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MINUTES - Friday, April 12, 2002

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
TO THE
STUDENT UNION BOARD OF GOVERNORS CONSTITUTION
April 11, 2002

Reference:       ARTICLE 4.0 – APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

                  Line 4.19 – The three At-Large students representing diverse or special campus interests shall be nominated by a SUBOG selection committee and ratified by the new SUBOG.

Proposed change:

                  Line 4.19 – The two At-Large students representing diverse or special campus interests shall be nominated by a SUBOG selection committee and ratified by the new SUBOG. 

                  Line 4.21 – The Chairperson of the Mosaic Center Committee automatically becomes a Board member upon the ratification of the Mosaic Center Committee Chair Selection process. (14.6).

Reference:       ARTICLE 11.0 – REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

(Proposed changes are in boldface)

                  Line 11.1 – Recommendations of removal of any member of the Board, Program Council, or Mosaic Center Committee can be initiated on the following grounds:

                  Line 11.11 – Failure to perform duties stated in 5/31, Section 9.3, Section 9.5, Section 14.5 of this Constitution.

                  Line 11.12 – No change

                  Line 11.13 – No change

                  Line 11.2 – The following procedures shall be adhered to in removal of student Board members, Program Council officers or coordinators, and officers of the Mosaic Center Committee.

                  Line 11.21 – No change

                  Line 11.22 – No change

                  Line 11.221 – This committee shall be composed of two students and one faculty member from the Board and one Student Center or Student Activities/Leadership Development professional staff member.

                   Line 11.222 – No change

                   Line 11.223 – In the event that charges are brought against a Program Council Officer or Coordinator, the Program Council shall have prerogative of appointing a temporary Officer or Coordinator if it deems necessary.  In the case of the Mosaic Center, the Mosaic Center Committee shall have the prerogative of appointing a temporary Officer if it deems necessary.

                   Lines 11.224 - 11.233 – No  changes

ALL NEWLY WRITTEN:

ARTICLE 14.0:  MOSAIC CENTER COMMITTEE

14.1      Name

            The multicultural concerns body of the SUBOG shall be known as the Mosaic Center Committee.

14.2            Functions

             The Mosaic Center Committee will be responsible for the Mosaic Center, which will be a place where students who wish to interact over multicultural opportunities can meet.  The Mosaic Center Committee’s function shall be to develop resources and programs that reflect the diversity of the campus.  The Mosaic Center Committee will be responsible for the development of an ongoing cultural series that expands the campus’ appreciation of multiculturalism.  A library of resources will also be established.

14.3            Membership

14.31            Membership on the Mosaic Center Committee shall be voluntary and open to the entire student body.

14.32    Each member must be a student in good academic standing as defined by the University.

14.33    A Department of Student Activities/Leadership Development professional staff member, as designated by the Director of Student Activities/Leadership Development, shall serve as advisor to the Mosaic Center Committee.  The Director and professional staff of the Student Activities/Leadership development office shall be ex-officio nonvoting members of the Mosaic Center Committee.

14.4      An Active Member

Will be involved in the workings of the Committee, its planning process, as well as event presentation.  This requires weekly involvement.

14.5            Officers of the Mosaic Center Committee

14.51    The Chairperson of the Mosaic Center Committee will preside over all the Committee meetings and activities and will be responsible to the SUBOG’s Chairperson for reporting on the accomplishments of the Mosaic Center Committee; furthermore, the Chairperson will act as a liaison to other campus organizations for the purpose of promoting diversity through the resource of the Mosaic Center.

14.52    The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep minutes of the weekly meetings, a Committee roster, and will manage the Committee budget as well as present a monthly report for the SUBOG.

14.6            Selection of Mosaic Center Committee Officers

14.61    Each Mosaic Center Committee officer must be a full-time, undergraduate student, who has served as an active member of the Mosaic Center Committee for at least one semester.

14.62            Officers must be in good academic standing as defined by the University.

14.63            Selection will take place in April of each year.

14.64            Candidates must make application for positions no later than two weeks before selection.

14.65            Selection Committee shall be composed of: outgoing Mosaic Center Committee Chairperson, current SUBOG chairperson, current or incoming Program Council president, Mosaic Center Committee advisor, a current member of the Mosaic Center Committee, and two (2) representatives from cultural student organizations.

14.66    If any Selection Committee member is a candidate for Chairperson or Secretary/Treasurer, they shall be excluded from the Committee.

14.67    If the Mosaic Center Committee Chairperson is a candidate, the SUBOG Chairperson will preside over the selection.

14.7            Meetings

14.71    The Mosaic Center Committee shall meet weekly or more frequently as seen by the Chairperson.

14.72    All Mosaic Center Committee meetings shall be conducted according to the rules which the Chairperson deems necessary, whether it be Robert’s Rules of Order – Revised or some other form, when not in conflict with this Constitution and established Mosaic Center Committee operating procedures.

14.8            Vacancies

14.81            Vacancies in Mosaic Center Committee officer positions shall be filled per Section 14.6.

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