Documentation

Legislation

2020-2021 Legislative Session

Bills:

# Presented By Date Presented Date Passed
Senate Bill #1: To Charter the Task Force to Address Discriminatory Language on Campus Anna Margaret Clyburn, Student Association President, 2020-2021,Dara Okeremi, McMurtry College Senator, 2019-2020 3.30.20 4.13.20
Senate Bill #2 To Extend the Latinx Studies Working Group Ariana Engles Student Association President 2018-2019 4.6.20 4.20.20
Senate Bill #3: To Extend the Refugee Support Task Force Ariana Engles Student Association President 2018-2019, JEFFERSON REN, Student Association Secretary, 2018-2019 ALEXANDRA BOUFARAH, Jones College, 2018-2019 4.6.20 4.20.20

Resolutions:

# Presented By Date Presented Date Passed
Resolution #1: To Advocate for Stronger Sanctions in Response to Discriminatory Language on Campus Indya Porter, Baker College Senator, 2019-2020, Morgan Seay, Hanszen College Senator, 2019-2020, Gina Mathew, Sid Richardson College Senator, 2019-2020, Dara Okeremi, McMurtry College Senator, 2019-2020, Anna Margaret Clyburn, Student Association President, 2020-2021 3.30.20 4.13.20
Resolution #2: To Supplement the Recently Passed Academic Accommodation Policy Sukul Mittal, Martel Head Peer Academic Advisor, 2020-2021
Kendall Vining, Student Association Internal Vice President, 2020-2021
Paras Gupta, Martel College President, 2020-2021
Lily Sethre-Brink, Baker Senator, 2020-2021
3.30.20 4.6.20
(Introduction) Resolution #3: To Support the Addition of a Sexual Health and Safety Session to Critical Thinking in Sexuality Kusha Gupta, Director of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Support Policy, 2019-2020
Ashley Fitzpatrick, Martel College Senator, 2019-2020
Karen Qi, STRIVE Executive Team Member, 2019-2020
Izzie Karohl, Committee on Interpersonal Violence Policy Member, 2019-2020
Emily Duffus, STRIVE Liaison, 2019-2020
Jared Butler, Lovett College NSR, 2019-2020
Nathan Spindler-Krage, Sid Richardson College NSR, 2019-2020
4.6.20 4.20.20
Resolution #4: To Offer Our Sincerest Appreciation for Students, Faculty, and Staff Involved in COVID-19 Remediation and Support Austin Hushower, Martel College Senator, 2020-2021
Anna Margaret Clyburn, Student Association President, 2020-2021
4.6.20 4.20.20
Resolution #5: To Advocate Rice Becoming a Voter Friendly Campus Anna Margaret Clyburn, Student Association President, 2020-2021
Carolyn Daly, McMurtry College President, 2020-2021
Grace Wickerson, Student Association President, 2019-2020
Lauren Biegel, Wiess College President, 2020-2021
Nia Prince, Sid Richardson College President, 2020-2021
Meredith McCain, Civic Duty Rice President, 2019-2020
Tessa Schreiber, Student Association Chief of Staff, 2019-2020
4.6.20 4.20.20
Resolution #6: to Support the Suspension of Standardized Test Requirements for Fall 2021 Applicants Daniel Koh, Jones College Senior
Grace Wickerson, Student Association President, 2019-20
Anna Margaret Clyburn, Student Association President, 2020-21
4.13.20 4.27.20
Resolution #7: to Support Equitable Educational Access Alex Berlaga, Jones Class of 2022
Akash Karanam, Martel Class of 2023
Monday, April 13, 2020
4.13.20 4.27.20
Resolution #8: To Advocate for Graduation Financial Support for Low-Income Students McKinzie Chambers, Sid Richardson President, 2019-2020
Lauren Biegel, Wiess President, 2020-2021
Carolyn Daly, McMurtry President, 2020-2021
Kirsty Leech, Wiess Senator, 2020-2021
Trisha Gupta, Sid Richardson Senator, 2020-2021
Gargi Samarth, Brown Senator, 2020-2021
4.13.20 4.27.20
Resolution #9: To Advocate for DACA and International Students Unsupported by the CARES Act KIRSTY LEECH, Wiess College Senator, 2020-2021
GARGI SAMARTH, Brown College Senator, 2020-2021
ARIANA ENGLES, Lovett College
4.27.20 4.27.20

By-Laws Amendments:

# Presented By: Date Presented Date Passed
Bylaws Amendment #1: To Establish the Equity Director Anna Margaret Clyburn, Student Association President, 2020-2021
Grace Wickerson, Student Association President, 2019-2020
4.6.20 4.27.20
Bylaws Amendment #2: To Change the Position Title of the Director of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Support Policy and the Subcommittee Membership Requirements KUSHA GUPTA, Director of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Support Policy, 2019-2020 4.6.20 4.27.20
Bylaws Amendment #3: To Amend the Position of Govt. Relations Ashley Fitzpatrick, Martel Senator, 2019-2020 4.6.20 4.27.20
Bylaws Amendment #4 To Streamline Club Approvals Nicholas Jerge 8.24.20
Bylaws Amendment #5: To Establish the Equity Council Krithika Shamanna 8.24.20

