Student Association Constitution: Proposed Changes

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Current Student Association Constitution (PDF)

We, the students of the State University of New York College at Geneseo, in order to promote a clear and continuing participation of students in the formulation of aims, objectives, and policies of the University College, do establish this Constitution.

 

Article I - Name

The name of this organization is the Undergraduate Student Association of the State University of New York College at Geneseo, hereinafter referred to as Student Association.

 

Article II - Student Association

  • Section I - Membership
    The membership of the Student Association shall include all full-time and part-time undergraduate student activity fee-paying undergraduate students at the College.

  • Section II - Voting Membership
    The voting membership shall include all full-time and part-time undergraduate student activity fee-paying students.

 

Article III - Student Association Executive Committee (hereinafter referred to as Executive Committee)

  • Section I - Membership of the Executive Committee
    1. The Executive Committee shall include eight (8) members, all of whom must be undergraduate voting members of the Student Association with at least six (6) hours in residence for and during their term of office.
    2. The Executive Committee shall include the President, Vice President, and the Directors of Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Inter-Residence Affairs, Public Relations, Student Affairs, and Student Programming. The Director of each office will be the Executive Committee member elected to that office. No Executive Committee member shall serve as Director of more than one office unless a vacancy occurs on the Executive Committee.
    3. Members of the Executive Committee must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average prior to and during term of office.
    4. No member of the Executive Committee may be an executive officer of any other funded Student Association organization during term of office on the Executive Committee.
    5. The Director of Inter-Residence Affairs must be an on-campus resident for at least one semester in the year prior to and during term of office.

     

  • Section II - Election of Members to the Executive Committee
    1. Executive Committee positions of President, Vice President, and the Directors of Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Inter-Residence Affairs, Public Relations, Student Affairs, and Student Programming will be elected at large from and by all voting members of the Student Association.
      1. Candidates for the position of Director of Inter-Residence Affairs must meet the criteria as outlined in Article III, Section I, Part E of this Constitution.
    2. Elections for the Executive Committee will be held within the two-week period prior to registration for fall semester classes as established by the College. The term of office of the newly elected Executive Committee will begin at the adjournment of the last Student Association business meeting of the spring semester and will end at the adjournment of the last Student Association business meeting of the spring semester of the following year.
    3. If a vacancy should occur prior to the Thanksgiving Vacation as established by the College, the position will be filled by means of an election. If a vacancy should occur during or after the Thanksgiving Vacation as established by the College, the position will be filled at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
    4. In the event of the removal or resignation of the President from office, the Vice President will assume the position of President.
      1. The position of Vice President will be filled adherent to Article III, Section II, Part C.

     

  • Section III - Duties of the Executive Committee
    1. To be the executive and legislative branch of the Student Association.
    2. To be the sole official representative of the Student Association.
    3. To discuss, recommend, and/or legislate policies of concern to the Student Association.
    4. To prepare and approve the budget of the Student Association in the spring semester for the following year.
    5. To approve all actions taken in the name of the Student Association.
    6. To appoint a treasurer who shall approve all expenditures taken in the name of the Student Association that are in concurrence with Student Association Financial Policy and guidelines of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, which are to promote and provide a clear and continuing participation of students in the formulation of programs of cultural, educational, recreational, social, tutorial, athletic, student publican and other aims, objectives, and policies of the University College.
    7. To approve all appointments made by the Student Association President.
    8. To approve at least one faculty or administrative advisor appointed by the Student Association President.


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