Senate Meeting Minutes :: 2.15.18 :: Week 6

February 27, 2018

Minutes of the SCU Student Senate Meeting February 15, 2018

 

Members Present:

Senate Chair Aly Motzel

Parliamentarian Paul Armstrong     

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal

  

First Year Senators:

Mai Sinada

Robbie Nunes

Kyle Andrews

Ciara Moezidis

 

Sophomore Senators:

Avery James                       

David Warne   

Mackenzie Bartz  

Duncan McDonell  

 

Junior Senators:

Rory Pannkuk

Alex Perlman

Alex Baldonado

Victoria Linares  

 

Senior Senators:

Gerome Yabut

Thayne Kollmorgen

Amy Monzon

Angelica Fuentes

 

At-Large Senators:        

Rahaima Choudhry

Bjorn Thyrring

Payton Dizney Swanson

 

Members Absent:

Helen Kassa

Mayron Mulugeta    

Kristin Godfrey

Annie Martin

Erik Echeona      

Nithya Vemireddy

Kayla Williams

Sahil Sagar

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

Senate Chair Aly Motzel called the February 15th, 2018 meeting of the Santa Clara University Student Senate to order at 7:00 pm in the Williman Room of Benson.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked a member to read the invocation.  Junior Senator Victoria Linares recited the invocation.

 

2. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal  took roll at 7:02 pm.

 

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting. She requested questions and comments related to the agenda. None were put forward, and the agenda was approved by First Year Senator Mai Sinada and seconded by Sophomore Senator David Warne.

 

4. APPROVAL OF THE PREVIOUS MINUTES

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting and requested questions and comments related to the minutes. Hearing none, she asked for a motion to approve the agenda. The motion was made by Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell and seconded by At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry.

 

5. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

 

None.

 

6. EXECUTIVE BRANCH UPDATES

 

Public Relations VP Maggie Hurlbut: Please feel free to nominate a fellow senator for our senator spotlight. We are hard at work on new projects, take a look at the bulletin board in downstairs Benson to see our latest work.

 

Community Development VP Elena Radding: Last lecture is March 6th at 7:30 with Cruz Medina. Off-Campus Chair Tess is creating a Voter Registration committee and we will update you as it moves forwards. NURC is February 26th at 7:00 PM in the admissions building. Donuts with Campus Safety is February 28th from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. EPP is happening Week 2 of Spring Quarter. Please fill out our Campus Safety Survey!

 

Finance VP Ben Rhoades: Office hours are on Thursdays from 12:15 AM to 1:45 PM. As always, email me with budget/reimbursement questions.

 

Chief Justice Rachel Brooke Herzog: Please let me know if you have any proposed bylaw changes.

 

Vice President Sam Perez: There has been progress on all fronts. I am continuing to work on a Muslim outreach project with Helen and Rahaima. The section of the student handbook that addresses conduct guidelines regarding sexual assault is flawed and I am continuing to work on a solution with others and we will sit down with Jeanne Rosenberger to discuss it.  I am meeting with Elsa Chen this week to discuss the Wellness Policy and I will report back afterwards. ASG Retreat is March 3rd. I am working on a bias conflict tracker to achieve a higher level of transparency when it comes to campus issues. There will be a Day of Giving to work towards an Undocumented Student Support Fund. In line with SCU’s Blue Ribbon Committee, we are working to create a Faculty Diversity Working Group and put it into place this year. I am working on the Contraceptive Distribution Initiative and we will present to the Student Affairs Board so that the university president can consider it. I am also working with campus groups to reform and improve Unity Night. Please let me know if you want to help with the Contraceptive Distribution Initiative or planning Unity Night!

 

President Jack Herstam: I gave the introduction for Father Engh at the State of the University event which updated everyone on the campus goings-on and ASG business. I am still trying to get a law building tour. The Trustee meeting went well. One of the trustees, the Honorable Ed Panelli, will come and speak to senate on February 22nd. The meeting with Jeanne Rosenberger and Greek leaders is solidified. I also was part of a successful presentation to Stanford with the MCC and Igwebuike.

 

7. COMMITTEE UPDATES

 

COMM - Committee Member’s Projects: At-Large Senator Kayla Williams: Working on a speedier alert system for non-emergencies. Interviewed people on campus and worked with PR to put up and publicize Bronco Bios. At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry: Working with MSA to welcome admitted Muslim students. Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell: Working on a new bylaw change and getting a Bronco waffle iron for Benson.

