The Southern Utah University Student Association has asked the student body to review new policies made to the SUUSA Constitution.
These official changes have been approved by the current SUUSA President’s Cabinet for the 2019-2020 school year. However, in order for these changes to be fully ratified, the new policies must be accepted by two-thirds of the student body.
If the Constitution is not ratified then the document will go to the Academic Senate for review.
The proposed changes are meant to create greater representation in the student senate, create more comprehensive checks and balances within SUUSA, and to include club funding and operation for the new summer semester.
“These amendments are designed to allow [the] student government to function over the new, robust summer schedule that President Wyatt has implemented” stated SUU student body president Jeff Carr.
“Clubs are now available for funding over the summer and there are a few new positions designed to help with that,” added Carr. “SUUSA funds can be used to host summer events to help [with] student wellness.”
One of the newest amendments consists of the Vice President of Academics proposing bills on behalf of the student senate during the new summer semester.
Additionally, changes in the Constitution further define the responsibilities of several of the SUUSA members such as the student body President, the Legislative branch of SUUSA, and the addition of a Chief of Staff.
Click here to review the Constitutional amendments before Dec. 4, 2020.
To review other policies reviewed by SUUSA recently you can find SUU news previously reporting during the weekly SUUSA meeting here.