ASUC Entities Chart/Guide
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Purpose & CharacteristicsBenefitsAutonomy & AccountabilityLegal StatusGoverning DocumentsHow to CreateExamples
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ASUC-Sponsored Student Organizations• Student orginzation created for any legal purpose including: education, welfare, advocacy, recreation, academics, etc. • Must be registered with the University• Funding
• Space
• Eshelman Hall Access
• ASUC bank account
• Receive 501(c)3 donations through ASUC
• Have ASUC enter contracts on behalf
• Apply for ASUC sponsorship on an annual basis. Sponsorship approved by ASUC CFO and Senate.
• ASUC Judicial Council can revoke sponsorship if orginzation consistently and substantially breaks rules
• All decision making power must be held by undergraduate students in the orginzation
• Entirely independent organization
• "Privately owned"
• Annual sponsorship contract with the ASUC
• Constitution and Bylaws created by the organization • Reviewed by ASUC when it applies for sponsorship • Constitution must include several mandatory clauses about relationship with ASUC • Sponsorship process found in ASUC Bylaw Series 2100 • Apply for ASUC sponsorship • Must already be registered with the University• Muslim Student Association
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ASUC-Sponsored Student Umbrella Orginzations• Same as regular sponsored student orginzation
• Can re-allocate funding to other "child" student orginzations. This allows communities to have more discretion in the allocation of ASUC resouces.
• Engineering Council
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ASUC Chartered Programs• Autonomous student-run unit of the ASUC
• Provides a service to a large & diverse segment of the student body and/or student orginzations
• All benefits of sponsored organizations
• Priority funding and space
• ASUC general liability insurance (includes equipment)
• Access to ASUC lawyer
• Program must have an executive committee. Membership and selection process determined by the indivdiual program.
• ASUC EVP and CFO can appoint one member each to executive committee.
• Executive committee chair required to meet with EVP and CFO three times a semester.
• An integral part of the ASUC
• "Owned by the student body"
• Organizationally autonomous as described in respective column
• ASUCBL 3201 governs general characterstics of all ASUC Programs
• Program has a very general charter as an ASUC bylaw in series 3200. This charter only states the general purposes.
• Program executive committee establishes its own standing rules to govern the program.
• Senate enacts a bylaw in the respective series.
• General requirement of having a preliminary "test body" for at least an academic year before creating a pernament body. Ad hoc committeess should generally be used for this purpose.
• ASUC SUPERB
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ASUC Commissions• Autonomous student-run unit of the ASUC
• Is the ASUC's official spokeperson on a certain matter
• Advance the welfare of the student body
• Actively works on projects, events, etc. to advance that matter
• Head of commission is nominated by commission and appointed by Senate.
• Associated with an ASUC Executive Office, but not subordinate to them. Required to regularly check-in with associated office.
• ASUCBL 3301 governs general characterstics of all ASUC Commissions.
• Commissions has a charter as an ASUC bylaw in series 3300. This charter lays out the general strucutre of the commission.
• ASUC Sexual Violence Commission
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ASUC Chief Appointed Officers• Appointed Officer who heads an office of their staff
• Provides internal services and advice to other ASUC offices and the ASUC as a whole orginzation
• Responsible directly to Senate.• ASUCBL 1401 governs general characterstics of all Chief Appointed Officers.
• Specific job duties created as stand alone bylaw in ASUC Bylaw Series 1400.
• General framework and CFO and CLO found in Article III-B of Constituion.
• Senate enacts a bylaw in the respective series.
• For those in ASUC constituion, amend Constituion
• ASUC Chief Financial Officer
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ASUC Elected & Constituional Bodies/OfficialsIncludes:
• ASUC Senate
• ASUC President, Vice Presidents, Student Advocate
• Judicial Council and Elections Council
• Respoinsible directly to Student Body.•Outlined in the ASUC constituion• Amend ASUC constituionIncludes:
• ASUC Senate
• ASUC President, Vice Presidents, Student Advocate
• Judicial Council and Judicial Council
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ASUC General Pernament Committees• Pernament body which works on an ongoing issues • Usually meets less frequently and performs more sepcific tasks than a commission
• Often used to adminster a fund
• Generally does not receive ASUC benefits/resources other than meeting rooms• Respoinsible directly to Senate, entities making appointments, or student body -- depending on charter.• An integral part of the ASUC
• "Owned by the student body"
• Orginzationally autonomous as described in respective column
• ASUCBL 3401 governs general characterstics of all ASUC Pernament Committees.
• Pernament Committees have a charter as an ASUC bylaw in series 3400. Charter lays out the charge, powers, and memebership of the committee.
• Senate enacts a bylaw in the respective series.
• General requirement of having a preliminary "test body" for at least an academic year before creating a pernament body. Ad hoc committeess should generally be used for this purpose.
• ASUC Grant Committees
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ASUC General Ad Hoc Committees• Tempororary body which works on a specific issue that has a clear and short-term / medium-term goal
• Dissolved once it accomplishes its goal
• Often time these are used as a "test run" for creating a pernament committee or a commission
• Responsible directly to Senate, entities making appointments, or the student body -- depending on charter.• ASUCBL 3401 governs general characterstics of all ASUC Ad Hoc Committees.
• Senate charters Ad Hoc committees by Senate resolution. Charter lays out charge, powers, and memebership of the committee. Some charters are written into the bylaws and are "triggered" if certain criteria are met.
• Senate passes charter by resolution.• Generally have a short lifetime, no pernament examples.
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ASUC Senate Standing Committees• Parlimentary division of the Senate which carries out pernament duties
• Helps dvide up the work of the Senate so that everything is not done at the main meeting
• Each has subject area: Governance, External, and Finance
• Responsible directly to Senate.• An integral part of the ASUC
• "Owned by the student body".
• Subordinate to the ASUC Senate
• ASUCBL 1220 governs general characterstics of all Senate Standing Committees.
• Standing Committees have a charter as an ASUC bylaw in series 1200. Charter lays out the charge, powers, and memebership of the committee.
• Senate enacts a bylaw in the respective series.
• General requirement of having a preliminary "test body" for at least an academic year before creating a pernament body. Ad hoc committeess should generally be used for this purpose.
• Governance & Internal Affairs Committee
• Finance Committee
• External & University Affairs Committee
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ASUC Senate Select Committees• Parlimentary division of the Senate which carries out temporary function
• Often related to thoroughly reviewing a certain motion or making a nomination
• Fairly rare compared to other committees
• Cease to exist when they accomplish their charge
• Responsible directly to Senate.• ASUCBL 1220 governs general characterstics of all Senate Select Committees.
• Senate charters select committees by Senate resolution. Charter lays out charge, powers, and memebership of the committee. Some charters are written into the bylaws and are "triggered" if certain criteria are met.
• Senate passes charter by resolution. • Some charters are written into the bylaws and are "triggered" if certain criteria are met.• Generally have a short lifetime, no permanent examples.
• Example of a "triggered commiittee" is committee to nominated replacment in case of Executive Officer vacancy
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ASUC Departments• Carry out duties delegated by parent office/entity• All benefits afforded by its parent office/entity
• Cannot indepdently apply for ASUC benefits/resources outside of parent office/entity
• Responsible directly to parent office/entity.• An integral part of the ASUC
• "Owned by the student body".
• Part of parent entity
• No governing documents. Created by parent office/entity on an annual basis.• Created by parent office/entity on an annual basis.• EVP Student Orginzational Services Department.
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