University of Missouri

53-9: An Act to Amend Chapter VII, VI, V, IV, II, & I of the MSA Bylaws

Missouri Students Association
University of Missouri
Bill 53-9

 AN ACT TO AMEND Chapter VII,VI,V,IV,II, & I of the MSA Bylaws

PURPOSE:  To fill a loophole in the bylaws and make several grammar changes.
WHEREAS, the bylaws used the word “officer” that was not properly defined; AND
WHEREAS, the bylaws mentioned the word “officer” in several different contexts; AND
WHEREAS, removing these inferences and redefining them clears up this confusion; AND
WHEREAS, the bylaws ought to use proper grammar and be updated in more than three instances.

 THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that Chapters I, II, IV, V, VI, & VII be amended to read as follows:

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter I

1.00CHAPTERONEDEFINED–Allduties,powers,anddepartmentsoftheexecutivebranchshallbeplacedinthis chapterofthebylaws.

 

1.10PRESIDENT–ThePresidentshallserveastheheadoftheexecutivebranchandprovidedirectionforthe association.

 

(A)TERMOFOFFICE–ThePresidentshallserveaoneyeartermbeginningduringthefirstSenatemeeting inJanuaryfollowingthegeneralelection. ThePresidentisrequiredtobepresentoncampustofulfilltheir dutieswheneverclassesareinsession,includingthesummersession. Failuretofulfillthedutiesprescribed aboveshallresultintheterminationofpayfortheperiodinwhichthePresidentwasabsent.

(B)REQUIREMENTS–ThePresidentshallhavebeenamemberoftheassociationformorethantwo semestersintotal. ThePresidentshallmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAforthedurationofhis/herterm. The Presidentmaynotholdsimultaneousofficeswithintheassociation.

(C)DUTIES,RESPONSIBILITIES,ANDPOWERSOFTHEPRESIDENT–Duties,responsibilities,and powersofthePresidentshallbelistedbelow.

 

(1)ItshallbethedutyofthePresidenttofollowtheconstitutionandbylawsoftheassociationatall times.

(2)ItshallbethedutyofthePresidenttooverseeoperationoftheexecutivebranch.

(3)ItshallbethedutyofthePresidenttoreportontheoperationoftheexecutivebranchtotheSenate ateverySenatemeeting.

(4)ThePresidentshallhavethepowertoappointandremovethemembers of the Executive Cabinet directorsofexecutivedepartments andtoappointnewmembers to theExecutiveCabinet directorsifthosepositionsbecomevacant. Allappointmentsshallbesubjectto theapprovaloftheSenateOperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

(5)ThePresidentshallhavethepowertoappointanewVicePresidentintheeventthattheposition becomesvacant. AnysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttotheapprovaloftheSenateOperations CommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

(6)AnyexecutivepowernotspecificallydeniedtothePresident,norspecificallyassignedtoanother individualorgroupintheconstitution,rulesoftheSenate,orbylaws,shallbereservedtothePresident.

 

1.20VICEPRESIDENT–TheVicePresidentshallserveastheassistantheadoftheexecutivebranchandshall providedirectionfortheassociation.

 

(A)TERMOFOFFICE­TheVicePresidentshallserveaoneyeartermbeginningduringthefirstSenate meetinginJanuaryfollowingthegeneralelection. TheVicePresidentisrequiredtobepresentoncampusto fulfilltheirdutieswheneverclassesareinsession,includingthesummersession. Failuretofulfilltheduties prescribedaboveshallresultintheterminationofpayfortheperiodinwhichtheVicePresidentwasabsent. (B)REQUIREMENTS–TheVicePresidentshallhavebeenamemberoftheassociationformorethantwo semestersintotal. TheVicePresidentshallmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAforthedurationofhis/herterm. TheVicePresidentmaynotholdsimultaneousofficeswithintheassociation.

(C)DUTIES,RESPONSIBILITIES,ANDPOWERSOFTHEVICEPRESIDENT–Duties,responsibilities,and powersoftheVicePresidentshallbelistedbelow.

 

(1)ItshallbethedutyoftheVicePresidenttofollowtheconstitutionandbylawsoftheassociationat

 

alltimes.

(2)ItshallbethedutyoftheVicePresidenttoassistthePresidentinthefulfillmentofhisorherduties andresponsibilities.

(3)ItshallbethedutyoftheVicePresidenttocreateandmaintainabudgetfortheAssociation. (4)IntheeventofavacancyinthePresidency,theVicePresidentshallbecomethePresident.

 

1.30APPOINTMENTS–ItshallbetheresponsibilityofthePresidenttomakethefollowingappointments.

 

(A)CHANCELLORSTANDINGCOMMITTEEAPPOINTMENTS–ThePresidentshallappointstudentsto thevariousChancellors’StandingCommitteesduringthemonthofAugust.

(A) (B)JUDICIALAPPOINTMENTS–thePresidentshallappointstudent(s)tobecomeJustice(s)intheevent ofavacancyintheStudentCourt. AnysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttotheapprovaloftheSenate OperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

(B) (C)PRESIDENTIALASSISTANTAPPOINTMENT–ThePresidentshallappointapersonasanassistantto thePresidentwhoshallserveinacapacityofChiefofStaff. Anysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttothe approvaloftheSenateOperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

 

(1)REQUIREMENTS–TheChiefofStaffshallmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAforthedurationofhis/her term. TheChiefofStaffmaynotholdsimultaneousofficeswithintheassociation.

 

(C) (D)SECRETARYOFAUXILIARIES–ThePresidentshallappointapersonasanassistanttothePresident whoshallserveinacapacityofAuxiliaryliaison. Anysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttotheapprovalof theSenateOperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

 

(1)REQUIREMENTS–TheSecretaryofAuxiliariesshallmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAfortheduration ofhis/herterm. TheSecretaryofAuxiliariesmaynotholdsimultaneousofficeswithintheassociation.

 

(D) (E)LEGISLATIVEADVOCACYOFFICER–ThePresidentshallappointapersonasanassistanttothe PresidentwhoshallserveinacapacityofLegislativeAdvocacyOfficer.Anysuchappointmentshallbe subjecttotheapprovaloftheSenateOperationsCommitteeandfullSenate(ChapterII).

 

(1)  REQUIREMENTS – The Legislative Advocacy Officer shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for       the duration of his/her term.

 

(E) (F)DEPARTMENTDIRECTORSAPPOINTMENTS– ThePresidentshallappointonestudenttoeachoftheexecutive Departmentsto serveas Director. Anysuchappointmentshallbesubjectto theapprovalof theSenate OperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

 

(1)REQUIREMENTS–TheDirectorsshallmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAforthedurationoftheirterm. TheDirectorsmaynotholdsimultaneousofficeswithintheassociation.

(2)SPECIALREQUIREMENTS–TheDirectorofStudentActivitiesmusthavebeenamemberofthe DepartmentofStudentActivitiesforatleastonecompletesemesterbeforebecomingeligibletobe hired.

 

1.35VICEPRESIDENTIALAPPOINTMENTS–ItshallbetheresponsibilityoftheVicePresidenttomakethe followingappointments.

 

(A)CHANCELLORSTANDINGCOMMITTEEAPPOINTMENTS–TheVicePresidentshallappoint studentstothevariousChancellors’StandingCommitteesduringthemonthofAugust.

 

1.40EXECUTIVECABINET–Theexecutivecabinet,underthedirectionofthePresidentshallmaintainproper operationoftheexecutivebranch.

 

(A)MEMBERSHIP–TheexecutivecabinetshallconsistofthePresident,VicePresident,ChiefofStaff,

 

SecretaryofAuxiliaries, Legislative Advocacy Officer,andthedirectorsofeachexecutivedepartment.

(B)DUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–Theexecutivecabinetshallsettheinternalpolicy,goals,andduties oftheexecutivebranch.

 

1.50EXECUTIVEDEPARTMENTS–Thereshallbethreeexecutivedepartmentstitled:theDepartmentofStudent

Activities,theDepartmentofStudentServices,andtheDepartmentofStudentCommunications. (A)STRUCTURE–Thestructureofeachdepartmentshallbeasfollows.

(1)DIRECTOR–TheDirectorshallserveastheheadofthedepartment. TheDirectorshallsupervise andcoordinatethedepartmentastoachievethegoalssetbytheexecutivecabinet.

(2)ASSISTANTDIRECTOR–TheAssistantDirectorshallassisttheDirectorinallmattersrelevantto thedepartment.

(3)COMMITTEECHAIR–EachdepartmentshallhaveaCommitteeChairforeachcommitteeunderthe department. Committeechairsshallpresideatcommitteemeetingsandfunctions. TheCommitteechair mayappointaViceChairtoserveasanassistant.

 

(B)DUTIES,RESPONSIBILITIES,ANDPOWERS–Duties,responsibilities,andpowersofthedepartments shallbelistedbelow.

 

(1)TheDirectorshallhavethepowertoappointandremovecommitteechairsashe/sheseesfit. (2)TheDirectorshallhavethepowertotransferfundswithinthedepartment.

(3)ItistheresponsibilityoftheDirectortocreate,maintain,andmanageabudgetforthedepartment.

 

1.60DEPARTMENTOFSTUDENTACTIVITIES–ItshallbethedutyoftheDepartmentofStudentActivitiesto provideandadministerprogramsforthesocial,recreational,cultural,andeducationallife oftothestudentsofthe University.

 

(A)COMMITTEES–ThefollowingcommitteesshallbeapartoftheDepartmentofStudentActivities. CommitteeChairswithintheDepartmentofStudentActivitiesmusthavebeenamemberoftheDepartment ofStudentActivitiesforatleastonecompletesemesterbeforebecomingeligibletobehired.

 

(1)SPEAKERS–TheSpeakersCommitteebringseducational,enriching,andinterestingspeakersto campusin anattempttoattractavarietyofstudents.Speakersthatthecommitteebringsincludeactors, journalists,celebrities,culturaliconsandmore.Eachguestlecturerischosenbasedontheirappealto students,relevancetocontemporaryissuesandembodimentoftheUniversityofMissouri’sidealsof Respect,Responsibility,Discovery,andExcellence.

(2)BLACKPROGRAMMING–TheBlackProgrammingCommitteeis responsible for producing producesshowsandactivitiesthat appealtotheculturalandpopularinterestsoftheAfricanAmericanstudentpopulation,andforthe culturalenrichmentofthestudentpopulationasawhole.

(3)SPECIALEVENTS–TheSpecialEventsCommitteeisresponsibleforprogrammingcomedians, noveltyeventsaroundcampus,andstudentcompetitions.

(4)COLLEGEMUSIC–TheCollegeMusicCommitteeisresponsibleforbringingconcertstocampus andplanningothersuchmusicrelatedactivities.

(5)INTERNATIONALPROGRAMMING–TheInternationalProgrammingCommitteeis responsible for producing producesshows andactivitiesthatappealtotheinternationalstudentpopulation,andfortheculturalenrichmentofthe studentpopulationasawhole.

(6)FILMS–TheFilmsCommitteeisinchargeofplanninganannualfilmseriesthatfeaturesHollywood movies,independentfilms,documentariesandforeignfilms.

