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Student Government Association

A group of students sitting on the lawn

The purpose of the Student Government Association is to listen to the student body, to create and maintain relations between the student body and the greater Smith community, and to advocate for student needs.

Every student is a member of the SGA, which is responsible for taking up campus issues and responding to student concerns.

The SGA also acts as a liaison for students and organizations to the college's administration and the board of trustees, and allocates money to organizations and students for activities.

Goals for 2018–19

This year SGA plans to work on strengthening and increasing unity within the Smith College community by advocating for a campus environment that is not only diverse but also inclusive, equitable, accessible, healthy, and safe for all of its students.

Cabinets

The SGA Cabinet refers pertinent issues to the Senate for legislation, and to the administration for policy resolution. The SGA Cabinet also works to ensure the financially stability of the SGA and allocates money to support events, groups, and individuals who are benefiting the Smith College community. Each class has a cabinet, which includes the class president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, historian and social chair. Class cabinets work together on class events and fundraisers. Cabinet members are elected in campus-wide and class-wide elections in the spring and fall.

Meetings: Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Campus Center, 204 Conference Room

SGA Cabinet

SGA President
Brianna "Bri" Barrett '19

Vice President of Finance
Savannah Berryman-Moore '20

House Presidents' Association Chair
Ryenne Carpenter '19

SGA Vice President
Jenna Pepe '19

SGA Secretary
Wafa Jawad '19

Social Justice and Equity Committee Chair
TBD

Elections and Appointments Chair
Joyce Kim '21

Class Cabinets

Ada Class Co-President
Vanessa Bethel '19

Ada Class Co-President
Jasmine Martinez 'AC

Senior Class President
Aminata Khan '19

Junior Class President
Nancy Jung '20

Sophomore Class President
Jane Casey-Fleener '21

First-Year Class President
Kennedy Morganfield '22

Senior Class Cabinet

The Senior Class Cabinet remains in its position for five years post-graduation, and helps plan the first- and five-year reunions. They are responsible for organizing all senior class activities, including teas, pub crawls, wine and cheese socials, senior ball, and senior week. The senior class president also sits on the committees for Rally Day, Ivy Day and Commencement and is responsible for giving an address at Commencement. Advised by the Director of the Office of Student Engagement.

Junior Class Cabinet

The Junior Class Cabinet strives to connect those juniors who are abroad with those who have chosen to spend their year on campus at Smith. In conjunction with the CDO and OSE—which provide instructive workshops, seminars and lectures—the Junior Class Cabinet works hard to prepare for senior year and beyond. The Junior Class Cabinet looks forward to the return of their fellow students from their many exotic study-abroad locations, so they can be reunited for their final year at Smith. Advised by the Organization Advising and Finance Coordinator in the Office of Student Engagement.

Sophomore Class Cabinet

The Sophomore Class Cabinet is responsible for fostering class cohesion by planning events and other community-oriented activities. Previous events have included game nights, movie screenings, and hot chocolate and ice cream socials. Advised by the Organization Advising and Finance Coordinator in the Office of Student Engagement.

First-Year Class Cabinet

The First-Year Class Cabinet organizes events for the first-year class. The first-year class president remains in that position for the following academic year until the incoming class elects a president of its own. Advised by the Assistant Dean of Students, Director of the First-Year Experience.

Ada Class Cabinet

The Ada Class Cabinet advocates for Ada Comstock Scholars' needs on and off campus, organizes social activities for Adas (and their families when possible). The Ada President and Ada Coordinator also sit on the Ada Stakeholders Committee with members of the administration. Overall, the Ada Cabinet serves to connect the Ada Class, the rest of the Smith student body, and the administration.

Ada Class Facebook


Senate

The student senate provides an open space for anyone to come with ideas and concerns about the Smith community. As a governing body for Smith, we aim to be transparent, effective and efficient with every decision we make. Senators are responsible for approving the charters of new student organizations, as well as overseeing the bylaws and guidelines of various SGA committees and groups. They have the opportunity to sit on issue-based committees, with interests ranging from dining to disability services.

