Parliament

 

Martel’s voting body is known as the Parliament, a term that reminds most of the British system but is in fact a reference to Martel’s Greek roots. Like the Greek Hellenic Parliament, Martel’s Parliament is an elected, representative body that is in charge of all official happenings around the college. Completely student led, Parliament is made up of two main groups: the Executive Council (EC) and the Class Representatives.

You can also check out past Parliament Minutes


The Executive Council

The Executive Council is composed of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Treasurers and Secretaries. They meet on a weekly basis and are responsible for setting the budget, approving appointments, serving as leaders for the Martel community, and working with university staff to ensure smooth sailing.

President Anna Margaret Clyburn amc30@rice.edu
Vice President Nisha Patel nsp3@rice.edu
Prime Minister Tanner Reese tcr2@rice.edu
Treasurers Flora Naylor fan1@rice.edu
Mark Berger mjb13@rice.edu
Secretaries Johnny Dang jtd9@rice.edu
Kate Ribordy kmr8@rice.edu

Class Representatives

The majority of Parliament is composed of the Class Reps. Each class elects four representatives to serve on Parliament. Rising Class Reps are elected in the Spring semester, and the freshman class elects their representatives shortly after arrival on campus during their first Fall semester. Representatives serve as voting members during weekly sessions and are charged with representing the interests of their class in addition to serving Martel with committee participation.

Senior Class Eric Shi els7@rice.edu
Janani Velchamy jv18@rice.edu
Francis Bunt fjb2@rice.edu
Junior Class Sophie Clayton slc9@rice.edu
Kush Brahmbhatt ksb5@rice.edu
Karen Shore kts6@rice.edu
Alec Gorsse amg12@rice.edu
Sophomore Class JJ Odell jjo2@rice.edu
Angie Chen axc1@rice.edu
Megha Reddy mr65@rice.edu
Michael Young mjy3@rice.edu
Freshman Class Casley Matthews crm14@rice.edu
Zainab Niaz znn1@rice.edu
Diego Casanova dc51@rice.edu
Elliot Riesman Tremonte err6@rice.edu

Non-voting Members

These members do not hold a vote in Parliament, but serve other functions at Martel or serve as representatives of Martel to various campus-wide organizations.

Chief Justice Paras Gupta pg24@rice.edu
Student Association Senator Ashley FitzPatrick anf1@rice.edu
Rice Program Council Rep
Honor Council Rep  Hugh O’Reilly  hjo2@rice.edu
U-Court Rep Julia Huang jph5@rice.edu
O-Week Coordinators Paras Gupta pg24@rice.edu
Hope Lawrence seb10@rice.edu
Justin Tang hml5@rice.edu
Beer Bike Coordinators Moses Glickman mag23@rice.edu
Sofia Gereta sg61@rice.edu
Christian Owens cao8@rice.edu
Paras Gupta pg24@rice.edu
Parliament Food Rep Sukul Mittal sam27@rice.edu