UHCL Student Government Association

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.
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The Student Government Association (SGA) is the university's student government and official student representative organization. The Student Government Association is composed of an internally-selected representative from each of the recognized student organizations on campus. As such, the SGA is the recognized student government body on campus. SGA meets every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters, and monthly during the summer.

Mission: To be advocates for and speak on behalf the student body at large, To provide input to university administration on student and organizational issues, To elect/appoint students to university committees, and To allocate funds to the student organizations.

Operating as usual

Good morning Hawks! Don’t forget, SGA applications for Executive Council, Senate, and Shared Governance close tomorrow a...
05/14/2020

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]

Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
05/07/2020

Office of Student Involvement and Leadership

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!

University of Houston-Clear Lake
05/01/2020

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

University of Houston-Clear Lake
04/30/2020

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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/ #UHCLGRAD

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

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!

04/04/2020
University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

President Blake shares the latest update on campus operations, academic classes and our continuous efforts to support you, Hawks.

University of Houston-Clear Lake
04/02/2020

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

Good evening Hawks, We are happy to announce that SGA once again stood up for the student body whilst working with the p...
04/02/2020
Interim Grading Option: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade Policy | University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

The University of Houston-Clear Lake interim grading policy for spring 2020 semester.

Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
03/24/2020

Office of Student Involvement and Leadership

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

University of Houston-Clear Lake
03/21/2020

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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.

03/21/2020
University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

UHCL President Ira K. Blake shares an important update on our response to COVID-19, including details about commencement and student support services. More details coming soon.

03/17/2020
University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Information about the spread of COVID-19 is changing daily, but we are taking steps to minimize the impact to our campus and provide answers to your questions as quickly as we can. Learn more from President Ira K. Blake.

University of Houston-Clear Lake Campus Recreation and Wellness
03/17/2020
University of Houston-Clear Lake Campus Recreation and Wellness

University of Houston-Clear Lake Campus Recreation and Wellness

Campus Rec and Wellness Center update for 3/17/20 at 9 a.m.

The Recreation and Wellness Center is open for operation at this time. We will continue to operate with reduced hours through at least April 5 if not longer. These hours are absolutely subject to change and we will do our best to communicate changes as quickly as possible.

Our current operating hours are:
Mondays-Thursdays: 7a-8p
Fridays: 7a-6p
Saturdays: 10a-6p
Sundays: 12p-6p

Space closures and social distancing practices:
We have closed all basketball courts and the MAC gym as well as outdoor fitness zone, MP rooms, and the personal training suite. Some fitness equipment has been taken offline to encourage social distancing. Our staff continues to clean equipment and high frequency use areas. We have also taped off water fountains but bottle fill stations are operational. We will continue to provide workout towels (which are laundered with bleach daily). We will be removing multiple pieces of furniture from the lobby area this morning as well.

If you do not feel well, please follow CDC and UHCL guidelines.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

University of Houston-Clear Lake
03/17/2020

University of Houston-Clear Lake

(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

03/16/2020

Good afternoon Hawks,

Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak and following CDC Precautions and Guidelines, the SGA weekly meetings will be suspended until further notice. The SGA Executive Council will be working on a method and design to still be able to conduct regular business meeting. In addition to the meeting suspension, the SGA Executive Council will be suspending our office hours until further notice. However, the Executive Council will still be available for the student body as usual! You can email us at [email protected] and we would be more than happy to help! Our main concern is the student body’s safety, and we will do whatever is necessary to do so. Thank you for your understanding!

Kind regards,
SGA Executive Council

University of Houston-Clear Lake
03/15/2020

University of Houston-Clear Lake

Here is our updated class schedule until further notice, as outlined in our message last Wednesday. If you plan to visit campus, call ahead to the office or department for hours. Get the latest campus info, answers to FAQs and resources at www.uhcl.edu/health-alert. #UHCL

03/12/2020
UHCL Student Resource Survey

Good afternoon Hawks,

If you have not filled this survey that UHCL just sent out a few moments ago via text and/or email, please make sure you take it. This is so the university can make the proper adjustments due to the fact that classes will now be online for those for example using school resources like the math center for example or may have or are experiencing food shortages or whatever services you need, please make sure you complete! Thank you. The link is attached below!

https://bit.ly/33b5eiA

Qualtrics sophisticated online survey software solutions make creating online surveys easy. Learn more about Research Suite and get a free account today.

University of Houston-Clear Lake
03/12/2020

University of Houston-Clear Lake

For the safety & wellbeing of our students, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, University of Houston-Clear Lake is adjusting its spring schedule and approach:

* No classes will be held online or in person, March 16-21, but the university will be open
* UHCL will be closed March 13 for a scheduled holiday
*Classes will be taught online starting March 23 until further notice
*All events and activities on campus through April 30 are canceled

Full details: http://bit.ly/uhcl-covid-19-update
Heath Info: www.uhcl.edu/health-alert

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