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 Clyburnemail@example.com|
|Vice President||Nisha Patelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prime Minister||Tanner Reeseemail@example.com|
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 Shifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Junior Class||Sophie Claytonemail@example.com|
|Sophomore Class||JJ Odellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Freshman Class||Casley Matthewsemail@example.com|
|Elliot Riesman Tremontefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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 Guptaemail@example.com|
|Student Association Senator||Ashley FitzPatrickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rice Program Council Rep|
|Honor Council Rep||Hugh O’Reillyemail@example.com|
|U-Court Rep||Julia Huangfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|O-Week Coordinators||Paras Guptaemail@example.com|
|Beer Bike Coordinators||Moses Glickmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parliament Food Rep||Sukul Mittalemail@example.com|