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Bills:

# 1 - To Charter the African Presence in Academia Task Force - Passed April 1, 2019 - Sponsored by Zubaidat Agboola, Axel Ntamatungiro, Anna Margret Clyburn, Dara Okeremi, and Grace Wickerson
# 2 - To Extend the Composting Task Force - Passed April 15, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashley Fitzpatrick
# 3 - To Extend the Visual and Dramatic Arts Working Group - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Anna Margaret Clyburn
# 4 - To Charter the Off-Campus Students Resources and Concerns Task Force - Passed November 4, 2019 - Sponsored by Simi Rahman
# 5 - To Charter the SA Audti Task Force - Passed November 11, 2019 - Sponsored by Mckinzie Chambers and Tanner Reese
# 6 - To Charter a Culture of Care Task Force - Passed November 11, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
# 7 - To Create a Student Legal Services Working Group - Passed November 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Christina Lee and Tessa Schreiber
# 8 - To Charter the LatinX Studies Working Group - Passed December 2, 2019 - Introduced by Ariana Engles
# 9 - To Charter the Innovation District Community Impacts Task Force - Passed February 17, 2020 - Introduced by Grace Wickerson and Will Mundy
# 10 - To Create the Student Center Pre-Design Working Group - Passed February 24, 2020 - Introduced by Isabel Wiatt
# 11 - To Extend the Undocumented Student Support Services Task Force - Passed Marsh 2, 2020 - Introduced by Ariana Engles

Resolutions:

# 1 - To Support the Creation of an African Studies Major - Passed April 1, 2019 - Sponsored by Zubaidat Agboola, Axel Ntamatungiro, Anna Margret Clyburn, Dara Okeremi
# 2 - To Oppose the Construction Plan for the INflatable Dome - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashton Duke and Quinn Matthews
# 3 - To Create a Memorandum of Understanding on the Inflatable Dome between the Rice Athletic Department and the Rice Undergraduate Student Population - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashton Duke and Quinn Matthews
# 4 - To Support the Addition of a 6th Section to Critical Thinking in Sexuality - Passed April 22, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
# 5 - To Comment Rice Undergraduate Student Support for the Houston Climate Action Plan - Passed September 30 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
# 6 - To Issue a Statement of Support for the LatinX and Immigrant Community at Rice - Passed December 2, 2019 - Introduced by Simi Rahman, Laura Vargas, and Grace Wickerson
#7 - Joint Statement by the SA and GSA to Issue a Call for Reflection, Reform, and Action with Regards to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources on Campus - Passed January 27, 2020 - Introduced by Grace Wickerson and Hannah Pearce
#8 - To Recommend a Community Benefits Agreement Process for the Innovation District Project - Passed February 17, 2020 - Introduced by Mary Claire Neal, Luis Moreno, Nia Prince, Taylor Crain, Kamil Cook, and Carly Frieders
#9 - To Issue a Statement in Support of Continued Refugee Resettlement in Texas - Passed February 10, 2020 - Introduced by Lily Sethre-Brink, Angie Fan, and Summer Shabana
#10 - To Advocate for Equitable Maternal and Caregiver Leave Policies - Passed February 17, 2020 - Introduced by Anna-Margaret Clyburn, Simi Rahman, and Grace Wickerson
#11 To Pledge Rice University’s Continued Support and Commitment to Fair Trade - Passed March 9th, 2020 - Introduced by Sarah Kim, Jessica Su, Aylia Rivzi, Alina Naqvi, Colton Alstatt, Amanda Mae Ashley, Sara Barker, Vanessa Green, Chelsea Li, Shreya Menon, Candi Zhao
#12 To Affirm Sustainability as a Core Value of Rice University - Passed March 9th, 2020 - Introduced by Grace Wickerson, Valerie Kass, Ji Won Kim, Ashley Fitzpatrick
#13 To Request Mandatory Diversity Training for All Faculty and Staff Passed March 9th, 2020, 2020 - Introduced by Simi Rahman, Kirsty Leech, Daniel Joshua
#14 Resolution to Oppose the Pass/Fail Working Group Recommendations Passed March 9th, 2020 - Introduced by Will Mundy, Ashley Fitzpatrick, Shane DiGiovana, Austin Hush
#15 Call for Accomodations in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak Introduced March 2nd - Introduced by Will Mundy - TABLED FOR EDITS

By-Laws Amendments:

# 1 - To Establish the Director of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Support Policy - Passed April 15, 2019 - Sponsored by Eliza Martin, Maurice Frediere, and Grace Wickerson
# 2 - To Create the Association of Rice Alumni Liaison - Passed September 9, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
#3 - To Remove the Clause Requiring Graduate Students in the Awards Committee for Rice University Service Award - Passed March 9th, 2020, Sponsored by Manshi Patel

