Polices and Procedures

Board By Law:  1.2200
Policy Number:   
Subject Area:  Board of Trustees By Laws 
Approved Date:  05/23/2016

Pursuant to the Illinois Public Community College Act, a Student Trustee shall be elected and seated and shall have the right to participate as a member of the Board of Trustees.  Each Student Trustee shall participate in an orientation session provided by the College President and/or the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to serve as Student Trustee, a student must be in good academic standing, with no disciplinary actions, as determined by College officials, maintain a 2.5 G.P.A., and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours each semester he/she serves as Student Trustee.  In addition, to run for Student Trustee, the student must file a petition containing a minimum of thirty (30) unduplicated student signatures.  Such petition shall be provided by the Student Services division.

TERM AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Student Trustee shall serve a term of one year beginning with the April Board of Trustees meeting, and shall have all of the privileges and responsibilities of membership, including the right to make and second motions, to serve on Board committees, and to attend executive sessions.  While, pursuant to the Illinois Public Community College Act, the Student Trustee is a non-voting member of the Board, the Board of Trustees may provide the Student Trustee an advisory vote at its discretion.  Such vote shall be recorded, but will not factor into the vote count when determining passage of agenda items.  The Student Trustee is not considered in determining a quorum of the Board of Trustees.  The Student Trustee shall receive the same Board meeting materials as the regular Trustees, with the exception of items considered, in the discretion of the College President, to be sensitive personnel materials.  The Student Trustee shall be notified of these issues in advance and shall abstain from voting on any sensitive personnel agenda items for which he/she has not reviewed Board materials.  The Board will be informed of the sensitive personnel material the Student Trustee did not receive.

The Student Trustee is also responsible for representing the student body at all Board meetings, and for providing reports and updates regarding student issues, activities, and events at all Board meetings, as required. The Student Trustee is expected to participate in Student Trustee activities at the State Level and provide reports and updates on such activities as appropriate. Further, the Student Trustee is required to conform to and uphold all Board policies and procedures, as well as serve as a role model for other students, participate in the commencement ceremony and other official functions of the District as required, and to communicate and maintain confidentiality of information in a professional manner.

REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

The Student Trustee may be removed for cause, based on unexcused absences, breaching confidentiality, not fulfilling the obligations of the Student Trustee position, failure to conduct himself/herself in accordance with established professional standards for students and the Board of Trustees, or for other causes determined by the Board to be cause for removal.  If a Student Trustee is removed during his/her term, the Kaskaskia College Student Congress shall conduct an election to select a Student Trustee to fulfill the remaining balance of the term.

Approval History:  Replaces Student Trustee 1.16 Approved May 23, 2016