Jonathan Williams/News editor
The Associated Students of Linfield College will be seeing some changes next fall.
The group, which is currently led by President Trey Chiu and Vice President junior Ivanna Tucker, is the governing body that decides to sponsor or not sponsor groups on campus.
ASLC funds the Linfield Activities Board, The Linfield Review as well as many other groups on campus that students participate in.
“The senate is changing next year. Last school year, the senate voted to change the format from 27 senators to 40 that will represent each class. My hope is to make each class council plan events for their class and also try to address some issues they have on campus,” Tucker said.
As the Vice President, Tucker explained that all students at Linfield receive minutes of the Senate meetings so they can see what is happening on campus, as well as what clubs are being started and funded.
Students who apply to be ASLC senators play a vital role for clubs and groups on campus.
ASLC senate meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semester to vote on issues about campus activities as well as deciding whether to charter clubs or not.
This year, the campus improvement committee from ASLC senate used the money they had to purchase game tables for some of the residence halls on campus so students would want to hang out in their residence halls more often.
ASLC can fund most groups that need help with funding as long as they show that they are a club or group that is organized, and has people interested in joining or helping out with it.
“We definitely want to encourage upper and lower classes to connect with one another. We want to build more unity in our school and also find ways we can impact the McMinnville community,” Tucker said.
Tucker and Chiu are looking forward to working with the Linfield community as well as with the new group of senators and cabinet members next year.
Tucker will play a major role in putting these goals into action, as the ASLC vice president is in charge of working with all of the senators and running the weekly senate meetings.
Ivanna Tucker can be reached at email@example.com for more information on how to get involved in senate next year.
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