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Constitution

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Preamble

Students have the right, as well as the obligation, to pursue a significant role in providing for their educational needs and interests. We, the members of the Western Wyoming Community College Associated Student Government, in order to provide an effective form of communication, organization and representation for the Western Wyoming Community College student body, do endorse and establish this Constitution.

Article I

Name and Purpose

Section 1. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Western Wyoming Community College Associated Student Government or WWCC ASG or ASG.

Section 2. Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be:

      1. To represent all segments of the WWCC student body and to provide a vehicle for the expression of student opinion;
      2. To be responsive to the social, academic, and service related needs of WWCC students;
      3. To act as a conduit for communication between students, faculty, administration and community.

Article II

Membership

All credit students registered for the current semester at WWCC are members of the Associated Students of WWCC and are entitled to all rights and privileges granted in this Constitution.

Article III

Origin of Authority

All authority vested in the WWCC ASG is granted by the WWCC Board of Trustees as stated in this Constitution.

Article IV

Officers and Senators

The WWCC ASG shall consist of four elected Officers and eighteen elected Senators.

Section 1. Officers:

The WWCC ASG Officers shall be one President, one Vice President, one Secretary and one Treasurer.

        1. Officers shall be full time students.
        2. The Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall have one Vote each. The President shall only have a Vote in the case of a tie.
        3. The President shall have completed at least one semester as a full time student at WWCC prior to election.

Section 2. Senators:

A. There shall be eighteen WWCC ASG Senators, eleven to be elected in the spring semester and seven to be elected in the fall semester.

B.    Each Senator shall have one vote.

 

Article V

Elections

The WWCC Associated Student Body shall elect WWCC ASG Officers and Senators in the general elections conducted during the spring and fall semesters.

Section 1. Spring:

The general election, held during the spring semester shall elect the WWCC ASG President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and eleven Senators to commence duties the summer prior to the fall semester.

Section 2. Fall:

The general election, held during the fall semester shall elect the seven Senators to commence duties immediately.

Section 3. Vacancies:

All vacancies occurring during the year shall be filled according to the WWCC ASG By Law procedures.

 

Article VI

 

Meetings

Section 1. Scheduling:

    1. Meetings of the WWCC ASG shall be held once a week during each semester.
    2. Meetings of the WWCC Senators shall be held once a week during each semester in addition to the regular WWCC ASG meetings.
    3. Special meetings may be called by the ASG President by giving members of the WWCC ASG twenty-four hours notice.
    4. Special meetings may be called by an advisor upon request of a majority of elected members by giving twenty-four hours notice.

Section 2. Quorum:

A quorum is necessary to constitute an official WWCC ASG meeting. A quorum shall consist of a majority of WWCC ASG members and an advisor.

Section 3. Procedure:

WWCC ASG meetings shall be governed by parliamentary procedure. The current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall be the final authority in the case of parliamentary disputes.

Section 4. Business:

Any business enacted by the WWCC ASG must be carried by a simple majority vote of members present, unless otherwise specified in this Constitution.

 

Article VII

 

Recall and Succession

Section 1. Recall:

All Officers and Senators of the WWCC ASG shall be subject to impeachment and recall for good cause by the WWCC students, ASG or both as follows:

      1. A written petition signed by ten percent of the WWCC student body attending on the Rock Springs campus shall constitute a request for impeachment or recall. The petition shall specify whether the recall shall be by ASG vote or by general vote.
      2. Upon presentation of the petition, the WWCC ASG President shall call a special meeting within one week of receiving the petition. The changes will be reviewed in executive session during the special meeting.
      3. The WWCC ASG shall vote on the recall petition at the next regular meeting following the special meeting.
      4. A two-thirds majority vote is required to confirm the recall.

Section 2. Succession:

Upon resignation or removal of a WWCC ASG Officer, the method of succession will be as follows:

      1. President The Vice President will assume the post of WWCC ASG President in the event of a Presidential vacancy.
      2. Vice President An ASG election shall be conducted to fill a Vice Presidential vacancy. The WWCC ASG Secretary shall serve as interim Vice President until an election is held.
      3. Secretary An ASG election shall be conducted to fill the position of Secretary. The WWCC ASG Treasurer shall serve as interim Secretary until an election is held.
      4. Treasurer An ASG election shall be conducted to fill the position of Treasurer. The WWCC ASG Secretary shall serve as the interim Treasurer until an election is held.

 

Article VIII

 

Campus Organization

In order to encourage student organizations, the WWCC ASG will approve club charters and provide support and funding for materials and activities. Procedures for chartering a club and obtaining funds are included in the By Laws.

 

Article IX

 

Amendments

Section 1. Constitution:

    1. Amendments to the WWCC ASG Constitution may be proposed by any member of the WWCC student body.
    2. Proposed amendments must be ratified by a two-thirds majority vote of those who cast a ballot attending classes on the Rock Springs campus.
    3. The revised constitution must be approved by the WWCC Board of Trustees.

Section 2. By Laws:

By Laws to the WWCC ASG Constitution provide procedures for the operation of the Associated Student Government.

      1. Amendments to the WWCC ASG By Laws may be proposed by any member of the WWCC student body.
      2. Proposed amendments must be ratified by a two-thirds majority vote of the WWCC ASG members present.

 

Article X

 

Adoption

This Constitution shall become effective immediately upon a majority vote of the WWCC student body attending classes on the local campuses and following approval by the WWCC Board of Trustees.

 

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