 

(B)SUMMERPROGRAMS–DuringthesummersessionstheDepartmentofStudentActivities shallhostavarietyofeventsandprogramstoprovideservicestostudentsstudentoftheUniversitywhoenrollin summercourses.

(C)AUXILIARIES–TheDepartmentofStudentActivitiesshallcoordinatewithMSA/GPCAuxiliariesto promoteeventstostudentsoftheUniversity.

(D)HUMANRESOURCES­ThepositionofhumanresourcesshallbeundertheAssistantDirectorof

StudentLifeandshallbeindependentoftheMissouriStudentsAssociation. (1)Thispositionshallactincooperationwith anddeferencetotheDirectoroftheDepartmentof StudentActivities.

 

 

 

1.70DEPARTMENTOFSTUDENTSERVICES–ItshallbethedutyoftheDepartmentofStudentServicestoprovide programsandresourcestoimprovetheoverallwell-beingofthestudentsoftheUniversity.

 

(A)COMMITTEES–ThefollowingcommitteesshallbeapartoftheDepartmentofStudentServices.

 

(1)SPECIALSERVICESCOMMITTEE–TheSpecialServicesCommitteeshallworkonthecreationand start­upofnewprogramsorservicesthatimprovetheexperienceofstudents.

(2)CAMPUSSAFETYCOMMITTEE–TheCampusSafetyCommitteeshallhosttheannualcampus safetywalk,andprovideanyotherservicesdeemednecessaryfortheimprovementofcampussafety.

 

(B)AUXILIARIES–TheDepartmentofStudentServicesshallcoordinatewithMSA/GPCAuxiliariesto promoteservicestostudentsoftheUniversity.

 

1.80DEPARTMENTOFSTUDENTCOMMUNICATIONS–ItshallbethedutyoftheDepartmentofStudent CommunicationstoeducateandinformthestudentsoftheUniversityofactivitiesandeventsoftheMissouri StudentsAssociation. TheDepartmentofStudentCommunicationsshallalsoserveasameansofoutreachfor theMissouriStudentsAssociation.

 

(A)COMMITTEES–ThefollowingcommitteesshallbeapartoftheDepartmentofStudent

Communications.

 

(1)PUBLICITYANDPROMOTIONSCOMMITTEE–ThePublicityandPromotionsCommitteeshall advertiseeventsandissuesrelevanttotheAssociation.

(2)PUBLICRELATIONSCOMMITTEE–ThePublicRelationsCommitteeshallberesponsiblefor providingcampusandcommunitymediainformationaboutthebusinessandeventsoftheAssociation.

(3)SPECIALPROJECTSCOMMITTEE–TheSpecialProjectsCommitteeshallworkwiththePublicity andPromotionsCommitteetoinformthestudentbodyofMSAbusinessandeventsandreceiveinput

fromstudentsabouttheseactionsandactivities.

(4)OUTREACHCOMMITTEE–TheOutreachCommitteeshallberesponsibleforthefollowingduties.

 

(i)Recruitment: MSAOutreachisresponsiblefortherecruitmentofnewmembersfortheMissouriStudents Association.DutiesincludebutarenotlimitedtotablingatSummerWelcomeandelsewhere,and informationsessionstooccurnolessthanoncepersemester.

(ii)StudentOrganizationRelations­: MSAOutreachisresponsibleforcontacting,establishing,and maintainingrelationshipswithstudentorganizations.

(iii)StudentFeedback­: MSAOutreachisresponsibleforgatheringstudentfeedbackthroughvariousmediumsincollaborationwiththeSenateCampusandCommunityRelationsCommittee.(iv)Appointment: ­TheMSAOutreachChairwillbeappointedbythePresident,DirectorofStudent Communications,andSenateSpeakerwiththe adviceoftheformerMSAOutreachChairandapproval of theSenateOperationsCommittee.

(v)ExecutiveBoardofOutreach: ­TheOutreachChairmayappointavice chair(s),secretary, scheduler,andasmanyliaisonsfor todifferentorganizations,departments,etc.ashe/shesees necessary.

 

1.90REMOVALOFEXECUTIVEOFFICERS–Thisprocessshallstandastheremovalprocessforallexecutive officers.

 

(A)REMOVALOFTHEPRESIDENTANDVICEPRESIDENT–ThePresidentandVicePresidentshallbe indictedfordishonestyornonperformanceofdutybyaresolutionintheformofapetitionsignedbytwenty percentofthetotalSenatemembership. Suchapetitionmustincludethename(s)oftheofficer(s)charged

andshallstatespecificreasonsforthecharges,includingcitationsfromsectionsoftheConstitutionand bylawsallegedtohavebeenviolated.

 

(1)TRIAL–TheimpeachmenttrailshallbeoperatedasprescribedinRule16.

 

(B)REMOVALOFALLOTHEREXECUTIVEOFFICERS–IfthePresidentbelievesthatanyofficerofthe executivebranchisnotperformingtohis/herduty,orisconductinghimself/herselfinanunsatisfactory

mannerintheperformanceofhisduty,thePresidentshalldeliveraletterspecifyingthenatureofthe offensetotheofficerandthejustificationforremoval.

 

(1)TRIAL–Theaccusedofficershallhavethreeacademicdaystomakeaformalwrittenreplytothe Presidenteitheracceptingthejustificationforremovalorrejectingit. ThePresidentmaythendecideto removetheofficerorreversehis/herdecision. AppealstothePresident’sdecisionmustbemadetothe StudentCourt.

 

 

BylawsoftheMissouriStudentsAssociation

 

 

 

Chapter II

2.00CHAPTERTWODEFINED–Allduties,powers,anddepartmentsofthelegislativebranchshallbeplacedinthis chapterofthebylaws.

(A)POWERSOFTHESENATE–ThefollowingpowersshallbevestedintheSenate. (1)TheSenateshallhavethepowertochangetheassociationbylaws.

(2)TheSenateshallhavethepowertoallocatetheassociation’sstudentactivityfeerevenue,andall

otherrevenuewithintheassociation.

(3)Allofficersoftheassociationareboundtoexpressanyopinionofthestudentbodyexpressedby theSenateasaresolution.

 

2.10SENATESPEAKER–TheSpeakershallserveastheheadofthelegislativebranchandprovidedirectionforthe

Senate.

 

(A)TERMOFOFFICE–TheSpeakershallserveaoneyeartermbeginningduringthefirstSenatemeeting inMarchfollowingtheelectionoftheSpeaker. TheSpeakerisrequiredtobepresentoncampustofulfill theirdutieswheneverclassesareinsession,includingthesummersession. Failuretofulfilltheduties prescribedaboveshallresultintheterminationofpayfortheperiodinwhichtheSpeakerwasabsent.

(B)REQUIREMENTS–TheSpeakershallhavebeenaSenatororofficeroftheSenateformorethantwo

 

semestersintotalandshallbeacurrentSenatororofficeroftheSenatetobeeligibletorunforSpeaker. TheSpeakershallmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAforthedurationofhis/herterm.

(C)DUTIES,RESPONSIBILITIES,ANDPOWERSOFTHESENATESPEAKER–Duties,responsibilities, andpowersoftheSpeakershallbelistedbelow.

 

(1)ItshallbethedutyoftheSpeakertofollowtheconstitutionandbylawsoftheassociationatall times.

(2)ItshallbethedutyoftheSpeakertooverseeoperationofthelegislativebranch.

(3)TheSpeakershallhavethepowertoappointandremovetheofficersoftheSenateandtoappoint newofficersifthosepositionsbecomevacant. Allappointmentsshallbesubjecttotheapprovalofthe SenateOperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

(4)TheSpeakershallhavethepowertoassignlegislativerequirementstotheofficersoftheSenate. (5)TheSpeakershallhavevotingprivilegesasaSenator.

(6)AnylegislativepowernotspecificallydeniedtotheSpeaker,norspecificallyassignedtoanother individualorgroupintheconstitution,rulesoftheSenate,orbylaws,shallbereservedtotheSpeaker.

 

2.20APPOINTMENTS–ItshallbetheresponsibilityoftheSpeakertomakethefollowingappointments.

 

(A)COMMITTEECHAIRAPPOINTMENTS–theSpeakershallappointstudent(s)tobecomeCommittee Chair(s)intheeventofavacancy. AnysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttotheapprovaloftheSenate OperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

 

(1)REQUIREMENTS–CommitteeChairsmustmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAforthedurationoftheir term. CommitteeChairsmaynotholdsimultaneousofficeswithintheassociation.

 

(B)CLERKAPPOINTMENT–theSpeakershallappointastudenttobecometheClerkoftheSenateinthe eventofavacancy. AnysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttotheapprovaloftheSenateOperations CommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

 

(1)REQUIREMENTS–TheClerkoftheSenatemustmaintaina2.2cumulativeGPAforthedurationof his/herterm. TheClerkoftheSenatemaynotholdsimultaneousofficeswithintheassociation.

 

(C)LEGISLATIVEDIRECTOR–theSpeakershallappointastudenttobecometheLegislativeDirectorof theSenateintheeventofavacancy. AnysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttotheapprovaloftheSenate OperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate(ChapterII).

(D)SERGEANTATARMSAPPOINTMENT–theSpeakershallappointastudenttobecometheSergeant atArmsoftheSenateintheeventofavacancy. Anysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttotheapprovalof theSenateOperationsCommittee(ChapterII).

(E)ACTIVITIESDIRECTORAPPOINTMENT–theSpeakershallappointastudenttobecomethe ActivitiesDirectoroftheSenateintheeventofavacancy. Anysuchappointmentshallbesubjecttothe approvaloftheSenateOperationsCommittee(ChapterII).

 

2.30LEGISLATIVECABINET–Thelegislativecabinet,underthedirectionoftheSpeakershallmaintainproper operationofthelegislativebranch.

 

(A)MEMBERSHIP–TheExecutiveCabinetshallconsistoftheSpeaker,ClerkoftheSenate,Sergeantat

Arms,ActivitiesDirector,andtheCommitteeChairsofeachSenatecommittee.

(B)DUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–Thelegislativecabinetshallsettheinternalpolicy,goals,and dutiesofthelegislativebranch.

 

2.40MEMBERSHIPOFSENATE–ShallbecomposedofundergraduatestudentsfromtheUniversityofMissouri.

 

(A)SIZE–ThenumberofSenatorsshallnotexceedseventy­oneSenatorsatanygiventimeandshallbe dividedamongstacademiccollegeSenators,at­largeSenators,andasingleseatbeingreservedforthe Speaker.

(B)ACADEMICCOLLEGESENATORS–Fiftyseatsshallbereservedproportionallybythepercentoftotal enrollmentforeachundergraduatedegreeprogram.

 

(1)Intheeventthatnotallfiftyseatsarefilleduptotenseatsmaybefilledinanat­largeprocess.

 

(C)AT­LARGESENATORS–Twentyseatsshallbereservedasat­largeseatsmeaningthatastudentfrom anydegreeprogrammayfilltheseat.

 

(1)PROCEDURE–Eachcandidatemustsubmitacompletedapplication,providedbytheSpeaker,to theSpeakerandtheClerkoftheSenatebynoononthedaypriortotheelection.

