Established: April 24, 2007

Revised: September 21, 2019


We, the students of The New School, in order to create a representative student government; to create one cohesive voice across the divisions; to serve as the official advocate of student opinion on matters affecting the student body and/or their rights; to provide for a mutual and beneficial avenue of discussion with members of the faculty and administration; to facilitate interaction between the seven divisions; and to enhance educational, social, and cultural opportunities and understanding, establish this Constitution of the The New School’s University Student Senate.

The University Student Senate is not intended to replace the systems of governance of any of the individual schools of The New School or departments or programs therein. Further, each school shall be encouraged to have its own student organizations intent on gauging the consciousness of their respective constituencies.


The University Student Senate is a self-governing body comprised of student representatives that unifies the voices of New School students. We work to enhance the student experience by fostering a sense of belonging through advocacy and engagement.


This organization shall be known as the University Student Senate (USS).


The purpose of the USS shall be to examine pertinent issues and to provide full representation of the views and opinions of the students; it shall act as a conduit between the students, faculty, staff, and administration, as well as strongly and vehemently advocate the sentiment and interests of the students in both university and community affairs. The USS shall also function to facilitate communication between all branches of The New School and to strive to achieve student involvement in the policy and decision-making processes of the university.


A. The authority of the University Student Senate to organize is derived ultimately from the student body.

B. The authority of the University Student Senate to govern is derived ultimately from the university administration and the Board of Trustees of The New School, and immediately from the student body.

C. The University Student Senate is empowered to execute all provisions and necessary implications of this constitution, to make such regulations as it considers necessary to attain this end, and to apply such sanctions as it believes just for infractions of its regulations.

D. The University Student Senate as a recognized entity is subject to the policies and procedures governing the conduct of student organizations at the university. These policies can be found here.


Every degree-, diploma-, certificate-, and credit-seeking student of The New School is encouraged to attend Senate meetings. These members will be able to speak and share their ideas, but will not be granted an official vote.


The governance structure of the USS shall provide for an Executive Board and a Representative Board, the composition and function of which shall be as follows:

A. Representative Board

A.1. The Representative Board shall be the official voice for the student body and will elect the Executive Board from among its members. The Representative Board will propose and further its own initiatives and represent the individual concerns of each school represented therein.

A.2. Each school within the University shall have Representatives assigned according to the size of the student body. The allocation of Representatives will be determined as follows:

  • 0-500 students 2 Representative

  • 501-1200 students 3 Representatives

  • 1201-2000 students 4 Representatives

  • 2001- 3000 students 5 Representatives

  • 3000+ students 6 Representatives

A.3. Each member of the Representative Board will be granted one (1) vote representing the interests of their school and the USS.

B. Executive Board

B.1. The Executive Board shall set the general direction for the USS based upon the purpose and goals of the Representative Board’s initiatives and general agenda; shall coordinate the efforts and activities of the USS to achieve the goals of the Representative Board; and shall derive its authority from the Representative Board.

B.2. The body of the Executive Board shall be composed of the following members of the USS:

  • One to Three Co-Chairs

  • Two Directors of Finance

  • Two Directors of Student Advocacy and Engagement

  • Two Directors of Communications

B.3. An Executive Board Member may not serve simultaneously as any other Directors or on any other USS Committee.

B.4. All activities and efforts of the Executive Board shall be open to the participation of the members of the Representative Board.

B.5. Each member of the Executive Board will be granted one (1) vote representing the interests of the USS.


The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the governance structure of the USS shall be defined as follows:

A. Representative Board

A.1. The Representative Board shall serve as a functional body of the USS responsible for the passage of internal legislation and resolutions reflecting student opinion.

A.2. Shall be the final decision-making body of the USS.

A.3. Shall be responsible for nominating and electing the Executive Board. 

A.4. Every member of the Representative Board is required to be on one of the following Committees:

A.4.1. Finance Committee

  • Review in advance all proposals that are being presented

  • Have a full understanding of the funding guidelines in order to be able to make sound decisions

  • Use the funding rubric in order for decisions to be quantified.

  • Do an end of year report (audit) that will reflect all the expenses made that year, as well as making sure if we stuck to the budget for that year.

  • Be required to hold at least 2 hours of office hours a week. The specific hours will be finalized by one of the Chiefs of Finance.

A.4.2. Communications Committee 

  • Create content that engages The New School community on a regular basis (Examples: Posters, Youtube videos, Instagram campaigns, surveys, etc.)

