Skip to: Main navigation | MyBUFFSTATE | Main content | Contact information

USG Constitution

The Constitution of the United Students Government is a constantly evolving document. The officers of USG regularly review the policies set in the Constitution and make adjustments to fit the changing needs of the organization and keep it operating on solid ground.

The Rules & Regulations Chair and Rules & Regulations Committee are charged with keeping the constitution and operating rules of the student government organized and available, evaluating proposed changes to the rules, and ensuring that USG and all members operate within the parameters of the rules. The committee also advises member organizations and aspiring member organizations on writing or revising their constitutions and organizational rules. The Judicial Council uses the Constitution as its guide in making decisions on grievances, disputes, and questioned legislation.

The USG Constitution includes the legal procedures of the student government and the responsibilities of the officers of USG and members of USG organizations. Any questions about the Constitution should be addressed to the Rules & Regulations Chair.

The current contitution reflects all changes as of March 2017.

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW USG CONSTITUTION [PDF]

Use the PDF above to read the document; for reference, the articles of the constitution and the topics they cover are listed below:

DESCRIPTION OF USG
ARTICLE I - NAME
ARTICLE II - NON DISCRIMINATORY STATEMENT
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
ARTICLE IV - EXECUTIVE BRANCH

  • Section 1 - Executive Officers
  • Section 2 - Executive Branch
  • Section 3 - Administrative Vice Presidents

ARTICLE V - LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (SENATE)
ARTICLE VI - ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES
ARTICLE VII - COMMITTEES
ARTICLE VIII - JUDICIAL COUNCIL
ARTICLE IX - MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS and STUDENT SERVICES
ARTICLE X - MEETINGS
ARTICLE XI - EXPULSION
ARTICLE XII - ELECTIONS
ARTICLE XIII - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
ARTICLE XIV - AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE XV - AWARDS
HOUSE RULES

Back to Top

United Students Government (USG)

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Campbell Student Union 402
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6701 •  Fax: (716) 878-6600

usgactivities@buffalostate.edu
Connect With Us