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TITLE I. Definitions, Interpretations, and Construction of and Compliance with the Laws.

Chapter 100. System of Student Government Association Code-of-Laws, to be observed
in the official codification of said laws as established by law:
A. There shall be titles, each dealing with related and similar topics, and each composed
of numerically designated chapters, as follows:
Title I (100-199) Definitions, Interpretations, and Construction of and
Compliance with the Laws.
Title II (200-299) Executive Branch
Title III (300-399) Legislative Branch
Title IV (400-499) Judicial Branch
Title V (500-599) Election Laws
Title VI (600-699) Ethics
Title VII (700-799) Allocation Rules
Title VIII (800-899) Administration
B. Each chapter may be subdivided by means of a decimal arrangement. For instance,
Chapter 99 may be divided into sections as 99.l, 99.2, 99.3 etc. and each section may in turn
be subdivided by means of further decimal places so that as many subsections are
obtained as necessary.

 
     
 

TITLE II. Executive Branch

Chapter 200. Duties of the President
200.1 In addition to his or her duties outlined in the Student Government Association
Constitution, the President shall also have the following duties:
200.1.1 To direct and supervise all SGA activities.
200.1.2 To be official spokesman for the SGA.
200.1.3 To hire and appoint, as well as dismiss, all personnel in the SGA whose
appointment or election is not provided for by the Constitution, with the approval of the
Executive Council.
200.1.4 To supervise the maintenance of accurate, up-to-date records of SGA events,
monies, and inventory.
200.1.5 To approve all requisitions, direct pay forms, and payments from the SGA funds.
200.1.6 To sign all contracts binding on SGA.
200.1.7 To accept the resignation of any SGA officer except a Senator or a member of
the Supreme Court.
200.1.8 To attend all regular meetings of the Senate so as to be informed as to the
legislation passed. Non-compliance shall result in withholding one-half month’s
stipend for each meeting missed.
200.1.9 No leave of absence shall be granted without two-thirds approval of the Senate. In the
event of said leave of absence, the officer will not receive payment during the period of the
absence.
200.1.10 To set, post, and keep office hours.

Chapter 201. Duties of the Vice President
201.1 In addition to his or her duties outlined in the Student Government Association
Constitution, the Vice President shall also have the following duties:
201.1.1 To coordinate all SGA elections.
201.1.2 To organize and direct the maintenance of accurate records of SGA events.
201.1.3 To accept the resignation of any Senator.
201.1.4 To attend all regular meetings of the Senate so as to be informed as to the
legislation passed. Non-compliance will result in withholding of one half month’s
stipend for each meeting missed.
201.1.5 No leave of absence shall be granted without two-thirds approval of the Senate. In
the event of said leave of absence, the officer will not receive payment during the period of
absence.
201.1.6 To set, post, and keep office hours.
201.1.7 To appoint the Senate Clerk. (Description of duties of Senate Clerk may be
found under Senate Staff, ch.309 of Title III - Legislative Branch of the SGA Code-of-
Laws.)
201.1.8 To preside over all meetings of the student Senate. He or she shall vote only in
case of a tie, and may not vote during a disciplinary trail.
201.1.9 To execute the duties and powers of the President of the student body at his or
her request.
201.1.10 To have the power to fill, by appointment, all vacant seats occurring in the
committee structure. The Vice President may appoint all new committee chairs at the
beginning of each semester. He or she may dismiss committee chairs and co-chairs from
their positions with a two-thirds approval of Senators at that meeting. He or she shall
serve as an ex-officio member of all such committees.
201.1.11 To serve as editor of The Lowdown.
201.1.12 To coordinate all SGA banquets, Senate retreats, and conferences such as, but
not limited to, awards banquets and inductions.

Chapter 202. Duties of the Treasurer
202.1 In addition to his or her duties outlined in the Student Government Association
Constitution, the Treasurer shall also have the following duties:
202.1.1 To keep an up-to-date journal of account balances and file all requisitions and
direct pay forms with their supporting documents. These may be examined by any
student.
202.1.2 To audit all accounts of SGA each semester.
202.1.3 To send each funded organization a balance statement each semester.
202.1.4 To report all accounts balances to the Senate each semester and when requested
by the Senate.
202.1.5 To pay all bills as promptly as possible.
202.1.6 The Treasurer cannot be a business manager of an SGA funded activity or
organization.
202.1.7 To attend all regular meetings of the Senate so as to be informed as to the
legislation passed. Non-compliance shall result in withholding of one half month’s
stipend for each meeting missed.
202.1.8 No leave of absence shall be granted without two-thirds approval of the Senate.
In the event of said leave of absence, the officer will not receive payment during the
period of absence.
202.1.9 To set, post, and keep office hours.
202.1.10 To nominate candidates for the position of Chair of the Appropriations
Committee.
202.1.11 To attend all meetings of the Appropriations Committee.

Chapter 203. Comptroller
203.1 A Comptroller may be appointed by the Executive Council subject to a two-thirds
approval of senators at a regular Senate session. He or she may be dismissed by the
Executive Council for improper conduct or failure to perform his or her duties. Specific
reasons for dismissal shall be made available by the Executive Council upon request of
a majority of the Senate at a regular Senate session.
203.2 The Comptroller shall assist the Treasurer in supervising expenditures and shall
carry out any tasks designated to him or her by the Executive Council.

Chapter 204. Duties of the Attorney General
204.1 In addition to his or her duties outlined in the Student Government Constitution,
the Attorney General shall also have the following duties:
204.1.1 To attend all regular meetings of the Senate so as to be informed as to the
legislation passed. Non-compliance shall result in withholding of one half month’s
stipend for each meeting missed.
204.1.2 No leave of absence shall be granted without two-thirds approval of the Senate.
In the event of said leave of absence, the officer will not receive payment during the
period of absence.
204.1.3 To set, post, and keep office hours.
204.1.4 To work in conjunction with the Chief Justice and President on student traffic
ticket appeals in accordance with Chapter 402.
204.1.5 The Attorney General shall oversee and maintain the Student Government
Association's connection with the STARS committee and the Higher Education Program.

Chapter 205. Executive Cabinet
205.1 There may be three Executive Directors who shall each be responsible for a
particular division of the SGA. Each Executive Director shall be responsible for a general
function of the SGA and in this capacity shall coordinate and supervise the committees
under his or her division. The directors shall be collectively known as The Cabinet and
shall report to the Executive Council upon request or as necessary.
205.2 The Executive Directors shall be appointed by the Executive Council subject to a two thirds
approval of the Senate. Directors may be dismissed by the Executive Council for
improper conduct or failure to perform their duties. Specific reasons for dismissal shall be
made available by the Executive Council upon request of a majority of the Senate.

