Welcome to the Spartan Student Congress Agenda. Here, you will find the agenda for each SSC meeting. Students can also easily submit feedback and suggestions to SSC Reps from this page.
All September Long
Campaigns: Last week, we discussed the responsibilities and requirements to run for each of the Spartan Council leadership positions. Today, we will discuss the ins and outs of your campaign.
Who needs to run a campaign?: EVERYONE! Clearly, the people who are running for office will need to run a campaign, but if you are not running for office, you will be responsible for running a one student PAC (Political Action Committee). In real life, PACs essentially do the same thing that regular campaigns do (run a campaign that supports a particular candidate), only they are not allowed to collaborate with the candidate they are supporting (there is an ongoing debate over PACs, that will continue in the years to come. Mostly, this debate is centered on how much money can be donated to PACS, anonymity of donors, and whether PACS are in fact secretly collaborating with the candidates). Regardless, all students will be responsible for completing the same campaign assignments, whether they are running for office or running a PAC in support of a candidate.
When will we work on campaigns?: Whenever we can! This week and next week, our focus is going to be on advertising for the Spartan Social and getting students excited for it, but the election will take place at the beginning of October, and running a quality campaign takes a lot of work. That being said, students should work on their campaign at home and whenever there is some down time. Once the Spartan Social is done, we will make sure to dedicate a few days for students to focus on their campaigns.
This week, we will work on creating Spartan Social posters and ads. Students will also be able to work on their campaigns.