Resolution Reaffirming the Relationship of Standing Committees with SG

Co-sponsors: Tyler Kissinger (President), Kay Li (College Council - 2015), Katherine Shen (College Council - 2017)
May 28 2015

Whereas, Article III §5 subsection G of the Student Government Constitution states that standing committee chairs shall be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of either the Assembly, or both the College Council and Graduate Council; and,

Whereas, the Coalition of Academic Teams, the Community Service Fund, the Program Coordinating Council, the Sports Club Fund, and the Uncommon Fund are all standing committees of the Student Government; and,

Whereas, it is in the interest of the Student Association for there to be robust, consistent, and constant oversight of how student fee money is spent; and,

Whereas, independent oversight is necessary for this robust accounting to take place; and,

Whereas, the Student Government is composed of the elected representatives of the Student Association; therefore,

Be it resolved, that this Assembly of the Student Government, on this day the twenty eighth of May in the year 2015, does hereby reaffirm its Constitution and the power of the President to appoint and the power of the Assembly to approve the chairs of all standing committees; and,

Be it further resolved that organizations that are a part of the standing committees are accountable to the oversight of their chair and, by extension, the Student Government; and,

Be it further resolved that this oversight includes the provision of all budgetary information to the chair, including but not limited to itemized expense reports and all documentation of organizational fundraising; and,

Be it further resolved that the members of standing committees must demonstrate fundraising efforts, and the efficacy of fundraising efforts will be evaluated by the chair; and,

Be it further resolved, that the chair of each standing committee will work with their committee to make sure that funding is spent transparently and responsibly; and,

Be it further resolved, that any governing documents of standing committees must not contradict the Constitution or By-Laws of this Student Government.