Powers and Duties of the Student Senate
SECTION ONE: Campus committees
The Student Senate has the power to appoint any campus committees it shall deem necessary to accomplish its official and assigned function.
SECTION TWO: Campus activities
A. The Student Senate shall be the governing power over student activities.
B. All student-oriented activities must be approved through the Senate by petition submitted one week in advance of the activity.
SECTION THREE: Assistance to the Administration
The Student Senate members shall hold themselves available to give assistance to the administration whenever requested to do so.
SECTION FOUR: Elections
The Student Senate shall have the power to administer yearly campus-wide elections to offices covered in this constitution.
SECTION FIVE: Financing
The Senate shall sponsor, with consent of the administration, such activities and collect such fees as it shall deem necessary for financing its general student activities.
SECTION SIX: Power and Responsibilities
The Student Senate shall assume any other powers and/or responsibilities mutually agreed upon by the administration of the school and the Student Senate provided such are, or become, incorporated as amendments of the constitution and by-laws.
SECTION SEVEN: Authority
A. With the approval of the Student Senate, the Student Senate president can create any committees deemed necessary to accomplish the legitimate purpose and functions of the Student Senate.
B. Committee members shall be appointed by the Student Senate president to serve at the pleasure of the appointing officer for a period no longer than his/her term of office.
C. Any committees so named and established can be abolished by a two-thirds vote of the quorum.
SECTION EIGHT: Meetings of the Senate
A. The Student Senate shall hold regular meetings once each week of the academic year.
B. The Senate shall have the responsibility of setting up the meeting time.
C. Any variation from the normal meeting time shall be announced by the secretary to the members at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the contemplated change.
D. Special meetings shall be called by the president and/or the advisor of the Senate. Twelve (12) hours prior notice must be given for these meetings.
SECTION NINE: Attendance
A. Attendance at all meetings shall be mandatory unless the member is excused by a notice given to the secretary of the Senate prior to said meetings.
B. Three (3) unexcused absences per semester will automatically put the member under Article VI, Section I.
C. A vote of two-thirds of the total membership of the Senate shall be required under Article VI, Section I.