Executive Board

What Has Exec Been Up To This Week?


Week of March 15th



Anna Margaret, President
  • Followed up on academic accommodations resolution from fall
  • Meeting with provost desroches about student questions and academic accommodations
  • Checking in with the guest meal swipe sharing program + with SSI
  • Checking in with the Asian and Pacific American student alliance
  • End of term report follow-up
  • DEI resolution follow-up
  • Best practices week planning
  • Presented on the SA to the ara board
  • Meeting with GSA and incoming deans about DEI and faculty hiring + undergrad engagement in faculty hiring
  • Following up on athlete engagement and support conversation
  • Reviewed EVP transition docs
  • Signed-up for spring club fair
  • SA pre-design wg organizing
  • Retreat focus group
Sav, Secretary
  • Secretary stuff
    • website updates, minutes, and agendas
  • very slowly and painfully getting back into the semester thing
  • very O-Week centric lately
    • we have a theme and a retreat this weekend
    • if you want to advise go to an info session
  • student athlete engagement
  • Meeting with a few Sec candidates
  • I had an IDEA. During changeover, but ordering merch with the new secretary to ~*show them the ropes*~
  • Setting up Comms meeting
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • best practices conversation
  • SAxAPASA town hall
  • Equity Council planning
  • Title IX task force work
  • DEI resolution follow-up
John, Treasurer
  • Scheduling BTC agendas and times for the semester
  • IDT requests
  • Still working on the bylaws stuff
  • Lots of transition-related things; ongoing work on templates and guide documents
  • A lot of gift cards
Nick, Parlimentarian
  • BOP-IT Amendments
  • Strategizing on Task Force w/ Britt
  • Fixing transition doc

Kendall, Internal Vice President

  • Best Practices Week Presentations
  • Working on transition doc
  • Diversity Course work
  • Student Athlete Engagement meeting
  • SA Retreats focus group meeting

Tessa, External Vice President

  • Best Practices week presentation
  • Many a meeting...tis 1-1 week
  • Recruiting several potential new USC reps for the semester
  • Collecting feedback from senators about programming/ changes they’d like to see/ think would be beneficial

Brittney, Chief of Staff

  • Meet with TF and WGs next week
  • Working on Notion for Chief of Staff
  • Have gone to Best Practices Week
Week of November 9th
Anna Margaret, President
  • Presenting to ARA Board on Student Life
  • Following-up with the Transfer Student Association Pres. on community college transfer support – he wants to draft a proposal for betting supporting community college transfers to share with Provost DesRoches
  • Interviewing applicants for the Office of Access, Equity and Equal Opportunity new investigator/restorative justice facilitator position with Krithika :)
  • Following-up with Kate, Kristen, Paras & Cordy on student leader support
  • Setting up for Provost Lunch next week – anyone want to join?
  • Having monthly check-in with OISS
  • Following up with Dr. Byrd on Joint SA-GSA DEI Resolution
  • Hosting the Rice Finance meeting for students interested in how Rice finance works
Sav, Secretary
  • Secretary stuff
    • website updates, minutes, and agendas
  • got a proof of the mug. using the traditional logo <3
  • Delegated those ASC roles
  • Laptop rental meeting--
    • Notes
    • update-- it wont be going anywhere “I just heard that OIT plans to roll the DMC program into its existing program(i.e. OIT will cover the short term loans as well) , so the DMC program will not be moving forward.” from jane the head of the initiative
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • Helped with interviews for new EEO position
  • Went to the DEI meeting!
  • Working with Dr. Byrd to look over the DEI curriculum
John, Treasurer
  • Vibes on preposterous
  • Preparing treasurer presentation for Senate on Monday, plus other reports
  • Continuing committee review of midyear spending audits
  • Rice Finance conversation
Nick, Parlimentarian
  • Been taking it slower than before, need to recharge as semester winds down
  • BOP-IT: @sav do you want it to be Athletics Council to broaden the mandate?

