ASNMU Constitution

Table of Contents

Preamble
Article I - Legislative Branch
Article II - Executive Branch
Article III
Article IV - Judicial Branch
Article V

Article II - Executive Branch

1. Executive Council

The executive power of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University rests with the Executive Council of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.  The Executive Council shall consist of the President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.

2. Powers and Duties of the President

A. The President is the official head of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University, and as such speaks for the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.

B. The President of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University shall serve as the chair of the Executive Council.

C. The President or his/her designate shall serve as the official representative of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University and be a member ex-officio of all committees, with the exception of the Elections Committee, established under this constitution, Bylaws, or under the executive decree.

D. The President may call a general assembly of the student body.

E. The President may call special sessions of the Assembly if he/she deems it appropriate to the functioning of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.

F. The President shall call for the determination of an election schedule.

G. The President may veto any legislation passed by the Assembly within two weeks from when action was taken.  The President must submit in writing to the Assembly his/her reasons for the veto.

H. The President has the power to recommend policies to the Assembly at the beginning of each semester and periodically thereafter.  This must be in the form of a written report.

3. Powers and Duties of the Vice-President

A. The Vice-President shall serve as the chair of the Executive Council in the absence of the President.

B. The Vice-President shall assist the President in the execution of his/her duties.

C. The Vice-President also serves as Chair of the Appointments Committee.

D. The Vice-President shall succeed to the office of President in the event of a vacancy in that office.

4. Responsibilities of the Treasurer

A. The Treasurer shall be appointed by the President.

B. TheTreasurer of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University will also serve as the Chair of the Student Finance Committee.

C. The Treasurer shall prepare and present to the Assembly and Executive Council a detailed request for the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University Operating Budget for the Fall, Winter, and Summer Sessions.

D. The Treasurer shall maintain an accurate, up-to-date ledger by line item for all expenditures from the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University Operating Budget.

E. The Treasurer shall present a written report of all expenditures and the present balance by the line item at each regular meeting of the Assembly and Executive Council.

F. The Treasurer shall have unlimited access to all records of financial transactions involving the Student Discretionary Activity Fund.

G. The Treasurer shall be privy to all findings of the auditor's report involving the Student Discretionary Activity Fund.

5. Powers and Duties of the Executive Council

A. The Executive council shall meet no less than once a week during the Fall and Winter Semesters when classes are in regular session.

B. The Executive Council shall assist the President in the execution of his/her function.

6. Vacancies in the Presidency and Vice Presidency

A. In the event of removal, resignation, incapacity, or extended absence of the President, the elected Vice-President shall assume the office of President.

B. In the event of removal, resignation, incapacity, or extended absence of the Vice-President, the vacancy shall be filled by Presidential appointment and is subject to confirmation by a three-fourths vote of the Assembly.

C. In the event that both the President and Vice-President are removed, resign, or otherwise vacate their offices, the Assembly shall choose from among its voting members a President and Vice-President who shall assume the roles of the Executives.