"We really want to make sure people understand the changes and how they will improve our experiences as students at Vassar before signing," a student involved in organizing the petition tells Mads.
Here is what the petition states:
"The VSA Council is the representative student body of this campus, yet so many voices cannot be included in the current structure. This restructuring would change Council to be more inclusive and effective. These amendments will:
- Open up avenues for participation in the student government, giving space to students who are passionate about campus issues but do not want the responsibility of running a house team.
- Strengthen the ability for residential presidents to address house issues more effectively on the New Residence Council.
- Allow VSA Council to address meaningful campus-wide policies.