About the Constitutional Council
The Constitutional Council was created to ensure that the ASSU acts in the best interests of students and within the guidance of the ASSU Constitution. The Constitutional Council adjudicates cases where the constitutionality under the ASSU Constitution of an act by an Association legislative body, the President of the Association, the Nominations Commission, the Elections Commission, or any member(s) of the Association is called into question, including student groups.
The Constitutional Council is comprised of 5 members. All members must be currently enrolled students. Members shall serve until they resign, cease to be enrolled students, or are removed by a 4/5 vote of both Association legislative bodies. The Constitution tasks the ASSU President with selecting candidates for the Council and the legislative bodies are tasked with confirming candidates.
As the Constitutional Council meets on an adhoc basis, members of the community are invited to subscribe to the following email list in order to receive notice of meetings here.
If you are interested in seeing the minutes and agendas of the Constitutional Council, you may access them here.
Inquires and Case Filings
If you are interested in learning more about the Constitutional Council and/or believe that you have a case to be brought forward, you can contact the chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cases may also be submitted to the chair at that email.
This flowchart below delineates the process the Council will follow upon receipt of a case filing.
Records of previous Constitutional Council case files can be found here.
Rules of Order of the Constitutional Council
The Rules of Order of the Constitutional Council can be found here. All interested parties, especially parties with business before the Constitutional Council, are encouraged to read these rules.