October General Body Meeting, Monday October 3rd, 2016 at 6 PM

Newcomb Gallery

Welcome and Introductions

A.     Vote to Approve Changes to Finance Policy


B.     Proposed Constitution Changes

Discussed amendments to Constitution

Plan to vote on it in November 7th meeting

C.     University Charette Recap

Similar to “community-building workshop”

Discussed topics that students and faculty find important for UVA

i.e. racial issues, sexual misconduct, hiring and retaining female and minority faculty members, better/effective communication between the schools

D.    Presidential Senate

Organized by Undergraduate Student Council (presidents of undergrad organizations at UVA)

pick 2 issues every month, votes to give issue “presidential seal” or not, aims to strengthen leadership community at UVA

i.e. gender-neutral housing (got “presidential seal”)

E.     Nominations:

Niko Maffucci (UJC Representative)


Committee Updates

A.     Initiatives Committee (Brynn Cook and Alicia Buckenmeyer) – Initiatives chairs absent, Ben spoke on behalf of committee

a.     “Grad Guide”

Aims to help students transition to Charlottesville

Grad Guide to be dispersed to graduate students electronically when offered acceptance

Grad students then receive paper copy when they attend Grad Orientation in August

To offer restaurant guide, looking for grad students to offer “testimonial”

If anyone is interested in assisting with the Grad Guide, contact initiatives committee chairs

b.     Student Health Insurance

Collecting data to see how UVA health insurance measures up to other university’s health insurance policies

B.     Social Committee (Alexi Garrett and Akin Odeleye)

a.     Halloween Party

Crozet Pizza, drink specials (beer, well drinks); full menu available until 10pm

9-11pm, October 29th (Saturday prior to Halloween)

Hosting Nursing, Engineering, and GBS departments

(Costumes suggested)

b.     TBD: Three Notch’d event in November

C.     Finance Committee (Kristin Connor)

a.     Funding Requests

Halloween Party:

Request: $200


Global Contemporary Symposium at the University of Virginia

Request: $400 for luncheon (new faculty to interact/advise graduate students)


Next meeting: November 7th

Not going to have December meeting

January meeting to be later in the month