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CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

Articles VI - XI

Article VI. House Presidents' Association

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To act as an avenue of communication between the administration and the houses on matters of residence at Smith College.
    1. To consider problems and questions regarding residential affairs raised by both the students and the administration.
    2. To recommend measures for consideration and action to the appropriate college or SGA committee.
  2. To discuss concerns relating to the functioning of the houses in order to improve guidance for house governance.
  3. To act as an avenue of communication between the SGA and the houses.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

The House Presidents' Association shall consist of:

  1. The chair, chosen from among the house presidents;
  2. The vice chair, chosen from among the house presidents;
  3. All other house presidents.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The House Presidents' Association can impeach any of its members by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the HPA may initiate an impeachment vote. Possible grounds for impeachment are suspension, dismissal, permanent separation, negligence, dereliction of duty, and other infractions deemed sufficient by any member of the HPA. Additionally, all House Presidents are held accountable to the impeachment clause as outlined in their individual House Constitutions.

Article VII. Curriculum Committee

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To act as a direct link between students and the administration in regards to questions of academic policy and concerns.
  2. To keep the senate and campus at large informed of curriculum concerns and changes.
  3. To hold forums for the discussion of questions of academic policy.
  4. To maintain online course critiques to help students in the selection of courses.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

The Curriculum Committee shall consist of:

  1. The chair;
  2. The vice-chair;
  3. The secretary;
  4. The Ada Comstock Scholars vice-president or an appointee from the Ada Comstock Scholars' class cabinet;
  5. One to three senators, elected by the senate;
  6. The head of student academic advisers;
  7. 4 appointed members selected from the student body at large One graduate student may sit on the committee.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The Curriculum Committee can impeach any of its members by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the Curriculum Committee may initiate an impeachment vote. Possible grounds for impeachment are suspension, dismissal, permanent separation, negligence, dereliction of duty, and other infractions deemed sufficient by any member of the Curriculum Committee

Article VIII. Committee on Elections and Appointments

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To supervise all-college and class elections.
  2. To supervise the balloting on all-college referendums.
  3. To provide guidance for senator elections
  4. To appoint students to standing, ad hoc, and newly formed college or SGA committees.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

The Committee on Elections and Appointments shall consist of:

  1. The chair;
  2. The vice-chair;
  3. The secretary;
  4. Two to three additional members.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The Committee on Elections and Appointments can impeach any of its members by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the Committee on Elections and Appointments may initiate an impeachment vote. Possible grounds for impeachment are suspension, dismissal, permanent separation, negligence, dereliction of duty, and other infractions deemed sufficient by any member of the Committee on Elections and Appointments.

Article IX. Organization Resources Committee

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To serve as a primary resource for student organizations.
  2. To assist potential organizations in their chartering process.
  3. To evaluate the allocation of the student activities fee (SAF) that is designated for student organizations.
  4. To advise organizations on financial matters.
  5. To provide liaisons for every chartered student organization.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

The Organization Resources Committee shall consist of:

  1. The chair;
  2. The vice-chair of chartering;
  3. Five members-at-large;
  4. One member from the SGA Cabinet.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. A member may be removed from ORC by a two-thirds majority vote following a hearing.
  2. Valid reasons for removal include, but are not limited to, poor attendance at meetings as determined by the Chair, violation of the ORC guidelines, showing favoritism to particular organizations applying for funds, suspension, dismissal, permanent separation, negligence, dereliction of duty, and other infractions deemed sufficient by any member of ORC.
  3. The member elected from the SGA Cabinet may not be impeached from their cabinet positions, but may be asked to step down from the committee in the event that violations do occur. In this event, a replacement from the senate shall be elected.

Article X. Academic Honor Board

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To preserve the academic integrity of all students.
  2. To provide a safe and confidential environment where students may discuss possible infractions of the honor code.
  3. To uphold the academic standards and intellectual integrity of the college.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

The Academic Honor Board shall consist of:

  1. The chair;
  2. The secretary;
  3. One representative from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, and from the Ada Comstock Scholars class;
  4. Three members of the faculty;
  5. The dean of the college;
  6. The dean of the class of the student called before the board shall serve as a non-voting member.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The Academic Honor Board can impeach any of its members by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the Academic Honor Board may initiate an impeachment vote. Possible grounds for impeachment are suspension, dismissal, permanent separation, negligence, dereliction of duty, and other infractions deemed sufficient by any member of the Academic Honor Board.

Article XI. College Judicial Board

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To provide a non-biased panel of peers to adjudicate non-academic violations of the Smith College Code of Conduct and other college policies.
  2. To sanction said violations in an educational and/or punitive manner.

SECTION 2. PURPOSE

The College Judicial Board shall consist of:

  1. The chair;
  2. The vice-chair;
  3. Generally 14 additional members.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The College Judicial Board can impeach any of its members by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the College Judicial Board may initiate an impeachment vote. Possible grounds for impeachment are suspension, dismissal, permanent separation, negligence, dereliction of duty, and other infractions deemed sufficient by any member of the College Judicial Board.

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