Kresge Parliament

 

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Student Government

Kresge College has an active student government in the Kresge Student Lounge every Friday at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm to discuss major college and university issues. Kresge is a member of the Kresge Affiliates and Campus-wide Student Organizations.

Update: All of Spring Quarter 2020 Kresge Parliament Meetings will be held via zoom

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Parliament offers opportunities for community service, support, and activism in a setting emphasizing participatory democracy.

Steps for requesting funding

  1. Download a  Budget Request form (PDF)  (hard copy versions available in the Kresge College Programs Office).
  2. SOAR / Student Media / Arts & Cultural Diversity Organizations also need to download and turn to the  Funding Award to a Student Organization .
  3. Give completed forms to Kresge College Programs Office in R1111 or email to both kresgeparliament@ucsc.edu  and fmvictor@ucsc.edu. Be sure to include the name of your organization, affiliation, and contact person's email.
  4. Budget Request Forms must be completed and submitted at least 9 days before presenting at Parliament

Kresge Parliament Positions

Chair  Quinn Chalmers   

  • Attends all Parliament meetings
  • Serves the relationship between the college and the student body
  • Facilitates all Parliament meetings
  • Develops the agenda for each meeting
  • Parliament related issues
  • Coordinates to ensure that Parliament is running smoothly (ie minutes are distributed, treasurer is up to date, representatives are attending sub-committee meetings, etc.)
  • Ensures that all positions are filled
  • Elected in Spring Quarter for the following year

Vice-Chair  Nick Zandbergen

  • Fills in for any absentee Officials during meetings of the Parliament. This includes the use of the temporary chair in the absence of the official chair
  • According to the Constitution
  • Must declare all unconstitutional activities
  • Must wait for the chair whenever possible
  • Has the option of convening and chairing a Constitutional Congress

Treasurer  

  • Attends all Parliament meetings
  • Supplies Budget Forms at all meetings
  • Keeps a record of all Parliament's financial transactions
  • Keeps a record of all Kresge Core Council's financial transactions
  • All the people who have asked for money from Parliament to inform them of Parliament's decision (within 48 hours)
  • Distributed copies of the Budget Request Forms to the Financial Assistant, the College Programs Coordinator, and the requesting party (by the end of Friday)
  • Meets with the Financial Assistant at least once a quarter to balance

Secretary  

  • Attends all Parliament meetings
  • Takes detailed minutes of the meetings, reviews, announcements, and reporting reports
  • Distributes to all Kresge College staff, the other college students, and all members
  • Brings the minutes to the meeting to be approved by Parliament

Outreach Officer  

  • Must publicly display the agenda for each meeting
  • Responsible for controlling / maintaining
  • Must actively outreach to the Kresge community by creating/displaying all posters, etc.
  • Has the option of forming an Outreach Committee

Transfer Community Representative  

  • Must accurately represent the voice of the Kresge Transfer Student Community
  • It is recommended that the Transfer Community Representative be transferred to Porter or Kresge Transfer Student themselves

Current Affairs Officer  

  • Responsible for giving a brief
  • Brief can include local, national, and weird news

Core Council Representative  

  • Attends all Parliament meetings
  • Wait for all Core Council meetings (3 per quarter)
  • Kresge College at Core Council Meetings
  • Listening to the vote for a vote
  • Reports Parliament's funding decisions to the Core Council by filling the Core Council Funding Voucher

Student Union Assembly (SUA) Representatives  

  • Attends all SUA meetings
  • Representatives Kresge College by voting in SUA meetings
  • Presents weekly reports to Parliament on SUA activity
  • Kresge Informs Parliament on campus-wide issues
  • Attends all Parliament meetings

Student Committee of Committees (SCOC)  

  • Attends all Parliament meetings
  • Attends all ICSA meetings
  • Reports to Parliament
  • Answers questions about the various campuses and activates Kresge recruits

Academic Senate Representative   

  • Attends all Parliament Meetings
  • Wait for all Academic Senate Meetings (2 per quarter, approx.)
  • Reports of the Academic Senate
  • Representatives Kresge College through participation in the Academic Senate.

Student Union Governance Board (SUGB) Representative  

  • Kresge Informs Parliament on campus-wide issues
  • Representatives Kresge College by voting in SUGB meetings
  • Brings forth any issues that Parliament may need to vote on

Positions can be re-voted on each quarter. Experience has shown that a year-long commitment to a position works best. If you want to find a job, you need to find a job, you need a job.

Kresge College Student Parliament Constitution