Kendall, Internal Vice President

  • Really busy week
  • Finishing selecting for Pro Black task force
  • Testing out a new DEI course for Dr. Byrd’s test run for students
  • Finished meeting with Committee chairs
    • Cordy presented at our last group meeting about Covid+Committee Research--will be making a joint survey to release campuswide
    • Wellbeing committee would like to make an SA Resolution advocating for more funding towards the Wellbeing Center,
Week of November 2nd
Anna Margaret, President
  • Starting Exec One on Ones
  • Reviewed my fall priorities to check-off where we were on those – I recommend y'all do the same!
  • Have my WG check-in
  • Meeting with Alison from GSA about faculty hiring and DEI again to solidify that
Sav, Secretary
  • Meeting about laptop rental programs at Rice
  • Getting the traditional design mugs but in blue
    • Meg got the sample! she likes it
  • Had my WG check in! Cordy is so nice made the meeting so much easier
  • Comms mtg and then ASC this weekend :,)
Tessa, External Vice President
  • Met with USSS about recent activities and future planning/ senate presentation
  • Having IPVP focus group with Dr. Taylor and senators on Friday evening
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • Met with student health committee
  • caught up with Kristen!
  • working on menstrual equity and equity council planning
John, Treasurer
  • Putting together MYA agenda, tracker, and starting review with committee
  • Working on club funding survey questions (not SAS)
  • Wrapping up BT Access apps
  • Working on semester presentation and reports on BTC procedures
Nick, Parlimentarian
    • Apparently not because we’re talking about this next semester

