Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 02:04
- Campus Senate revised Bacchus’s constitution so that the organization addresses alcohol, tobacco and all drugs.
- The Senate is also drafting a request that the Board of Division Housing review its constitution along with its review and appeals process.
- Only 60 students have responded to the Academic Affairs Committee’s survey on senior comprehensive exercises.
- The Committee on Academic Standards is thinking of scrapping the entire AIB process and starting over, but the provost’s office is hoping to create a policy over the summer to experimentally implement in the fall.
- The Safety Committee is working with Safety on methods to encourage safe drinking during Sendoff. Ideas include posters.
- The Greek Council representative acknowledges that a fraternity has been accused of hazing, but will not release information about the specifics until the situation has been resolved. The Greek Council representative also acknowledges that there are other, more minor investigations into hazing occurring with different Greek Organizations.
- Juniors will give away coffee and doughnuts during the Wednesday of finals week.
- First years will distribute notes with candy attached. First Year Council will have a banquet at the Kenyon Inn.
- The BFC allocated $2,302 for a shed that will be shared by men’s and women’s rugby and the frisbee teams.
- The BFC bought a K-Card machine for student groups to check out from the Student Activities Office (SAO). In addition to its ability to collect money, it can also collect demographic information such as which class year had the highest level of attendance.
- Student Lectureships received their full $5,220 budget for the fall. They partnered with the Kenyon Review and will bring New Yorker staff writer D.T. Max to campus in the fall.
- The Business and Finance Committee (BFC) has a number of new or revised bylaws. Bylaws 18 and 19 now differentiate between over-spending and under-spending. Listed below are the new or revised bylaws:
- (Replace 18) Over-spending of BFC-allocated funding will result in a minimum of one semester suspension from receiving funding, unless the discrepancies can be reimbursed by the end of the current semester.
- (19) Misuse of BFC-allocated funding will result in a minimum of one semester suspension from receiving funding, and additional sanctions are at the discretion of the BFC.
- (20) All contracts must be brought to the Director of Student Activities at least 14 days prior to an event. Failure to do so could result in a cancellation of the event, as the contract cannot be processed in time.
- (21) Any funds received from another source, such as other student organizations, academic departments, faculty or outside organizations, that will be applied to a BFC-funded event need to be disclosed to the Treasurers.
- (22) The BFC will not fund any events directly relating to any academic assignment, assessment or exercise for which an evaluation will be given to a student(s).
- (23) Funding may only be used for items/events for which it was requested, and a re-purposing of the funding must be approved by the BFC. It is the responsibility of student groups to notify the BFC of any changes relating to an event including, but not limited to, co-sponsorship, cost, funding from other sources and use of funds or coordination with other campus groups. All information provided in budget requests and communications with the BFC chairs is expected to be truthful.
- (24) Failure to comply with any bylaws will result in a review of the funding for an event and may result in sanctions including, but not limited to, withholding of funds, request for reimbursement and a semester suspension from eligibility for funds.
- The phrase “before the event” was added to both numbers 21 and 23, along with “truthful and complete” to number 23.
- The BFC did not receive receipts from the Tuskegee Airmen event. They did receive an email from the group’s advisor outlining costs. The costs from the SAO for the event did not exceed the original allocation or scope of the event.
- Some of the current and future Student Lectureships co-chairs attended the meeting on Sunday in order to help repair their relationship with Student Council. Student Lectureships will not be disciplined, and Student Council considers the issue closed.
- Student Council discussed ways to increase student awareness of these meetings. They would like the Collegian to include in their weekly minutes that “Student Council Meetings are held every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and are open to the student body.”