Meetings: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Campus Center, Carroll Room

Roster for 2018–19

SGA Vice President/Senate Chair
Jenna Pepe '19
Senate Secretary
Wafa Jawad '19
Senate Parliamentarian
Annika Miller '20


Get Involved

There are millions of ways to be involved here on campus. Each house offers a variety of ways for students to get involved and participate in house council activities, under the umbrella of the SGA. Every student is a member of the SGA, which is responsible for taking up campus issues and responding to student concerns.

The SGA also acts as a liaison for students and organizations to the college's administration and the board of trustees, and allocates money to organizations and students for activities.

Have an idea for an organization at Smith that would have a lasting relevance to the community? Is there enough student interest to support such an organization? The Organization Resources Committee can help!

Submit a Proposal

  1. Schedule a meeting with the Organization Resources Committee Vice Chair of Chartering. They will offer advice, explain the chartering process and provide sample charters so that you can begin thinking about the charter you will submit.
  2. Share your charter Google Doc with the Rules Committee for review. The Rules Committee will help you revise your charter, which is then subject to the approval of the Senate.
  3. Attend a hearing at a Senate meeting; this is your opportunity to present and defend your charter.
  4. Once approved, the Office of Student Engagement will be in touch about filling out recognition forms.

Fall 2018 Election Timeline

Registration: September 10-14
Campaigning: September 15-24
Voting Day: September 25
Results: September 26

More Information

All questions about the elections should be directed to the SGA Elections and Appointments Chair.


Committees

The Student Government Association at Smith is made up of several committees, boards and the SGA senate, and chaired by various SGA cabinet members.

The various responsibilities of SGA committees include organizing class events, appointing students to SGA committees, upholding the Academic Honor Code and the Smith College Code of Conduct, overseeing the student activities fee, and addressing academic and nonacademic concerns on campus.

The Academic Honor Board oversees that every student upholds the Smith College Academic Honor Code. They hear cases of infractions of the code and vote on sanctions, ranging anywhere from a warning to expulsion. The board is busiest when the student body returns to school in September and February, as most violations are reported during finals and the reading period.

Join the Honor Board

Class Representatives

The Honor Board selects class representatives every spring for open vacancies. All class representatives are selected through an application and interview process, and have tenure until their graduating year. See the Elections and Appointments Committee section for more information.

Honor Board Secretary

The Honor Board secretary is elected every year by the general student body in the campus-wide spring election and must be a rising junior. Because the secretary is promoted to chair in the following year, please note that this is a two-year commitment; a student interested in this position may not go abroad. To apply for secretary, register with the Elections and Appointments Committee.

Please contact the Academic Honor Board Chair with any questions or concerns.

The College Conduct Board ensures students at Smith College uphold the standards for student ethics and conduct outlined in the Smith College Student Handbook. The board hears cases of alleged infractions of nonacademic rules and makes decisions about the outcomes of cases.

Members

The board comprises 16 students (eight juniors and eight seniors) who hear cases in teams of five members constituting a hearing board. Every board is assisted by an adviser who is a member of the student affairs staff.

2018-2019 Roster

Chair
Hafsa Mire

Vice Chair
TBD

Members
Leen Ajlouni
Sophia Liu
Dayana Bulchard
Nyderia Hall
Nancy Kitchener
Guinevere Vanhorne

Code of Social Conduct

The Judicial Board uses the code of social conduct and policies of the college to evaluate cases.

Students should be familiar with the examples cited in the Pohibited Conduct section, but should also be aware that this list does not constitute an exhaustive or complete list of prohibited conduct.

