Amendment Procedures

Original Policy Source NIU Constitution - Article 10
Policy Approval Authority University Council
Primary Audience Faculty
Status Active
Policy Category/Categories Faculty & Academics

Amendment of the constitution shall be accomplished by the following sequence of procedures:

10.1 Written notice of a proposed amendment may be presented at any regular meeting of the University Council by any voting or nonvoting member, but no final action shall be taken on a proposed amendment until at least the next regular meeting of the University Council.

10.2 Approval of the proposed amendment by a two-thirds vote of the University Council members voting.

10.3 Approval of the proposed amendment in a faculty referendum in which a majority of those voting concur. For voting eligibility, see Article 6, Section 6.1.1.

10.4 Approval of the proposed amendment by the Board of Trustees pursuant to the Board of Trustees Governance Documents.

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