Kendall, Internal Vice President

  • Met with NSRs
    • Feedback to share
  • Meeting with committee chairs Saturday
  • Still recruiting for Pro Black Task Force
Week of October 26th
Anna Margaret, President
  • Have meeting on the books with Lila about working group
  • Had a great conversation with the substance abuse task force :) they are gems.
  • Started conversation with Transfer Student Association about transfer student support - a lot of room for action on this
  • Checking in with Cordy and Paras on building out a student leader resource list
  • No drinking during Election week – campus back dry
  • Following up on joint DEI resolution again – also a lot of room for action here too
    • Turned Kirsty in that direction for kicking off points
  • Trying to get a reply from Dean G on if we can use data from mid-semester survey, having some trouble
  • Trying to kick off a senior committee! Dean G trying to get a group together to plan a covid-friendly grad
Sav, Secretary
  • Messaging with Cordy about the O-Week Task force
    • Meeting is on the books for an official check in
  • Emailing about mügs
    • Seeing if they can do the traditional design and the MoDeRn design.
  • ASC and Comms meetings are on the books <3
  • making a new letterhead for the SA
Tessa, External Vice President
  • Submitted duration of status letter
  • Commencement speaker committee
  • Are we doing anything/ thinking about anything election-wise?
  • Checked in with USSS task force
  • TREATS Act
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • emailed Jake about task force
  • Would like to put together a Best Practices document for SA-led projects + some sort of accountability system
  • Equity council
  • Met with Allison Vogt about menstrual products
    • going to be a liaison for SA Health committee
  • Went to Council On Diversity and Inclusion meeting
John, Treasurer
  • Emailed Malaika and Katie about Ion task force
  • Finishing up Initiative Fund stuff
  • Waiting for Blanket Tax Access apps
    • Held office hours again
  • Buying some stickers for Environmental Committee
Nick, Parlimentarian
  • Appointed positions fix in BOP-IT
  • Scrapping No-Confidence motion, not detecting a genuine need
Week of October 19th
Anna Margaret, President
  • Resources for student leaders convo
  • Provost lunch
  • Restorative justice conversations with Dean Gorman and Dr Baker
  • Social good convo follow-up with Dr. Vardi and Provost DesRoches
  • Reducing textbook costs panel
  • Off Campus Housing Website review
  • Chatting with some senators about their ideas
  • Prepping for a Houston Youth Voter's Conference Panel
  • Discussion on Substance Abuse Among College Students
  • Checking-in on Fair Trade Resolution with Housing & Dining
  • Checking-in on Maternal and Caregiver leave with Vice Provost Higgs
  • Working with Tessa on Public Comment drafting for duration of status changes
  • Filming voter engagement promo with Mayor's Office
Sav, Secretary
  • Planning committee meetings (ASC and Comms)
  • Comms projects are starting
    • Instagram Takeovers
    • Student Leader Spotlights
    • Updating the Website
Tessa, External Vice President
  • Finished Senator 1-1s!
  • Wrapping up public comment composition, now sending it out for feedback
  • We have a library rep! Still need parking
  • Reaching out to USC reps about 2-1s this week
  • Brainstorming personal projects
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • restorative/transformative justice weekly convos
  • Title IX task force focus groups
  • filming mayor youth voting video
John, Treasurer
  • Preparing SA’s MYA submission to the BTC
  • Last set of Initiative Fund apps (voting form for committee about to go out)
  • OC housing meeting
  • BT Access is still out and will continue to be out
Kendall, Internal Vice President
  • nsr meeting next week
  • Pro BlackTask Force work w Taylor
  • meeting w manshi
    • bill writing night!
  • Committee Chair meeting
Nick, Parlimentarian
  • Bylaws Omnibus Package - Internal Tweaks
    • Regulation of Appointed Positions
    • Thoughts about no-confidence motion?
      • If the Senate was concerned about a member of Exec or Exec has a whole, can vote no confidence, require exec to present plans for how to resolve
      • Is this one person or all?
Week of October 12th
Anna Margaret, President
  • Checked-in with OISS
    • Reaching out about refugee student admissions to check-in
    • Reaching out to dual-country students to check-in
    • Worried about int'l students wellbeing :/
  • Scheduling meeting with H&D about off-campus student housing website
  • Checking-in with the GSA, following up with DEI Resolution 1 year later
  • Scheduling meeting with Krithika, Izzie, Jake and admin about restorative justice
  • Checking in on task force applications
  • Preparing for Provost Lunch next week (anyone want to join?)
  • Joining the conversation about textbook costs inspired by SA work
