REPORT OF THE STUDENT LIFE COMMITTEE
TO ACADEMIC COUNCIL
For the 2002 - 2003 academic year, the Student Life Committee (SLC)
has met and assisted several student organizations by developing bylaws
to guide their groups. There were 7 organizations that completed the required
guidelines to be granted provisional status. These organizations
were Leisure/Sports Management Society (LSM), Phi Beta Delta (International
Honor Society), Diverse Students of Science (DSOS), Society of Professional
Journalists (SPJ), Men's Soccer Club, Hellenic Student Association (HSA),
and Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography Honor Society). After provisional
status has been granted, the SLC requires a follow-up visit to make sure
the organization is functioning properly and that the bylaws are appropriate.
If the organization is functioning well then active status is granted.The
organizations Rotoract, LSM and SPJ have had their follow-up visit and
have been granted active status. The Financial Management Association,
HSA, Men's Soccer and DSOS organizations will be visiting with the SLC
later this spring.
The Student Life Committee examined several important issues throughout
Submitted by Jim Beuerle -- April 4, 2003
The SLC amended the Student handbook on the grade appeal procedure. This
was done to have the Faculty handbook and the Student handbook coincide
on this matter. In addition, the SLC recommended to academic council to
form an ad-hoc committee to change the current grade appeal procedure in
the faculty handbook. The intent of this recommendation was to shorten
and precisely define the grade appeal procedure. Once the Faculty handbook
has been modified, the Student handbook will also be modified as to be
inline with the Faculty handbook.
The SLC also recommended to academic council that an ad-hoc committee be
formed to look into the possibility of forming a standing committee on
diversity. The intent of this recommendation was to gather all the various
groups on campus that deal with diversity issues and bring them together
in a central location. The idea of a standing committee was to have an
ongoing and continuous dialog on this matter.
Last year the SLC recommended a modification to the alcohol policy on campus.
This year the SLC has formed a subcommittee with the intent to inform more
students about the risks of alcohol.
Elon students have presented concerns with the transportation on the campus.
The SLC has formed a subcommittee to discuss the parking, Cushman schedules
and location of stops. There was also discussion to clarify the student
parking on campus, as most students do not know about various restrictions.
Dr. Bill Rich spoke to the SLC on issues with semi-annual reports for honoraries.
These reports were originally designed for non-honorary organizations.
The current form has questions that were not appropriate for honoraries.
Return to the 2003 Spring Report