Chapter 206. Executive Committees
206.1 Committee Chairs shall be appointed and dismissed as stated in Article VI,
Section 3.2.3 of the SGA Constitution.
206.2 Committee Chairs, or their designees, shall report to the Senate on the committee’s

activities as necessary or when requested by the President of the Senate. Committee
Chairs shall be required to report to their Executive Director upon request or as the chair
feels necessary.
206.3 Committee membership is open to all students and shall be maintained as in
Article VI, Section 3.2.3 of the SGA Constitution.

Chapter 207. Designation of Divisions and their Committees
STUDENT INTERESTS DIVISION
Interpresidents Council
Social Development Committee
Athletic Development Committee
Multicultural Affairs Committee
STUDENT SERVICES DIVISION
Non-traditional Students Committee
University Safety/Improvements Committe
INTERNAL AFFAIRS/SUPPORT DIVISION
Elections Committee
Recruitment Committee
Public Relations and Advertising Committee
Web Communications Committee

 
     
 

TITLE III. Legislative Branch

Chapter 300. Parliamentary Authority
300.1 Roberts Rules of Order (Revised Edition) shall be the Parliamentary authority for
the conduct of the Senate except when in conflict with the Constitution and Student
Government Association Code-of-Laws.

Chapter 301. Coding System for Bills and Resolutions
301.1 All Bills and Resolutions introduced into the Senate must be numbered by date
and sequence of introduction.

Chapter 302. Procedure for Passing a Bill or Resolution in the Senate
302.1 For a Bill or Resolution to be introduced in the Senate, it must first meet the
following conditions:
302.1.1 For the purpose of uniformity, all bills or resolutions shall be typed or printed
with the title, bill or resolution number, and name(s) of the Senator(s) sponsoring the bill
or resolution, preceding the first section.
302.1.2 A bill can only be introduced to the Senate by a Senator and it must be read by the
Chair at the meeting it was first introduced.
302.1.3 All bills may be either submitted to the Senate in accordance with 302.2.1 or to
the Legal Affairs Committee Head in accordance with 302.2.
302.2 If the bill is submitted to the Legal Affairs Committee Chair he or she has at most
two SGA meetings to bring the document before the Senate in accordance to 302.3. If the
bill dies within the Legal Affairs Committee it can be resubmitted to the Senate where it
will be subject to 302.2.1.
302.2.1 The bill may be presented to the Senate floor by a Senator where discussion will
take place and initial editing can occur. A majority vote is required to approve any
changes or additions. The bill must be passed by a majority vote to remain alive in the
Senate, at which point it is submitted to the Legal Affairs Committee for editing and
review. The Legal Affairs Committee must present the newly revised bill at the next
Senate meeting, where it will be subject to 302.3.
302.3 After the floor is opened for discussion the bill is read aloud by the Chair prior to
discussion and editing by the Senators.
302.3.1 If the Legal Affairs Committee finds the changes approved by the Senators in the

Chapter 303. Attendance Rules for Senators
303.1 Senators having more than two absences, unless otherwise excused by the Rules
Committee, in one semester shall be expelled.
303.1.1 Senators who are absent from an SGA meeting must submit a written excuse to
the Rules Committee by the beginning of the following meeting, or be subject to an
unexcused absence. The Rules Committee will advise the senator in violation of the
decision in writing by the next senate meeting, and keep a continuous record of all
material pertinent to their duties. This record will be maintained in the SGA office. All
correspondence may be exchanged via the senate mail boxes in the SGA office.
previous SGA meeting to be in violation of either the Constitution or the Code of Laws,
the legal Affairs Committee Chair will explain the violations and, if possible, how to
correct them. The Legal Affairs committee will not change any of the previous Senate
approved additions or changes.
302.3.2 Any changes and or additions by Senators must be approved by a
2/3 vote in the SGA meeting (according to the flow chart 302.3.2)
302.3.3 If there are no changes or additions to the document, the bill will then be
presented at the next SGA meeting in accordance to 302.4.
302.3.4 If editing changes are approved, the bill will go to the Legal Affairs Committee
where the corrections approved by the Senate will be implemented and checked for
violations of the SGA Constitution and Code of Laws. If violations occur due to the
changes in the bill it is subject to 302.3.5. If none are found it is subject to 302.4.
302.3.5 If after the Legal Affairs Committee implements the Senate approved changes,
and the bill is found to be in violation of either the Constitution or Code of Laws, the last
bill presented to SGA by the Legal Affairs Committee will be presented at the next SGA
meeting in accordance to 302.4.
302.4 After the floor is opened for discussion the bill is read aloud by the Chair prior to
discussion and editing by the Senators.
302.4.1 If the Legal Affairs Committee has found the changes approved by the Senate in
the previous SGA meeting to be in violation of the Constitution or the Code of Laws, the
Legal Affairs committee Chair must explain to the Senate which sections of the
Constitution or Code of Laws were broken before discussion of the bill can be had by the
Senate.
302.4.2 Any changes or additions to the bill by Senators must be approved by a 2/3 vote
in the SGA meeting, where the bill will become subject to 302.3.4.
302.4.3 The Senate may table the bill where it will be presented at the next SGA meeting
in accordance with 302.4.
302.4.4 If no changes or additions are needed, the Senate may vote on the bill. The bill
requires a 2/3 vote to pass.
302.5 Appropriation requests from SGA committees must be submitted to an SGA
official seven business days prior to the meeting in which the request will be considered.
Appropriation requests from SGA committees do not go through the Appropriation
Committee. Requests must be put on display so Senators can review the requests.
302.5.1 All requests for funds from student organizations not included in the semester
budget must be referred to the Appropriations Committee and must be reported out of
that committee before a Senate vote is taken. Only with a 2/3 vote of senators present at
that meeting may this procedure be dispensed.
302.5.2 The Appropriations Committee does not have to follow 302.1.2 through 302.4.4.
The committee may refer their bills to the Legal Affairs Committee, where they will
review the bills for violations of either the Constitutions or the Code of Laws. If
violations are found during the review, recommendations will be submitted to the
Appropriations Committee.
302.6 All bills and resolutions meeting the requirements of the Title III, Chapter 302.1.1
that are presented to the Chair prior to that meeting constitute the agenda of business
before the Senate and require no formal introduction from the floor, but will be
automatically considered by chronological order as determined by the Chair.
302.7 Resolutions meeting the requirements of 302.6 may be voted upon by a majority of
the Senate in the meeting they are introduced.
303.1.2 Two unexcused absences in one semester will result in the removal of the
senator in violation from his or her seat in the senate, or suspension of his or her stipend
for that semester. It is the responsibility of the Rules Committee to levy the penalty.
303.1.3 A written appeal of any absence ruling may be rendered to the Chief Justice
within three days of the ruling. The Chief Justice will consider the appeal at an informal
hearing between the vice president, senate pro-tem, and Rules Committee chair. The
appeal will be (1) dismissed and the decision of the Rules Committee allowed to stand;
(2) reduced from expulsion to loss of stipend; or (3) overturned and the senator
reinstated with full benefits. A written decision on any appeal will be provided to the
senator violator by the beginning of the next senate meeting.
303.2 Senators must not miss more than two roll calls during a meeting or they shall be
counted absent.
303.2.2 Failure to attend a budget meeting will count as two absences unless otherwise
excused by the Rules Committee.
303.2.3 The budget packet (consisting of the agenda and allocation requests) must be
picked up no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the budget meeting. Any senator
failing to do so will be unable to vote in the budget meeting.
303.3 Expelled senators will be notified of their removal within seven (7) days following
the submission of their appeal to the Rules Committee.
303.4 Each senator may take one semester’s leave of absence in the summer. The
President of the Senate must be informed in writing of this action. The deadline for
requesting leave is the second meeting of the semester.
303.5 Senators must be enrolled at least two (2) semesters out of three (3) in an academic
year.
303.6 Each senator will be actively involved in at least one committee.
303.7 Senators will post and keep one office hour in the SGA office or their college unless
stipulated otherwise by the President Pro-Tem.
303.8 Senators who fail to perform their duties as stipulated in Chapter 303.6 and 303.7
may be removed from office with a 4/5 vote of the Senators present at that meeting.

