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Student Government Constitution-Cambridge Campus


 

Constitution 2012

RATIFIED: 4/18/2013

 

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Cambridge Campus

Student Government Constitution

 

 

Preamble

The Student Government of the Cambridge Campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College (herein ARCC-CC) will work to ensure accessible, quality and affordable higher education while providing students with representation, leadership development and communication within the campus, the college, and the surrounding community.

Article I.           Name and Purpose

Section A. The name of this organization is: Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Cambridge Campus Student Government, herein referenced as CSG (also may be referred to as: Student Senate)

Section B. The Campus Student Government shall be the Campus Student Association as defined by MnSCU Board Policy Chapter 2, Section 1

Section C. The purpose of the CSG shall be to:

1)     Advocate for students and represent the student body and affiliated organizations regarding matters of student concern;

2)     Represent students in the internal administration of the College, including, but not limited to student activities, hiring, college facilities, budgetary and fiscal matters, and policy development;

3)     Provide a means for establishing and maintaining working relationships between staff, administration, and faculty;

4)     Promote leadership and citizenship throughout the student body;

5)     Protect and promote academic and social policies that will assist with development of each student;

6)     Promote student participation in college activities;

7)     Recommend the chartering of student’s clubs and organizations for approval by the College President;

8)     Collaborate with and provide guidance to student clubs and organizations;

9)     Review requests and allocate funds to student clubs and organizations;

10)  Promote student advocacy at the National and State Government levels; and

11)  Promote involvement within the community around the College.

Article II.        Membership

Section A. Types of Membership

Subsection i. The Executive Board will consist of the President, Vice President, Director of Finance, Director of Records, Director of Public Relations, Director of Technology, And the Director of Student Club Affairs.

Subsection ii. Senators shall consist of students who meet the requirements set in Section B below. All Senators present or proxied at a meeting of the CSG shall have 1 vote.

Subsection iii. Senators-at-Large shall consist of students interested in involvement who do not otherwise meet the attendance requirements of a voting Senator.

Section B. Minimum qualifications

        Subsection i. Membership in the CSG is open to all students with no discrimination regarding race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.

Subsection ii. Membership is open to currently enrolled students, no less than one (1) credit, who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Subsection iii. Students interested in membership must attend two (2) consecutive CSG meetings and submit an application form that includes a signed waiver granting permission for the CSG Advisor to verify eligibility as described in Subsection ii.

Subsection iv. Must be inducted by a simple majority vote.

Subsection v. In the case of a student seeking At-Large status, he or she shall submit a letter of intent to the CSG President to be read before a meeting prior to an At-Large election.

Section C. The responsibilities of members are to include:

Subsection i. Vote on issues brought before the CSG.

Subsection ii. Maintain open and friendly communications with the college community.

Subsection iii. Be a positive role model for other students.

Subsection iv. Be active on at least one CSG committee.

Section D. Senators

Subsection i. All Senators must attend regularly scheduled meetings and shall not have more than two (2) consecutive unexcused absences at the discretion of the student government president.

Subsection ii. Senators shall not have more than three (3) absences in a row, excused or unexcused at the discretion of the executive board.

Subsection iii. In the event that a member does not meet the attendance requirements, their status as a member may be automatically changed to a Senator-At-Large for the remainder of the current semester by following the procedure outlined here.

  1. Senators who miss two consecutive unexcused meetings must be notified in writing of their pending status change to Senator-At-Large by the Director of Records and must attend the next CSG meeting to retain full Senator Status.
  2. Senators who miss four (4) meetings for any reason must be notified in writing of their pending status change to Senator-At-Large by the Director of Records and must attend the next CSG meeting to retain full Senator status.
  3. If a senator does not attend a meeting after being informed of their pending status change, the Director of Records shall immediately change their status to Senator-At-Large.
  4. Exceptions can be made by a 2/3 vote of the CSG at any scheduled meeting.