(2)ELECTION–Eachcandidatewillthenbepermittedtospeakbrieflyabouthimself/herselftothe

Senate.Baseduponthepluralityofvotes, an election by the members of SenatewilldeterminethenewlyelectedSenators.

2.45SENATESESSIONSANDMEETINGS–TheSenateshallholdregularmeetingsthroughouttheacademicyear. (A)SESSION–EachlegislativesessionshallbeginonthefirstfullSenatemeetingduringthefallsemester

andendduringthelastfullSenatemeetingofthespringsemester. Sessionsshallbenumbered consecutivelyfromthedatetheconstitutiontookeffect.

(B)REGULARMEETINGS–Regularmeetingsshalltakeplaceduringthelegislativesessionandwillbe determinedbytheSpeakerpriortothestartofanewsession.

 

(1)FULLSENATE–FullSenateshalloccurbiweeklyonWednesdaysat6:00PMduringtheregular session.

(2)COMMITTEEMEETINGS–CommitteemeetingsshalloccurweeklyonTuesdaysat7:00PMand

8:00PMduringtheregularsession.

 

(C)SPECIALMEETINGS–SpecialmeetingsoftheSenatemaybecalledbytheSpeakerorbypetitionfrom

20%oftheSenatemembership.

 

2.50SENATECOMMITTEES–ThereshallbesixSenateCommitteestitled:OperationsCommittee,StudentAffairs Committee,AcademicAffairsCommittee,MulticulturalIssuesCommittee,CampusandCommunityRelations Committee,andBudgetCommittee.

 

(A)STRUCTURE–thestructureofeachcommitteeshallbeasfollows.

 

(1)COMMITTEECHAIR–TheChairshallserveastheheadofthecommittee. TheChairshall superviseandcoordinatethecommitteeastoachievethegoalssetbythelegislativecabinet.

(2)COMMITTEEVICECHAIR–TheViceChairshallassisttheChairinallmattersrelevanttothe committee. The Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Chair of each respective Committee.

 

(B)DUTIES,RESPONSIBILITIES,ANDPOWERS–Duties,responsibilities,andpowersofthecommittees shallbelistedbelow.

 

(1)CommitteeChairsshallberesponsibleforkeepingaccurateattendanceoftheircommittee.

(2)CommitteeChairsshallberesponsibletosubmitreportstotheSpeakereachsemester,oratthe requestoftheSpeaker,detailinggoalsfortheCommittee.

 

(3)ItshallbethedutyoftheCommitteeChairstooverseetheoperationoftheircommittee.

(4)CommitteeChairsshallhavethepowertosummonanymemberoftheassociationtotheircommittee meeting.

 

2.60OPERATIONSCOMMITTEE–TheSenateOperationsCommitteeshallbetaskedwithoverseeingthesuccessful fulfillmentofthedutiesandresponsibilitiesoftheassociation.

 

(A)APPOINTMENTCONFIRMATIONS–TheOperationsCommitteeshallbetaskedwithapprovingall appointmentsmadebythePresidentandtheSpeaker.

(B)CONTINGENCYANDRESERVEREQUEST–TheOperationsCommitteeshallbetaskedwithapproving allcontingencyandreserverequeststhatareproposedtoSenate.

(B) (C)ADDITIONALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–TheOperationsCommitteeshallmeetallother prescribeddutiesandresponsibilities.

 

(1)ConsiderbillsoftheSenate.

(2)RecommendnewinternalpoliciestothePresident,Speaker,andChiefJustice.

(3)Recommendrevisionstotheconstitution,rulesoftheSenate,bylaws,whenevernecessary.

 

2.65STUDENTAFFAIRSCOMMITTEE–TheSenateStudentAffairsCommitteeshallbetaskedwithaddressing issuesrelatingdirectlytostudents.

 

(A)ADDITIONALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–TheStudentAffairsCommitteeshallmeetallother prescribeddutiesandresponsibilities.

 

(1)ConsiderbillsoftheSenate.

(2)MeetwiththeViceChancellorofStudentAffairsonanasneededbasis. (3)Investigatestudentconcernsanddevelopsolutionstothoseconcerns.

 

2.70ACADEMICAFFAIRSCOMMITTEE–TheAcademicAffairsCommitteeshallbetaskedwithaddressing academicissuesrelatingdirectlytostudents.

 

(A)ADDITIONALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–TheAcademicAffairsCommitteeshallmeetall otherprescribeddutiesandresponsibilities.

 

(1)ConsiderbillsoftheSenate.

(2)MeetwiththeProvostortheViceProvostforUndergraduateStudiesonanasneededbasis. (3)Investigatestudentacademicconcernsanddevelopsolutionstothoseconcerns interests.

 

2.75MULTICULTURALISSUESCOMMITTEE–TheMulticulturalIssuesshallbetaskedwithaddressingissues relatingtodiversitythataffect effectstudents.

 

(A)ADDITIONALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–TheMulticulturalIssuesCommitteeshallmeetall otherprescribeddutiesandresponsibilities.

 

(1)ConsiderbillsoftheSenate.

(2)MeetwiththeViceProvostforMinorityAffairsonanasneededbasis.

(3)Investigateminoritystudentconcernsanddevelopsolutionstothoseconcerns.

 

2.80CAMPUSANDCOMMUNITYRELATIONSCOMMITTEE–TheCampusandCommunityRelationsCommittee shallbetaskedwithaddressingstudentissuesoncampusandinthecommunity.

 

(A)ADDITIONALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–TheCampus CampsandCommunityRelationsCommittee shallmeetallotherprescribeddutiesandresponsibilities.

 

(1)ConsiderbillsoftheSenate.

(2)MeetwithmembersoftheColumbiacitygovernmentonanasneededbasis.

(3)Investigatestudentconcernsonandoffcampusanddevelopsolutionstothoseconcerns interests.

 

2.85BUDGETCOMMITTEE–TheBudgetCommitteeshallbetaskedwithestablishingandauditingthebudgetof theassociation.

 

(A)THESTUDENTFEEREVIEWCOMMITTEE–TheChairoftheBudgetCommitteeshallserveasthe

ViceChairoftheStudentFeeReviewCommittee(ChapterVI).

(B)ADDITIONALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES–TheBudgetCommitteeshallmeetallother prescribeddutiesandresponsibilities.

 

(1)ConsiderbillsoftheSenate.

(2)ReviewtheassociationbudgetuponsubmissiontoSenate. (3)Audittheassociationbudgetonanasneededbasis.

 

2.90REMOVALOFLEGISLATIVEOFFICERS–Thisprocessshallstandastheremovalprocessforalllegislative officers.

 

(A)REMOVALOFTHESPEAKER–TheSpeakershallbeindictedfordishonestyornonperformanceof dutybyaresolutionintheformofapetitionsignedbytwentypercentofthetotalSenatemembership. SuchpetitionmustincludethenameoftheSpeakerandshallstatespecificreasonsforthecharges, includingcitationsfromsectionsoftheConstitutionandorbylawsallegedtohavebeenviolated.

 

(1)TRIAL–TheimpeachmenttrailshallbeoperatedasprescribedinRule16.

 

(B)REMOVALOFALLOTHERLEGISLATIVEOFFICERS–IftheSpeakerbelievesthatanyofficerofthe legislativebranchisnotperformingtohis/herduty,orisconductinghimself/herselfinanunsatisfactory

mannerintheperformanceofhisduty,theSpeakershalldeliveraletterspecifyingthenatureoftheoffense totheofficerandthejustificationforremoval.

 

(1)TRIAL–Theaccusedofficershallhavethreeacademicdaystomakeaformalwrittenreplytothe Speakereitheracceptingthejustificationforremovalorrejectingit. TheSpeakermaythendecideto removetheofficerorreversehis/herdecision. AppealstotheSpeaker’sdecisionmustbemadetothe StudentCourt.

 

 

BylawsoftheMissouriStudentsAssociation

 

 

 

Chapter IV

4.00CHAPTERFOURDEFINED–Allrulesforallocatingfundsshallbeplacedinthischapterofthebylaws.

 

4.10ASSOCIATIONFUNDS–Associationfundsshallbedefinedasallmoniesgeneratedbythestudentactivity fee,revenueforprograms,transfers,ordonations.

 

(A)GPCTRANSFER–TheGraduateProfessionalCouncil(GPC)shalltransferasumofmoneytoMSA

yearlytoprovideforjointprogrammingbetweenMSAandGPC(Chapter6).

(B)USEOFFUNDS–Theofficersoftheassociationshallhavecompleteauthorityandresponsibilityfor associationfundswithinhis/herdepartment.

(C)AUDITS–ToinsuretheproperuseofassociationfundstheDepartmentofStudentLifeandDivisionof

StudentAffairsmayauditMSAatanytime.

4.20ANNUALBUDGETPROCEDURE–Theprocessesforcreatingtheassociationbudgetshallbeoutlinedbelow. (A)DRAFTINGOFTHEBUDGET–TheVicePresidentinconjunctionwiththefiscalofficerofthe

DepartmentofStudentLifeandtheSenateBudgetCommitteeshalldraftabudgetthatshallactivelyreflect theinterestsandgoalsoftheassociationasawhole.

(B)SENATECOMMITTEEREVIEW–ThebudgetshallbereviewedbytheSenateBudgetCommitteeatthe committeemeetingpriortothefirstreadingofthebudgetatfullSenate. TheBudgetCommitteeshallvotein accordancewiththeRulesoftheSenate(Rule4). IftheBudgetCommitteedoesnotpassthebudgetwitha

3/5majorityvote,thentheVicePresidentshallberequiredtoresubmitabudgetbythenextcommittee meeting.

(C)FULLSENATEREVIEWANDFINALPASSAGE–ThebudgetshallbereviewedbyfullSenateand requiresa3/5majorityvoteforfinalpassage(Rule15).

 

4.30CONTINGENCYANDRESERVEREQUESTPROCEDURE–Theprocessesforcreatingcontingencyandreserve requestsshallbeoutlinedbelow.

 

(A)SENATECOMMITTEEREVIEW–Thecontingencyandreserverequestshallbereviewedbythe SenateBudgetCommitteeatthecommitteemeetingpriortothefirstreadingoftheact. TheBudget CommitteeshallvoteinaccordancewiththeRulesoftheSenate(Rule4). IftheBudgetCommitteedoesnot passthecontingencyandreserverequestwitha3/5majorityvotethenthebillshallnotpass.

(B)FULLSENATEREVIEWANDFINALPASSAGE–Thecontingencyandreserverequestshallbe reviewedbythefullSenateandrequiresa3/5majorityvoteforfinalpassage

(C)FUNDINGRESTRICTIONS–Contingencyandreserverequestsshallnotbegiventocharities,beused tofundeventsoccurring,orpayoffdebtsincurredprior.

 

4.40LINEITEMTRANSFERS–Theprocessfortransferringmoneywithintheassociationshallbeoutlinedbelow.

 

(A)UNDER$1,500–TheVicePresidentshallhavetheauthoritytomakelineitemtransfersunder$1,500 withintheassociationwithouttheconsentoftheSenate. Transfersthatwouldbetransferredoutsideofthe associationshallrequireOperationsandSenateapprovalregardlessoftheamount. Alltransfersmustbe announcedtothefullsenate.

