Bill No. 12-08 2011/2012 MUSC SGA Committee: Academic Affairs | Date Submitted: 02/15/2012 |

**A Constitutional Amendment**** **

**The amending of the SGA representation policy for individual colleges.**

**Purpose:** To amend the representation policy for SGA representatives per college.

**Whereas:** In the event that no student from a college is available to serve, the reserved seat shall become an at-large seat for the college for that term. This also applies to individual programs within the College of Health Professions. Lastly, the Algorithm for College Representation on the SGA will be determined using the total student enrollment per college from the previous “academic” year according to Enrollment Services figures.

**Be it enacted** by the Medical University of South Carolina Student Government Association assembled in regular session the following:

That the Student Government Association Constitution be altered to read as follows:

**Appendix A**- reads:

Algorithm for College Representation

Procedure: Determine total student enrollment per college from the previous year according to Enrollment Services figures (Column B).

Divide each enrollment figure by 50 (Column B/50). Adjust the lowest resulting quotient (Column C) to 3.5. The difference between the lowest quotient in column C and 3.5 is the constant for the year. Subtract the constant from each remaining quotients (Column C – Constant= Column D) Round the result to the nearest whole number. This provides the revised number of representatives for the following year (Column E).

(Algorithm Chart)

In addition to the above algorithm, the following stipulations have been applied to ensure fair representation from all programs of study:

1) Each college may not exceed more than two representatives per class in addition to two members at-large.

2) Within the College of Health Professions, each degree-granting program of study is guaranteed to have at least one representative. In the event that no students from a certain program are available to serve, the reserved seat shall become an at-large seat for the college.

**Let Appendix A- read:**

Algorithm for College Representation

Procedure: Determine total student enrollment per college from the previous academic year according to Enrollment Services figures (Column B).

Divide each enrollment figure by 50 (Column B/50). Adjust the lowest resulting quotient (Column C) to 3.5. The difference between the lowest quotient in column C and 3.5 is the constant for the year. Subtract the constant from each remaining quotients (Column C – Constant= Column D) Round the result to the nearest whole number. This provides the revised number of representatives for the following year (Column E).

(Algorithm Chart)

In addition to the above algorithm, the following stipulations have been applied to ensure fair representation from all programs of study:

1) Each college, excluding the College of Health Professions, may not exceed more than two representatives per class in addition to two members at-large. In the event that no student from a college is available to serve, the reserved seat shall become an at-large seat for the college for that term.

2) The College of Health Professions shall not exceed 12 representatives. Within the College of Health Professions, each degree-granting program of study is guaranteed to have at least one representative, while the remaining representatives will be determined by the College of Health Professions' SGA. In the event that no students from a certain program are available to serve, the reserved seat shall become an at-large seat for the college for that term.