Slivka Residential College Bylaws

Revised 6/3/18

The following are policies and procedures that Executive Boards have found to be the best for Slivka at the time of their implementation. The number and ordering of the sections are arbitrary. Details for maintaining and changing this document are contained in Article X of the Constitution.

Section 1: Voting at Executive Meetings

Section 2: Equipment Lending

Equipment meant for this section includes but is not limited to the Grill, Projector, Tables, Chairs, and any other material possession of Slivka.

·         In response to all reasonable requests to borrow equipment, Slivka should lend its equipment, free of charge, to RCB and the residential colleges.

§  RCB and the residential colleges should be informed that they are responsible for the care and cleanliness of the equipment.

·         If any member of the Executive Board objects to lending equipment in a particular case, a vote of the Executive Board will determine whether or not to lend in that case.  

·         The blanket policy to any group is that Slivka’s equipment is not lent out.

·         Exceptions are to be avoided to prevent implied favoritism or discrimination.

Section 3: Executive Board Meeting Decorum

Section 4: Technology Guidelines

Section 5: Purchasing

Section 6: Slivka Rave and Other Messy Events

Section 7: Dillo Day

Section 8: Rec Lounge TV

Section 9: Bike Room

Section 10: Executive Committee Evaluations

Section 11: Slivka Property

Section 12: College Staff Purchasing

Section 13: Associated Student Government Representatives

Section 14: Listserv Usage

Section 15: Faculty Chair Search Committee

Section 16: Non-Resident Member Application Process

Section 17: Point Policies

Section 18: Eco-Rep Position

Section 19: Eco-friendly Guidelines

Section 20: Suggestions

Section 21: Vote Counting Procedures

Section 22: Slivkan Seniors

Section 23: No-Show Policy

Section 24: Public Fridges

Section 25: Email Voting

Section 26: Reserving the Music Practice Room

Section 27: Late Standing Committee Applications

Section 28: Executive Board Proxies

Section 29: Executive Board Proxy Points

Section 30: Rigorizing Financial Organization to Prevent Overspending for Slivka Formal

The Faculty Chair, Associate Chair, and Assistant Chair all advise the following to protect and simplify Slivka finances for future Exec boards:

Section 31: Guest Policy for Large Events

Section 32: RCB Housing Points Transfer Policy

As stated in the Residential College Board Constitution:

Each Residential College should allow members meeting the eligibility requirements of their

respective Residential College to transfer their eligibility to another Residential College for the

following year if space is available. Each Residential College shall adapt a way to rank Residential College members who transfer from different colleges for housing selection purposes.

Each Residential College shall allow Residential College members who are away from the university (on study abroad, TM, co-op, etc.) for the term they are away from campus (one quarter to one academic year) to defer their points and/or eligibility to the following year when they return to campus.

Presidents of the colleges involved a transfer situation shall be responsible for communicating their particular standards of procedure with each other. The Housing Points Exchange Timeline outlines what actions Residential College Presidents must take in the Winter Quarter and the procedures for individuals involved in a housing transfer, the Housing Points Exchange Timeline is as follows:

  1. In the first and seventh week of Winter Quarter, Residential College Presidents shall remind college members that Winter Quarter is the last quarter to earn points for the housing selection that shall occur in the subsequent Spring Quarter.
  1. At  this  time,  the Residential  College  Board  should point  out  that,  if  any  college members  would  like  to  live  in  a  different  Residential  College,  they  ought  to become  a  non-resident  member  of  that  college  and  begin  to  earn  points  by participating in that college’s events
  1. Members who wish to transfer their eligibility to another Residential College must inform both the President for the Residential College in which they currently are a member and the President of the Residential College to which they wish to move. These residents are accepted at the discretion of the college’s exec boards as long as the applicant meets Residential Service’s requirements.
  2. The President of the Residential College in which the member is currently a member of is responsible for getting all of the transferee’s points information to the President of the Residential College that the individual is attempting to transfer into for the following, in addition to any other documentation requested by this President. This must be completed before the end of the Winter Quarter
  3. The President of the Residential College that the individual is attempting to transfer into for the following year must remain in contact with the transferee throughout the remainder of housing selection. This includes notifying the transferee of the following:
  1. When the President receives all of the documentation that the individual is currently a member of
  2. The date, time, and location of the Housing selection meeting for that Residential College at least 5 days prior to the meeting
  3. The individual’s position in the housing selection process related to:
  1. The current members of the Residential College
  2. Any other individuals attempting to transfer into this Residential College