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Scots Student Senate

Description

Scots Student Senate serves as a voice for the students of Monmouth College. As the campus student government, our objectives are to promote student interests, maintain student rights and improve the general student welfare. This organization gives students the ability to make changes all across campus and serves as the connection between students, faculty/staff and administration.

Executive Board

Students

Student Senator FAQs

Every Student Senator must represent the interests of their fellow students or organization, to the Scots Student Senate. The executive board serves as a liaison for students, faculty, staff and administration. The foremost responsibility of any Student Senator is to attend all Student Senate meetings and report the events of the meeting to the members of their club. Scots Student Senators will not qualify for Scot Senate Funds if they miss more than three meetings.

Meetings are held held every other Wednesday at 5:30pm; reminder emails will be sent to all students. Due to current events, meetings will look a little different than previous years. Meetings this year will be held on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

FAQs

  • What if the organization does not use up the funds provided by Scots Student Senate?

    All funds not used up by the deadline will be returned to the Student Senate and be reallocated for the next funding cycle.

  • What will Scots Student Senate not fund?

    Events that are not within the best interest of Monmouth College, as well as any debts, or group paraphernalia and food (i.e. pins, group t-shirts).

  • Who will Scots Student Senate fund?

    Only student organizations recognized by Monmouth College. Organizations that have not yet registered for the academic year must do so either by October 2nd, or as soon as possible after their founding with Ryan Doyle.

  • What dates are the 2020-21 funding cycles to take place?

    Cycle 1: October 7th, 2020
    Cycle 2: February 2nd, 2021
    Cycle 3: March 22nd, 2021
    (Cycle 3 is for the those who would like to apply for funding the following academic year; however, the event must take place within the first 30 days of the new school year)

  • What if my organization misses a funding cycle?

    There will be a minimum of three funding cycles, although the last cycle will provide funds for the next academic year.

  • How can our organization receive funding?

    Organizations should pay attention for announcements regarding the funding cycles that take place within the academic year and apply in good standing. They must go through an interview process that will determine whether they will receive funding for the proposed events.

  • Where can I get advice on how to lead and grow my club?

    The Scots Student Senate, in particular the Parliamentarian, is invested in ensuring the strength and growth of our clubs. If you feel that you need help either leading or growing your new club feel free to reach out to the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian or to Ryan Doyle, rdoyle@monmouthcollege.edu.

  • Where/how do we get money?

    Each and every club should always have some means of independently raising funds written into their constitution, whether it be through membership dues or some other method. Registered and recognized organizations can apply to additional funds through the Scots Student Senate.

  • Who do I talk to after I’ve done everything I need to do?

    After you’ve completed the initial steps such as getting an advisor, getting the minimum membership, and figuring out the organization of your club, then you should contact the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian and Ryan Doyle in order to move forward in the registration process.

  • Do we need some kind of sponsor or advisor?

    Yes, each club at Monmouth must have an advisor that is a Faculty or Staff member.

  • How many positions should our organization have?

    Feel free to create as many positions in your organization as you’d like and that you think your organization needs/can support. There should be at least 5 executive officer positions; president, vice-president, treasurer, Student Senator, and secretary. 

  • How many members are required to qualify for club status?

    An organization must have at least 10 registered members to qualify for recognition as an organization.

  • Do we need a constitution?

    Yes, a constitution is absolutely essential and acts as the guiding document for your club, it should include some kind of statement regarding your goals and the mission of your club. In addition to that, it needs to lay out how your organization is organized and what responsibilities lay where. For any more specific questions, or for help writing your constitution, contact the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian Joe Doner, at jdoner@monmouthcollege.edu

  • How does a Student Senator apply for funds?

    Throughout the year, there will be funding periods where Scots Student Senate will encourage organizations to apply for funds, the treasurer will review the application and interview the applicants to determine if they should be given money and how much they should be given.

    If you have any questions about funding, contact Shylah Solis: SSOLIS@monmouthcollege.edu

  • What should Student Senators be doing during the meeting?

    In a meeting, a Student Senator should be listening, taking notes, and contributing their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives when prompted.

  • What are the rules of the meeting?

    Meetings follow the parliamentary rules laid out in Robert’s Rules of Order

  • Is there a dress code for meetings?

    The dress code for meetings is either business casual or Monmouth College gear depending on the week. Details will be provided in an email.

  • Who is a Scot Student Senator?

