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It is the mission of the Green Mountain College Adventure Recreation Floor (Rec floor) to uphold the standards set by Green Mountain College and the goals laid out in the student handbook. We the Rec floor will provide those who live with us a unique opportunity to transfer “backcountry” skills such as expeditionary behavior, conflict resolution and the idea of phatic communities to a “front country” environment. Furthermore we will provide an experience of community living, unique to current dormitory life.
With traditions such as floor wide open door policies and weekly floor community dinners, residents of the Rec Floor will offer the opportunity to experience life skills that are dampened on other non-specialty floors. In addition, all members of the Rec Floor are expected to participate in several community service projects per semester that assist both the campus and the Village of Poultney, Vermont. We the Rec floor promote the belief of non-discrimination of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. Most importantly, we believe in promoting health and well being by participating and leading challenging and responsible outdoor recreational activities.
Section 1: Regular meetings will be held on a weekly basis. Weekly meetings will be held to deal with the following items:
Section 2: Special meetings - Special meeting may be called outside of the normal schedule by the President, or a quorum of floor members.
1) 75% of the floor must be in attendance of the voting meeting.
2) All current floor members must participate in voting. Absentee ballots will be accepted by either president prior to the meeting.
1) All current floor members regardless of their status the following semester must vote. Absentee ballots may be submitted to either president prior to the meeting.
2) 75% of the floor must be present at the meeting.
3) Officers will be nominated by other floors members. Each nomination must have a second in order to be considered in the vote. The nomination must also be accepted by the nominee.
4) Officers commence their duties at the close of each semester; new officers are to begin their duties immediately following this.
5) Voting will occur at the beginning of each semester, terms will be limited to two years.
Voting for new floor members
1) Applicants must hand in their completed application prior to floor dinner that week
2) All current floor members, regardless of their status the following semester must participate in the voting. If they are unable to attend, an absentee ballot must be submitted to either president.
3) 75% of the floor must be in attendance of the voting meeting.
4) Voting is ruled in favor of the majority. Severe conflicts of interest will be taken into account on a case by case basis.
5) In the event of a tie, the members of the floor will each have a 1 minute opportunity to speak on behalf or against the applicant. There will then be a re-vote.
President -The Adventure Recreation Floor will have two Presidents. The responsibilities of these individuals will be to maintain an atmosphere of order and respect within the floor, while maintaining a professional relationship with the College. Presidents will delegate responsibilities to officers and floor members accordingly.
Secretary- The Secretary of the Adventure Recreation Floor will be responsible for the minutes of meetings. The secretary will also be responsible for maintaining the committees, and the communication among the committees.
Minutes will be stored on a network folder, which will be available for review at any time.
Treasurer- The treasurer of the Adventure Recreation Floor will be responsible for budgets and the exchange of money within the floor treasury.
Election and Terms of Service
a) Candidates for President must have served one-year as a floor member prior to running and
b) All elected executive officers must serve a full year term (one semester) unless filling a vacated position.
Applying to the floor
1) Applications are available from any floor member, but must be submitted to either President.
2) Applications are due 24 hours prior to the voting meeting in order to be considered for the following semester.
3) Applicants must have attended at least one floor dinner in order to submit an application
4) Applicant voting meetings will take place at floor dinners as applications are received throughout the semester
5) There will be a first reading at the floor dinner after the application is received, a second reading at the following dinner, and a final reading and vote at the 3rd floor dinner.
6) Applicants may not attend the voting meeting.
7) All conversations concerning applicants are to be strictly confidential, and are not to be discussed outside of the voting meeting.
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