Constitutional Amendments:

2018-2019 Legislative Session

Bills:

# 1 - Repeal of Senate Bill #18 of the 2017-2018 Session - Passed April 4, 2018 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere
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#3 - Formation of the Beer Bike Best Practices Working Group - Indefinitely Tabled - Sponsored by Ashton Duke & Maurice Frediere
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#4 - To Charter the SA Centennial Task Force - Passed August 27, 2018 - Sponsored by Stephen Chamness & Ariana Engles
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#5 - To Extend the Off-Campus Student Resources and Concerns Working Group - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Simi Rahman & Tim Thomas II
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#6 - To Create the Sexual Assault Survivor Resources Working Group - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Eliza Martin and Madison Nasteff
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#7 - To Create the Student Safety Working Group - Passed October 8, 2018 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere
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#8 - Refugee Support Services Working Group - Passed October 22, 2018 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles
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#9 - To Create the Civic Engagement Working Group - Passed December 3, 2018 - Sponsored by Tessa Schreiber
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#10 - Formation of the International Student Financial Aid Task Force - Passed December 3, 2018 - Sponsored by Joyce Chen, Eli Mensing
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#11 - To Create the Innovation Hub Idea Collection Task Force - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Jefferson Ren
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#12 - To Charter the Financial Accessibility Working Group - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson
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#13 - To Establish the Visual and Dramatic Arts Working Group - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Anna Margaret Clyburn, Jake Reinhart
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#14 - To Create the Texas Student Government Coalition Task Force - Passed January 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere
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#15 - To Charter the Composting Task Force - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Ashley Fitzpatrick, Youssef Machkhas, Grace Wickerson
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#16 - Formation of the Study Abroad Expansion Working Group - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Will Mundy
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#17 - To Create the First Generation and Low Income New Student Support Working Group - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Cordy McJunkins
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#18 - To Create the Inflatable Dome Input Working Group - Passed February 24, 2019 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles and Quinn Matthews
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#19 - To Create the Refugee Support Task Force - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles
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#20 - To Extend the Undocumented Student Support Services Task Force - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Ariana Engles

Resolutions:

#1 - Statement of Rice University Student Values Pertaining to Freedom of Expression - Passed April 9, 2018 - Sponsored by Turner, Frediere, et. al.
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#2 - Repeal of SR#11 of the 2017-2018 - N/A - Sponsored by Clyburn, Kielawa, Reese
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#3 - To Support Accessibility and the Expansion of Financial Aid to International Students - Passed December 3, 2018 - Sponsored by Chen, Huang, et. al.
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#4 - To Publicly Comment Rice Undergraduate Student Opposition to Proposed Department of Education Title IX Regulations - Passed January 28, 2019 - Sponsored by Engles, Prince, et. al.
#5 - To Support the Reinstatement of Introductory Language Courses as Distribution I Credited Classes - Passed March 4, 2019 - Sponsored by Akin Bruce, Eliza Martin, and Eli Mensing
#6 - Declaration of Support for the Adoption of a Portfolio Carbon Footprint Assessment - Passed March 4, 2019 - Sponsored by Taylor Morin and
#7 - To Recommend an Additional Disciplinary Action Relevant to Student Leadership - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Maurice Frediere and Grace Wickerson

By-Law Amendments:

#1 - To Amend the Outstanding Senior Award Eligibility - Passed April 4, 2018 - Sponsored by Engles, Onwenu
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#2 - To Allow for the Development of the of a Technology Team in the Student Association Bylaws - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Feldman, Engles
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#3 - To Allow for the Expansion of the Communication Team in the Student Association Bylaws - Passed September 24, 2018 - Sponsored by Ren
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#4 - To Amend the Blanket Tax Procedure in Order to Allow for Return of Unanticipated Midyear Surplus - Passed October 22, 2018 - Sponsored by Frediere, Loh
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#5 - To Charter the Student Health Services Committee - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson, Hannah Kim, and Bharathi Selvan
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#6 - To Charter the Athletics Sustainability Council - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson, Tanner Reese, and Madison Morris
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#7 - To Consolidate Efforts of Temporary Student Initiatives - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson, and Nick Jerge
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#8 - To Eliminate the Director of External Affairs and Associate Vice President Positions - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Tessa Scheiber
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#9 - To Create the Students with Disabilities Advisory Council - Passed March 18, 2019 - Shane DiGiovanna, Ariana Engles, and Maurice Frediere

Constitutional Amendments:

#1 - To Create the Green Fund Committee - Failed/Voted Down - Sponsored by Yu, Wickerson, Et. Al.
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#2 - To Broaden Sponsorship Standards for Student Association Legislation - Passed March 18, 2019 - Sponsored by Grace Wickerson and Nicholas Jerge

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Constitutional Amendments:

#1 - To Amend the Intramural Sports Fee - Passed April 2, 2018 - Sponsored by Onwenu, Engles

2016-2017 Legislative Session


2015-2016 Legislative Session