Governing Documents

Overview

The Governing Documents consist of the Constitution, the Bylaws, any additional policies established by the bodies of the Association.

The Constitution establishes and enumerates the Association’s and the bodies of the Association’s powers and scope. The Bylaws are primary rules adopted and amended by the Senate. They establish subordinate organizations and officials, lay out procedures and offices described in the Constitution, and assign additional duties to officials of the Association.

In accordance with the Constitution, all bodies of the Association shall have the right to establish additional policies that provide for the mission, composition, and practices of that respective body. These policies must be reviewed and adopted by a simple majority vote of that respective body at the start of each session, and may be amended at any time by a simple majority vote of the body. Each body’s policies shall be archived with the Operations Committee and publicized to the members of the Association.

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