• Senate Recap 2/13/18

    Athletic Director Ryan Bowles visited Senate this week and fielded questions regarding the new ice arena and the priorities for St. Olaf athletics this year. The Senate passed an updated version of the election policy. Greater Than also presented – next week’s Senate meeting will be a town hall in the Pause hosted with Greater Than regarding mental health on campus.


    Senate Minutes 2.13.18

  • Senate Recap 1/16/18

    At this week’s senate meeting, senators got the opportunity to hear from Professor David Booth and Susan Smalling about their work on the General Education Task Force, where a number of a professors are discussing the possibility of an overhaul of the current GE curriculum. The Election Policy Update Proposal, made to clarify and update election bylaws and policy manual sections, was passed.

    Senate Minutes 1.16.18

  • Senate Recap 1/7/18

    At the first Senate meeting of Interim, Senators heard from Chief Marketing Officer Katie Warren and Graphic Designer Fernando Sevilla. Additionally, they spoke to Spencer Whiteley about the work the Gender & Sexuality Office does. Sydney Grossman was appointed to as the Spring Election Commission Chair for the SGA 2018 Spring Elections.

    Senate Minutes 1.09.18


  • Senate Recap 12/12/17

    At the last meeting of the semester, Senate approved Ranked Choice Voting for the spring (2018) elections.

    Senate Minutes 12.12.17 (1)

  • Senate Recap 12/5/17

    This week Senators heard from Students for Reproductive Rights about the possibility of having a Plan B vending machine on campus. Changes to the ADC bylaws and policy manual that reflect current practice were approved. Senate also discussed the possibility of tabling outside of the caf during Spring semester in order to collect more student feedback.


    Senate Minutes 12.05.17

  • Senate Recap 11/28/17
    This week in Senate, several students brought forward concerns regarding the future of Boe House. Advisor Kneser let us know that currently the college is considering turning counseling services over to Allina, but is waiting to hear back from them with more details. There will be no changes made to this system before the end of this school year. The board of leaders of TRIO on campus gave a presentation. Updates to the ADC bylaws and policy manual were discussed and tabled. Senate also talked about how to limit the number of emails sent to the St Olaf students alias.
  • Senate Recap 11/14/17

    This week in Senate Kathy Glampe from the Academic Support Center (ASC) came and gave an update on advising and academic support. We heard from some members of the Human Rights Commission in Northfield regarding their project to introduce a municipal ID in Northfield. We also heard mid-semester reports from all of the Senate subcommittees and initiatives: Bylaws, Capital Improvements, It’s on Us, Senate Investigators, Sustainability, Internal Affairs, Task Force for Analysis and Action on Race, and Greater Than. We also approved a proposal to create an ad-hoc transportation subcommittee.


    Here are the minutes:

    Senate Minutes 11.14.17

  • Senate Recap 11/7/17
    This week, Senate discussed a bylaws change regarding calling senators by their first names instead of last; the proposal did not pass. Students for Reproductive Rights, Blue Key Honor Society, and Presente were the three finalists for Donate a Meal. Senate heard presentations from all three on their projects and selected Presente.

    Here are the minutes:

    Senate Minutes 11.07.17

  • Senate Recap 10/31/17

    Jan Hanson came to speak to Senate about the Strategic Resource Allocation Project (SRAP), which is beginning this week. We discussed areas on campus that could be better lit at night and other safety concerns. There was a bylaws proposal brought forward and tabled regarding addressing senators by their first names instead of last names.

    Here are the meeting minutes:

    Senate Minutes 10.31.17

  • Senate Recap 10/24/17

    Grace Garriga spoke to Senate about Teach for America opportunities. The off-campus senator presented a proposal for an ad-hoc subcommittee to address off-campus transportation needs, which was referred to bylaws.

    Here are the meeting minutes:

    Senate Minutes 10.24.17