Number 14-10
Description Retiring the Honors Senator position at the end of the 2014-2015 term
Authored by Christian Koll
Sponsored by Lidia Gutierrez
Emmalie Moe
Gage Baird
Date Submitted Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Date Considered Tuesday, November 18, 2014
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Student Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks IMPLEMENTED effective Fall 2015.
Whereas 'One person, one vote' is the universally accepted standard for a democratic process; and
Whereas The students in the Honors College must choose to vote either for Honors Senatorial candidates or their regular colleges candidates, not both, but are later represented in Student Congress regardless of their voting choice by both the Honors Senator and their other colleges senator(s); and
Whereas In the elections for Honors Senator for AY 2014-2015, fewer than 20 Honors students out of a college of hundreds voted for the Honors Senatorial candidates, all of which said candidates had filed after the deadline, and the winner of the election was elected with 7 votes without campaigning; and
Whereas The reason for the creation of the Honors Senatorial position was the representation of the Honors College in its infancy while it was trying to survive. However, it is now established with hundreds of students.
Be It Further Resolved That The Honors College Senatorial position be dissolved at the end of the current 2014-2015 term