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(Approved by the Student Association on 04/25/2007)

 

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.”

–1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NRSV

 

Article I – The Student Body

Section I: Name:

  1. The name of this organization shall be the Concordia University, St. Paul Student Body, which may be abbreviated to the Student Body.

Section II: Object:

  1. The object of this organization shall be to promote the interests and welfare of its members by providing a venue for the opinions of its members, providing organizational structure for the service of its members, and managing the resources given it toward these ends.

 

Section III: Members:

  1. Traditional undergraduate students at Concordia University, St. Paul as determined by the registrar shall be members of this organization.

 

Section IV: Meetings:

  1. Meetings of this organization may be called by the president or by the Executive Branch or upon the written request of fifty members of this organization.
  2. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call, which shall be sent to all members at least three days before the meeting.

Section V: Quorum:

  1. Five percent of the traditional undergraduate student population shall constitute a quorum.

 

Section VI: Legislation:

  1. All official legislation, proposals, and statements of the Student Body must be passed by the Student Senate.

 

Article II – The Student Senate

Section I: Name:

  1. All members of the elected leadership not on the Executive Branch shall be called Student Senators.

 

Section II: Qualifications:

  1. To be a member of the Student Body in good standing at the time of election and throughout the Student Senator’s term of service.
  2. To have a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of election and throughout the Student Senator’s term of service.

 

Section III: Term of service:

  1. Each term of service shall consist of two full semesters in an academic year.

 

Section IV: Responsibilities:

  1. All legislative powers of the Student Body shall be vested in the Student Senate.
  2. To be receptive to the concerns of fellow students; bring such concerns to meetings.
  3. To contact the members of the Student Body and keep them informed.
  4. To attend all Student Senate meetings.
  5. To serve on at least one of the Student Senate committees throughout the year.
  6. To review any Student Senate Executive Branch decision regarding CAB and overturn if Student Senate deems it necessary or irresponsible with a majority vote.
  7. To review any Student Senate Executive Branch decision concerning finances and overturn if Student Senate deems it necessary or irresponsible with a majority vote.
  8. To enact, within its jurisdiction, any measures it believes necessary for the welfare of the Student Body.
  9. To provide a medium of expression for the members of the Student Body.
  10. To oversee the coordination of student activities.
  11. To promote the interests of Concordia University, St. Paul.
  12. To uphold and execute The Constitution Concordia University of the Student Body, Concordia, St. Paul and its By-Laws.
  13. To be responsible for the administration of the Student Body’s funds.
  14. To act and speak in ways which support The Constitution Concordia University of the Student Body, Concordia, St. Paul, its By-Laws and the Mission Statement of Concordia University, St. Paul.

 

Section V: Voting Members shall consist of:

  1. The Executive Branch.
  2. Student Senators:
  3. There shall be 20 Student Senators elected at the beginning of each academic year.
  4. No Student Senator shall be a member of the Executive Branch or the Concordia Activities Board (CAB).
  5. Alternate Student Senators:
  6. There shall be up to four alternates elected at the beginning of each academic year.
  7. Alternates only have voting power when they have been designated to have the voting power of a Student Body Representative or Executive Branch member.
  8. Quorum shall be 60 percent of the voting members.

 

Section VI: Meetings:

  1. Shall be held at least once each month.
  2. Shall be open to all members of the Student Body and Concordia University, St. Paul unless the Student Senate votes to close the meeting.
  3. Shall be held as often as necessary to perform the Student Senate’s duties in service to the Student Body.

 

 

 

Article III – The Executive Branch

Section 1: Name:

The Executive Branch shall consist of five positions.  These positions shall be known as         the Executive Branch throughout this document.  The five positions shall be called:

  1. President of the Student Body
  2. Vice President of Senate Representatives
  3. Vice President of Finance and Clubs
  4. Vice President of Senate Relations
  5. Vice President of Public Affairs

 

Section II: Qualifications:

  1. Be a member of the Student Body in good standing as defined by the registrar upon election and throughout the entire term of service.
  2. Have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 upon election and throughout the entire term of service.
  3. Be elected by a majority vote held by a popular election of the Student Body.
  4. To have completed at least one full term as either a Student Senator, Concordia Activities Board Member (CAB), or serve one year on the Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee (UAPC).

 

Section III: Terms of Service:

  1. All Executive Branch Members shall hold office for one calendar year starting from one week after the CSP Graduation Commencement Ceremony and ending at the beginning of the term of the incoming Executive Branch.

