SGA Finishes First Semester Work


The Student Government Association at Southwestern Oklahoma State University has ended its activities on the Weatherford campus for the fall semester and will start its meetings again on January 17.

The 61st Student Senate adjourned its 1st Regular Session at the end of November.  The semester has been a productive one, according to Speaker of the House Dana Mason.

"My committee has seen many different types of legislation throughout the semester, debated it thoroughly, and feels that the final products of our work will reflect the opinions of the student body,” Mason said.

Currently the SGA Legislative Committee is working with campus administration to construct a Student Academic Dishonesty Policy and the Academic Bill of Rights is being debated in committee. Senate Bill F06001, which called for the addition to the Senate of senators from each campus organization, was approved by the Senate, SGA President Garrett King, Dean Dougherty, and SWOSU President John Hays and will be put to a ratification vote of the student body in January. F06001 fulfilled a major campaign promise of King.

The Student Senate will convoke its 2nd Regular Session on Wednesday, January 17. 

In order to allow volunteers who work at the Student Government Center to prepare for finals, office hours have temporarily been suspended but will be reinstated on January 17. Students needing to address SGA during the interim may do so by emailing

The SGA finished the first semester with its traditional progressive dinner.

The dinner was attended by members of the Student Senate, Executive Cabinet, and Supreme Court. The evening featured appetizers at the Student Government Center, courtesy of the Executive Cabinet, and was followed by a full meal and desserts at the home of Dean of Students Cindy Dougherty, who co-hosted the dinner along with SGA advisors Elaine Bates and Dr. Les Crall.

Additional information is available by contacting SGA Public Relations Secretary Donovan Fuller at