Senate Meeting Minutes :: 9.26.19 :: Week 1

October 4, 2019

Minutes of the SCU Senate Meeting: September 26th, 2019

 

Senate Members Present:

 

Senate Chair: David Warne

Parliamentarian: Eduardo Ruano

 

Sophomore Senators: Abigail Alvarez, Justin Chan, Luke Paulson, Raúl Orellana

Junior Senators: Amber Wang, Kyle Andrews

Senior Senators: Owen Weir, Erik Echeona, Rhaaghav Kanodia, Cameron Bick

Career Development: Emi Bellwood

Academic Improvement: Christian Phillips

Ideological Inclusion: Allie Bare

Health and Wellness: Melanie Sam

Greek Relations: Duncan McDonell

Diversity and Inclusion: Ifeanyi Ifediba

Commuter/Transfer Students: Mika Philip

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

 

Senate Chair David Warne called the September 26th, 2019 meeting of the Santa Clara University Student Senate to order at 7:01 pm in the Benson Memorial Center Parlors B&C. Senate Chair David Warne invited a Senator to recite the invocation.

 

2. ROLL CALL

 

Parliamentarian Eduardo Ruano took roll at 7:03 pm.

 

3. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

 

Senate Chair David Warne asked the Senate to consider the agenda for the current meeting. He requested questions and comments related to the agenda. Hearing none, he asked for a motion to approve the agenda. It was approved after a motion to vote and second notion.

 

4. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

Student Body President Sahil Sagar presented a proposal for a new Bylaw Change, which pertains to the implementation of a new procedure if a Vice President must step down from their position at any point in the academic year. Said proposal was unanimously approved by the Senators present.

 

5. EXECUTIVE UPDATES

  • Student Body President Sahil Sagar is working on projects pertaining to unit increases, blue security lights, and an on-going off-campus housing ordinance.

  • For Community Development, there is an on-going search for first-year chairs.

  • For PR, available positions are for Bronco News Director as well as Bronco News Assistant Director.

  • For Judicial Branch, there is an open piston for Associate Justice.

  • For Finance, positions are available and you can reach Finance VP Nick Niehaus at nniehaus@scu.edu if you have any questions. 

6. COMMITTEE UPDATES

  • Amber Wang gave a brief presentation to the Senators about the Student Engagement Committee (SEC), which she is the chair of.

  • Erik Echeona gave a brief presentation to the Senators about the Current University Issues Committee (CUIC), which he is the chair of.

  • Luke Paulson gave a brief presentation to the Senators about the Facilities and Operations Committee (FOC), which he is a member of.

  • Kyle Andrews gave a brief presentation to the Senators about the Student Affairs Committee (SAC), which he is chair of.

7. ADJOURNMENT

 

Senate Chair David Warne called for a motion to adjourn the September 26th Senate meeting. A Senator motioned to vote and another Senator seconded the motion.

 

8. ROLL CALL

 

Parliamentarian Eduardo Ruano took roll at 7:50pm.

 

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