(B)GREATERTHAN$1,500–Anymemberoftheassociationmayproposelineitemtransferswithinthe associationintheformofanActtotheSenateOperationsCommitteeandfullSenate.

 

4.50FINANCIALREPORTS–TheVicePresidentshallsubmitbudgetaryreportsforallappropriations,including plannedfutureexpensessevenandfourteenweeksintoeachsemesterforthepurposesofreview. Thesereports shallbecompletedinconjunctionwiththeBudgetandOperationsCommitteesandwillbepresentedtofull Senatesevenweeksintothesemesterandfourteenweeksintothesemester.

 

4.60UNIVERSITYCOOPERATIVEAGREEMENTS–TheassociationshallpartnerwiththeUniversityinvarious programsandservices.

 

(A)PROFESSIONALSTAFF–Injointagreement,theassociationshallpaythesalariesofanystaffmember hiredwithintheconfinesoftheassociationbasedontheUniversitysystemofjobclassificationandsalary ranges.

(B)HIRINGOFPROFESSIONALSTAFF–Injointagreement,theassociationshallassisttheUniversityin hiringanyprofessionalstaffmemberwithintheassociation.

 

4.70ACADEMICRECESSALLOCATIONREQUEST–Theprocessoftransferringfundsoraccessingthe contingencyandreserveaccountduringanacademicrecessshallbeoutlinedbelow.

 

(A)SPONSOR–ThePresident,VicePresident,orSenateSpeakershallhavetheauthoritytosponsoran academicrecessallocationrequest.

(B)PRIMARYAPPROVAL–JointlythePresident,VicePresident,andSenateSpeakermustapprovethe request.

(C)SENATEAPPROVAL–MembersoftheSenateOperationsandBudgetCommitteesshallvoteonthe requestviaelectronicmeans. MembersofthecommitteearedefinedasthevotingmembersofSenate duringthelastregularSenatemeeting.

(D)VOTING–TheSenateapprovaloftherequestrequiresa2/3majorityvotefromthepluralityofvotes combinedbetweentheOperationsandBudgetCommittees.

(E)QUORUM–Shallbe40%ofthepluralityofvotingmembersbetweentheOperationsandBudget

Committees.Failuretoreachquorumshallresultinafailingvoteontherequest.

4.80OFFICERSALARIES–Allstipends/salariesforofficersoftheassociationshall be outlinedbelow. (A)PRESIDENT–$9.35/hrx18hrs/wkx42wks= $7,069

(B)VICEPRESIDENT–$8.85/hrx18hrs/wkx42wks=$6,691 (C)SENATESPEAKER–$8.85/hrx16hrs/wkx42wks=$5,947

(D)BOARDOFELECTIONSCOMMISSIONERS–$7.35/hrx6hrs/wkx32wks=$4,234 (E)EXECUTIVEDIRECTORS–$8.35/hrx16hrs/wkx42wks=$5,611

(F)SENATECLERK–$7.35/hrx9hrs/wkx34wks= $2,249 (G)CHIEFOFSTAFF–$7.35/hrx6hrs/wkx34wks=$2,999

(H)SECRETARYTOTHEAUXILIARIES–$7.35/hrx6hrs/wkx34wks=$2,999 (I)STRIPESGENERALMANAGER–$8.35/hrx16hrs/wkx36wks=$4,809.60

(J)KCOUGENERALMANAGER–$8.35/hrx16hrs/wkx32wks=$4,275.20 (Schoolyear)+$8.35/hrx

8hrs/wkx10wks=$668(Summer)

 

(K)MUTVGENERALMANAGER–$8.35/hrx16hrs/wkx42wks=$5,611.20

 

BylawsoftheMissouriStudentsAssociation

 

 

 

ChapterV

5.00CHAPTERFIVEDEFINED–Allrulesforelectionlawsshallbeplacedinthischapterofthebylaws.

 

5.10GENERALELECTIONOFTHEMISSOURISTUDENTSASSOCIATION–Thedateandtimeforthegeneral electionshallbeoutlinedbelow.

 

(A)DATEOFELECTION–ThedateofelectionshallbedefinedastheTuesdayduringtheelectionperiod. (B)DATEANDTIME–TheMSAgeneralelectionofthePresidentandVicePresidentshalltakeplace fourteendayspriortotheTuesdayofThanksgivingRecess. Theelectionshalltakeplaceoverforty­eight hoursandshallbeginat6:00PMontheMondaypriortothedateofelectionandshallendat6:00PMonthe Wednesdayfollowingthedateofelection.

(C)CHANGESOFTHEDATE–TheSenate,maybyenactment,movethedateoftheelection. Thismove canoccurnomorethantwentydaysbeforethedateofelection.

 

(1)TECHNICALFAILURE–Ifthegeneralelectionfailsduetotechnicalreasonsthedateofthe electionshallbemovedonecalendarweeklater.

(2)EXTREMECIRCUMSTANCES–Extremecircumstancesincluding,butnotlimitedto,investigations againstaparticularslatearerecognizedaspossiblefactorsthatmaynecessitatethedelayofanelection outsideofthetimeframedescribedabove. IncaseswheretheBECfeelsthatadelayisnecessarywithin onecalendarweekofthedateoftheelectiontheBEChastheauthoritytopostponethedateofelection

byoneweek.

 

(D)BECHANDBOOK–TheBECshallcreateahandbookcontainingspecificguidelinesforthegeneral election. ThehandbookshallrequireapprovaloftheSenateOperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate. Oncepassedthehandbookshallhavethesameauthorityasthebylaws.

(E)NOMINATIONOFCANDIDATES–Guidelinesforindividualswishingtobecomeofficialcandidatesfor thegeneralelectionshallfollowtheguidelinesbelow.

 

(1)NOMINATIONOFSLATES–Candidatesmaybenominatedasslatesonly,witheachslate providingcandidatesfortheofficeofthePresidentandVicePresident. Nocandidateshallbeplacedon theballotexceptuponfillingpetitionswiththeBEConElectionFormNinecontainingthenames, signatures,andstudentnumbersoffivehundredqualifiedvotersoftheassociation. Theonlyfiling

dateshallbetwenty­eightdaysafterthefirstdayofclassesbegin.

(2)BEC/SLATEMEETING–AllslatesandtheBECshallmeetinpersontoexchangematerials. The BECshallprovidetheslateswithonecopyofeachitem:BECHandbook,StudentCourtHandbook, ChapterV&VIIIofthebylaws,M­Book,andFormsI­X.

(3)INSUFFICIENTSIGNATURES–ShouldaslateprovidefivehundredeligiblesignaturestotheBEC

andnotallfivehundredsignaturesareeligiblevoterstheslateshallhaveforty­eighthourstoprovide thereplacementsignaturestotheBEC.

 

(F)CAMPAIGNPRACTICESFORGENERALELECTIONS–Guidelinesforslatescampaigningduringthe generalelectionshallfollowtheguidelinesbelow.

 

(1)PUBLICAPPEARANCES–Nocampaigningbypublicappearanceatanymeetinghavingaprimary

 

purposethatisthepromotionofacandidateorslateshalltakeplacepriortothesubmissionof nominatingpetitionsontheofficialfilingdate.

(2)LITERATUREDISTRIBUTIONANDPURCHASINGMEDIA–Nocampaigningbydistributionof literature,orbyuseofpurchasedverbalorprintedmediashalltakeplacepriortothesubmissionof nominatingpetitionsontheofficialfilingdate.

(3)WEBSITES–Nocampaigning,eitherbyestablishmentofacampaignwebsiteorbyadvertisementof acampaignonapersonalwebsite,shalltakeplacepriortothesubmissionofnominatingpetitionson

theofficialfilingdate.

 

(G)PROPERTYDESTRUCTION–Anyslate,organizationorindividualcampaigninginanyelectionshallbe responsiblefordamagetoordefacementofanotherslate’scampaignmaterialscommittedbyanindividual

orindividualsinvolvedwiththeirowncampaign.

(H)CAMPAIGNWORKERS–Campaignworkersshallbedefinedasanypersonworkingtowardsanactive goalofpromotingacandidateorslate.

 

(I)FILINGDATEANDELECTIONADVISORYSESSIONFORGENERALELECTIONS–Allrulesassociated withthefilingdateandpreliminaryBEC/Slatemeetingshallfollowtheguidelinesbelow.

 

(1)FILINGDATE–Thefilingdateshallbetwenty­eightdaysafterthefirstdayofclasses. Candidates maynotsubmitnominatingpetitionspriortoorafterthisdate.Nonewslatesshallbeallowedonthe ballotfollowingthisdate.

(2)ELECTIONADVISORYSESSION–Followingthefilingdateandcertificationofnomination certificates,bothmembersofaslate,andappropriatejudicialpartiesshallmeettogetherforanElection AdvisorySessionhostedbytheBEC.

 

(i)Thepurposeofthissessionwillbetoinformallcandidates,at­once,ofgeneralelectionrules andtoclarifyquestionsthatcandidatesmayhaveinanopensettingamongallslates.

(ii)AtimewillbeselectedbytheBECthataccommodatestheschedulesofallappropriateparties, asdeterminedbytheBEC. Appropriatepartiesmayinclude,butarenotlimitedto,theBECChair andVice­Chairs,theMSAChiefJustice,aStudentLegalServiceslawyer,andeachslate.This sessionshalloccurwithin14daysofnominationpetitioncertificationforallslateswhohave submittedpetitions.

(iii)Candidatesarestillrequiredtofollowallrulesoutlinedinthesebylaws,theBEChandbook, andMBookpriortothismeetinginaccordancetotheelection. Candidatesmaycontinueto contacttheBECwithquestionsandrequestsforclarificationpriortothissession.

(iv)Ifnomeetingtimeamongallappropriatepartiesisavailablewithinthe14daytimeframe,the

BECshallhostone­on­onesessionswitheachslateinlieuofthisgroupsession.

 

5.20RUNOFFPROCEDURE–Intheeventthatanycandidateorslatedoesnotreceiveatleast35%ofthevotea runoffelectionshallbeheldnolaterthantwentydaysfollowingthedateofelection. Allprocedureforarunoff electionshallbethesameasabove.

 

5.30SENATEELECTION–ThedateandtimefortheSenateelectionsshallbeoutlinedbelow.

 

(A)DATEOFELECTION–ThedateofelectionsshallbedefinedastheTuesdayduringtheelectionperiod. (B)DATEANDTIME–TheSenateelectionsshalltakeplaceonaTuesdayinApril. Theelectionshalltake placeduringthepresidentialelectionsintheFallsemester,andonaTuesdayinAprilduringtheSpring semester.TheSpringelectionshalltakeplaceoverforty­eighthoursandshallbeginat6:00PMonthe Mondaypriortothedateofelectionandshallendat6:00PMontheWednesdayfollowingthedateof

election.

 

(1)Incasesofpostponementofoneelection.Bothshallbepostponed.

 

 

 

(C)CHANGESOFTHEDATE–TheSenate,maybyenactment,movethedateoftheelections. Thismove canoccurnomorethantwentydaysbeforethedateofelection.

