President and VP candidates

Olivia Gauthier and Trishelle Hoopes

Liv & Trishelle


Olivia Gauthier (President)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hello! My name is Olivia (Liv) Gauthier (she/her/hers) and I am honored to be a candidate for your next Student Government President! I am a second-year New Media Interactive Development major from Kingston, MA. During my time here at RIT, I have been committed to becoming involved in the community. In my first year (2022-2023), I served as the First-Year Senator on Student Government and as the Community Service Director for Alpha Xi Delta. In my second year (2023-2024), I have served as the President of the Student Alumni Alliance and I am currently serving as the Vice President of Philanthropy for Alpha Xi Delta. I am also an honors student, performing arts scholar, and a member of the President’s Commission on Women. In my free time, I love relaxing, reading, and taking naps, but I also love going on spontaneous adventures with friends! I have loved my time at RIT, but I see areas that need improvement. I want to use all the skills I have learned in my leadership roles to better RIT for all students. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or suggestions!

Trishelle Hoopes (VP)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

HI! My name is Trishelle Hoopes (she/her/hers) and I am so excited to potentially be your next Student Government Vice President! I am a 3rd year chemical engineering and economics double major from Lancaster, PA. On campus, I have been involved in a whole host of activities. I started my involvement by serving as the First Year Senator in SG in 2021-2022, and then I went on to be the Director of Student Relations in 2022-2023. I have also been a Resident Advisor (RA) for two years, a member of the Student Alumni Alliance (SAA), and frequently work with WE@RIT in various volunteer roles. Personally, I enjoy any kind of arts and crafts, taking lots of naps, and spending time with my cats when I'm back home. If you have any questions or you just want to talk, please feel free to contact me!



Our platform is built on five pillars: Openness: *Collaborate with other departments and organizations, such as CAPS, CAB, and student-led organizations to increase our reach to more students across campus in order to be able to advocate for them in the best possible way. *Work with PawPrint creators more closely after a petition is charged to ensure their voices are being heard throughout the whole process. *Update PawPrint features to allow students to be more actively engaged with SG such as introducing a petition status tracker. Accessibility: *Develop a QR code system that allows students to report accessibility concerns on campus, such as a broken automatic door or a bike blocking an accessible entrance. *Increase and normalize access services across campus by advocating for interpreters, captionists, and other resources at all events. *Create initiatives to improve overall accessibility based on United Spinal’s accessibility audit. Academics: *Continue to work on the D0.03 policy to extend the drop period for classes. *Create consistency in staffing and information in academic advertising on a university-wide level. *Increase resources for non-STEM students by working with those students across different colleges to find the right resources and support for them. Student Wellness: *Increase the reach and efficiency of CAPS marketing to ensure all students are aware of their offerings. *Expand wellness course offerings to include classes such as self-defense. *Offer healthier and more allergen-friendly food options across campus. People/Identity: *Bringing all voices to the table to ensure conversations are inclusive of all parties. This can be accomplished by working closer with RSOs, specific senators, or groups not directly represented by SG. *Create a Women’s RSO (Representative Student Organization) to increase the support that SG can offer women outside of having a single Women’s Senator. *Increase the support and acknowledgment of student workers who make our campus run.




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