Article III: Union Executive Board

Section 1: Executive Powers

The executive powers of the Union shall be vested in the Union Executive Board. The Executive Board shall:

  1. Consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, who are elected by the student body for a term of one year; and members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

  2. Manage the operations of the Union.

  3. To carry out initiatives consistent with student concerns.

Section 2: President

The Union President shall preside over the Executive Board and serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Union. The President shall:

  1. Represent the Brandeis University Student Body in the larger community

  2. Have the power to write and sign checks on behalf of the Union.

  3. Have the power to appoint students to serve on the Union Executive Board .

  4. Communicate a State of the Union message to the student body at the end of each semester.

  5. Preside over at least one Intra-Union Meeting per semester, at which attendance by every Union elected or appointed representative is required.

Section 3: Vice President

The Vice President shall be the President of the Senate. The Vice-President shall:

  1. Preside over the Senate.

  2. Serve as the liaison between the Senate and the Executive Board.

  3. Set the schedule for Senate meetings for the academic year, and call special meetings of the Senate as necessary.

  4. Oversee the Senate Committees and appoint Senate Committee Chairs, as specified in the Bylaws.

  5. Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President, or in the event that the office becomes vacant.

Section 4: Treasurer

The Union Treasurer shall serve as the comptroller of all Union funds in accordance with this Constitution and Union Allocations Board decisions. The Treasurer shall:

  1. Maintain all financial records of the Union, including club budgets.

  2. Have the power to write and sign checks on behalf of the Union. The Treasurer shall not have the authority to initiate any expenditures not previously authorized by the Senate or the Union Allocations Board

  3. Serve as a member of the Union Allocations Board

  4. All candidates for Treasurer must have served for at least one semester in the Union Treasury and/or Allocations Board.

  5. Have the power to appoint students to serve as Assistant Treasurers.

  6. Create the budget for the Union to be confirmed by a 2/3 vote of the Senate.

Section 5: Secretary

The Union Secretary shall oversee the daily operations of the Union Government. The Secretary shall:

  1. Oversee all Union elections, petitions, and amendments.

  2. Maintain an accurate record of amendments to this Constitution and the Bylaws, and update both documents accordingly.

  3. Be responsible for the facilitation and upkeep of the Student Union Constitution. Upon approval of an amendment, the Secretary shall be empowered to make changes regarding structure, formatting, and grammar in other parts of the Constitution for consistency. These changes must be approved by the Senate by two-thirds vote.

  4. Regularly update the student body.

  5. Oversee the proper functioning the Union Office and Romper Room.

 

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