Governing Documents

The Student Senate is governed by a series of documents that set out how the Student Senate and its subsidiary bodies carry out the mission of the body as a whole. The autonomy of the Student Senate and its right to self-governance is set out by USNH Board of Trustees' policy, the Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities, and University precedent.

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Student Senate Constitution

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STUDENT SENATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IS THE HIGHEST GOVERNING DOCUMENT OF THE STUDENT SENATE, ITS SUBSIDIARY BODIES, AND ALL INSTITUTIONS UNDER ITS JURISDICTION. THE AUTHORITY OF THE STUDENT SENATE LAID OUT IN ARTICLE I IS REAFFIRMED BY THE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION THROUGH USNH BOARD OF TRUSTEES POLICY, THE STUDENT RIGHTS, RULES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES (SRRR), AND HISTORICAL PRECEDENT.
 
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Student Senate Bylaws

THE BYLAWS OF THE STUDENT SENATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IS THE PRIMARY MEANS BY WHICH THE STUDENT SENATE GOVERNS ITSELF, AND INCLUDES SECTIONS ON ITS STRUCTURE, INTERNAL RULES, THE OVERSIGHT OF THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE, THE APPROVING OF CHANGES TO THE STUDENT RIGHTS, RULES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES (SRRR) AND HOW THE STUDENT SENATE GOES ABOUT REPRESENTING THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT BODY TO THE ADMINISTRATION, LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT, AND THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (USNH).
 
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Student Senate standing orders

THE STANDING ORDERS OF THE STUDENT SENATE ARE APPROVED BY THE BODY AT THE START OF EACH SESSION, AND PROVIDE FOR COMMON RULES OF ORDER THAT ARE NOT FOUND IN ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER. THE STANDING ORDERS ARE MEANT TO ONLY APPLY TO THE STUDENT SENATE AS THE BODY-IN-SESSION, AND GENERALLY DOESN'T REACH INTO MATTERS OF ORGANIZATION.
 
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Safc standard operating procedures (sops)

THE SAFC STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPS) ARE THE PRIMARY GOVERNING DOCUMENT FOR THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE COMMITTEE, AND PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF SAFC'S FINANCIAL OPERATIONS. IT INCLUDES SECTIONS ON SAFO ASSET MANAGEMENT AND NON-SAFO ALLOCATIONS.
 
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Saf appeals process standard operating procedures (SOPs)

THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE (SAF) APPEALS PROCESS SERVE AS THE GOVERNING DOCUMENT FOR APPEALING A DECISION OF THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE COMMITTEE OR THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE BOARD. THESE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPS) ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE OF THE STUDENT SENATE, A COMMITTEE OF STUDENT SENATORS THAT INTERPRET THE STUDENT SENATE GOVERNING DOCUMENTS AND ASSESS THE VALIDITY OF CERTAIN ITEMS UNDER THEM. 
 
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