Sav, Secretary Tessa, External Vice President
  • 1-1s with senators have been going well
  • About to start coordination of public comment composition for resolution
  • CHAT coordination
  • Met with Isabel about EVP things to make sure no loose ends
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • Meeting with Dr. Taylor about Title IX
  • Met with Dr. Byrd about new class/curriculum on racial injustice
  • Met with SA Health Committee to talk menstrual equity
  • Equity Council apps!
  • Usual restorative justice/ethics weekly work :)
John, Treasurer
  • Initiative Fund review (voting forms, questions, etc.)
  • Putting together the SA’s Midyear Audit submission
  • About to put out the Blanket Tax Access application
  • SAS questions redirection
  • Vardi/DesRoches follow up!
Kendall, Internal Vice President
  • Met with Dr. Byrd about Diversity Requirements
  • Releasing app for PBTF
  • One on two’s w committee chairs
  • NSR t-shirt designs
Nick, Parlimentarian
  • Good vibrations overall, ready to pivot to next challenge
  • Working w/ Manshi to bring applying/renewing orgs into compliance w/ the constitution’s language
  • RPC has amendments to their constitution they would like to implement. Will have a presentation for that before the next exec mtg if they want to go next monday. Otherwise, they will go 10/25
Week of October 5th
Anna Margaret, President
  • Working on Student Center Pre-Design
  • Working with Kristen and the Alumni Relations Office to put on a panel for OwlTogether
  • Excited to help Tessa with a resolution for the SA to make a public comment about the duration of status changes
  • Meeting with our new Alumni Relations Liaison for a check-in
  • Following-up on maternal and caregiver leave policy from last year
  • SA Email and Voter Message – sent!
  • Received response on Fair Trade Resolution, being incorporated into plan
  • Everyone who submitted an SAS question should have received a reply!
Sav, Secretary
  • I got an apartment in houston (catch me in HTX in January)
  • I’ve looked into merch a very small amount but I’ve been too stressed about to school to do anything
Tessa, External Vice President
  • Changeover logistics (email, getting added to necessary drives, transition docs)
  • Working on CHAT survey logistics
  • Senator dinner!
  • Getting started on a resolution for the SA to make a public comment about the duration of status changes
  • Could we reopen USC apps for open positions? I had someone reach out to me and don’t know the process by which we send names to the president’s office
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • Equity Council
  • Following up on ethics discussion
  • BLM statement at Senate
  • Presenting to MPAP committee tonight
    • followed up with FE&P about status of installation of dispensers
  • RJ office follow-up
John, Treasurer
  • Final Initiative Fund 2019-20 postponement transfers
  • Began review of Fall 2020 Initiative Fund
  • Dispersed surplus auditing form for Blanket Tax organizations
  • Preparing the Blanket Tax Access application
  • More NSR welcome stuff
Kendall, Internal Vice President
  • NSR t-shirts design/company picking
  • Made up with NSRs who couldn’t make it to Saturday meeting, received all feedback on Senate engagement
  • Would prefer if they could “vote” by pair
    • I agree
  • Recovering from Intro to Law exam
  • Helping Beyond the Hedges get started
  • Help from Manshi to do practice bill writing with NSRs/anyone else
Nick, Parlimentarian
  • Talking about practice bill writing for NSRs
  • Election is over!
  • Want to have feedback from exec for the following orgs
Week of September 28th
AMC, President
  • Prepping for our conversation with the Provost and Dr Vardi about social good
  • Meeting with a few of the senators to chat about their projects
  • Sifting through the SAS questions and leaving comments on them, reach-outs to begin tomorrow after I've read them all
    • Will share out on Friday!
  • Met with the CCL to discuss Get Out the Vote efforts
  • Still drafting voter engagement message – should go out soon?
  • Met with the Mayor's Office of Education, discussing student advocacy
  • Meeting with the Presidents, Exec and Senators
  • #proud of all of the work that went into the retreat! it was lovely
  • #worried as all get out about covid, our numbers going up
Nick, Parlimentarian
  • Election
  • Club registrations
    • Figured out another OwlNest Change
    • Planning on denying at least one organization on the grounds of uniqueness of mission.
    • Also planning on requesting constitutional changes for other orgs
Sav, Secretary
  • Athletic Sustainability
    • Very fun actually getting good feedback
  • I’m getting comms team personal project timelines soon !
  • Normal Sec stuff
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • equity council
  • working with MPAP committee
  • conversation with Dr. Vardi
John, Treasurer