Chapter 304. Senate Committees
304.1 The Student Senate shall have seven standing committees and any other ad hoc
committees the President of the Senate may establish. The standing committees shall be
known as the Rules Committee, the Legal Affairs Committee, the Appropriations
Committee, Judicial Affairs Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, the Student
Affairs Committee, and the Senate Involvement Committee..
304.2 The Student Senate shall have the power to create any other committees it may so
desire through the passage of a simple law.
304.3 The President Pro-Tem of the Senate shall direct and coordinate all Senate
committees.
304.4 Chairs for the Senate Committees will be nominated at the first Senate meeting
and elected to that position by a majority vote of the Senators present at the second
Senate meeting in the Fall semester. In the Summer semester the Senate President Pro-
Tem will appoint temporary chairs to the Senate Committees. The summer Senate
Committee Chairs and their respective Committee members shall serve until the
election of the new Senate Committee Chairs in the Fall Semester. In the event that the
standing Committee Chair's position becomes vacant during the previously elected
Chair's term, the Senate will elect a replacement Chair at the following Senate meeting.
The Senate Rules Committee must have five members to operate in its duties. In the
occurrence that there are not available replacement members to make up the Committee,
the Senate shall take on the duties of the Committee.
304.5 The President Pro-Tem of the Senate may dismiss a Senate Committee Chair with
a two-thirds approval of the Senators present at that meeting.
304.6 The senate committee chair will appoint members from a voluntary list of
senators to the respective committee with approval from the senate President Pro-Tem.
304.7 The Committee Chair shall establish a meeting time of the committee, notify each
member 48 hours in advance of meeting time, serve as the presiding officer of the
committee and maintain a journal of attendance for the committee.
304.8 Any senator of the committee, including the Chair, having more than three
unexcused absences in one semester or more than five absences in one term shall be
expelled.
304.9 A senator may not hold more than one committee chair at any given time.
304.10 The President Pro-Tem will coordinate and supervise the office hours of all
senators and their membership in committees.
304.11 The President Pro-Tem will keep one office hour in the SGA office.

Chapter 305. Rules Committee
305.1 The Rules Committee of the Senate shall be responsible for enforcing Senate rules
and regulations concerning senator’s attendance and committee requirements.
305.2 If senators wish to have absences excused, they will report to the Rules Committee
within seven (7) days. Automatically excused absences will include illness (verified by
a Doctor’s excuse) and deaths in the family.
305.3 All other absences will be reviewed by the Rules Committee, upon request, for
consideration.
305.4 Decisions of the Rules Committee can be appealed to the Chief Justice.

Chapter 306. Appropriations Committee
306.1 The Appropriations Committee of the Senate shall be responsible for receiving
and voting on requests of appropriation funds from recognized university student
organizations.
306.2 The Appropriations Committee must approve any appropriations request
referred to it by a majority vote and prepare the bill or resolution in accordance with
Chapter 302.1.1 before introducing it to the Senate.
306.3 The Appropriations Committee shall consist of five senators: one chair and four
members.
306.4 The Appropriations Committee Chair will establish a meeting time of the
appropriations committee, serve as the presiding officer of the Appropriations
Committee, prepare all appropriation bills in accordance with Chapter 302.1.1, and
maintain a journal of attendance for all Appropriations Committee members.
306.7 The Appropriations Committee Chair will be elected by majority vote of the
Senate from the candidates nominated by the Treasurer.

Chapter 307. Senate Legal Affairs Committee
307.1 The Legal Affairs Committee shall have the sole responsibility for drafting additions
or changes to the Student Government Association Constitution or the Code-of-Laws. Any
senator may submit a bill or resolution to the Legal Affairs Committee and the committee
must draft that bill or resolution in the correct format, according to Title III, Chapter 302.1,
before it is advanced out of the committee. The committee must report any bill or resolution
out of committee with a majority vote, otherwise the bill or resolution will die in committee.
A senator may also submit their bill or resolution to the Senate in accordance with Title III,
Chapter 302.
307.2 The Legal Affairs Committee will be made up of five (5) senators: one chair and four
members.
307.3 The Legal Affairs Committee Chair shall establish a meeting time of the committee,
notify each member 48 hours in advance of meeting time, serve as the presiding officer of
the committee and maintain a journal of attendance for the committee.
307.4 Any senator of the Legal Affairs Committee, including the Chair, having more than
three unexcused absences in one semester or more than five absences in one term shall be
expelled.
307.6 The Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee is responsible for recording all additions
or changes to the SGA Constitution or Code-of-Laws on the master copy of the SGA
Constitution and Code-of-Laws and reproducing the new SGA Constitution and Code of-
Laws for the Senate.

Chapter 308. Governmental  Affairs Committee
308.1 The Governmental Affairs Committee shall have the sole responsibility of helping with
Higher Education Day planning and will participate in STARS Partnership events.
308.2 The Governmental  Affairs Committee will be under the direct supervision of the Attorney
 General.
308.2.1 The Committee will be comprised of four (4) members; a committee chair and three
Senators.