Section E. Senators-At-Large:

Subsection i. May be elected when there is a member or prospective member who, for whatever reason cannot attend the regularly scheduled CSG meetings;

Subsection ii. The CSG may at any time, by majority vote; elect an At-Large Representative;

Subsection iii. Once elected has one (1) vote (when present) that cannot be proxied;

Subsection iv. Will not consist of more than ten (10) students at a time;

Subsection v. At-Large CSG members may not hold Executive Board positions;

Subsection vi. Must meet requirements of Section B, above, with the exception of meeting attendance;

Subsection vii. Senators-At-Large wishing to return to full Senator status can petition the full Senate for this change after attending 3 consecutive meetings. This petition must be made in writing to the Advisor or a member of the Executive Board.

Section F. Minnesota State College Student Association, herein referenced as MSCSA

Subsection i. Any Student that is a member of the MSCSA Board is an ex-officio member of the CSG.

Article III.     Structure of Organization

Section A. All powers of the CSG are delegated to it by the College Administration. Therefore, the College President has the right to veto any act of the CSG or to remove any powers held by the CSG

Section B. The CSG shall have an Advisor approved by the College President after consultation with the CSG

Section C. The CSG shall have officers that are elected annually by members to form the executive board.

Section D. Executive Board

Subsection i. The Executive Board shall include the President, Vice President, Director of   Records, Director of Public Relations, Director of Finance, Director of Technology, and the Director of Student club Affairs.

Subsection ii. The Executive Board is responsible for all CSG daily activities and minor concerns. They may not authorize the expenditure of funds or make decisions for the CSG as a whole, but may recommend actions for the CSG

Subsection iii. The Executive Board is responsible for the interpretation of the Constitution.

Subsection iv. The Executive Board shall be chaired by the President

Section E. Any three (3) members of the executive board, acting together, shall have the same authority as the president to express the opinion of the CSG.

Section F. Membership of the CSG shall be limited to thirty (30) members or one (1) percent of the student body full-time-equivalency (FTE), whichever is greater; and shall include the Executive Board

Section G. The CSG shall be associated with the Minnesota State College Student Association, herein referenced as MSCSA, in accordance with the MSCSA constitution

Section H. CSG members that hold an executive board position within the MSCSA may not be elected nor appointed to an executive position within the CSG

Article IV.      Nomination, Election, and Vacancy of Officers

Section A. The Executive Board of the CSG shall be President, Vice President, Director of Records, Director of Public Relations, Director of Finance, and Director of Technology.

Section B. No CSG member may hold more than one (1) elected executive office in student government at any given time.

Section C. A member of the Executive Board may temporarily be appointed to fill an empty Executive Board position until another Senator steps forward to fill the position.

Section D Any member may hold one office for no more than four (4) full semesters. Any service within said office during a semester shall constitute a full semester.

Section E. Terms of Office:

Subsection i. The term of office for any executive board member shall end on June 30th , unless called upon by the President.

Subsection ii. The term of office for any student representative shall end on June 30th

Subsection iii. A student CSG member will be continued if they are present for the next scheduled meeting after June 30th

Section F. Vote Tabulation

Subsection i. The CSG Advisor and at least one (1) student not running for office appointed by the CSG President shall form an election committee in charge of running the elections

a.) They are responsible for the tabulation of ballots in all elections.

b.) And hearing any complaints about unfairness in any aspect of the elections.

Subsection ii. If the CSG advisor is not available, the president shall appoint a person to assist with the tabulation of the ballots.

Subsection iii. Immediately upon tabulation, the President shall notify the CSG, and subsequently the student body, faculty, and administration of the election outcome.

Section G. Spring Elections

Subsection i. The offices of the President and Vice President shall be elected by the student body during the spring semester of each school year before the MSCSA Spring General Assembly

Subsection ii. Any student intending to enroll for at least three (3) credits for the upcoming year may apply for a ballot on the voting ticket

Subsection iii. Candidates applying for either position must submit a letter of intent to the current CSG at least five (5) business days prior to election date, which shall include

a.) Name

b.) Office of intent

c.) Qualifications for office

d.) Future plans for CSG

e.) No less than fifteen (15) student signatures and corresponding student/tech IDs indicating support

Subsection iv. No write-in candidates shall be allowed. Ballots with write-in votes shall not be counted

Subsection v. “No confidence” and “abstain” shall be offered as choices on the ballot

Subsection vi. No candidates may preside over the voting booth or count the ballots

Subsection vii. If deemed necessary, supervision of voters and voting will take place by objective members of staff to ensure that neither ballot tampering nor intimidation of voters has taken place. This may include a private, single-voter area being erected for the purpose of privacy

Subsection viii. Votes to be tabulated as stated in Section 5

Subsection ix. Candidate with the most votes shall be declared the winner.

