By-Laws to the Constitution

Jones College

Last revised Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article I. Room Assignment        2

Article II.  Judicial Procedures        9

Article III. Elections, Polls, Appointments, and Removal from Office        11

Article IV. Other Elected Officials        15

Article V. Appointed Officials        17

Article VI. Appointed Officials’ Duties        18

Article VII. Academic Fellows        20

Article VIII. Awards        21

Article IX.  Parking Jack        22

Article X. Jones College Themes        23


Article I. Room Assignment

  1. Definitions
  1. Bump Draw is a lottery process that occurs before room draw, in which the number of students eligible for and seeking on-campus housing is equalized with the number of available on-campus beds.
  2. Room Draw is a lottery process that allocates specific rooms to students who have been given on-campus housing by bump draw.
  1. Bump Draw
  1. A student must be enrolled at Rice when the Bump Draw occurs in order to be entered into the Bump Draw.
  2. A student will receive one (1) classification point for every full semester that they have been enrolled at Rice. A student will receive zero (0) classification points during a leave of absence.
  3. A student will automatically receive a room in the Bump Draw if he/she:
  1. Lives off-campus for one semester or more.
  2. Spends one semester or more abroad.
  3. Has five (5), six (6), or seven (7) classification points. This includes transfer students (see classification points below).
  4. Relinquishes his/her spot on campus within the first two (2) weeks of any semester and both lives off-campus and is still enrolled for the rest of the semester. Again, a leave of absence does not excuse a student from bump draw.
  5. Serves in one of the following positions: President, Internal Vice President, External Vice President, Chief Justice, Treasurer, Historian, or Room Assignment Coordinator.
  6. Is a Foreign Exchange student living at Jones for one year.
  7. Is a scholarship varsity athlete and the Athletics Department guarantees his/her on-campus housing.
  8. Is granted guaranteed on-campus housing by the office of disability services, housing and dining, or the College Magisters.
  1. A bump draw is held if the number of students requesting on-campus housing exceeds the beds available in Jones for upperclassmen.
  2. Jones College has 262 beds available for students.
  3. An additional medical single exists, which will not be assigned in bump draw or room draw.  
  1. Of these beds, a number of beds designated by the Dean’s office will be reserved for freshmen and transfer students.
  1. The bump draw will be held before the tenth week of classes in the spring semester.  
  1. Bump draw must take place at least a week prior to the first day of room draw.  
  2. At least two weeks prior to bump draw, the Room Assignment Coordinator(s) must distribute the necessary forms for both draws.
  3. All students requesting on-campus housing or voluntarily moving off campus must fill out and return a bump draw form, indicating their points and/or exemption by 5pm the day before the draw.
  1. If a bump draw occurs, students with the most classification points have lowest priority for housing and are bumped first.
  1. The Room Assignments Coordinator(s) bump students with the highest number of classification points off campus through a lottery process, continuing until the number of available beds equals the number of students seeking on-campus housing.
  2. Students bumped in the bump draw are placed on a waiting list for on-campus housing by their sex.
  1. Highest priority on the waiting lists is given to those bumped last in the lottery process.
  2. Students who fail to return necessary forms to the Room Assignment Coordinators are placed last on the waiting list, regardless of their bump draw points.
  1. Room Draw
  1. Room Draw Points
  1. A student’s total “room draw points” is the sum of their classification points and off-campus points.
  1. If students are tied for the number of total points, students with more classification points are given priority.
  2. First Year Service Points shall not contribute to the count of room draw points, but those members of the College who do not obtain the requisite number of First Year Service Points during their first year will draw for their rooms after those students who have obtained the requisite number of points.
  1. Classification points
  1. A student earns one (1) classification point for every semester a student has attended Rice University, or has been enrolled in a Rice-approved study abroad program.
  2. A student does not earn classification points for semesters in which he/she took a non-study leave of absence or was not enrolled for the entire semester.
  3. If a student gains eight (8) or more classification points, he/she is no longer eligible for priority housing at the College and will be accommodated after all housing requests have been fulfilled.
  4. Students transferring from another post-secondary institution are allotted classification points according to the number of non-AP/IB, non-summer school hours earned before coming to Rice:
  1. Fewer than 12 hours         = 0 points
  2. 12-22 hours                         = 1 point
  3. 23-38 hours                        = 2 points
  4. 39-54 hours                        = 3 points
  5. more than 54 hours                 = 4 points
  1. Off-Campus (OC) points
  1. If a student has Partial OC status, he/she receives one (1) OC point. If a student has Full OC status, they receive two (2) OC points.
  2. A student earns Partial OC status if:
  1. He/she voluntarily lives one complete semester off-campus, regardless of being bumped off-campus during Bump Draw.
  2. He/she serves as President, Internal Vice President, External Vice President, Chief Justice, Treasurer, Historian, or Room Assignment Coordinator in his/her junior year and lives on campus during the entire academic year following his/her election.
  1. If a student has Full OC status, he/she receives two (2) OC points.
  1. A student earns Full OC status if:
  1. They live off-campus for the duration of the academic year.
  2. They relinquish their spot on campus within the first two weeks of classes and remains off-campus for the duration of that year.
  1. No student may have more than two (2) OC points.
  2. Exceptions
  1. Transfers from other colleges at Rice are not to be given OC status for semesters spent living on-campus at other colleges.
  1. First Year Service Points
  1. Each student shall receive one (1) service point for each service hour approved by the Internal Vice President.
  2. Every resident of the College is expected to earn two (2) service points by the end of their first year.
  3. Failure to attain the requisite number of First Year Service Points by a student by the end of their first year shall result in their drawing last in room draw.
  4. Final decisions and exceptions regarding First Year Service Points shall be resolved at the discretion of the Internal Vice President and the Room Assignment Coordinator(s).
  1. Procedures
  1. Room draw consists of three separate draws.  Each draw must be at least 2 days apart.
  2. Each draw contains individual lotteries
  1. In the first draw, all singles and single-bedroom suites lotteries will occur.
  2. In the second draw, all double-bedroom suites and bathroom doubles lotteries will occur.
  3. In the third draw, all doubles and any leftover rooms will be drawn.
  1. Roommate forms must be filled out and returned to the Room Assignment Coordinator(s) by 5:00pm the day before the lottery they pertain to.
  2. Roommate forms are jointly filled out by all members of a certain room or suite, except double-bedroom suites (see below).
