There are a number of positions open with the Wesleyan Student Assembly for which we would like to offer you the opportunity to apply. There are currently four (4) open positions for full voting membership on the Assembly, as well additional positions with two subcommittees of the Assembly. These positions are as follows:
Three (3) positions for membership on the Student Budget Committee. These positions include full voting membership on the WSA.
The WSA’s Student Budget Committee (SBC) consists of 7 members. Every week, the SBC meets with and allocates funds to university-recognized student groups. The SBC strives to improve and maintain a high-quality extracurricular environment at Wesleyan by assisting student groups and handling questions regarding the allocations process. Members of the SBC work closely with WSA administrators and Student Activities staff to oversee the successful completion of events that occur in the Wesleyan community. Each Monday at 6:30, student groups come before the SBC and plead their case for funding. The SBC reviews each case and then grants funding. It’s not a position requiring either math or numbers skills. The committee has a great time, and gets to help make the campus environment more exciting.
One (1) position for membership on the Student Affairs Committee. This position includes full voting membership on the WSA.
The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) is composed of one chair and six members who together oversee and make recommendations on university student life issues. Members get to work on a range of issues and form relationships with key administrators and student leaders in residential life, judicial policy, fire safety, public safety, alcohol and other drugs, student health, and overall campus climate. One of the most versatile WSA committees including over seven subcommittees, SAC plays a key hands-on role in crafting administrative policy and advocating for student interests in major school decisions.
Five (5) positions available on the Committee for Inclusion and Diversity.
The Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) aims to increase productive dialogue within the student body about issues of diversity and inclusion as well as to take action to cultivate a Wesleyan community that is more inclusive to all students, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, disability, etc. It will focus on bringing together the campus as a whole and promote inclusion through diversity throughout campus through discussion, administrative outreach, and campaigns designed to make individual constituency groups feel more included in the broader campus dialogue. CID had a successful start last year, and looks to expand collaboration with student groups and other members of our community.
Four (4) positions available on the Middletown Relations Committee.
On both individual and community levels, MidWes aims to promote meaningful interactions between Middletown and Wesleyan through a long-lasting, student-based institutional body. Since its founding, the committee has met with numerous members of university and Middletown leadership to discuss, initiate and incentivize more interactions between members of both town and university so as to strengthen ties between both communities. In particular, the subcommittee believes a stronger relationship between Wesleyan and Middletown can be achieved primarily through increasing / facilitating personal and ongoing interactions between members of the university and the town. Furthermore, the committee strongly believes that such efforts must be done in a collaborative and, more importantly, a mutually beneficial manner. Lastly, these efforts must be done with an understanding of the history and present situation of Wesleyan-Middletown relationships.
Please submit a 300 word statement of interest to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your name, class year, and the position for which you are applying. If you wish to apply for multiple positions, please submit separate statements. The deadline is Sunday, September 29th, at noon.
If you are applying for the Student Budget Committee or Student Affairs Committee seats, please also obtain a brief letter of recommendation from a Wesleyan student. The student should submit their letter of recommendation separately, and should be sure to include their own name and class year as well as that of the recommendee.
The best candidates will be contacted for an interview. All candidates will receive receipt of their application and a notice of their status by Thursday, October 3rd.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to your applications.
Thank you, Andrew Trexler, Vice President of the Student Body, Wesleyan Student Assembly