1. Go to every senate meeting. We understand that the meetings can be long and grueling. But as an elected senator, going to meetings is a required part of your job. You have the responsibility of being the intermediary for UC Davis students.
2. Get to know campus committees and organizations. Be aware of what occurs in them and how you can help. These committees and organizations are part of the association’s backbone and are vital to students.
3. Hold office hours. Students chose you for a reason, be it your experience, platforms, personality, looks or all of the above. So be proactive and make a point in assisting these students who voted for you. Make it clear when your office hours are and invite students — don’t expect them to come to you.
4. Avoid petty politics. When there’s a room full of senators, there’s bound to be disagreements. We understand that everyone is entitled to their own opinions; however, we’d like it if you could be SMART and Independent NOW. Since there’s equal standing – two senators from each slate – we hope to see less polarization on the table and more impartiality.
We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to UC Davis.