The Lory Student Center Governing Board Constitution

Approved March 21, 2007. Revised November 8, 2012

The Colorado State University Charles A. Lory Student Center is the community center of the university, serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. Its stated purpose is:

  1. To enhance the academic climate by extending the learning process for the individual beyond the classroom, laboratory, and library;
  2. To provide and develop an environment and programs pertinent to the intellectual, social, cultural, recreational, and personal development of individuals and groups within the campus community.

ARTICLE I – NAME

Section 1
This organization shall be known as the Lory Student Center Governing Board of Colorado State University; also referred to as the LSC Governing Board or LSCGB.

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE

Section 1
It is the purpose of the Lory Student Center Governing Board within the policy power granted to it by the Board of Governors to formulate, initiate and review the following:

  1. General policy regarding the operation and future planning of the Lory Student Center.
  2. Procedural policy related to the use of the Lory Student Center facilities.
  3. Policy related to the regulation of the activities, members, guests, and organizations using the facilities.
  4. Policy related to the suspension of use, or denial of privileges for students or student organizations using the facilities, provided such action does not supersede University regulations.

Section 2
It is not the purpose of the Lory Student Center Governing Board to extend its policy power to legal, fiscal or personnel matters that have been predetermined by the State Board of Governors.

Section 3
The Lory Student Center Governing Board is empowered to grant exceptions to Center policies when they are merited.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1
Membership of the Lory Student Center Governing Board shall be defined by the By-Laws of that Board, but shall include:

  1. The Executive Director of the Lory Student Center.
  2. A Graduate Assistant in the Lory Student Center.

Section 2
The chairperson for the Lory Student Center Governing Board shall be a student selected by the Board in accordance with its By-Laws.

Section 3
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

ARTICLE IV – RECALL AND REVERSAL

The Lory Student Center Governing Board voting members and acts are subject to recall and reversal

respectively, upon referendum of the student body in which at least 15% of the students have voted and in which the motion to overrule is carried by a simple majority of those voting.

ARTICLE V – VETO POWER OF THE STUDENT CENTER DIRECTOR

The Student Center Executive Director may veto Lory Student Center Governing Board policies if s/he feels they are not in the best interests of the total Student Center operation and/or the University. Such a veto may be overruled by a referendum of the student body in which at least 15% of the students have voted and in which the motion to overrule is carried by a simple majority of those voting.

ARTICLE VI – AMENDMENTS

Section 1
Amendments to this constitution may be proposed by notice of such amendment, given in writing, one (1) meeting prior to its consideration.

Section 2
Amendments must be sponsored by at least two (2) members of the Lory Student Center Governing Board.

Section 3
Amendments must be passed by two-thirds of the membership of the Lory Student Center Governing Board.

ARTICLE VII – BY-LAWS

Section 1
The Lory Student Center Governing Board may recommend such By-Laws for adoption as are necessary and proper for the efficient operation of the Lory Student Center Governing Board.

Section 2
Amendments to the By-Laws may be proposed by notice of such amendments, given in writing, one (1) meeting prior to its consideration.

Section 3
By-Laws and amendments to the By-Laws will become effective immediately upon passage by two-thirds vote of the Lory Student Center Governing Board.

Section 4
No By-Laws or amendments to By-Laws shall be contrary to, nor overrule any section of this constitution.