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  and 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


  • 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


  • 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