2013-2014 Student Handbook

Student Life Policies

Amendment of Student Life Policies

Student Life Policies may be established, deleted, or amended by the approval of a university bill in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the Student Government Association. In addition to the provisions of the Constitution and laws of the Student Government Association, the following shall apply to the process for considering Student Life Policy bills:

1. The Senate may take action on the bill only after adequate notice has been given to the university community by the following means:

a. The speaker shall, within two class days of the introduction of the bill, post a copy of the bill in a visible location outside the offices of the Student Government Association.

b. The speaker shall, within five class days of the introduction of the bill, place a notice in The Daily Cougar announcing the introduction of the bill and other pertinent information concerning the bill and its consideration by the Senate.

c. The speaker shall, within two class days of the introduction of the bill, provide the Faculty Senate and the Staff Council with copies of the bill. The Faculty Senate and Staff Council, or their designated committees, shall have a period of no less than 20 class days from the time of the bill's introduction to provide the Student Senate with its recommendations regarding the bill.

2. If approved by the Student Government Association, the bill shall be sent to the President for approval via the Dean of Students and the Vice President for Student Affairs, with copies sent to the Chairs of the Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Campus Life Committee.

ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF BOTH PUBLIC LAW AND STUDENT LIFE POLICY: UNIVERSITY ACTION TO BE TAKEN

In all cases involving public law, statutes, ordinances, student life policies, or university regulations, university action may be taken.