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BRIEF: Senate approves new constitution, changing name for next year

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Student Senate voted on and approved a new constitution March 4 during an executive session. The constitution, which includes new representation for senate members, will be implemented in the fall.

Senate will also be changing its name to the “Student Government Association.”

The constitution was written by senior Sam Thompson, vice president.

Senate will now allow student representatives from different dormitories.

According to article 2, section 3, “Dorm Representatives shall be composed of two members from Wright Hall, two members from Hardy Hall, two members from Livingston Hall, two members from Baker Hall, two members from Roush Hall, one member from Miller Hall, one member from Meadows Hall, and one member from Forester Village. Each Dorm Representative will be chosen by his/her respective hall for one academic year.
Dorm Representatives will be elected in the spring semester prior to the ensuing academic year.”

The full constitution can be viewed here: Student Senate constitution 2015

Article 11 is not included because it has to be voted on by the Student Union.

“This constitution is something that will transcend this current senate class,” Thompson said in October 2014. “We want future Huntington Foresters to reap the benefits of an organized and representative constitution.”

Senate last changed their constitution in 1998.

The Huntingtonian will continue to update this story.

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