  • Upkeep of USS social media platforms, website, and NarwhalNation page

  • Coordinate with the advisor to ensure that content aligns with the New School standards

  • Actively promote senate initiatives, events that have been funded, and work with press

  • Responsible for mass emails and messaging

  • Be required to hold at least 2 hours of office hours a week. The specific hours will be finalized by one of the Chiefs of Communications.

A.4.3. Student Advocacy and Engagement Committee

  • Work on up to four (4) larger initiatives that the USS votes on at the first General USS meeting. This includes holding intentional town halls, focus groups, meetings, etc. with the campus community.

  • Be required to hold at least 2 hours of office hours a week. The specific hours will be finalized by one of the Chiefs of Student Engagement.

  • Each senator will be on the working team for a minimum of two (2) USS led initiatives in addition to the larger group initiatives.

  • Hold a University wide Town Hall once a semester to get feedback from the community on current initiatives, and what the USS can do to better benefit the community.

  • Each Senator on this committee will be responsible for serving on an external committee that the senate is part of (Examples: SRA, IT Committee, Food Issues Advisory Committee, Presidential Search Committee, NYC Pride Planning Committee, etc), as well as be a liaison to any other groups or committees around the school

  • Identify two (2) committee liaisons to meet with on-campus clubs/organizations to solicit further feedback. 

A.5. Submit desired agenda items to Co-Chairs 48 hours in advance of General Meetings

A.6. Submit desire agenda to appointed Committee Director 48 hours in advance of Committee Meetings.

A.7 Good Faith Clause: All Senators, as Representative Board and Executive Board members of the University Student Senate, shall execute their duties, both explicit and implicit, and any other activities related to the USS, in good faith.

B. Executive Board

B.1. Members of the Executive Board shall act as the steering committee for the USS.

B.2. Shall have the full responsibility for all activities and affairs of the USS and/or all those actions taken under the auspices of the USS.

B.3. Shall be Director of corresponding committee.

B.4. Shall strive to assure proper execution of the Constitution of the USS and its by-laws.

B.5. All budget expenditures, fundraising, and other fiscal activities of the University Student Senate shall comply with all applicable university policies and USS guidelines regarding the collection, distribution, and expenditure of funds by student organizations.

B.6. The specific powers, duties, and responsibilities of the members of the Executive Board shall be as follows:


B.6.1.1. Acting as the liaison with university administration

B.6.1.2. Acting as initial contact with inquiring students through the official USS email account.

B.6.1.3. Gathering of official agenda for General Meetings.

B.6.1.4.Coordinating and moderating all General meetings.

B.6.2.Director of Finance

B.6.2.1. Creating a budget rubric for the semester under Advisory Board guidance that is voted on by Senate and followed out through the semester. 

B.6.2.2. Assisting the Co-Chairs with all responsibilities.

B.6.2.3. Coordinating funding requests and dispersal of funds.

B.6.2.4. Following up with organizations granted funding to account for their use of funds and proper adherence to funding stipulations.

B.6.2.5. Must sign waiver with University outlining finance accountability.

B.6.2.6. Acting as director of Finance Committee.

B.6.2.7. Director of Finance will work with Co-Chairs to create budget rubric for expenditures for the following year. 

B.6.3. Director of Communications

B.6.3.1. Responsible for managing and updating all social media (Facebook, Twitter, and USS Website) at least twice weekly.

B.6.3.2. Recording of public dissemination of USS information via official USS avenues of communication. (i.e.:  Social Media, Website, Listserv, etc.)

B.6.3.3. Assisting the Co-Chairs with all responsibilities.

B.6.3.4. Acting as a co-director of Publicity Committee.

B.6.3.5. Maintaining the website weekly by updating meeting minutes, agendas, and next meeting.

B.6.3.6. Follow up with the funding recipients about posters and social media.


By the end of each academic year, a university-wide public election will take place where all eligible students at the various schools will vote to elect their USS Representative(s).

A. Representative Board

A.1. Nominations: All students in good academic standing are eligible to nominate themselves as USS representative for the division in which they will be enrolled during their term in office. Dually enrolled students must choose one division for which to run.

A.2. Candidate Publicity: The USS will publicly distribute the list of candidates for Representative Board positions.

A.3. Voting: Following the election guide, a voting platform will be established for students of The New School to cast their vote.