  3. All students on a roommate form must have been guaranteed on-campus housing through Bump Draw.
  4. Students may enter draws on more than one day by turning in more than one roommate form; however, students may not enter the same lottery on multiple roommate forms.
  5. Rooms must be assigned according to the following rules:
  1. At least six (6) rooms per floor in Jones North and Jones South must be reserved for freshmen and/or transfer students, excluding rooms on the first floor.
  2. The President is automatically given first priority in room choice in any lottery he/she enters.
  1. All lotteries shall proceed according to the following rules:
  1. At least one person on a roommate form must be present at the lottery to choose their room.
  1. If no students from a particular room are able to attend, a proxy may represent them.
  1. Proxies must be designated in advance of the lottery in writing submitted to the Room Assignments Coordinator(s).
  1. The lottery procedure occurs according to the following rules:
  1. All of the points from students on a roommate form are summed.
  2. Rooms are given first to the roommate forms that have the most points.
  1. In case of a tie, those roommate forms that have more classification points are chosen first.
  2. If a tie remains, a random process chosen by the Room Assignments Coordinator(s) is used to decide order.
  1. First year students who have not attained the requisite number of First Year Service Points shall be given last priority in every lottery.
  2. After being given a room, the specific room number in Jones must be chosen immediately by the roommates or their designated proxy.
  1. Senior Meeting and Lotteries
  1. At least two (2) days before the first draw, there will be a mandatory, non-binding meeting amongst all students with five (5) or more classification points to discuss choices of rooms out of all rooms in the College.
  2. If a student fails to attend or send a proxy to the meeting in its entirety, then he/she will draw behind all other students who attended the meeting in whichever draw he/she chooses to enter.
  3. The Room Assignment Coordinator(s) shall notify all students with five (5) or more classification points.
  4. If the meeting results in a consensus amongst all participants for choices of rooms, then the outcome of the meeting shall be binding, and no draw will be held.
  1. This consensus must be reached in a reasonable amount of time that is predetermined by the Room Assignment Coordinator(s).
  1. If the meeting does not result in a consensus amongst all participants for choice of rooms, then all participants shall draw for rooms in the normal fashion.
  1. The first draw shall occur in the following manner:
  1. If none of the singles on the first floor of the South building were drawn during the meeting amongst all students with five (5) or more classification points, then these rooms will be available as a suite in the first lottery.
  2. If none of the singles on the first floor of the North building were drawn during the meeting amongst students with five (5) or more classification points, then these rooms will be available as a suite in the second lottery of the first draw.
  3. If either of the singles suites on the first floor are not filled when they are drawn as suites, they will be drawn for as individual rooms with the remaining singles.
  4. Any remaining singles will be available in the third lottery of the first draw.
  5. Any remaining six-person single-bedroom suites will be available in the fourth lottery of the first draw.
  6. Any remaining four-person single-bedroom suites will be available in the fifth lottery of the first draw.
  7. If any of the rooms in the first draw are left unclaimed, a special lottery will occur at the beginning of the third draw.
  1. The second draw shall occur in the following manner:
  1. Any remaining bathroom doubles will be available in the first lottery of the second draw drawn first.
  2. Doubles on the first floor of the North building will be available as a suite in the second lottery of the second draw.
  3. Doubles on the first floor of the South building will be available as a suite in the second lottery of the second draw.
  4. If either of the doubles suites on the first floor are not filled, those rooms will be drawn for as individual rooms with the remaining doubles in the third draw.
  5. Any remaining four-person double-bedroom suites will be available in the third lottery of the second draw.
  1. Students enter this lottery as a pair.
  2. When a pair is chosen by lottery, they will then choose which suite they wish to claim.
  3. Each roommate pair will then choose one of the other roommate pairs in the doubles suite lottery that they wish to live with in the suite.
  4. If a pair of roommates is unable to find another roommate pair to live in the suite with them at the time of the lottery, they will not be allowed to claim the doubles suite.
  1. If any of the rooms are left unclaimed in the second draw, a special draw will occur at the beginning of the third draw.
  2. If any of the rooms is left unclaimed in the second draw, a special draw will occur at the beginning of the third draw
  1. The third draw shall occur in the following manner:
  1. Any remaining rooms from the first two draws will be available in a special lottery.
  2. All remaining doubles will be available next in the final lottery
  1. After the draws are completed, students must complete and sign the appropriate Rice Housing and Dining (H&D) contract.  It is the responsibility of the student to return this contract to H&D by the specified deadline.
  1. Adjustments and Room Changes
  1. Incoming freshmen and transfer students who request on-campus housing will be assigned roommates and rooms by the Orientation Week Coordinators.
  2. In the case of special circumstances, students may appeal rooming situations to the Jones College Magisters.
  3. The College Coordinator will keep a waiting list for those students wishing to move on-campus for the spring semester of each year.
  1. First priority on the spring waiting list is given to those with the highest classification points, and then on a first-come first-serve basis.
  2. Students will be assigned available rooms for the spring semester on the basis of availability and mutual consent of the roommates
  1. Responsibilities and Authority
  1. It is a student’s responsibility to:
  1. Ensure that his/her forms are correctly and accurately completed and submitted to the Room Assignment Coordinator(s) by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Earn all requisite First Year Service Points by the time of room draw, or otherwise make arrangements at the discretion of the Internal Vice President and the Room Assignment Coordinator(s).
  3. Notify the Jones College Magisters in writing of any rooming changes.
  1. The Room Assignment Coordinator(s) are not responsible for any fines incurred by Housing and Dining as a result of a student’s failure to meet deadlines.
  2. It is the Room Assignment Coordinator(s) responsibility to:
  1. Distribute all necessary forms.
  2. Conduct the lottery process.
  3. Set up the waitlist and give this list to the college coordinator.
  4. Obtain from the Internal Vice President and make use of a record of the First Year Service Points of all members of the College.
  5. See that all applicable rules and guidelines are followed.
  1. Interpretation and Modifications
  1. This policy is designed to be as fair as possible to everyone concerned. Rules set forth in this policy are binding. However, final authority for anything not covered in this document or for any deviations from these policies rests with the Jones College Magisters, with consultation from the current Room Assignment Coordinator(s).