 

(1)TECHNICALFAILURE–Ifageneralelectionfailsduetotechnicalreasonsthedateoftheelection shallbemovedonecalendarweeklater.

(2)EXTREMECIRCUMSTANCES–Extremecircumstancesincluding,butnotlimitedto,investigations againstaparticularslatearerecognizedaspossiblefactorsthatmaynecessitatethedelayofanelection outsideofthetimeframedescribedabove. IncaseswheretheBECfeelsthatadelayisnecessarywithin onecalendarweekofthedateoftheelectiontheBEChastheauthoritytopostponethedateofelection

byoneweek.

 

(D)BECHANDBOOK– TheBECshallcreatea handbookcontainingspecificguidelinesforthegeneral elections. Thehandbookshallrequireapprovalof theSenateOperationsCommitteeandthenfullSenate. Oncepassedthehandbookshallhavethesameauthorityasthebylaws.

(E)NOMINATIONOFCANDIDATES–Guidelinesforindividualswishingtobecomeofficialcandidatesfor thegeneralelectionshallfollowtheguidelinesbelow.

 

(1)NOMINATIONOFCANDIDATES–CandidatesmaybenominatedasSenatorsonly. The candidatesshallsubmitaformtotheBECtobecomeacandidate.

 

(F)PROPERTYDESTRUCTION–Anycandidate,organizationorindividualcampaigninginanyelection shallberesponsiblefordamagetoordefacementofanothercandidate’scampaignmaterialscommittedby anindividualorindividualsinvolvedwiththeirowncampaign.

(G)CAMPAIGNWORKERS–Campaignworkersshallbedefinedasanypersonworkingtowardsanactive goalofpromotingacandidateorslate.

(H)SPLITTINGSEATS­MSASenateshallbeinchargeofdividingandmanagingseatsforeachelectionin tandemwiththeBEC.

(1)Seatsshallbetiedtotheirplannedelectioncycle.

(I)LENGTHOFTERM­EachRegularAcademicCollegeelectionshallbeforaoneyearseatterm. (1)Ifaseatbecomesemptybeforetheendofitsterm,thatseatshallbeaddedtothenext

concurrentelection.

(2)Ifthenextconcurrentelectionisnottheseatsregularelectioncycle,thatseat’stermshallbe untilthenextacademiccollegesenateelection.Suchseatsshallbedefinedas“offscheduleseats.”

(J)OFFSCHEDULESEATSPROVISIONS­Ifoffscheduleseatsareavailable,slateswillrunforallplanned seatsandoffscheduleseatsasdeterminedbyacademiccollegeasifthetotalnumberwereplannedseats.Elected

slatesshallbeselectedforplannedseatsandoffscheduleseatsbytotalnumberofvotes.Theelectedsenator(s)

withthelowestnumberofvotesshallbeawardedtheoffscheduleseat(s)accordingly.

(K)SEATVARIATION­Analysisforvaryingpopulationsofacademiccollegesshallbeheldpriortothe springelection.

 

 

 

 

5.40POLLINGLOCATIONS–Candidatesorslatesshallnotbepermittedtocampaigninorwithintwentyfeetofall computerlabsrunbytheUniversity. TheBEChastherighttodeterminewhatconstitutesapollinglocationdue totheeverchangingenvironmentoftheUniversity.

 

5.50SENIOROFFICERNEUTRALITY–Thefollowingofficesshallbeprohibitedfrompublicallysupportingoracting inawaythatactivelyseekstheelectionofacandidatethroughthepoweroftheirofficewithintheassociation.

 

(A)SenateSpeaker

(B)President

(C)VicePresident

 

BylawsoftheMissouriStudentsAssociation

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter VI

 

 

 

6.00CHAPTERSIXDEFINED:Allformallawsregardingexternalrelationsbetweenthe

 

AssociationandotherorganizationsshallbeplacedinChaptersixoftheMSABylaws.

 

 

6.05AUTHORIZATION:Allagreementsandformalrelationshipsmustberecordedinthe bylawsofbothorganizationsbeforetheyareconsideredactive.

 

(A)CREATION:AnymemberofMSAshallhavetheauthority,withconsentof

 

Senate,tocommittheAssociationtovariousagreementsandformalrelationships

 

withotherorganizationsvialegislation.Agreementsandrelationshipsmustcontainthe samelanguageforbothorganizations.

(B)AMENDMENTS:Inorderforchangestobemadetoaspecific

 

agreementorrelationship,bothorganizationsmustapprovesaideditsviatheirlegislativebodies(or equivalent).Eitherorganizationmayproposesaidchanges.

6.10SUPERIORITYCLAUSE:TheAssociationConstitutionandthebylawsshalltake precedencebeforeanyagreementmadebetweentheAssociationandanyother organization.

6.15JOINTPROGRAMMING

 

(A)DEFINITION:JointProgrammingshallbedefinedasanyeventorprogramthatrequires thefundingand/orparticipationofMSAmembersorofresourceswithinthe

organization.

 

(B)RESTRICTIONS:Bothorganizationswillbefinanciallyresponsibleforfundingjoint events,inaccordancewiththeirowninternalrules.Associationmoneywillnotbeused

tofundaneventwithoutasignificantcontributionfromtheotherorganization.

 

(D)ADVERTISEMENT:AnyJointProgrammingeventsoractivitiesthatarepublicizedtothe

 

studentbodymustincludetheMSA/GPClogoandanyotherrelevantlogos.Alllogo guidelinesmustalsobeadheredto.

6.20STUDENTLOBBYINGGROUPS

 

(A)DEFINITION:Astudentlobbyinggroupshallbedefinedasanyandallgroupsformed ontheUniversityofMissouri­ColumbiacampusthatrepresentandlobbytheBoardof

Curators,theStateandNationalLegislatures,andtheUniversityAdministrationforthepromotionofstudent interests.

(B)AUTHORIZATION:AnystudentlobbyinggroupthatrepresentsmembersoftheAssociationtothevarious groups,andattemptstolobbyforstudentinterests,willbeheldaccountablebytheAssociation.

(C)RESTRICTIONS:

 

(1)FUNDS:NomoneyoftheAssociationshallbeusedforanylobbyingefforts outsideoftheAssociationefforts.

6.30ARTICLESOFCOOPERATIONBETWEENMSAANDLBC (A)INTERGOVERNMENTALCOMMUNICATION:

(i)EXECUTIVEANDLEGISLATIVEOFFICERS:ToensurecommunicationbetweentheMissouri StudentsAssociation(MSA)andtheLegionofBlackCollegians(LBC),theexecutiveandlegislative officersofbothbodiesshallmeetatleasttwiceduringboththefallandwintersemesterstodiscuss plannedreferendabyeithergovernment,positionstatements,policydecisions,inter­organizational workings,andthecompositionofinternalandexternalcommittees,oranyotherbusiness.

(ii)CALENDARS:TheMSADirectorofStudentActivities,LBCActivityChairandtheNational PanhellenicCouncilInc.CorrespondingSecretarywillexchangeactivitycalendarsfortheacademicyear bySeptember30thtopreventduplicatingactivities.

(B)REPRESENTATION:

 

(i)POLICYBOARDS:MSAandLBCshallhavetheabilitytoappointliaisonstoprogramming boardsandpolicy­makingbodiesasdeemedappropriatebytheexecutiveandlegislativeofficersof bothrespectiveorganizations.

(ii)LIAISONS:MSAandLBCshallhavetheabilitytoappointliaisonstoeachrespective governingbodies’bi­weeklylegislativemeetings.

(C)FUNDING:Throughareferendum,MSAandLBCmayincreaseitsactivityfee.Ifthelegislativebodiesof bothorganizationsagreebyasimplemajorityvote,jointreferendummaybeheld.Anyfeeincreaseofall studentsmustgotoageneralreferendum.

6.31ARTICLESOFCOOPERATIONBETWEENMSAANDGPC (A)INTERGOVERNMENTALCOMMUNICATION:

(i)Executive,LegislativeOfficersandAdvisors:ToensurecommunicationbetweenMSAandGPC, theAdvisors,Presidents,VicePresidentsandMSASpeakeroftheSenateandanyotherMSA/GPC Executives,shallattendmeetingstwiceasemestertodiscussissuesofeithergovernment,planned

 

referenda,positionstatements,policydecisions,inter­organizationalworkings,andthecompositionof internalandexternalcommittees.

(ii)MSASenateandGPCGeneralAssembly:DuringOctoberofeachyear,theMSAandGPC officersshouldappearbeforetheother’slegislativebodytomakeapresentation,discussingplanned studentactivitiesandprogrammingforthenextyear,thegoalsandactivitiesofeachgovernment,and function/membershipofpolicyboardsandinternalcommittees.

(iii)Minutes:MSAandGPCshallsendcopiesoftheminutesandprogrammingeventsoftheir senatemeetingstothepresidingofficeroftheotherlegislativebody.

(B)REPRESENTATION

 

(i)PolicyBoards:DSA­Dept.ofStudentActivities,DSS­Dept.ofStudentServices,Executiveand Cabinetmeetings:SinceMSAservicesandactivitieswhichbenefitgraduateandprofessionalstudents shallbeco­sponsoredbytheGPC,undergraduate,post­baccalaureate,graduateorprofessional

studentsshallbeeligibletoserveonMSApolicyboardsandanon­votingmembershallbeinvitedto eachoftheotherorganization’spolicyboardstoserveasaliaisontothelegislativebody.Graduate, professionalorpost­baccalaureatestudentscanbeappointedtoserveasfullfunctionalcommitteeand departmentalmembersonMSAprogrammingcommitteesanddepartmentsinthesamemanneras undergraduatestudents.TheDepartmentofStudentActivitiesshallprovidefunding,intheamountof

$5,000annually,forat leastoneeventforgraduateandprofessionalstudents.Advertisingof events andprogramsgenerallyshallstriveto makegraduatestudentsawarethattheyarewelcomeat these events.

(ii)Campus­wideCommittees:ThePresidentorVicePresidentofMSAandGPCshallmeetannually todiscusstheselectionofstudentchairpositionsforcampus­widecommittees.MSAandGPCshall

rotatethestudent­chairpositionsforcampus­widecommitteesbetweentheundergraduatepopulation andthegraduate/professional/post­baccalaureate population.Onevenyears,MSAshallappoint student­chairstoSOGAandCampusRecreationcommittees,andGPCshallappointstudent­chairsto twocommitteesSFCIandMemorialUnion/BradyCommons.Onoddyears,GPCshallappointthe student­chairstoSOGAandCampusRecreationcommittees,andMSAshallappointthestudent­chairs toSFCIandMemorialUnion/BradyCommonscommittees.Shouldthenumberofcommitteesrequiring student­chairpositionsincrease,MSAandGPCshallequallyappointstudent­chairstothecommittees. Intheeventoneorganizationisunabletoappointachair,theopeningshallpasstotheother

organizationtofill.Studentchairpositionsincludethefollowingcampus­widecommittees: (a)CampusRecreation

(b)MemorialUnion/BradyCommons

 

(c)StudentFeeCapitalImprovements

 

(d)StudentOrganizations,Governments&Activities(SOGA)

 

(iii)Advertisements:ThereshallbeanadvertisementlogoforbothMSAandGPConany

 

co­sponsoredactivity.GPCandMSAshallbeacknowledgedassponsorsatanyactivitiesorservices co­sponsoredbytheorganizations(i.e.,introductionofprogram,posters,allpublicity,etc.).

