Below is the login information to join the Zoom meeting. Please check your student email as to how to join in! We hope to see you in a bit!

04/06/2020

Good afternoon Hawks,

Please me on the lookout tomorrow for a link in an email that will be sent out to our zoom meeting that the SGA EC will be holding to answer your questions and address any concerns and/or challenges you may have. See y'all tomorrow at 11:30 sharp!

04/02/2020

UH-Clear Lake is implementing an interim grading policy option for the spring 2020 semester to support students and address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full details: bit.ly/uhcl-spring-20-interim-grading-option
Health info: www.uhcl.edu/health-alert

Interim Grading Option: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade Policy | University of Houston-Clear Lake 04/02/2020

Good evening Hawks,

We are happy to announce that SGA once again stood up for the student body whilst working with the provost, shared governance, and to our amazing faculty senate for the temporary grade policy. Thank you to everyone who’s involved from constructing the bill to conversing about it and coming to such conclusion. Another reason to why we have amazing administrators at UHCL. Go Hawks!!
Attached is the temporary grade policy:

https://www.uhcl.edu/provost/interim-grading-option-spring-2020

Interim Grading Option: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade Policy | University of Houston-Clear Lake The University of Houston-Clear Lake interim grading policy for spring 2020 semester.

Timeline photos 03/24/2020

Make sure to stay in the loop by checking www.uhcl.edu/health-alert for daily updates from UHCL about available services and scheduling.

Timeline photos 03/21/2020

In our continuing efforts to protect the health of everyone at UHCL while supporting our students in their education, here are some important updates:

1) The difficult decision has been made to postpone May graduation ceremonies to late summer or early fall. This will not delay the awarding of your diplomas. We WILL celebrate when the time is right and all can attend without concerns for their well-being. Details: www.uhcl.edu/commencement

2) The Hawk Emergency Fund provides financial support to students who have been affected by an unplanned emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic, that caused significant financial burden on you and challenged your ability to remain enrolled at UHCL. Learn more: https://bit.ly/uhcl-hawk-emergency-fund.

3) Remember, we move to online delivery, beginning March 23. Get health updates, answers to FAQs and more at www.uhcl.edu/health-alert.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 03/17/2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Timeline photos 03/17/2020

(3/16/20): We are preparing for the transition to online delivery of classes, which will begin Monday, March 23, and continue at least through Saturday, May 2. Get full details: http://bit.ly/uhcl-transitions-online-3-16-20. To get ready, make sure you:

1️⃣Contact the Dean of Students if you do not have access to a computer or internet at home
2️⃣ Log in to Blackboard to access your classes online and respond to your instructors
3️⃣ Check out student resources: http://bit.ly/uhcl-uct-blackboard-student-support.

Health Info: www.uhcl.edu/health-alert

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