Welcome Back Bonfire!!

Hello everyone and congratulations on completing your first full week of the year! In order to celebrate, come hang out with ADC this Saturday from 8:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. at the Thorson Hall bonfire pit for a bonfire party! There will be s’mores, music, and fun times, so bring your close, good friends (and maybe some blankets and ghost stories) and get ready to have s’more fun than you could ever imagine! 🙂 Hope to see you there!

70s (Throw)Back to School Dance!!

Get ready for the grooviest event of the week! This Friday, September 8th, from 10 P.M. to 1 A.M., ADC will be throwing the first (and most far-out) Pause Dance of the year. Get to the Pause at 10 P.M. to boogie all night long to the most hip music of the 70s in celebration of the new school year! We hope to see you there. Catch ya on the flip-side and peace out from me for now!

Welcome (Or Welcome Back!) to the Hill!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying moving (and moving back) to good ol’ Olaf. Although summer is over and the days of homework loom in the near future, may the scent of Malt O’ Meal comfort you as you lug your futons and fridges into your rooms! Just for a quick ADC update, we are already kicking it into high gear this week with some great (and very welcoming) soon-to-happen events! More details will be coming your way, but this Tuesday (September 5th), for the wonderful Night in Buntrock, ADC will be hosting a “Melted-Crayon Art” event where you will be making your very own artwork using, you guessed it, melted crayons! Then, this Friday (September 8th), ADC will be celebrating the end of week one with a 70s themed Pause Dance called “70s (Throw)Back to School” – and I can personally guarantee that it will be a great night. Welcome (and welcome back), again, and we look forward to seeing you all at both of these events! Happy Week One! 🙂

SGA Spring Survey 2017

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The Electric Run!

Whoo! Get ready for ADC’s annual Electric Run! This Friday, May 12th, join us at the Boe/Bunt Passway and get ready to run. This year, the run will begin at 9:30 P.M., BUT at 9 P.M. there will be a sock giveaway for all registered runners AND at 9:50 P.M we will have sparklers at the end of the race! Also, at 7 P.M., those of you not registered for the run are welcome to walk the route at your own leisure and enjoy campus and the (hopefully) beautiful sunset. We hope to see you there! Have a fun (and safe!) Stochella weekend!

Dive-In Movie!

Hello everyone! So this weekend, ADC has teamed up with SAC to bring you a movie in a pool! This Saturday, May 6th, at 6:30 P.M. come on down to the Skog pool to watch Spy Kids and have a swimmingly good time! Rather than a “drive-in,” it’s going to be a “dive-in,” so be sure to bring your swimsuit! We hope to see you there!

SGA Acceptance of Demands

Emma Clare Lind <lind@stolaf.edu> Mon, May 1, 2017 at 1:55 PM
To: stolaf-students <stolaf-students@stolaf.edu>
This was sent to the Drafting Committee of The Collective for Change on the Hill at 10:58 this morning, in response to the demands released.
Additionally, we would like to make it clear that we support the demand that no SGA Executive Committee or Senate member will be on the investigation committee.
Emma Lind and Sarah Bresnahan 

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Emma Clare Lind <lind@stolaf.edu>
Date: Mon, May 1, 2017 at 10:58 AM
Subject: SGA Acceptance of Demands
To: <thecollectiveforchange@gmail.com>
Cc: Sarah Celeste Bresnahan <bresnahs@stolaf.edu>, Jauza Khaleel <khalee1@stolaf.edu>, Timothy Daniel Bergeland <bergel1@stolaf.edu>

Dear Drafting Committee,
The current and newly elected President and Vice President of St. Olaf Student Government Association (SGA) have carefully reviewed the demands featured on The Collective for Change on the Hill website. Our response to these demands is twofold. First, our acceptance and implementations of the demands involving SGA are not contingent on the President’s signature of the Terms of Engagement. Second, we fully support the entirety of the demands published May 1, 2017.
We recognize that SGA is a part of institutional racism and respect and support this movement coming from students. Therefore, when invited to, we will engage with the Drafting Committee of the Collective for Change on the Hill. We welcome the Drafting Committee’s ongoing input and suggestions.
As stated in the demands, next year, all members of Senate and members of the Executive Committee of SGA will participate in Sustained Dialogue facilitator training sessions. The following is SGA’s immediate timeline of action:

  1. Within the next week, both the current and future SGA President and Vice President teams will engage with appropriate parties in order to implement the mandatory Sustained Dialogue requirements in training processes next year.
  2. The schedule of these trainings will be finalized no later than May 20th, 2017.
  3. SGA will be mandating all members of the SGA Executive Committee and all members of Senate to be a part of Sustained Dialogue facilitator training as a required component of Fall 2017 SGA training and Fall 2017 Senate training. This will continue to be incorporated with all future SGA training.
  4. Members of the SGA Executive Committee along with members of Senate will also be also be taking part in Sustained Dialogue program over the year 2017-2018. We will continue incorporate this into future SGA responsibilities as elected and appointed student representatives.
  5. We will continue to look into additional training for all members of SGA, including the Executive Committee, Senate members, and SGA branch members.

At many points throughout SGA’s history, SGA has failed in our responsibility to represent marginalized students, and we are committed to seeking out ways in which we can change the structure and programming of SGA to better serve marginalized students on this campus. This comes with the understanding that this is not a one time promise, but an iterative commitment.
In solidarity,

Emma Lind, SGA President

Sarah Bresnahan, SGA Vice President

Jauza Khaleel, SGA President- elect

Tim Bergeland, SGA Vice President- elect