Section 4

Section 4 in the Student Code of Conduct identifies behavior that is offensive, not respectful and is voluntary. Specifically it is behavior of a kind that targets specific individuals because of race, sex, color, religious creed, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Section 4 states that the offensiveness of such behavior should be measured by its gravity, whether it is repeated even after the student engaging in the behavior has been clearly told that it is offensive to another, and by the effect the behavior has on the community and the student or students toward whom it is directed. When a case pertaining to Section 4 is brought before the Judicial Board, a special board comprising four Smith community members in addition to the usual five student board members is held. For more information concerning Section 4, please refer to the FAQ section of the College Conduct Board page.

Please contact the College Conduct Board Chair for any questions or concerns.

The Curriculum Committee serves as a resource for academic representatives, department liaisons and the student body (both traditional and nontraditional students) informed of curriculum concerns and changes.

The committee publishes ASPECTS, assists the administration with the college's mandatory faculty teaching evaluations and holds forums to discuss timely educational policy issues.

Teaching Awards

The SGA Faculty Teaching Award is an opportunity for students to recognize professors who have had a positive impact on their time at Smith. The most compelling recommendations are those that are detailed and thoughtful.

The SGA Curriculum Committee chose two recipients this year, one tenured and one non-tenured. Awards were presented at Rally Day.

The recipients of the 2018 Teaching Awards are:
Tenured: Carrie Baker, Study of Women and Gender
Non-tenured: Randi Garcia, Psychology

Gavel Awards

The Gavel Awards have been administered by the SGA since 1985 and are given annally to two staff members, one service staff and one administrative staff member, as a token of appreciation for the many ways in which staff members affect the lives of Smith Students. The awards were presented at Rally Day.

The 2018 recipients of the Gavel Awards are:
Poonam Kumar, Dining Room Assistant
Caitlin Szymkowicz, Associate Dean for International Students

Course Critiques

Fines incurred by not completing course critiques can be appealed by sending e-mail to the Curriculum Committee Chair.

Please contact the Curriculum Committee Chair with any questions or concerns.

The Elections and Appointments Committee (E&A) organizes and runs the all-college and class elections. It runs the voting site and monitors the candidates.

In addition, E&A interviews and appoints students to various college committees. The elections and committee appointments are held in the fall and spring semesters each year. The chair is elected in an all-campus election, and the rest of the members are elected through the senate.

Appointed Positions

Academic Honor Board Class Representatives

The Honor Board selects class representatives every spring for open vacancies. All class representatives are selected through an application and interview process, and have tenure until their graduating year.

Advisory Board for the Resource Center on Gender and Sexuality

Contact: Alison Schoen, Student Prgorams Coordinator

The resource center provides a space for many different communities at Smith to come together. This board is looking for students who would like to see the space foster more of a queer community as well as foster more activism here at Smith. The board is very interested in supporting the queer organizations on campus as well as forwarding and expanding Smith discussions on diversity.

Bookstore Advisory Committee

Contact: Matt Motyka, Controller

The Bookstore Advisory Committee deals with issues regarding the Smith College bookstore. Student representatives will engage in conversation with the bookstore management team along with other members of the administration and faculty. Through this committee, students will learn more about the bookstore industry and its constituent roles and responsibilities. The committee meets two times per a semester.

College Council on Community Policy

Contact: Michael Ireland, Associate Direcotr Student Financial Services

The Smith College Council on Community Policy is a broadly representative, deliberative group that meets to consider issues of common concern to the campus community. Its mission involves promoting the well being of the community, its capacity for collegiality and the pursuit of its general welfare while providing an excellent education to women. The committee is made up of a broad range of faculty and staff members. The committee meets once a month.

Committee on Missions and Priorities (CMP)

Contact: Elena Palladino, Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Assistant to the President

The Committee on Mission and Priorities is made up of two student representatives and members of the faculty and administration who advise the president on strategic, financial, human and physical resource planning for the college's next decade. The committee solicits, generates and reviews proposals for major projects and initiatives; assesses progress in achieving the goals of current initiatives; and recommends priorities for the allocation and reallocation of resources. The committee meets regularly with the Committee on Academic Priorities, the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation and the appropriate committees of the board of trustees to both inform the work of those committees and to be informed by them. Periodically the CMP reports its findings and recommendations to the Smith community at large. Meetings are generally held once a month on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Two students (a junior and a senior) serve on the committee, each with staggered terms of two years. Time commitment: two years. Only rising juniors are eligible to apply.

