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Executive Board

Offices of the Student Senate

The Student Senators are those individuals chosen or who volunteer to represent their student organization.   


The executive officers are those individuals that are elected in the Spring Semester. They hold a responsibility to bring before the senate any issues concerning the student body. They will also vote on these issues and participate in Student Senate activities. Officer terms are Summer, Fall and Spring Semester of the following year.   


All students of Ohio University Zanesville, in "Good standing" and may serve as an Executive Officer or Senator.   


The Executive Officers: 

1. Shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Media Officer. 

2. Shall hold executive meetings with strict confidence.   


The President of the Student Senate Shall: 

1. Be responsible for the efficient and effective functioning of the Student Senate. 

2. Be the official representative of the Student Senate. 

3. Preside at all meetings of the Student Senate. (As their schedules permits) 

4. Organize a meeting among the Executive officers of all the student organizations. 

5. Shall vote only in situations where a tie occurs. (Applies only for executive board votes does not apply to a general or student body vote.) 

6. Determine the number of office hours and the meeting times for each semester. 

7. Carry out duties delegated to them by the Advisor.   


The Vice President of the Student Senate Shall: 

1. Be the presiding officer in the absence of the President. 

2. Audit the Treasure's reports. 

3. Appoint all committee heads. 

4. Supervise preparation of orientation of any new Student Senate members. 

5. Have the power to call emergency meetings of the Student Senate as they see it. 

6. Carry out duties delegated to them by the President.   


The Secretary of Student Senate shall: 

1. Record and report all proceedings of the Student Senate. 

2. Update and maintain extensive files pertaining to Student Senate staff, constitution, inter-college communication and information of professors. 

3. Have the power to call emergency meetings of the Student Senate as they see it. 

4. Carry out duties delegated to them by the President.   


The Treasurer of the Student Senate Shall: 

1. Prepare all check requests for reimbursement of payment of services. 

2. Keep the balance of Student Senate's account. 

3. Be responsible for the distributions and the transcription of all monies allotted to the Student Senate. 

4. Keep a running account of all receipts and deposits. 

5. Have the power to call emergency meetings of the Student Senate as they see it. 

6. Carry out duties delegated to them by the President.   


The Media Officer of the Student Senate shall: 

1. Be in charge of the web design. 

2. Responsible for maintaining and securing repair as needed for the computer equipment. 

3. Be responsible to update the web page as needed with correct and current information. 

4. Have the power to call emergency meetings of the Student Senate as they see it. 

5. Collect and organize the schedules of all senate members. 

6. Be responsible for all office correspondence of the Student Senate, including correspondence to: 

A. Outside sources and general student body. 

B. Faculty, staff and administration 

C. Student Senate members 

D. Keep a record of attendance and availability at every senate meeting. 

7. Carry out duties delegated to them by the President.   


The Advisor of the Student Senate shall: 

The Advisor (Each organization sponsored by the University appoints a member to represent them on the Student Senate board this person shall be designated an Advisor.) 

1. Assist the Student Senate members as much as possible. 

2. Attend Student meetings and functions. 

3. Working with staff to ensure officer reports. 

4. Monitoring senators to ensure that they are current students via course schedule.   


Should an executive council member be suspended due to a vote, the suspended member may be reinstated as a representative upon a vote the next semester. In the case of resignation, vacancy or impeachment a new election shall take place among remaining Student Senate members for that office.   


Election Qualification and Procedures 

1. All Student Senator candidates must be registered as full or part time student at OU Zanesville. 

2. All students of Ohio University Zanesville in "good standing" may serve as an Executive Officer or Senator. 

3. "Good standing members" must be present or "absent with notification" at three meetings and or events per academic year.