Meet the Senate

SUNY Adirondack Student Association

In accordance with their constitution

Job Description:  President

Eligibility

  • The President, the Trustee, and the Treasurer shall be members of the Sophomore class.
  • The President and the Treasurer shall serve one-year terms from the day of graduation to the following spring graduation.
  • A Sophomore Senator, and thus a member of the Sophomore class, shall be one who has completed 24 or more credit hours.
  • Candidates for membership in any position of the Senate must have obtained either a cumulative or quality grade point average of at least 2.00 at the end of the semester immediately prior to that semester in which the candidate is running for the position.
  • Senate members must maintain a 2.00 QPA or CQPA during the academic year.  At the end of each semester, if the person that is serving does not maintain the above requirements, he or she will be removed from the Senate.

Duties:  The powers and duties of the President of the Student Association shall be as follows:

  1. Preside over all meetings of the Senate
  2. Provide a written agenda for every Senate meeting and have a bi-weekly written report of the President’s activities.  (These are to be filed with the Student Association Secretary).
  3. With the advice and consent of the Senate membership, appoint the chair and members of all standing committees
  4. Call special meetings of the Senate when necessary
  5. Represent the members of the Student Association at official College ceremonies and upon other occasions where such representation is appropriate
  6. Appoint members of delegations to all Student Association Inter-Collegiate Conferences or meetings, with the approval of the Student Association
  7. Present Senate recommendations directly relating to the College environment to the President of the College.  (Copies of such recommendations are to be filed with the Secretary of the Student Association.)
  8. Temporarily maintain any powers and duties the Senate deems necessary.  Such powers and duties shall exist for a maximum of one semester and be approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the Senate.
  9. In conjunction with the Coordinator of Student Life, be empowered to conduct any necessary Senate business when the College is not in regular session
  10. The President of the Student Association shall have five designated office hours per week while the college is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Additionally,

  • No Officer of Senate may be an officer of any other Student Association organization or of the Faculty – Student Association.
  • All Officers and Senators are required to attend every regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate.  If a Senator misses more than three (3) such meetings per semester, he/she will be removed from office unless such absences are excused.  Excused absences shall include personal illness, death or illness in the family, or other circumstances approved in advance by an excuse, to the President of the Student Association, to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.  These excuses are to be filed by the Secretary of the Student Association.
  • All Senate members are required to attend meetings of a standing committee to which he or she has been appointed.  Furthermore, the designated Senator will be required to perform duties concerned with, and become a working member of, said committee.

SUNY Student Association

In accordance with their constitution

Job Description:  Vice-President

Eligibility

  • The Vice-President and the Secretary shall be members of the Freshman class.
  • The Vice-President and the Secretary shall serve one-year terms from the day of their election to the day that the next Freshman Officers are inducted.
  • A Freshman Senator, and thus a member of the Freshman class, shall be one who has completed less than 24 credit hours.
  • Candidates for membership in any position of the Senate must have obtained either a cumulative or quality grade point average of at least 2.00 at the end of the semester immediately prior to that semester in which the candidate is running for the position.
  • Senate members must maintain a 2.00 QPA or CQPA during the academic year.  At the end of each semester, if the person that is serving does not maintain the above requirements, he or she will be removed from the Senate.

Duties:  The powers and duties of the Vice-President of the Student Association shall be as follows:

  1. In the absence of the President, preside at Senate meetings.
  2. In the event of extended incapacity on the part of the President for any reason, assume the powers and responsibilities of the President of the Student Association.
  3. Provide a written, bi-weekly report on his/her activities, to be filed with the Secretary of the Student Association.
  4. Be the Chairperson of the Constitution Revision Committee, voting on said Committee only when a tie exists, and Chair of the Inter-Club Council.  He/She shall also be a member of any other committee to which he/she is appointed.
  5. At least once every three (3) years review and/or revise the Student Association constitution.
  6. Be the liaison between the Senate and all student organizations.
  7. Be a voting member of the Senate.
  8. The Vice-President of the Student Association shall have five designated office hours per week while the college is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Additionally,

  • No Officer of Senate may be an officer of any other Student Association organization or of the Faculty – Student Association.
  • All Officers and Senators are required to attend every regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate.  If a Senator misses more than three (3) such meetings per semester, he/she will be removed from office unless such absences are excused.  Excused absences shall include personal illness, death or illness in the family, or other circumstances approved in advance by an excuse, to the President of the Student Association, to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.  These excuses are to be filed by the Secretary of the Student Association.
  • All Senate members are required to attend meetings of a standing committee to which he or she has been appointed.  Furthermore, the designated Senator will be required to perform duties concerned with, and become a working member of, said committee.

