Senate Releases Online Classroom Assessment Tool

The Facilities and Services Committee has launched a new web tool for students to easily submit problems with classroom facilities using their computer or mobile device. Responses are directly sent to RPI FIXX and the Registrars Office for further investigation. The online interface was built as a joint project with the Senate Web Technologies Committee. Check out the new site at http://classroom.union.rpi.edu/ Contact the Facilities & Services committee or the  project lead Marvin Cosare (cosarm@rpi.edu) with questions or for more information.…

46th Senate’s first GBM to be held on Tuesday, 8pm

The Rensselaer Union 46th Student Senate will be holding the first General Body Meeting of the term on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, at 8:00 PM in Mother's Wine Emporium on the first floor of the Rensselaer Union. The meeting will include introductory information for Senators from the Grand Marshal, temporary officer appointments, and presentations from three petitions:…

Message from GM 150: Marcus Flowers: Open Call for Senate Officer Positions

This is Marcus Flowers, and I'm honored to have been elected as your 150th Grand Marshal. Now that the 46th Student Senate has been elected, I invite you to work together with us on our projects and committees throughout the year. All of the top leadership positions within the Student Senate are available. For our general positions, this includes the following: Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian The heart of the work done in Student Senate comes from the work done in our committees, which meet outside of the regular General Body Meetings. This where student ideas come together and are turned into real impacts on our campus. The people chosen to lead these committees will have the opportunity for leadership in their chosen area, by engaging with stude…

General Body Meeting Agenda 4/9

The agenda for tonight's Senate General Body Meeting (4/9) has been released! Tonight's discussion topics include:
  • Student Petition: Save the Trees – Jesse Freitas ‘16
  • Student Petition: Multiple Points of Access – Harrison Leinweber ‘18
  • Committee End-Of-Year Presentations
  • Web Technologies – Gabe Perez ‘16
  • Student Government Communications – Jen Church, Graduate
  • Rules and Elections – Paul Ilori ‘17
  • Union Constitution – Nathan James ’16
  • This is the final meeting of the 45th Senate. The Senate would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been a part o…

    Announcing Free Mall Shuttle Service for all RPI Students

    The Student Life Committee is proud to announce the arrival of a free pilot mall shuttle service campus. The pilot program funding has been approved by the Rensselaer Union Executive Board and will run on Saturdays for the remainder of the semester. Here are the details: Beginning April 4th, Northeast Shuttle will provide transportation between the Rensselaer Union Horseshoe and Crossgates Mall on Saturdays. This service is courtesy of the Rensselaer Union and will be free for RPI students. Students MUST provide their student ID to ride on the shuttle. Shuttle service is based upon a first-come, first-serve basis. You must sign-in at at the Rensselaer Union front desk beforehand in order to use the shuttle. A Northeast Shuttle driver will come inside to gather eve…

    Senate Prepares for Annual Broomball Match

    The Senate is currently using their spring break to thoroughly prepare and train for this Sunday's annual Broomball match against the Executive Board. The game will take place at the Houston Field House at 5pm this Sunday March 29th. All are welcome (and appreciated) to come an watch the Senate fight for victory. The game will be recorded by RPI TV. Want to get motivated with us? Here is a glimpse at our historic training routine. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtKX1PUGSdw[/embed]…

    Student Senate Launches Student Petition Site

    The RPI 45th Senate, Web Technologies Group, and the Rules and Elections Committee are excited to launch the new student petition site available at: http://petitions.studentsenate.rpi.edu/ RPI Petitions is the proud result of a collaborative effort between student leaders across multiple universities, with a common goal of increased transparency and collaborative communal activism. This site is a Rensselaer-centric adoption of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s open-source PawPrints platform, encouraging students to participate in their community by creating, signing, and promoting their individual causes through a digital petition system. The Rensselaer Union 45th Student Senate, led by Grand Marshal Kyle Keraga '15, sought to create a system providing direct support for stu…