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Edgars Boitmanis
Apr 9, 2014

Student Senate enacts revised SGA Bylaws

Apr 9, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

On April 8, outgoing Student Senate in it's last meeting approved re OCU-SGA Bylaws. They were approved by 9-1 vote and reached the necessary 2/3 vote. Bylaws were revised to support the new SGA Constitution that was approved by Student Body on February 25th. These Bylaws gives more flexibility to SGA officers by creating mandatory budget allocation, clarifies the terms of high officer compensation plan, establishes SGA Reserve Fund policy and simplifies allotments process. The Bylaws can be ...

Edgars Boitmanis
Apr 3, 2014

Martinez, Craft and Grover Captures SGA High Offices

Apr 3, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

On Wednesday at 5pm SGA election polls closed. Nearly 700 students participated in selection of 2014-2015 campus student leaders. Beatrize Martinez was re-elected as President of OCU-SGA, and she will serve a second consecutive term. Terrance Craft was elected as the Vice President of OCU-SGA, and he will head the Student Senate meetings. MaryAnn Grover, in a very close race, captured the office of the Vice President of Student Activities. Newly elected officers will take office on April 15 a...

Edgars Boitmanis
Mar 26, 2014

All High SGA Offices Contested, SGA Election Campaign Underway

Mar 26, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

26 students have applied for 16 offices within SGA. For the first time in history of SGA all of the High SGA offices of President, and Vice President of Senate  and Vice President of SAC are being contested. Here are the main election contestants.  President of OCU-SGA Beatrize Martinez Nick Bonfiglio Nora Gnabasik Vice President of OCU-SGA Terrance Craft Lauren Sarchet Vice President of Student Activities Maryann T Grover ...

Edgars Boitmanis
Mar 12, 2014

Allotments Application is OPEN!

Mar 12, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

SGA has simplified the Allotments request form this semester. It contains only 10 questions, however, two of them are essay type questions. Also, certain limitations are set on what allotments money can be spend on. The main purpose is ORG operational expenses such as promo materials and apparel. The applications are open until March 24 at 5pm! You can find Application here.

Edgars Boitmanis
Mar 9, 2014

SGA Elections Application Process Underway

Mar 9, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

SGA Elections' candidate two-week filling period has started on March 10th at 8am and it will close on March 24th at noon. Three High Officer positions (President, VP of Student Senate and VP of Student Activities) and twenty-two Student Senate seats are being contested. SGA Elections will take place on April 1-2. Students are encouraged to apply and become representatives of the student voice. More info can be found here.

Edgars Boitmanis
Feb 25, 2014

SGA Constitution Approved by 91% student vote

Feb 25, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

Over past two days, OCU students overwhelmingly approved the proposed OCU-SGA Constitution. 91% of voting students were in favor of the proposed Constitution. In total, five hundred fifty five (555) students participated in the referendum (20.8% of the student body). The turnout satisfied the 15% quorum requirement for a campus referendum. The new SGA Constitution maintains the four SGA branch structure that includes Executive Cabinet, Student Senate, Student Court and Student Activities C...

Edgars Boitmanis
Feb 12, 2014

Student Senate Endorses Built-in Laundry Fee

Feb 12, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

On February 11, Student Senate passed the Resolution 010, which endorsed housing department's plan to replace current pay-per-use laundry model with unlimited use laundry paid by $50 per semester laundry fee built in housing charges. The resolution was passed unanimously, despite the raised concerns about small percentage of students who live on campus but go home to do their laundry. The built-in laundry fee would enable housing department to negotiate a better contract with laundry vendors ...

Edgars Boitmanis
Feb 11, 2014

SGA Finalizes Its Constitution Draft

Feb 11, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

SGA's Student Senate after approving Senate District provisions have finalized the text of the Proposed OCU-SGA Constitution. The core of the draft was written by the SG Consulting Group.  The Constitution re-write was initiated due to the ambiguity and clutter of the current Constitution.  The proposed Constitution maintains the four SGA branch structure and clarifies officer selection, removal processes, and the core responsibilities of SGA branches. The updated Constitution will come to fo...

Edgars Boitmanis
Feb 5, 2014

Spring 14 Allotments Transfered to Organization Accounts

Feb 5, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

Spring 2014 Allotments have been transferred to banner accounts of organizations. Only the organizations, that have completed OrgSync/Involved registration (a process unrelated to SGA) are eligible to receive funds, according University regulations. SGA awarded $12,633 to 38 student organizations.The list of amounts awarded to each organization can be found here.

Edgars Boitmanis
Jan 29, 2014

Student Senate Hosted Meeting At State Capitol

Jan 29, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

Student Senate hosted its first ever meeting at the State Capitol in the Senate Chamber on January 28, 2014.  In this historic meeting, senators granted $2,100 to the Black Student Association for their trip to the Big-12 Conference.  There was also a resolution to promote water bottle re-usage and the installment of water bottle refilling stations across campus, passed by consent.  This meeting also included Constitutional Convention in which amendments to the current draft of the proposed C...

Edgars Boitmanis
Jan 22, 2014

SGA invests heavily in OCU Mobile App

Jan 22, 2014 by Edgars Boitmanis

On January 21st, Student Senate approved Senate Resolution 008, which advocates for the development of OCU Mobile App. Senators also approved SGA budget which included $6,500 line item to cover half of the annual app development costs. University officials are of finalizing details of the contract with Straxis, a mobile development company based in Tulsa, OK. This company has been chosen by the University Mobile App taskforce out of the six different proposals. The OCU Mobile App is expected ...

Terrance Craft
Jan 6, 2014

Senior King and Queen Nominee Submission

Jan 6, 2014 by Terrance Craft

All organizations and athletic teams are now able to submit one senior nominee to be on the ballot for Senior King and Queen. All nominations are due to Terrance Craft ( by January 20th no later than 8pm. When submitting your organization’s nomination, please include the following:       1. Senior Nominee and what organization they are representing       2. Organization’s President contact information       3. An updated roster of organization’s members The Senior K...

Edgars Boitmanis
Dec 12, 2013

201 pizzas, 364 students - Pizza Feast 2013

Dec 12, 2013 by Edgars Boitmanis

On December 9, 2013 at midnight in the middle of the finals week 364 OCU students chose to take a break from studying and grab a pizza at the annual Pizza Fest. In total 201 large pizzas were eaten plus deserts. The event was hosted by Student Activities Council of Student Government Association. 

Beatrize Martinez
Oct 18, 2013

SGA initiative: Student Grievance Policy

Oct 18, 2013 by Beatrize Martinez

 Grievance Policy Approximately four years ago, SGA leaders listened to the voices of concerned students and decided to formulate a document known as the Student Bill of Rights. This document was a compilation of concerns students had in which they felt they should have protected rights. Last year under the Ladd Administration, progress was made. Administration listened and believed that a good compromise would be to develop a grievance policy that would be made to address some of these c...

Edgars Boitmanis
Sep 22, 2013

Laundry Facilities Resolution up next for Senate

Sep 22, 2013 by Edgars Boitmanis

On Tuesday , September 24th at 8pm, Student Senate will discuss the resolution that is aimed to address students concerns about the quality of laundry services on our campus. The resolutions authors are Sen Hottel and Sen Towle. Resolutions are important tool for voicing the opinion of student body. To read the resolution, please visit and go to Documents tab.