Chapter 309.  Homecoming Committee
309.1 The Homecoming Committee shall have the sole responsibility of the planning,
Programming, and execution of homecoming.
309.2 The Homecoming Committee Chair  shall be elected in the summer term and will be
Compensated for the Summer and Fall semesters.
309.2.1 The Homecoming Committee Chair will have the duty to hire the Social Development
Committee chair with the approval of the Vice President. The Homecoming Committee Chair will
Have direct control over the social development committee and will utilize this committee in planning
The Homecoming events.
309.2.2 The social development committee chair shall serve compensation for the summer and fall semesters.
309.3 The homecoming committee shall be composed of five senators(one chair, and four other senators) and the social development committee.

Chapter 310. Student Affairs Committee
310.1 The Student Affairs Committee shall have the sole responsibility to be familiar
with the needs of students, to occasionally hold hearings on student needs, and offer suggestions to the university administration or the vice president of student  affairs when requested or required.
and to offer suggestions to the administration or the Vice President of Student Affairs
when requested or required.
310.2 The Student Affairs Committee will plan Spirit Day and Coordinate the Mr. and Miss Jaguar elections .

Chapter 311. Senate Involvement Committee
311.1 The Senate Involvement Committee will have the sole responsibility for
determining whether or not a senator receives his or her stipend.
311.2 The Senate Involvement Committee will be made up of one representing senator
from each college.
311.2.1 The President Pro Tem will head the Senate Involvement Committee.
311.2.2 Each college is responsible for selecting one senator from said college to
represent that college in the committee.
311.2.3 Each college will be responsible for selecting its representative by the fourth
business meeting.
311.3 The Senate Involvement Committee will grade each senator on office hours,
general involvement, and project involvement.
311.3.1 Office hours are defined by how many office hours a senator completes in a given
semester.
311.3.2 General Involvement is defined as follows: membership in SGA committees,
participation in SGA sponsored or co-sponsored events, and representing SGA in other
campus activities, including but not limited to Get Acquainted Day, blood drives,
JagFest, Convocation, and any other activities or projects approved by the Senate Pro-
Tem.
311.3.3 Project Involvement as defined by Title VIII, Chapter 801.
311.4 The Senate Involvement Committee can penalize a senator's stipend with a threefourths
vote of the committee.
311.4.1 Each member of the committee holds one vote.
311.4.2 The President Pro-Tem holds one vote which can only be cast to break a tie.
311.5 The Senate can override a decision of the committees with a two-thirds majority.

Chapter 312. Senate Staff
312.1 The Senate Staff shall consist of the following:
Student at Large
Senate Clerk
312.2 The Student-at-Large is required to give a report at each meeting about campus
activities of interest and meetings that have been attended on behalf of the Student
Government Association. Failure to do so would result in a loss of stipends.
312.2.1 A Student-at-Large having more than three unexcused absences in one semester
shall be expelled. He or she will be notified of his or her removal within three days following
the third absence.
312.2.2 The Student-At-Large shall serve as the chair for the Interpresidents Council and
is responsible for holding at least two Interpresidents Council meetings a semester.
312.3 The Senate Clerk of the Student Government Association shall be appointed by the
Vice President for a period of one academic year consisting of Summer, Fall, and Spring
Semesters. The Senate Clerk shall have the following duties:
312.3.1 To take the roll and accurately record the minutes at all Student Government
Association meetings.
312.3.2 To type and submit the minutes for approval at the next SGA meeting.
312.3.3 To accurately record the results for all roll call votes.
312.3.4 To count all secret ballot votes.

Chapter 313. President Pro-Tem
313.1 The Student Senate shall have the power to elect, by a majority from within its
membership, a President Pro-Tem at the second regular Senate meeting summer
semester. The President Pro-Tem shall serve for the remainder of his or her term of office
as a Senator. The President Pro-Tem shall serve as the presiding officer of the Student
Senate in the absence of the Vice President.
313.2 The President Pro-Tem will serve on the Disciplinary Council.
313.3 The President Pro-Tem will head the Senate Involvement Committee.
313.4 The President Pro-Tem will stipulate the location(s) for senate office hours and the
location of the sign-in sheet.
313.5 The President Pro-Tem of the Senate shall direct and coordinate all Senate committees.
313.6 In the Summer semester the President Pro-Tem will appoint temporary chairs to
the Senate Committees.
313.7 The President Pro-Tem of the Senate may dismiss a Senate Committee Chair with
a two-thirds approval of the Senators present at that meeting.
313.8 The Senate Committee Chair will appoint members from a voluntary list of
senators to the respective committee with approval from the senate President Pro-Tem.
313.9 The President Pro-Tem will coordinate and supervise the office hours of all
Senators and their membership in committees.
313.10 The President Pro-Tem will keep one office hour per week in the SGA office.
313.11 The President Pro-Tem must approve all colleges' projects proposed for the
Senate Involvement Committee.

Chapter 314. Quorum Requirements
314.1 The quorum for Student Senate meetings in Article VII, Section 1.3 is based on the
total number of Senators minus those Senators who are on a leave of absence.

 
     
 

TITLE IV. Judicial Branch

Chapter 400. Powers and Duties of the Supreme Court
400.1 A quorum of five members will be required for the Supreme Court to conduct a
hearing or to issue an official decision.
400.2 Whenever a member of the court disqualifies him/herself from hearing a
particular case (or group of cases) or is on a leave of absence the SGA President must
replace him or her by appointing, with two-thirds approval of the Senate, an ad hoc justice.
The ad hoc justice will only have jurisdiction in the case(s) which he or she has been
appointed to hear. Once the Supreme Court has announced its decision(s) in the case(s)
which he or she was appointed to hear, the ad hoc justice must resign from the court.
400.3 The Supreme Court shall meet at least once a month. The Chief Justice must notify
each Associate Justice at least 96 hours in advance of the time a case is to be heard. The
Chief Justice and all members of the Supreme Court shall be required to attend court
meetings and case hearings. Any member of the Supreme Court being absent from two
(2) case hearings or meetings, or any combination of the two within one term of office, is
dismissed from the Court. Absences may be excused, for valid reasons, by a two-thirds
vote of Associate Justices at a meeting of the Court. Meetings of the Supreme Court shall
be subject to the stipulations of Title IV, Chapter 400.1. The Chief Justice shall be
responsible for maintaining the attendance records of the court.
Chapter 401. Duties of the Chief Justice
401.1 In addition to his or her duties outlined in the Student Government Association
Constitution, the Chief Justice shall also have the following duties:
401.1.1 To supervise the activities of all judicial courts in regard to their constitutional
duties.
401.1.2 To supervise the maintenance of the permanent Journal of Laws.
401.1.3 To accept the resignation and requests for leave of absence of any members of the
Supreme Court.
401.1.4 To see that reasons are given for all decisions made by the Supreme Court.
401.1.5 To keep up-to-date copies of the Student Government Association Constitution
and the SGA Code-Of-Laws.
401.1.6 To attend all regular meetings of the Senate so as to be informed of the legislation
passed. Non-compliance shall result in withholding of one-half of one month’s stipend
for each meeting missed.
401.1.7 No leave of absence shall be granted without two-thirds approval of the Senate.
In the event of said leave of absence, the Chief Justice will not receive payment during the
period of absence.
401.1.8 To set, post, and keep office hours.
401.1.9 To work in conjunction with the Attorney General and President on student
traffic ticket appeals in accordance with Chapter 402.
Chapter 402. Student Traffic Ticket Appeals
402.1 Any student who receives a traffic and or parking ticket who believes there are reasons
to appeal the ticket may file a written appeal on-line at www.southal.edu/parkingservices
within 10 business days..
402.2 All appeals will first be ruled upon by the Chief Justice or Attorney General.
402.3 If for any reason the Chief Justice and Attorney General are unable to agree on a
decision the UDC Officer will have the tie breaking vote.
402.4 If a student does not agree with the first appeal decision he or she may appeal a
second time to the UDC Officer. Contact the Vice President for Student Affairs to make
an appointment, 460-6171.

