Amendments

Undergraduate Constitutional Amendment B: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Salaries for Officers of Student Organizations (pending validation)

Article VI, Section 1, Subsection C.6 should be added to the ASSU Constitution, and it shall read:

“Any account funded by student fees shall not receive funding for salaries or stipends for any member of the Association.”

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Undergraduate Constitutional Amendment A: Constitutional Amendment to Comply with University Policy, State and Federal Law (pending validation)

Article VI, Section 1, Subsection C.5 should be added to the ASSU Constitution, and it shall read:

“Any account funded by student fees shall not receive funding for the procurement of any and all items prohibited under Stanford University policies and/or State or Federal Law.”

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Graduate Constitutional Amendment A: To Ensure the Long-term Financial Viability of the Graduate Student Council (pending validation)

The quarterly general graduate student fee, which was $16.34 per quarter during the FY 2016-17, be permanently increased by $5.

***GSC Statement: The GSC annual budget is funded in the amount of approximately $100,000 per fiscal year by a mechanism where funds are taken from the reserve account of the GSC to partially fund the GSC’s annual budget. This mechanism was instituted as a method of reducing the reserve account of the GSC after said account was deemed too large, but is unsustainable as it results in a net annual reduction of the GSC’s reserve account. If this mechanism of funding the GSC’s budget is not discontinued, or if this funding disparity is not resolved with the introduction of a new source of funding for the GSC’s annual budget, the GSC will face required and likely dramatic cuts to the organization’s programming budget ...

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Undergraduate Constitutional Amendment C: Constitutional Amendment to Protect the Integrity of Annual Grant Petitions (pending validation)

Appendix 1, Section 2, Subsection B.4.a of the ASSU Constitution should be struck and replaced by the following:

“The organization shall prepare a budget detailing the expenses for which an Annual Grant is sought, and submit this, along with the current budget and a summary of actual expenditures, to the Elections Commissioner in the form of a petition. The budget detailing the expenses may only include expenses requested in the budget originally presented through the UG Senate’s standard process. Such petitions must bear the signatures of 15 percent of the members of the relevant Association population, and request the placement of the amended Annual Grant on the ballot for consideration.”

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