OUR VIEW: You can decide USU Constitution changes
Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 00:10
The student government doesn’t call a special election every day. Or every semester. Or even every year. That means the next 48 hours are important for USU students.
The ASUSU Constitution isn’t the property of the student government. It’s owned by the entire student population and it’s about to be changed. A lot.
The changes are provided on the website — including the one that changes ASUSU to USU Student Association. When first proposed, the idea was welcome by most, but questioned by others. And rightly so. Doug Fiefia’s bill inspired the plethora of changes approved by the executive officers.
The biggest concern involves money. It costs money to change a name on letterheads and official documents. Students should care about this because it affects them directly not just through expenses, but because it’s their constitution that’s being amended.
Voting is simple and easy. Officers will be available on the first floor of the TSC to answer questions and provide a mechanism for students to vote. The website, vote.usu.edu, will also be open 24 hours.
Be responsible and care. If that doesn’t happen, there’s absolutely no reason to complain about anything the student government does.