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    We dedicate the Student Senate activities to the college's mission of diversity and to embrace and promote the rich diversity, community, and civility of the student body; to encourage student organizations to develop and implement activities that serve Teachers College students and the larger University community; and, to discuss matters concerning the broader University community and present and support conclusions to the University Senate and the University administration.

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  • Petition to Amend the Senate Constitution

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    The Teachers College, Columbia University Student Senate has considered to add four new positions for possible senators, and according to our constitution have petitioned to amend our constitution before voting on ratified these amendments. Please read the following petition below:


    THEREFORE it be resolved that Article VII Section 10-13 of the Constitution be amended to read as follows:
    • (Section 10.  The International Student Senator shall: serve as a member of the Student Life Committee; serve as a liaison between the Student Senate and the Office of International Services; advise the Student Senate on issues and concerns specific to international students.
    • Section 11.  The Residential Services Senator shall: serve as a member of the Institutional Affairs Committee; serve as a liaison between the Student Senate and the Office of Residential Services; lead and coordinate an ad hoc committee of college residents to gather information relevant to the residential experience; advise the Student Senate on issues and concerns specific to students using Teachers College residential services.
    • Section 12.  The Health and Well-Being Senator shall: serve as a member of the Student Life Committee; serve as a liasion between the Student Senate and Student Development and Activities surrounding issues of physical and mental health and overall well-being; organize and implement educational and social events that serve to promote health and well-being within the college.
    • Section 13.  The Alumni Senator shall: serve as a member of the University Affairs Committee; serve as a liaison between the Student Senate and the Office of Alumni Relations;serve as a student representative on the Teachers College Alumni Council; organize and implement opportunities for current and past students to interact.

    WHEREAS, the position of International Student Senator shall serve as liaison and advisor to the community of International Students at Teachers College and Student Senate.

    WHEREAS, the position of Residential Life Senator shall serve as liaison, advisor and committee chair for the community of students living in residence at Teachers College as

    WHEREAS, the position of Health and Well-Being Senator shall serve as liaison, advisor and advocate for the physical and mental health of students at Teachers College.

    WHEREAS, the Alumni Senator shall serve as liaison and advisor to the Student Senate and Teachers College Office of Alumni Relations as well as student representative on the Teachers College Alumni Council.

    THEREFORE it be resolved, that these Specialty Senator positions be added to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Teachers College Student Senate as amendments to Article VII which outlines the Duties of Senators and the Student Senate Clerk to voted on by a 2/3 majority of the Student Senate in no less than 14 calendar days from the approval of this petition.

    Petition signed by:  The Student Senate Majority

    Certified by: (Parliamentarian)Date:  November 7, 2014

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