A.4. Results: The final voting tally must be counted by an unbiased authority unaffiliated with the USS.

B. Executive Board

B.1. Eligibility: Only elected Representative Board members are eligible to be considered for the Executive Board.

B.2. Officer Election Meeting: A special USS meeting will be scheduled and advertised, the sole purpose of which will be to elect candidates for the positions to the Executive Board.

B.2.1. Executive Board members will be elected by Instant Runoff Voting using a ranked ballot, with the three lowest-voted candidates thereby elected. If, on being elected, an elected candidate chooses not to serve, the next-lowest-voted candidate will be elected to the declined Co-Chair position.

B.2.2. This meeting will be chaired by either:

B.2.2.1. A former member of the executive board who is not voting in the election; or only if such person is not available,

B.2.2.2. Another impartial person who is not voting in the election, who shall be elected by 60% of the members.

B.2.3. Each candidate will speak for five minutes, followed by five minutes of questions from the members.

B.3. There shall be a minimum of five members on the Executive Board:

B.3.1. Each Senate will decide prior to the Executive Board elections whether or not to continue the designated executive structure.

B.3.1.1. Senates choosing to adjust structure must approve the change by a three- fourths vote. This change must be denoted in the Constitutional by-laws.

B.3.2. The same person may not be Treasurer and Chief of Staff.

B.4. Any additional positions which are not covered in VII.B.3.(b)(c) as decided by each Senate will be elected by Instant Runoff Voting.

B.5. Distribution of Duties: Upon election, the Co-Chairs will meet and agree among themselves the division of their duties.

B.6. The attendance of a Senator is of utmost important and missing more than 3 meetings without a probable cause can lead to suspension or impeachment (See Article VIII Section B.3 & Article XII Section D.2). The validity of said action can also be discussed by the senators to make an informed decision & understand the circumstances of absences.

B.7. Special Elections: In case of the vacancy of a Co-Chair, Treasurer, or Chief of Staff during his or her term, a special election will be called to fill that position. Following the special election of a new Executive Board member, the newly constituted executive board will meet to redistribute their responsibilities.


A. Term of Office

A.1. The term of office for Executive Board positions shall begin on the day of their election to such position, and end following official handoff to the USS for the next academic year. Acting in accordance with Article VI; Section D: Good Faith Clause, projects and responsibilities as yet unfinished upon end of term must be appropriately designated so as to meet their completion.

A.2. All Representative Board members of the USS shall begin on the day of the first USS meeting following the official handoff from the previous senate and continue until official handoff to the USS for the next academic year. Acting in accordance with Article VI; Section V: Good Faith, projects and responsibilities as yet unfinished upon end of term must be appropriately designated so as to meet their completion.

A.3. The term of office for an outgoing member shall end upon installation of his or her successor, providing that the individual does not resign, become disqualified, or is impeached.

A..4. Representatives may serve an unlimited number of terms, providing they are re-elected every two semesters.

A.5. Executive Board members may serve no more than one academic year in the same Executive Board position.

A.6. General elections for the following academic year will take place in May. Special elections may be permitted if a school is not represented. There is a limit to one special election a year.

B. Attendance

B.1. Any elected member may be suspended for failure to perform the duties and responsibilities of that office, as outlined by the Constitution and its by-laws.

B.2. USS senators are held to a three strike per semester policy. Senators must receive written communication from the Co-Chairs about each strike within 72 hours of its occurrence. If the Co-Chairs fail to do so, the strike may not be counted.

B.3. Upon reaching three strikes, Senator will be suspended for 14 consecutive days.

B..4. Senator must schedule a “Return to Senate” meeting with the Co-Chair(s) to take place during the suspension period. If Senator fails to do so, Senator will be asked to resign. 

B.5. “Return to Senate”: Co-Chair(s) and Senator will review the Senator Responsibilities document and must develop a Plan of Action with the intent of the continued participation of Senator in the USS. If a Plan of Action cannot be developed, Senator shall be asked to resign.

B.6. Provided a Plan of Action has been put in place, Senator shall be reinstated at the end of the Suspension Period.

B.7. Any strikes after the Suspension Period will cause Senator to be immediately removed from their position.


A. General Meetings shall happen once a month when school is in session

B. Committee Meetings shall happen twice a month when school is in session. Directors may choose to call for a third meeting if circumstances warrant further in-person planning.

C. Directors must provide Co-Chairs and Director(s) of Communication with written confirmation of their next meeting’s date and time after the conclusion of their current meeting.

