1. Election Timeline, Fall 2017
Filing opens: Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 12 p.m.
Filing closes: Sunday, Sept. 10, at 12 p.m.
Mandatory candidate’s meeting: Sunday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., Location to be determined
Campaigning Begins: Immediately after Candidate’s Meeting
Campaigning Ends: Friday, Sept. 15, at 12 p.m.
Voting: Friday, Sept. 15, 12 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 17, 12 p.m.
Results Announced: Sunday, Sept. 17, 9 p.m., Old Bookstore (subject to change)
2. Amendments to the VSA Bylaws
The VSA Senate passed amendments to the following bylaws at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 4.
Amendment 1: An Amendment Concerning the Co-Chairs of Board of Students Affairs
SECTION 1: Let Article VIII, Section 3, Part B of the VSA Constitution be amended to read as follows:
B. The Board shall be chaired by either or both the elected Co-Chair of Equity and Inclusion or Chair of Academics.
Amendment 2: An Amendment Concerning House First-Year Representatives, 2017
SECTION 1: Let Article VI, Section 4, Part E of the VSA Bylaws be amended to read as follows:
E. The First-Year Representative shall represent the interests of their first-year class in their House to their House Team, shall sit on at least one VSA committee, and shall sit on the First Year Programs Committee.
An Amendment Concerning the Student Status of VSA Senate Candidates
“SECTION 1: Let Article XI, Section 6, Clause A of the VSA Bylaws be amended to read as follows:
A. To be eligible for and hold any office in the VSA, a candidate person must be a full-time student at Vassar College.”
3. VSA Committee meeting times
(All meetings take place in the VSA office, located on the second floor of the College Center)
Equity and Inclusion: Fridays 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Orgs: Fridays 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Planning: Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Operations: Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Finance: Wednesdays 3 p.m. onwards
Health and Wellness: Mondays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Programming: to be decided Board of Residential Affairs: to be decided
VSA Senate: Sundays 7 p.m. onwards (New England 105)
4. Executive Board Office Hours
Anish Kanoria (President and Interim Vice President): Mondays 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. More office hours to be announced soon.
Tamar Ballard (Chair of Equity and Inclusion): Mondays 1 to 3:30 p.m., Thursdays 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 4 to 5 p.m.
Robyn Lin (Chair of Finance): Mondays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Pat DeYoung (Chair of Organizations): Mondays 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Takunda Maisva (Chair of Residential Affairs): To be decided
Joaquim Gonçalves (Chair of Academics): To be decided