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My name is Alexis Rivett (she/her) and I am running on a platform to make SOFC more accessible to
students. I want transparency. I want students to understand these processes. I want to fight to ensure that students have access to their SOFC funds. In this pandemic, what we need is accessible and easy policies. I want to help treasurers access their org’s funds and always be in the loop about how much they have and where their money is going. I worked in the office as a Bookkeeper for the past two years, after being on the SOFC committee for a year, I have met with the student orgs, and I have concrete plans to make SOFC easier for them. That’s why I am running for Student Bursar.
I believe that accessibility stems from understanding people more than the statistics. SOFC is sometimes
bureaucratic and slow but as a double major in Education Studies and Peace & Justice Studies, I am
prepared to approach SOFC with students in mind. Administration is embedded in SOFC but is designed, implemented, and powered by students. Therefore, the Student Bursar must be knowledgeable about different organizations while also understanding the inner workings of the funding and reimbursement process. I have developed a multifaceted understanding of SOFC through my previous experiences, as a SOFC general member, a Bookie, and as a Treasurer, which will help ensure that I can fulfill the needs of all organizations.
A lot has happened since the Spring election, but one thing has become abundantly clear: we need student orgs to bring the Wellesley community together. During org training over the weekend, I was inspired by the ideas org leaders are executing to ensure that their communities stay close during these difficult times.
Working alongside my community, the Bursar’s Office, I want to ensure that SOFC can help orgs be
successful in our virtual world. Like many of us, I was unable to return to Wellesley this semester.
Although this isn’t the senior year I imagined, hearing from fellow students and attending zlass (Zoom
class) has reminded me of the power that Wellesley students have. I’ve missed the unique energy that
only Wellesley can provide. Student organizations bring that energy. That’s why we need a functioning
SOFC to ensure that we have a successful semester, despite the uncertainty of the outside world.
I’ve been a part of SOFC since my first month at Wellesley. As a sophomore, I became the Bookkeeper
for Cultural orgs K-Z. Now as a senior, I am asking for your vote, so I can continue the work I’m
passionate about and have dedicated the last three years to.
I understand the SOFC system and am aware of the limitations the system entails, but through an improved website, a straightforward application, and transparent decision making, SOFC will be more accessible. Under my leadership, SOFC will become easier to work with, be understandable, and be accessible for all organizations. A vote for me is a vote for an accessible and equitable SOFC.