 
     
 

TITLE V. Election Laws

Chapter 500. Election Rules Committee
500.1 The Election Rules Committee shall be composed of not less than five members
who are to be appointed by the President of the Senate.
500.2 The Committee shall have the power to appoint students who are not seeking an
office in the election to help them run the election (e.g. setting up polls, getting poll
workers, counting votes, etc.) and enforcing the election law. Any decisions of the
Election Rules Committee may be appealed to the Supreme Court.
500.3 After the Supreme Court decides the date for an election, the Elections Committee
will set the deadline for candidates’ applications. All candidates for office must meet all
qualifications (as stated in Article X, Section 2 of the Constitution) by 5:00 p.m. on the
deadline date for applications. The Committee shall be charged with establishing
procedures for validating the qualifications of a candidate. They are furthermore
empowered to set the date when campaigning (defined as any written or printed
material) may begin; running the election (e.g. setting up polls, getting poll workers,
counting votes, etc.) and enforcing the elections law.
500.3.1 A mandatory candidate meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. on the same day that
applications are due. Failure to attend this meeting will result in immediate disqualification.
A candidate may, however, send a representative to the meeting in the event that he or
she cannot attend.
500.3.2 Candidates seeking the office of President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the
Student Government Association will participate in a mandatory Candidates' Forum to
be held prior to the general election to present their platform. This forum will be open to
the public. If a candidate is unopposed, the candidate must still participate in the forum
and be available to answer questions. The date and time of the forum will be decided by
the Supreme Court and the Election Rules Committee. The date of forum will be
announced on the same day as the dates for the general election. Failure to participate in
this forum will result in immediate disqualification from the election. Candidates who
are disqualified from the election due to absence from the Candidates' Forum may
appeal to the Supreme Court for reinstatement of their candidacy.
500.4 With regards to enforcing the Election Laws, the Committee will:
A. Assess campaign violations
B. Keep specific written records of all violations. This should include:
1. Who committed the violation
2. What the violation was
3. Where the violation occurred
4. Who assessed the violation
5. Date of violation
6. Penalty imposed for the violation
C. The Elections Committee shall assess campaign violations. When a poster or other
campaigning material is found in an illegal place, the committee member shall remove
that poster in the presence of any student, sign the back of the poster, and give the date,
time and place of the violation; as well as request the witnessing student to initial and
give student number for proof of witness. No person may be fined more than once for
each violation (e.g. if he or she has one poster in an illegal place, he or she cannot be fined
4 times for that poster. He or she can, however, be fined 4 times for 4 illegal posters).
D. Notify the candidate in writing for the specific violations which he or she committed
and the amount of fines which he or she must pay. He or she should be informed that he
or she has the options of paying his or her fines to the SGA secretary to be placed in the
Contingency Account, or appealing the fines to the Election Rules Committee.
E. If the Election Rules Committee upholds the fines, the decision may be appealed to the
Supreme Court.
F. Every effort must be made to verbally notify the candidate of disqualification within
forty-eight (48) hours of the time of disqualification. Written notification of violations must
be mailed within three (3) business days. This applies to any person who is not a member
of SGA.
500.5 No member of the Election Rules Committee, including the President of the
Senate may be involved in any committee work for or during any election which he or
she is running for office.
500.6 All S.G.A. election and registration deadlines for candidates shall be publicized at
least one month in advance of the date they are to be held.
500.7 The Election Rules Committee shall expand the rules regarding campaign
publicity in Chapter 502 as is necessary with approval of the Executive Council. It is the
responsibility of the Election Rules Committee to make available to all candidates at the
time of the candidate registration deadline a copy of the expanded rules.
500.8 An Electronic polling system for student body elections shall be included as a way
of polling the student body at the discretion of the current Election Committee.

Chapter 501. Homecoming Elections
501.1. The date set for the Homecoming election must be a minimum of four days before
the Homecoming game.
501.2 All candidates for homecoming king and queen must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA
at the time of the application deadline.
501.3 The terms "king" and "queen" are gender specific.
501.4 The nominating or sponsoring organization shall be responsible for any fines, and
failure to pay said fines shall be reported to the Office of Campus Involvement and a
hold will be placed on the candidate's grade at the end of the semester.