SUNY Adirondack Student Association

In accordance with their constitution

Job Description:  Student Trustee

Eligibility

  • The President, the Trustee, and the Treasurer shall be members of the Sophomore class.
  • The Student Trustee shall serve a one-year term from July 1 to the following June 30.
  • A Sophomore Senator, and thus a member of the Sophomore class, shall be one who has completed 24 or more credit hours.
  • Candidates for membership in any position of the Senate must have obtained either a cumulative or quality grade point average of at least 2.00 at the end of the semester immediately prior to that semester in which the candidate is running for the position.
  • Senate members must maintain a 2.00 QPA or CQPA during the academic year.  At the end of each semester, if the person that is serving does not maintain the above requirements, he or she will be removed from the Senate.

Duties:  The powers and duties of the Student Trustee of the Student Association shall be as follows:

  1. Attend all Adirondack Community College Board of Trustee meetings.
  2. Present a monthly, written report about his/her activities, to be filed with the Secretary of the Student Association.
  3. Be a member of the Constitution Revision Committee, and any other committee to which appointed.
  4. Be a voting member of the Senate.
  5. The Trustee of the Student Association shall have five designated office hours per week while the college is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Additionally,

  • No Officer of Senate may be an officer of any other Student Association organization or of the Faculty – Student Association.
  • All Officers and Senators are required to attend every regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate.  If a Senator misses more than three (3) such meetings per semester, he/she will be removed from office unless such absences are excused.  Excused absences shall include personal illness, death or illness in the family, or other circumstances approved in advance by an excuse, to the President of the Student Association, to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.  These excuses are to be filed by the Secretary of the Student Association.
  • All Senate members are required to attend meetings of a standing committee to which he or she has been appointed.  Furthermore, the designated Senator will be required to perform duties concerned with, and become a working member of, said committee.

SUNY Adirondack Student Association

In accordance with their constitution

Job Description:  Treasurer

Eligibility

  • The President, the Trustee, and the Treasurer shall be members of the Sophomore class.
  • The President and the Treasurer shall serve one-year terms from the day of graduation to the following spring graduation.
  • A Sophomore Senator, and thus a member of the Sophomore class, shall be one who has completed 24 or more credit hours.
  • Candidates for membership in any position of the Senate must have obtained either a cumulative or quality grade point average of at least 2.00 at the end of the semester immediately prior to that semester in which the candidate is running for the position.
  • Senate members must maintain a 2.00 QPA or CQPA during the academic year.  At the end of each semester, if the person that is serving does not maintain the above requirements, he or she will be removed from the Senate.

Duties:  The powers and duties of the Treasurer of the Student Association shall be as follows:

  1. Be responsible for the administration of Student Activity Funds, in accordance with the policies defined by the College Administration, the Senate, and the Faculty-Student Association procedures.
  2. Maintain accurate records of the income, expenditures and current balances of the Student Activity fund.
  3. Prepare a weekly Treasurer’s Report and present it at regularly scheduled Senate meetings.  (Copies of this report shall be filed with the Dean for Student Affairs and Secretary of the Student Association.)
  4. Investigate expenditures or allocation of monies from the Student Activity Fund.
  5. May require all student organizations or activities which receive student activity funds to submit a full monthly Treasurer’s Report for his/her inspection.
  6. Be a voting member of the Senate.
  7. Be the chairperson of the Budget Committee.
  8. Report to the Senate uses of the monies of the Student Activity Fund by a student organization that conflicts with the policies set by the State University of New York, the College, and the Senate.
  9. Interpret all policies directly relating to the use of Activity Fees.
  10. The Treasurer of the Student Association shall have five designated office hours per week while the college is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Additionally,

  • No Officer of Senate may be an officer of any other Student Association organization or of the Faculty – Student Association.
  • All Officers and Senators are required to attend every regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate.  If a Senator misses more than three (3) such meetings per semester, he/she will be removed from office unless such absences are excused.  Excused absences shall include personal illness, death or illness in the family, or other circumstances approved in advance by an excuse, to the President of the Student Association, to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.  These excuses are to be filed by the Secretary of the Student Association.
  • All Senate members are required to attend meetings of a standing committee to which he or she has been appointed.  Furthermore, the designated Senator will be required to perform duties concerned with, and become a working member of, said committee.

