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…

Senate Meeting: Activity Fee & UAR

If you are interested in hearing more about the Union Activity Fee and the Union Annual Report (UAR), stop by the Shellnut Gallery (Union 3606) for the Senate meeting tomorrow at 8 P.M. to learn more!…

Open Call for Communications Committee Chair

The Student Government Communications Committee is a joint committee between the Student Senate and Union Executive Board.  It is tasked with promoting the initiatives and activities of the Senate and Eboard.  The chair is tasked with orginizing and directing weekly committee meetings and attending Senate Administrative Group Meetings with other committee chairs and the Grand Marshal.  If interested in the position, or if you'd like more information, please contact the Grand Marshal, Paul Ilori at gm@rpi.edu…

Help provide feedback to the Counseling Center through an anonymous survey from the Senate Student Life Committee

The Counseling Center subcommittee of the Student Life Committee has compiled a short survey to gather larger student sentiment towards the mental health facilities at Rensselaer. This brief survey aims to gather student opinions on the quality of care and the ease of access of counseling at RPI. To take the survey, visit ccsurvey.union.rpi.edu! Can't log in? If a person would like to take the survey and does not have an active RCS ID, they may contact Subcommittee Head Nathan Dorer at dorern@rpi.edu to gain a temporary login for…

Elections Policy Review Committee Chair Open Call

The Elections Policy Review Committee is an ad hoc senate committee tasked with reviewing the election operation and oversight policies contained in the Senate bylaws and the operational procedures used by the Rules and Elections Committee.  The committee is tasked with presenting its findings, and any suggested to the revisions the senate bylaws to reflect these recommendations to the senate. For more information or to apply to the position, please contact the Grand Marshal Paul Ilori at gm@rpi.edu

Open Call for Community Relations Committee Chairperson and Independent Senator

There are currently two open seats on the Student Senate: Community Relations Committee Chairperson and Independent Senator.  CRC deals with improving relations and participation of members of the RPI community with our surroundings, including local schools, the city of Troy, and others.  The Independent Senator is a senator who is not affiliated with any IFC/PanHel organizations on campus.  Both nominations according to the Senate bylaws are made by the Grand Marshal, though the choice for Independent Senator will be made in conjunction with the current Independent Senator and senior independent members of the senate.  If interested in these positions, please fill out the form at the link attached. https://goo.gl/forms/mPJNEPBC7ltWU82k1…

The Crossgates Mall Shuttles are back!

The pilot program for Capital District shuttle service continues for the 2016-17 school year with weekend shuttles taking place on select dates and times, detailed below! The shuttles will run on half hour intervals between the Crossgates Mall and the Rensselaer Union. As a new addition for this year, signups can occur online via Google Form, which can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/StO6GX6Jmw1vi6fx1. For any questions, feel free to send them to shuttles@union.rpi.edu. A full-service online reservation system is in development by the Web Technologies Group and…