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The Student Senate is the legislative branch of the student government at Ripon College. It is charged with managing the student activities fee for the benefit of students at Ripon College, monitoring the activities of Student Senate-recognized organizations and formulating policies in areas of student concern. The Senate has a programming body, Ripon Live, and several voting positions on the college's various committees.

Senate meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays on the 2nd floor of Bartlett Hall. They are open to anyone who wishes to attend. There is an Open Forum portion of the meeting at which any student may voice a concern directly to the Senate. Members of the college community also are allowed to comment on each item of business before the Student Senate.

Students and members of the college community are strongly encouraged to voice any concerns they have to a Student Senator, an Executive Board member, or the assembled Senate.

Executive Board positions include the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Elections for these positions are open to those who will be on campus for the duration of their term and have at least one semester of experience as a member of Student Senate.


2017-2018 Executive Board Members

President: Wyatt McGillen '19
Vice President: Zaeem Kitsos '20
Treasurer: Michael Hartman '20
Secretary: Luke Dretske '21
Special Graduate Trustee:
Matthew Schultz '16
Winona Holmes-Robbin '17
Robert's Rules of Order 2nd Edition (.pdf, 5742K)

Robert's Rules of Order is the most commonly utilized set of Parliamentary Procedures in the United States (according to Wikipedia). It outlines protocol and courtesies for voting bodies to follow, and is an indispensable tool for running a meeting. There are currently 11 editions published, the most recent of which governs the Student Senate. This .pdf is of the 2nd edition, meaning that there are differences, but not major ones, in its contents versus the official guide for the Senate.

Robert's Rules Cheat Sheet (.pdf, 105K)

A guide on how to properly handle a 'motion' according to Robert's Rules, as well as a reference sheet for the common types of 'motions.'

