STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
We the students of Cape Fear Community College, in order to promote and enhance academic achievement and experience beneficial as citizens, to promote better school projects, to create unity among all by establishing healthier relations between students and all elements of the college community, to provide ways and means for the betterment of this school and its students through the advancement of leadership and scholarship do ordain and establish this constitution to set forth the rules and regulations of the Student Government Association for the students of this college.
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be known as the Student Government Association of Cape Fear Community College.
ARTICLE II: ADMINISTRATION
The Student Government Association shall at all times uphold the principles and policies of Cape Fear Community College. It is recognized that any authority vested in the Student Government Association is the authority delegated by Cape Fear Community College administration; therefore, activities must be submitted to the Director of Student Activities and the Vice President of Student Development for practical review and approval.
ARTICLE III: ADVISOR
The Director of Student Activities will serve as advisor to the Student Government Association. The Advisor shall appoint a co-advisor or advisors from staff or faculty to assist in the planning, organization, and execution of certain student activities with the approval of the SGA Executive Council. In the absence of the Director of Student Activities, the Vice President of Student Development will assume the responsibilities.
ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall be open to all students paying activity fees. Student ID.s shall be issued at appropriate times throughout the year and will be valid as indicated on the ID card. Students paying activity fees make up the Student Government Association and will be entitled to have a voice in its operation. The privilege of participating in activities sponsored by the Student Government Association shall be extended to each CFCC student.
ARTICLE V: BUSINESS AND FINANCE
The SGA Executive Council as provided within this Constitution and Bylaws shall conduct all business and financial development of the Student Government Association.
ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS
The Student Government Association shall hold meetings as set forth in the Bylaws or as necessary to discharge the duties assigned to it. Such meetings shall be announced by generally accepted means at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance. Roberts Rules of Order shall be used for parliamentary procedures and to decide all questions of order.
ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS
The Student Senate may amend the Constitution and Bylaws through action; also, this Constitution and Bylaws must be in conformity with local and state policy. Any amendments or revisions must be approved by a majority of those attending a Student Senate meeting except in cases otherwise stipulated.
ARTICLE VIII: RATIFICATION
Amendments to this Constitution shall be adopted upon approval by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Student Senate, subject to the direction of the Executive Council and approval of the Director of Student Activities and the Vice President of Student Development.