Article II.  Judicial Procedures

  1. The Jones College Code of Judicial Procedure
  1. Initiation of Charges
  1. The Judicial Procedure initiates when a Justice of the College Court has probable cause to believe that a college infraction has occurred within Jones College or at a College Function.
  1. The Justice will inform the Accused that the incident is being referred to the Jones College Court for consideration.
  2. The Justice who initiated the case shall act as the Prosecuting Justice throughout the judicial process.
  1. Preliminary Charges
  1. A closed meeting of the College Court shall be convened to discuss any charges.
  2. A quorum of the Court consists of four (4) members who must include both the Chief Justice and the Prosecuting Justice, but all reasonable efforts should be made to facilitate the presence of the entirety of the Court.
  3. The Prosecuting Justice shall present all available information concerning the alleged college infraction.
  4. The non-prosecuting members of the Court shall vote by majority consent as to whether a college infraction has occurred.
  5. The Court shall decide by majority consent what sanctions to impose, as prescribed in the Rice University Code of Student Conduct.
  6. The Chief Justice may exclude any non-prosecuting Justice from a Court session if either the Chief Justice or the Accused has reason to suspect that Justice is biased with respect to the case at hand.
  7. A Justice may recuse him or herself if he or she maintains any bias with respect to the case.
  8. In the case of a tie vote, the Chief Justice has the final authority, even in a case in which the Chief Justice is the Prosecuting Justice
  1. Presentation of Charges
  1. The Chief Justice shall inform the Accused of the Court’s charge(s) and sanction(s) against him or her.
  2. Upon presentation of the charge(s) by the Chief Justice, the Accused may enter one of the three following pleas:
  1. A plea of “In Violation” indicates acceptance of the Court’s charges and sanctions and thus ends the Judicial Process.
  2. A plea of “No Contest” indicates acceptance of the Court’s charges but not of the Court’s sanctions.  Within three days of a “No Contest” plea, the accused must present a written or oral statement to the Chief Justice explaining why the infraction merits a sanction different from that decided by the Court.  The Chief Justice shall consider the Accused’s presentation and return a decision concerning the sanctions to the Accused and the Court within two days.
  3. A plea of “Not in Violation” calls the College Court into another session to reconsider the case under the membership of the Chief Justice and four (4) associate justices. Two (2) associate justices must abstain from this hearing to remain impartial if there should be an appeal. At the next hearing, the Accused shall hear the evidence against him or her, but the anonymity of any accusers shall be maintained.  The Accused shall then present his or her account of the incident in question, including the presentation of witnesses and/or evidence.  The Prosecuting Justice shall cross-examine the Accused and any witnesses called by the Accused.  After the conclusion of the hearing, a majority vote of the Justices of the Court shall decide the case.  In the event of a tie, the case is dismissed.
  1. Termination
  1. If the Court’s decision in a “No Contest” or “Not in Violation” case is still unsatisfactory to the Accused, the Accused may request an appeal or that the Chief Justice refer the case to Student Judicial Affairs to be examined in the University Court.
  2. The Court shall prepare an abstract of the completed case to be sent to the College Magisters for final approval.  If the Accused is not a member of Jones College, the Magisters and Chief Justice of the Accused’s college shall be notified of the proceedings.
  3. The Chief Justice may have a judicial hold placed on the Accused’s University account until all sanctions of the Court are met.
  4. The final interpretation of this article’s procedures lies with the Chief Justice in consultation with the President and Parliamentarian.
  1. Appellate Procedure
  1. The Chief Justice must receive a request for an appeal within fifteen (15) days, exempting National holidays, of the most recent Court decision.
  2. If the Accused requests an appeal, the Chief Justice and the two (2) Associate Justices, whom abstained from the hearing following a plea of “Not in Violation,” shall review the verdict of the Court. They shall, at their discretion, review penalties on appeal by the Accused or the Accuser. Majority vote of the quorum will decide to either keep or overturn the original verdict.