Subsection x. The winner of the spring election shall take office the following July 1st

Section H. Fall Elections

Subsection i. Nominees for any Executive Board position must be a current or pending CSG member; there is no limit to the amount of nominees on any one ballot

Subsection ii. The Director of Records, Director of Public Relations, Director of Finance, and Director of Technology, shall be nominated and elected by current CSG members during the third CSG meeting of fall semester

Subsection iii. Nominations and elections for all executive board positions during the fall elections shall take place in one meeting except in cases of removal, dismissal or no nomination for position

Subsection iv. Following a nomination, candidates are required to introduce themselves, state their qualifications, and provide other information regarding their interest in the office

Subsection v. The election shall be by secret ballot

Subsection vi. “No confidence” and “abstain” shall be offered as choices on the ballot

Subsection vii. All Senators in attendance get exactly 1 vote in each election. No votes can be proxied.

Subsection viii. Votes to be tabulated as stated in Section 5

Subsection ix. A candidate wins by receiving the most votes. In the case of a tie, a second vote between only the tied candidates will be taken.  The candidate with the most votes will be declared the winner.

Section I. Removal or Resignation

Subsection i. In cases of removal or resignation of officers, a special mid-year election is required.

Subsection ii. This election shall take place no sooner than six (6) days after the resignation or dismissal is effective;

Subsection iii. Except in the case of semester break where the special election shall take place the second meeting after the semester resumes.

Subsection iv. Mid-year elections shall be conducted as fall elections

Section J. Succession ( a.k.a. Chain of Command)

Subsection i. The Vice President shall fill a vacancy in the office of the President until such a time that an election may be performed for the position

Subsection ii. The Director of Records shall fill a vacancy in the office of the Vice President until such a time that an election may be performed for the position

Subsection iii. The Director of Records shall fill a vacancy in the office of the President if the office of the Vice President is empty or the Vice President is unable/declines to fill the position of President until such a time that an election may be performed for the position

Subsection iv. In the absence of the Director of Records, the President shall appoint a member as interim secretary to take minutes until the position is filled

Subsection v. In the absence of the President, Vice President, and Director of Records, the CSG Advisor shall chair an election to fill one or more positions before any further business is conducted. The CSG Advisor may appoint one CSG member to assist in the tabulation of the ballots

Section K. Campaigning Rules

Subsection i. Campaign posters and paraphernalia require approval from the Student Activities Coordinator and shall conform to the college posting policy

Subsection ii. There will be a limit of twelve (12) posters per campaign, per candidate

Subsection iii. Only four (4) posters may be larger than legal size paper

Subsection iv. Candidates may not send out global emails through the campus email network

Subsection v. Campaigns may not be funded in part or in whole by student-life funds

Subsection vi. Candidates shall remove posters and campaign paraphernalia by no more than 24 hours post election end of campaigning

Article V.        Duties of Executive Board Officers

Section A. Requirements of all Executive Board Officers:

Subsection i. All Executive Board Officers must meet the minimum qualifications for Senators as outlined in Article II Section B. Minimum Qualifications and Article II Section D. Senators.

Subsection ii. Any Executive Board position must be vacated upon that officer’s status change to At-Large-Senator.

Subsection iii. All Executive Board Officers must carry at least three (3) credits per semester at ARCC-CC; 

Subsection iv. All Executive Board Officers must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA

Subsection v. All Executive Board Officers must commit at least 1 hour per week to staffing the CSG office. Staffing hours must be scheduled and posted.

Subsection vi. Any Executive Board Officer cannot be a member of any other College’s CSG executive board, the MSCSA executive board or the MSUSA executive board. You may run for a maximum of two (2) executive board positions, but you must disclose your other executive position to the clubs you are involved in. You may not be president of more than one club. People running for these positions should be mindful of their time commitments.

