Over the past semester, we have reviewed our Constitution in order to remove outdated information, clarify ambiguous rules, and streamline portions of the document to make it easier for our entities, such as the Diversity Affairs Council and Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education (LIVE), to function.
The first amendment will be presented as one large proposal, as many of the changes are quite small clarifying changes in wording and the like which appear across the document. The proposal is attached to this message in two forms—one with the changes indicated in color (“change tracker”), and one which shows what the new Constitution would look like if approved (“clean copy”). If you have any questions at all about these proposals, please don’t hesitate to contact Steven Kish, our Vice President of Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secondly, we are proposing an amendment to the block funding process which lowers the threshold of signatures required for a block funding issue to be placed on the ballot and allows for an alternative method to pursue block funding through the Student Union Senate and Treasury. The amendment is also attached to this message. If you have any questions about this proposal, please don’t hesitate to contact Shelly Gupta, our Vice President of Finance, at email@example.com.
The Senate and Treasury voted to propose both sets of amendments on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in a joint session.
Thank you for your time and for your contributions to our campus community. We are hopeful that these amendments will be passed and we can use a better governing document to better support all that you do.