Article III. Elections, Polls, Appointments, and Removal from Office

  1. The Elections Coordinator(s) is responsible for arranging, conducting, and determining the results of all elections and binding polls according to the election procedures of the College.
  2. The Elections Coordinator(s) shall provide for:
  1. Floor Representative Elections, held before the third week of each semester, to elect Floor Representatives;
  2. Room Assignment Coordinator(s) and New Student Orientation Coordinator(s) Elections, held before the sixth week of the spring semester, to elect both the Room Assignment Coordinator(s) and New Student Orientation Coordinator(s);
  3. The Executive Election, held before the seventh week of the spring semester, to elect the President;
  4. The General Election, held at least one week and no more than two weeks after the Executive Election, to elect all other elected officers;
  5. Special Elections, held as needed, to fill positions as needed;
  6. Beer Bike and Chug Team Captain Elections to elect the Beer Bike and Chug Team Captains; and
  7. Polls, held as needed, to bring business before the entire College.
  1. The Elections Coordinator(s), in consultation with and with the approval of the Cabinet, shall have the power to adjust the timing, order, and positions elected of the elections called for in Section II for one election cycle only if there are extenuating circumstances. Prior notice of proposed adjustments to elections shall be publically given at least one week in advance.
  2. For the purposes of this article, there are seven (7) floors in the College:
  1. Second North, consisting of those college members who live on the second floor of the North Building, and on the second floor of the North half of the Central Building.
  2. Third North, consisting of those college members who live on the third floor of the North Building and on the third floor of the North half of the Central Building;
  3. Fourth North, consisting of those college members who live on the fourth floor of the North Building and on the fourth floor of the North half of the Central Building;
  4. Second South, consisting of those college members who live on the second floor of the South Building, and on the second floor of the South half of the Central Building.
  5. Third South, consisting of those college members who live on the third floor of the South Building and on the third floor of the South half of the Central Building;
  6. Fourth South, consisting of those college members who live on the fourth floor of the South Building and on the fourth floor of the South half of the Central Building;
  7. Off-Campus, consisting of those College members who do not live in the North, South, or Central Buildings.
  1. The most current Room Plan shall be used to determine where a member lives.
  1. College members living on the first floor of the North Building and the first floor of the South Building may decide to associate with one of the seven (7) floors mentioned above.
  2. These members shall notify the Internal Vice president of their decision by the end of the first week of class during the academic year.
  1. Once the Internal Vice President has finalized the decision, those members will be associated with his or her chosen floor for the remainder of the academic school year.
  2. If no decision is made by the end of the first week of class, then those members shall default to OC.
  1. Floor Representative Elections shall be conducted by floor. Only members of a given floor may vote in that floor’s election.
  2. The Beer Bike and Chug Teams shall elect the Beer Bike and Chug Team Captains.
  3. All candidates must meet the requirements for the respective office, as outlined in Article VIII of the Constitution at the time of the election.
  4. Candidates shall be elected by majority vote and assume their offices after the respective election has been approved.
  1. All candidates must submit a petition to the Elections Coordinator(s) no fewer than two (2) days before the election. The petition shall state that the candidate has read and understood the Constitution of Jones College. These candidates will be known as Petitioned Candidates.
  1. The petition for candidates for the position of Chief Justice shall state that the candidates have read and understood the Student Code of Conduct.
  2. The petition for candidates for New Student Orientation Coordinator shall state that, if elected, the candidate will live in the Houston area during the summer after the election, and that a failure to abide by this promise is grounds for impeachment or removal from office.
  3. All petitions, except those for Floor Representatives, must have the signatures of twenty-five (25) college members.
  1. Write-ins shall be permitted in Floor Representative Elections, the Executive Election, and the General Election. Write-ins may be permitted in Special Elections if the Elections Coordinator(s) allows them.
  1. If a write-in candidate wins, he must submit a petition as described above in paragraph a to the Elections Coordinator(s) by 3:00 PM the day after the election. No signatures are required for this petition. If no petition is received, the Elections Coordinator(s) must declare the election void and conduct a Special Election.
