Code of conduct violations lead to new student senate president


MAC WALBY, Channels Staff

The Associated Student Government is left with four vacant positions and a new Student Senate President after a number of conduct violations within the Senate.

“We can confirm some members of the student senate did engage in activity which did not meet SBCC’s standard of conduct,” said Allison Curtis, advisor for the student senate. Curtis said she was not able to comment further at this time.

The mass exodus of senators has left the student government with only six remaining members.

A source close to the story, which has asked to remain anonymous, has disclosed that City College is investigating the incident.

“We’re still trying to figure out why exactly,” said current VP of External Affairs Caleb Ransom.

There was no Nov. 14 meeting scheduled as most of the senate attended the General Assembly for the Student Senate of California Community Colleges Nov. 14 to Nov. 16 in Los Angeles.

These general assemblies are forums where California community student governments meet to discuss and debate governance and national issues, as well as network with other student representatives.

The next meeting on the Nov. 21 was canceled, with the following meeting already being scheduled off for the Thanksgiving break, leaving the student representation in the governing bodies on campus absent since Nov. 7.

The agenda for the upcoming meeting only has six members on it, with vacancies including Vice President of Senate Affairs, Vice President of Finance, Student Advocate, and Public Relation Officer.

Colette Brown will take over as Student Senate President while the senate is under investigation.

“I think she’s going to do an amazing job,” Ransom said about Brown.

The remaining members of the senate will meet at 9 a.m. Friday in Campus Center Room 223.