D. Director(s) of Communication will make the date and time available to  all students.

E. Committee Directors must provide Co-Chairs and Director(s) of Communication with the Agenda 48 hours before Committee Meeting.


A. Agenda items may be emailed by any member of the university to the Co-Chairs 48 hours before a General meeting.


A. By-Laws

A.1. By-laws are defined as binding rules and/or operational procedures for each Senate that adopts them, which are separate from and more specific than the laws defined in this Constitution.

A.2. By-laws may be introduced by any member of the USS.

A.3. By-laws may be adopted, amended or repealed by a three-fourths majority vote; adopted by- laws must be published by the Senate, and will be considered binding upon the entire Senate for the duration of that Senate’s term of service, unless repealed by a three-fourths majority vote.

A..4. By-laws cease to be binding at the end of each Senate’s term, though Senates can choose to adopt all or part of any prior Senate’s by-laws. A record of expired by-laws shall be kept, and shall include at least the text of the by-law, a record of which Senate or Senates adopted it, and if it was repealed by vote a record of which Senate or Senates repealed it.

A.5. By-laws cannot contradict, undermine, or replace any portion of this Constitution.

B. Amendments

B.1. Amendments to this Constitution are individual permanent changes to the language, structure, or meaning of this Constitution.

B.2. Amendments may be introduced by any member of the USS.

B.3. Amendments require a three-fourths majority of votes in favor to be adopted. In the event that multiple changes are being considered they shall each be considered and voted on separately, and will each constitute a separate amendment.

B.4. After an amendment passes, the text of this Constitution will be changed directly, but the amendment passed will be published separately in the Amendments section below, and will include the original text which it alters. A rationale explaining the amendment may be appended to the amendment and published in the Amendments section below.


A. Types of Votes

A.1. Voting senators may vote three ways – YES, NO, or ABSTAIN

A.2. For the purposes of calculating the vote, an ABSTAIN vote temporarily removes the voting Senator from being counted as a qualified member.

B. Voting

B.1. Quorum must be reached of all present to meeting and qualified members to pass any motion.

C. Qualified Voter Total

C.1. Quorum of present members in order for votes to be carried out is set at ½ + 1 of the total non-suspended, qualified senate members.

C.2. If a meeting occurs with less than  ½ + 1 of qualified voting members attending, then any vote must go to online voting. The Director of the committee or Co-Chairs may email the measure to all absent members, and may add their votes to the vote tally within 24-72 hours of the end of the meeting. The Director of Communications will add these votes to the minutes, noting that motion went to online vote.

D. Proxy Voting

D.1. There is no proxy voting.

E. Internet-Initiated Voting

E.1. Votes may be initiated and taken online provided that -

E.1.1. All members are notified online simultaneously

E.1.2. The same percentage rules shall apply as for a meeting vote

E.1.3. The proposal results are minuted using the same minuting method as for a meeting

E.1.4. Voting on online-initiated proposals shall be closed after 72 hours maximum.


A. Purpose of the Code of Conduct and Ethics

A.1. The University Student Senate is the overarching governing organization of the student body of The New School, consisting of proportional representation of elected students from each college of the university. 

A.2. This Code of Conduct and Ethics (‘the Code’ hereinafter),  are the ethical guidelines, for both the Executive and Representative Boards of the The New School University Student Senate, (‘the USS’ hereinafter) for the actions and make decisions in accordance with the values, mission, and vision of The New School and the student body. 

A.3. These guidelines aim to outline acceptable behaviors and actions taken by a University Student Senator (‘Senator’ hereinafter). It is expected that each Senator exercise their best judgment to actively promote and maintain an ethical and moral organizational culture within the USS. 

A.4. In case a Senator is uncertain on the proper course of action, they are strongly encouraged to refer to the Code and the Constitution of the USS, and/or consult the Representative Board of the USS. As ‘ethical and moral codes’ are often subject to various interpretations and execution, it is strongly encouraged that Senators keep open dialogue, either internally or externally, as recommended in the Code.

A.5. Upon entrance to the USS, each member of the Representative Board is required to sign and endorse the following the Code. 

B. The Values and Ethical Principles of the USS

B.1. Transparency/honesty: Transparency is crucial in building trust between the student body and the USS, and between Senators. The effective operation of the USS is dependent on a safe space that allows for honest dialogue, regardless of difference of opinion. Without trust  an effective, well-moraled Senate is nearly impossible to achieve. Transparency is particularly important between the Executive Board and Representative Board, to understand and assess the performance of each Senator.

