Paw Points is a reward system for the students at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). Students will receive points for attending events as selected by the Student Government Association (SGA). The category of the event will determine the value of points the student will receive. Points obtained will be redeemable for various school spirit prizes. The primary objective of this program is to increase student involvement and collaboration on our campus.
Below are the goals of Paw Points:
- Increase the attendance at events on campus.
- Enhance the quality of programs.
- Promote school spirit through engagement with Athletics.
- Encourage a positive environment on campus where students feel comfortable interacting with one another.
- Boost participation in Civic Engagement events.
- Provide a platform for collaboration:
- Between departments.
- Between student organizations.
- Between individuals.
The Student Government Association will designate events each semester in which students may obtain points by attending. Students will obtain points by scanning their Paw Pass or signing in at the entry point of designated events. There will be a set amount of selected events per semester, which will further be categorized by point values. There are four (4) point categories for selected Paw Points events. The selected events and the point values for each semester will equal to seventy-three (73) maximum points each student may obtain. This number was inspired by the founding year of our institution, 1973. Overall points student obtain will reset at the beginning of each full semester (fall and spring). The categories and point values are listed below:
- General Event (20): 1 point
- Athletics Game (5): 2 points
- SGA Meeting (5): 3 points
- Signature Event (7): 4 points
- Bonus Event: 1 point
Students will receive prizes based on the number of points that have been obtained on their Paw Points account. As students obtain individual prizes, points from their account will not be deducted. Points will continually accrue. Prizes will vary from semester to semester. The following Paw Points prizes will be available during the Spring 2020 semester:
- 10 points: Keychain
- 20 points: Car sunshade or sunglasses
- 30 points: T-shirt (multiple options)
- 40 points: Athletic shorts
- 50 points: Seasonal attire (hoodie or sweatpants)
Students may redeem prizes at the Student Government Association office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., or by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students picking up prizes must present a valid photo ID. The SGA Office is in the Center for Student Involvement, which is located on the second floor of University Commons.
Many Paw Points prizes were donated or paid for completely by various campus sponsors. The following departments have supported Paw Points and assisted the Student Government Association in the creation of this initiative. SGA is very grateful for the listed departments who have helped Paw Points become a reality for our student body:
|02/05/20||Wellness Fair||Jaguar Hall Commons||2-4 p.m.||1||General Event|
|02/05/20||Black History Month: Poetry Slam ft. Ebony Stewart||Jaguar Hall Commons||7-9 p.m.||4||Signature Event|
|02/08/20||Baseball Game - Double Header||Riverside Stadium||12 p.m.||2||Athletics Game|
|02/12/20||SGA Meeting||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||7 p.m.||3||SGA Meeting|
|02/19/20||Campus Mood Screening||Jaguar Hall Dining||11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.||1||General Event|
|02/20/20||Volunteer Fair||Jaguar Hall Commons||12-2 p.m.||4||Signature Event|
|02/20/20||3D Printing for Beginners Workshop||Jax Makerspace (Library)||2-3:30 p.m.||1||General Event|
|02/26/20||SGA Meeting||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||7 p.m.||3||SGA Meeting|
|02/27/20||Videogame Tournament||Jaguar Hall Commons||6-9 p.m.||1||General Event|
|02/29/20||Baseball Game - Double Header||Riverside Stadium||12 p.m.||2||Athletics Game|
|03/07/20||Career Readiness 101||University North, Multi-Purpose Room||9 a.m.-3 p.m.||1||General Event|
|03/11/20||SGA Meeting||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||7 p.m.||3||SGA Meeting|
|03/12/20||Learn to Code with Scratch Workshop||Jax Makerspace (Library)||6:30-8 p.m.||1||General Event|
|03/15/20||Alternative Spring Break||TBD||TBD||1||General Event|
|03/25/20||SGA Meeting||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||7 p.m.||3||SGA Meeting|
|03/28/20||Softball Game||Victoria Youth Sports Complex||TBA||2||Athletics Game|
|03/30/20||Homecoming Kickoff||Pyramid Row||7:30-9 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/02/20||Talent Show||Leo J. Welder Center||7-9:30 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/03/20||Softball Game - Double Header||Victoria Youth Sports Complex||2 p.m.||2||Athletics Game|
|04/04/20||Baseball Game - Double Header||Riverside Stadium||12 p.m.||2||Athletics Game|
|04/04/20||Homecoming Dance||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||9 p.m.-Midnight||4||Signature Event|
|04/07/20||QPR Training||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||5:30-7 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/08/20||SGA Meeting||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||7 p.m.||3||SGA Meeting|
|04/09/20||Build a Computer Workshop||Jax Makerspace (Library)||3-4:30 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/15/20||Pride Week: Drag Show||Jaguar Hall Commons||7-9:30 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/17/20||International Festival||Jaguar Hall Commons||5-8 p.m.||4||Signature Event|
|04/18/20||Jags Join In: Day of Service||TBD||8 a.m.-1 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/18/20||Baseball Game - Double Header||Riverside Stadium||12 p.m.||2||Athletics Game|
|04/21/20||A Day at the Food Bank||Food Bank of the Golden Crescent||2-4 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/22/20||Pet Adoption Center||Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption Center||2-5 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/22/20||SGA Meeting||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||7 p.m.||3||SGA Meeting|
|04/24/20||Lunch and Learn: Sexual Health||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||1-2:30 p.m.||1||General Event|
|04/25/20||Softball Game - Double Header||Victoria Youth Sports Complex||12 p.m.||2||Athletics Game|
|04/29/20||UHV Short Film Fest||University Commons, Multi-Purpose Room||7-9 p.m.||1||General Event|
|05/08/20||JAXCHELLA Music Festival||Pyramid Row||8-11 p.m.||4||Signature Event|