Senator Elections and VP Qualifications Amendment of Spring 2022

In Session April 14, 2022


LeTourneau University Student Senate


Sponsored by Chairmen Drebot, Crowder, Shaughnessy, and Sergeant Rubingh as requested by VP Avent

An Amendment to the Constitution

Relating to the requirements for the Vice Presidential position and Senate Districts

Be it resolved by two thirds of the entire LeTourneau University Student Senate

Short Title

Section A.

This act may be referred to as the "Senator Elections and VP Qualifications Amendment of Spring 2022".

Amendments

Section B.

The following portions of the Constitution shall be amended as follows:

Article I Section C

8. The Vice President must have completed two semesters as a member of Senate before taking office and attended at least 20 sessions as recorded by the Secretary.

Article II Section B

8. Voting Districts:

  • Each residential unit or residential society, being defined as a floor or floors which identify themselves in name and action as a single entity, and commuters; shall be considered one voting district.

  • When in question, The Department of Student Life shall determine the section of housing to be defined as a floor.

  • Each voting district is entitled to two Senators, with the exception of the commuter district, which shall be entitled to ten senators; provided that at least five students live within that district.


Effective Date

Section C.

This resolution shall become effective upon the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester.



Explanations and Reasoning

Section E.

The purpose of this is to clarify some of the requirements for VP and make senator elections simpler.