Chapter 502. Campaign Regulations
502.1 Publicity
502.1.1 All campaign preparations (including material preparation or campaign
committee meetings) on or in sight of the University campus prior to the campaign dates
must be made in a non-public area (i.e. an area made inaccessible to the general student
body or general public).
502.1.2 Flyers may not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches and may be placed (using masking tape only)
on ceramic tile or brick walls or other unpainted surfaces but not glass doors or windows.
502.1.3 Only one flyer per bulletin board inside buildings is allowed, but not to exceed
two flyers per floor per building.
502.1.4 No posters will be allowed in any library or any dining service area.
502.1.5 Flyers may not be placed on trees, nor windshields.
502.1.6 No nails are to be used to hang any campaign materials.
502.1.6.1 Banners and sheets may be hung outdoors only.
502.1.7 All campaign materials must bear the name of the individual or organization
which is responsible for its publication. That individual or group will be liable in student
courts for any statement contained in the material. Individuals distributing unmarked
material will be held personally liable for what they distribute. If any organization
distributing material is not officially recognized on campus, the names of the officials of
the group must be filed with the Election Rules Committee by application date.
502.1.8 All editorials must be distinguished as being the responsibility of the editor or
writer. The editor will be held liable for statements in ads not marked as herein required.
502.1.9.1 No campaigning, either verbal or material, will be allowed in any building
containing polls on election day.
502.1.9.2 No campaigning, either verbal or material, will be allowed within 30 feet of
any poll on election day.
502.1.9.3 The above word “campaigning” will not be considered to mean buttons or
stickers worn by students on election day while the polls are open.
502.1.9.4 No campaign materials may be worn by a person working at the polls during the
election.
502.1.10 Violations of the above regulations will result in a fine of $1.00 per violation
with the exception of 502.1.6 which will result in a fine of $5.00 per violation.
502.1.11.1 Any candidate who receives more than $25.00 in fines during the election
(through the date of the election) will be subject to disqualification.
502.1.11.2 Only the Election Rules Committee has the power to officially declare a
candidate disqualified through the date of elections. The Supreme Court may disqualify
a candidate if a candidate’s appeal is upheld.
502.1.12 All flyers, banners, etc. must be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the third day
following elections. Non-compliance will result in a $2.00 fine for each violation.
502.1.13 All write-in candidates are subject to the same regulations as recognized
candidates.
502.1.14 Only the following may be hung, displayed, or advertised on the main campus
or Springhill campus unless told otherwise by the elections chair:
a. flyers (except on car windshields)
b. banners
c. sheets
Endorsements
502.1.15 No facility on the University campus may lend its support in any capacity to
any candidate. Permission cannot be granted exclusively to any candidate for the
distribution of material by such a facility.
502.1.16 No employee of the University (faculty, staff, or administration) may campaign
in any capacity for any candidate. Any student who is an employee in any capacity for
the University of South Alabama may not campaign, either verbal or material, for any
candidate while on the clock.
502.1.17 No candidate may receive any exclusive assistance (“exclusive assistance” is
defined as “any service or contribution which is provided to a candidate which is not
equally made available to all other candidates”) from any type of business; violation of
this will result in disqualification of the candidate.
502.1.18 No candidate may use university letterhead (or copies of letterhead) for
campaigning purposes.

CHAPTER 503. Campaign Expenses
503.1 No candidate’s campaign expenses may exceed $250.00 including all contributions.
This amount is to cover the general and run-off elections.
503.2 Each candidate must submit an itemized financial statement containing an
estimate of the fair market value of each item which he or she used in the campaign. This
statement must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first day following elections
(23 hours after the polls close).
503.3 The Election Rules Committee has the power to assess a candidate’s expenditures
according to the fair market value of the expenditures. Any candidate whose expenses
are determined by the committee to be over $250.00 will be disqualified. All materials
used in the general election may be used in the run-off election.
503.4 Failure to turn in itemized financial statements for campaign expenditures as
stipulated in 503.2 will result in a hold on the candidate’s grades.

CHAPTER 504. Voting Procedures
504.1 Candidates’ names will appear on the ballot in a position determined by
alphabetical order. Space will be provided on ballots for write-in candidates.
504.2 The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the main campus. The
Elections Committee Chair shall have the discretion to maintain polling places beyond
these time requirements.
504.3 The location of the polls will be announced two weeks before the election by the
Election Rules Committee.
504.4 The students who staff the polls must be approved by the Election Rules
Committee in advance.
504.5 Voting may also take place on any personal computer using Student ID number,
pin number, birth date, last name, or any combination thereof when made available by
the Elections Committee.
504.6 As long as one of the official voting areas on the main campus remains open from
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. the election is official.
504.7 Voting shall be by secret ballot. To receive a ballot, the voter must follow
procedures outlined by the Elections Committee. The voter must mark the ballot
according to the instructions on the ballot. The voter shall be responsible for submitting
the completed ballot to the elections vendor.
504.8 The manner in which votes are tabulated will be determined by the Elections
Committee and results of all votes counted will be posted at the SGA office.

CHAPTER 505. Run-Offs
505.1 A majority of the total votes cast is necessary to win any of the elected SGA offices
other than Senator and Student-At-Large. Votes cast for non-SGA members (as defined
in Article II Section I of the SGA Constitution) do not count towards the number of total
ballots cast in any race.
505.2 In case no candidate receives the majority necessary to win, a runoff election will
be held approximately one week after the general election. The two candidates receiving
the highest percentage of the vote will participate in the run-off election. The date of the
runoff election shall be determined before the date of the general election and published
with the date of the general election.
505.3 If a tie occurs for the last Senator position in any college, division or Student-At-
Large position, these individuals will participate in a runoff to be held approximately
one week after the general election.

CHAPTER 506. Protests
506.1 Any protest of a Student Government Election or a Homecoming Queen and King
Election must be submitted to the Supreme Court within five (5) business days after the
day of election. Any decision by the Election Rules Committee may be appealed to the
Supreme Court.

CHAPTER 507. Absentee Ballots
507.1 Any student who will be absent on Election Day because of a University approved
activity is eligible to cast an absentee ballot in any S.G.A. election.
507.2 The absentee ballot must be cast not more than one week prior to Election Day.
507.3 The date, time, place, and procedure for casting an absentee ballot must be
announced two days in advance by the Election Rules Committee.
507.4 The Election Rules Committee will collect all absentee ballots and be responsible
for their security. The absentee ballots will be counted when the regular ballots are counted.
507.5 All election rules, procedures, and decisions made by the Election Rules
Committee concerning the regular polls will be in effect at the absentee ballot poll.
507.6 In an election in which 504.5 is applicable, 507.1, 507.2, 507.3, 507.4, and 507.5 shall
be suspended.

 
     

 

 

TITLE VI. Ethics

Chapter 600. Conflict of Interest
600.1 Restrictions on SGA Offices:
600.1.1 No person shall hold more than one of the following offices at any one time:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Senator
Chief Justice
Member of the Supreme Court
Attorney General
Defense Attorney
Executive Assistant
Senate Clerk or SGA Secretary
Student At Large
600.1.2 Exceptions to the preceding restriction must be approved in bill form by the SGA
Senate.
600.1.3 No person holding an office in Title VI, Chapter 600.1.1 may receive any income
out of SGA monies for anything other than the stipend which he or she is entitled to draw
by his or her Office.
600.1.4 No person holding an office in Title VI, Chapter 600.1.1 may be employed as a
member of the SGA office staff.
600.2 Restrictions on the Judiciary
600.2.1 Members of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice, who have qualified
to be a candidate for any SGA office may not hear election protests involving that office
or the entire election.
600.2.2 The Supreme Court may not rule on any case in which the Chief Justice or a
member of the Supreme Court is a defendant. The case will automatically be referred to
the Dean of Students for adjudication.
SGA BUDGET/APPROPRIATIONS REQUEST INFORMATION
IMPORTANT - Please read the following rules and regulations carefully before
filling out the request form. If the form is not filled out completely and correctly, delays
in receiving funding may occur. If you have any questions, please contact the SGA
Treasurer at 460-7191.

