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Section 3 (A3)


Section 3:

Among those powers, not by way of limitation, that the Student Senate shall have are:


1) The Student Senate shall see that all rights and privileges of the students in academic and nonacademic matters are preserved. This will be done within the framework of the Code of Student Conduct and the Academic Grievance Procedure.


2) The power to initiate, undertake, or support any project or activity which, in its opinion, will serve the general interests of the College, the Student Senate shall have the power to revoke the organization’s charter.


3) The power to charter student organizations, to allocate funds from activities fees to those organizations, and to coordinate their activities, within the policies of the State University of New York and those of Clinton Community College. Should a student organization violate a policy of the Student Senate, State University of New York or Clinton Community College, the Student Senate shall have the power to revoke the organization’s charter.


4) The power to conduct investigations and studies, appoint committees, commissions and boards in order to further its legislative functions.


5) The Student Senate shall be responsible for recommending students to memberships on committees of the Faculty Council.


6) The Student Senate shall be responsible for final authorization of all actions of its standing committees.


7) The Student Senate shall have the power to freeze an organization’s funds when it repeatedly fails to meet or is declared inactive by the faculty advisor. The Student Senate further shall have the authority to freeze and/or reallocate previously budgeted funds if the financial regulations for administering these funds are violated by the budgeted organization or program area.


8) The Student Senate shall have the power to recommend impeachment of its officers or members whose conduct and general college record discredits the Student Senate. Action for impeachment must be initiated by:


A) A petition to the Student Senate containing ten (10) percent of the activity fee paying enrollment.


B) A two thirds (2/3) vote of the student membership of the Student Senate.


    The highest-ranking officer of the Student Senate not bringing forth the grievance shall serve as the Chair of the impeachment proceedings. The member of the Senate charged with impeachment may not serve as the Chair. During impeachment proceedings, the officer or Senate member will maintain all duties and rights hereinafter defined. The removal of Senator of officer must be approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the total student membership of the Student Senate after the recommendation of the Chair.