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Constitutional Referendum

The changes to Article V, Paragraph B, Section 2 of the MSA Constitution will be as such:*

(*changes in bold)

‘(2) Selection of Senators
For the purpose of selection of Senators, the Senate body shall be 81 representatives.

a) 50 will be divided by percent of total enrollment of each Undergraduate Degree Program. The total undergraduate enrollment as defined by the University of Missouri – Columbia will be determined on the 21st day of the winter semester. These seats shall be defined as academic college senators.

‘b) 30 seats will be defined as at-large senators and be elected at a full Senate meeting of the term. Of the 30 at-large seats, one will be allotted to each non-MSA undergraduate member organization of Joint Session. Each Joint Session member organization will determine their own selection process for their MSA Senator. Of those at—large seats remaining, a minimum of 6 seats will be designated to students of freshman standing as defined by the University of Missouri-Columbia.

c) Upon election, the Speaker of the Senate will receive one seat in accordance with the bylaws of the association.’

Shall read as:

‘(2) Selection of Senators
For the purpose of selection of Senators, the Senate body shall be 81 seats.

a) 50 will be divided by percent of total enrollment of each Undergraduate Degree Program. The total undergraduate enrollment as defined by the University of Missouri – Columbia will be determined on the 21st day of the winter semester. These seats shall be defined as academic college senators.

‘b) 20 seats will be defined as at-large senators and be elected at a full Senate meeting of the term. Of those at—large seats, a minimum of 6 seats will be designated to students of freshman standing as defined by the University of Missouri-Columbia.

c) 10 seats will be defined as organizational senators and will serve for a semester-long term, with the terms beginning at the start of the fall and spring semesters. These seats will be divided between the following organizations: Four Front, Interfraternity Council, Legion of Black Collegians, Missouri International Student Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association, Residence Halls Association, Freshman Council and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. These organizations will determine their own selection process for their MSA Senator. The seat held by Freshman Council shall be elected in an at-large process by the full Senate during the spring semester.