 
     
 

TITLE VII. Rules for the Allocation of SGA Funds

Chapter 700. Allocation Rules
700.1 Activities being funded or subsidized by the SGA must benefit the University and
the students in a timely and direct manner.
700.1.1 In order for an organization to receive money from SGA, it must be authorized
as a registered organization through the Office of Campus Involvement and have been
registered three consecutive semesters immediately preceding the budget request.
700.1.2 A two-thirds vote by the Senate may override Chapter 700.1.1.
700.1.3 The SGA may choose to co-sponsor certain projects or activities with another
USA student organization.
700.1.4 SGA co-sponsorship shall entail additional support through funding,
advertising, physical presence at an event, and/or by any other means deemed
appropriate.
700.1.5 All chapter 700 laws with the exception of 700.3 and 700.9 apply to cosponsorship
requests. Co-sponsorship of an organizational event does not impact that
organization's annual allocation.
700.2 Every organization seeking an SGA allocation must be able to demonstrate that a
substantial effort has been made, on the part of that organization, to fund the project on
its own.
700.3 No organization shall receive an allocation of more than $2,000.00 in one SGA
fiscal year.
700.4 All requests must contain itemized price estimates and be consistent with the
rules of Budgetary Procedures of the State of Alabama, and the University of South
Alabama.
700.5 Any organization which uses any part of an SGA allocation for private
commercial gain shall have the remainder of its allocation cut off and shall not receive
any SGA allocation for the remainder of that academic year.
700.6 Organizations must submit receipts for actual expenditures to the SGA Treasurer
by 5:00 p.m. of the fifth day of the semester following the semester in which the event
was held. Organizations must submit original receipts to the SGA Treasurer by the
required time. Organizations will receive allocated funds for actual expenditures up to
the amount allocated by the SGA. Organizations will lose their allocation if they fail to
turn in actual receipts to the SGA Treasurer by the required time. Organizations who
lose their allocation must go through the allocation process again.
700.6.1 The SGA shall only send allocation monies to an advisor of an organization or
transfer reimbursement funds into an organization's University account. An exception
to this rule would be allocation monies sent to a student who incurred expenses as part
of the approved project or vendor (e.g. speaker, t-shirt company), provided that the
advisor's signature for the respective club is included with the receipt form.
700.7 An allocation must be spent as stipulated by the SGA if such stipulation is
applicable.
700.8 All advertising for an activity that is fully or partially funded by the SGA must
effectively recognize the SGA’s support. All publications must contain the SGA logo.
SGA will not pay for T-shirts for events unless the event is sponsored or co-sponsored by
SGA, and, therefore, T-shirts must contain the SGA logo.
700.8.1 A t-shirt is defined as a non-collared, short or long-sleeved shirt.
700.8.2 The SGA may fund t-shirts as uniforms if the particular organization requesting
the shirts provides the names and student numbers of the recipients. The t-shirts may
not display advertising for an event and a sample design must be approved by the
senate.
700.9 All requests for funds submitted to the Appropriations Committee must be
received by the chair at least seven (7) working days prior to the time the allocation is
needed. This rule may be waived with three-fourths approval of the Appropriations
Committee.
700.9.1 All requests for co-sponsorships must be received at least seven working days
prior to the event and a representative of the organization seeking co-sponsorship must
be present at the Senate meeting in which the request is reviewed.
700.10 Requests for funds for any non-academic-related or non-university- wide
publication must go through the Board of Student Communications. Determination of
the status of publications seeking funds shall be made by the appropriate SGA
reviewing body.
700.11 Any solicitation for funds from the SGA for a campus-wide publication must
meet the following criteria, unless it is published each semester or annually:
a. be a recognized student organization, and
b. be recognized by the Board of Student Communication,
700.12 All budget request forms must be completed, as stated on the request form and
Code-of-Laws, and turned in to the SGA office by 5:00 p.m. five (6) working days prior
to the budget meeting each semester. This law may be waived at any Senate meeting
with two-thirds approval of the Senators present at that meeting.
700.13 Every organization seeking a Student Government Association allocation must
have a member present at the meeting at which funding is considered. This law may be
waived at any Senate meeting with two-thirds approval of the Senators present at the
meeting.
700.14 SGA shall reimburse for gas mileage, per the University policy allowing for the
Federal minimum for travel reimbursements. SGA will reimburse mileage for one
vehicle for every group of four going (i.e. 1 vehicle/1-4 people; 2 vehicles/5-8 people;
etc.) Estimated gas mileage must be calculated using the main campus as the starting
destination. The SGA van is available for use when the proper request has been
approved by the SGA secretary. SGA will pay for gas used in the vans.
700.15 Allocation of food and drinks will only be given for events sponsored or cosponsored
by SGA and its committee.
700.16 SGA will not pay for equipment such as, but not limited to, any type of media
equipment, digital cameras, computers, printers, videos. The only exception would be
for equipment that is not reasonably available on campus and is vital for the
organization to function, which will be decided by the Executive Council. If such
equipment is approved then the equipment must be stored on campus and proof of oncampus
storage must be provided to the SGA Treasurer in order to be reimbursed.
700.17 An organization may request part or all of its annual allocation amount for a
speaker. This includes travel and lodging expenses and the actual speaker fee.
700.18 SGA will not pay for office supplies. Examples are, but not limited to, stationary,
pens, paper, envelopes, film, stamps, invitations, paper clips, etc. and any other item not
recommended by the Executive Council.
700.19 SGA will not reimburse expenditures for awards or plaques.

Chapter 701. Student Government funds cannot be allocated to student organizations
for travel, lodging, and/or registration expenses for conferences or conventions unless:
701.1 The organization requesting the funds demonstrates with documentation the
educational benefit of the event and the necessity of their attendance because they are:
a. submitting a paper at the event, or
b. participating in competition at the event, other than delegation of the year,
chapter of the year, spirit awards or equivalents thereof, or
c. submitting a project or display at the event, or
d. hosting the convention within two years of the date that the appropriation is
approved by the Senate, or
e. there for the sole purpose of receiving information on further education,
academic, or professional opportunities
701.1.1 SGA, per University policy, cannot provide funds for conferences, conventions,
or other trips, whose primary purpose could reasonably be classified as leisure or
recreational.
701.2 The organization requesting the funds must attach to the Budget/Appropriation
Request a list of the people planning to attend the event, and their student numbers, the
majors and minors of all the students on the list, a copy of the registration form, a travel
itinerary, and any other information received by the organization related to the
conference, convention or trip including approximate costs associated with travel,
lodging, conference fees, etc..
701.3 The organization requesting the funds must submit all receipts of expenditures,
an itinerary of the conference showing dates and time of conference activities, and
physical proof of the fulfillment of one of the requirements in 701.1 (photographs of
display, copy of paper submitted, awards won, letter of intent from national or regional
organization stating that conference will be hosted here within two years) to the
executive council. Failure to comply may result in the loss of the allocated funds.

