Plenary is a place where resolutions can be written and presented by any member of the Association (undergraduate student body), and seek out student support on the issue their resolution raises.
Plenary is held twice during the academic year (once each semester) on a Sunday.
Quorum is required to vote and approve resolutions. Quorum is 1/3 of the Association (usually about 430 students).
Resolutions can fall into 5 categories:
- Constitutional amendment
- Recommendation to admin
- Ratification of school policy
- Override decision made in Assembly
- Creation/amendment of campus-wide policies
Other reasons for Plenary resolutions must be submitted to the SGA Executive Board for review one week after the Resolution Writing Workshop.
Fall Plenary 2022 Results:
Resolution 1: Including Uncommon Grounds Within the Meal Plan- PASSED
Resolution 2: Expanding Mental Health Services on Campus-PASSED
Resolution 3: Reorganization of the SGA Constitution- PASSED
Resolution 4: Representative Council Composition Update – PASSED
Resolution 5: Operation of Representative Council Sessions- PASSED
Resolution 6: SGA Representatives Job Description Changes- PASSED
Resolution 7: SGA Committee Establishment- PASSED
Resolution 8: SGA Executive Board Job Description Update- PASSED
Resolution 9: Modification of Haverford Representative to ‘Tri-Co Representative’ and Modifications to Off-Campus Representative- PASSED
Resolution 10: Reestablishment of the Major Council and Reworking of the Student Curriculum Committee- PASSED
Resolution 11: Paying the SGA Executive Board- PASSED
Resolution 12: Limiting the SGA Budgets of Intramural Sports Teams- PASSED
Resolution 13: Changes to the Student Finance Committee (SFC) Bylaws- PASSED