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee is responsible for keeping the student Senate and the campus at large informed of curriculum concerns and changes. The committee assists the administration with the college's mandatory faculty teaching evaluations and holds forums to discuss timely educational policy issues. The Curriculum Committee serves as a resource for academic representatives, department liaisons, and the student body at large, traditional and non-traditional aged students alike.

Library Advisory Committee

Contact: Susan Fliss, Dean of Libraries

The Committee shall review the Library operating budget, cadpital budget requests, space, staffing, long-range planning, and other Library matters. The Committee may make recommendations on these matters to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty. It shall consider the way in which the Library's policies and practices can best meet the curricular and scholarly needs of its users. The faculty members of the Committee shall have the responsibility of conveying to the Committee as a whole the faculty's concerns.

Organization Resources Committee

Contact: Elections and Appointments Committee Chair

ORC consists of the chair, vice chair of chartering, vice chair of budgeting, SGA president, SGA treasurer and ten liaisons. The ORC chair, vice chair of chartering, and vice chair of budgeting are elected by the student body in April of each year. ORC's liaisons can either be elected through Senate or elected through the Elections and Appointments Committee in April of each year.

Serving on the ORC is a full-year commitment. Organization chairs, presidents or treasurers cannot serve on the board. The SGA president and SGA treasurer automatically sit on ORC.

Eight liaisons are appointed in the spring through Elections and Appointments. The Vice-Chair of Chartering will be elected in the spring through the Elections and Appointments Committee. Two members will be elected in the fall through senate.

Technology Steering Committee

Contact: Samantha Earp, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology and Service

The Technology Steering Committee (TSC) is the senior governance group for technology issues at the college. The committee guides and advises Information Technology Services and senior management on strategic information technology matters. In collaboration with the CIO, the committee recommends IT priorities, policies and strategies. Throughout the year the committee will: evaluate, review, and recommend changes to IT policies; recommend annual technology investment priorities; provide guidance on the balance of central and departmental responsibilities for technology; monitor ITS plans to sustain the necessary capacity, security, and recoverability of the college's technology infrastructure; and review and make recommendations on new opportunities for Five College technology collaborations. The TSC is co-chaired by the provost and the vice president for Finance and Administration, and is staffed by the CIO.

Vendor Code of Conduct Advisory Committee

Contact: TBD

Smith College is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially responsible manner consistent with its educational mission and commitment to diversity. To this end, this code of conduct is a working document to guide vendor and institutional purchasers of apparel. The vendor code is a work in progress and will be revised through an active participation in the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Smith College recognizes eight cardinal principles as the basis for effective performance under this code of conduct: full public disclosure of factory addresses, commitment to fair wages, independent monitoring, freedom of association and collective bargaining, safe working conditions, no forced labor, no child labor, and women's rights. Smith College expects affiliated vendors and institutional purchasers to conduct their business in a manner consistent with these principles and to follow workplace standards that adhere to this code of conduct.

Please contact the Elections & Appointments Committee chair with any questions or concerns.

The Funding Committee is a group of Cabinet members who meet every Wednesday to review funding requests for the Conference Fund and the Sawyer Fund.

Please contact the VP of Finance with any questions or concerns.

The House Presidents' Association (HPA) is composed of house presidents from all Smith houses that are self-governing. It is dedicated to improving the house community experience—a unique part of student life and a tradition specific to Smith. The HPA addresses both the fun and serious aspects of the Smith house community, representing its interests to the SGA and the college administration. The house presidents are elected by an all-house election in each house. The HPA elects its chair and vice chair.

For current house contact information, please visit the house page on the Smith Social Network.

