Student Activities Committee Minutes

April 26, 2001

 

 

Members Present:  William Brent Carter (faculty member, chair), Mary-Frances Panettiere (Faculty member), Sara Beth Cames (USC representative), John Mosley Lester (GSS representative), Danielle McDonald (Student Affairs, secretary)

Members Absent:  Arthur Koblasz (Faculty member), Karen Boyd (Executive Liaison), Jennifer Leigh Birchmore (USC representative)

 

1.   Meeting Called to Order – Brent Carter called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m.

 

2.  Approval of March 2, 2001 Minutes

Sara Cames moved and Mary-Frances Panettiere seconded the motion to approve the minutes.

Unanimous approved

 

3.  Old Business

 

Charter and Constitution Approvals

 

Students Organizing for Justice Rep: Rani El-Hajjar

Discussion:  Add Run off vote if no candidate gets the majority vote

Mary-Frances Panettiere and Sara Cames seconded the motion to approve the charter with agreed upon changes to the constitution.

Unanimously approved

 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Rep: Samir Das

Discussion:  Change Impeachment to Removal.  Clarified that because the constitution does specify what vote it takes must defer to Robert Rules of Order.  Clarify that candidates running for officer positions must be members.

 

Danielle McDonald moved and Mary-Frances Panettiere seconded the motion to approve the charter with agreed upon changes to the constitution.

Unanimously approved

 

Zeta Phi Beta

Tabled because of lack of representative

 

 

4.                   New Business

 

Organizations requesting charters

 

Debate League Rep: Katie Saliba

Tabled because of lack of representative

 

Global Exchange Organization Rep: Philippe Vincens

Discussion: Question about when officers take office and who collects the email vote.

Mary-Frances Panettiere moved and Sara Cames seconded the motion to approve the charter with agreed upon changes to the constitution.

Unanimously approved

 

Paintball Rep: Ryan Halchak

Discussion: Add a run off vote if no candidate gets the majority

Danielle McDonald moved and Mary-Frances Panettiere seconded the motion to approve the charter with agreed upon changes to the constitution

Unanimously approved

 

Italian American Student Association (La Vespa)     Rep: Alberto Diminin

Discussion:   Took out nomination process.

Sara Cames moved and Mary-Frances Panettiere seconded the motion to approve the charter with agreed upon changes to the constitution.

Unanimously approved

 

GIFTED Rep:  Andre’a Lewis

Discussion: Add a run off vote if no candidate gets the majority

Sara Cames moved and Mary-Frances Panettiere seconded the motion to approve the charter with agreed upon changes to the constitution

Unanimously approved

 

Roleplaying and Boardgaming Society Rep: Matthew Moorman

Discussion: No Discussion

Danielle McDonald moved and Brent Carter seconded the motion to approve this charter.

Unanimously approved

 

Falun Dafa Rep: Weilian Su

Discussion: Add run off if no candidate gets the majority.  Clarify removal of officer

Mary-Frances Panettiere moved and Danielle McDonald seconded the motion to approve the charter with agreed upon changes to the constitution

Unanimously approved

 

5.                   Constitution Amendments

 

Panhellenic Association Rep: Suzanne Hodges

Discussion: Add Parliamentary Procedure.  Consistency needed in “Council or Association”

Danielle McDonald moved and Sara Cames seconded the motion to approve the constitutional amendments with agreed upon changes to the constitution.

Unanimously approved

 

Sara Cames moved and Danielle McDonald seconded the motion to table the approval of the By-laws.

Unanimously approved

 

Interfraternity Council Rep:  Ian Carr

Discussion:  Add Parliamentary Procedure

Danielle McDonald moved and Sara Cames seconded the motion to approve the constitutional and by-laws amendments with agreed upon additions to the constitution.

Unanimously approved

 

6.                Committee on Committees feedback

 

Brent discussed the feedback received to his request for input from the committee on the charges to the SAC in the institute bylaws.  One pertained to the oversight of student housing in the Committee charge.  The committee agreed that such oversight was not the SAC’s purpose.

 

7.                  Pending Organizations

 

Tabled discussion

 

8.                   Changes to Code regarding Student organizations

 

Discussion:  No significant changes from last version.  Students were given ample time to look over and make suggestions or address concerns.  Only concern was on lack of peer board option, but understood explanation that there were not enough cases to keep a Board trained and we don’t have enough staff to oversee another Judicial Board.

 

(E-mail vote was taken on this issue following the meeting and was unanimously approved.)

 

9.                   Meeting adjourned.