13th Undergraduate Senate Legislation


Legislation Name/Number



Directive 17-18-001: A Directive to Move Money into SG General

Would move $2,000 from Capital Maintenance account to SG General account to fund the Thanksgiving week dining program

Adopted, Signed

 Bill 17-18-001: A Bill to Reform the Finance Process   Would add to the Bylaws a clarification of the position of the Comptroller, adds language to Article 5.1.i In Committee
 Bill 17-18-002: A Bill to Establish a Mental Health Survey  Would establish an official survey to be administered regularly to the student body about the state of mental health services on campus  Passed Committee
 Bill 17-18-003: A Bill to Institutionalize the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program into AU Curriculum  Would enable the SG to participate in seeing an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program be brought to AU

 Failed Committee

 Bill 17-18-004: A Bill to Serve Halal at TDR

 Would establish policy goals and require advocacy to the University related to bringing halal food to AU dining

 Passed Committee

 Resolution 17-18-001: A Resolution to Appreciate the Work of the Residence Hall Association 

 Would express gratitude and appreciation for the work of the Residence Hall Association


 Resolution 17-18-002: A Resolution to Acknowledge the Need for Upgrades on Campus for Students with Physical Disabilities

 Would express the Senate's desire to see more legislation to address the physically inaccessible areas on campus


 Resolution 17-18-003: A Resolution to Label Product Prices in P.O.D.

 Would recommend to the Student Trustee to advocate to the Board of Trustees for prices to be labeled on items in the P.O.D. market 


 Resolution 17-18-004: A Resolution to Support CASEcnct

 Would express the Senate's support for the newly-published website for resources from the Center for Advocacy and Student Equity


 Resolution 17-18-005: A Resolution to Urge American University to Retract Aung San Suu Kyi's Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

 Would express the sentiments of the Student Government in favor of having AU revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary degree after her response to the Royhinga crisis.


 Resolution 17-18-006: A Resolution to Support the Implementation of a Student Ride Program

 Would encourage the university, specifically police and Transportation department, to establish a safe and affordable ride program with a third-party company.
















Resolution 17-18-007: A Resolution to Promote and Publicize AUSG Branches, Departments, Councils, and Members

Would express Senate support for publicizing a new AUSG Directory and Master Directory created by a former senator and the current Secretary 


 Bill 17-18-005: A bill to Develop an AVID Program at AU

 Would establish a policy position within the Student Government to support the establishment of an AVID program at AU


 Bill 17-18-006: A Bill to Make Committee Meetings Accessible to the Public

Would amend the Bylaws to require the publication of Senate and Committee meetings' locations and agendas at least 2 days prior to the meeting


 Bill 17-18-007: A Bill to to Mandate Weekly Office Hours for the Senate Communications Director

Would require the Senate Communications Directors to hold their own office hours 


 Policy Book 17-18-003: A Policy Book for New Ethical and Judicial Standards

Would establish the new ethical and judicial standards of the current Senate and Student Government; proposed by Comptroller  






















































Status Meanings:

Introduced: Legislation filed with the Speaker, added to the agenda of the next Senate meeting

In Committee: Legislation has passed first reading, referred to an appropriate committee to be considered and amended as necessary

Failed Committee: Legislation was not approved by the committee and therefore does not go to the full Senate for consideration

Passed Committee: Committee has considered and amended the legislation, has voted to send the legislation to the full Senate

Failed: Full Senate has discussed and amended the legislation, did not receive enough votes to pass

Adopted: Full Senate has discussed and amended the legislation, received enough votes to pass, has not received signature or veto from President (if applicable)

Adopted, Signed: President has signed a legislation that passed the Senate

Adopted, Vetoed: President has vetoed a legislation that passed the Senate