  1. Campaigning is only permissible by word-of-mouth. Candidates are not allowed to use electronic communications, posters, flyers, buttons, any method that requires the spending of money or the use of Jones equipment, or any other method that is not considered word-of-mouth campaigning. No meal announcements regarding individual candidacies are permissible. Candidates for the position of New Student Orientation Coordinator(s) shall not campaign on the merits of an Orientation Week theme or on the selection of specific advisors.
  1. The Elections Coordinator(s) shall determine whether a particular action is considered a violation of election policy. Appellate jurisdiction over these decisions rests with the Cabinet.
  2. Each Petitioned Candidate for elected office shall have the opportunity to give a speech at a college meeting called expressly for this purpose. This meeting shall occur no more than three days before the election and shall be conducted under the supervision of the Cabinet.
  1. The length of the speech of each Presidential candidate shall not exceed five (5) minutes.
  2. The length of other candidates' speeches shall not exceed three (3) minutes.
  3. Write-in candidates may only announce their candidacy and may not give a speech during this College meeting.
  1. Failure to abide by the campaign rules may result in the candidate's dismissal from the election. Such dismissal will be decided by a majority vote of the Cabinet in consultation with the Magister(s).
  1. All votes shall be conducted using Preferential Voting, as outlined in the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
  1. The Elections Coordinator(s) shall determine the details of the polling procedure.
  2. All votes shall be by secret ballot, unless otherwise specified.
  3. Polls shall be open no later than 9:00 AM and shall close no earlier than 4:30 PM.
  1. There shall be at least one (1) polling place in Jones College, in a place accessible to all College members.
  2. During polling hours, persons so authorized by the Elections Coordinator (s) shall either monitor ballot boxes, or the boxes shall be locked.
  1. A voter log shall be kept to ensure that each member votes only once per vote.
  2. The Elections Coordinator(s) may develop an absentee voting program. The absentee voting program need not provide anonymity.
  1. Ballots shall be counted promptly after the close of the election.
  1. Votes shall be counted by at least three (3) tellers including the Elections Coordinator(s). Each person shall make his or her signature upon the Tellers’ Report. Under no circumstances shall a candidate for any office be involved in counting votes for his office.
  2. The Tellers’ Report, bearing the signatures of those who counted the votes, shall be conspicuously posted the day after elections are held.
  3. In the event that a vote is inconclusive, a Special Election or Poll shall be held within one week.
  1. Elections results are not valid until confirmed, after the Tellers’ Report has been posted.
  1. Election results may be contested on the basis of any violations of the election procedures within forty-eight (48) hours of the posting of the Tellers’ Report. Evidence of violations should be presented to the Elections Coordinator(s), the President, and the Magisters. The body conferring approval shall consider such evidence and rule on the validity of the election.
  2. If an election fails to be confirmed because of a violation in procedures, the election is considered void and a new one must be held within one week, with measures taken to prevent repetition of the violation.
  1. Elections may also be voided in cases where there is a difference between the number of ballots and the number of voter signatures, and that difference is greater than the difference in votes between candidates. In this case, the Elections Coordinator(s) decides whether a wholly new election or a run-off is required.
  2. If a vacancy occurs in any of the elected offices, a special election must be held within two (2) weeks. If necessary, the President may make an appointment to fill such a vacancy until the special election is held.
  1. The Cabinet has the authority to impeach elected and College officials.
  2. Articles of Impeachment may be brought against an official for exhibiting malfeasance, exhibiting extreme partiality, exceeding authority, or failing to meet vested responsibilities.
  3. Impeachment, except of the President, shall be initiated by submitting Articles of Impeachment to the President, who shall call a closed executive session of the Cabinet and impeach only by a three-fourths vote, not including the vote of the accused.
  4. In the case of impeachment of the President, the Articles of Impeachment shall be submitted to the Internal Vice President, who shall call and chair the closed executive session of the Cabinet.
  5. If impeached, the accused is subject to trial by the Jones College Court, which may remove the accused from office and impose any sanctions in accordance with its normal procedure.

