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  • As SG president, how can I improve relations with officers and senators?

    Because our previous Student Government president had to focus on issues such as finding a new university president and overseeing a building program, the workings of SG kind of fell to the wayside, which I understand. However, most of the members of my SG do not like change and bringing about reforms will be somewhat hard. For example, two of my five officers were my opponents in the presidential election and hard feelings may exist with them and with some of their supporters who are senators. Along with our great advisor, I think that a pre-semester workshop with our officers is needed along with one for senators once school begins. The question is, how should we structure these so that the members are not upset by change, because this will be a new thing (i.e., types of topics, ideas, etc)? Also, how should I go about working to ensure that there is peace and harmony while still making sure that I am able to do the things which I campaigned on and are needed for our school? I know this is a lot! Thanks.
     

     

  • Ask the Experts - 2006.09.18 - Question about removing SG president

    How do we impeach our SG president?
     

     

  • Can a removal of a chair because of rudeness be overturned? (1 of 4 answers): Constitution supports action

    If the executive officers of a Student Government deems inappropriate use of expression (i.e., the use of the middle finger as a response to the student body president in the middle of a General Assembly meeting) and consistent rudeness in speaking during debate as grounds for removal of a chair that was appointed, can this be debated or overturned by the General Assembly if the Constitution specifically stipulates that appointment and removal of a chairperson is at the discretion of the student body president?
     

     

  • Can a removal of a chair because of rudeness be overturned? (2 of 4 answers): Constitution clear, now work together

    If the executive officers of a Student Government deems inappropriate use of expression (i.e., the use of the middle finger as a response to the student body president in the middle of a General Assembly meeting) and consistent rudeness in speaking during debate as grounds for removal of a chair that was appointed, can this be debated or overturned by the General Assembly if the Constitution specifically stipulates that appointment and removal of a chairperson is at the discretion of the student body president?
     

     

  • Can a removal of a chair because of rudeness be overturned? (3 of 4 answers): President has the authority

    If the executive officers of a Student Government deems inappropriate use of expression (i.e., the use of the middle finger as a response to the student body president in the middle of a General Assembly meeting) and consistent rudeness in speaking during debate as grounds for removal of a chair that was appointed, can this be debated or overturned by the General Assembly if the Constitution specifically stipulates that appointment and removal of a chairperson is at the discretion of the student body president?
     

     

  • Can a removal of a chair because of rudeness be overturned? (4 of 4 answers): Proceed with caution, get a consensus

    If the executive officers of a Student Government deems inappropriate use of expression (i.e., the use of the middle finger as a response to the student body president in the middle of a General Assembly meeting) and consistent rudeness in speaking during debate as grounds for removal of a chair that was appointed, can this be debated or overturned by the General Assembly if the Constitution specifically stipulates that appointment and removal of a chairperson is at the discretion of the student body president?
     

     

  • How do I deal with a cocky SG president who hogs the spotlight?

    I’m a student leader at a huge school in Texas. Our SG is very large and I'm one of several hundred people involved in the organization. The student body presidency is a big deal here and the guy we have now gets tons of publicity and undue glory. He hogs the spotlight, acts cocky, and seems to look down at all of us in SG. I’m getting frustrated. Can you help?
     

     

  • How do I make officers give 24-hour notice before canceling attendance at an SG meeting?

    How do I enforce officers to provide 24 hour notice prior to canceling attendance for a meeting? Can executive board members make decisions outside of a committee vote?
     

     

  • How do we impeach an officer?

    Can you give me the basic procedures and guidelines for impeaching someone?
     

     

  • How do you handle vacancies created by SG leaders "studying abroad?"

    It seems that many colleges offer students "study abroad" opportunities. While the value of such opportunities is very much without question, the process can wreak havoc with the SG representation process as good SG members leave mid-year for SA programs.

    I'm interested in hearing how various SG's address filling "temporary" vacancies for study abroad participants.