 

Section IV: Responsibilities:

  1. To propose plans of action to the Student Senate
  2. To administer measures the Student Senate has enacted
  3. To take leadership in the promotion of student welfare and activities
  4. To lead the full senate in supporting all of the activities planned by the CAB
  5. To cancel any CAB activity or financial expenditure by vote of simple majority at a full senate meeting that it feels is inappropriate or a waste of Student Body funds.
  6. To select a faculty member as an advisor for the Student Senate
  7. To facilitate the smooth functioning of the Student Senate
  8. To meet before and plan every regularly scheduled Student Senate meeting
  9. To uphold the rights of the Student Body as stated in this document
  10. To represent and be the voice of the Student Body
  11. To act and speak in ways which support The Constitution Concordia University of the Student Body, Concordia, St. Paul, its By-Laws and the Mission Statement of Concordia University, St. Paul
  12. To uphold and execute the Student Body Constitution and the By-Laws in the light of the Gospel

 

Section V: President of the Student Body:

Sub-Section I: Responsibilities of the President of the Student Body:

  1. To call and preside over all meetings of the Student Body.
  2. To call and preside over all meetings of the Student Senate Executive Branch.
  3. To oversee the functions of the Executive Branch and CAB, giving attention to areas of concern.
  4. To oversee the review of any CAB or Executive Branch member at any time during his/her term.
  5. To act as the official representative in all relations with faculty, administration, and the general public.
  6. To act as the Student Body’s representative at all Concordia University Board of Regents Meetings.
  7. To supervise the biennial examination of The Constitution Concordia University of the Student Body, Concordia, St. Paul, and its By-Laws.
  8. To serve as parliamentarian at all meetings of the Student Body.

 

Section VI: Vice President of Student Representatives:

Sub-Section I:  Responsibilities for the Vice President of Student Representatives:

  1. To serve in the capacity of the President in the case of the absence of the latter or by request of the same.
  2. To assist the President in his/her duties.
  3. To call, preside, and oversee the functions of the Student Senate.
  4. To oversee that the functions, business, and the tasks of the Student Senate are carried out.

 

Section VII: The Vice President of Finance and Clubs:

Sub-Section I: Responsibilities of the Vice President of Finance and Clubs:

  1. To keep account of all expenditures and receipts of the Student Senate, campus clubs, and CAB.
  2. To draw up the annual budget of the Student Body for approval and review at the start of each semester by the Student Senate and the Administration.
  3. To submit a financial report at each Student Senate meeting.
  4. To serve as the chairperson of the Student Activities Council (SAC) and be the communication link between all aspects of clubs and club activity to the Student Senate.
  5. To assist groups of students wishing to form a club.
  6. To maintain a list of all authorized clubs and organizations, including their constitution, officers, adviser and budget information.
  7. To review performance of each club at the end of each semester and recommend delinquent club(s) for probation as set forth in the By-Laws of the Student Body.

 

Section VIII: Vice President of Senate Relations:

Sub-Section I: Responsibilities for the Vice President of Senate Relations:

  1. To be responsible for all Student Senate, Student, and Student-Faculty standing committees.
  2. To determine the placement of Student Senators in Student Senate Committees following the provisions set forth in the By-Laws of the Student Body.
  3. To guide Student Senators in their committee functions.
  4. To hold Senate Committees accountable for regular meetings outside of Student Senate meetings.
  5. To collect minutes from all committee meetings that Student Senators serve on for the VP of Public Affairs to maintain.
  6. To serve as a liaison between the standing committees and the Student Senate Executive Branch.
  7. To serve as a liaison or representative to any outside governing bodies and organizations.
  8. To assist the President as the official representative to the Student Body in relations with the faculty, administration, and the general public.

 

Section IX: Vice President of Public Affairs:

Sub-Section I: Responsibilities for the Vice President of Public Affairs:

  1. To record all minutes of the meetings of the Student Body, Student Senate, and the Executive Branch.
  2. To publish and maintain all open minutes, open official correspondence, and open permanent records of the Student Body and the Student Senate.
  3. To maintain all closed minutes, closed official correspondence, and closed permanent records of the Student Body and the Student Senate.
  4. To maintain and be responsible for the communications system on campus.
  5. To assist Conference and Events in the maintenance of Concordia St. Paul’s communication system.
  6. To update and maintain the Student Senate social media.
  7. To record and publish the minutes of the Student Activities Council with the Vice President of Finance and Clubs.

