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  1. Welcome back Sagehens! As we enter this new school year, please consider signing-up to run for ASPC office! Four positions are up for election this cycle: First-Year Class Representative, Sophomore Class Representative, South Campus Representative, and North Campus Representative.

    Sign-ups are now online and are open between Wednesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10PM PT. There will also be a computer available in the ASPC office (SCC 244) for use.

    As many of you all know, our school is at an extremely pivotal time in our history — with on-going dialogues surrounding critical issues such as students in 5C power structures, mental health reviews, and clarity surrounding Student Affairs policies such as parental notification as well as administrative changes, now is better than any other time to get involved with ASPC. This is an opportunity to give voice to the issues that are most important to you and to actively shape our campus conversations and communities — please don’t pass it up!

    There will be an ASPC Meet-and-Greet on Sun., September 4 in Lyon Lounge at 8PM for those interested in learning more about ASPC. There will be snacks!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Elections Commissioner Chloe An at

    Candidates Currently Signed-Up

  2. Do you have a problem with something about Pomona and want to play a part in creating a constructive solution? Apply to be a part of ASPC 2016-17! Be heard. Submit an application at by Friday, 4.22.16, at 5pm.

    Paid Staff Positions: Developer for Digital Media and Programming Group (DMP), Director of Public Relations, Presidential Aide, Senate Aide

    Faculty and Admin Committees: Academic Procedures, Admissions and Financial Aid, Analyzing Difference, Critical Thinking and Writing, Curriculum, Faculty Position Advisory, President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Study Abroad

    Student-Chaired Committees: Academic Affairs, Campus Sports, College-Town, Coop, Environmental Quality, Sophomore Class, Junior Class, Senior Class, Food, Reserves Investment Oversight, Residence Hall, Student Clubs and Organizations, Student-Faculty Interaction, Student Media, Presidential Search Student Advisory Group

  3. Resolution:​Student­Alumni Engagement

    Author(s):​Anna Blachman ‘16, Lazaros Chalkias ‘16, Alice Timken ‘16, Sam Crawford ‘16,

    Aidan Orly ‘16, Stacey Abrams ‘16, Christina Tong ‘17, Jaya Jivika Rajani ‘17, Benjamin

    Higgs ‘18

    Passed by the Associated Students of Pomona College

    February 1, 2016

    WHEREAS our campus anchors a worldwide Pomona network, and students are the future of

    this Sagehen network; AND

    WHEREAS there is strong precedent for student involvement in setting the strategic

    directions of the College;

    WHEREAS the rate of alumni giving has declined, and alumni have limited options for

    supporting the College and students through avenues that receive institution­wide

    recognition and support; AND

    WHEREAS Pomona’s peer institutions prioritize access to their alumni community through

    student­oriented programming and an alumni database;

    WHEREAS Pomona faculty often independently undertake responsibility for maintaining

    accessible pathways for students and alumni to the best of their limited capacity; AND

    WHEREAS the Career Development Office provides intentional opportunities for

    student­alumni engagement in the context of career development despite inadequate access

    to key information regarding the current state of the greater Pomona community; AND

    WHEREAS the Pomona Advancement Division is taking new steps to re­engage the alumni

    constituency without actively engaging students in the development of programs most

    critical to younger alumni; AND

    WHEREAS the Alumni Association has identified reconnecting to the campus and standing

    closer to campus community, especially during times of distress, as top priorities of its

    members; AND

    WHEREAS Pomona College students are charged with responsibly representing the College

    to the world and should be trusted to use accessible alumni information respectfully and

    with discretion;

    [ ][ ] 1 2 AND

    [ ] 3 AND

    1 Examples include but are not limited to: Student Affairs Committee, Faculty Governance,

    Student Members of Trustee Committees, President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity

    (PACD), etc.

    2 Trustee­Student Task Force on Campus Community Communication (or Student­Trustee

    Communication) Final Report (February 2012).

    3 Colleges and Universities including but not limited to: Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore,

    Davidson, Smith, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton.

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) supports

    the Student­Alumni Engagement Initiative to create the institutional space required for long

    term, meaningful alumni­student engagement;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC welcomes the incorporation of programming aimed at

    promoting student­alumni interaction during Alumni Weekend;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC urges the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to

    provide and prioritize opportunities for student engagement with the alumni office;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC calls for the creation of a robust online, searchable

    alumni directory, available to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC charges the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

    alongside the Career Development Office with expanding and institutionalizing Alumni and

    Parent involvement in Career Development and Lifelong Learning;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC encourages Faculty, Student Affairs, and the

    Advancement Divisions to draw on their strengths and jointly work in good faith with all

    College constituencies to achieve these goals;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the ASPC calls on the Advancement Division to join all other

    stakeholders in facilitating opportunities for students and alumni to develop long­lasting and

    substantial relationships.


    4 The Student­Alumni Engagement Initiative was created in October 2015 aiming to create

    accessible and transparent alumni networks and build community across all Sagehens. The

    board, lead by co­founders Anna Blachman ‘16 and Lazaros Chalkias ‘16, has been

    advocating for the strengthening of existing programing and development of the

    student­alumni engagement charge on campus. The Initiative envisions the College as a

    leader in facilitating opportunities for all Sagehens to develop long­lasting and substantial

    relationships and works toward that vision.

    Board Members: Stacey Abrams ‘16, Anna Blachman ‘16, Montez Brownlee ‘16, Lazaros

    Chalkias ‘16, Sam Crawford ‘16, Jamila Espinosa ‘16, Leo Estrada ‘16, Benjamin Higgs ‘18,

    Aidan Orly ‘16, Jaya Jivika Rajani ‘17, Sergio Rodriguez ‘16, Avi Sheldon ‘16, Alice Timken

    ‘16, Christina Tong ‘17

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