Article IV. Other Elected Officials

  1. Orientation Week Coordinator(s)

  1. The Orientation Week Coordinator(s) shall, with the assistance of the Magister(s) and the Jones College Coordinator:

  1. Organize and coordinate the orientation of new college members, supervise the activities of the advisors, and work with the coordinators from other colleges in organizing any other programs for orientation.

  2. Work with the Room Assignment Coordinator(s) to assign rooms to new on-campus members.

  1. The selection of roommates for new college members shall be made during the summer.

  1. Select the Jones college advisors with the assistance of the Magister(s), the Jones College Coordinator, and the Resident Associates, if any of the aforementioned parties choose.

  1. The Jones College Advisors shall administer the guidance and orientation of new College Members.
  2. The selection of Advisors shall be made from the incoming sophomore, junior, and senior classes by April 1 of each year.  
  1. Any college members who are not graduating and eligible may apply to advise using a application process as to be decided on by the Orientation Week Coordinators
  1. Assure that a sufficient number of Advisors shall be appointed each year in order that:

  1. There shall be two (2) Jones Advisors and one (1) Advisor “co-advisor” from another college per group, and that no advisee group exceeds a membership of ten (10).
  1. Assign a Jones College Associate to each orientation group.

  1. Social Coordinator(s)

  1. The Social Coordinator(s) shall:

  1. Coordinate all social functions for the College.

  2. Be responsible for ensuring that all Jones social events are conducted in accordance to policies of the University and College.  

  3. Appoint and chair the Socials’ Committee, which aids the Coordinator(s) in fulfilling their duties.
  1. In addition, committee members will focus on small-scale functions that will occur regularly throughout the year and assist the Social Coordinators in their event planning and execution.
  1. Room Assignment Coordinator(s)
  1. The Room Assignment Coordinator(s) shall:
  1. Coordinate all aspects of Jones College room assignments according to the Room Draw Rules throughout the year.  
  2. Coordinate with the Internal Vice President regarding the First Year Service Point records of each member of the College.
  1. Jones College Student Association Senator

  1. The Jones College Student Association Senator shall:

  1. Serve as the representative of Jones College at meetings of the Student Association.  

  2. Serve as a non-voting member of Cabinet.  

  3. Report on the activities of the Student Association to the Cabinet.  

  1. Rice Program Council Representative

  1. The Rice Program Council Representative shall:

  1. Represent the College and the views of the College to the Rice Program Council.  

  2. Report on Rice Program Council meetings and activities to the Cabinet.

  1. University Court Representative
  1. The University Court Representative shall serve as a representative of Jones College on the University Court.
  1. Honor Council Representative
  1. The Honor Council Representative shall serve as a representative of Jones College on the Honor Council.
  1. Beer Bike and Chug Team Captains
  1. The Beer Bike and Chug Team Captains shall:
  1. Be responsible for the selection of team members.  
  2. Be responsible for encouraging participation of College members in their respective teams.  
  3. Coordinate team practices.


Article V. Appointed Officials

  1. Jones College members shall be appointed to the following positions by the President, Internal Vice President, and External Vice President, and are to fall under the jurisdiction of the Chief of Staff:

  1. Parliamentarian

  2. Beer Bike Coordinator(s)

  3. College Night Coordinator(s)

  4. Chief of Staff

  5. Elections Coordinator(s)

  6. Special Services Coordinator(s)

  7. Ambiance Coordinator(s)

  8. Sports Coordinator(s)

  9. PR Director(s)

  10. Theater Coordinator(s)

  11. Merchandise Coordinator(s)

  12. Community Involvement Coordinator(s)

  13. Webmaster

  14. Cultural Coordinator(s)

  1. The Chief Justice shall, in consultation with the Jones Magisters, appoint six (6) Associate Justices to serve on the college court.

