Rice University Student Association

The Student Association is Rice University’s Official undergraduate student government since 1918🦉👐

Operating as usual

05/09/2024

The General Education Committee is looking for an undergraduate student representative. Created in 2023 and chaired by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the General Education Committee does crucial work in researching, reforming, and improving general education at Rice (think FWIS, DI/II/III, LPAP). This is an excellent leadership opportunity for students who are interested in leaving a lasting impact on the Rice community.

Interested students should send their information and statement of interest to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a hard deadline of Sunday 5/12 11:59PM CST

More information at gened.rice.edu

04/15/2024

Here is the agenda for tonights Senate! See you there!

04/01/2024

See you there!

04/01/2024

Here are the topics on the table for tonight’s meeting. See you there!!

04/01/2024

I know there has been many questions on where this resolutiongoes from here. I hope this letter gives you a bit of clarity as to where we stand right now and we will keep you posted on steps moving forward.

03/28/2024

APPLY APPLY APPLY‼️ if you were even the least bit interested in joining the Student association in any way you can please feel free to apply towards appointed position!

In the application, you will find more information on each of the specific positions, and we hope we will get the chance to work with you 🦉👐

03/26/2024

Hello everyone! These are the topics on the table for tonight‘s meeting!! See you there🦉

03/24/2024

We would love to see you guys on Tuesday to gain more information about appointed positions ! Feel free to Message us with any questions!!

Photos from Rice University Student Association's post 01/17/2024

If you have are on-campus or have a 20 meal-per-week plan you can donate up to 15 guest swipes to help combat food insecurity on our campus. You can donate by going to the link in bio or sa.rice.edu/donateswipes
Donate by Friday, January 19!

12/01/2023

Join the Student Health Services Commission on Monday, December 4th from 2-4pm to make a customized smoothie with toppings in Ray’s Courtyard!

11/20/2023

Fill out our Labor Commissions student labor survey (also linked in bio)!

Do you want administration to better support student employees? Equip the SA to advocate for all students currently employed at Rice, who have significant unpaid leadership roles, or who are unable to be employed at Rice.

The Rice Student Association seeks to better understand student employment experiences both at Rice and Beyond the Hedges. Please complete the following short survey (

11/13/2023

The Rice Shuttle service will be providing FREE rides to and from Hobby Airport this Thanksgiving break! No reservation is required!

11/06/2023

Our Undocumented Student Support Task Force (USSTF) has been working closely with the Office of General Counsel to offer 30-45 minute consultations, at no cost, for undocumented students and students on DACA.

If you don’t want to attend in person, there is a zoom option available!

11/06/2023

Have you made a plan to vote? Rice University will be hosting a polling location at the Welcome Center in Sewall Hall tomorrow from 7 AM - 7 PM

11/03/2023

TODAY is the last day to early vote! Shuttles will be running between the RMC and the Med Center Early Vote location from 4-7 PM. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.

10/27/2023

We were able to collaborate with Rice Transportation and Rice Finance & Administration to offer Early Voting Shuttles starting TOMORROW!!!

Shuttles will run every 30 minutes and we hope you utilize this opportunity to vote and make your voice heard!

10/26/2023

The Student Association will be having a Commissions Fair in Ray’s Courtyard on October 30th from 5-6pm. The commissions actively work in various initiatives to support the needs of the student body at Rice. Come meet the commission heads and share your ideas on what you would like to see on campus. Free donuts will be provided for those who participate! Hope to see you there!

10/26/2023

The FWIS Program is having a course fair in the Rice Memorial Center Grand Hall on November 6th! Come talk to professors and explore your options for FWIS next semester!

10/26/2023

INTRODUCING OUR DUNCAN COLLEGE NSRS:

Hey everyone! My name is Meara McCarthy and I'm a freshman at Duncan. A few fun facts about me are that I'm from Oakland, California, speak French, ride horses, and love musical theater. I'm super excited to be a New Student Representative because I love working with people! I can't wait to hear everyone's ideas and work as a liaison between my peers and the Rice community to make positive changes toward a universal goal.