 

CUIC - Committee Member’s Projects: First Year Senator Ciara Moezidis: Has set up a meeting to discuss Bon Appetit hours and is also working on the EcoPass project. Senior Senator Thayne Kollmorgen: Working on a petition to ask Father Engh to be less political in his emails to all undergraduates. At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: Working on QPR training for all professors. Senior Senator Mayron Mulugeta: Looking into making a staff newsletter. First Year Senator Robbie Nunes: Working on getting bigger water cups in Benson and working to improve registration times for classes.

 

FOC - Committee Member’s Projects: Sophomore Senator Helen Kassa: Working on a promotional video to use public transportation and support the EcoPass project. Reach out to me if you want to be in the video. Junior Senator Alex Perlman: Please tell people about the hammock meeting and walk about on Friday the 23rd at 1 PM. We will send out the link to sign up for digital arts teacher interviews; please sign up for those. First Year Senator Kyle Andrews: Will be talking to Bon Appetit about the dessert options. Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal: Working on a new student involvement survey. At-Large Senator Kristin Godfrey: Working on a resolution to increase professor diversity.

 

SAC - We will have five more +$1000 requests during week seven for a total of 14 +$1000 requests. Erik Echeona is continuing to work on a resolution to have all senate meetings recorded.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: SCU Trustee Ed Panelli will be our speaker next week so please be respectful and dress up. Please give every presentation your full attention.

 

8. NEW BUSINESS

+$1000 Presentations

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked Sophomore Senator David Warne to give an introduction to the presentations and what senators should look for in the presentations.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: Senators should look for discrepancies or issues in their budgets. All presentations are five minutes long. Senator and presenters should email me or talk to me after this meeting if you have any questions.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: I am limiting senators to three questions per presentation.

 

MEChA-El Frente Culture Show

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited MEChA-El Frente to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • Last year we discussed immigration and borders

  • This year it is designed to showcase how our roots have allowed us to bloom culturally

  • It will be an open event and we will not charge any admission

    • We want to educate people about Latinx roots

  • Based on past years, we expect 200 to 250 people to attend

  • Funding Requested:

    • We want to use snapchat as a marketing tool: Request $10 for a filter

    • We want to pay performers and dancers: Request $550

    • We want to sell foods from all over South America

    • We want to buy costumes: Request $50

    • We want to buy supplies like tableware and decorations: Request $319

    • Total Request: $1314.94

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: Did you sell out on food last year and how much more food are you buying this year?

Answer: Yes, and we have increased the amount bought by about $100 dollars this year so we can provide more different foods and more food in general.

 

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: I saw you’d like to donate money to performers, but there is one student performing group would get 100 dollars. Why is that?

Answer: In the past we have done that and we would like to compensate the performers however we can.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: What are the trifolds and decorations for?

Answer: They are for an interactive museum and for educational purposes.

 

Tedx Santa Clara University

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited Tedx SCU to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • Theme this year is “Lighting the Future”

  • We have been an RSO for three years

  • We believe that TED talks bring out dialogues and that our club does that at Santa Clara

  • We bring in speakers and we allow students a platform as well

  • In 2017 we had 200 attendees and six speakers

  • In 2016 we had 100 attendees and six speakers

  • We now have a new license that allows us to have four professional speakers, four student speakers, and 550 attendees

  • We have speakers from Google, Indiegogo, Golden State Warriors, and Guidewire

  • We will have a pre-event gathering in Adobe Lawn for networking, engagement, and conversation

  • Over the next two months we will help the students improve their public speaking skills with professors and workshops

  • We have 12 sponsors this year as opposed to none last year

  • Our new license has no attendee cap

  • Last year we sold out our 200 tickets in four hours

  • Tedx helps leverage our university across the globe and get name recognition

  • Next year we want to host two events and grow even bigger

  • We do not have any money to start with

  • Total Funding Request: $18,508.76

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: How much will your sponsors help you with the 18k?

Answer: None of our sponsors will donate money. They are donating food and merchandise. We cannot receive money from the Philanthropic department at SCU until we have proven that our event has a big reach and has been successful. This funding this year will help us show them that we are.

 

Junior Senator Alex Perlman: How do you sell tickets to students?

Answer: 95 percent go to students.

 

At-Large Senator Payton Dizney Swanson: How much are tickets?

Answer: They will cost 15 dollars. This money will go towards our future projects.

 

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry: Do you have any other fundraising methods?

Answer: We focused on our corporate sponsorships so that we can have a big reach and lots of publicity this year so that we can get more funding in future years.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: Will the pre-event be open to everyone?

Answer: No, it will be like a mini-conference for ticket holders.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: Do the tents cost you money?

