TAMIU SGA Applications Available
Posted: 3/8/12

Applications Available

Hone your leadership skills and represent a student body of more than 7,000 students during the upcoming 2012-13 school year by running for an office for the Texas A&M International University Student Government Association. Applications are available at tamiu.edu/studentaffairs/sgal.

Deadline to turn in application packets (application, information sheet, picture and 100 current TAMIU student signatures—graduate or undergraduate) is Friday, March 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. in the Office of Student Affairs, Student Center 226.

“Students are encouraged to apply and run for office and showcase their leadership skills. In addition, students will serve on various University-wide and SGA committees—making decisions that affect all TAMIU students,” said Miguel A. Treviño, associate director, Office of Student Affairs.

In addition, two students will be selected to serve on the Chancellor Student Advisory Council, a student governing body that represents students from all Texas A&M University System schools. The Council meets periodically to go over challenges and opportunities and also serves as a great avenue to understand University functions and serve as ambassadors to student needs and concerns.

Treviño also added that to run for office, students must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • In order to run for positions in the Executive or Legislative Branch, a candidate must have been a student at TAMIU for no less than one long semester or two summer sessions.
  • Students running for office within the Executive Branch or Judicial Branch must be registered in at least six (6) semester credit hours at the time of filing for office and while they are holding office.
  • Students running for office within the Legislative Branch, candidates must be enrolled at least six (6) semester credit hours (undergraduate) or three (3) semester credit hours (graduate).
  • All candidates must have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.75 and be in good standing with the University.

The following positions will need to be filled: president; vice president; College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) justice; College of Education (COED) justice; A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business (ARSSB) justice; College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) justice; senator at large, four openings; graduate senior, two openings; senator of COAS, seven openings; senator of ARSSB, four openings; senator of COED, four openings; senator of CONHS, two openings; at-large justice, two openings.

Online voting will be held from Monday, April 9 at 8 a.m. – Wednesday, April 11, noon.

For more information, contact Treviño at 326.2283, mtrevino@tamiu.edu or visit offices in SC 224C.

Additional information is also available at facebook.com/txamiu.osa

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu