Delegates of Hamilton College’s Student Assembly attended the bi-annual New York Six Student Government Conference held at Union College on Nov. 6. St. Lawrence University student government representatives also attended. Hamilton was represented by José Olivares ’16, Lillie Piper ’18 and Annalie Garcia ’19.
The day-long conference began with an informal discussion on the institutions’ structure of their student government, their methods of communication with the student body, and their responsibilities as student government. Three breakout sessions focused on discussions on how each institution’s student government deals with Title IX, food and dining services, and effective engagement with the student body.
The Hamilton delegates presented an overview of the conference to Student Assembly at the meeting following the conference. Some recommendations influenced by Union and St. Lawrence were: increased representation of top-funded organizations, more promotion of athletic games, enhanced publication of Student Assembly minutes in the Spectator, and a revamp of the Student Assembly website.
The New York Six liberal arts consortium consists of Hamilton College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Colgate University, Union College, and Skidmore College. The consortium seeks to facilitate collaboration among members in fulfilling educational missions, serving the public good, and enhancing options for students, faculty and staff.