ASNMU Constitution

Table of Contents

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

Article III

The Associated Students of Northern Michigan University are furthermore governed by the additional:

1. Requirements and Qualifications

Only persons who meet the following criteria shall be eligible for membership in the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University, Subcommittees and appointments to other committees:

A. Must be registered for six or more credit hours during the Fall and Winter Semesters on the Marquette campus of Northern Michigan University.

B. Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

C. Must be free of any form of University imposed Disciplinary Probation, as defined in the Student Handbook, part 2-Student Code, 2.9-Penalties, imposed through the University's judicial process.

D. Associated Students of Northern Michigan University members must live in their constituency or be enrolled in their constituency during the Fall and Winter Semesters of their term of office.

E. All Student Judiciary members are exempt from Constituency requirements.

F. Executive Council for the purpose of constituency requirement must be enrolled on the Marquette campus.

2. Election Requirements

A. The President shall set the timeline for annual elections in accordance with Article II, section 2, letter F of this Constitution.

B. Australian ballot shall elect all representatives of Associated Students of Northern Michigan University from their constituencies during the general elections.

C. General elections shall be held no later than two weeks prior to the end of the Winter Semester on a date set by the Elections Committee with the approval of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.

D. The Associated Students of Northern Michigan University shall assume office no later than one week following the election and shall serve the until the next Assembly assumes office in the next academic year.

3. Impeachment and Removal

A. The President, Vice-President, members of the All Student Judiciary and Assembly representatives shall be liable to impeachment for misconduct and neglect of office.

B. Any member of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University and All Student Judiciary may bring impeachment charges through their respective branch before the Assembly.  Upon a three-fourths affirmative vote of the Assembly, the charges will be referred to the All Student Judiciary or other comparable student judiciary.

C. Upon conviction by the members of the All Student Judiciary or other comparable student judiciary, the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University or All Student Judiciary member charged shall be removed from office and forever be banned from service in any form in Student Government and any committee or position of appointment granted by the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.

D. Persons appointed to positions by the Assembly (i.e. Treasurer, secretaries, and any member of a subcommittee) may be removed by a three-fourths affirmative vote of the Assembly, without the need of impeachment and review of the All Student Judiciary.

4. Advisors

A. The Advisor(s) for Associated Students of Northern Michigan University shall be appointed directly by the President of Northern Michigan University.

B. No less than one Advisor must be appointed by the second week of the Fall Semester.

C. The Advisor(s) shall serve one-year term(s).

5. Referendum

A. The sole authority to call a referendum is a privilege of the President of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University.

B. A referendum may be called at any time by the President of Associated Students of Northern Michigan University, and approved by a three-fourths majority vote of the Assembly.