Subsection vii. Executive Board members shall hold no powers not specifically outlined in this document unless approved by the full senate at a regular or emergency meeting held for such a purpose.

Section B. President:

Subsection i. Responsibilities:

a.)    Responsible for the overall organization and operations of the CSG and for enforcing the constitution. 

b.)    Preside over regularly scheduled CSG meetings, including Executive Board meetings.

c.)    Call and preside over special CSG meetings.

d.)    Insure that motions passed by the CSG are carried out.

e.)    Appoint members to fill temporary Executive Board vacancies.

f.)     Co-chair the ARCC-CC Student Life Committee with the Student Activities Coordinator.

g.)    Serve as Ex-Officio Chair of all internal committees unless an alternate is appointed by the President or elected by the CSG.

h.)    Represent the student body on the College Advisory Committee.

i.)     Possess knowledge of MSCSA governing documents

j.)     Be familiar with MnSCU and ARCC student-related policies.

k.)    Represent the CSG and serve as chief delegate at MSCSA events

  • If unable to attend MSCSA meetings the President may appoint another member to attend as the CSG delegate.

l.)     Maintain regular communication with other community and technical colleges and the MSCSA Executive Board.

m.)   Meet weekly with the of Student Activities Coordinator.

n.)    Orient new members to policies and procedures of the CSG.

  • Assist other members in any special projects or events.

p.)    Prepare meeting agendas for the Director of Records three days prior to regular meetings

 

Section C. Vice President:

Subsection i. Responsibilities:

a.) Shall assist the President in all Presidential duties.

 

b.) Preside over meetings in the absence of the President.

 

c.) Advise the CSG concerning matters of parliamentary procedure.

 

  • Assist the presiding officer, as requested, on questions of parliamentary procedure as defined by Robert’s Rules of Order.

 

  • Assist the presiding officer by keeping track of the order of those wishing to speak, motions, amendments, voting etc. during meetings.

 

  • Be available to meet with the Board at meetings whenever needed, as assigned by the President.

 

  • Assist with the coordination of motions and resolutions as requested.

 

d.) Shall organize and chair these working document committee’s as necessary

  • Chair the Constitution Committee.
  • Chair the Platform Committee.

 

e.) Assist the President in maintaining the organization of CSG and in handling the internal affairs of the CSG.

 

f.) Assist other members in any special projects or events.

 

 

Section D. Director of Records:

Subsection i. Responsibilities:

a.)    Distribute CSG meeting agendas.

b.)    Shall notify the Students of ARCC-CC of actions taken by the CSG, issues, and meetings in coordination with the Director of Public relations.

c.)    Maintain accurate, historical records of CSG, including agendas, meeting minutes, Constitution and Bylaws, CSG membership rosters, etc.

d.)    Assist the CSG Advisor in verifying that all members meet the membership requirements

e.)    Update the Constitution and Bylaws with amendments.

f.)     Record meetings minutes;

g.)    Distribute minutes to interested students, faculty, and administration, prior to the next scheduled meeting.

h.)    Ensure each member of the Executive Board has a current copy of the Constitution.

i.)     Keep accurate senate member list.  Report on additions, subtractions and status changes at each regular meeting.

j.)     Take roll-call votes.

k.)    Updates policy manual as required.

l.)     Post the CSG documents on both the Student Senate Bulletin board(s) as well as work with the CSG Adviser to post documents electronically, including

  • Meeting Agendas at least one (1) business days prior to the meeting
  • Meeting Minutes at least one (1) business days prior to the next meeting

Section E. Director of Public Relations

Subsection i. Responsibilities

a.  Shall promote the CSG to the campus and recruit new members.

b.  Distribute as appropriate mass communication noting concerns and positions of CSG on key issues.

c.  Submit publicity for CSG sponsored events to appropriate parties (student newspaper, local media, electronic displays, etc.)

d.  Maintain contact with the MSCSA platform committee and the Metro North Regional Member thereof.

e.  Maintain contact with the MSCSA Government Relations Association.

