Date: September 28, 2008
Location: Satow Room Attendees:
George Krebs Sue Yang
Minutes Prepared By: Ian Solsky
Adil Ahmed Priyanka Gumaste
Laura Doan Matthew Harold
Purpose of Meeting: Robyn Burgess Learned Foote
Ian Solsky Sara Partridge
Updates Rishika Samant Tom Amegadzie
Inter-Council Agreement Tiffany Dockery Melissa Im
Constitution Review Ali Raza Sean Udell
o Director of Technology Karen Woodin Kimberly Lipman-
o CCSC Co-sponsorship Aaron Edmonds White (ESC)
Mark Johnson Cassie Spodak (SGA)
o Voting Rights for Reps
Mallory Carr Martha Turewicz (BWOG)
Swipe Access Colin Felsman Heather Oh
AJ Pascua Zahrah Taufique
Agenda Item 1 | Updates | CCSC
2011 Class Council: They have a study break tomorrow night, cosponsored by Universal Studios, and will be
having another study break this upcoming Wednesday. On Thursday, they will have a booth at the homecoming
2010 Class Council: The juniors will be working with CCSC 2011 for a study break tomorrow and is in the process
of organizing a Homecoming/Welcome Back 2010 event which will include Dinosaur BBQ and a Jet Blue giveaway
(two free airplane tickets).
2009 Class Council: The seniors had an open student council meeting today with a ton of free food to encourage
students to come to the meeting and join the Senior Fund. Last Friday, the first Senior Excursions took place: 30
members of the class of 2009 went to see Eagle Eye. The council has thirty tickets left over and will be raffling
them off at future events. They are working with CSA to get seniors information packets about what they need to do
with their grades prior to graduating. This Thursday is the second Lerner Pub and this Wednesday will be Senior
Night at Havana Central sponsored by Universal Studios.
University Senators: Senators were just recently assigned to join various committees. Tiffany will be doing work
on campus hate crimes and the sexual assault policy. In the near future, she will also be talking about swipe access
with the Senate. Rishika has written up a blurb about the new library policies and is waiting for it to be approved by
the library staff. Once the blurb is approved, it will be included in class emails to inform the student body of new
Academic Affairs Representative: Six finalists have been sent to Dean Yatrakis as candidates for the Committee on
Student Services Representatives: They had a meeting with Dodge to discuss their recent additions and plans for the
semester. New cardio machines have been put in Dodge. Surveys concerning online fitness equipment reservations
will be created and sent out soon. They also met with Transportation to discuss the Fairway Shuttle. They will be
working to increase advertising for this shuttle. In Lerner, new television screens will replace the bulletin boards.
The student services reps will be creating a blurb with student services updates which they request that the class
presidents include in their emails.
Director of Technology: The CCSC website will be created in the coming weeks. A meeting occurred last week
with the e-board and the director of technology to discuss the creation of a student portal, more details to come soon.
VP of Funding: The Inter-Council Agreement has been written up. The amount of money for the Security and
Facilities Fund has increased drastically and will be addressed very soon.
VP of Policy: Last Friday was a ROTC planning meeting. The structure of the future ROTC debates will be pro vs.
con. Adil is doing outreach to students and student groups now to find those students who want to be leaders for
each side of the debate. A survey on ROTC should be released by the end of October. This month is Queer
Awareness Month and Latino Heritage Month, it is important that CCSC recognizes and supports these groups.
Student Body President: George met with Interim Dean of Student Affairs Kevin Schollenberger to discuss dean’s
discipline issues. They are working on having more student involvement and transparency in the dean’s discipline
process. George will be working with ESC President Peter Valeiras and Scott Wright, VP of Student and
Administrative Services, on the issue of space for student groups. The administration is moving on getting students
a coffee machine in Lerner; it should arrive this week. The week that the freshman class council is elected, there
will be a party in George’s suite. Next Sunday George will be absent at the meeting because he will be away at a
conference on Healthcare to represent Columbia. Thus Adil will be running the next meeting.
VP of Campus Life: The homecoming carnival will happen this Thursday on South Lawn from 6 pm – 9 pm.
Students will need a wrist band to get in and they should pick them up this week at the TIC. The event will include
a “Battle of the Classes:” seniors should wear green; juniors, yellow; sophomores, blue; and freshmen, red. Please
let Robyn know if you are available to volunteer at the event.
VP of Communications: CCSC has received the updated class lists from CUIT and so we plan to launch “Columbia
311” next Sunday. George is writing a blurb for his email and will forward this to class council presidents to
include in their email. All CCSC members should expect an email towards the end of the week with their
assignment, instructions, and an email template. Those CCSC members who have been assigned freshmen should
hold off on contacting their assigned students until after the Freshmen Class Council is elected. Everyone should
continue to add to the “Administrator Cheat Sheet.”
