Section 1: Process for altering the Constitution. The self-government and organization of this SGA may only be altered though the available processes outlined in this Article of this Constitution.
Section 2: Amendments to this Constitution.
- Amendments to the Constitution may be initiated by a petition of 5 percent of the student body or by a vote of two-thirds of the Senate.
- Amendments must be ratified by a vote of two-thirds of the students voting on the amendment.
- Referenda on amendments shall be held only during the spring SGA election or the fall Homecoming election.
- The full text of the amendment or amendments shall be published online at the website of the SGA at least two weeks prior to the referendum.
- The full text of the amendment or amendments may also be published in the campus newspaper at the discretion of the President on the condition that the President signs his or her name to the bill that proposes any amendment or amendments.
Section 3: Convention.
Constitutional conventions may be assembled only for the express purpose of writing a new constitution for the SGA. The calling of the constitutional convention must adhere to the following procedure:
- Convention Resolution calling for the writing of a new constitution must pass both the Senate and the First Year Council by a nine-thirteenths majority vote;
- The SGA President signs his or her name to this Convention Resolution, expressing the full sentiment of the members of the Executive Council;
- The students at The University of Alabama approve this Convention Resolution by a nine-thirteenths majority vote of those voting in either the spring SGA election or the fall Homecoming election.
- A constitutional convention that has been called must be composed of elected delegates from each of the schools and colleges at The University of Alabama so as to equal two times the apportionment of Senate seats among the schools and colleges as outlined in Article III, Section 2 of this Constitution. Delegates must stand for election in a campus-wide vote thirty full-class days after the spring SGA election or fall Homecoming election that calls the constitutional convention as outlined in Section 3, subsection A of this Article.
- A constitutional convention that has been called and for which delegates have been selected shall not assemble for longer than the duration of the academic year in which the constitutional convention is called. A convention that fails to produce a proposed constitution within the academic year of its calling shall be dissolved.
- A convention that produces a constitution shall submit their proposed constitution to the students at The University of Alabama in a referendum twenty full school days after the formal proposal has been produced.
- The students at The University of Alabama must approve this proposed constitution by a nine-thirteenths majority vote of those voting in order for that constitution to be ratified into law.