Student Government bridges the gap between students and the administration at UTA to help solve problems.
The next general senate meeting will take place Nov. 10, when senators will discuss a resolution to adopt a pass/fail grading system for the spring 2021 semester.
Open positions in Student Governance include Student Body president, Student Body vice president, student senators, Mr. and Ms. UTA, and UTA Ambassadors.
Kinesiology senior Ana-Alycia Juarez said she felt excited when she learned her resolution “We need adequate lactation rooms!” passed Student Senate.
Resolutions concerning abandoned bikes, lactation rooms, apartment lease agreements and selling emergency contraceptive pills on campus were among those passed.
One resolution called for installing Telemedicine kiosks on campus, while another would add a billing department to the Health Center.
Akram Abbadi, former College of Business Senator, and Levi Fortune, Election Supervisory Board member, were appointed as justices.
“Summer Schoolin,” “Beep Beep! Coming Thru,” and “Who Cut the Cheese?” were among the resolutions considered at the latest general body meeting.
Students presented concerns regarding inaccuracies in graduation plans and high parking and housing prices.
President Vistasp Karbhari will address the campus community in an hourlong Q&A in which any student can ask questions, in person or via Twitter.
Students had an opportunity to meet their student representatives and learn about how resolutions get passed and the upcoming fall elections.
All areas of the student government will be represented at Greet Your Government, along with a voter registration table.
The prospect of applying to the UT System Board of Regents or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a student representative was also discussed.
There are still student senator vacancies in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the College of Business, the College of Engineering and the Honors College.
Student Senate confirmed a Supreme Court justice and unanimously moved to adopt a constitutional amendment at the general body meeting on Tuesday.
Student Senate confirmed information systems junior Gavin Mitchell as the new chief of staff Tuesday. The senate also introduced four new resolutions and a constitutional amendment.
Student Senate swore in the Student Body vice president, 13 senators and unanimously confirmed a Supreme Court Judge during its first general body meeting of spring 2019.
Bethany Clinton enters the vice presidency halfway through her term as chief of staff after the resignation of Britney Keza, former student body vice president.
When campus election results were announced Oct. 16, political science freshman Landry Rhodes didn’t hear his name called for the College of Liberal Arts senator position he was running for.
As the Student Senate meeting started Tuesday, the Student Government Leadership Team, wearing "Baywatch" lifeguard costumes, jogged into the room in slow motion.