(D)FundingofCo­SponsoredActivitiesandServices

 

(i)BudgetaryAllocations:BothMSAandGPCprovidestudentservices.Toavoidunnecessary duplicationofservices,MSAwillcontinuetoofferservicestograduate,professional, post­baccalaureateandundergraduatestudents.GPCwillcontinuetofundtheseco­sponsored

activitiesatafixedpercentage(50%)ofGPC’scurrentstudentactivityfee.InJuneofeachyear,MSA

 

shallprovidetoGPCasummaryofstudentfeesspentforthepreviousacademicyear.

 

(ii)AmendmentProcedure:Ifthecompositionoftheco­sponsoredservicesthatMSAadministers changessignificantly,eitherorganizationmayrequestthatthepercentageofGPC’sbudget(i.e.

0%­100%)allocatedtotheseactivitiesbechanged.InordertofacilitatebudgetplanningforbothMSA andGPC,suchapercentagechangemustberatifiedoneyearinadvanceoftheproposeddateofthe percentagechange.ToamendtheArticlesofCooperation,boththeMSASenateandtheGPCGeneral Assemblymustratifytheproposedchangedandtheratificationshallrequireatwo­thirdsmajorityin eachlegislativebody.

(E)StudentReferendums

 

(i)FormationofJointElectionCommittee:Onthoseoccasionswhenageneralstudentreferendum isneededordesired,ajointelectioncommitteewillbeformed.Thecompositionofthecommitteewill consistoftheGPCPresident,GPCVice­President,GPCTreasurerandthreeMSArepresentatives, designatedbytheMSAPresident.TheDirectorofStudentActivitiesorrepresentativeandtheDirector ofStudentServicesorrepresentativeshallserveasex­officiomembersofthejointelectioncommittee. Thejointcommitteeischargedwithpreparationoftheinitiative’swording.Alldecisionsmustbe agreeduponwitha1voteMSAanda1voteGPCdecision,andwillbesubjecttothenecessary requirementsasspecifiedintheMSAConstitutionandtheGPCConstitution(i.e.,2/3passagefor approval).

(ii)TheMSABoardofElectionCommissionersshallhandletheimplementationoftheelection processincluding,butnotlimitedto,pollingsites,selectionofpollworkers,

preparationoftheballot,andreportingoftheresults.BECmembershipwillbeopentoallstudentsincluding graduate,professionalandpost­baccalaureatestudents.

(a)PollingPlaces:TheBECmayestablishpollingsitesatthefollowingcampuslocations: (a)MemorialUnion

(b)BradyCommons

 

(c)Middlebush

 

(d)SchoolofLaw

 

(e)SchoolofMedicine

 

(f)CollegeofVeterinaryMedicine

 

(g)OtherCampusSites,asneeded

 

Electronicpolling,intheformofinternetvoting,shallalsobeutilizedandmaybesubstitutedforanyofthe abovepollingplacesatthediscretionoftheBEC.

Allsiteswillbeidentifiedas”MSA­GPCPollSites.”Sitesatthethreeprofessionalschools(law,medicineand veterinarymedicine)willbeopenthesamehoursandbegiventhesamepersonnelsupportthatothersitesare

given.

 

(b)Ballots:Torecognizethecooperativenatureofcampusreferendums,ballotswillbe preparedinamannerwhichgivesequalrecognitiontoMSAandGPC.Separateballotsmaybe acceptablewhenindicatedandagreeduponbytheJointElectionCommittee.

(c)Areferendumforaneworincreasedstudentfeefortheconstructionorrenovationofa campusfacilityshallbeproposedasaphased­infeewithnolessthan25%ofthefeeassessed ineachofthefiscalyearsfollowingthereferendum’spassage.

(G)ReviewClause:TheArticlesofCooperationshallbereviewedbyMSAandGPCannually.Theresultsofthe reviewshallbereportedtotheAdvisorsofMSAandGPCandtotheMSASenateandtheGPCGeneral Assembly.

(H)AppealsClause:AllconflictsandcontroversiesarisingbetweenGPCorMSAmaybeappealedtoSOGA onlyaftertheorganizationinitiatingtheconflictmakesagood­faithattempttoresolveitwiththeother organization.

(I)TerminationClause:TerminationoftheArticlesofCooperationshallonlyoccurafteragood­faitheffortto revisetheagreement.NoticewillbegiventotheotherpartyoneyearinadvancebeforetheArticlesof Cooperationwillbedeemedterminated.

 

 

6.31 ARTICLES OF COOPERATION BETWEEN MSA AND GPC – Revised, November 2008

(A) Inter-Government Communication

(1) Executive, Legislative Officers and Advisors: To ensure communication between MSA and GPC, the Advisors, Presidents, Vice Presidents and MSA Speaker of the Senate and any other MSA/GPC Executives, shall attend meetings twice a semester to discuss issues of either government, planned referenda, position statements, policy decisions, inter-organizational workings, and the composition of internal and external committees.  By-laws of each organization shall have specific language requiring their officers to attend these meetings.

(2) MSA Senate and GPC General Assembly: During October of each year, the MSA and GPC officers should appear before the other’s legislative body to make a presentation, discussing planned student activities and programming for the next year, the goals and activities of each government, and function/membership of policy boards and internal committees. The officers of each organization shall also appear before the legislative body of the other organization during February of each year to discuss additional programming events for the semester and for the next academic year, appointments to campus-wide committees, and the two organizations’ budgets.

(3) Minutes: MSA and GPC shall send copies of the minutes and programming events of their senate meetings to the presiding officer of the other legislative body.  MSA and GPC shall send copies of their    agendas for Senate and General Assembly meetings respectively within a week of the meetings.  The Chair of the Department of Student Activities, Student Services, or Department of Student Communications shall send the President of GPC a list of events, plans, and activities they will put on monthly.

(B) The Student Fee Review Committee

(1) PURPOSE-Because MSA and GPC act as the representatives of the undergraduate and graduate/professional student bodies respectively, the creation of a joint committee to review and provide advice regarding the use of mandatory non-academic fees of all students is necessary to ensure full and fair representation of all parts of the student body.

(2) AUTHORIZATION-The Student Fee Review Committee (SFRC) shall be charged with serving as a liaison between the student body and the University Administration, in order to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and consistency in the review of the non-academic fees of graduate and undergraduate students. The committee serves in an advisory capacity to MSA, GPC, and University Administrators. The SFRC shall accomplish this charge by reviewing and making recommendations regarding the non-academic fees collected on behalf of the student body for, but not limited to, the following organizations.

i. Missouri Students Association (MSA)

ii. Graduate Professional Council (GPC)

iii. Organizations Resource Group (ORG)

iv. Mizzou Club Sports Federation(MCSF)

v. Legion of Black Collegians (LBC)

vi. Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM)

vii. Capital Improvements Fee

viii. Recreational Services and Facilities Fee

ix. Transportation Fee

x. Missouri Unions

xi. Student Life

xii. Hearnes and Hearnes Facilities Center (funds from previous fee)

xiii. Jesse Hall

xiv. Parking Facilities

xv. Instructional Technology Fees/IATS

xvi. Prepaid Health Fee

xvii. College Readership Program

xviii. Counseling Center

xix. Divisional Student Councils

(1) CHAIR OF THE STUDENT FEE REVIEW COMMITTEE

i. REQUIREMENTS-The Chair must be a full-time student of the University of Missouri-Columbia throughout their full term and must maintain a minimum 2.2 cumulative grade point average or equivalent. The Chair need not be an MSA Senator or GPC Representative at the time of appointment, but upon confirmation shall be considered an ex-officio member of both bodies. A person who previously served as Chair may be reappointed as chair for the next year so long as they were chair for less than one semester.

ii. METHOD OF SELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE

1. APPOINTMENT-The appointment shall be advertised in campus media and applications must be accepted for the position. The new Chair shall be appointed from among the applicants, by a majority vote of the SFRC Appointment Committee (composed of the MSA President and Vice President, the GPC President and Vice President, and the MSA Senate Speaker). The new Chair must be approved by the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs. The Chair for the next legislative session shall be appointed during the winter semester, no later than March 31. The Chair shall take office at the end of the current session and will serve through the end of the next academic year completing a one year term.

2. TRAINING-After appointment, the Chair for the next legislative session shall work with and be trained by the current chair for the duration of the current legislative session.

3. VACANCY-If the Chair position should become vacant, appointment to fill the vacancy will be made by an emergency majority vote of the SFRC Appointment Committee and approved by the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs. Chairs appointed after a vacancy shall only serve for the duration of the current academic year.

iii. DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND POWERS OF THE CHAIR

1. Ensure that the committee accomplishes its charge.

2. Preside at all meetings and coordinate the functions of the committee.

3. Ensure the maintenance of committee records.

4. Submit reports to the SFRC Appointment Committee:

at the beginning of every semester, outlining the agenda and legislative goals for the committee in that semester and a schedule of office hours for the semester;

as needed, of the appointments of the committee;

at the end of every semester, detailing the work and accomplishments of the committee.

5. Appoint members of the committee to address issues and to interact with other administrative or executive units as appropriate

6. Train the next chair.

(2) VICE-CHAIR

i. METHOD OF SELECTION-The MSA Senate Budget Committee Chairperson and the GPC Treasurer shall serve as co-vice-chairs of SFRC. They shall be selected according to the rules of each organization.

ii. DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS OF THE VICE-CHAIR

1. Assist the Chair in the completion of all their duties and responsibilities.

2. Serve as Chair in his or her absence or vacancy.

(3) SECRETARY

i. METHOD OF SELECTION-Shall be appointed from among the voting members of the Committee.

ii. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECRETARY

1. Keep and maintain a record of minutes from meetings of the committee, including official committee votes.

2. Maintain attendance records for the committee.

3. Be responsible for the records of each program presentation and its subsequent discussion.

4. Ensure that all records of the committee are filed with the MSA Senate and GPC General Assembly in order to be open and accessible for public review.

(4) MEMBERSHIP-The Student Fee Review Committee shall be composed of voting and ex-officio members in the following manner.

i. VOTING MEMBERSHIP-

1. COMPOSITION-The voting membership of the SFRC shall be composed of the SFRC Chairperson, the SFRC Vice-Chairpersons, the SFRC Secretary, and 12 other voting members. All voting member positions will be considered cabinet level positions when considering M-Book qualifications.

2. APPOINTMENT OF VOTING MEMBERS

a. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT APPOINTMENT from MSA Senate-Five (5) MSA Senators shall be appointed to the Student Fee Review Committee with the advice of the Chair.

b. STUDENT FEE ANALYSIT APPOINTMENT – Up to an additional six (6) undergraduate and two (2) graduate/professional students will be appointed through an application process. These positions will be advertised in campus media and applications accepted. The appointment will be made by a committee composed of the incoming chairperson, outgoing chairperson, both vice-chairpersons, and a designee of the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs.