Please contact the House Presidents' Association Chair with any questions or concerns.

The Organization Resources Committee's (ORC) allocates monies from the discretionary fund throughout the year as appropriate; assists organizations in the planning and execution of events; guides new organizations through the SGA chartering process; and works on long-term projects that address the concerns and interests of organizations.

The ORC has a commitment to diversity, social and leadership opportunities, student participation in the campus community, and student representation to the college administration and the Smith College Board of Trustees.

2018-2019 Roster

ORC Chair and Vice President of Finance
Savannah Berryman-Moore

Vice Chair of Chartering
TBD

SGA President
Bri Barrett

Committee Members
TBD

For a full list of organizations, please visit the Smith Social Network.

Join the ORC

Serving on the ORC is a full-year commitment. Organization chairs, presidents or treasurers cannot serve on the board. The SGA President automatically sits on ORC. The Vice President of Finance also serves as the Chair of ORC.

Four liaisons are appointed in the spring through Elections and Appointments. The Vice-Chair of Chartering will be internally elected by the ORC in the fall. Two members will be elected in the fall through senate.

Charter an Organization

Submit a Proposal

Contact the Elections and Appointments Chair for more details.

As the Social Justice and Equity Committee, our purpose is to support marginalized folks by promoting equity and combating systemic oppression through education in houses and on Smith College campus. Although we work primarily with students, we want to name our support for all people associated with Smith, including but not limited to: workers, staff and faculty. Our aim is to achieve this through supporting the efforts of groups and individuals organizing around issues of justice, and educate the campus through workshops, speakers, and various kinds of programming.

Please contact the Social Justice and Equity Committee Chair or the Social Justice and Equity Committee with any questions or concerns.

The Rules Committee is responsible for guiding new organizations through the SGA chartering process. The committee advises organizations on the Recognizing and Chartering processes and provides sample charters and assistance with revising before voting on charters.

Recognized Organizations

Receive all the benefits of being a Smith College Organization, except for the ability to apply for funding from the Organization Resources Committee. Recognized organizations have their own email accounts, presence on the Smith Social Network, access to 25Live, a table at the Involvment Fair, and the ability to fundraise. After one year, Recognized Organizations are able to apply to become Chartered. Organizations hoping to become recognized do not have to present or be voted on by the Senate.

Chartered Organizations

Receive all of the benefits of being a Smith College Organization, including the ability to apply for a full budget from the Organization Resource Committee after one year as a Chartered Organization. Organizations requesting to be Chartered must present in front of Senate.

2018-2019 Committee Chairs

Annika Miller

The Sustainability Committee is responsible for identifying and supervising the implementation of priority sustainable activities. It serves as the primary resource for organizations addressing issues of sustainability by maintaining open and functional channels of communication between those organizations, the SGA, and beyond the SGA to Smith administration as well as other parts of the Smith community. The committee organize principles for sustainability through sustainable developments in the interconnected domains of ecology, economics, politics, and culture.

Committee Goals

  • To facilitate conversation and collaboration among environmental organizations and representatives on campus.
  • To foster an ongoing relationship between environmental organizations and the Student Government Association.
  • To continually improve and innovate Smith College's sustainability efforts at the campus level and the institutional level.

Please contact the Sustainability Committee with any questions or concerns.

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There are two types of funding available for students through the SGA. The Conference Fund is allocated each year by the SGA Cabinet from the current SGA budget. This fund is to assist students attend conferences off campus.

The Sawyer Fund is an endowed fund for events held on the Smith College campus that are free and open to the community.

Fall 2018 Funding

Students applying for fall 2018 funding should use the 2018-2019 Universal Conference Fund Application to apply for conference funding and the Fall 2018 SGA Funding Application to apply for organization funding, organization conference funding and Sawyer Funding.

Five College Funding

Additional funding can be found through Five College Funding for student events and lecture opportunities.

