SG Elections Timeline
Student Government released a calendar for SG elections outlining when specific events relevant to elections will occur. Applications will be available to all who are eligible and interested in the Campus Center (room 1710) up until March 26
at 12:00 p.m.
On March 18 and 19, there will be a “Meet & Greet” for prospective candidates at 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively. Voting will start on April 19 at 12:00 a.m. and will close on April 22 at 11:59 p.m. To cast your vote, go to http://sg.rit.edu/vote. The winners will then be announced on April 23 at the end of the regularly held SG meeting. More information on running and voting for SG can be found via the SG bylaws, accessible from http://rit.edu/sg/media.
Students Speak Up Day Proposal
Students Speak Up Day was proposed by SG to take place on April 7 or April 14. This event would feature a campus wide set of surveys distributed via various media to encourage communication between the staff and student bodies, thusly improving RIT through student feedback. This opportunity could give the students the opportunity to express their opinions and possible improvements.
A wide selection of colleges and committees would be asked to participate in the events, and the information collected would be sent to the respective organizations in order to better suit the needs and requests of the student body. The top three students who are deemed the most helpful in terms of feedback are proposed to have dinner with President William Destler in his residence at Liberty Hill.
More Seats for NTID?
There is concern in Student Government that the NTID Student Congress (NSC) representative and the NTID college senator in SG do not adequately represent cross registered students due to the specialized nature of their needs and culture. While the NSC representative and NTID senator in SG represent the particular needs of students out of class and in NTID, the proposed cross-registered representative would be responsible for the academic needs of the students in other colleges.
Teraisa Chloros, director of Student Relations, argued that this representation would create issues. Other groups such as transfer students (who may also feel voiceless) would then try to achieve representation for their specific groups as well, said Chloros. The intention was to vote during the meeting on the additional NTID representative so that the seat would be in the upcoming SG elections. The issue was tabled until next week so that senators could have time to learn more about the issue.