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Chapter 2

ARTICLE VIII. Initiative and Referendum


Sec. A. Initiative


A motion or resolution may be placed on the agenda of a meeting of the University Faculty by any of the following initiative procedures:

  1. A request of the president,
  2. A request of the chair of the Faculty Senate,
  3. A petition signed by forty percent of the voting members of the Faculty Senate,
  4. A petition signed by two-thirds of the voting members of the University Faculty in any constituent faculty, or
  5. A petition signed by ten percent of the voting members of the University Faculty.

Sec. B. Referendum


Any action of the Faculty Senate may be made subject to referendum by the University Faculty, within six months of the date of such action, by any of the procedures specified above for initiative. A two-thirds vote of the voting members of the University Faculty present at the meeting called to consider such referendum shall be required to overrule the action of the Faculty Senate. In the event that the meeting does not achieve a quorum, that petition of referendum shall expire.