  1. Promote MSCSA Rally Days on campus

g.  Chair the Legislative Committee, if established

h.  Administer CSG’s Facebook group.

  1. Assist clubs with promotion when requested.
  2. Keep the CSG members knowledgeable about proceedings within the CSG.

k.  Shall notify the Students of ARCC-CC of actions taken by the CSG, issues, and meetings in coordination with the Director of Records.

 

Section F. Director of Finance:

Subsection i. Responsibilities:

a.  Shall administer and maintain accurate records of all budgets funded through Student Life fees.

b.  As needed, shall report to the Student Government and its Executive Committee on the Government and related budgets.

c.  Shall serve as the Cambridge Campus student representative to the ARCC Budget Committee.

d.  Shall assist the President when actions taken by Student Government involve the expenditure or transfer of funds, and shall ensure that proper procedures are followed to carry out the intentions of the Government.

e.  Shall chair the Student Government Finance Committee, if established.

  1. Serves as the primary Student Government contact with the Business Office on budget issues.

g.  In charge of filling out internal requisition forms.

 

 

Section G. Director of Technology

Subsection i. Responsibilities:

  1. Shall be a member of the ARCC Cambridge Campus Technology Committee and actively participate in the decision making process for the adjustment of the student technology fees.

b.   Maintain CSG website(s), list-serves, email systems, and all related technology business

  1. Maintain contact with the MSCSA platform committee and the Metro North Regional Member thereof.

d.  Maintain communication with the Information Technology Services.

  1. Shall work to maintain electronic documents.
  • Archives and digitizes all papers relative to the CSG’s business.
  • Post Meeting minutes and agendas as needed.

Sectin H. Director of Student Club Affairs: modify at the beginning of next year

Article I.           Quorum and Voting

Section A. Quorum

Subsection i. A quorum shall consist of one-half of the CSG membership plus one (1) member

Subsection ii. Only one (1) member present by proxy may be counted toward quorum

Subsection iii. The absence of an At-Large member shall not be counted against quorum;

Section B. Voting

Subsection i. The CSG Advisor shall not have a vote

Subsection ii. The President or chair shall not have voting rights except at Executive Board meetings, for the election of board members and in the cases of a tie

Subsection iii. In the event of an even two-thirds vote on votes that require it, excluding elections, the President may cast a swing vote

Section C. Proxy

Subsection i. Voting by proxy for election purposes is prohibited

Subsection ii. A member may proxy his or her vote to another member to use at their discretion at any meeting of the CSG.

Subsection iii. Member may not proxy his or her vote more than two (2) meetings in a row

Subsection iv. A member may receive only one (1) vote by proxy

Subsection v. All proxies must be submitted in writing to the Director of Records before the proxy vote may be counted.

Subsection vi. An At-Large representative may not proxy his or her vote

Article II.        Committees

Section A. The President shall appoint any CSG member to College committees (standing or ad-hoc) with joint representation from student, faculty, staff, and administration of the college.

Section B. Senators who stand on committees, either of the CSG or the College, are required to attend such committee meetings.

Section C. CSG standing committees are committees that have indefinite terms and need to be maintained yearly they include:

Subsection i. Constitution Committee, chaired by the Vice President

Subsection ii. Platform Committee, chaired by the Vice President.

Subsection iii. Legislative Committee, chaired by the Director of Public Relations

  1. Investigate and keep the CSG informed of bills in the state legislature and congress that relate to higher education. Other duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining contact with state legislators, city council members, members of Congress, and County Commissioner who represent the community around ARCC-CC.
  • Coordinating meetings between members of CSG and state legislators at the MSCSA Advocacy Days.
  • Arranging Debates between local candidates in election years.

Section D. All ad-hoc committees formed by a majority vote of the CSG shall be chaired by the President unless an alternate chair is appointed by the President or elected by the CSG.

Subsection i. Each ad- hoc committee is disbanded at a date set by the CSG.

Section E. All committees shall provide a verbal report monthly at a  regularly scheduled meeting. Written reports shall include, but not be limited to: place, dates of meetings, members, visitors in attendance, and brief summary of each meeting.

