Student Government Weekly Update – April 21, 2016

Hey Patriots! Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on for you. As always, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop! @MasonStudentGov.

Election Results

Spring Election results were announced on April 18th. Congratulations to all the newly elected Senators and our President-elect Nathaniel Pittman and new Vice President-elect Gabriela Peda. Check out the full election results here: http://bit.ly/1Sdvmiz

Lunch with President Cabrera – April 25th

Ever wanted a chance to chat with our University President Dr. Cabrera? He’ll be having lunch with students in the JC Atrium on April 25th from 12 – 1:30 pm. Register ASAP to secure your spot! http://bit.ly/1qh2awj

2016-2017 Tuition Town Hall – April 25th

Next Monday, Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance, J.J. Davis, and Vice President of University Life, Rose Pascarell, will be giving us the details of next year’s proposed tuition increase. Come to our Tuition Town Hall to learn more and ask questions! We’ll be in Merten Hall Room 1201 from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.

Recent Legislation: Resolutions 31, 33

Today at our weekly Senate meeting there will be two resolutions discussed. The resolutions are: Resolution #31: A Resolution to Incorporate Sexual Assault Resources on Campus into University Syllabi and Resolution #33: A Resolution to Recommend the Establishment of a Fair Trade Steering Committee. To read more about these resolutions, stay updated with our legislation log here: http://sg.gmu.edu/legislation-log-3/

Weekly Senate Meeting

Our weekly Student Senate Meetings are always open to the public! This week, the Senate will be discussing multiple resolutions supporting events and initiatives for the Mason Community. Join us on Thursday, April 21st at 4:30 pm in Merten Hall room 1201 to learn more about what the Student Senate has been working on.

We’ve had such a great time working for you all this year. We hope you enjoy the rest of your semester and have a great summer!

Executive Cabinet Application is Open!

The Executive Branch is comprised of various positions appointed by the Student Body President and Vice President. They serve in directed liaison roles to serve the Mason community through various projects, events and initiatives. If you’re interested in serving on the Executive Branch of Student Government for the 2016-2017 academic year, visit http://sg.gmu.edu/get-involved/ and apply now!

Spring 2016 Election Results Announced!

On April 18th, the Elections and Disputes Commission announced the winners of the Student Government Spring 2016 Election. The following individuals have been elected to serve in term for the 2015-2016 academic year. Below are a list of the announced winners, as well as the official report released by the EDC. Additionally, the report will be made available in the Office of Student Involvement (on the following Advisors’ doors: Sara Heming, Phil Mcdaniel, and Jennifer Khoo) until Friday, April 29th, 2016. For more information, please email SGEDC@gmu.edu. Congratulations to our newly elected leaders and thank you to all the Patriots who voted!

For interested freshmen and transfer students entering Mason in the Fall 2016 semester, there will be a fall election to fill the remaining 10 seats of the Student Senate reserved specifically for you. For more information on that timeline, keep checking this website sg.gmu.edu or email Advisor Sarah Heming at smorrisr@gmu.edu.

EDC Official Election Report (please click):

  • Certification of Results
  • FINAL RESULTS
  • SPRING 2016 Election Report

Student Body President & Vice President Elects:

  • Nathaniel Pittman & Gabriela Peda

Student Senators-Elect (30):

  1. Nick Webb
  2. Greg Warren
  3. Ryan Powers
  4. Matthew Eiman
  5. Benjamin Olsen
  6. Hannah Carse
  7. Davide Genoese-Zerbi
  8. Cammie Wires
  9. Ja’Lisha Urquhart
  10. Jessica Green
  11. Danielle Gonyo
  12. Rebekah Pettine
  13. Nada Alabbar
  14. Keandra Diamond
  15. Nicholas Fisch
  16. Brendan Sullivan
  17. Caleb Kitchen
  18. Jalen Stubblefield
  19. Caitlin Lively
  20. Frederick Edwards
  21. Alicia Cedeño
  22. Jacob Koltisko
  23. Cody Pasielski
  24. Grant Pitarys
  25. John Helbling
  26. Meeghan Schrecongost
  27. James Anderson
  28. Kristian Scott
  29. Ahmed Mohammed
  30. William Acevedo

Student Government Weekly Update – April 7th, 2016

Hey Patriots! Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on for you. As always, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop! @MasonStudentGov.

Spring Election Voting – April 11-15
It’s Election Season! Be sure to vote for your next Student Body President & Vice President, as well as 30 Student Senators, next week from Monday, April 11th to Friday, April 15th. Vote online at getconnected.gmu.edu. To hear more about the candidates’ platforms, come to the Spring Election Debate on Thursday, April 7th in the JC Atrium at 7 pm. Happy voting! 

