House Government and Officers
Ashdown residents play a key role in dorm operations and management. The main people responsible for running the dorm are the Ashdown House Executive Committee (AHEC) and the many Ashdown officers. The procedures on voting and elections are described in the Ashdown House Constitution and the Ashdown Election Policy.
If you are an Ashdown Officer:
Ashdown House Executive Committee (AHEC)AHEC consists of five residents and is elected annually in the Spring. The five positions are Chair, Vice-Chair, Officer Coordinator and Secretary. The AHEC Chair presides over the weekly AHEC meetings and acts as the primary liaison to the MIT administration and other student groups. The Treasurer keeps track of the available funds, writes proposals for outside funding sources, and coordinates reimbursements for purchases made by Ashdown officers. The Vice-Chair assists the Chair in their duties, acts in their place when they are absent and is also responsible for running all in-house room lotteries. The Officer Coordinator maintains a list of current Ashdown officers and assigns seniority points accordingly. Finally, the Secretary is primarily responsible for taking minutes at AHEC meetings.
AHEC meets every Thursday evening in the Crafts Lounge to discuss dorm-related issues. These meetings are open to the entire Ashdown community. All residents are encouraged to attend, whether they have something to contribute or simply want to listen. Residents are also free to bring up problems or concerns at AHEC meetings. If you have something to add to the agenda, please email ahec (at) mit.edu.
The current AHEC members are:
Ashdown OfficersEverything Ashdown does, from caring for fish to planning dance parties to keeping the pianos in tune, is powered by our officers — residents who have volunteered their time to help out the dorm. Even though the positions have varied responsibilities, all of them are important in keeping the building running smoothly.
For their hard work, officers are rewarded with up to 3 seniority points per term. This gives them a huge advantage in our in-house lottery.
A current listing of officer positions is given below. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if any of these jobs sound appealing to you, or if you just want to help make Ashdown a better place. Additionally, feel free to suggest new officer positions that are more aligned with your interests.
ashdown-athletics (at) mit.edu
ashdown-brunch (at) mit.edu
Brunch Committee Co-chairs
ashdown-brunch-chair (at) mit.edu
Coffee Hour Committee
ashdown-coffee (at) mit.edu
Coffee Hour Committee Co-chairs
ashdown-coffee-chair (at) mit.edu
ashdown-comms (at) mit.edu
Communities Committee Chair
ashdown-communities-chair (at) mit.edu
ashdown-events (at) mit.edu
Events Committee Chair
ashdown-events-chair (at) mit.edu
ashdown-inventory (at) mit.edu
Operations Committee Chair
ashdown-ops-chair (at) mit.edu
ashdown-photo (at) mit.edu
ashdown-publicity-chair (at) mit.edu
ashdown-publicity (at) mit.edu
ashdown-tech (at) mit.edu