Student Handbook 2020-2021

Student Association and Student Senate

Every Keuka College student who has paid the student activities fee is a member of the Student Association. The Student Senate, the governing body of the Student Association, consists of members elected by the student body with representatives from each class, each residence hall, and the commuter and international student populations (known as student senators). Student Senate has an executive board comprised of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer who are elected at-large by the entire student body. Student Senate is responsible for governing social activities on campus, controlling financial matters related to the student activities fee, and serving as the official voice for the expression of student opinion. Student Senate elections are usually held in the spring for all positions, except for the freshman class,residence hall, and commuter representatives. Elections for these and any unfilled positions are held at the beginning of the fall term.

Executive board members must maintain a 2.5 GPA and student senators must maintain a 2.0 GPA through their elected term of office. Students found responsible for policy violations/infractions may jeopardize their ability to run for—or keep—their elected office if the violation is in direct conflict with their ability to serve as a campus leader and role model. Final decisions regarding responsibility and/or sanctions will be made by the Division of Student Affairs or conduct officer in conjunction with the dean of students.

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is an official subgroup of Student Senate. The purpose of this organization is to plan and implement social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs for the College community. The director of student activities is the advisor to the group. Elections for executive positions are held in the spring and vacancies are filled in the fall term. Executive board members must maintain a 2.5 GPA through their elected term of office. Officers found responsible for policy violations/infractions may jeopardize their ability to run for—or keep—their elected office if the violation is in direct conflict with their ability to serve as a campus leader and role model. Final decisions regarding responsibility and/or sanctions will be made by the Division of Student Affairs or conduct officer in conjunction with the dean of students.

Student Senate Budget Allocations Committee

The Student Senate Budget Allocations Committee is responsible for carrying out financial policies of the Student Association and for making recommendations to the entire Student Senate regarding apportionment of Senate budget allocation. The committee examines budget allocation paperwork and arranges for the allotment of funds to each club or organization. The Student Senate Budget Allocations Committee may recommend to the entire Student Senate that money be withheld from any organization or club that has not followed the allocation process described by Student Senate. The committee is chaired by the treasurer of Student Senate. Nominations and appointments are held in the spring semester.