What is Caucus?
Caucus is a committee of the whole meeting preceding each University Student Senate meeting. Caucus meetings are informal and generally without an agenda independent from the Senate meetings they precede. In Caucus, the Director of Communications provides an overview of the night's Senate meeting, allowing Senators to ask informal questions about what to expect to prepare for the full meeting. Senators may also ask for advice on how to add a discussion item to the night's Senate agenda or how to make other procedural motions. Caucus meetings may also include announcements and reminders and training/enrichment sessions for Senators from the Director of Communications. Per the Director of Communications as Caucus Chair, Caucus does not sponsor legislation or hold formal votes during the 51st Congress of SSA.