Legislative Branch

The legislative branch of the Student Government Association is comprised of three committees, each with specific duties and responsibilities. These three committees combine to make up the Student Senate. These students, on a weekly basis, make decisions regarding bills and resolutions related to your academic life here on campus and are the driving force behind the Student Government Association.


  • Bayla Bessemer - Senate Pro Tempore

    Bayla Bessemer

    Senate Pro Tempore

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    Bio


  • Stacie Simpson - Treasurer

    Stacie Simpson

    Treasurer

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    Bio


  • Whitney Whipple - Budget and Allocations Chair

    Whitney Whipple

    Budget & Allocations Chair

    Email

    Bio


  • Alex Francois - Student Affairs Chair

    Alex Francois

    Student Affairs Committee Chair

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    Bio


  • Dylan Williams - University Affairs

    Dylan Williams

    University Affairs Committee Chair

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    Bio



Committees

Budget & Allocations Committee

The Budget & Allocations Committee is responsible for formulating the annual budget recommendation for the activity and service fee (A&S Fee). Additional responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing requests for funding from the three SGA grant accounts( academic travel, organizational grants, and tournament travel) as stated by the activity and service fee manual.
  • Review Carry Forwards from unspent monies during the previous fiscal year.
  • Audit any entity which receives funds from the A&S Fee, whenever deemed appropriate. 
NameContact
Whitney Whipple - Chair sgabudget@uwf.edu
Zenani Johnson  
Brandon Malone  
Summer Welch  
Hunter McCabe  
Shiv Patel  
Student Affairs Committee

The Student Outreach Committee is responsible for collecting suggestions from students that involve student life. Our Committee must facilitate communication between the Student Government Association and the Student Body through multiple forms of surveying constituents; including but not limited to forums, monthly polls, events, surveying, and online suggestion boxes. We will respond to all issues, complaints, and feedback with student constituents in a timely fashion and report all recommendations to the University Outreach Committee. We are also responsible for facilitating communication between student organizations in order to maintain campus-wide awareness of issues affecting students.

NameContact
Alex Francois - Chair sgastudent@uwf.edu 
Makenzie Simmons  
McKenna Hyman  
Rebekah Jalomo  
Paolo Llanera  
Kiana Pierre  
D'Mario Edgecombe  
Rhea Azamar  
University Affairs Committee

The University Affairs Committee works to address all academic-related student concerns. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and making recommendations on student complaints and grievances concerning academic matters;
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on proposed academic policy changes arising from the Board of Trustees, the legislature, and other external sources;
  • Serving as the Distinguished Teaching Awards & Distinguished Staff Awards Search Committee. 
NameContact
Dylan williams - Chair sgauniversity@uwf.edu
Jay-ana Benavente  
Shameka Lewis  
Alexandria Woodworth  
Jonathan Martinez  
Joseph White  

Academic Code of Conduct

As Argonauts we act with integrity. We do not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.

Expectations for Academic Conduct

As members of the University of West Florida academic community, we commit ourselves to honesty. As we strive for excellence in performance, integrity—both personal and institutional—is our most precious asset. Honesty in our academic work is vital, and we will not knowingly act in ways which erode that integrity. Accordingly, we pledge not to cheat, nor to tolerate cheating, nor to plagiarize the work of others. We pledge to share community resources in ways that are responsible and that comply with established policies of fairness. Cooperation and competition are means to high achievement and are encouraged. Indeed, cooperation is expected unless our directive is to individual performance. We will compete constructively and professionally for the purpose of stimulating high performance and standards. Finally, we accept adherence to this set of expectations for academic conduct as a condition of membership in the UWF academic community.

*From the UWF Student Life Handbook, page 21.  

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