  • Also attended Vardi convo
  • Put out the Initiative Fund application!
  • Finished reviewing postponements with the committee
  • Midyear Audits form to be sent out within next 2-3 days
  • SAPP round 2
  • A few NSR welcome lunches for colleges
  • Modifying SAS questions
Kendall, Internal Vice President
  • Vibes are extremely busy and stressed, but pushing on
    • Will be MIA/Unavailable starting Saturday @5PM and ending Tuesday morning so I can study for my midterm
  • Fall Retreat: it happened! People seemed to get a lot out of it! Engagement was there!
    • Sending out follow up email tomorrow with all links to docs, recordings (hopefully they upload correctly), and a feedback form
  • Pro Black Task Force work
    • Dr. Byrd approves <3
  • On Magister Search Committee for Martel!
  • Started IVP Transition Folder!
    • Want to make sure the next IVP has an easy and smooth transition--with how crazy this year is, I want to at least help make their transition unstressful
  • Committees
    • Helping Beyond the Hedges committee get started
      • Sending Diego a “Plan of Action” doc
    • Committees (except Beyond the Hedges and Athletics Sus) presented at Senate
    • Meeting 1:2/1:1 with committee chairs to see how their first meetings are going
    • Scheduling our monthly group committee chair meeting
    • Still need co-chair for Student Life and Beyond the Hedges Committees
  • NSRs
    • All were assigned to their first choice committees!!
      • It seems that this was a good system change!
    • Next big thing--t-shirt ordering
  • Want to buy an SA Jackbox account
  • “Mock Senate” Night
Tessa, External Vice President
Week of September 21st
Nick, Parliamentarian
  • Election is coming along
  • Senate Voting Reform
    • Removing presidents and doubling senators
    • Where do voting Exec members stand on this?
    • Would this change help or hinder you in your role?
  • Coming soon: task force to change fines in Student Code of Conduct
Anna Margaret, President
  • Making SAS Google Form
  • Scheduling provost lunch
  • Connecting with ARA DEI committee, Krithika
  • Meeting Tessa, transitioning
  • Catching-up, OISS
  • Title IX, Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Group Check-in
  • Restorative Justice Check-in
  • GSA Council Meeting
  • Exploring legislation, resolution accountability, waiting
    • Constitutional amendment
  • Critical Thinking In Sexuality Sex Ed drafting
  • Hong Kong student meet and greet planning
  • Updating website with Sav and William
John, Treasurer
  • Talking to Phoebe about Off Campus student support
  • Drafts for Initiative Fund guide and form
    • Logistics for getting COVID planning approved
  • Going to start reaching out to people about event planning for upcoming SA events
    • Fall Retreat
    • International Night
  • Hedgehopper potential changes
Krithika, Director of Equity
  • Went to Council of Diversity and Inclusion meeting on Monday!
  • Met with ARA this morning to talk Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Met with Dr. Vardi-- looking forward to continuing the conversation on ethics
  • Restorative Justice alumni + group meetings
  • Met with Dani! Had a great meeting!
  • The Equity Council was voted on! Now working on application process
Will, Chief of Staff
  • Met with Campfire peeps
  • Met with a bunch of Working Group/Task Force peeps
    • Introduced the Notion
    • Exciting!
Kendall, Internal Vice President
  • Vibes: We be stressed
    • I am in the process of moving with my parents from my childhood home to a new home! Goodbye swamp life, hello city!
  • Met with Taylor Crain this morning about Pro-Black Task Force stuff <3
  • Presented Pro-Black Task Force Legislation Charter to Senate on Monday
  • Met with Andrew Kirschner from Art with Impact
    • Potential Partnership!
  • Got final feedback on NSR Program reform for the year from senators
    • Need final plan on opinion vote to be finalized by Friday @ exec meeting
  • Was contacted by Thresher for a quote for the student leaders article
  • Extended deadline for NSR apps due to Qualtrics tech issues
  • Committees Update
    • Finally have an Athletics Sustainability Co-Chair: Savannah!!
    • Interviewing a prospective chair for Beyond the Hedges
    • All committees have received apps for membership, but def would be cool if we have more!
    • They will be presenting their committee platform to Senate on September 28th
Savannah, Secretary
  • I’m a committee Co-Chair now
  • Interviewing Director of Elections candidate
  • Elections stuff (S/O to Nick for doing a great job)
  • Website updating
  • Started writing legislation w AMC
  • Took Cat to the vet very fun
  • My earrings today are small gummy bears and it makes me happy
Tessa, Interim External Vice President
  • Planning Senator Dinner organization
  • Working on feedback systems and more structured planning for USC reps
    Week of September 7th