3. VOTING AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST-All voting members shall have the power to vote on any and all matters before the SFRC, except those concerning an organization of which a member is an officer. It is recommended that SFRC members not be assigned as the primary contact for an organization or department with which they are actively involved in or employed by.

ii. EX-OFFICIO MEMBERSHIP-The current members of the SFRC Appointment Committee shall be ex-officio members of the SFRC. The Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, or a designee of the office, may also serve as an ex-officio member of the Committee.

(5) MEETINGS

i. FREQUENCY- Meetings shall be scheduled by the chair. Meetings can be called by the chair at any time, but required attendance will only apply if the members are given at least 3 days notice.

ii. OPEN MEETINGS-All meetings shall be open to the public, however speaking privileges shall be reserved to members, unless such privileges are granted by the SFRC chair or from a motion and second of members.

iii. COMMUNICATION MEETINGS – During the Fall and Winter Semesters, the Student Fee Review Committee shall hold at least one meeting on a Tuesday evening prior to consideration of the committee’s recommendations for the semester by MSA Senate. Undergraduate SFRC members will meet with every MSA Senate Committee to discuss the process and to answer questions from senators, and graduate SFRC members will meet with the GPC Executive Council to discuss the same.

(6) FEE REVIEW PROCESS-SFRC will review the budgets of the current and previous years’ and future projections and plans for each program or organization that receives student fees and make recommendations for the following fiscal year. Each program will be given the option of presenting its budget before the SFRC.

i. EVALUATION-The following criteria will act as non-exclusive guidelines for SFRC’s evaluation of specific allocations:

1. The allocation’s relationship to the organization’s purpose.

2. The organization’s adherence to its planned budget and accountability for its expenses throughout previous fiscal years.

3. The organization’s adherence to pertinent M-Book provisions or appropriate University policies regulating the expenditures of designated student fees.

4. The ability of an organization to effectively use the student fee and deliver its services.

5. The program’s potential for direct student involvement.

ii. RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Should the SFRC recommend a fee increase or decrease, such recommendations shall be sent to the MSA Senate (if an organization that receives only undergraduate student fees), the GPC General Assembly (if an organization that receives only graduate student fees), or both (if an organization receives both undergraduate and graduate student fees) in the form of a resolution for consideration.

During consideration of the resolution, the director, or equivalent, of the affected group, or their designee, must be offered a minimum of 5 minutes to address the considering body before a vote on the resolution is taken

2. Recommendations for an overall increase of non-academic student fees, excluding the Instructional Technology Fund, greater than 3% above the inflationary increase for 12 undergraduate credit hours or recommendations for new fees or significant changes to existing fees should go to student referendum.

3. All recommendations that have been approved by the MSA Senate, GPC General Assembly, and/or by a student referendum for the following fiscal year shall be sent to the:

a. University of Missouri – Columbia Chancellor

b. UMC Provost

c. UMC Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs

d. UMC Director of Student Life

e. Relevant student fee funded program directors, or their representative

(C) Representation

(1) Policy Boards: DSA-Dept. of Student Activities, DSS-Dept. of Student Services, Executive and Cabinet meetings: Since MSA services and activities which benefit graduate and professional students shall be co-sponsored by the GPC, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate or professional students shall be eligible to serve on MSA policy boards and a non-voting member shall be invited to each of the other organization’s policy boards to serve as a liaison to the legislative body.  In addition, membership rosters of each organization’s policy and programming boards shall be made available to the other.  Graduate, professional or post-baccalaureate students can be appointed to serve as full functional committee and departmental members on MSA programming committees and departments in the same manner as undergraduate students.  The Department of Student Activities shall provide funding, in the amount of $5,000 annually, for at least one event for graduate and professional students. Advertising of events and programs generally shall strive to make graduate students aware that they are welcome at these events.

(2) Campus-wide Committees: The President or Vice President of MSA and GPC shall meet annually to discuss the selection of student chair positions for campus-wide committees. MSA and GPC shall rotate the student-chair positions for campus-wide committees between the undergraduate population and the graduate/professional/post-baccalaureate population.  On even years, MSA shall appoint student-chairs to SOGA and Campus Recreation committees, and GPC shall appoint student-chairs to two committees SFCI and Memorial Union/Brady Commons.  On odd years, GPC shall appoint the student-chairs to SOGA and Campus Recreation committees, and MSA shall appoint the student-chairs to SFCI and Memorial Union/Brady Commons committees.  Should the number of committees requiring student-chair positions increase, MSA and GPC shall equally appoint student-chairs to the committees.  In the event one organization is unable to appoint a chair, the opening shall pass to the other organization to fill.  Student chair positions include the following campus-wide committees:

(a) Campus Recreation

(b) Memorial Union/Brady Commons

(c) Student Fee Capital Improvements

(d) Student Organizations, Governments & Activities (SOGA)

 

(3) Advertisements: There shall be an advertisement logo for both MSA and GPC on any co-sponsored activity.  GPC and MSA shall be acknowledged as sponsors at any activities or services co-sponsored by the organizations (i.e., introduction of program, posters, all publicity, etc.).

 

(D) Funding of Co-Sponsored Activities and Services

(1) Budgetary Allocations: Both MSA and GPC provide student services.  To avoid unnecessary duplication of services, MSA will continue to offer services to graduate, professional, post-baccalaureate and undergraduate students.  GPC will continue to fund these co-sponsored activities at a fixed percentage (50%) of GPC’s current student activity fee.  In June of each year, MSA shall provide to GPC a summary of student fees spent for the previous academic year.

(2) Amendment Procedure: If the composition of the co-sponsored services that MSA administers changes significantly, either organization may request that the percentage of GPC’s budget (i.e. 0%-100%) allocated to these activities be changed.  In order to facilitate budget planning for both MSA and GPC, such a percentage change must be ratified one year in advance of the proposed date of the percentage change.  To amend the Articles of Cooperation, both the MSA Senate and the GPC General Assembly must ratify the proposed changed and the ratification shall require a two-thirds majority in each legislative body.

(E) Student Referendums

(1) Formation of Joint Election Committee: On those occasions when a general student referendum is needed or desired, a joint election committee will be formed.  The composition of the committee will consist of the GPC President, GPC Vice-President, GPC Treasurer and three MSA representatives, designated by the MSA President.  The Director of Student Activities or representative and the Director of Student Services or representative shall serve as ex-officio members of the joint election committee.  The joint committee is charged with preparation of the initiative’s wording.  All decisions must be agreed upon with a 1 vote MSA and a 1 vote GPC decision, and will be subject to the necessary requirements as specified in the MSA Constitution and the GPC Constitution (i.e., 2/3 passage for approval).

(2) The MSA Board of Election Commissioners shall handle the implementation of the election process including, but not limited to, polling sites, selection of poll workers, preparation of the ballot, and reporting of the results.  BEC membership will be open to all students including graduate, professional and post-baccalaureate students.

(3) Polling Places:  The BEC may establish polling sites at the following campus locations:

(a) Memorial Union

(b) Brady Commons

(c) Middlebush

(d) School of Law

(e) School of Medicine

(f) College of Veterinary Medicine

(g) Other Campus Sites, as needed

 

Electronic polling, in the form of internet voting, shall also be utilized and may be substituted for any of the above polling places at the discretion of the BEC.

All sites will be identified as “MSA-GPC Poll Sites.”  Sites at the three professional schools (law, medicine and veterinary medicine) will be open the same hours and be given the same personnel support that other sites are given.

(4) Ballots: To recognize the cooperative nature of campus referendums, ballots will be prepared in a manner which gives equal recognition to MSA and GPC. Separate ballots may be acceptable when indicated and agreed upon by the Joint Election Committee.

(5) A referendum for a new or increased student fee for the construction or renovation of a campus facility shall be proposed as a phased-in fee with no less than 25% of the fee assessed in each of the fiscal years following the referendum’s passage.

 

(F) Amendment Procedure: To change the Articles of Cooperation, both the MSA Senate and the GPC General Assembly must ratify the proposed change by two-thirds majority in each legislative body.

 

(G) Review Clause: The Articles of Cooperation shall be reviewed by MSA and GPC annually.  The results of the review shall be reported to the Advisors of MSA and GPC and to the MSA Senate and the GPC General Assembly.

 

(H) Appeals Clause: All conflicts and controversies arising between GPC or MSA may be appealed to SOGA only after the organization initiating the conflict makes a good-faith attempt to resolve it with the other organization.

 

(I) Termination Clause: Termination of the Articles of Cooperation shall only occur after a good-faith effort to revise the agreement.  Notice will be given to the other party one year in advance before the Articles of Cooperation will be deemed terminated.

6.40MISSOURIINTERNATIONALSTUDENTCOUNCIL(MISC) (A)INTER­GOVERNMENTCOMMUNICATION:

(i)EXECUTIVEANDLEGISLATIVEOFFICERS:ToensurecommunicationbetweentheMissouri

 

StudentsAssociation(MSA)andtheMissouriInternationalStudentCouncil(MISC),representatives ofbothorganizationsshallmeetatleasttwiceduringboththefallandwintersemesterstodiscuss positionstatements,policydecisions,inter­organizationalworkings,andthecompositionofinternal andexternalcommittees,oranyotherbusiness.Inadditiontothesemeetings,theymaymeetatany timedeemednecessary.By­lawsofeachorganizationshallhavespecificlanguagerequiringtheir officerstoattendthesemeetings.

(ii)MINUTESANDLEGISLATION:MSAandMISCshallsendcopiesoftheminutes, programmingevents,andpassedlegislationoftheirsenatemeetingstothepresidingofficerofthe otherlegislativebody.MSAandMISCshallsendcopiesoftheiragendasforSenateandGeneral Assemblymeetingsrespectivelywithinaweekofthemeetings.TheDirectoroftheDepartmentof StudentActivities,StudentServices,orDepartmentofStudentCommunicationsshallsendthe PresidentofMISCalistofevents,plans,andactivitiestheywillputonmonthly.

 

(B)REPRESENTATION:

 

(i)MSAandMISCshallhavetheabilitytoappointliaisonstoeachrespectivepolicymaking bodiesasdeemedappropriatebytheexecutiveandlegislativeofficersofbothrespectiveorganizations.

(ii)ApermanentliaisonpositionforMISCGeneralAssemblyshallbeinplaceforanMSA

 

representativeassignedbytheMSAMulticulturalIssuesCommittee.

 

6.50INTERCOLLEGIATESTUDENTCOUNCIL (A)PURPOSE:

(i)TheIntercollegiateStudentCouncil(ISC)shallserveasaliaisonbodybetweentheUMsystem President,thePresident’sstaff,andthefour­campusstudentbodiesoftheUniversityofMissouri System.TheISCutilizesthisrelationshiptobringtheviewsandconcernsofthestudentsbeforethe appropriateadministration.TheISCservestoaddressissuesfromthePresident,thePresident’sstaff, andanymemberoftheISC.

(B)Organization

 

(i)TheISCshalldeterminetherulesofitsownproceedings.

 

6.60THEORGANIZATIONALRESOURCEGROUP

 

(A)PURPOSE–ThepurposeoftheOrganizationResourceGroup(ORG)istohelprecognizedstudent organizationsfamiliarizethemselvesnotonlywiththepoliciesoftheUniversityandtheresourcesavailableto them,butalsotoaidethemfinancially.