    Scot Senators are students voted into these positions by recognized Monmouth College organizations. In addition, ALL Monmouth College students are welcomed to attend our meetings. However, students not affiliated to an organization are non-voting members of the student senate. All students may attend our meetings to represent their interest, engage in discussions, and receive essential information regarding campus policies.

How to Start a New Organization at Monmouth FAQs

FAQs

  • Where can I get advice on how to lead and grow my club?

    The Scots Student Senate, in particular the Parliamentarian, is invested in ensuring the strength and growth of our clubs. If you feel that you need help either leading or growing your new club feel free to reach out to the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian or to Ryan Doyle, rdoyle@monmouthcollege.edu.

  • Where/how do we get money?

    Each and every club should always have some means of independently raising funds written into their constitution, whether it be through membership dues or some other method. Registered and recognized organizations can apply to additional funds through the Scots Student Senate.

  • Who do I talk to after I’ve done everything I need to do?

    After you’ve completed the initial steps such as getting an advisor, getting the minimum membership, and figuring out the organization of your club, then you should contact the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian and Ryan Doyle in order to move forward in the registration process.

  • What if the organization does not use up the funds provided by Scots Student Senate?

    All funds not used up by the deadline will be returned to the Student Senate and be reallocated for the next funding cycle.

  • What will Scots Student Senate not fund?

    Events that are not within the best interest of Monmouth College, as well as any debts, or group paraphernalia and food (i.e. pins, group t-shirts).

  • Who will Scots Student Senate fund?

    Only student organizations recognized by Monmouth College. Organizations that have not yet registered for the academic year must do so either by October 2nd, or as soon as possible after their founding with Ryan Doyle.

  • What dates are the 2020-21 funding cycles to take place?

    Cycle 1: October 7th, 2020
    Cycle 2: February 2nd, 2021
    Cycle 3: March 22nd, 2021
    (Cycle 3 is for the those who would like to apply for funding the following academic year; however, the event must take place within the first 30 days of the new school year)

  • What if my organization misses a funding cycle?

    There will be a minimum of three funding cycles, although the last cycle will provide funds for the next academic year.

  • How can our organization receive funding?

    Organizations should pay attention for announcements regarding the funding cycles that take place within the academic year and apply in good standing. They must go through an interview process that will determine whether they will receive funding for the proposed events.

  • Where can I get advice on how to lead and grow my club?

    The Scots Student Senate, in particular the Parliamentarian, is invested in ensuring the strength and growth of our clubs. If you feel that you need help either leading or growing your new club feel free to reach out to the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian or to Ryan Doyle, rdoyle@monmouthcollege.edu.

  • Where/how do we get money?

    Each and every club should always have some means of independently raising funds written into their constitution, whether it be through membership dues or some other method. Registered and recognized organizations can apply to additional funds through the Scots Student Senate.

  • Who do I talk to after I’ve done everything I need to do?

    After you’ve completed the initial steps such as getting an advisor, getting the minimum membership, and figuring out the organization of your club, then you should contact the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian and Ryan Doyle in order to move forward in the registration process.

  • Do we need some kind of sponsor or advisor?

    Yes, each club at Monmouth must have an advisor that is a Faculty or Staff member.

  • How many positions should our organization have?

    Feel free to create as many positions in your organization as you’d like and that you think your organization needs/can support. There should be at least 5 executive officer positions; president, vice-president, treasurer, Student Senator, and secretary. 

  • How many members are required to qualify for club status?

    An organization must have at least 10 registered members to qualify for recognition as an organization.

  • Do we need a constitution?

    Yes, a constitution is absolutely essential and acts as the guiding document for your club, it should include some kind of statement regarding your goals and the mission of your club. In addition to that, it needs to lay out how your organization is organized and what responsibilities lay where. For any more specific questions, or for help writing your constitution, contact the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian Joe Doner, at jdoner@monmouthcollege.edu

  • How does a Student Senator apply for funds?

    Throughout the year, there will be funding periods where Scots Student Senate will encourage organizations to apply for funds, the treasurer will review the application and interview the applicants to determine if they should be given money and how much they should be given.

    If you have any questions about funding, contact Shylah Solis: SSOLIS@monmouthcollege.edu

  • What should Student Senators be doing during the meeting?

    In a meeting, a Student Senator should be listening, taking notes, and contributing their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives when prompted.

  • What are the rules of the meeting?

