Student Activities Committee Minutes

October 1, 2010

 

Members Present: Danielle McDonald (Student Affairs representative, Secretary), Bruce Henson (Faculty member, Chair), Matlock Rogers (SGA student representative), Yash Ghogre (SGA student representative), Bette Finn (Faculty member), Michael Best (Faculty Member), David Scott (Faculty Member), Mary-Frances Panettiere (Faculty member), Bob Fox (Executive Committee Liaison)

 

Members Absent: GSS student representative

 

New Business

 

Delta Epsilon Iota (Career Development Honor Society) – Courtney Brown, Jiten Patel

Discussion: clarifications in formatting, meeting requirements, officer roles,

Mary-Frances moved and Matlock seconded the motion to approve the charter with stipulated changes

Unanimously approved

 

Omicron Delta Epsilon – William Hildreth

Discussion: this organization currently seems to be run by the advisor, changes need to be made to officer roles Matlock moved and Mary-Frances seconded the motion to table the charter until the organization can discuss structure changes.

Unanimously approved

 

Glee Club – Ron Shultis

Discussion: clarification in positions and formatting

Mary-Frances moved and Matlock seconded the motion to approve the charter with stipulated changes

Unanimously approved

 

Planetary Society– Brad Steinfelde

Discussion: minor changes in formatting

Yash moved and Mary-Frances seconded the motion to approve the charter with stipulated changes

Unanimously approved

 

Revisions to the Student Organizations Code of Conduct – John Stein, Brandi Williams

Dean Stein explained that the changes made the code more in line with the Student Code of Conduct which was revised last year.  Changes include: clarification of the definition of Hazing, definitions of what is an organization violation were removed and BOR policy on drugs and alcohol were removed, list of possible sanctions was removed andprocess was changed to reflect new administrative structures.

 

Discussion: The hazing policy was not clear to members of the committee.  It was suggested and agreed upon that the policy read as follows with added sections in italicized:

 

            “Hazing” is conduct, whether on or off Institute property, which exceeds the normal expectations            of the organizational purpose as defined by the organizations Institute approved constitution and which          a) endangers the mental or physical health and safety of a student as a condition of affiliation with a            group or organization and/or b) which is sufficiently severe or pervasive enough to interfere with    academic expectations as defined by the Academic Student Bill of Rights.

 

It was also suggested and agreed that the original definitions (Article I and II) of the original Code and the Board of Regents policy on drugs and alcohol be added to the document.

Matlock moved and Mary-Frances seconded the motion to approve the new Code with the stipulated changes. 

Unanimously approved