Chartered Organizations Funding

All chartered organizations can apply for ORC funds and Sawyer Fund on the same SGA Funding Applicaiton. You may apply to other sources of funding for the difference in what ORC has allocated.

Chartered organizations that would like to attend a conference as a part of the organization may apply for the Organizaiton Conference Funding, also on the SGA Funding Application. Organizations are limited to four students if the conference includes hotel accommodations and seven for day conferences where no overnight accommodations are necessary. 

ORC funds come from the student activities fee.

These funding policies will help you and your oganization better manage the event planning process

ORC Discretionary Fund

Available to any SGA funded chartered organization. Its purpose is to cover qualified expenses throughout the year on a continual basis, at the ORC's discretion. Questions should be directed to the SGA Vp of Finance.

ORC Equipment Fund

Available to any SGA chartered organization. Its purpose is to cover any one-time expenses for equipment associated with the functioning of that organization, as the ORC determines appropriate. "One-time" expenses can include those that are necessary every five years or more.

Apply for Funds

Log into the Smith Social Network to access the SGA Funding Application. No retroactive applications will be accepted.

Please Note: You must turn on your notifications in the Social Network as this is how Finance and ORC will contact you about your funding request.

Deadline

Applications must be submitted by Monday at 5 p.m. to be heard the week they were submitted. Late applications will be saved for the next meeting.

The ORC and Finance Committee Chair (who also serves as the SGA VP of Finance) will present the request to the committees for review and will be available for consultation and assistance to students during the entire funding process.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long in advance should I submit the Universal Funding Application?
Applications for funding should be turned in, at a minimum, two weeks prior to the event.

When does the money allocated get transferred?
Money allocated from the discretionary/equipment fund application should be transferred by the end of the week as long as the event has been registered in the Smith Social Network..

May student organizations apply to the SGA funds?
All chartered organizations should apply to ORC first. They may apply to other sources of funding for the difference in what ORC has allocated.

What happens to the money that is not spent?
The money that isn't spent will go back to ORC in order to fund more student events.

What does "tabled" mean?
Tabled means that the committee was unable to make a decision on your request due to lack of information and will look at the application on the next meeting. Meanwhile, it is the responsibility of the organization to provide the requested information for ORC.

What should I do if I need funding for forks, napkins and utensils?
Forks, napkins and utensil expenses are included in the food allocation are funded according to ORC guidelines.

How long does it take for the allocated money to be on the org account?
Money transferred by the end of the week as long as the event has been registered in the Smith Social Network. Contact the Office of Student Engagement for more information.

What goes into an ORC decision?
The ORC makes a decision according to the guidelines outlined in the ORC funding policies document.

What is a complete budget request?
Submit all documents by the submission deadline. Any additional information submitted during the budget hearings will not be considered.

How do I get help with my application and event planning process?
For help with your application please contact the SGA VP of Fianance. For help with event planning, please contact the Office of Student Engagement.

What happens to my funding if I am charging for my event?
The revenue will be deducted from the total requested amount. If the revenue exceeds the cost, the request will not be funded.

The SGA Conference Fund helps fund Smith students attend a conference that is taking place off campus. Individual students apply to the SGA Conference Fund through the Universal Conference Funding Form. Organizations apply to the Organization Conference Fund through the Fall 2018 SGA Funding Application. Both applications are found on the Smith Social Network.

The SGA Conference Fund is a fund set aside from the SGA operating budget to assist students in need of financial support to pursue outside academic opportunities in the form of conferences. There are limited funds in the Conference Fund and students are expected to exhaust all sources of funding before applying to this fund. The Conference Fund is for individuals; for organizations, there is the subsidiary Organization Conference Fund.

The Organization Conference Fund is a fund for organizations looking to go together to a conference. The limit on the number of people is one SGA van full (seven people, including driver) or 4 people. The organization's treasurer would apply for the Conference Fund if the org wants to take a SGA van. Otherwise, members should apply individually.