    Anna Margaret, President

    • First draft of campus voter engagement message - done!
    • Pro-Black life meetings, drafting legislation for next week
    • Scheduling Dean Gorman for Senator Dinner
      • Super interesting – anyone want to join the follow-up?
    • Worked on finalizing Critical Thinking In Sexuality week 6 sex ed class curriculum
    • Met with Tessa and the Rice Management Company
    • Check-in with Civic Duty Rice: voting during COVID
    • Meeting with Rice Online, Exchange student support
    • Developing a relationship with the Association of Rice Alumni Board
      • Collabing with their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee
    • Anyone want to write a bylaws amendment with me?
      • From Faculty Senate Bylaws: "Report on the Disposition of Senate Resolutions. At least once each year, the Speaker will present to the Senate, and post on the Senate website, a report on the current disposition of all resolutions passed by the Senate, including whether and to what extent each resolution has been formally incorporated into university policy."
    • Meet with me :)
    Sav, Secretary
    • Q from AM: How are DoE applications going?
      • Sadly no interest yet, but I’m going to be sending out a bunch of emails to the policial clubs on campus!
    • More website updating :)
    • Met with AMC
    • Graphics on graphics on graphics
    • I found a social media scheduling program that seems promising!
      • It has all melted since I typed that this AM...
    Kendall, Internal Vice President
    • Q from AM: How is fall retreat and New Student Rep/Committee apps going?
      • good, more advertising needed
    • Released New Student Rep and committee member apps
    • Worked on drafting legislation for Pro Black Task Force to present at next Senate
    • Dr. Byrd reached out to me! There is an event the task force on slavery is holding this friday that he would like SA to promote/let students know about
    • Making sure I am good to go for voting in Texas
    • Milkessa and I’s banner is hung up outside Multicultural Center!
    • Started planning for Fall Retreat
      • Time--25th and 26th from 6PM CST-8PM CST
    • Released a couple of forms for Senators to fill out regarding their feedback on New Student Rep program ideas/logistical things
      • I will be wrapping up on final decisions on most of these things by this weekend after this week’s senator dinner so I can start planning for them
    John, Treasurer
    • Q from AM: Have people been reaching out about funding?
      • No, but the project spending form is dropping today or tomorrow probably
    • Blanket Tax Committee-- 2nd meeting, a lot to talk about and a lot of follow up emails
      • Honor Council budget revisions, Rice Program Council questions, Initiative Fund events, new Rice Student Volunteer Program ideas
    • Student Activities President's Program meeting 1 (not the smoothest but it’ll get better)
    • As mentioned: spending request form out today or tomorrow, just needed to establish a few things about PCard usage
    Nick, Parlementarian
    • Senate Reform - New Goal
    • Special Election - Lots to Do and Little Time to Do It
    Krithika, Director of Equity
    • finalizing application for equity council
    • Meeting this week on Saturday with alumni
    • Pro-black life meetings
      • reaching out to OMA and asking for thoughts on the letters
    • Attending meeting with Council on Diversity and Inclusion on Monday
    • Meeting with Dr. Vardi on Monday to talk ethics!
    • Final reading group meeting will be on the 20th! We have some great readings about alternatives and restorative justice!
    • Met with Lady C on Friday to talk about Equity Council. She will be attending our meetings and supporting with the process moving forward
    • Reached out to Dani Perdue and working on scheduling a meeting
    Will, Chief of Staff
    • “Keeping up with the Working Groups/Task Forces” I wanted to make a play on “KUWTK” but it didn’t work rip
    • Meeting with Jenny and Harvard team
    • Notion centralization plans
    Week of August 31st, 2020

    Anna Margaret, President

    • Drafting message with Grad Student Association about voter engagement
    • Coordinating Alumni Relations Liaison Application with Office of Alumni Relations
    • Crafting advocacy training with Center for Civic Leadership
    • Following up with Dr. Byrd on the Joint Student Association-Graduate Student Association Resolution from last term
    • Working the Student Center Activities Fair
    • Working with National Coalition of Student Leaders to collect feedback from student leaders nationwide on our proposed organizational structure
    • Finalizing August email update
    • Checking in with the Office of Multicultural Affairs
    • Following-up with Faculty Senate, attending their Wednesday, Sept. 2nd meeting

    Sav, Secretary

    • Adding events into OwlNest
    • Made the What’s Exec Been Up To This Week page look a little cuter
    • Planning Comms team meetings and Meetings with the Director of Technology to plan out what the semester looks like.
    • Preparing for Senator Dinner
    • Updated the Committee Chair/USC page on the website
    • Added a Turbovote button to the homepage

