Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the time commitment for being a Senator?
SGA has Senate meetings the first and third Wednesday of every month. These meetings are held at noon in the Senate room of Jamail Student Center and lunch is provided! These meetings are mandatory, however, you are allotted a certain amount of excused and unexcused absences. You will also be a part of a subcommittee of your choosing that will meet once a month at the convenience of the committee. Additionally, we host events throughout the year and encourage our Senators to help out whenever they can!
What will I be doing as a Senator?
As a Senator, you will serve as a representative of your school with the goal of making UTMB the best it can be. As hard as administration tries to make UTMB great for students, sometimes it takes a student's perspective to realize the things that are going well, as well as the things that could be improved. SGA offers students an avenue to bring these topics of interest to administration's attention and partner with them to resolve any issues that may be present.
What are subcommittees?
SGA is broken up into four different subcommittees. These subcommittees are Student Outreach and Title IX, Social and Publicity, Intramurals and Field House, and Sustainability. Senators work within these subcommittees to plan events, carry out initiatives and serve as a student liaison between SGA and the associated UTMB department.
How does voting work?
All students will receive an email via Student Life on August 5 with a link to vote. Voting will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. on this day. All voting will be done online. There are computers available in Old Red and the library for students to use if needed. Results of the elections will be announced on August 6.
SOM MD Program: Combined Senator and Class Officer Position
SOM MD Program has a combined SGA Senator and Class Officer positions. Therefore, the SOM Class President will be also be a Full-Time Senator and vice-versa. The combined positions are as followed:
- SOM Class President - Full Time Senator
- SOM Class Vice-President - Full Time Senator
- SOM Class Treasurer/Secretary - Alternate Senator
* While these positions are combined, the Office of Student Life only oversees your position as a Senator. For more information on the roles of Class Officer, please contact SOM Student Affairs.