B.2. Voting Honesty and Veracity: Awareness of topic being voted on, otherwise recommended abstention. In case of uncertainty, Senators are responsible to make efforts to reach a full understanding of the topic presented and/or discussed, such as by asking questions or attempt to obtain further resources/information available to them.

B.3. Equity/fairness:  The aspect of equity affects not only the performance, morale and perception of the USS as an organization, as well as individual USS Senators, but also the quality of students’ experiences at The New School. The USS has no tolerance for any forms of injustice or unfairness and is committed to foster a more equitable environment and culture at The New School.

B.4. Respect: With the cultural diversity of The New School, the importance of mutual respect cannot be overstated. The USS is committed to increase cultural and social inclusion of students of all students. marginalized/disadvantaged backgrounds.

B.5. Empathetic Communication: Senators must be aware of, and sensitive to, the hardships that students of all backgrounds, particularly marginalized backgrounds, may face on a regular basis. Regardless of individual beliefs and experiences, Senators should refrain from invalidation of experiences and claims of such students.

C. The USS Code of Conduct and Ethics

C.1. Fair and Respectful Treatment

C.1.1. Fair and respectful treatment of fellow Senators and Students during meetings, regardless of personal relationships outside of USS proceedings. In practice, this looks like:

  • Waiting one’s turn to speak during meetings, addressing Senators and Students in a respectful tone and manner: i.e. no personal attacks or xenophobic, racist, homophobic, sexist, or ableist behavior.

  • Refraining from harassing or hostile behavior.

    • Punitive actions are strongly discouraged even when a Senator or Student is deemed in the wrong.

    • Senators are strongly discouraged to file a complaint that is retaliatory in nature, or is made with willful disregard of facts or evidence against such allegations.

  • Complying with the moderation of the meeting’s facilitator.

  • Respecting differences in beliefs and approaches to an issue. The USS consists of Senators from diverse professional, academic, and personal backgrounds; thus it is important that each Senator remains respectful of those differences and collaboratively seek solutions to the problem.

    • Objectivity and professionalism is strongly encouraged when facing a sensitive issue. Senators should refrain from violent, disruptive, and discourteous behavior in situations of conflict. Rather, it is essential for Senators to reach a civil consensus and resolution.

C.1.2. Use of Social Media

  • Senators should be aware at all times of their representative position. The Code applies to any actions taken in person and on social media.

C.1.3. Defamation - Libel and Slander

  • Published and personal statements and spoken statements that are defamatory by nature (i.e., libel and slander, respectively) that have damaged, or are likely to damage another person’s reputation are not tolerated whether or not these statements are truthful.

  • A Senator is strongly encouraged to report cases of libel and slander made by another Senator to the members of the Executive Board and follow the Procedure (below) to resolve the problem.

C.2. Procedure for Conflict Resolution

C.2.1. Take the most informal course of action first. At this stage, it is strongly recommended that Senators bring their concerns directly to the person/group in question. 

C.2.2. If the problem remains unresolved, the Senator is encouraged to seek consultation from the Co-Chairs for possible courses of action to be taken to resolve the problem in a timely manner. 

C.2.3. It is imperative that the Senator considers and carefully evaluates the potential risks and benefits of suggested courses of action at this stage. The Senator must remain mindful of ‘Who may benefit and be damaged by certain actions’ and ‘Who will the Senator be serving by taking the action (himself/herself, the student body, etc.).

C.2.4. After implementation of the planned action, the Senator must take corrective actions immediately in case harm ensues even when such result is inadvertent. It is mandatory for the Senator to inform the  Co-Chairs.

C.2.5. The Senator should be encouraged to freely discuss their concerns with the Co-Chairs.  If the Co-Chairs determine that the issue is to be disseminated to the Executive Board, the Senator must conform to the Executive Board’s decision. The Senator is not allowed to talk about the issue in a General Meeting without the permission of the Co-Chairs.

C.2.6. If a student or USS Senator has a complaint about a Senator, this student must bring the issue to the Co-Chairs, and Co-Chairs will conduct an investigation into the allegations. Co-Chairs have the power to decide if this complaint has validity once investigated. If deemed valid, Co-Chairs will take evidence to the Representative Board for a final vote as to what actions must be taken.

