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Article I: Name
The name of this organization shall be the UNF Campus Safety Advisory Council.
Article II: Objectives
The objectives of the Council shall be to explore public safety and security issues and problems and to make recommendations regarding their prevention and resolution. All recommendations shall go directly to the University President. Specifically, the Council shall have the following goals:
Article III: Members
Section 1. Subject to appointment by the University President, the following shall be members of the Council:
Section 2. The presidents, or their designees, of the A&P Association, the USPS Association, Student Government, and campus unions as required by their contracts shall be members of the Council. Any association president wishing to specify a designee shall send the name of that person to the Council Chairperson, who shall forward it to the University President for approval.
Section 3. Three faculty members shall be appointed by the University President in consultation with the Faculty Association President.
Section 4. Additional Council members may be appointed at the University President's discretion.
Section 5. All members shall be appointed by the University President and shall serve at the President's discretion.
Section 6. Any member desiring to resign from the Council shall submit a resignation in writing to the Council Chairperson, who shall present it to the University President for action.
Article IV: Officers
Section 1. The officers of the Council shall be a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson. The Council shall select its Chairperson and Vice Chairperson to serve for one academic year prior to its first scheduled meeting at the start of the fall term. All committee members are eligible to serve. Either (or both) the Chairperson and/or Vice Chairperson must be a full-time member of the faculty (excluding visitors).
Article V: Meetings
Section 1. The Council shall hold regular monthly meetings except that meetings need not be held if, in the judgment of the Chairperson, no significant agenda items have been presented for Council consideration.
Section 2. Special meetings can be called by the Chairperson and shall be called upon the written request of five members of the Council. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call. Except in cases of emergency, at least three days' notice shall be given.
Section 3. A simple majority of Council members shall constitute a quorum.
Section 4. There shall be no proxy voting.
Section 5. If a Council member is unable to attend Council meetings for an extended period of time (e.g., a semester), that member may designate a substitute who shall, with the permission of the University President, have voting privileges.
Article VI: Committees
Section 1. Such committees, standing or special, shall be established as the Council shall from time to time deem necessary to carry on its work. The Chairperson shall be an ex officio member of all committees.
Section 2. The Council Chairperson, in consultation with the Council, shall appoint the chairpersons and members of committees, except that, in addition, committees may ask other members of the University community to join them if the committees deem that to be desirable.
Article VII: Staff Support
Staff support will be provided by the Vice President for Administration & Finance. Staff support will take the minutes of Council meetings, maintain Council archives, provide meeting notification to members, and perform such other duties as the Chairperson may specify.
Article VIII: Parliamentary Authority
If need arises for reference to a parliamentary authority, the rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Council in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Council may adopt. The Council's intent is that informality, good manners, and good sense shall determine procedures at Council meetings.
Article IX: Amendment of Bylaws
These bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the Council by a two thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting. All amendments must be submitted to the University President for approval.
Recommended unanimously by the UNF Campus Safety Advisory Council on January 9, 2006. Amended November 3, 2014.
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