 

Article IV – Concordia Activities Board

Section I: Name:

The Activities Board shall be called Concordia Activities Board (CAB).

 

Section II: Qualifications:

  1. Be a current member of the Student Body in good standing as determined by the registrar upon appointment and throughout the entire term of service.
  2. Have a GPA of 2.5 throughout the CAB term of service.

 

Section III: Terms of Service:

All CAB members shall hold office for one year starting at the ratification          by the Student             Senate and ending the following year at the Traditional Undergraduate        Commencement Ceremony the following year.

 

Section IV: Responsibilities:

  1. To hold events open to the entire Student Body.
  2. To present an operations budget for the upcoming year to the Vice President of Finance and Clubs.
  3. To promote sporting events on campus.
  4. To put together a monthly calendar to be distributed for all students.
  5. To act and speak in ways which support the Concordia University Student Body Constitution and the Mission Statement of Concordia University, St. Paul.

 

Section V: Appointment:

  1. Shall be appointed through an interview process conducted at the discretion of the incoming Executive Branch.
  2. Members of CAB will be ratified by a majority vote held by the incoming Executive Branch and the current Executive Branch and the Student Senate.

Section VI: Membership:

  1. CAB shall be comprised of one Chairperson and at least three Members

Sub-Section I: CAB Chairperson:

  1. Shall be the communications link between CAB and the Executive Branch.
  2. Shall be responsible for meeting time, agenda, budget, and social media.
  3. Shall be responsible to be present or appoint a CAB Member to be present at all Student Senate meetings.
  4. Shall be responsible to the President of the Student Body.

Sub-Section II: CAB Members:

  1. Shall be responsible to the CAB Chairperson.
  2. Shall be responsible for the rules set forth by the CAB Chairperson.

 

By-Laws

Article I – Rules of Order

Section I: Rules of Order:

  1. Robert’s Rules of Order shall be followed in all Student Body and Student Senate meetings.
  2. The Rules of Order for the full senate shall be set out by the Student Senate Executive Branch at the first full meeting of the Student Senate.

 

Article II – Supplement to the Student Senate

Section I: Election of Student Senators:

  1. All elections shall be under the direct supervision of the Student Senate Elections Committee.
  2. Nominees for Student Senate Representatives shall be permitted and encouraged to campaign prior to the final elections.
  3. Nominations should be made during the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the second full week of classes during the fall semester.
  4. The nominees for Student Senate Representatives shall solicit fifty signatures from Student Body members in an amount of time allotted by the Student Senate Executive Branch.
  5. Elections should be held during the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the third full week of classes during the fall semester.

 

Section II: Resignation of Elected Student Senators:

  1. In the case of resignation, the Senator shall submit a letter informing the Student Senate Executive Branch of intended resignation.
  2. The Vice President of Public Affairs shall present a copy of the letter to the Dean of Students and the Student Senate Executive Branch.
  3. The Vice President of Representatives shall inform the Student Senate of the resignation and inform them of the given reasons for resignation.
  4. The Vice President of Student Representatives shall then ask the Student Senate for nominations for new Student Senators.
  5. The Student Senate Executive Branch will then ask the nominated to serve as Student Senators.
  6. If no nominations are received or if the vacant positions cannot be filled, the Student Senate Executive Branch will hold emergency nominations and elections open to the Student Body following similar procedures as fall election of Student Senators.

 

Section III: Review of a Student Senator:

  1. This is a process by which the Student Senate Executive Branch or the Student Senate may determine the necessity for initiating an Impeachment Process against Student Senator.
  2. One or more of the following conditions must be in evidence during the review to justly initiate an impeachment process of the Student Senator has:
  3. Been absent without excuse from required meetings;
  4. Failed to carry out the duties of Student Senate;
  5. Knowingly acted against this Constitution;
  6. Or failed to maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Sub -Section I: The Review Process:

  • The Review process may be initiated by two concurring officers of the Student Senate Executive Branch or by means of a petition which bears the signatures of thirty percent of the members of the Student Senate.
  • The Student Senator who is to be reviewed shall be invited to the review meeting in order to speak on his/her own behalf.
  • The Vice President of Student Representatives is to preside over this review meeting of the Student Senator.
  • Voting on the review of any Student Senator shall be done via written secret ballot.
  • A vote by the Student Senate Executive Branch shall constitute the Impeachment Process.

