As Senate elections approach, we are asked to get involved and stay involved in the Wellesley community. With each new school year, a quarter of our community graduates, and half of a class goes abroad, leaving leadership positions available for newcomers. Possible positions range from the nine cabinet positions, each responsible for heading a committee, to Ballot Initiative, where a project is pitched to the student body, followed by a survey to gage interest and make it happen. The next information session will take place this Thursday from 1-2 p.m. in Lulu Resource Room. SOIs are due Sunday by 11:59 p.m. and voting will take place online on Thursday, March 12th from 8 a.m-8 p.m. Constitutions are available online for more information on position requirements for those interested in running in an election.
The Housing Selection Process
Assistant Director of Student Housing, Meghan Todd, shared important information regarding the Fall Semester housing selection process, starting with what to do. Step 1: Complete the Fall Intent For Housing form by April 1, located on the housing portal. Step 2: Acknowledge the housing agreement. Step 3: Register for your Fall courses. Only students registered for Wellesley courses will be eligible for housing in the Fall. The selection process will begin the week directly after course registration, starting with residential life staff and learning communities. General housing selection will open the week of April 27, beginning with rising seniors and ending with rising sophomores. Given positive feedback on the recent housing survey, blocking spaces are being reviewed and expanded to include additional units. Additionally, the renewal option will continue to exist for whole complexes, rather than individual buildings, such as Stone and Davis or all of Tower Court. Finally, Student Housing is working on making tutorial videos to walk students through the housing selection process.
Proposed Amendment Concerning Campus Orgs
A constitutional amendment was proposed from the Orgs Chair with the hope of focusing limited resources on only “active” campus orgs. Senators will gage the opinion of constituents at House Council meetings this week before Senate votes in two weeks. The proposed amendment offers a protocol to derecognize orgs if they remain inactive after two semesters. Inactive refers to paperwork not submitted, no email communication, no meetings with club members, etc. Under the new amendment, orgs would also be allowed to apply for a temporary inactive status, lasting a minimum of one semester and maximum of two. This is designed for cases when org leaders may be abroad for a semester, or an org is working on gaining more members before continuing.