The student council at BMCC consists of all full and part-time students, with the exception of BMCC employees. The student council consists of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, sergeant at arms elected from the student council-at-large at the beginning of the fall semester each academic year. A special activities coordinator may be appointed by the student council officers or president to assist with planning student projects.
The student council, in conjunction with the Student Services advisors, administers the student council funds, plans activities, organizes and promotes events such as fundraisers, picnics, cultural gatherings and field trips.
The Student Council President also represents the concerns of all students as a non-voting ex-officio member of the BMCC Board of Regents.
BAY MILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT
CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS and RULES OF ELECTION
We the students of Bay Mills Community College in order to form a more efficient student council; to create a harmonious relationship between the administration, faculty and students; to maintain the highest educational standards; to further the students' cultural and social welfare do establish this constitution.
ARTICLE I : NAME
The name of the organization of the Bay Mills Community College student body shall here in after be referred to as the BMCC Student Council.
ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP
All full-time and part-time BMCC students will be considered members of the BMCC Student Body.
ARTICLE IV: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS FOR STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS
To be eligible for nomination and election to the BMCC Student Council, a student must be a “student in good standing.” Good standing is defined as making satisfactory academic progress documented by a minimum 2.0 GPA, continuous progress towards a degree, at least 70% attendance in all registered classes, no outstanding financial obligations to BMCC, no misconduct issues as defined in the Student Handbook and you must carry at least an eight (8) college credit load. Candidates for the position of President must be a tribal member. *AMENDED BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING 1-27-07 (FROM 12 TO 8 CREDITS).
All full and part-time BMCC students are eligible to vote, except BMCC employees.
All students wanting to seek election to the Student Council shall complete, sign, and submit the nomination form in the designated office. Once the nomination period closes, the ballot will be prepared and notices will be posted with the voting dates, rules, and locations.
The candidate with the highest number of votes for each position is elected. In event of a tie, another election will be held only for the position for which a tie was declared.
The election shall be under the supervision and control of the Dean of Student Services and office management personnel.
Elections shall be conducted by private ballot, on a voting form provided to each eligible voter, and shall be carried out through the placement in a ballot box which shall be available to voters for not less than 5 consecutive school days. The office management personnel under the supervision of the Dean of Student Services shall count ballots at the conclusion of the voting period.
The term of office for each elected officer or representative from the student body shall be limited to one academic year. This shall not prevent a student from being re-elected to successive terms in the same position or being appointed or elected to different positions in succeeding terms.
If the President steps down or leaves his/her position, the Vice President shall then step into office for the remainder of the academic year. If a vacancy occurs within the remainder of the BMCC Student Council offices, the position shall be filled for the remainder of the academic year by the person who received the next highest number of votes in the election for that office. If no such person is eligible or available to serve, the Student Council shall make recommendations to Bay Mills Community College’s President who will appoint an interested student.
ARTICLE V: OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES
The duties of the President shall be:
The duties of the Vice President shall be:
The duties of the Secretary shall be to:
The duties of the Treasurer shall be to:
The duties of the Sergeant at Arms shall be to:
ARTICLE VI : CONDUCT OF MEETINGS
a. Opening Prayer
b. Call Meeting to order.
c. Roll Call
d. Approval of minutes from prior meeting
e. President's Report
f. Treasurer's Report
g. Old business
h. New business
ARTICLE VII: REMOVAL, VACANCIES, FILLING OF VACANCIES
The entire board of elected officers, or any individual, may be removed from office by majority vote of the BMCC Student Body. A special meeting of the Student Body should be called to order upon receipt by the Secretary of a written petition, signed by at least 20 eligible student body voters, calling for a recall vote by the student government of a member of the elected board of BMCC Student Council Officers and the reason therefore. The member(s) subject to the petition shall be provided notice of the meeting, a copy of the petition, and the opportunity to appear, present witness, answer accusations and speak prior to the recall vote being conducted.
Causes of removal are:
ARTICLE VIII : AMENDMENTS
An amendment to the constitution may be proposed by the Student Council Officers or a member of the Student Council body.
An amendment must be approved by two-thirds of the members of the Student Council Officers before it can be placed on the ballot for the approval of the student body. If the new amendment supersedes an existing regulation, then the full text of both shall appear on the ballot. A two-thirds majority of the balloted vote shall be necessary for ratification.
ARTICLE IX: RATIFICATION
The constitution must be ratified by two-thirds of those voting.
The constitution will be presented to an announced open meeting of Bay Mills Community College Student Body.
The constitution will become effective the semester following ratification, pending Bay Mills Community College Board of Regents approval.