Answer: No, other equipment does.

 

Senior Senator Gerome Yabut: If you do not get the funds requested, what do you care about the most?

Answer: We will cut back on the personalized experience items.

 

28th Filipino Cultural Night

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the Barkada Club to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • This event is put on by the Barkada Club

  • It is celebration of Filipino art, culture and dance

  • We will have 19 dances and skits performed with 79 student cast members and 13 alumni teachers

  • It is on april 27th and 28th of April in Mayer Theater

  • We anticipate $7000 raised in ticket sales and 700 people to attend

  • We plan on fundraising an additional $1300

  • The Haranistas are professional performers and their rate is $5000

  • Total Funding Request: $6000

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

First Year Senator Mai Sinada: For Mayer Theater, could you rehearse in a different location?

Answer: It is possible, but it makes it much easier and better to do rehearsals in teh place where the performance will take place.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: Are you requesting $3000 just for Mayer Theater?

Answer: Yes, that is how much the space rental costs.

 

Sophomore Senator Duncan McDonell: Is the $400 for Kawayan and Likha donations?

Answer: Yes, we have done that in past years because they have been volunteering and helping us all year.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: What do you mean by net income?

Answer: That is the money from our existing RSO balance.

 

VSA Culture Show

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the SCU Vietnamese Student Association to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • We are the Vietnamese Student Association

  • Our goal is to showcase and appreciate Vietnamese culture

  • Our goal with this show is to showcase the Vietnamese-American experience and inspire people to better their communities and fight oppression

  • We expect at least 100 people to attend the show

  • We want to draw the SCU community, but also the City of Santa Clara community

  • We expect about $800 in revenue from ticket sales

  • The multicultural learning grant gave us $250

  • We plan to fundraise $320

  • We received the Event of the Year award from the MCC for this same event last year

  • We want to target both the younger and the older audience

  • Total Funding Request: $4021

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: You mentioned the Mayer Theater rental costs, what is your schedule?

Answer: We are using it the three days leading up to it and then the night of the event.

 

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Do you expect that purchasing costumes will you be able to keep using the costumes?

Answer: Yes, they stay consistent from year to year.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: It might be more cost effective to use another venue for 100 people in attendance. Are you trying to get more than 100 people to come?

Answer: Yes, we have people working on that and we have 100 as a conservative estimate.

 

Chinese Culture Show

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the SCU Chinese Student Association to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • We want to showcase Chinese cuisine and culture

  • It will take place on April 13th

  • Tickets will be sold for$ 12

  • We have two dances by students and two by professionals

  • We will have an all inclusive trivia game show

  • We believe that our professional dancers are an integral part of the show

  • We have fundraised through the APSU Night Market and another event

  • We will also be catering dinner

  • Total Funding Request: $4818.51

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

There were no questions from the senate.

 

BroncoHack 2018

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the OMIS Student Network to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • This event brings together social justice and technology

  • Teams come together to build apps and websites to work towards local social justice goals

  • We expect about 300 attendees

  • We are open to any students from any college

  • It is 24 hours of hacking

  • NBC news covered it last year

  • This year we will reach out to more media outlets to get more coverage

  • Last year we had presentations on homelessness and sexual assault

  • We are providing four meals for participants

  • We have received between four and five thousand dollars from corporate sponsors

  • Total Funding Request: $16392.81

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

First Year Senator Kyle Andrews: Is there a participation fee?

Answer: No

 

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry: Does the $16392.81 requested include your corporate sponsorships?

Answer: No.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: Are you requesting all of the money you need for apparel?
Answer: No, our amount requested is in line with the form.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: Has there been growth?

Answer: Yes, we have been doubling each year. Last year we had about 200 students attend and the year before there were about 100.

 

Model United Nations

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the SCU Model UN Club to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • This year's conference is in April 20th to the 24th in Burlingame, California at the Hyatt Regency Airport Hotel

  • We plan to have 12 students participate

  • We plan to represent the Philippines, Iran and Saudi Arabia

  • We have not raised money yet, but we have received some funding from the SCU Political Science Department

  • The largest aspect of our request is $1412.37 for hotel rooms

  • Last year we were Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran and France

  • At each conference there are many colleges from across the US

  • We learn public speaking skills, make new friends and work on a complex project as a team

  • Total Requested: $1712.37

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: What is the amount you will receive from the Political Science Department?

Answer: They are paying $200 for our registration fees and we have applied for additional funding.

 

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry: If you don’t receive funding will the participants pay more?

