Senate is a place that student ideas and concerns can be brought and solved. We have representatives from all across campus sitting on Senate.Which means you have a specific senator that can help you bring the issues to Senate.
There is no problem too big or too small for Senate to solve. Senate has taken on everything from the Take Back the Tap Initiative to completely redoing our own Elections Bylaws. Our meetings are every Tuesday in the David E. Johnson Boardroom on the third floor of Buntrock Commons at 6:30pm, we can’t wait to see you!
Act.-From meeting with administrators to holding campus-wide events, Senate and SGA will enact changes to ensure our campus is as best it can possibly be for all students. The students on Student Senate care about your ideas and they want to help, but only if we all come together.
Discuss.-Talk through the ups and downs of multiple, diverse issues at our Senate and Subcommittee meetings. Discussion is the first step into getting any problem solved and here we can put in place an action plan to get it done!
Care.-Submit ideas on how St. Olaf could be better at Senate meetings, via email, or even on Oleville! No initiative is too small or too large for Senate to take on.
Senate Recap 3/14/17March 15th, 2017-This week senate started their meeting hearing from students involved in TRIO the importance on campus of programs like SSS (student support services). After being able to ask questions, Senator Lebo reported on the college’s financial status and changes they are looking at making in order to be putting as much money in the endowment as possible and remain sustainable and functioning as a business. Senate discussed a resolution that will be voted on in upcoming weeks concerning student affected by the recent travel ban...
Senate Recap 3/7/16March 8th, 2017-Last night senate opened with a discussion on campus climate where senators could share input, concerns, and ask questions from their constituents concerning racial tensions, travel bans, etc. Senate is in the works of planning a town hall to address questions and concerns and allow students to anonymously submit questions and is working on drafting a statement to release to the student body. Following this discussion senate looked at a number of proposals updating the bylaws. One of these proposals updates procedure when senate has...