 

Section IV: Impeachment of Student Senator:

  1. Impeachment is a process by which the Student Senate may determine the necessity of removing from office a member of the Student Senate.
  2. Following discussion, the parliamentarian shall ask for a written secret ballot.
  3. A vote of the Student Senate shall decide to or not to impeach the Student Senator under consideration.
  4. In the event of a vacated position shall be filled according to emergency election procedures.

 

Section V: Recall Procedure for Student Senator:

  1. Any impeached Student Senator may be recalled by a majority vote of the Student Body.
  2. The recall procedure may be initiated by a petition of the Student Body bearing fifty student signatures.

 

Article III – Supplement to the Student Senate Executive Branch

Section I: Election of Student Senate Executive Branch Members:

  1. For all election purposes, persons shall be classified as students according to status determined by the Registrar.
  2. All Executive Branch elections shall be under the direct supervision of the Elections Committee.
  3. Nominations should be made during the first two full weeks of classes following spring break.
  4. The nominees for Executive Branch Office positions shall solicit fifty signatures from the Student Body members in the amount of time allotted by the Elections Committee.
  5. Candidates for offices shall be permitted and encouraged to campaign prior to the final elections.
  6. All candidates must meet the qualifications to be elected into the Executive Branch
  7. One or more primary elections shall be conducted, if necessary, during the Monday and Tuesday of the week following the end of nominations.
  8. The final elections shall take place during the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

 

 

Section II: Resignation of Executive Branch Member:

  1. In the case of resignation, the member shall submit a letter informing the Executive Branch of intended resignation.
  2. The Vice President of Public Affairs shall present a copy of the letter to the Dean of Students and the Executive Branch.
  3. If the President of the Student Body resigns, the VP of Student Representatives shall fill his/her office.
  4. The first consideration for filling other vacant offices shall go to the student who ran against the departed officer in the final election.
  5. In the event that this person declines the office, and there are no other nominees, there shall be open nominations for a special election.
  6. The election committee shall decide upon the timetable for such an election.

 

Section III: Review of Executive Branch Members:

This is a process by which the Executive Branch or the Student Senate may determine the     necessity for initiating an Impeachment Process against an officer of the Executive       Branch Member.

  1. One or more of the following conditions must be in evidence during the review to justly initiate an Impeachment Process. The Executive Branch Member:
  2. Been absent without excuse from required meetings
  3. Failed to carry out the duties of his/her office
  4. Knowingly acted against this Constitution or an official statement of Student Government
  5. Failed to maintain a 2.5 GPA

 

Section IV: The Review Process:

  1. The Review process may be initiated by two concurring members of the Executive Branch or by means of a petition which bears the signatures of seventy five percent of the members of the Student Senate.
  2. The Executive Branch member who is to be reviewed shall be invited to the review meeting formally in order to speak on his/her own behalf.
  3. The Vice President of Representatives is to appoint a Student Senator to preside over this review meeting of the Executive Branch.
  4. If the Vice President of Representatives is to be reviewed the President shall appoint a Student Senator to preside over the review meeting.
  5. Voting on the review of any Executive Branch position shall be done via written secret ballot.
  6. A majority vote by the Executive Branch and appointed Student Senator shall constitute the Impeachment Process to begin.

 

Section V: Impeachment Initiation of Executive Branch Members:

  1. Impeachment is a process by which the Student Senate may determine the necessity of removing from office a member of the Student Senate Executive Branch.
  2. The Impeachment Process:
  3. Following discussion, the Student Senator shall ask for a written secret ballot.
  4. A majority vote of the Student Senate shall impeach the Student Senate Executive Branch Member under consideration.
  5. The vacated position shall be filled according to emergency election procedures.

 

 

 

Section VI: Recall Procedure for Executive Branch Members:

  1. Any impeached Student Senate Executive Branch Officer may be recalled by a majority vote of the Student Senate.
  2. The recall procedure may be initiated by a petition of the Student Body bearing one hundred student signatures.