    Krithika, Director of Equity

    • Meeting Lady C this week to discuss Equity Council + also letter to administration
    • Met with Kristen, finalized Bylaws - exciting! Working on the application now
    • Working with AMC and Izzie on RJ Office
    • Working with Haley on final reading group meeting
    John, Treasurer
    • Blanket Tax Committee first meeting
    • Student Student Activities President's Program recruitment and coordinating first meeting on Monday
    • Random logistics for postponed Initiative Fund events
    • Agenda writing for upcoming meetings
    • Finalizing allocation notifications, reminders, etc. to Blanket Tax organizations
    • PCARD FRIDAY! (Banner account finally authenticated after 3 months of technical issues)
    Kendall, Internal Vice President
    • Vibes – not good!
    • Due to Hurricane I couldnt go but list of demands group met with Dr. Byrd
      • Received good feedback and advice, he really is great support
    • Committee training
      • Last training will be this Saturday at 4PM
    • NSR Application
      • Going to release soon, meeting with Kristen for help with this!
    • Finished sorting SAS Spring 2020 emails into areas of interest
    • Fall retreat
      • Theme: Go with the Flow
    • Joined a class late
      • Intro to Law with Mr. Ramirez
      • It is difficult but rewarding
    • Dealing with frustration and grief
      • The recent shooting and death just really cut deep
      • Issa lot for Black people
    • Black mental Health advocacy
      • Reaching out to Dr. Byrd just to get his thoughts
      • Plan to write with other Black students (finishing recruiting) to ask Provost to communicate with profs to please remember and understand that many Black students are grieving and to take those concerns seriously as mental health issues
    Nick, Parlementarian
    • Committee charter stuff coming up
    Kristen, Student Association Advisor
    • Sending us links
    Week of August 24th, 2020
    • Anna Margaret, President
      • O-Week Advising
      • Hurricane/storm crisis management
      • Meeting Dr Kirby, hurricanes and COVID-19
      • Inviting senate visitors
        • Rice University Police Department
        • O-Week SDs
        • Dr Kirby
        • Leebron
        • Dean Gorman
        • Civic Duty Rice
      • Moving forward with CTIS sex ed session work
      • Following up on harassment and hate speech policy revisions
      • Working on a voter engagement action plan with GSA, President Leebron Dean Gorman
      • Finishing up training on engaging stakeholders with different goals/perspectives with Morgan Kinney
      • Working with GSA to plan a GSA-SA joint presentation for one of our Senates and their council meetings
      • Drafting August SA email
      • Following up on Faculty Senate plenary meeting minutes, better understanding their response to our letter
    • Nick, Parlementarian
      • Meeting with Manshi
      • Renewing club registrations
    • Sav, Secretary
      • O-Week advising
      • The graphics for the upcoming speakers
      • Director of Elections app created
      • Typical secretary stuff nothing too special
      • Finalized the Guide to the SA book and the Idea Flow in the SA guide

    Kendall, Internal Vice President

    • O-Week and O-Week Training
      • Since committee chairs were busy with this too, I decided to postpone our third and final training for next week so everyone could focus on move in, starting classes, and have time for O-Week for those involved with that
    • Meeting with Dr. Byrd
    • Met with AMC, Kristen, Krithika, Grad Student Association Reps
      • Will meet again this Friday
    • Will meet with him this Thursday with the List of Demands group
      • Recruiting new chairs for Beyond the Hedges (2) and Student Life (1) Committees
    • Organizing SAS data so we can have a listserv accessible by all leaders in the SA so they can easily inform students about efforts, research, and advocacy related to their indicated interest
      • Will hopefully increase outreach and empower student leaders

    Krithika, Director of Equity

    • O-week was a lot but a fun time :)
    • Met with Dr. Byrd - will meet with him again
    • Finalizing bylaws and application - would love to have it out in the next few weeks
    • Emailed Clemente but RUPD has been busy
    • Reading group final meeting? Thoughts?
    • Not sure where to proceed with letter to admin on how to support organizations

    John, Treasurer

    • Dispersed Blanket Tax organization guide!!!! No responses but still proud
    • Interdepartmental Transfer request sent! Funds will be disbursed in a minute
    • Student Activities President's Program committee organization
    • Blanket Tax Committee: scheduling and more
    • almost done w BL amendment #2