THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS POLICY MANUAL SUBJECT: Student's Role and Participation in Institutional Decision-making POLICY NO.: 1:2E:15:05 DATED: March 30, 1994 SUPERSEDES POLICY NO.: None DATED: Upon matriculation, students become members of the University community with a significant interest in the decision-making process of the institution. As such, their role as active participants in University governance is assured through the establishment of the Constitution of the Student Government Association. All full-time and part-time students are eligible for membership and have voting privileges in elections for representative seats. The three branches, (1) the Executive branch, (2) the Legislative branch, and (3) the Judicial branch will provide organization to administer the affairs of the Association and conduct business for the greater welfare of the student body. The Student Government Association will provide a forum for public debate of issues of general interest to students. When appropriate, the Student Government Association will make formal recommendations to the President of the University on these matters. In addition, the Association will interact with other constituencies of the University community as representatives of the student body. Students will be participating members of the several committees of the University, except those involving personnel decisions, and faculty tenure and promotion matters. Student Government Association will provide recommendations to the President and Vice President for Student Educational Services for student membership on these committees. The Tennesseee Board of Regents provides for a student member, and a University of Memphis student may be selected periodically for that office. The student will represent the interests of all students in the State University System under the Tennessee Board of Regents. It is the obligation of the students, as members of this academic community, to be informed and involved in the issues affecting the greater good of the University. The Vice President for Student Educational Services and Vice Provost for Enrollment Services will be responsible for developing procedures to implement this policy.