MINUTES FROM LGC MEETING
10/21/01 AT FENWAY
NEXT MEETING IS SUNDAY, 11/4 AT PIKA
Representatives were present from ET, WILG, Student House, TEP, pika, and Fenway.
1) Presentation from Margaret Shyr (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding empty-bed compensation proposal:
-participation in leadership programs and series; recognizable initiative and follow-through
-active year-round recruitment effort
-clear effort to maximize residency - no non-residential upperclassmen
-collaboration with admin coordinators
-effective management and risk management
-good relations with LGC (or IFC or Panhel)
-effective budget allocation (no $40,000 rush budgets)
-adherence to MIT policy
-1 IFC representative
-1 Panhel representative
-1 LGC representative
-all the RLSLP deans
-this is still unknown / under discussion
2) IFC spring rush (what should our role in it be, etc)
-Greek week will be renamed to be more inclusive / PC; it's like Killian Kickoff spread over a week
-LGC rush chair:
-Emily Marcus (ET) volunteered to do this at the last meeting; other candidates are Eric Downes, and Ashley (WILG)
-Robin will email people to work this out
-"elect" or "appoint" this office?
-When should LGC do spring rush?
-TEP and ET like IAP, but others do not
-Early March is probably the best time
-What should the duration of spring rush be?
-Two weeks would be a long time to sustain that amount of energy, but then again it would be far less intense than one week. Also, if frosh are hosed one week, having it two weeks long gives them a chance to rush
-IFC rush committee apps were collected on Friday but positions will still be open if LGC members want them. Email email@example.com
3) Following up on suggestion from last week that we investigate how other schools deal with independent living groups:
-No school has a system much like ours; residency tends to be based on lottery, not rush, and overseeing is done by professionals, not by student LGC-like group
4) Other business:
-freedom from the IFC
-less red tape, arbitrary + useless rules, better representation for each house's interests
-will the admins object if our rush rules are so much simpler that rush is a lot easier for us?
-well, they haven't objected to the huge advantage that the national fraternities have because of large budgets
-hopefully (and theoretically true) the admins only care that everyone finds a safe place where they are happy living
-Much time is wasted in meetings, and we almost never speak up. This is largely because our interests are so different and not so much because of lameness on our part
-But won't we lose recognition when we aren't part of a group everyone knows?
-We're already invisible within the IFC
-Better to have LGC recognized as a separate unit, even if people wonder what it is
-there will still exist an umbrella organization to moderate between
-What will be necessary for us if we secede; specifically, what will the admins want from us?
-We need to write up our own set of regulations
-What can we do to get our name out there, in the way Panhel did?
-Rocky Horror Picture Show event?
NEXT MEETING SUNDAY 11/4 AT PIKA
(69 Chestnut St., near BU bridge on Cambridge side)
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