 

Section VII: Emergency Election Process for Student Senate Executive Branch Officers:

  1. The emergency election process shall commence immediately if an officer resigns and there are no nominees for the vacant position who accept the position, an officer is impeached, an officer-elect resigns before his/her term begins, or an election is deemed fraudulent by a majority vote of the Student Senate.
  2. For all election purposes, persons shall be classified as traditional undergraduate students according to status determined by the Registrar.
  3. All emergency elections shall be under the direct supervision of the Elections Committee.
  4. Nominations shall be made in the first three days of the emergency election process.
  5. The nominees for Executive Branch shall solicit fifty signatures from the Student Body members to be submitted to the Elections Committee no later than two days following the close of nominations.
  6. Nominees must be approved as candidates by the Elections Committee within 24 hours of submitting the signature sheet.
  7. To be approved as a candidate, a nominee must meet the requirements to become a member of the Executive Branch.
  8. Candidates shall be permitted and encouraged to campaign prior to the final elections.
  9. Primary elections, if necessary, must be conducted before final elections.
  10. Voting for final elections shall begin one week after the candidates are approved and shall be open for three school days.
  11. Write-in candidates are permitted for an emergency election.
  12. Write-in candidates must meet the same requirements of other candidates.
  13. A write-in candidate has 24 hours after final elections have ended to accept the Executive Branch position.
  14. If the write-in candidate declines, the position is offered to the candidate for that office with the highest number of votes. If the candidate declines, emergency elections must be re-held.

 

Article IV – Concordia Activities Board (CAB)

Section I: The review process of a CAB member:

  1. A complaint or observed behavior is brought to the President of the Student Body.
  2. The complaint or observed behavior will be discussed with the Executive Branch.
  3. The CAB member in question will have a chance to meet with the Executive Branch and discuss complaint or observed behavior.
  4. A plan of action for the CAB member in question will be determined and voted on one week after complaint has been discussed.
  5. Vote will be determined by the majority of the Executive Branch.
  6. The President of the Student Body and CAB Chair will deliver the plan of action to CAB member in question.
  7. If the CAB Chair is the member in question, the President of the Student Body and Vice President of Clubs and Finance will deliver the plan of action.

 

Section II: In the event of resignation, termination, or CAB member can no longer fulfill the     duties or responsibilities of a member of CAB, an interim member of CAB will be appointed by the President of the Student Body through an interview process with     approval of the Executive Branch and majority vote of the Student Senators.

  1. A previously interviewed candidate may be selected as an interim CAB member.
  2. If a previously interviewed candidate is not interested, the Executive Branch shall open up applications to the entire student body, and restart the interview process.

 

Section III: Mandatory Events:

  1. Welcome Ceremonies
  2. Homecoming week
  3. Winter Formal
  4. Knollapalooza

 

Article V – Student Senate Committees

Section I: Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee (UAPC):

  1. The Undergraduate Academic Policies Committee is a Faculty Senate Committee in which the Student Body has representation.
  2. The provisions and responsibilities of the UAPC are set forth in the Concordia University, St. Paul Faculty By-Laws (II.D.).

 

Section II: Academic Events Committee:

  1. The Academic Events Committee is a Faculty Senate Committee in which the Student Body has representation.
  2. The provisions and responsibilities of the Academic Events Committee are set forth in the Concordia University, St. Paul Faculty By-Laws.

 

Section III: Elections Committee:

  1. The Elections Committee is a Student Senate committee.
  2. It is the mission of the Elections Committee of the Student Senate to conduct proper and fair elections following guidelines  set  forth  within  the  Student  Body  Constitution  and  By-Laws  of  Concordia University, St. Paul.
  3. The duties and responsibilities of the Election Committee shall be:
  4. To conduct the election procedures as defined in Article III, Section 1 of the By-Laws of the Student Body Constitution.
  5. To fill vacancies of an office by holding an emergency election.
  6. The Elections Committee shall consist of at least three senators and no more than five senators.
  7. The Elections Committee shall determine their chair at the beginning of the academic year.

 

Section IV: Fact Finding Committee (FFC):

  1. The Fact Finding Committee is a Student Senate Committee.
  2. Mission Statement: “It is the mission of the Fact Finding Committee of the Student Senate to properly obtain factual statistical information concerning the community of Concordia University, St. Paul which will provide the Student Senate with institutional research that will help guide the Student Senate in its service to the Student Body and which will allow the Student Senate to make enlightened, informed, and fiscally responsible decisions.”
  3. Duties and responsibilities of the FFC are:
  4. To conduct surveys pertaining to any area of student life that is of interest to Student Senate.
  5. To conduct surveys following proper procedures as set forth by the Human Subjects Committee of the Faculty Senate.
  6. To present the findings of surveys in a reasonable time and a useful manner.
  7. To select a faculty advisor for the FFC at the beginning of the academic year.
  8. The FFC shall consist of at least three senators and no more than five senators.
  9. The FFC shall determine their chair from within the committee at the beginning of the academic year.