SUNY Adirondack Student Association

In accordance with their constitution

Job Description:  Secretary

Eligibility

  • The Vice-President and the Secretary shall be members of the Freshman class.
  • The Vice-President and the Secretary shall serve one-year terms from the day of their election to the day that the next Freshman Officers are inducted.
  • A Freshman Senator, and thus a member of the Freshman class, shall be one who has completed less than 24 credit hours.
  • Candidates for membership in any position of the Senate must have obtained either a cumulative or quality grade point average of at least 2.00 at the end of the semester immediately prior to that semester in which the candidate is running for the position.
  • Senate members must maintain a 2.00 QPA or CQPA during the academic year.  At the end of each semester, if the person that is serving does not maintain the above requirements, he or she will be removed from the Senate.

Duties:  The powers and duties of the Secretary of the Student Association shall be as follows:

  1. Maintain an accurate record of all meetings of the Senate.  Copies of the minutes of each meeting shall be distributed, after approval by the Senate, to the Vice-President for Academic and Student Services, the President of the College, and the student body.  The minutes will include any acts passed or rejected by the Senate and any recommendations approved by the Senate.
  2. Maintain a file of all agendas, minutes and written reports given at every meeting, as well as all correspondence of the Senate and its standing committees.  Such records must be kept on file for a minimum of three years.
  3. Conduct the correspondence of the Student Association.
  4. Be a voting member of the Student Senate.
  5. Maintain a file of all Treasurer and Budget Committee Reports.
  6. The Secretary of the Student Association shall have five office hours per week while the college is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Additionally,

  • No Officer of Senate may be an officer of any other Student Association organization or of the Faculty – Student Association.
  • All Officers and Senators are required to attend every regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate.  If a Senator misses more than three (3) such meetings per semester, he/she will be removed from office unless such absences are excused.  Excused absences shall include personal illness, death or illness in the family, or other circumstances approved in advance by an excuse, to the President of the Student Association, to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.  These excuses are to be filed by the Secretary of the Student Association.
  • All Senate members are required to attend meetings of a standing committee to which he or she has been appointed.  Furthermore, the designated Senator will be required to perform duties concerned with, and become a working member of, said committee.

SUNY Adirondack Student Association

In accordance with their constitution

Job Description:  Senator

Eligibility

  • There shall be 16 senators that will serve a one-year term.
  • During the academic year, there shall be seven (7) Freshman Senators, seven (7) Sophomore Senators, five (5) Officers, and two (2) Part-Time Student Senators.
  • A Freshman Senator, and thus a member of the Freshman class, shall be one who has completed less than 24 credit hours.
  • A Sophomore Senator, and thus a member of the Sophomore class, shall be one who has completed 24 or more credit hours.
  • Both Freshman and Sophomore Senators shall serve a one-year term, defined here as being the period from the day of election until a successor is appointed.
  • A Part-Time Senator must carry from three (3) to eleven (11) credit hours per semester to remain eligible for his/her Senate position.  A Part-time Senator attempting more than eleven (11) credit hours is required to resign his/her seat in the Senate.
  • Candidates for membership in any position of the Senate must have obtained either a cumulative or quality grade point average of at least 2.00 at the end of the semester immediately prior to that semester in which the candidate is running for the position.
  • Senate members must maintain a 2.00 QPA or CQPA during the academic year.  At the end of each semester, if the person that is serving does not maintain the above requirements, he or she will be removed from the Senate.

Duties:  The powers and duties of the Senator of the Student Association shall be as follows:

  1. Be aware of the demands and needs of the student body.
  2. Introduce, for the consideration of the Senate, any motions or resolutions, which, in his/her opinion or the opinion of any member of the Student Association, will advance the purposes of the Student Association and the governing body of the Student Association.
  3. Be a voting member of the Senate
  4. All senators of the Student Association shall have two designated office hours per week while the college is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Additionally,

  • No Officer of Senate may be an officer of any other Student Association organization or of the Faculty – Student Association.
  • All Officers and Senators are required to attend every regularly scheduled meeting of the Senate.  If a Senator misses more than three (3) such meetings per semester, he/she will be removed from office unless such absences are excused.  Excused absences shall include personal illness, death or illness in the family, or other circumstances approved in advance by an excuse, to the President of the Student Association, to be reviewed by the Executive Committee.  These excuses are to be filed by the Secretary of the Student Association.
  • All Senate members are required to attend meetings of a standing committee to which he or she has been appointed.  Furthermore, the designated Senator will be required to perform duties concerned with, and become a working member of, said committee.

 

 

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