  2. Campus Departmental Appointments

  1. Campus departments may assign members of the College to the following positions:  

  1. Information Technology Ambassador (IT)

  2. Student Maintenance Representative (SMR)

  3. Environmental Coordinator
  4. Food Representative


Article VI. Appointed Officials’ Duties

  1. The Parliamentarian shall:
  1. Be present, advise on procedure, keep order, and count votes at all Cabinet meetings.  
  2. Be a non-voting member of Cabinet.  
  3. Keep the official copy of the Constitution.
  4. Advise Cabinet when the Constitution no longer reflects current practice.

  1. The Food Representative shall:

  1. Serve as a liaison between the College and all the serveries.

  1. The Beer Bike Coordinator(s) shall:

  1. Coordinate with Rice Program Council and the Campus-Wide Beer Bike Coordinator(s) throughout the year.

  2. Be responsible for the creation and distribution of Beer Bike T-Shirts.  

  3. Coordinate all mock races and Willy Week events.

  4. Solicit sponsors for expenses associated with the race.

  1. The Cultural Coordinator(s) shall:

  1. Coordinate cultural College events.

  2. Make College members aware of cultural activities in the community and promote such activities.

  1. The Environmental Coordinator shall:

  1. Serve as liaisons between Jones College and Rice Sustainability Office.

  2. Advise cabinet on ways to improve Jones College’s impact on the environment.

  1. The College Night Coordinator(s) shall:

  1. Plan one college night per semester.

  2. Make all college members aware of the event.

  1. The Webmaster shall:

  1. Have knowledge of web applications.

  2. Be responsible for the relevancy and accuracy of the Jones College website.

  3. Maintain the look and usability of the Jones College website.

  4. Maintain site backups.

  1. The Elections Coordinator(s) shall:

  1. Oversee, determine results, and announce outcomes of all Jones College elections following the procedures described in the Constitution.

  2. Be responsible for ensuring the integrity and fairness of all College elections.

  3. Full Duties found in By-Law Article III
  1. The Special Services Coordinator(s) shall:
  1. Be responsible for the security, maintenance, and availability of all Jones College audio and visual equipment.
  1. The Ambiance Coordinator(s) shall:
  1. Appoint and chair the Ambiance and Matching Funds Committee if they see fit.
  2. Recommend annual permanent improvements to the Cabinet.  
  3. Oversee the installation of Cabinet-approved permanent improvements.  
  1. The Sports Coordinator(s) shall:
  1. Appoint and chair the Jones Sports Committee, which will aid the Coordinator(s) in fulfilling his/her duties
  1. Shall include members of the College with an interest or ability in coaching or organizing Jones College teams.  
  2. Ensure that sports equipment is both available and properly maintained for the use of Jones College members.  
  3. Encourage College team formation and participation in intramural and inter-college sports.  

  1. The Publicity Coordinator(s) shall:

  1. Arrange for publicity of College events both within and outside of the College.

  2. Create a poster each month displaying the birthdays of consenting College members.

  1. The Theater Coordinator shall:  

  1. Appoint and chair the Theater Committee, which will aid the coordinator in fulfilling his/her duties

  1.  Shall consist of all members of Jones College who have an interest or talent in any aspect of the production of a production.  

  1. Be responsible for the selection and production of Jones College Theater shows.

  1. The Laundry Room Representative shall:

  1. Monitor and improve the state of the laundry room,

  2. Conduct procedures to organize and remove forgotten clothes as the Representative sees fit.

  1. The Merchandising Coordinator(s) shall:

  1. Purchase and distribute merchandise to the College.
  2. Maintain and manage the inventory of all current Jones merchandise.
  1. The Community Involvement Coordinator(s) shall:
  1. Appoint and chair a Community Service Project Committee and execute at least one service project, drawing on the members of the College as participants.
  2. Serve as the liaison between the College and any campus-wide service initiatives.
  3. Encourage involvement within the College in community service activities
  1. The Chief of Staff shall:
  1. Assist the President, Internal Vice President, and External Vice President appoint their respective appointed positions.
  2. Meet with appointed positions regularly to:
  1. Help generate ideas for positions
  2. Provide guidance and feedback
  3. Hold positions accountable for their role
  1. Act as a non-voting member of Cabinet.
  2. Create a bi-monthly newsletter.
  3. Assist the Executive Cabinet with any duties requiring additional support.

