The Membership of Milwaukee Student Government (M.S.G.) shall be restricted to those students who have paid their student activity fee, and are enrolled in a College Academic Program.
Regular General Assembly meetings will be held bi monthly on alternate days of the week, Monday through Friday, at alternate periods of the day to insure that the same class is not missed repeatedly, unless the availability of representatives dictates quorum can be achieved if the meetings are held at the same day and time each week. Reminder notices will be posted prior to the meetings and it is the responsibility of the representative to maintain knowledge of and attendance at these meetings.
Special meetings may be called by the President. Written notification shall be made 7 days prior to the meeting. Any member of the Executive board can call a special executive council meeting with the consent of the President, and upon notification of all council members with at least 24 hours notice.
The Officers shall be nominated by the General Assembly (with the exception of the Parliamentarian, Communications Director, and Sargent At Arms.) at the first meeting of the Fall semester,.All Officer positions are available even those held by incumbents allowing a challenger to their position. Candidates may be nominated for more than one office but may only be elected to one position. Nominations for officers may be accepted until the election, which will take place at the second meeting of the fall semester. Any member of the M.S.G. may be nominated for any vacant officer position, with the exception being the President and Vice President Position which requires that the candidate have had been a member of M.S.G. for a minimum of one (1) Semester without any disciplinary action.
The President shall be granted the authority to appoint a qualified representative to be the Parliamentarian, Communications Director, and the Sargent At Arms. The General Assembly must ratify this action by simple majority.
The duties of the President are:
The duties of the Vice President are:
The Duties of the Recording Secretary are:
The duties of the Treasurer are:
The duties of the Parliamentarian are:
The duties of the Sargent At Arms are:
The Duties of the Communications Director are:
No Officer of the M.S.G. shall be allowed to hold another officer position in any other campus organization.
The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Correspondence Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Sargent At Arms, and the Communications Director.
The Executive Board shall function in a advisory capacity to the President and to the General Assembly, in policy making, besides fulfilling the individual duties of its members. It shall also assist in implementing the Presidents various programs.
The Chain of command shall be: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer. In the event the highest ranking Officer is not present, the next in command will act in their place in making the general decisions, and heading meetings as necessary.
The Standing Committees shall be Legislative, Fund Raising, Events, and Community Relations
The Chairpersons of these committees are appointed by the Vice-President and must be ratified by the General Assembly by majority.
The Chairpersons may create sub-committees and appoint a chairperson for each committee at the approval of the Vice-President.
Quorum at all meetings shall be required to vote on business brought to the General Assembly. Quorum must be made up of at least 51% of the members in good standing.
All actions presented before the M.S.G. shall pass by a simple majority vote unless otherwise specified by these by-laws or Roberts Rules of Order. The President or Representative acting as President shall have the right to vote only to break a tie
A Representative may only vote by proxy at the discretion of the President and only twice during a semester. A Representative then has to give a written vote to the President, who will present this proxy vote to the Parliamentarian to hold till the vote is called.
Any Amendment to the By-Laws must first be presented in written form discussed then tabled until the next regularly scheduled meeting. At this time it will be open for discussion again as an agenda item of new business and can be voted on. If passed by a two thirds (2/3) vote of all members in good standing of the M.S.G. the By-Laws shall so be amended.
Any portion of the By-Laws can be suspended by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the representatives present for the duration of that meeting. After that meeting the Bi-laws suspended shall be re-instated.