Student Senate Bylaws, Article VI., Section 5

D. STUDENT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The Student Consultative Committee shall represent the students at large and the seven recognized University of Minnesota student governance organizations, including the Council of Graduate Students (COGS), Crookston Student Association (CSA), Minnesota Student Association (MSA), Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA), Professional Student Government (PSG), Rochester Student Association (RSA), and the University of Minnesota Duluth Student Association (UMDSA).

The Student Consultative Committee shall serve as the consulting body to the president and as the executive committee of the Student Senate.

Membership

The Student Consultative Committee shall be composed of:

- one representative of COGS
- one representative of CSA
- one representative of MSA
- one representative of MCSA
- one representative of PSG
- one representative of RSA
- one representative of UMDSA
- the chair, vice chair, and at-large representative of the Student Senate.

Student governance representative members shall be the sitting vice presidents (or the otherwise second-highest ranking executive officers) of the respective student governance organizations, or elected or appointed in accordance with procedures determined by the respective campuses’ student governance organizations.

Student vacancies shall be filled in accordance with procedures determined by the respective campuses for the balance of any unexpired term until the next regular election.

The chair of the Student Senate shall also serve as the chair of the Student Consultative Committee. The vice chair of the Student Senate shall also serve as the vice chair of the Student Consultative Committee. The at-large representative of the Student Senate shall also serve as the at-large representative of the Student Consultative Committee. Chair, vice chair, and at-large representative elections should be subject to the following provisions:

The seven members who serve on the Senate Consultative Committee shall be composed of:

- the chair of the Student Senate
- six of the seven student governance representatives

The Student Consultative Committee will vote to determine which student governance representatives will serve on the Senate Consultative Committee.


Duties and Responsibilities

Consultative

a. To meet separately from the Senate Consultative Committee as a consultative body, when necessary, to discuss with the president, or others, matters of concern to the student body.

b. To initiate whatever studies it deems necessary and appropriate or to request such studies from the president or senior academic officers or from committees of the Senate.

c. To advise the president on procedures for making major administrative appointments and to participate in the selection process.

d. To receive from any student notification of concerns which may require consultation with the president or senior academic officers.

Steering

a. To superintend and direct all committees reporting to the Student Senate, which includes the authority to require that any committee reporting to the Student Senate report on any matter within its jurisdiction within 30 days.

b. To receive recommendations of any student who wishes to present a proposal to the Student Senate and to refer or act upon such recommendations as it deems appropriate.

c. To serve as a coordinating body between the president and the Student Senate or a committee reporting to the Senate.

d. To serve as a coordinating body between the recognized student governance organizations and the Student Senate or a committee reporting to the Student Senate.

e To prepare and approve the agenda for each meeting of the Student Senate in accordance with the Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules of the University Senate.

Executive

a. To serve as a deliberative body of the Student Senate on all major items the Student Senate deems necessary and appropriate.

b. To act on behalf of the Student Senate when a decision is required prior to the next scheduled meeting of the Student Senate and when a decision is required when it would not be possible to convene a special meeting of the Student Senate in a timely fashion; such actions will be reported to the Student Senate at its next meeting and the Student Senate may then overrule the Student Senate Consultative Committee.

c. To examine any action taken affecting students by the Board of Regents, the central administration, or by another individual or body having any relationship with the University.

d. To report regularly on any matters which, in its judgment, should be brought to the attention of the University at large or specifically to the attention and consideration of the Student Senate.

e. To appoint or assist in appointing, when requested, members of non-Senate committees.

f. To appoint special committees or subcommittees or to employ other devices which it deems necessary and appropriate.

g. To dispose of business which appears to be not germane to the purposes of the Student Senate.



(Updated: 7/19/16)


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