Article VII. Academic Fellows

  1. Purpose

  1. The Jones College Society of Academic Fellows shall be an honorary service organization devoted to the advancement of the academic life of the college.

  2. The Jones Fellows as a group will establish and coordinate tutoring in their various areas of competence for members of the college.

  1. Duties

  1. The Fellows shall work closely with the Peer Academic Advisors and the External Vice President to coordinate academic activities.


Article VIII. Awards

  1. The Internal Vice President shall facilitate the formation of Awards Committee consisting of the Executive Cabinet and the College Magisters. The Awards Committee shall select the recipients for the following awards from the nominations of College members.
  1. The Graham C. Stebbings Service Award shall be awarded annually to members of the College or others who have rendered great service to the College outside of the capacities and duties of the College government.
  2. The Outstanding Freshmen Award, provided for by the generous donation of Emeritus Associate Dr. Hubert Bray, shall be awarded annually to two Jones freshmen that exhibit the most outstanding qualities on the bases of leadership, service, scholastic achievement, and other qualities that positively distinguish said freshmen from their peers.
  3. The Jones College Scholarships, each in the amount of $100, shall be awarded annually to two Jones sophomores and two Jones juniors who have exhibited outstanding scholastic achievement and service to the College.
  4. The Brotzen Award shall be awarded annually to the Jones senior who has made an outstanding contribution to the College through his or her activities and service during his or her time as a member of the College.
  5. The Ric Stoll Outstanding Associate Award shall be awarded annually to a College Associate who has demonstrated great commitment to the College.
  6. The J. Huston Sports Award shall be awarded to members of the College who have shown great dedication in advancing the Jones College sports program.
  7. The Barrera Mentor Award shall be awarded annually to an outstanding Orientation Week advisor or co-advisor for excellence in the mentorship of new students not only during Orientation Week, but throughout the entire year.
  8. The Magisters’ and President’s Award shall be defined and awarded annually at the discretion of the College Magisters and the President.
  9. The Geoffrey S. “Skip” Wise Memorial Award shall be awarded annually to the member of Jones College who demonstrates exceptional compassion and commitment to the well-being of his or her peers.
  10. The “Captain JIBA” Spirit Award shall be awarded annually to the College member(s) who best personifies “Captain JIBA”, by showing exceptional dedication to Jones spirit and the cohesiveness of the College.
  11. The Patrick Gordon Memorial Award shall be awarded annually to the varsity athlete who demonstrates the highest degree of commitment to the College


Article IX.  Parking Jack

  1. Parking Jack for North Colleges Lot shall be held in the spring and presided over by the Chief Justice.
  2. Procedure
  1. The Chief Justice shall obtain the number of allotted spaces for Jones from the Rice University Parking.
  2. The Chief Justice shall hold a draw for all eligible students.
  3. Whoever’s name is pulled shall not receive a parking spot for the next year.
  4. The Chief Justice shall continue to draw until the number of remaining students matches the number of allotted spaces.
  1. Automatic Spots
  1. The college President shall receive an exemption from the draw and shall receive a parking spot.
  1. Eligibility
  1. All rising Jones seniors who will have a car in their senior year are eligible to enter the draw, with priority going to on campus rising seniors until two weeks before Rice’s parking registration deadline.
  1. Students may not enter the draw for others (this excludes having a proxy).
  1. Students graduating in three (3) years shall be eligible for the draw, but only if there are extra spots after all four-year seniors who have entered the draw, receive a spot.
  2. Students may only hold a spot in the Brown Lot for one year unless the students held the position of President their junior year.
  1. Students who procure a spot in Brown Lot prior to their senior year are eligible to enter the Jones Parking Draw only if their procurement of the previous spot was not a result of a prior Jones Parking Draw.
  2. Students who have already held a parking spot in the Brown Lot from a procedure outside that of Jones College Parking Jack do not lose eligibility so long as they have not previously held a spot due to the Jones College Parking Jack.
  1. Fifth year seniors are not eligible for the draw if they held a spot during their fourth year. Rising fifth year seniors who have never had a spot in Brown Lot may enter the draw for their final year.


Article X. Jones College Themes

  1. Jones College shall possess and promulgate various cheers of Jones College.
  2. Themes may be added but never deleted from the official list.
  3. Themes include:
  1. JIBA (Jones is Bad Ass) (1988)
  2. Rock on…Jones (1988)

  3. We ride because we must. We must because we ride. Now Jones, Let’s ride. (1988)

  4. Bitches, Ready Rock! (1988)

  5. Don’t Fuck with Jones

  6. Jones Wins Again

  7. Jabberwocky Oligarchy Necrophilia Eat Shit

  8. Knock Knock… Who’s There… Jones… Jones Who… Jones Bitch

  9. Hooray for Jones! …Huzzah!