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You can find official Student Senate documents such as the Constitution and Operating Rules found in the section below. You can also access the most recent agenda and business items in this sidebar. 
Don't forget that any questions or comments can be sent to our e-mail!!  
2017-2018 Minutes
September 20th, 2017 (.pdf, 134K)
September 27th, 2017 (.pdf, 74K)
October 4th, 2017 (.pdf, 81K)
October 11th, 2017 (.pdf, 127K)
October 25th, 2017 (.pdf, 94K)
November 1st, 2017 (.pdf, 63K)
November 8th, 2017 (.pdf, 69K)
November 15th, 2017 (.pdf, 100K)
November 29th, 2017 (.pdf, 76K)
December 6th, 2017 (.pdf, 254K)
January 17th, 2018 (.pdf, 106K)
January 24th, 2018 (.pdf, 69K)
January 31st, 2018 (.pdf, 102K)
February 7th, 2018 (.pdf, 142K)
February 14th, 2018 (.pdf, 89K)
February 21, 2018 (.pdf, 300K)
February 28th, 2018 (.pdf, 57K)
March 7th, 2018 (.pdf, 143K)
March 21st, 2018 (.pdf, 263K)
March 28th, 2018.pdf (.pdf, 74K)
April 4th, 2018.pdf (.pdf, 55K)
April 11th, 2018.pdf (.pdf, 59K)
April 18th, 2018.pdf (.pdf, 73K)
April 25th, 2018.pdf (.pdf, 45K)
Minutes of April 25, 2018.pdf (.pdf, 56K)
Operating Procedures
Senate Constitution (.docx, 50K)
Operating Rules (.docx, 60K)
2016-2017 Minutes and Agenda
September 7th, 2016 (.pdf, 101K)
September 14th, 2016 (.pdf, 105K)
September 21st, 2016 (.pdf, 66K)
September 28th, 2016 Agenda (.pdf, 97K)
October 5th, 2016 Agenda (.pdf, 176K)
October 12th, 2016 (.pdf, 201K)
October 26th, 2016 (.pdf, 104K)
November 2nd, 2016 (.pdf, 114K)
November 9th, 2016 (.pdf, 77K)
November 16th, 2016 (.pdf, 106K)
November 23rd, 2016 (.pdf, 69K)
November 30th, Agenda (.pdf, 136K)
December 7th, 2016 Agenda (.pdf, 176K)
December 7th Minutes (.pdf, 56K)
February 1st Agenda (.pdf, 166K)
February 8th, 2017 (.pdf, 91K)
February 15th, 2017 (.pdf, 163K)
February 22nd, 2017 (.pdf, 77K)
March 1st Agenda (.pdf, 68K)
March 8th Agenda (.pdf, 241K)
March 22nd, 2017 Agenda (.pdf, 237K)
March 29th, 2017 Agenda (.pdf, 190K)
April 12th, 2017 Agenda (.pdf, 82K)
April 24th, 2017 Agenda (.pdf, 224K)
April 5th, 2017 Agenda (.pdf, 109K)
2015-2016 Agendas and Minutes
September 16th, 2015 (.pdf, 180K)
September 23rd, 2015 (.pdf, 116K)
September 30th, 2015 (.pdf, 148K)
October 7th, 2015 (.pdf, 112K)
October 14th, 2015 (.pdf, 138K)
October 28th, 2015 (.pdf, 251K)
November 4th, 2015 (.pdf, 75K)
November 11th, 2015 (.pdf, 197K)
November 18th, 2015 (.pdf, 98K)
December 2nd, 2015 (.pdf, 447K)
December 9th, 2015 (.pdf, 421K)
January 20th, 2016 (.pdf, 189K)
February 3rd, 2016 (.pdf, 101K)
February 10th, 2016 (.pdf, 257K)
February 17th, 2016 (.pdf, 116K)
February 24th, 2016 (.pdf, 103K)
March 2nd, 2016 (.pdf, 53K)
March 9th, 2016 (.pdf, 52K)
March 23, 2016 (.pdf, 232K)
April 6th, 2016 (.pdf, 167K)
April 13th, 2016 (.pdf, 263K)
April 20th, 2016 (.pdf, 487K)
April 27th, 2016 (.pdf, 148K)
May 3rd, 2016 (.pdf, 195K)
May 3rd, 2016 (.pdf, 66K)
2014-2015 Weekly Agendas + Minutes
September 17, 2014 (.docx, 23K)
September 24, 2014 (.docx, 23K)
October 1, 2014 (.docx, 15K)
October 8, 2014 (.docx, 27K)
October 15, 2014 (.docx, 23K)
October 29, 2014 (.docx, 30K)
November 5, 2014 (.docx, 27K)
November 12, 2014 (.docx, 34K)
November 19, 2014 (.docx, 74K)
December 3, 2014 (.docx, 69K)
December 10, 2014 (.docx, 37K)
January 28, 2015 (.docx, 265K)
February 4, 2015 (.docx, 37K)
February 11, 2015 (.docx, 40K)
February 18, 2015 (.docx, 50K)
February 25, 2015 (.docx, 61K)
March 4, 2015 (.docx, 2183K)
March 11, 2015 (.docx, 60K)
March 25, 2015 (.docx, 519K)
April 1, 2015 (.docx, 512K)
April 9, 2015 (.docx, 526K)
April 15th, 2015 (.docx, 526K)
April 22, 2015 (.docx, 530K)
April 29, 2015 (.docx, 1296K)
