Constitution

Preamble

We the members of the Pacific Undergraduate Community Council, in order to provide a more responsible and effective form of representation for the undergraduate community hereby ordain and establish this mission and constitution.

Name

The name of this organization shall be the Pacific Undergraduate Community Council.

Purpose

The mission of the Pacific Undergraduate Community Council is to facilitate cooperation among students, faculty and administrators to promote the free exchange of ideas in the pursuit of both student and university goals. Specifically, PUCC will strive

Authority

It shall be within the powers of the Pacific Undergraduate Community Council

Membership

There shall be 15 members of the Pacific Undergraduate Community Council.

Term of office The All student members with the exception of the Freshman Representative shall be elected or appointed during the Spring Semester, shall assume office at the last Council meeting of the academic year, and shall serve until the last Council meeting of the following year. The Freshman Representative shall be elected in September and shall take office at the first meeting in October and shall serve until the last Council meeting of the year.

Voting privileges All members of the Pacific Undergraduate Community Council are voting members.

Student Members

President The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Council

Powers and Duties

Vice-President

Powers and Duties

Budget Authority

Powers and Duties

Secretary

Powers and Duties

At-large Representives (2)

Powers and Duties


Residence Housing Association Representative

Powers and Duties
Serves on committees as assigned

InterGreek Council Representative

Powers and Duties
Serves on committees as assigned

Board of Trustees Representative

Powers and Duties
Reports on the actions and discussions of the BOT
Serves on committees as assigned

Freshman Representative

Powers and Duties
Serves on committees as assigned

Faculty / Staff Members Dean of Students

Powers and Duties
Serves on committees as assigned

Director of Student Activities

Powers and Duties
Serves on committees as assigned

Dean of the Faculty

Powers and Duties
Serves on committees as assigned

Faculty Representatives (2)

Powers and Duties
Serves on committees as assigned

The Executive Board

The executive board shall be made up of the 5 elected officers from the spring elections.

Powers and Duties

Meetings Frequency and Timing

PUCC will meet regularly for an hour once a week at a day and time convenient to the membership. PUCC will meet once a month at a day and time convenient to the membership for an elongated time to discuss larger issues and implement actions.

Quorum
A minimum of 8 members must be present at any meeting to enact any legislation.

Procedures
Without sacrificing the informal nature of the proceedings, Robert's Rules of Order will be the overall methodology of conducting PUCC meetings.

Vacancies

The President shall nominate candidates to fill a vacancy in the elected membership of Council, subject to approval of the body, until a new election can be held. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the positions of RHA or IGC Representatives, the President shall inform the constituency and call for the election or appointment of a new representative within 10 days. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the position of BOT Representative, a new BOT Represented must be chosen following the established procedures. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the position of Secretary, the President may assign a new Secretary at his or her discretion.

Removal from Office

An individual shall be automatically removed from office upon the accumulation of three unexcused absences from regular PUCC meetings. An individual shall be automatically removed from office if no longer a full-time undergraduate student at Pacific University. An individual shall be subject to removal from office when found to be in violation of any procedure or principle outlined in this constitution. A three-fourths (3/4) majority vote of the Council shall decide the guilt or innocence of any member charged with a constitutional violation. In this context, a charge shall be a simple motion to impeach based on the alleged constitutional violation(s). Appeals to a removal from office can be made to the Executive Board within one (1) week of the removal. The Executive Board shall investigate and render a decision within ten (10) days of the appeal. The decision of the Executive Board is final.

Committees Standing regular committees

Standing regular committees

Club Appropriations Board

This board oversees and manages the budget process review and makes renders decisions with regard to the allocations of student activity fees to clubs and organizations.

CORE Administration Committee

This committee is an enabling committee where clubs and organizations could get and give information about meeting organizational goals. This committee will assist clubs and organizations with an analysis of needs and the preparation of requests for funding. This committee could also offer forums, workshops or trainings on such issues as publicity, the nuts and bolts of leadership development, meeting goals, and the like.

Public Relations Committee

This committee would deal with promotions, advertising, publicity, web pages, reach-outs and other methods of letting the campus community know what PUCC stands for and is doing. This committee would also be responsible for Boxer Basics.

Campus Life Committee

This committee would review and make recommendations relative to any of quality of life issues our students might face. The committee will work for the enhancement of such items as facilities, campus improvements, student safety, food, and transportation. This committee would liason with University departments and divisions (University Advancement, Alumni Relations, Academic Affairs, Student Life) to bring student concerns to these departments and bring departmental concerns back to PUCC. This committee also provides input to the President's Office with student feedback and desires relative to commencement including recommendations for commencement speakers.

Programming Committee

This is a pro-active committee which will reach out to students to elicit feedback and assess needs with relation to national, community and campus issues and their effect on our student body. This committee develops election guidelines and oversees election processes. This committee would also deal with student concerns and developmental opportunities that don't fall into anything above.

Co-Curricular Committee

This committee is designed to help individual students and groups of students with funding for academically-related endeavors. Travel funds for conference attendance, fees for speakers on campus, and other related expenses are usually covered by the this committee.

Standing ad hoc committee

Evaluation Committee

This committee will evaluate the performance of the PUCC officers and members in order to make PUCC a more efficient organization and to make the members more able as leaders and representatives.

Amendments

This comstitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the entire membership of PUCC.