Constitution of Washington College
Below is the Constitution of the Washington College by Student Government Association as of November 11, 2014. You can download the constitution here.
We the students of Washington College in order to promote our welfare, represent our opinion, endorse social feeling, protect the best interest of our college, and foster cooperation among ourselves and our community do herby ordain and establish this Constitution for the Washington College Student Government Association.Article I. Legislative Powers
The legislative power of the Student Government Association shall be vested in the Senate.Section 2.
The Senate shall be composed of members who are elected yearly, by their respective constituents.
A. The Presidents of each class shall serve as a Senator representing their respective classes.
B. Members will be elected at the beginning of each fall semester, except class Presidents.
C. The Speaker will be elected the week before spring break in the spring semester.
- Each of the Senators, excluding the nominees, will vote by secret ballot for one of the nominees.
- The Speaker shall serve his position either until the next scheduled Speaker election, his impeachment, or his vacating of his office.
D. The amount of representatives from each dormitory will be prescribed by the number of residents given in the by-laws.
Article II. Executive Powers
A. The President, Vice President, and Financial Controller shall be elected separately and will serve a term of one year unless he or she is removed from office or resigns. In the event the President vacates office, the Vice President shall assume all duties of the office and become President. If for any reason the Vice President or the Financial Controller vacates their office, the President within two weeks shall name a successor who must be confirmed by a 3/5 vote of the Senate.