    Meetings follow the parliamentary rules laid out in Robert’s Rules of Order

  • Is there a dress code for meetings?

    The dress code for meetings is either business casual or Monmouth College gear depending on the week. Details will be provided in an email.

  • Who is a Scot Student Senator?

    Scot Senators are students voted into these positions by recognized Monmouth College organizations. In addition, ALL Monmouth College students are welcomed to attend our meetings. However, students not affiliated to an organization are non-voting members of the student senate. All students may attend our meetings to represent their interest, engage in discussions, and receive essential information regarding campus policies.

2020-21 Funding Cycle FAQs

FAQs

  • What if the organization does not use up the funds provided by Scots Student Senate?

    All funds not used up by the deadline will be returned to the Student Senate and be reallocated for the next funding cycle.

  • What will Scots Student Senate not fund?

    Events that are not within the best interest of Monmouth College, as well as any debts, or group paraphernalia and food (i.e. pins, group t-shirts).

  • Who will Scots Student Senate fund?

    Only student organizations recognized by Monmouth College. Organizations that have not yet registered for the academic year must do so either by October 2nd, or as soon as possible after their founding with Ryan Doyle.

  • What dates are the 2020-21 funding cycles to take place?

    Cycle 1: October 7th, 2020
    Cycle 2: February 2nd, 2021
    Cycle 3: March 22nd, 2021
    (Cycle 3 is for the those who would like to apply for funding the following academic year; however, the event must take place within the first 30 days of the new school year)

  • What if my organization misses a funding cycle?

    There will be a minimum of three funding cycles, although the last cycle will provide funds for the next academic year.

  • How can our organization receive funding?

    Organizations should pay attention for announcements regarding the funding cycles that take place within the academic year and apply in good standing. They must go through an interview process that will determine whether they will receive funding for the proposed events.

  • Where can I get advice on how to lead and grow my club?

    The Scots Student Senate, in particular the Parliamentarian, is invested in ensuring the strength and growth of our clubs. If you feel that you need help either leading or growing your new club feel free to reach out to the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian or to Ryan Doyle, rdoyle@monmouthcollege.edu.

  • Where/how do we get money?

    Each and every club should always have some means of independently raising funds written into their constitution, whether it be through membership dues or some other method. Registered and recognized organizations can apply to additional funds through the Scots Student Senate.

  • Who do I talk to after I’ve done everything I need to do?

    After you’ve completed the initial steps such as getting an advisor, getting the minimum membership, and figuring out the organization of your club, then you should contact the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian and Ryan Doyle in order to move forward in the registration process.

  • Do we need some kind of sponsor or advisor?

    Yes, each club at Monmouth must have an advisor that is a Faculty or Staff member.

  • How many positions should our organization have?

    Feel free to create as many positions in your organization as you’d like and that you think your organization needs/can support. There should be at least 5 executive officer positions; president, vice-president, treasurer, Student Senator, and secretary. 

  • How many members are required to qualify for club status?

    An organization must have at least 10 registered members to qualify for recognition as an organization.

  • Do we need a constitution?

    Yes, a constitution is absolutely essential and acts as the guiding document for your club, it should include some kind of statement regarding your goals and the mission of your club. In addition to that, it needs to lay out how your organization is organized and what responsibilities lay where. For any more specific questions, or for help writing your constitution, contact the Scots Student Senate Parliamentarian Joe Doner, at jdoner@monmouthcollege.edu

  • How does a Student Senator apply for funds?

    Throughout the year, there will be funding periods where Scots Student Senate will encourage organizations to apply for funds, the treasurer will review the application and interview the applicants to determine if they should be given money and how much they should be given.

    If you have any questions about funding, contact Shylah Solis: SSOLIS@monmouthcollege.edu

  • What should Student Senators be doing during the meeting?

    In a meeting, a Student Senator should be listening, taking notes, and contributing their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives when prompted.

  • What are the rules of the meeting?

    Meetings follow the parliamentary rules laid out in Robert’s Rules of Order

  • Is there a dress code for meetings?

    The dress code for meetings is either business casual or Monmouth College gear depending on the week. Details will be provided in an email.

  • Who is a Scot Student Senator?

    Scot Senators are students voted into these positions by recognized Monmouth College organizations. In addition, ALL Monmouth College students are welcomed to attend our meetings. However, students not affiliated to an organization are non-voting members of the student senate. All students may attend our meetings to represent their interest, engage in discussions, and receive essential information regarding campus policies.