Faculty Handbook

Student Life Committee Bylaws

I. Objective

The Student Life Committee is concerned with all factors in the University that affect:

A.  The quality of life for students; and

B.  Students full access to opportunities available in the University.

II. Areas Of Responsibility

A.  To develop, review and recommend to the University Senate, Student Government Association, and the Administration all policies affecting student life.

B.  To act as a liaison among all University constituencies on matters affecting student life.

C.  To act as advocate for the enhancement of the quality of Student Life on campus.

D.  To advise the Vice President of Student Affairs on matters relating to student life.

III. Powers

All legislation, policy recommendations, and decisions related to the objective of this committee shall be brought to the Student Life Committee for review and further recommendation.

IV. Membership

The voting members of this committee (14) are as follows:

A.  Four teaching faculty members, one from each school, elected for overlapping two-year terms by the teaching faculty of their respective schools.

  1. Teaching faculty may send alternates if they are unable to attend.

B.  Seven students: three appointed by the Student Government Associations; one appointed by the Greek Council; one appointed by Greek Council; one appointed by the Inter-Residence Hall Council; and one from Varsity Sports appointed by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; and one from Club Sports appointed by the Coordinator-Recreation, intramural and Club Sports.

  1. Students may send alternates if they are unable to attend.

C. Six administrative members of this committee are as follows:

* Dean of Student Affairs or Designee

* Director of Athletics or Designee

* Director of The Center for Student Involvement (formerly Student Life Office) or Designee

*Chief of Police or Designee

*Assistant Dean of Student Affairs or Designee

*One Resident Director elected from among the Resident Directors or appointed by the Director of Housing

  1. Three administrative members will have rotating voting privileges for one year committee terms.
  2. The three non-voting administrative members can serve as alternates should a voting administrative member not be in attendance.

V. Conduct Of Business

A.  Meetings

  1. The first meeting of each academic year shall be convened by the previous year’s chair, if that individual still serves on the committee. In his/her absence, the Dean of Student Affairs will convene the meeting. Student appointments to the committee must be made by the end of September.
  2. A quorum shall consist of a majority of voting members (8), with a minimum of three students.
  3. Committee meetings will be held on a monthly basis during the academic year, or as called by the Chairperson.

B.  Officers

  1. The Chairperson shall be elected by majority vote at the first meeting of the academic year.
  2. Each member shall fill the position of secretary in turn on an alphabetical rotating basis, unless otherwise agreed to by the committee.

C.  Reports

  1. The committee, through its chair, shall report all policy recommendations to the University Senate.
  2. The committee must submit an annual report to the University Senate.
  3. The committee shall submit any reports on an advisory basis to the Dean of Student Affairs.
  4. The committee shall report back on the status of any issue referred to it.

D.  Minutes

Minutes of all meetings shall be distributed to:

  1. All members of the committee.
  2. University Senate President.
  3. University Senate Archivist (2 copies)
  4. University President.
  5. Vice President for Student Affairs

E.  Amendments

These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of members present at any regularly scheduled meeting at which there is a quorum and the approval of the University Senate and the President of the University.

Student Life Committee Approval:  Mar. 17, 1992
Senate approval:  Mar. 18, 1992 (R92-4-3)
Admin. Approval:  May 18, 1992
Rev. Senate Approval:  R-00-05-08
Admin. Approval:  Oct. 23, 2000
Rev. Senate Approval:  Nov. 15, 2000 (R-00-11-05)
Admin. Approval:  December 14, 2000
Rev. Senate Approval R-03-05-02
Admin. Approval:  08/05/03
Rev. Senate Approval: (R-04-11-04), 12/15/04
Admin. Approval: 2/10/05
Senate Approval:  Feb. 21, 2007 (R-07-02-06)
Admin. Approval:  5/4/07

Student Life Committee Approval: April 8, 2013

Senate Approval: May 8, 2013 (R-13-5-2)

Admin. Approval 6/11/13


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