Facilities and Services Committee

Interested in the Rensselaer Student Senate? Check out this post from the Facilities & Services Committee to learn more! Joining Facilites and Services Committee gives you the capability to make a difference in many aspects of RPI student life including shuttles, public safety, infrastructure and working to make campus more sustainable! If you want to be apart of affecting change in these important aspects of campus life for only one hour of commitment a week then this is the perfect way to get involved! Meetings are Tuesday at 8 PM in SGS (third floor of the union).  If you want to learn more, contact Nancy Bush  at bushn@rpi.edu.   Keep an eye out for this FSC poster around campus! Read More

SGCC & the Summer Report

Interested in the Rensselaer Student Senate? Check out this post from the Student Government Communications Committee to learn more! Like social media? Have any Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign experience? Student Government Communications Committee (SGCC) is a great way to be involved, stay informed and get creative in finding new ways to distribute information to the entire student body! Meetings are held on Wednesday nights at 9:00 PM in the Student Government Suite on the 3rd Floor of the Union. Stop by! If you want to learn more, contact Stefanie Warner at warnes3@rpi.edu!   Check out the Summer Report! Monthly Report_Summer 2017

Grand Marshal Convocation Address to the Class of 2021

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, I gave the following address to the Class of 2021 at the 2017 Convocation. – Justin
Excitement. Passion. Suspense. Intrigue. There are a number of emotions you’re feeling right now. I know; I sat where you're sitting a few years ago. Right now, it may seem like you’ll be here on campus for a long time, but you’re about to kick off what might be the most hectic, fast-paced, and thrilling years you’ve ever experienced. You’ve heard many useful tips and ideas over the past few days—and you even heard from me yesterday at Welcome Fest—but I’m not here today to give you advice. I’ve sat through many great speeches about how to prepare for my four years and how to make the most of my college experience.…

Petitions Updates

Hello RPI! I hope you all are finishing strong with your final projects, assignments, and exams! I know I'm excited for summer to finally arrive. In between studying for finals, I have gone through the petitions that have been brought before the Senate for recognition, and I have added a number of updates on where many of the petitions stand. In the coming months, I will provide more updates on other recognized petitions as they occur. I'd like to take a moment to thank the many students that have created petitions and worked diligently to pursue resolutions for the benefit of the students. Additionally, thank you to my predecessors, Paul Ilori, Marcus Flowers, and Kyle Keraga, for working over the past few years to ensure that petitions continue to be heard and discussed. Over…

Senate Meeting – Monday, April 17

On Monday, the Senate will be meeting in the Shelnutt Gallery in the Union (RU 3606) at 8 pm. This meeting will include discussions and votes on: The appointments for the Cabinet of the 48th Student Senate are: The full agenda can be found here!…

Senate Appointed Positions Open Call & First Senate Meeting

If you're interested in getting involved with Senate through an appointed officer position, I highly recommend you apply! With GM Week now over, all of the officer positions are open, and, contrary to popular belief, they do not require prior Senate experience! If you're interested, please fill out this Google form. Interviews will be occurring on a rolling basis, with appointments to be made within the next two weeks. Additionally, the first Senate meeting of the term will take place tomorrow (Monday, April 10, 2017) at 8 pm in the Shelnutt Gallery (RU 3606). Please feel free to stop by!…

Interested in Running for a Student Government Position?

If you are interested in running for a Student Government position, please refer to the Elections Schedule below. If you have any further questions, visit the RPI Box Repository for the 2017 Grand Marshal Week Handbook or e-mail RnE at rne@rpi.edu! Elections Schedule:
February 27th at 6pm: Begin Campaigning
Information Sessions (weekdays from February 27th to March 29th, not including Spring Break):
Monday: 6-7pm…

Take the Senate Survey!

Every year, the Student Senate puts together a survey to gather student input. To get your voice heard, take the survey here: https://surveys.union.rpi.edu!…

Senate Meeting 2/13/17: Formal Snow Day Policy Petition and Resolution

Last night, the Senate heard a presentation about the Formal Snow Day Policy [1] petition and unanimously passed a resolution in regards to the situation. The resolution reads as follows: WHEREAS the Rensselaer community received an email from the administration at 8:08 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, that stated, “The 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. classes are cancelled on the Troy Campus, and normal class schedule will begin at 12 noon on Monday;” and WHEREAS the Rensselaer community received another email at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, February 13, that stated, “On Monday, February 13, 2017, the Rensselaer Troy and Hartford campuses are open for business with normal class schedules on both campuses;” and
WHERE…