STUDENT SENATE COMMITTEES
A. The Finance Committee
a. To conduct hearings on the budget requests of recognized student organizations throughout the year and recommend appropriate allocations to the Student Senate for final consideration.
b. To submit recommendations for annual organizational budgets for the following year to the Student Senate by the twelfth week of spring semester.
a. Student Senate Treasurer, chairperson.
b. The Sophomore Class President and the Junior Class President.
c. Class Treasurers.
d. A representative from American International Association, Concerned Black Students, and Union Board.
e. Five students selected by the Treasurer and the President or designee, and approved by Student Senate.
f. Two alternates selected in the same manner.
a. The Student Senate may both remove a Finance Committee member and fill the vacancy with the approval of Student Senate.
B. The Elections / Service Committee
a. To administer and advertise the election of the Student Senators and other elections conducted by the Student Senate.
b. To administer and advertise campus referendums conducted by the Student Senate.
c. To administer any function initiated or approved by the Student Senate as a service to the Student body.
a. Student Senate Secretary, chairperson.
b. The Off-Campus Senator and the Independent Senator.
c. Eight students selected by the Secretary and the Vice President and approved by Student Senate.
The Student Senate may both remove an Elections / Service Committee member and fill a committee vacancy with the approval of Student Senate.
C. The Public Relations Committee
a. To maintain channels of communication between the Student Senate and key administrators, faculty, students, organizations, and departments.
b. To help the Student Senate gather information on student, faculty, and administrative opinions concerning issues relevant to Student Senate affairs.
c. To help the Student Senate inform and educate the campus concerning Student Senate programs, activities, issues, and to market Student Senate as an organization.
d. To maintain the Student Senate kiosk and bulletin board.
e. To check the suggestion box weekly to present any suggestions cast that week during Committee Reports.
f. To appoint a webmaster, who shall maintain and improve the Student Senate Homepage as well as work on improving the computer network structure for Student Senate in order to facilitate communication between senators (and constituents if applicable).
a. Public Relations Senator, Chairperson.
b. The Student Senate Secretary, First Year Class President and all Class Secretaries.
c. The appointed webmaster
d. Six at-large students selected by the President or designee and Secretary approved by Student Senate.
a. The Student Senate may both remove a Public Relations Committee member and fill a vacancy with approval of Student Senate.
D. Class Cabinets
a. To assist the class president with communications between the class and Student Senate, in order to improve awareness among the students in each class as to the issues Student Senate and each Class Cabinet may face.
b. To create a more unified class body through social programming, fundraising for and issue awareness among the respective class.
a. Each class shall have a Class Cabinet.
b. Each Class Cabinet will consist of four elected officers: president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
c. Membership will be open to any student, considered by the Registrar's Office to be from that respective university class.
3. Duties of Cabinet Officers for each university class
i. To assume the responsibilities as the Class Senator on Student Senate, and adhere to the duties of that job as stated in the Bylaws, section II, letter C.
ii. To conduct all cabinet meetings.
iii. To call cabinet meetings when necessary.
iv. To have power to organize and disband committees as needed by the cabinet, with the approval of the officers of the cabinet.
v. To report to Student Senate the progress of the cabinet and of any problems it may experience.
vi. To have voting power at all cabinet meetings.
b. Vice President
i. To conduct cabinet meetings in the absences of the Class President.
ii. To assume the office of the Class President should the president take a leave of absence or vacate the position.
iii. To assist the Class President, when needed, with any forms of communication between the university class body and both Student Senate and Class Cabinet.
iv. To organize any programming events to which the Class Cabinet commits itself.
v. To have voting power at all cabinet meetings.
vi. To be a member of the Student Senate BABW Committee.
i. To be responsible for recording and maintaining the minutes of all cabinet meetings and distribute them to those on Class Cabinet.
ii. To maintain membership records for Class Cabinet.
iii. To inform officers and all members of Class Cabinet of any meetings or cancellations.
iv. To conduct any other secretarial duties needed by the Class Cabinet.
iv. To have voting power at all cabinet meetings.
v. To be a member of the Student Senate Public Relations Committee.
i. To be responsible for keeping financial records on the class budget and submitting reports to the Class Cabinet and Student Senate whenever requested.
ii. To sign all Class Cabinet financial transactions.
iii. To organize all fundraising for the university class, with approval of Class Cabinet officers.
iv. To have voting power at all Cabinet meetings.
v. To be a member of the Student Senate Finance Committee.
E. Build a Better Wittenberg Committee
To fund programs that promote diversity of thought and discussion and build community within Wittenberg and between Wittenberg and Springfield.
a. Funding shall be in a rolling account
b. Funding shall be determined annually by Student Senate and Residence Hall Association.
A committee will be established to allocate grants to any student, student organization or faculty and student group. The committee will be composed of the following nine members and an advisor:
a. Student Senate Vice President, Chair.
b. Residence Hall Association Representative.
c. American International Association designee.
d. Greek Senator or designee.
e. Concerned Black Student designee.
f. A member of Finance Committee.
g. Three at-large representatives (One person must be a Resident Assistant.) appointed by the Student Senate President in consultation of the Residence Hall Association President.
h. An advisor.
4. The committee will create a funding process that will be submitted for approval by Student Senate with the following guidelines:
a. Grant money will be available to all students, student organizations and student/faculty groups.
b. Organizations or individuals will submit a proposal to the Chair for committee review and a hearing will be scheduled.
c. Funding shall be granted to proposals that meet the committee's guidelines under the discretion of committee members.