Student Government

The University of Chicago

Constitutional Review Committee (Con Rev)

Please direct questions to the Parliamentarian (parliamentarian@uchicago.edu)

Con Rev is an ad-hoc committee dedicated to reviewing and updating Student Government's Governing Documents, and to ensuring consistency in how the governing documents are applied. The biggest step in this effort will be a ballot initiative at the end of winter quarter to amend the Student Government Constitution.

Referendum Results:

We are delighted to announce the results of the Constitutional Referendum:

Turnout: Undergraduate - 626; Graduate - 604; Total - 1230

Question 1 (Extended Status): Yes - 992 (86.6%); No - 154 (13.4%); Abstain - 84

Question 2 (Omnibus amendments): Yes - 786 (83.4%); No - 156 (16.6%); Abstain - 288

Both questions required 60% to pass. Since the threshold is met, the Constitution will be amended accordingly.

Governing Documents:

Current versions of the governing documents are available on the Governing Documents page.

CAT Charter (1998) - Expired

CAT Charter (2017) - Assistant Vice President Hayes signed CAT's new Charter into effect on Friday, January 26th, 2017.

Constitution (2010) - Replaced by the 2017 version approved in the Winter 2017 referendum; we leave it here for your perusal.

Constitution (2017) - Current as the result of the Winter 2017 Referendum.

Assembly By-Laws (Former) - These By-Laws were in effect until February 20th, 2017. They are no longer in use, but you may peruse them for comparison. 

Assembly By-Laws (Current) - The Assembly approved Con Rev's proposed changes to the Assembly By-Laws at their meeting on February 20th, 2017. These are the By-Laws currently in use. 

College Council By-Laws (Former) - These By-Laws were in effect until February 14th, 2017. They are no longer in use, but you may peruse them for comparison. 

College Council By-Laws (Current) - College Council approved Con Rev's proposed changes to the CC By-Laws at their meeting on February 14th, 2017. These are the By-Laws currently in use.

Graduate Council By-Laws (Current) - A revised version is forthcoming.

SG Funding Code (2013) - This funding code is now no longer in use; the Assembly replaced it on February 21st, 2017. It remains for your perusal.

SG Funding Code (2017) - The Assembly approved Con Rev's proposed changes to the Funding Code on February 21st, 2017. This is the current code. 

PCC Charter (2004) - At this time, Con Rev does not plan to amend PCC's Charter

Meeting Minutes:

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 - Con Rev held a town hall meeting for those interested in learning more about the process of amending the Constitution, and to hear feedback from stakeholders in the CAT Charter. The presentation delivered at the meeting will serve as its minutes.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 - Con Rev conducted its final markup of the SG Funding Code. Our changes recommended to the Assembly serve as our minutes.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 - Con Rev conducted its final markup of the SG Assembly By-Laws. Our changes recommended to Assembly serve as our minutes. 

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 - Con Rev conducted its final markup of the College Council By-Laws. Our changes recommended to College Council serve as our minutes.

Thursday, March 30th, 2017