Casino Night (Sue Yang): Casino Night is Thursday November 13 in Roone Arledge from 8 pm – 12 pm. The
theme is Casino Royale. CCSC members should volunteer to help out and class council members should be coming
to the weekly Casino Night planning meetings.
Library Changes (Colin Felsman): Room 209 is being closed every night at 11 pm, which kicks out about sixty
students daily during prime studying hours. We should change this. Also, the “No Drinks” policy on the third floor
is angering many students and we should also address this issue.
Action Item Responsible Deadline Status/Comments
Send Ali content for the CCSC CCSC ASAP In Progress
website; send Ian a picture if you
haven’t done so already.
Support Queer Awareness Month CCSC ASAP In Progress
and Latino Heritage Month.
Contact Robyn about your CCSC ASAP In Progress
availability to help out at this
Thursday’s Homecoming Event
Send out “Columbia 311” emails. CCSC Sunday You will receive your
assignment towards the
end of the week.
Send class councils “Columbia George ASAP In Progress
Attend Casino Night planning Class Councils ASAP Contact Sue Yang for
meetings. more information.
Agenda Item 2 | Inter-Council Agreement | Laura Doan
Discussion: Laura goes over the Inter-Council Agreement (see Agenda email for copy). It has three components:
1. Planning Committee and Meeting Attendance, 2. Volunteering and Event Attendance, 3. Financial Contributions.
The Agreement tries to cater to all of the councils. If councils fail to agree to the rules outlined in the agreement
they will be punished and potentially removed from projects in the future. Robyn objects that the Agreement’s
language is a bit harsh considering that one year’s council is not the same as the previous one and thus it would be
unfair for one council to be punished because of the actions of a previous one.
Decision: The Agreement will be voted on at a future meeting when the financial ratio is concretely determined.
Agenda Item 3 | Constitution Review | CCSC
Discussion: A constitutional amendment needs a 2/3 majority vote to be passed. The constitution does not include
a description of the role of the Pre-professional representative. Since Melissa Santos is not at this meeting, CCSC
will allow her to write up a proposed paragraph for the description of her role to be voted on for inclusion into the
constitution at a future meeting.
Director of Technology: Ali has written up an amendment for his position and goes over it with the council. Ali
proposes that in the future the position of Director of Technology is voted on during the election rather than being
voted internally by the CCSC board. Some have concerns that CCSC won’t be able to get the most qualified person
if the position is voted on.
CCSC Co-sponsorship: Laura proposes to change the co-sponsorship clause to state that all groups must have
evidence of having gone to their governing board to seek finances prior to coming to CCSC for a co-sponsorship.
Voting Rights for Elected Representatives: Last Friday, this issue was discussed at the Presidents’ Council Meeting.
Prior to this meeting, there was another meeting at 7:25 pm with CCSC members with voting rights to discuss this
issue. It was decided at that meeting that since some of the language in the representatives’ resolution was
problematic, tonight’s vote will be on the “spirit” of this issue rather than on the actual Representative amendment.
If the motion for voting rights for reps passes, a focus group will meet to work out all the specifics of voting rights
for reps which will be included in the constitution at a later date.
The Pre-professional representative amendment will be voted on at a future meeting.
Director of Technology: 13 vote for Ali’s amendment. 3 vote against it. 1 abstention. Motion passes—the director
of technology will be an elected position in the coming years.
CCSC Co-sponsorship: 17 votes in favor of the co-sponsorship amendment.
Voting Rights for Reps: 17 votes in favor of voting rights for reps. The motion passes and a clause will be included
in the constitution within the next two weeks.
Action Item Responsible Deadline Status/Comments
Write up Pre-professional Melissa Santos ASAP In Progress
Representative description for the
Organize a focus group to work E-Board ASAP In Progress
out the specifics of voting rights
Agenda Item 4 | Swipe Access | CCSC
SGA created a survey to gain student opinion on whether Barnard students wanted swipe access to Columbia dorms;
results were in favor of this. Discussion is also occurring to try to get JTS students access to Columbia dorms. The
issue of whether GS students should be granted access has been brought up and a proposed policy states that
students under the age of 23 should have swipe access. There are a lot of security and funding issues involved with
swipe access. Various CCSC members express support for swipe access, but fear a slow process due to red tape.
Colin Felsman expresses the importance of reciprocity: Columbia students should also be allowed into Barnard
dorms. Many CCSC members have problems with the fact that the current proposal declares that Columbia students
definitely will not be granted swipe access to freshmen Barnard dorms. The student services representatives would
like to be more involved in these swipe access meetings.
Date: October 5, 2008
Time: 8 PM
Location: Satow Room
Improvements To Be Made:
“Good! Much improved from previous mtgs.”
“Nice job time keeper!”
“NO USING BLACKBERRIES DURING MEETINGS.”