 

Section V:  Health and Wellness Committee:

  1. The Health and Wellness Committee is a Student Senate Committee.
  2. Mission Statement: “It is the mission of the Health and Wellness Committee of the Student Senate to educate and improve the health and wellness of students at Concordia University, St. Paul and the community at Concordia University, St. Paul.”
  3. Duties and responsibilities of the Health and Wellness Committee are:
  4. To assist the school nurse in providing education and awareness for healthy and informed living.
  5. The Health and Wellness Committee shall consist of at least four senators and as an advisor, the nurse of Concordia University, St. Paul.
  6. The Health and Wellness Committee shall determine their chair from within the committee at the beginning of the academic year.

 

Section VI: Food Service Committee:

  1. The Food Service Committee is a Student Senate Committee.
  2. Mission Statement: “It is the mission of the Food Service Committee of the Student Senate, as representatives of the student body and in accordance with the food services on campus, to maintain and improve the food services of Concordia in accordance with students’ needs, wishes, and wants.”
  3. Duties and responsibilities of the Food Service Committee are:
  4. To gather information regarding all aspects of food service(s) from the Student Body and that The Food Service Committee represents.
  5. To meet as a committee to discuss the gathered information prior to meeting with the chairperson/general manager of food services.
  6. To meet with the food services’ chairperson/general manager to discuss the needs, wishes, and wants of the general population of Concordia University, St. Paul.
  7. To maintain open communication with the chairperson/general manager of food services and other food service representatives.
  8. The Food Service Committee shall consist of at least three senators and no more than five senators.
  9. The Food Service Committee shall determine their chair from within the committee at the beginning of the academic year.
  10. Suggested meeting schedule: biweekly committee meetings and monthly meetings with the chairperson/general manager of food services.

 

Section VII:  Residence Life Committee:

  1. The Residence Life Committee is a Student Senate Committee.
  2. Mission Statement: “It is the mission of the Residence Life Committee of the Student Senate to address student concerns about resident student life on campus and to work to improve resident student life.”
  3. Duties and responsibilities of the Residence Life Committee are:
  4. To address any concerns brought forth by members of the Student Body concerning resident student life.
  5. To meet as a committee at least once a month.
  6. To work closely with the Residence Life Manager and the Resident Assistants to promote clear communication between the groups.
  7. To better all student life overall.
  8. To assure students that their concerns and questions are being heard, discussed and responded to by Resident Life Services.
  9. The Residence Life Committee shall consist of at least four senators and no more than five senators.
  10. The Residence Life Manager shall serve as the Faculty/Staff advisor for the Resident Life Committee.
  11. The Residence Life Committee shall determine their chair from within the committee at the beginning of the academic year.

 

Section VIII:  Communications Committee:

  1. The Communications Committee is a Student Senate Committee.
  2. Mission Statement: “It is the mission of the Communications Committee of the Student Senate to address student concerns about communications on campus and to work to improve communications on campus.”
  3. Duties of the Communications Committee:
  4. To monitor and oversee the Communication system.
  5. To make sure the communication system is linking up to the social media system.
  6. To find ways to make improvements to the communication system.
  7. Update portal and csp.edu pages of clubs, Executive Branch Members through campus communications.
  8. The Communication Committee shall consist of at least three senators and no more than four senators.
  9. The Communications Committee shall determine their chair from within the committee at the beginning of the academic year.

 

Article VI – Clubs

Section I: All Student Senate sponsored and funded Clubs shall be organized into a representative body known as the Student Activities Council (SAC) to facilitate       communication with      Student Senate and with each other.

 

Section II: Duties and Responsibilities of all Student Senate sponsored and funded clubs are:

  1. To have representation at all meetings of SAC.
  2. To submit an end of the semester report to the Chair of the SAC.
  3. To submit Event Evaluation Forms after Club functions to the Chair of SAC.
  4. To submit Finance forms as directed by the Chair of SAC.
  5. To submit a constitution at the beginning of each academic year to the Chair of SAC.
  6. To submit a roster of students and faculty adviser at the beginning of each academic year.