Article III.     Meetings

Section A. The CSG shall meet once per week during fall and spring semesters, excluding finals week and spring break, or at the call of the President during summer session

Section B. Emergency Meetings

Subsection i. The President, a majority of Senators, or a group of fifty (50) students may call an emergency meeting in order to deal with crucial issues as they arise.

Subsection ii. Emergency meetings shall not take the place of regularly scheduled meetings.

Subsection iii. Twenty-four (24) hours notice must be given for such meetings, and the agenda must be posted twenty-four (24) hours in advance

Section C. Any CSG member, College administrator, faculty member, staff member, or registered student may submit an item to the agenda within one (1) hour of regularly scheduled meetings

Section D. All meetings are subject to Robert's Rules of Order, current edition

Section E. The President shall chair CSG meetings. In the event of vacancies or absences, the temporary chair shall be (in this order): the Vice President, Director of Records, allocated by the CSG advisor.

Section F. Attendance

Subsection i. CSG members are required to attend all regularly scheduled meetings. 

Subsection ii. A member will not be considered in attendance if they do not stay for 30 minutes or ½ of the meeting whichever is less.

Subsection iii A member is required to notify the Director of Records or President in advance of an absence.

Subsection iv A member of the Executive Board who plans to be absent must submit their Executive Board Report to the President or Vice President before the meeting.

Subsection v. Failure to notify in advance and/or submit a report shall result in an unexcused absence.

Section G. All meetings are open to all interested parties; The President must grant anyone wishing to speak the floor with the ability of the president to place a reasonable time limit. 

Section H. Fillibusters are not allowed in CSG meetings

Section I  The CSG, by two-thirds (2/3) vote, may remove anyone from the room who is disturbing order and otherwise disturbing the flow of the meeting

Section J. The CSG, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, may order to discuss a sensitive or private issue. Only CSG members and the CSG Advisor may be in attendance for said issue.

Section K. Layout

Subsection i. The order of business shall be

a.) Call to order

 

b.) Roll Call and Establishment of Quorum

 

c.) Approval of the Agenda

 

d.) Approval of the Minutes

 

e.) Student Open Floor and Guest Speakers

 

f.) Executive Board Reports

 

g.) Advisor Report

 

h.) Committee Reports

 

i.) Unfinished Business

 

j.) New Business

 

k.) Announcements

 

a.)    Adjournment

 

Subsection ii. The President or meeting chairperson may use discretion in deviating from above order of business as may be necessary for any individual meeting.

Article I.           Clubs and Organizations (what other changes have we discussed)

Section A. Student groups seeking official club or organization status must meet the following requirements:

Subsection i. Must have no discrimination regarding race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law

Subsection ii. Ensure the club’s purpose benefits students and the College

Subsection iii. Secure a faculty or staff advisor, approved by the Student Activities Coordinator and the Dean of Student Life

Subsection iv. Submit a proposed written constitution to the CSG. If the proposed club is affiliated with a state or national organization, the affiliated constitution and the terms of affiliation must also be submitted

Subsection v. Submit a roster of active student-members and student/tech IDs, ensuring the minimum membership is at least five (5) members

Subsection vi. Approval of the charter requires a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the CSG.

Subsection vii. A pre-term calendar of events and financial/budget statement must also be presented to the CSG.

Section B. Responsibilities of clubs and organizations include:

Subsection i. Maintain at least five (5) active student members at all times. Each member must be registered with the CSG, and be a registered student of the campus with at least one (1) credit.

Subsection ii. Submit revisions and or amendments to the club Constitution and Bylaws as needed

Subsection iii. Submit the pre-term calendar of events and financial/budget statement to the CSG annually.

Subsection iv. All clubs and organization members that receive approval for travel must agree and sign the Student Travel Responsibility Contract and return it to the Student Activities Coordinator.

Section C. CSG responsibilities in regard to clubs and organizations include:

Subsection i. The CSG considers requests for provisional and official club status and recommends action to the College President. The College President shall have final authority to approve or deny all charters.

Subsection ii. The CSG shall have the right to inspect all books, records, and activities of clubs to review operations and to determine that clubs are operating within their stated purpose.

