One year after Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) began rigorously enforcing its policy of open membership in student groups, the benefits of increased student membership have for some organizations come at the cost of financial strain and new administrative challenges.
In its 14th meeting of the year, the 18th Undergraduate Senate moved to increase its transparency by passing a bill to archive recordings of open Senate meetings for public record for registered students.
In its 11th meeting on Tuesday night, the 18th Undergraduate Senate passed the “Full House Fund,” a bill that works to help low income, first generation students overcome economic barriers to entering student organizations with mandatory fees.
The 18th Undergraduate Senate passed a bill on Tuesday night to create a joint legislative committee with the Graduate Student Council (GSC) on sexual violence. Pending ratification from the GSC, this committee will combine efforts amongst ASSU branches to analyze the current status of sexual violence at Stanford, represent student concerns to the administration and recommend changes to the Title IX reporting process.