It’s that time of year again, prepare your inbox for a mass influx of emails, because elections for an enormous variety of positions are about to open! Nominations will open tomorrow, Saturday, September 13th at 9 PM! You’ll have a chance to nominate yourself and your peers for many different positions. Positions on Honor Council, Student’s Council, JSAAPP and for Dorm Resource People will be open. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the inner workings of Haverford Student Government, after all, our student body is self governing on most all aspects.
When nominations open, they will remain open for 48 hours, if you are nominated or if you nominate yourself, you will have an opportunity to write a brief statement and submit a picture for your peers to vote off of. There is then another 48 hour period for voting, and if elected, you’ll start soon after at your new position.
So how about a bit of information about what positions you may run for or vote on?
Newly elected and currently serving Honor Council members will all meet up for an overnight retreat starting on the 19th of September, this is just the start of your term and an opportunity to get to know everyone and be oriented before you begin! The Honor Code is a huge pillar of our community, and members of Honor Council are trusted by the entire community to help upkeep more administrative aspects of it. This includes educating the community, facilitating community discussion, progressing and working on processes and procedures, running trials in case of a violation of the Code and much more! There will be four open Freshman representative positions, three open Sophomore representative positions, 2 open Junior representative positions and 2 open Senior representative positions!
Student’s Council is the basis of our self-governmental here at Haverford! StuCo, as it is often called, holds a variety of positions including a class representative for each year and an Officer of Campus Life, Academics, Athletics, the Arts as well as Multiculturalism. Student’s Council handles everything from budgeting for the hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus to running Plenary to handling relevant and present issues affecting the campus. This semester there will be voting on some class representative positions and an Officer position. You have an opportunity to get involved right at the centrality of our self governance here at Haverford by running for StuCo in these upcoming elections!
JSAAPP or the more wordy version, the Joint-Student Administration Alcohol Policy Panel, is the managing body around our alcohol policy and maintaining a safe and responsible environment on campus with alcohol and drug related concerns. They strive to educate the community and ensure students adhere to the rules and regulations of the Alcohol Policy, of which promotes an environment in which student’s look out for their peers. This is a committee of elected students and two members of the administration! You have an opportunity to get involved in making this a safer and more educated campus on these relevant issues by running for JSAAPP.
Finally, Dorm Resource People are elected representatives from each dorm on campus. They are the point person on handling concerns related to specific dorms, they are also the people to go to when planning a party in a specific dorm. DRPs coordinate with the Director of Residential Life and Facilities to assure dorms are kept up and to handle all pressing issues! Want to step up for your dorm and do and seriously help out? Run for DRP in the upcoming elections!
That all said, good luck to those running and may it be a productive year for all of you and for all of these campus bodies!