MUSG   Residential  Senators

Who are Residential Senators?

MUSG is made up of students. Every decision the student senate makes directly effects us, as well as the rest of the student body. It is important to us that MUSG senators work with and on behalf of students. Senators write real legislation to be passed on to administrators, meet with faculty and university officials to discuss concerns, plan forums and events focused on specific topics and gain student feedback through surveys and meeting with students.

Duties and Responsibilities of Residential Senators

  • Attend weekly Senate meetings held on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

  • Attend a mandatory MUSG retreat the weekend of September 20, 2019.

  • Attend your constituent meetings.

Residence Hall Senators. In consultation with the Hall Director and in accordance with the halls’ CPC constitutions, senators should attend one of the following CPC weekly meetings:

  • CPC E-Board meetings

  • CPC General Body meeting

  • CPC Hall Improvement Committee meeting

Residence Hall Senators should also meet with their hall director regularly, frequency of which is to be decided between the two parties. Senators are encouraged to join one of the CPC committees to get involved in their halls and be a visible presence to constituents.

 

Commuter Senators: Commuter Student Association

This includes fulfilling the duties of the Commuter Student Association Constitution, working with the association to plan programs when necessary, and identifying issues commuter students face.

Off-Campus Senators. Landlord Tenant Council. The Landlord Tenant Council meets twice during the academic year and once over the summer. Senators’ roles are to be liaisons between students of Marquette's Off-campus neighborhood and MUSG, working on issues related to enhancing the neighborhood, relations between students, City officials, MU admins, and property owners/managers, as well as, improving engagement with the community surrounding campus.  Dates for the Landlord Tenant Council meetings during the academic year are:

  • October 29, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm, AMU 163

  • March 24, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm, AMU 163

Additional duties of Senators are as follows:​

  • Attend Student Organization Funding (SOF) training.

    • Fall 2019 Dates​: September 12 from 8-9PM; September 18, 25 from 7-8PM; September 26 from 8-9PM (in Wehr Chemistry 112). NOTE" Need only attend one session.

    • Spring 2020 Dates: TBD

  • Office hours: Hold one office hour per week in the MUSG office, and hold additional hour(s) as is necessary to best reach constituents.

  • Actively seek out and represent the opinion of their constituency.

  • Participate in at least one of the following standing committees of the Senate: Academics, Business and Administration, Student Life, or

  • Student Organizations.

  • Attend TRAC (Training for Residence and Apartment Councils) on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (AMU).

  • INCLUDES LUNCH.

  • Attend the all-Senate training on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (AMU, 227).

  • Attend the Fall MUSG retreat the Friday, September 20 (evening) – Saturday, September 21, 2019 (late afternoon).

  • Attend the Winter MUSG retreat in January 2019. (Date TBD.)

What is Student Senate?

Change Agents. Difference Makers. Helping Hands. These phrases exemplify what MUSG’s Senate is all about. MUSG represents the students, and senate is the means to act on what student’s desire. Ever since the founding of MUSG, senate has enacted meaningful change on Marquette’s campus. Whether it be through resolutions to directly help campus, or recommendations to administration, senate strives every day to deliver on issues that matter to the students.

The MUSG Senate actively identifies, addresses, and represents students’ needs, concerns, and interests. As a body, it is our sole job to represent the students and champion initiatives and ideas that will make the Marquette student experience.

Running for Residential Senator Seat

In order to be placed on the ballot, candidates need to obtain the required number of signatures (see below). Only signatures of eligible voters accompanied by appropriate MUID numbers will be counted as valid on the ballot nomination form.  Academic Senators must request signatures from eligible voters in their respective colleges.

Requirements for registration are enumerated below:

  1. Minimun 2.0 cumulative GPA​ (not required for first-year students).

  2. Completion of Candidate Registration Form, which includes your statement of objectives, and completion of the Campaign Materials and Expenditures Form.

  3. Signatures from full-time undergraduate students in your residence hall or residential area as noted above. The Ballot Nomination Form will be available via Marquee. (NOTE: Once the candidate registration form is complete, your will be contacted with the unique link to your candidate "event" on which you will collect nomination signatures digitally.)

  4. If you plan to have a campaign team, completion of the Official Campaign Workers Form. 

  5. Attend Student Organization Funding (SOF) Training. Fall and Spring dates TBD.

  6. Attend the Winter MUSG Retreat in January 2019 (Date TBD).

  7. Reading the Official Election Rules

Additionally, please be aware of the following:

  • Senator candidates may not spend more than $100 on their campaigns.

  • If you receive a discounted price on campaign materials, you must submit the full (retail) price on your Expenditures Form.

  • You may not use the Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement (CLSI) or MUSG resources to produce your campaign material.

  • All receipts must be turned in to MUSG officials before the elections, attached to the Expenditures Form.

  • You will NOT be reimbursed (by MUSG or Marquette University) for the money you spend on your campaign.

  • The Elections Committee will work to approve campaign material in one business day.

  • The Elections Committee must have a copy of all campaign materials.

  • You must receive MUSG Elections Coordinator’s approval on all campaign materials before posting and/or distributing.

  • The Elections Committee will enforce all election rules; infractions may result in penalties. Candidates are responsible for knowing and understanding all of the rules. Please read the Election Rules thoroughly and completely.

  • If you have a question, ask a committee member or the Elections Coordinator before taking action. All questions are welcomed and, in fact, encouraged.

All voting will take place online and the MUSG office will be open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to answer questions throughout the day.

 

If you have any questions, please contact MUSG at 414-288-7416.

Required Forms:

Note: Candidates must also complete a Ballot Nomination Form, which will be e-mailed to them once the Candidate Registration Form is submitted and approved.

Important Dates:

  • Wed., 9/4/2019 : Candidate Registration form (online) deadline due by 5:00 p.m. CDT

  • Thurs., 9/5/2019 : Candidate Nomination form (online) deadline due by 10:00 p.m. CDT

  • Friday., 9/6/2019 : Campaigning officially begins, after stated approval from Elections Coordinator.

  • Tues., 9/10/2019: Election Day, voting opens at 12am and closes at 10pm

  • Wed., 9/11/2019: Elections Press Conference, outside MUSG, 12:00 p.m.

Note: if there are question or concerns about any of the dates above, please contact the Elections Coordinator.

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Open: 10:00am - 6:00pm

414-288-7416

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