What Do YOU Want Wednesday
The purpose of What Do YOU Want Wednesday is to allow Mason students and Student Government to interact and facilitate conversations regarding desired changes or questions about campus issues to improve the Mason experience. The theme for this month’s event was Student Safety and we were able to speak with students about the pepper spray policy on campus. Volunteers shared information about the current policy and gathered feedback from over 100 students. This feedback will be shared with the Student Conduct office as well as Housing and Residence Life.

Recent Legislation: Resolutions 26 and 28, and Bill 24
At this week’s Senate meeting we’ll discuss Resolution #26: A Resolution to Establish a Steering Committee and Cultivate a Fair Trade Environment On Campus, Resolution #28: A Resolution to Support Additional Tailgates for Home Basketball Games, and Bill #24: A Bill to Allocate Funds for Spring DeStress Fest 2016. To read more about these resolutions and bills, check out our legislation log, here: http://sg.gmu.edu/legislation-log-3/

Appointments
-Priya Sorot for Elections & Disputes Commissioner
-Alex Totah for Undersecretary of Housing Services and Residence Life

Weekly Senate Meeting – April 7th 
Our weekly Student Senate Meetings are always open to the public! This week, the Senate will be discussing legislation supporting events and initiatives for the Mason community. Join us on Thursday, April 7th at 4:30 pm in Merten Hall Room 1201 to learn more about what the Student Senate has been working on.

Looking Ahead
Spring Election Results Announced – April 18th at 12 pm
Lunch with President Cabrera – April 25th – Click here to sign up! http://bit.ly/1qh2awj
City Council Dinner – April 12th

We hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Student Lunch with President Cabrera

Do you have any questions or want to chat with our University President Dr. Cabrera? Dr. Cabrera will be having lunch in the JC Atrium on April 25th from 12-1:30pm. Feel free to register here, bring your lunch, and get to know our University President. We will be meeting at the tables in between Panera and the microwaves. Look for the green balloons!

Sign Up Here: Student Lunch with President Cabrera

Budget Town Hall Video and PowerPoint

Student Government organized a Budget Town Hall featuring J.J. Davis (VP for Administration and Finance) and Rose Pascarell (VP of University Life) who gave an in-depth discussion of the 2016-2017 university budget on March 3rd. If you missed the Town Hall, but you’re still interested in how George Mason spends the money it receives from tuition, the state, and other sources, check out this PowerPoint presentation and the video below.

Student Government Weekly Update – February 25th, 2016

Hey Patriots! Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on for you. As always, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop! @MasonStudentGov.

Mason Lobbies – February 23rd

On Wednesday, members of Student Government and the Mason community traveled to Richmond, VA for Mason Lobbies 2016. The legislative priorities this year included: increased student financial aid funding, support funding for the Capital Project to renovate Robinson Hall, increased funding for graduate research assistantships, and support legislation that provides college campuses with the direction and resources necessary to combat sexual violence. Check out our Facebook page to read more about our Mason Lobbies 2016 legislative priorities.

Tuition Town Hall: Where Does All the Money Go? – March 3rd

Ever wondered where your tuition dollars are going? Join us for a Town Hall with Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, J.J. Davis and Vice President of University Life, Rose Pascarell. They’ll be breaking down the specifics on the budget and giving you a better idea of how the University’s money, including your tuition, is being used to enhance your Mason experience. The Town Hall is happening on Thursday, March 3rd in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, at 3pm.

Recent Legislation: Resolution 18 and Resolution 19

Come to this week’s Senate meeting to learn more about these two resolutions. Resolution 18 is a resolution to establish and support the City Council Dinner. Resolution 19 is a resolution to establish the first spring Academic Advising Campaign. Another piece of legislation that will be discussed this week is Bill 16. This bill is to amend the Code of Student Governance.

Weekly Senate Meeting

Our weekly Student Senate Meetings are always open to the public! This week, the Senate will be discussing two resolutions and one bill. Join us on Thursday, February 25thth at 4:30 pm in Merten Hall Room 1201 to learn more about what the Student Senate has been working on.

Looking Forward

-Patriots in Action’s Week of Action is from March 27th – April 1st. Stay tuned for more details!

-The Big Event community service day will be held on April 2nd. Be on the lookout for a link to sign up!

 

We hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Where Does the Money Go?

Have you ever wondered how George Mason spends the money it receives from tuition, the state, and other sources? If you want to find out, please join us for a Budget Town Hall to listen to J.J. Davis (VP for Administration and Finance) and Rose Pascarell (VP of University Life) give an in-depth discussion of the 2016-2017 university budget. There will be a portion of time at the end for any questions you may have.

This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Time: 3-4pm

Location: Dewberry Hall (Ground floor of the Johnson Center)

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