SENATE REPORT

Cabinet proposes changes to the College Government constitution

Cabinet members presented revisions to the College Government (CG) constitution and to the rules for Cabinet position elections. The revision proposal aims to streamline the CG committee constitutions into one document so that committees may quickly change policies to adapt to student needs. Cabinet also changed the constitution preamble to better state the mission of CG; extended the non-discrimination policy to state that CG will not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, health status and socioeconomic standing; and clarified the requirements of the eight standing committees in Senate.

 

College Government constitutes Chamber Music Society and Neuroscience Club

Senate confirmed the Chamber Music Society and Neuroscience Club as constituted organizations, meaning they are now free to apply for funding from the Student Organizations and Appointments Committee (SOAC), use programming meeting facilities through the Special Events Office and the Schneider Board of Governors and participate in Fall Fling. They may now also receive official recognition in College Government (CG) publications as well as Google Group privileges, which will allow them to, among other things, create an organization email.

 

Vice President presents data about organizations on campus

CG Vice President Celine Hu ’14, who has been collecting information about the student organizations on campus, found that Wellesley has a higher number of organizations on campus than most of the other members of the Seven Sisters. Wellesley has over 150 student organizations and clubs to choose from, which may contribute to problems with over-programming and limited funding. Although SOAC requires each to have at least one Treasurer and President, the survey found that some organizations do not have Treasurers who are responsible for budgeting and reimbursement. Additionally, only 6.5 percent of organizations on campus are represented in Senate.

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