 

Section III: The Powers and Duties of the Chair of the Student Activities Council are:

  1. To publish and maintain a list of all active Student Senate sponsored and funded clubs.
  2. To distribute all necessary forms to the leaders of all Student Senate such clubs.
  3. To maintain these forms so that future leaders of these clubs and organizations may have access to them for support.
  4. To oversee the distribution of Student Body funds that are allocated to Student Senate sponsored and funded clubs and organizations.
  5. To freeze the accounts of clubs that is unaccountable and not spending according to budget projections.
  6. To unfreeze the accounts of clubs that has returned to good standing.
  7. To shift club moneys from less active clubs to more active clubs.
  8. Any club that feels they have not been treated fairly may appeal to the Student Senate.

 

Section IV: New Clubs Formation Procedures:

  1. Fifteen or more students desiring to propose organized activities of special interest shall submit an application to the Chair of the Student Activities Council.
  2. A constitution for the new club is drawn up and approved by the Chair of the Student Activities Council.
  3. A faculty/staff advisor is found.
  4. This application, together with a list of objectives for the organization, shall be brought to the Student Senate for approval.
  5. Membership in a Club of this type shall be contingent upon the scholastic standing of the student and other provisions of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

 

Section V: Club Status:

  1. Active Club Status:
  2. Definition: A Student Club in good standing that receives financial support from Student Senate.
  3. Status is maintained by:
  4. Having representation at all Student Activities Council meetings.
  5. Having two events completed by the club each semester.
  6. Meeting the duties and responsibilities of all Student Senate sponsored and funded clubs.
  7. Status is achieved by Student Club and in New Club Status by:
  8. Meeting the requirements of maintaining Active Club Status for the duration of their New Club Status.
  9. Delinquent Club Status:
  10. Definition: A Student Club in poor standing that has failed to maintain active club status.
  11. Reasons a club will be considered delinquent:
  12. Failure to turn in an updated constitution;
  13. Failure to have an advisor;
  14. Failure to have completed at least two events for the semester;
  15. Failure to attend at least two SAC meetings.
  16. Actions required in order for a Club to once again receive good standing:
  17. The club must sponsor an event by the end of the first full month of the next semester after falling into delinquent status.
  18. The club must be represented at all SAC meetings.
  19. Inactive Club Status:
  20. Definition: A former Student Club that does not receiver recognition as a club or financial support from Student Senate.
  21. This status is received after being in delinquent club status for two consecutive semesters.
  22. Actions required in order for a former club to return to active club status and to receive recognition as a club and financial support from Student Senate:
  23. Completion of New Club Formation Procedures as a returning club.
  24. Probation Status
  25. Definition: A Club that was not represented at the last SAC meeting.
  26. Consequences of Probation Status:
  • The club in probation status will not receive funding for that month and can receive funding again when the next SAC meeting is attended.

 

 

Article VII – Definitions

Section I: Definitions:

“Students enrolled at Concordia University” found in Article I of the Concordia University, St. Paul Student Body Constitution shall be defined as any student as determined by the registrar.

 

Article VIII – Ratification and Amendment

Section I: Ratifications and Amendment:

This constitution may be revised, amended, and ratified by a majority vote of the Student Body of Concordia University, St Paul with the necessary quorum being five percent.

 

Section II: Amendments to the Student Body Constitution must be:

  1. Proposed by a petition bearing the signatures of one-third of the Student Body or approved by a majority of the Student Senate.
  2. Published two weeks prior to being voted on.
  3. Changes to the Constitution may be voted on electronically with tracking to avoid persons voting more than once.

 

Section III: Changes in the Constitution and By-Laws shall be offered only during the fall and spring semesters.

 

Section IV:  This Constitution is in complete effect until a new Constitution is ratified.

 

Article IX – Supplement to Article I of the Student Body Constitution

Section I: In Reference to Article I Section V:

  1. Quorum will be attempted to be met at a meeting of the Student Body for the purpose of voting on proposed changes to the Constitution of the Student Body of Concordia University, St. Paul.
  2. Quorum can be met for voting purposes electronically via CSP email or portal.

 

Article X – By-Laws to the Student Body Constitution

Section I: The By-Laws to the Student Body Constitution shall exist in order to facilitate the    Constitution.

Section II: These By-Laws may be amended to conform to the Constitution and/or any revisions         made to it. These By-Laws may also, out of necessity, be of themselves revised independently of the Constitution. In either event, amendments to the By-Laws shall be ratified by a majority vote of the members of the Student Senate. Proposed amendments may be voted on no earlier than one week after the proposal is made.

Section III: Changes in the By-Laws shall be in immediate effect once approved.

Last modified: January 25, 2018