RIC Sponsors Meet Your Residents Day
Meet Your Representatives Day, as part of the “Who’s RIC” campaign, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Union Mall in an attempt to help students make their voices heard. It is sponsored by the Resident’s Interhall Congress.
“The purpose of this is to let people know that we are the voice of the on-campus student,” said Adrian Ordorica, sophomore civil engineering major and director of advertising and public relations for RIC. “We are here to listen and we are here to help. The purpose is not to show us off but to inform the students who we are and inform the students who to go to.”
Meet Your Representatives Day is a way for students to meet their executive representatives of RIC. It will also help inform RIC senators about legislation and the funding for multiple projects on campus, Ordorica said.
RIC senators will be coming and going, but there will be plenty of representatives there to inform the students, Ordorica said.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all the students and trying to get some information out about RIC and hopefully get people involved and excited about their on campus life,” said Lizzie Reynolds, freshman psychology major and Pomfret hall senator.
Hall senators will also have the opportunity to form working relationships with the students they live with, and students will have the chance to pitch ideas with representatives who can help actualize their ideas.
“If they get to know their hall senator it opens a door for them to change things for the better in their halls,” said Shauntell Mathis, freshman chemical engineering major and hall senator in Holcombe. “They can change things they never thought were possible. There are always ways to improve the halls, but we can’t change things if no one tells us.”
Students will also receive free RIC “swag” gear for attending. RIC will be giving out T-shirts, RIC cups, lanyards, cupcakes and more to those students who have obtained a free coupon. Students who do not have a coupon before the event starts can like RIC on Facebook or Twitter on available computers at the event.
RIC is the governing body of all hall senates. The Who’s RIC campaign is a year-long advertisement of RIC to remind students of the quality of life they can bring to everyone on campus, Ordorica said.
The best way to make changes is for students to talk to their hall senate, but RIC senators can help with writing legislation. Legislation can range from individual hall projects to campus-wide projects, Ordorica said.
“Every student has a voice in the student body,” Ordorica said.
In the past, RIC has partnered with Associate Student Government to complete projects such as the garden on the north side of campus. They have also partnered with Friday Night Live and provided funds to multiple programs such as Casino Night, which hundreds of people attended. The FNL and RIC program Fight Night, which raises awareness about all cancers, was Oct. 19.