At the Feb. 26 meeting of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, senators passed a bill to extend the ASSU elections declaration deadline from March 1 to March 8.
The Undergraduate Senate settled into office yesterday. At its first full-length meeting Tuesday night, it confirmed the membership of Senate committees, passed funding bills and discussed two separate pieces of legislation–one that would create paid consultant positions on the ASSU Publications Board (Pub Board) and another that would establish the office of ASSU Parliamentarian.
There’s no doubt that the ASSU is a part of every Stanford student’s life—every student is a member, pays fees as a part of tuition and benefits from the activities funded by these fees. But the legal standing of the ASSU relative to the University lies in a gray area.
Though the Nominations Committee (NomCom) is an essential part of the ASSU, the committee and its purpose is not widely known among the general student population. The members of next year’s committee have recently been nominated and are awaiting confirmation from the Undergraduate Senate and Graduate Student Council (GSC).