Students can weigh in on SGA constitution

By Lauren Beeman
The Student Government Association released a copy of its new constitution. The document was released via email by Dean of Students Christine Tracy to the entire student body. Students now have the opportunity to provide feedback.
Here is the full text of President Gino Grivetti’s email to students sent late Wednesday afternoon:

For immediate release . . .

As part of our efforts to continually improve our service to the Quincy University student community, the Student Senate voted last night to immediately replace the existing constitution. The SGA Constitution 2017  is now in effect and is attached. We believe this new model will allow for greater flexibility and relevance to Student Government operations. Student input on the new constitution will be accepted for 30 days, either by email or in person at SGA weekly meetings.
Additionally, as part of the guidelines contained in the new constitution, Elections will be held November 8-10 for 12 at-large Senate positions and the positions of President and Vice-President, which will be elected on a single ticket. Polling stations will be located in Francis Hall, the Cafeteria, the SSC, and North Campus. All students may participate and vote, including graduating seniors. Voting times to be announced. Newly elected officers will be sworn-in February 27. (Future elections will be held two weeks prior to Thanksgiving break and Inaugurations will be held two weeks prior to Spring break). 
Applications are attached and are due by November 3 at  12:00 AM (Noon) emailed to sga@quincy.edu or dropped off in the Campus Ministry Office (FRH 114). Please contact us with any questions. 
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to remind students that SGA is your official representative to the University. Our meetings are almost always open to the public (meetings are only closed if we are discussing individuals or a particularly controversial topic ). If there are problems, we want to address them. Send us an email – or just talk to myself or another Senator – we are here to serve you as we move Forward Together.
pax et bonum,

Gino Grivetti,

President

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