Subsection iii. The CSG shall have the privilege of calling presiding officers or other duly constituted members of the clubs for consultation when considering matters of concern to these organizations

Subsection iv. The CSG, may suspend or place on probation clubs and organizations that are determined, by means of a hearing, to be in violation of the CSG rules or of their charter.

Subsection v. The CSG, by two-thirds (2/3) vote, may revoke the charter and official club status of any club or organization which fails to abide by its stated purpose, responsibilities or overall requirements of the College. Prior to revocation, club members shall be granted an opportunity to speak on behalf of the club.

Section D. Each group, club and/or organization must have one student representative who will meet with the Student Life Committee to discuss up-coming events or other pertinent business

Section E. One student representative of each club/group/organization that receives student life funds should attend one CSG meeting a semester and should report their club activity.

Section F. Revising old charters. Each group, club, and/or organization shall submit updated charters/constitutions to be approved according to the same CSG requirements in the fall of each year.

Article II.        Discipline

Section A. Any CSG member found in violation of the Student Conduct Code or illegal behavior shall be removed from the CSG immediately by the CSG advisor.

Section B. Any CSG member is subject to removal for:

Subsection i. Failing to maintain the minimum qualifications stated in Article II, Section 1 (as determined by the Student Government Advisor)

Subsection ii. Failing to carry out his/her membership responsibilities

Subsection iii. Behaving in a manner deemed unfit by the CSG

Subsection iv. Missing two (2) consecutive meetings unexcused (see Article II, Section C., Subsection v.)

Subsection v. A meeting absence will be considered excused as long as the Director of Records is notified in advance that the Senator cannot be in attendance.

Section C. With the exception of immediate removal due to a Student Conduct violation or other illegal/unethical behavior, a two-thirds (2/3) vote is necessary to remove a member from CSG. To the extent possible, the member being considered for removal shall be given an opportunity to speak on his/her own behalf.

Article III.     Dormancy and Method of Dissolution

Section A. In the event the CSG becomes dormant, the CSG Advisor shall set a meeting and notify all Representatives.

Section B. The ARCC-CRCC CSG may be dissolved by one (1) or more of the following methods:

Subsection i. By a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the student body; or

Subsection ii. Closing of the college

Article IV.      Amendment

Section A. Suggestions to amend the Constitution may be made in the following manners

Subsection i. Any administrative staff of the college may submit a proposed amendment to the appropriate committee.

Subsection ii. Any Senator may submit a proposed amendment to the Constitution committee for consideration.

Subsection iii. Any student may submit a proposed amendment to the CSG, if a petition supporting the amendment has signatures of seventy-five (75) students, or five (5) percent of the student body full-year enrollment (FYE), whichever is fewer.

Subsection iv. A proposed amendment must be presented to the CSG at least one meeting prior to the vote on the amendment.

Section B. Amendment Requirements

 

Subsection i. The Constitution shall be amended by two thirds (2/3) vote of the CSG

Section C. Ratification

Subsection i. Amendments to the Constitution, when ratified, take effect 1 week after being posted in two places (Online, on the ARCC website, and in the Student Life Activities Center) by the Director of Records.  

Subsection ii. Any major amendment made to this document shall be listed in Article XIII. Revision History. 

Section D. This document may be suspended, as a whole or in part, temporarily by a two thirds (2/3) vote

Article I.           Revision History

Section A. Revisions made 2009

Subsection i. Bylaws became part of the constitution again.

Subsection ii. Article X Section 2

a.) Added Subsection v.

Subsection iii. Article IV. Section 4 & Section 7 & Article VIII Section 2 & Section 6

a.)    Broken up into subsections

b.)    Parliamentarian and Director of Finance job descriptions added.

Section B. Revisions made Dec. 2009

Subsection i. Article V. Job descriptions were modified.

            Section C. Revisions made April 2012

                            Subsection i. Article V. Section B, C, D, E, F, and G.

a.)    Job descriptions were modified.

 

Section D. Revisions made April 2013

a.)    Added Director of student Club Affairs

b.)    Made changes to Article V subsection vi

c.)    Revised whole constitution

d.)    Made grammatical changes