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CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

Articles XII - XV

Article XII. Class Cabinets

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To act as a liaison between the SGA, the administration, and the appropriate class.
  2. To organize class activities and fund-raising events.
  3. To promote class and inter-class unity.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

Each class cabinet, the senior class, junior class, sophomore class, first-year class, and Ada Comstock Scholars class, shall consist of at least the following:

  1. The president;
    1. The former first-year class president shall become the acting first-year class president until the election of the new first-year class president.
    2. The Ada Comstock Scholars class may choose to elect co-presidents.
  2. The vice-president;
  3. The secretary;
  4. The treasurer;
  5. The historian;
  6. The social chair.

SECTION 3. ADVISORS

  1. The Director of Campus Center or his or her designee will serve as advisor to both the junior, Ada Comstock Scholars and senior class cabinets.
  2. The Associate Dean of Students or his or her designee will serve as advisor to both first-year and sophomore class cabinets.

SECTION 4. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The Class Cabinets can impeach any of its members in their respective classes by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the Class Cabinets may initiate an impeachment vote for their individual class. Possible grounds for impeachment include but are not limited to suspension, dismissal, permanent separation, negligence, dereliction of duty, and other infractions deemed sufficient by any member of the Class Cabinets.

Article XIII. The Rules Committee

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To read and review all legislation, guidelines, bylaws, and amendments prior to any vote in senate.
  2. To ensure coherency in all documents of governance.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

  1. The chair, who shall be the parliamentarian of the senate;
  2. One to three senators;
  3. One to three cabinet members.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The Rules Committee can impeach any of its members by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the Rules 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 Rules Committee.

Article XIV. The Social Justice and Equity Committee

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To act as advocates of diversity awareness, multicultural competence, and social justice in the undergraduate student body by raising issues and creating spaces for dialogue in order to create a safer, more accepting college community.
  2. To make information about social justice-related events at the college readily available to all students.
  3. To create links between organizations and students in order to develop programming that will foster a greater sense of community.
  4. To facilitate dialogue and understanding between students, faculty, staff, and administration.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

  1. The chair;
  2. The vice-chair;
  3. The secretary;
  4. Additional members elected through diversity and social justice-related organizations on campus;
  5. All other house social justice and equity representatives.

Article XV. Five College Student Coordinating Board (FCSCB)

SECTION 1. PURPOSE

  1. To encourage students to make full use of the opportunities and resources of all campuses.
  2. To improve communication about issues each campus faces and means to address the issues.
  3. To sponsor events to encourage interaction and meet student needs and concerns.
  4. To assist in the advertisement of events and activities at other campuses.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS

  1. There shall be three student representatives from each of the five institutions;
  2. The delegates from Smith shall include the president of the SGA, the chair of the Recreation Council, and an additional appointed student.

SECTION 3. IMPEACHMENT

  1. The Five College Student Coordinating Board can impeach any of its members by a two-thirds majority vote of its members. Any member of the Five College Student Coordinating 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 Five College Student Coordinating Board.

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