There are limited funds available for the Conference Fund, and students should exhaust all other sources of funding before applying to the SGA Conference Fund. Students must state whether or not they have applied and successfully received Conference Fund funding previously in the academic year for which they are applying. Students must outline the differences between each application and explain the necessity for going to each event.

Application

The 2018-2019 Universal Conference Fund Application is availabe throught he Smith Social Network.

Please Note: You must turn on your notifications in the Social Network as this is how the Finance Committee will contact you about your funding request.

Deadline

Applications must be submitted by Monday at 5 p.m. to be heard the week they were submitted. Late applications will be saved for the next meeting.

The SGA VP of Finance will present the request to the Finance Committee for review and will be available for consultation and assistance to students during the entire funding process.

The SGA Sawyer Fund helps fund an event held on the Smith College campus. Any individual or organization in the Smith community may apply. The event must be free of charge and open to all Smith students and the larger community.

Bringing Speakers to Campus

If bringing a speaker from outside of Smith, signed contracts with invited speakers should be filed in the Office of Student Engagement.

Application

Students may apply for the Sawyer Fund using the Fall 2018 SGA Funding Application.

Please Note: You must turn on your notifications in the Social Network as this is how Finance and ORC will contact you about your funding request.

Planning an Event

Once your request has been approved, a member of the Office of Student Engagement can advise you on the managing of the logistics of your event, from locating the space to planning refreshments.

SGA Budget

The operating budget for the Student Government Association comes out of the Student Activities Fee, which is a part of every student's tuition.

2018-2019 Operating Budget

The SGA operating budget is TBD.

The 2016-17 Operating Budget (PDF) briefly describes each SGA account; how much money each account was allocated last year; how much money each account spent last year; and how much money the SGA has allocated for the current year.

More Information

Any questions regarding the SGA budget should be directed to the Vice President of Finance.


Student Vehicle Usage

Smith College has a pool of Facilities Management vehicles that student groups and houses can reserve. If you have questions or concerns, please contact sgavans@smith.edu or 413-585-4950.

Smith College has a pool of Facilities Management vehicles that student groups and houses can reserve.

All student drivers must adhere to the following policies:

  • Vehicles must only be used for approved Smith student organization/house programs and events
  • There must be two certified drivers per vehicle
  • Maximum of two vehicles for any one event
  • Not for emergency or personal use
  • May be used to carry passengers only; they are not intended for hauling equipment or other property

If you have questions or concerns, please contact sgavans@smith.edu or 413-585-4950.

Report an Accident

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student at Smith College
  • Valid U.S. driver's license issued from the United States or U.S. territories
  • At least 18 years old
  • At least one year's driving experience, either in the United States or internationally

Ineligibility

Drivers may not have had:

  • More than two accidents in past three years
  • Any Type A violations in past three years
  • Any combination of accidents and Type B violations more than two in past three years

Step 1: Register Your Driving Credentials

  • Go to the Five Colleges Driver Credentialing website
  • Read the Driver Minimum Requirements
  • Read the Driver Agreement to Terms and Conditions, Rules and Regulations
  • Go to the top of the page to Quick Links, click on "Start the credentialing process"
  • Fill out the "Online Driver Credentialing Form" (driver's license information)

Step 2: Review the Online Vehicle Training Presentation

You are responsible for reveiwing all of the information contained in this presentation and will be held accountable.

Step 3: Online Defensive Driving Presentation and Quiz

Read the instructions below on how to access the defensive driving presentation and quiz. Must get a passing score of 80 percent*.

Defensive Driving Certification Instructions

*The SGA office runs a report to show who has taken the quiz and the score received.

Step 4: Reserving Your Van

You may not reserve a van through the Smith Social Network until all your drivers have been fully certified to drive. To reserve a van, go to the events tab under your organization or house and "create an event". The type of event you are choosing is Van Request unless you are reserving a van as part of a larger eent.

 

 

Contact

Student Government

Campus Center 206
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4950
Email: sga@smith.edu
Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.