By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief
Posted 10:15 PM EST, Tues. June 7, 2016
Updated 8:20 AM EST, Weds. June 8, 2016
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.
In an announcement through Twitter, Howard University Student Association’s 5th HUSA General Senate Assembly will be holding a meeting today at 7 p.m. EST by conference call.
HUSA Senate will convene on June 8th, 2016 at 7:00pm via conference call – 218-339-7800 Code: 8834697. Howard students & staff are welcome
— HUSA Senate (@HUSASenate) June 7, 2016
Earlier this morning, HUSA Senate representatives released the agenda for today’s meeting to The Hilltop. DeJoiry McKenzie-Simmons, Vice-Chairman of HUSA Senate, said that the Senate leadership plans to discuss the goals and expectations of the Senate, discuss the review of the Senate bylaws as well as the constitutional review convention.
The constitutional review convention will be introduced to the Senate by the 56th HUSA executive administration. HUSA President Allyson Carpenter is set to be on the agenda to discuss a bill that her administration will like to bring to the floor of the Senate.
“We would like to encourage students, faculty and staff to be attendance of HUSA Senate meetings. It is our goal to provide transparency to the student body throughout the upcoming academic year,” said McKenzie-Simmons. “We will also provide an official release of our summer and academic year meeting dates, time and location in the upcoming week.”
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HUSA Senate Agenda for June 8, 2016 (Courtesy of HUSA Senate)
According to the Howard University Student Association Constitution, Article IV, here’s what you need to know about HUSA Senate and its meetings:
Section 2. Powers and Responsibilities
The Senate shall be the student government body representing all the Student Councils of schools and colleges established by the Howard University Board of Trustees. Its function is to deal with the issues and concerns of the students collectively and it shall have the responsibility to exercise all the powers enumerated herein and those not specifically designated to the Policy Board.
Section 3. Meetings
Clause A. The Senate shall meet on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.
Clause B. Meetings of the Senate shall be open to the student body unless a closed meeting is called by the voting body with 2/3 approval of the voting body.
For full information on HUSA Senate, student government and the entire Howard University Student Association Constitution, download the latest Howard University 2015-2016 Student Handbook.