On Tuesday, the Senate discussed Stanford’s long-range planning initiative, plans to audit Volunteer Student Organizations (VSOs) and recent Senate candidate Jacob Randolph ’19’s Constitutional Council case against the Senate.
The ASSU Constitutional Council voted four in favor of Stanford Students of Color Coalition (SOCC) with one abstention on Wednesday after hearing arguments for “The Stanford Review v. SOCC” over the weekend.
Our concern for Jewish students does not reflect a belief that our pain is greater or more important than the pain of any other group. Everyone should be alarmed by the discomfort and alienation of any group of Stanford students.
During the Oct. 28 meeting of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, The Bill to Assign Reserve Accounts to Student Groups was extensively debated and ultimately ended with a veto by ASSU Executive Elizabeth Woodson ’15.
In response to the concern that some of Stanford’s student organizations have become too selective, SAL assessed the membership policies of student organizations with a survey that went out to the student body.
Kardinal Kink’s journey to VSO status was a long one, and definitely a loud one in the last few months. For those involved in our community, kink was a thing we were continually thinking and rethinking to understand better the culture of consent, body-positivity and trust that we took part in—but for Kardinal Kink to become official, we had to get Stanford to understand us. And at first, that requirement towered over our heads.
Student fees are incredibly important to Stanford’s vibrant community. Yet the rules that govern student fees are read by few and understood by fewer.
Finances for student groups have seen recent revisions, including the creation of a new account that could allow undergraduate groups to receive money for alcohol purchases and a streamlined funding process for events.