Chapter 702.
702.1 Any one organization may only receive up to $500.00 per person for travel,
lodging, and/or registration expenses per semester.
703.1 No amount of the student government association’s portion of the student activity fee may be spent before the forming of a senate approved budget; this is to exclude the purchase of needed office supplies.

 
     
 

TITLE VIII. Administration

Chapter 800. Stipends and Salaries
800.1 The following schedule of SGA stipends shall become effective June 3, 2002.
President - $600.00
Vice President - $550.00
Treasurer - $500.00
Chief Justice - $250.00
Attorney General - $250.00
Senate Clerk - $100.00
Senator - $100.00
Committee Chair - $100.00
Senate Committee Chairs - $100.00
Student-at-Large - $100.00
800.2 The President may hire secretaries who shall receive just compensation subject to
Senate approval.
800.3 All stipends paid by the SGA are subject to the following conditions:
800.3.1 The SGA Senate may withhold or prorate payment of a stipend to any official
who fails to perform the duties as prescribed for his or her office, with a two-third vote
of the Senate. Any SGA official can bring before the Senate a resolution to withhold
stipend for non-performance of duties.
800.3.2 Stipend payments may not be withheld by the Senate in order to intimidate an
officer, if the officer meets all qualifications for payment.
800.3.3 Any official on academic probation or probation at USA cannot receive stipends.
800.3.4 Missed meetings by officers may be excused by a 3/4 vote of the Senate. Such a
vote to excuse the absence also excuses the officer from any loss of pay as prescribed by
Chapters 200.1.8, 200.1.9, 201.1.4, 201.1.5, 202.1.7, 202.1.8, 204.1.1 204.1.2, 401.1.6 and
401.1.7.
800.4 Stipends are to be paid once a month for all officers, and the Senate Clerk, but Senators,
Student-at-Large, and Committee Chairs will receive a stipend on a semester basis.
800.5 No Senate may receive the benefits of a stipend increase during said term.

Chapter 801. Salaries for Committee Chairs and Senators
801.1 To meet stipend requirements a senator must complete one office hour per week
as well as attend all Senate meetings, with the exception of excused absences. Absences
can be appealed and excused by a two-thirds majority of the Senate by secret ballot for
extenuating circumstances which must be documented.
801.1.1 In order to meet stipend requirements, committee chairs and student Senate
committee chairs must complete one office hour per week and if requested by the
President of the Senate, the committee chair must attend a specified Senate meeting,
unless it is excused due to a death in the family or a doctor’s excuse.
801.2 All stipends paid by the SGA to Senators, committee chair, student-at-large, and
Student Senate committee chairs are a stipend of $100.00 per semester.
801.3 Each college is required to complete one project per year.
801.4 The President Pro-Tem must approve all projects.
801.5 Each college is required to nominate one person to be in charge of said project.
801.6 This person will be required to coordinate the event, as well as evaluate each
senator's involvement on the project.
801.7 This evaluation shall be forwarded to the President Pro-Tem for evaluation by the
Senate Involvement Committee as specified in Title III, ch.308.
801.8 If a senator or committee chair fails to meet the requirements as stated in 801.1, an
appeal may be turned in to the Rules Committee.
801.9 An executive officer must be allowed to sit in on the appeal process as well as have
the ability to vote.
801.10 The chair of the Rules Committee must choose the executive officer to sit in on the
appeal.
801.11 The decision of the Rules Committee must be explained at the following
scheduled SGA senate meeting.

Chapter 802. Description and Stipend of Student-at-Large
802.1 In order to meet stipend requirements, the Student-at-Large must complete an
office hour per week as well as attend all Senate meetings, unless excused due to a death
in the family or doctor’s excuse.
802.2 The stipend paid by the Student Government Association to the Student-at-Large
is a prorated amount of $100.00 per semester.
802.3 An appeal may be made if the Student-at-Large fails to fulfill 802.1.
802.4 The only way the Student-at-Large’s stipend can be withheld is by a two-third vote
of the senate.
802.5 The Student-at-Large is required to give a report at each meeting about campus
activities of interest and meetings that have been attended on behalf of the Student
Government Association. Failure to do so would result in a loss of stipend.
802.6 A Student-at-Large having more than three unexcused absences in one semester
shall be expelled. He or she will be notified of removal within three days following the
third absence.
802.7 The Student-at-Large shall serve as the chair for the Interpresidents Council and
is responsible for holding at least two Interpresidents Council meetings a semester.

Chapter 803. Sheet Sign Regulations
In a cooperative effort to maintain the beauty of our campus and still offer maximum
advertising options to students, the following sheet sign regulations will be enforced:
803.1 A student affiliated with the organization must request approval at the SGA office.
Valid student ID is required to register the number and locations of sheet signs.
803.2 A record of all signs will be kept in the SGA office.
803.3 All signs that have not been registered will be taken down and disposed of.
803.4 Sheet signs may be hung seven days prior to specified event.
803.5 Sheet signs must be removed within three days after the event.
803.6 Sheet signs must be hung with biodegradable cord.
803.7 Sheet sign regulations for Homecoming and SGA elections are specified
elsewhere in The Lowdown.
Restrictions for Advertising Regular Meetings
803.8 Sheet signs advertising weekly meetings can be hung four times per semester.
803.9 All sheet signs must comply with all other regulations of this sheet sign policy.
Penalties and Fines
803.10 First violation: a warning will be issued to the offending department or
organization.
803.11 Second violation: a $10.00 fine will be levied against the responsible department
or organization.
803.12 All fines must be paid in the semester in which they were levied. The grades of
student registering signs will be on administrative hold until all fines are paid.
803.13 Third violation: all sheet sign privileges are suspended until the following
school year. (Academic year is defined as summer, fall and spring semesters, with
summer the beginning of the academic year and spring the end of the academic year.)
Off-limit Areas - $10.00 Fine First Offense
803.14 No sheet signs within fifty yards of any location on Old Shell Road or University
Boulevard.
803.15 No sheet signs can be attached in any manner to bushes.
803.16 No sheet signs on or near the walkway between Humanities Building

 
     
     
     
 
 
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