Answer: Yes, but if we receive funding we will charge each person just under $80.

 

Relay for Life: Colleges Against Cancer

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the SCU Colleges Against Cancer Club to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • It is a 24 hour fundraiser for research and cancer prevention and care programs

  • It is a walkathon

  • We expect 350 people to attend

  • We are merged with the City of Santa Clara event

  • We have an opening ceremony, a luminaria event which honors and remembers those who lost their lives to cancer and celebrated those who have survived, and we have a closing ceremony

  • We are looking for sponsorships, but that money would go directly to $10000 fundraising goal

  • SCU has put on this event for the past ten years

  • This event brings together groups all across campus

  • Our merge with the City of Santa Clara helps us to integrate into teh outside community and show them that SCU cares and wants to help the outside community

  • Last year we have just over 200 people attend

  • We provide dinner and breakfast for participants

  • Total Funding Request: $5947.68

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

There were no questions from the senate.

 

Japanese Student Association Matsuri

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the Japanese Student Association to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • Our Matsuri event brings the community together to enjoy food and games

  • We expect about 350 to 400 people to attend

  • It will happen outside on campus

  • We want to promote and educate SCU on Japanese culture

  • Taiko Professional performers cost $950, but they have been a part of past shows but are audience favorites

  • We are providing outside catering to get cultural food items

  • We have not fundraised for this specific event because we have used our fundraised money for other aspects of the club

  • Total request: $3810

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

First Year Senator Mai Sinada: Will you use decorations from this past year?

Answer: Yes, they are not included in this year’s funding request. Our theme has changed so we need some new decorations.

 

SCU Hipnotik

Senate Chair Aly Motzel invited the SCU Hipnotik Club to give a presentation on their event and funding request. Their presentation is succinctly summarized below.

  • This is for the Prelude Las Vegas Competition

  • We started Hipnotik 11 years ago

  • We had about 70 people try out this year

  • We have over 24  members today

  • We stand for diversity, community and growth

  • We have been actively participating with other groups on-campus and off-campus

  • We help to promote SCU by going to events like this one

  • We have done the Las Vegas Prelude for the past 7 years

  • We have been fundraising by delivering valentines and we plan to fundraise another $1000 before the competition

  • We are sending 24 dancers and we plan to stay in an airbnb and rent four cars

  • Total Funding Request: $2075.38

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked them for their presentation and asked if there were any questions for the presenters.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: How will you rent cars if not everyone is 21 years old? Will you rent them and then drive down and back in them?

Answer: We plan to use Fox Rental Cars and have those over 21 rent them. We will rent them here in Santa Clara and drive them to Las Vegas and back.

 

At-Large Senator Rahaima Choudhry: Is there any way to not rent cars?

Answer: Yes, but it is more difficult in terms of organizing drivers.

 

First Year Senator Robbie Nunes: Do you have to park and pay on the strip?

Answer: Essentially, yes. We could Uber, but that is very expensive.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Why did you choose to use airbnb?

Answer: It costs more to stay in a hotel.

 

Discussion of +$1000 Presentations

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel thanked the presenters for coming and then asked the senators to put put forward any concerns or questions about any of the funding requests. She asked Sophomore Senator David Warne to explain our current funding parameters.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: We have to get rid of the Santa Clara fund in this period. We have $4000 left in that fund so we will use that money first. We have $59000 left in total. We will still have another set of +$1000s in Spring Quarter. We have a total of 14 requests this quarter so we have another four presentations next week.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: do we typically have more requests this quarter or next?

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: We typically have a lot more this period.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Let’s begin with a discussion of Tedx.

 

Junior Senator Victoria Linares: Can Tedx get merchandise from their sponsors?

 

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: My understanding was that their sponsorships will not provide apparel and some other materials until their event is established and successful.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I can ask what kind of merchandise they will be purchasing and what merchandise their sponsors will provide.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: Why do they need a networking event before the main event?

 

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: I think it is more of a social event and it also attendees to ask questions.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I think a post event would maybe be better. It is something we can take into account.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: My understanding is that this event is the beginning of a professional event so they can get funding in the future. I think we should strongly consider funding a lot of their requests.

 

Parliamentarian Paul Armstrong: They are asking for almost a third of our funding for the rest of the year. We should look at how much they are asking for for food. We should also ask them to think about raising more money through tickets or other areas.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: We should also consider which things will have the greatest impacts.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: Can we get these events get some kind of discount on using Mayer Theater?

 

Junior Senator Alex Perlman: It is actually an outside entity from SCU so we cannot get any kind of discount.

