Announcements Minutes

Big Cheese 2022 Minutes and Resources

Big Cheese 2022

Big Cheese Meeting Notes ’22

Announcements Commitees

April Appointments to Committees are OPEN

If you are interested in joining a committee, please check your email from Vice President Desiree Bagot for step-by-step instructions.

If interested in a committee spot, fill out this google form:

Please also sign up for an interview slot with this spreadsheet:



Big Cheese 2022

Big Cheese 2022: April 24th at 8pm in the Campus Center

The event will have a 30-45 minute panel where we will ask the senior staff in attendance the pre-submitted questions. The next 45 minutes will be small group discussions where students will have the opportunity to speak with senior staff one on one or in small groups. Each staff member will have a designated table/area and students are free to float around. The event will also have…. CHEESE and other snacks.

Admin Attending 

President Kim Cassidy

Undergraduate Dean Jennifer Walters

CFO Kari Fazio

Provost Timothy Harte

Title IX Coordinator Kimberly Taylor

Associate Director of Dining Services David Chase


Submit any questions to this google form:




Announcements SGA Clubs

Fall 2016 Budget (Approved by Representative Council on September 18, 2016)

The Fall 2016 Budget Budget Budget for SGA affiliated clubs was recently approved via Representative Council vote at the September 18th SGA meeting. If you have any questions, please email Jocelyne Oliveros ’18 (SGA Treasurer) at



Fall is quickly approaching, which means its BMLOW season! That’s right! The Bryn Mawr Leadership Orientation Workshop is almost upon us. For a quick refresher or introduction, the BMLOW will teach developing student leaders how to navigate the resources available to them. This workshop will also be an opportunity for student leaders to come together, network, discuss collaboration, and learn about initiatives of their fellow leaders. Finally, the process will explain  the budgeting process for clubs to receive funding for events.

Registration for the workshop is required to attend. The registration poll can be found here:

The workshop will have two sessions in Thomas Great Hall. The first isSaturday, September 6th at 2pm, and the second is Sunday, September 7th at 2pm.

Most importantly, attendance is required for all club presidents, club treasurers, class presidents, and traditions mistresses. Signing the attendance sheet at the workshop is mandatory in order to receive funding approval from SGA.



September SGA Events

WHEN: Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Taylor B

WHY: To learn more about SGA before the first meeting of the year! Meet current members and learn about what exactly SGA is, how it functions, and how you play an important role!

WHAT: Bryn Mawr Leadership Orientation Workshop (open to entire campus, mandatory for club presidents, treasurers, and class presidents)
WHEN: Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th from 2-4 PM (you only need to attend one session)
WHERE: Thomas Great Hall
WHY: Student leaders will learn how to navigate resources that are available to them. It is also an opportunity for student leaders to come together, network, discuss collaboration, and learn about initiatives other students are taking on. Students will also learn about the budgeting process.

WHAT: The first SGA meeting of the year!
WHEN: Sunday, September 7th at 7 PM
WHERE: Campus Center Main Lounge
WHY: There are weekly open SGA meetings that follow a set agenda that allows students to announce events and other information, hold straw polls to gauge student interest, and introduce topics for discussion. Come see SGA in action!

 WHAT: Plenary
WHEN: Sunday, September 28th at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Goodhart Auditorium (quiet study space: Katharine Hepburn Teaching Theater)
WHY: Plenary is the opportunity for one-third of the student body to gather and discussion and vote on resolutions written by students and for students! It is a space for discussion in collaboration where every voice can be heard.


Recap of 2014 Spring Plenary

The Association passed 3 out of 12 resolutions on February 23, 2014.

The first resolution called for the reaffirmation of the Association’s commitment to self-governance, the Constitution, and the Honor Code. Syona Arora ’15, Alexis De La Rosa ’15, Charlie Bruce ’16, Rachel Clark ’16, and Melanie Bahti ’16, the 2014-2015 SGA Executive Board, presented this resolution.

The second resolution, titled Constitutional Name Change of the Recycling Committee to the Green Ambassadors Committee, was presented by Rudrani Sarma ’16 and Piper Martz ’16.

The third resolution, titled More Gender Flexible Language in the SGA Constitution, was presented by Sofia Oleas ’15 and Elizabeth Vandenberg ’16.

The fourth resolution, Inserting Content Warnings in Syllabi, presented by Brenna Levitin ’16 and Emmett Binkowski ’16, as well as the following eight resolutions, were unable to be voted upon as quorum was lost and not regained after a waiting period of one hour. A vote was taken with those in attendance, andit was decided to conclude Plenary. The remaining eight resolutions, along with their resolution writers, are listed below. The resolutions that were not presented and passed can be presented at Fall 2014 Plenary at the resolution writers’ discretion.

Adjusting Pool of Faculty Representatives to the Honor Board, Maura Dillon ’14, Amani Chowdhury ‘14

Allowing Dean’s Designee in Honor Board Hearings, Eun-young Park ’15, Amani Chowdhury ‘14

Defining Third Party Resources in Conflict Resolution, Melanie Bahti ’16, Molly MacDougall ’16, Amani Chowdhury ‘14

Updating the General Language of the SGA Constitution, Sarah Lovegren ’14, Elizabeth Vandenberg ‘16

Revisions to Article IV of the SGA Constitution, Sarah Lovegren ’14, Elizabeth Vandenberg ‘16

Revisions to Article IIIof the SGA Constitution, Sarah Lovegren ’14, Elizabeth Vandenberg ‘16

Resolution to Renew the Constitutional Review Committee, Sarah Lovegren ’14, Elizabeth Vandenberg ‘16

Establishing a Time Limit for Reaching Quorum, Special Plenary, and Digital Reaffirmation, Natalie Zamora ’14, Nora Scheland ’15, Aine Sheehan ’15, Marisa Rafsky ’16, Jessica Villalta-Santana ’16, Gwendolyn Vary ’17, Natalie Kato ’14, Rebecca Cook ’15, Syona Arora ’15, Amy Chen ’14, Amani Chowdhury ‘14


Newly Elected 2014-2015 SGA EBoard!

The 2014-2015 SGA Eboard has been recently Elected!  They are as follows:

President: Syona Arora, Class of 2015
Vice-President: Alexis De La Rosa, Class of 2015
Treasurer: Rachel Clark, Class of 2016
Secretary: Charlie Bruce, Class of 2016
Head of the Honor Board: Melanie Bahti, Class of 2016

The 2013-2014 Executive Board is very excited about this team, and we know that they will do a wonderful job in the upcoming year. Their term has already begun as Plenary was held on Sunday, February 23rd.


Spring 2014 Plenary Resolutions!

Here are the resolutions that will be presented on Sunday, February 23rd at SPRING PLENARY! Spring 2014 Plenary Resolutions



Plenary Resolution Writing Workshops

Any member of the Association has the right to present a resolution and all members of the Association have the right and responsibility to attend Plenary (The Constitution of the Self-Government Association of the Undergraduate School of Bryn Mawr College: Article I: Section II: Subsection B and D)


resolutions first need to be written! If you would like to write and present a resolution, make sure to attend a Plenary Resolution Writing Workshops!

Workshops will be offered:
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8pm in the Taylor Seminar Room
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7pm in the Taylor B
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 8pm in the Taylor Seminar Room
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7pm in the Taylor Seminar Room
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2pm in the Taylor Seminar Room

Come on out and create the change you would like to see on campus!

~I am Empowered. I am SGA.~


Questions? Feel free to get in touch with the SGA Executive Board at or talk with them at any upcoming SGA meeting- held every Sunday at 7PM in the Campus Center!