Mary Catherine Steenberge
Name: Mary Catherine Steenberge
Studying: Political Science and French with a concentration in Peace Studies
Why did you join Senate: I joined Senate because I want to empower the amazing women on our campus, and help them realize their full value and potential.
How long have you been on Senate: This is my 3rd year on Senate!
Favorite study spot on campus: I enjoy studying in the Computer Room of the library.
Other activities on campus: On campus, I am involved in Climate Action Club, Sustainability Alliance, Campus Ministry and the McCarthy Center.
- Chair all Saint Ben’s Senate meetings according to Sturgis Parliamentary Procedure with no speaking terms.
- Call special meetings of the Saint Ben’s Senate when necessary.
- Serve as a member of the Saint Ben’s Senate for two semesters.
- Chair the Executive Board meetings.
- Vote in case of a tie, when that vote affects the outcome, or when votes occur in ballot.
- Interpret the Saint Ben’s Senate Constitution and by-laws, except in cases of violation.
- Assist any responsibilities and duties of each senator.
- Meet with Saint Ben’s Senate faculty advisor when necessary.
- Aid the Saint Ben’s Senate Vice President in coordinating correspondence with any affiliated state or national organization and other student governments.
- Meet with the President of the College once a semester.
- Assist the Public Relations Representative with press releases and final approval of all messages sent on behalf of the Saint Ben’s Senate.
- Meet twice per month with the Saint John’s Senate President.
- Keep a detailed record of Saint Ben’s Senate member absences and board report submissions.
- Meet twice per month with the CSB Dean of Students.
- Oversee senate project goals and individual senator goals.
- Aid and oversee the Saint Ben’s Senate Vice President in the planning and implementation of the fall and spring retreats.
- Create the agenda each week for the Saint Ben’s Senate meetings.
- Present Saint Ben’s Senate goals to the President of the College and her Cabinet at the beginning of the fall semester.