 

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Can we ask for follow ups on decreasing the event center size for smaller events and to bring in more people if they have rented large event centers?

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: Yes.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: Those that have plays and dances most likely want Mayer Theater

 

First Year Senator Ciara Moezidis: In regards to MEChA-El Frente, why aren't they charging a ticket cost? Other events are charging for tickets to cover some of their costs.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: In regards to both MEChA-El Frente and Matsuri, are those both shows? If an event is going on outside it is harder to charge for tickets

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I will follow up about food selling and ticket sales for MEChA-El Frente.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Since I don’t see any more comments on Tedx, MEChA-El Frente or Matsuri, let’s move on to a discussion of the BroncoHack 2018 request.

 

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: I don’t believe that we need to fund all $16000, including prize money and food.

 

First Year Senator Ciara Moezidis: I believe that they could also charge an entry fee, especially to cover food costs.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: We should ask them what they value the most in regards to funding.

 

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: I would also like to see a bigger breakdown on what funding they are requesting for merchandise.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: In regards to your concerns about funding their merchandise, they are requesting $7300 for merchandise and we will most likely fund about 30 to 40 percent of that. I will follow up on other questions.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel:  Why are they opening it up to schools other than SCU?

 

Senior Senator Gerome Yabut: Other hackathons do that.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel:  I would still like to see how that affects how we fund them.

 

At-Large Senator Bjorn Thyrring: We should also ask whether other schools charge to enter hackathons.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I will follow up with them on those issues.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel:  Since I don’t see any more comments on BroncoHack 2018, let’s move on to a discussion of the Hipnotik request.

 

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: If there is some way that they can use personal cars, I think that would be more cost effective.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: Do we fund food costs for off-campus trips?

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: No, so that part of their request will not be filled.

 

Senior Senator Amy Monzon: Can we ask them for clarification on their car rentals?

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: Yes, I will ask them for that.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: Do we fund ubers?

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: No.

 

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: At the last RSO training event, Sam Kibbish said that SCAPP is letting RSOs use vans. We should look into that for Hipnotik and other RSOs.

 

Faculty Advisor Tedd Vanadilok: There are four vans now available for RSOs to use, but Into the Wild and SCAPP have first priority. So I have seen very few requests from other RSOs go through.

 

Parliamentarian Paul Armstrong: We should ask for more clarification on what costumes hipnotik wants.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Since I don’t see any more comments on Hipnotik, let’s move on to a discussion of the Model UN request.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: We can only fund 40 percent of travel costs so that will cut down their request total.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel:  Since I don’t see any more comments on Hipnotik, let’s move on to a discussion of Relay for Life request.

 

Senior Senator Gerome Yabut: Do they serve food every year?

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: Yes.

 

Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes: If the food goes to outside of the university, I don’t believe we fund that.

 

Sophomore Senator David Warne: I will look into that.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel, nearing no more questions or concerns, thanked the senators for the discussion and asked that if any further questions or concerns come up, they should email Sophomore Senator David Warne.

 

Introduction: Innovation Ad-Hoc Committee

 

Junior Senator Rory Pannkuk: This committee will help students utilize our connections and facilities on the SCU campus. The engineering school and business school have programs that are underutilized. There are also other funding opportunities that students can utilize and grow from. Our goal is to help change the culture of SCU and help students maximize the opportunities available to them. Please reach out to me if your are interested and would like to help.

 

9. OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

 

10. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CommDev Freshman Chair Presentation

 

Malika Singh and Shelby White: We are working to create an off-campus guide for freshman. We have teamed up with Office of Student Life to make that guide. Please take our survey so that we can get as much information to underclassmen about off-campus housing.

 

Junior Senator Victoria Linares: Does it cover neighborhood units?

 

Malika Singh and Shelby White: Yes, but we want to include all options for off-campus housing as well.

 

Malika Singh and Shelby White: Thank you for your time. Please reach out to us if you have any other questions and please tell your friends and constituents to take our survey.

 

Senior Senator Gerome Yabut: Please fill out the campus climate survey as well. The MCC is giving out pizza if you take it.

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel: Senators, please take all surveys made by ASG members and presenters.

 

11. ADJOURNMENT

 

Senate Chair Aly Motzel asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Adjournment was approved by First Year Senator Senior Senator Amy Monzon and seconded by Senior Senator Angelica Fuentes. Senate Chair Aly Motzel called the February 15th, 2018 meeting of the Santa Clara University Senate to a close at 9:05 PM.

 

12. ROLL CALL

Pro-Tempore Sam McNeal took roll at 9:05 PM.



 

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