The referendum for the addition of the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) to the Student Executive Council (SEC) is open on OrgSync. Polls are open until April 24.
The SEC is made up of the umbrella organizations on campus, including the president and finance chairs of Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the University Program Board (UPB), the University Media Board (UMB), the Class Officer Collective (COC), the Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Congress (IFC/PHC) and the Residence Hall Association (RHA), as well as representatives from off-the-tops Springfest, Senior Week and Thwing Study Over (TSO).
They manage the division of the Student Activities Fee (SAF), an approximately $171 per semester that each student pays on top of tuition.
The proposed UDC aims to provide a place for undergraduates to talk about diversity issues on campus. It would encompass organizations who fit under the eight diversity pillars: ethnicity, religion, gender, socioeconomic class, race, sexual orientation, ability and age. These organizations are currently a part of USG.
The UDC has already received the three-fifths approval by SEC voting members needed to go to referendum.
Now, they need at least 25 percent of the student body to vote, with two-thirds approval to pass. If the referendum passes, UDC will join as a voting board with no allocation for the fall of 2015.
For more information on UDC, read our reporting on it, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.