Hey y’all, I’m Amogh Varanasi! I am a freshman at Duncan College, originally from Denver, Colorado. I am majoring in Neuroscience on a pre-medical track. I’m excited to work with the Student Association to help make Rice University a more equitable and accessible campus.

10/12/2023

TOMORROW We’re collaborating with .ssi and to host cooking demonstrations, especially for off-campus students! WE WILL BE IN MARTEL KITCHEN AND SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE! See y’all at 12!

10/09/2023

Come learn more about how you can get involved with the Student Association at our semi-annual leadership conference on October 14, 2023 in the Ralph S. O’Connor Building!

RSVP here: https://owlnest.rice.edu/event/9489456

09/27/2023

INTRODUCING OUR STUDENT ASSOCIATION EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT:

Hey everyone

09/25/2023

INTROS to the Student Association:

Hey y’all! my name is Solomon Ni and I’m a junior at Jones College studying Social Policy Analysis and serve as the President of the Rice University Student Association. I previously served as the organization’s Treasurer, and as a New Student Representative from Jones College. I am passionate about voting rights and excited to see Election Day be a non-instructional day in 2024 🥰

09/22/2023

The Initiative Fund is open! If you and a registered student organization have new and innovative ideas, including events, you would like to bring to campus, apply today with the link in bio!
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*organizations can reach out to their college presidents and senators about appealing the decisions of the Blanket Taxcommittee

09/12/2023

We are thrilled by amount of support for the Meal Swipe Donation Program this fall semester. Thank you to our partners .ssi and for collaborating with us and adopting some of the new changes we asked for this semester’s swipe donation program including:

-raising the amount of swipes you can donate from 10 to 15
-moving the timeline to earlier in the semester so we can get meals out to students as soon as possible.
-Providing two deadlines so those who need swipes immediately are able to get them

We were able to set a new benchmark in terms of the number of swipes donated, beating out the previous peak of around 1500 swipes. So far, SSI has been able to accommodate 145 student requests.

If you donated, thank you doing so. If you didn’t, please consider donating when the spring meal swipe donation program is announced!

08/28/2023

EVERYONE TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DONATE YOUR GUEST SWIPES. Please consider donating!

08/23/2023

In collaborations with our partners we were able to register 291 new students to vote in Harris County during O-Week! Special thanks to .jeng (Hanszen ‘25) our Director of Government Relations for leading the voting registration effort last week!

08/23/2023

EVENT UPDATE: Our Welcome Back Town Hall & NSR info session will be in Herring 100 due to excessive heat. Torchy’s and drinks will be available outside for people to pick up!

08/21/2023

Pull up to the first Senate of the Fall Semester y’all. We have Hu’s 🤤

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Rice Student Association

The Student Association began in 1919 after Rice students decided that they needed to be able to govern themselves. Over the course of the last 100 years, the SA has worked tirelessly to improve student life. For example, in the early 1960’s the Senate voted to desegregate Rice, which began the university’s desegregation process. More recently. the SA has been responsible for helping implement the intramural sports program at Rice, creating the Critical Thinking in Sexuality Course, implementing Saturday Night Dinner, creating DACA.rice.edu, and more.

The SA is composed of all of the undergraduates of Rice University. It is led by the SA Exec team, which is composed of the SA President, Internal Vice President, External Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The legislative body of the SA is the Senate, which is composed of college presidents, college senators, and the SA exec team. In addition, the SA has appointed positions, standing committees, student initiative committees, temporary committees, and university standing committees.

To learn more about the organization, we encourage you to check out SA.rice.edu or attend one of our Senates, which are held every Monday night at 9 PM in Farnsworth Pavilion.

To sign up for our listserv, please reference: https://mailman.rice.edu/mailman/listinfo/sa or contact our Secretary at [email protected].

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