Constitutional Council is the main Judicial Body of the Student Union of Washington University in Saint Louis. It is comprised of four Associate Justices, one Chief Justice, and one Alternate Justice. Members serve until they retire and primary duties include interpreting, reviewing, and updating the constitution and statutes at least once per semester.
The Constitutional Council is charged with undertaking the duties and responsibilities as set forth in Article 5, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Student Union of Washington University in Saint Louis. The Constitutional Council is committed to fulfilling its role as final arbiter of issues pertaining to the Constitution objectively and after thorough, thoughtful deliberations. The Council will hold itself to the highest ethical standards when considering matters before it and will undertake rulings impartially and will avoid conflicts of interest. Individuals appearing before the Constitutional Council will be treated with respect and dignity, as will members of the Constitutional Council, during all meetings and deliberations.
Representatives of the Judicial Branch are appointed by the President, confirmed by the Legislative Branch, and serve until they retire.
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Student Union (SU) Constitution and Statutes
Constitutional Council is responsible for updating and maintaining the SU Constitution and Statutes. The Council also looks to the the Constitution and Statutes when considering interpretation requests.
Submit an Interpretation Request
In order to call into question the actions of Student Union or a Student Union representative, you must submit an interpretation request to the Constitutional Council.
In order to give the Constitutional Council enough background information to fairly and comprehensively evaluate your complaint or question, we ask that you fill out an Interpretation Request Form.
Contact Your Constitutional Council
Fill out the CONTACT FORM HERE and select “Judicial/Constitutional” from the “Category” drop-down menu. You may also email the Chief Justice at ude.l1537397102tsuw.1537397102us@la1537397102icidu1537397102j1537397102
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