(B)DUTIES–TheappropriatedepartmentoftheMSAExecutivebranchwillcooperatewithORGtomaintaina webserverthathoststhewebsitesofrecognizedstudentorganizations.ORGwillallocateoneseatontheir: ExecutiveBoardSelection

Committee,AllocationCommittee,andCommitteetoSelecttheAllocationCommitteetoMSASenate.These seatswillbefilledbyoneundergraduatememberoftheSenateSFRCCommittee,filledorappointedbythe committeechair.

6.70THEMIZZOUCLUBSPORTSFEDERATION(MCSF)

 

(A)PURPOSE:ThepurposeoftheMizzouClubSportsFederation(MCSF)istohelprecognizedstudent organizationsclassifiedasaclubsportbySOGA(orVCStudentAffairs)andfamiliarizethemselvesnotonly withthepoliciesoftheUniversityandtheresourcesavailabletothem,butalsotoaidethemfinancially.

(B)DUTIES:BeforeanychangesareeffectivetoMCSF’sconstitution,bylaws,orfundingpolicy,theymustbe approvedbySOGA.MCSFwillcooperatewiththeStudentFeeReviewCommitteeintheirannualreviewof studentfeesandappropriateaudits.

(C)REVIEWCLAUSE:TheseArticlesofCooperationwillbereviewedeverytwoyearsorearlier,ifboth organizationsagree.

6.80THEASSOCIATEDSTUDENTSOFTHEUNIVERSITYOFMISSOURI

 

(A)PURPOSE:TheAssociatedStudentsoftheUniversityofMissouri(ASUM)shallserveasastudent lobbyinggrouprepresentingtheinterestsofstudentsthroughouttheUM­system.

 

(B)ELECTIONOFUM­COLUMBIABOARD:

 

(i)ElectionsofASUMofficerswillbeformallyheldatFullSenatemeetingasvacanciesarise. (ii)ASUMofficersareelectedbyamajorityofSenatorspresentandvoting.

(C)GOODFAITHCLAUSE:TheAssociationshallworkingoodfaithwiththeASUMBoardofDirectors, ExecutiveDirector,LegislativeDirector,AssistantLegislativeDirectorandallLegislativeAssistantson:

(i)AssisitngASUMwithissuesbroughttotheAssociationthroughthestudentbody;

 

(ii)ServingasanimportantstudentvoiceinASUM’spolicymakingandlobbyingeffortsforthe

 

Columbiacampus;

 

(iii)CoordinatinglobbyingeffortsdealingwiththeUniversityAdministrationontheColumbia campus,theUM­systemasawhole,andtheStateandNationalLegislatures

(iv)AnyotherrelevantactivitiesorissuesmandatedbytheSenateorvoicedbythestudentbody.

 

6.90THERESIDENCEHALLASSOCIATION(RHA)

 

(A)INTERGOVERNMENTALCOMMUNICATION:ToensurecommunicationbetweentheMissouriStudents

 

Association(MSA)andtheResidenceHallAssociation(RHA),thePresidentof RHA,thePresidentof MSA, andtheSpeakerof MSAshallmeetat leasttwiceduringboththefallandwintersemestersto discussplanned referendaby

eithergovernment,positionstatements,policydecisions,inter­organizationalworkings,andthecompositionof internalandexternalcommittees,oranyotherbusiness.Inadditiontothesemeetings,theymaymeetatanytime deemednecessary.By­lawsofeachorganizationshallhavespecificlanguagerequiringtheirofficerstoattend thesemeetings.

(B)REPRESENTATION:

 

(i)TheRHAPresidentshallhaveaseatreservedontheMSASenateCabinet.

 

(ii)MSAandRHAshallalsohavetheabilitytoappointliaisonstoeachrespectivepolicymaking bodiesasdeemedappropriatebytheexecutiveandlegislativeofficersofbothrespectiveorganizations.

(iii)ApermanentliaisonpositionforRHACongressshallbeinplaceforanMSArepresentative assignedbytheSpeakerofMSA.

(a)TheliaisonwillbetaskedwithkeepingMSASenateinformedonimportantresolutions andeventswithinRHA.

(b)ThisliaisonwillalsoserveasadirectcontactforanymembersofRHAwhowishto reachouttoMSAforinformation,co­programming,concerns,orotherbusiness.

6.100–MISSOURISTUDENTVETERANSASSOCIATION

 

(A)PURPOSE:Thepurposeofthiscoalitionistoprovideastructureforthejointlobbyingofgroupsonbehalf ofVeteransIssuesaffectingtheUniversityofMissourianditsstudentsandtoallowformorecommunication betweenMSAandMSVA.

(B)COMMUNICATION:ThedirectorofDSAwillbeentrustedwithresponsibilityofmaintainingthenecessary communicationwithMSVA.

 

 

BylawsoftheMissouriStudentsAssociation

 

 

 

Chapter VII

7.00CHAPTERSEVENDEFINED–Allduties,powers,anddepartmentsoftheauxiliariesshallbeplacedinthis chapterofthebylaws.

 

7.05FUNDING–MSAshallfundauxiliariesentirelyorprovidejointfundingwiththeDepartmentofStudentLifeand

OrganizationResourceGrouptoprovideservicestothestudentbody.

 

7.10ORGANIZATION– MSA/GPCshallhavetheauthoritytodirectprogrammingforallauxiliariesincooperation withtheDepartmentof StudentLife. TheDepartmentof StudentLifeshallsuperviseandassistin thepursuitof achievingprogramminggoalssetforauxiliaries.

 

7.15MSA/GPCLOGO–Allauxiliariesshallberequired,ifreceivingfundingfromtheassociation,tobrandproducts withtheMSA/GPClogousingthefollowingguidelines.

 

(A)TEXTPROCEDURE–Ifaproductistextbased,theMSA/GPCLogoshallbeplacedatthebottomright cornerofallpublicationsandpromotionalmaterial.

(B)AUDIOPROCEDURE–KCOUshallbroadcastatensecondbumperatleastonceadaythatannounces

KCOUasanMSA/GPCAuxiliary.

 

(1)KCOUintheeventofanaudioproductionthatpertainsdirectlytoMSA/GPCshallannouncethe stations’auxiliarystatusunderMSA/GPC.

 

(C)VIDEOPROCEDURE– MUTVshallplacetheMSA/GPClogoonalloriginalcontentorspecialtycontent includingadvertisingin thecreditsor whereappropriateontheadvertisement. TheMSA/GPClogoshallnotbe placedonpaidadvertisingandpublicserviceannouncements.

 

7.20STAFFSUPERVISEDAUXILIARY–Astaffsupervisedauxiliaryshallbeoperatedandoverseenbythe coordinatororadvisorfromtheDepartmentofStudentLife.

 

(A)COORDINATOR/ADVISOR–AcoordinatororadvisorofanauxiliaryshallbehiredbytheDepartmentof

StudentLifeandshallserveastheheadoftheauxiliary.

(B)DUTIES,RESPONSIBILITIES,ANDPOWERS–Acoordinatororadvisorshallreporttohis/herdesignated supervisorwiththeDepartmentofStudentLifeandderiveallinstructionfromhim/her.

 

7.30STUDENTSUPERVISEDAUXILIARY–Astudentsupervisedauxiliaryshallbeoperatedbyageneralmanager whoisastudentattheUniversity. Studentsupervisedauxiliariesshallbeadvised,overseen,andsupervisedby

adesignatedadvisororcoordinatorfromtheDepartmentofStudentLife.

 

(A)GENERALMANAGER–Ageneralmanagerofanauxiliaryshallbehiredinternallybytheauxiliaryamongst itsmembers.

(B)REQUIREMENTS–Ageneralmanagermusthavebeenamemberofthestudentsupervisedauxiliaryforat leastonecompletesemesterbeforebecomingeligibletobehired.

(B)DUTIES,RESPONSIBILITIES,ANDPOWERS–AgeneralmanagershallliaisewiththeSecretaryof

Auxiliariesandderiveallinstructionfromhim/her.

 

7.40MSA/GPCBOXOFFICE–ItshallbethedutyoftheMSA/GPCBoxOfficetoprovideatickingserviceforall MSA/GPCeventsaswellascommunityevents. TheMSA/GPCBoxOfficeshallbeastaffsupervisedauxiliary.

 

7.45MSA/GPCTECH–ItshallbethedutyofMSA/GPCTechtoprovidetechnicalequipmentandproduction supportforMSA/GPCeventsandallotherstudentorganizations. MSA/GPCTechshallbeastaffsupervised auxiliary.

 

7.50CRAFTSTUDIO–ItshallbethedutyoftheCraftStudiotoprovideopportunitiesforstudentstoexplorearts andcraftsinacasualandrecreationalenvironment. TheCraftStudioshallbeastaffsupervisedauxiliary.

 

7.55RSVPCENTER–ThedutyoftheRelationshipandSexualViolencePreventionCentershallbetoprovide studentswithavarietyofeducationalmaterialandresourcestoraisetheoverallawarenessofsexualviolencein anefforttohaltthetrendsofrapeandsexualviolence. TheRSVPCentershallbeastaffsupervisedauxiliary.

 

7.60STUDENTDESIGNCENTER– It shallbethedutyoftheStudentDesignCentertocreateprofessionalgraphic designstobeusedaspromotionalmaterialforMSA/GPC. TheStudentDesignCentershallbea staffsupervised auxiliary.

 

7.65STUDENTLEGALSERVICES–ItshallbethedutyofStudentLegalServicestoprovidefreelegaleducationand consultationtostudents. StudentLegalServicesshallbeastaffsupervisedauxiliary.

 

7.70WEBDEVELOPMENTTEAM–ItshallbethedutyoftheWebDevelopmentTeamtoassistMSAinweb developmentprograms. TheWebDevelopmentTeamshallbeastaffsupervisedauxiliary.

 

7.75KCOU–ItshallbethedutyofKCOU88.1FMtoprovidecollegeradiostationprogrammingaswellasproviding necessarystationoperatingtrainingtothestudentsoftheUniversity. KCOUshallbeastudentsupervised auxiliary.

 

7.80MUTV–ItshallbethedutyofMUTV23toprovidetelevisionprogrammingaswellasnecessarystation operatingtrainingtostudentsoftheUniversity. MUTVshallbeastudentsupervisedauxiliary.

 

7.85STRIPES–ItshallbethedutyofSTRIPEStoprovidestudentswithasafeandconfidentialridehomeduring nightsinwhichSTRIPESisoperating. STRIPESshallbeastudentsupervisedauxiliary.

 

7.90TIGERPANTRY–ItshallbethedutyofTigerPantrytoprovidestudents,faculty,andstaffattheUniversityof Missouriwithhelpacquiringfoodandadditionalservicestohelpfighthunger. TigerPantryshallbeastudent supervisedauxiliary.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Benjamin J. Bolin – Operations Chair

Ben Levin – Senator

Ben Levin – Senator

Dan Paterson – Senator

David Thibeau – Senator

David Teebow – Senator

Haden Gomez – Senator

Kate Hargis – Senator

Austin Wiedner – Senator