2013-2014 Weekly Agendas
November 13 (.pdf, 256K)
November 6 (.doc, 53K)
November 20 (.pdf, 86K)
Dec. 4 (.pdf, 129K)
December 11 (.docx, 22K)
January 29 (.pdf, 89K)
February 5th (.pdf, 65K)
Feb 12 (.pdf, 156K)
Feb 19 (.pdf, 102K)
Feb 26 (.pdf, 105K)
March 5 (.pdf, 203K)
March 12 (.pdf, 161K)
March 26 (.pdf, 74K)
April 2nd (.docx, 36K)
April 9th (.docx, 60K)
April 16th, 2014 (.docx, 41K)
April 23 (.docx, 46K)
Student Senate Appointed Committees (.docx, 11K)
April 24th, 2013 (.pdf, 80K)
September 18th, 2013 (.pdf, 74K)
September 25th, 2013 (.pdf, 83K)
October 2nd, 2013 (.pdf, 81K)
2012-2013 Weekly Agendas
April 24th, 2013 (.pdf, 150K)
April 17th, 2013 (.pdf, 382K)
April 10, 2013 (.pdf, 108K)
April 3, 2013 (.pdf, 327K)
March 27, 2013 (.pdf, 76K)
March 20, 2013 (.pdf, 70K)
March 6, 2013 (.pdf, 75K)
February 27, 2013 (.pdf, 104K)
February 20, 2013 (.pdf, 86K)
February 13, 2013 (.pdf, 68K)
February 6, 2013 (.pdf, 113K)
January 30, 2013 (.pdf, 57K)
January 23, 2013 (.pdf, 119K)
December 5, 2012 (.pdf, 99K)
November 28, 2012 (.pdf, 73K)
November 14, 2012 (.pdf, 114K)
November 7, 2012 (.pdf, 71K)
October 31, 2012 (.pdf, 76K)
October 24, 2012 (.pdf, 92K)
October 10, 2012 (.pdf, 111K)
October 3, 2012 (.pdf, 103K)
September 26, 2012 (.pdf, 77K)
September 19, 2012 (.pdf, 113K)
September 12, 2012 (.pdf, 55K)
September 5, 2012 (.pdf, 75K)
Office of the Treasurer: Budget Hearings Report (.xlsx, 53K)
2011-2012 Weekly Agendas
April 25, 2012 (.pdf, 79K)
April 18, 2012 (.pdf, 121K)
April 11, 2012 (.pdf, 202K)
April 4, 2012 (.pdf, 91K)
March 28, 2012 (.pdf, 55K)
March 21, 2012 (.pdf, 99K)
March 7, 2012 (.pdf, 76K)
February 29, 2012 (.pdf, 99K)
February 22, 2012 (.pdf, 100K)
February 15, 2012 (.pdf, 57K)
February 8, 2012 (.pdf, 71K)
February 1, 2012 (.pdf, 106K)
January 25, 2012 (.pdf, 130K)
December 7, 2011 (.pdf, 63K)
November 30, 2011 (.pdf, 64K)
November 16, 2011 (.pdf, 110K)
November 9, 2011 (.pdf, 57K)
November 2, 2011 (.pdf, 64K)
October 26, 2011 (.docx, 18K)
October 12, 2011 (.pdf, 120K)
October 5th (.pdf, 107K)
September 28, 2011 (.pdf, 83K)
September 21, 2011 (.pdf, 48K)
September 14, 2011 (.pdf, 69K)
September 7, 2011 (.pdf, 164K)
2010-2011 Weekly Agendas
April 13th, 2011 (.pdf, 160K)
April 6th, 2011 (.pdf, 95K)
March 30th, 2011 (.pdf, 81K)
March 23rd, 2011 (.pdf, 76K)
March 9th, 2011 (.pdf, 88K)
March 2nd, 2011 (.docx, 32K)
February 23rd, 2011 (.pdf, 83K)
February 16th, 2011 (.pdf, 59K)
February 9th, 2011 (.pdf, 67K)
February 2nd, 2011 (.pdf, 75K)
January 26th, 2011 (.pdf, 89K)
December 8th, 2010 (.pdf, 69K)
December 1st, 2010 (.pdf, 101K)
November 17th, 2010 (.pdf, 140K)
November 10th, 2010 (.pdf, 58K)
November 3rd, 2010 (.pdf, 81K)
October 27th, 2010 (.pdf, 71K)
October 13th, 2010 (.pdf, 111K)
October 6th, 2010 (.pdf, 57K)
September 29th, 2010 (.pdf, 96K)
September 22, 2010 (.pdf, 92K)
Septmeber 15th, 2010 (.pdf, 115K)
September 8, 2010 (.pdf, 85K)
April 27, 2011 (.pdf, 63K)
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2015-2016 Budgets
Final 2015-2016 Organization Budgets (.xlsx, 108K)
One Fund as of 11-29-15 (.xlsx, 9K)
One-Fund Request Example (.docx, 14K)
Budget Request Example (.xlsx, 8K)
FY 2013-2014 (.xlsx, 83K)
Fiscal Year: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 (.pdf, 182K)
2011-2012 Budgets
Group Budgets 2011-2012 (.xls, 556K)
Fiscal Year: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
2010-2011 Budget Request Quick-Guide (.pdf, 148K)
Fiscal Year: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 (.xls, 597K)
Fiscal Year: July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Group Budgets with Senate Adjustments (.xls, 593K)
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