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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://goo.gl/forms/t0TDJlSa2K 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
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
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
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
[ ][ ] 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
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
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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