Dean of Students Office
Message from Texas State University Dean of Students, April 22, 2019
The university has become aware of potential demonstrations this week on the San Marcos Campus by groups not affiliated with Texas State. As a public university, Texas State must allow individuals to express their First Amendment rights in public places like our campuses. The viewpoints expressed by these outside groups, however, may contradict the university’s shared values including the diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and fostering a sense of community. We encourage students to avoid areas of campus where a demonstration may be occurring, to ignore those participating, and to not engage with them. Several student groups have already issued similar statements about the potential demonstration on our campus and are also asking students to avoid any interaction with these groups. This does NOT mean that we are cancelling classes on the San Marcos campus. Students are expected to attend classes as scheduled. The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you witness criminal activity of any kind, report it immediately to the university police department by calling 911.
Student Government President Issues Veto of Legislation that Barred Student Organization
Dean's Statement Regarding April 8 Student Government Vote to Bar Student Organization
"While Student Government exercised its right to act on a resolution put forth on April 1 to bar a recognized student organization from Texas State campuses, established University policy states that student organizations can only be barred if they are under disciplinary sanctions. Student Government does not have the authority to independently bar a recognized student organization. The organization named in the resolution voted on during the regular April 8 Student Government meeting is not currently under disciplinary sanction. Following University policy, the organization will not be barred from Texas State campuses. Texas State supports the constitutional rights of all of our students, faculty, staff and visitors." https://news.txstate.edu/campus-community/2019/txst-statement-april-8-19.html
Draft Constitution Feedback
The Student Government Task Force is requesting feedback and comments on the draft Student Government Constitution from the Texas State student body. Please email feedback and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM on May 3, 2019.