C.3. Discrimination

C.3.1. Discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and any other personal identifiers will not be tolerated and may will result in immediate action by the Senate.  Senator must inform Co-Chairs of violation. 

C.3.2. Co-Chairs will evaluate the urgency of corrective action and will be the ones to determine whether the issue should be brought up in General Senate meeting, or shared with the Student Body.

C.3.3. The evaluation process is likely to be dependent on various situational factors; thus it is recommended that the Co-Chairs and Senator discuss it according to the following guiding principles: (1) the willingness of the Senator in question for reparative actions (i.e., the value for equity/fairness, and respect), (2) the degree of foreseeable short- and long-term damages, (3) the Senator’s honesty in disclosing relevant information about the issue (i.e., the value for honesty), etc.  

C.4. Conflict of Interest

C.4.1. While it is fairly common for a Senator to take on multiple roles as a student at The New School, they should not allow a conflict of interest to affect their decisions as a representative of their colleges and a member of the USS.  A conflict of interest may negatively affect the motivation and operation of the USS. The Senator must seek consultation with Co-Chairs in case of uncertainty about the most appropriate actions. Any forms of kickbacks/bribery are not allowed.

C.4.2. Guiding principles: potential harm and benefits to The New School students (how the benefits may be increased and harm may be reduced), responsibility as a representative of a college, the values of transparency and honesty, equity, and respect, etc.

C.5. Defamation

C.5.1. Defamation, regardless of the truthfulness of a claim made either in person or on social media, may negatively influence the organizational reputation of the USS.  It is important that each Senator familiarize themselves with the USS conflict resolution procedures, learns to build and maintain collaborative relationships with others with differing opinions, backgrounds, and beliefs, and to be aware of the possible consequences of acts of defamation (See Fair and Respectful Treatment). Always keep in mind that every action yields an outcome, and that the outcome may be long-lasting.

D.Violations of the Code of Conduct

D.1. In case a violation of the Code of Conduct has been reported to the Co-chairs, and been determined to be deserving of a penalty by the Representative Board, Co-Chairs will proceed with the following penal procedures.  It should be noted that the severity of the violations will be evaluated and weighed in the decisions for penal actions. This means that severe violations will be followed by immediate disciplinary actions, such as impeachment.

(Penalties will result as follows): 

  • If deemed appropriate,  verbal and written warning and review of the Code and Constitution (1st, 2nd warning) 

  • If deemed appropriate, the Senator shall follow the Procedure for Conflict Resolution (C.2).

  • Impeachment is the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something.

  • If a Senator is impeached and removed from the Senate, they are no longer eligible to ever run for another term. 

D.2. Internal Impeachment Procedure

If impeachment is deemed necessary after disciplinary actions have been taken without successful resolution of problems, the following procedure will be taken:

D.2.1. The Co-Chairs will schedule a hearing on a date of a General Meeting. 

D.2.2. The Accused Senator will be notified of the scheduled date and the nature of the hearing. This can be done through official channels, such as emails their The New School account.

D.2.3. The Co-Chairs will distribute evidence at least 48 hours in advance of the time of the scheduled hearing. Failure to do so will result in a rescheduling of the hearing until evidence is provided.

D.2.4. At the hearing, the Co-Chairs will present the evidence to the Senate. The Accused Senator is allowed to defend themselves. Both parties and present Senators must participate in constructive discussions in a cordial and respectful manner, as outlined in the Code.

D.2.5. Each present Senator will cast an anonymous vote on paper ballots; the USS will reach a decision depending on the outcome of the vote.

D.2.6. All concerned parties will be notified about the decision in writing. Email will be used for official notification.

D.2.7. A Senator may also be impeached by three-fourths vote of the Representative Board or by referendum called for by student-led petition. This petition must be affirmed and supported by a minimum of fifty students from the division of the senator in question. The petition must be brought before the Representative Board and can be passed by three-fourths vote.

D.2.7. The accuser will not be allowed to use the public forum section as a hearing or to accuse senators. The student or Senator must follow the directions outlined in Article XIII, Section C.2.6. Any failure to comply with this will result in the accusation being dropped and dismissed.


A. Each Senator must sign and submit the Senator Oath to the Co-Chairs upon accepting their position. 

B. The Co-Chairs will submit the signed oaths to the Executive Board.

C. Hard copies of Senator’s Oath must be retained by the Co-Chairs during the length of Senator’s term plus two semesters.