As Amended Through October 8, 2012
Article I — Basic Structure
Section 1. For the purpose of exercising legislative functions in matters of educational policy and other powers and duties specified in the University Statutes, there is hereby established a unicameral body to be known as the Senate of the Urbana-Champaign Campus.
Section 2. The Senate shall consist of persons who are members of the faculty, Other Academic Staff, and student electorates, elected in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. Elected members shall have full floor and voting privileges on all matters before the Senate except as provided in Article VI, Section 11. Ex officio members shall have full floor privileges on all matters before the Senate, but shall not vote except as provided in Article VI, Section 7.
Section 3. For the purpose of implementing the provisions of this Constitution and of providing for the internal organization of the Senate, the Senate shall enact such bylaws as it deems necessary and proper, not inconsistent with this Constitution. Bylaws of the Senate shall be adopted, amended, or repealed only upon two-thirds vote of the senators present and voting at a Senate meeting, provided due notice (as defined in Article VI, Section 10) of such proposed action has been given. Unless otherwise provided, bylaws or amendments thereto shall be effective immediately upon adoption.
a. Any member of the Senate may introduce at a regular or special meeting of the Senate a proposed amendment to the Constitution. Due notice (Article VI, Section 10) shall be given that the amendment will be introduced at such meeting.
b. The Senate shall act on the amendment at a subsequent regular or special meeting which occurs at least ten days after the meeting at which the amendment was introduced. Due notice (Article VI, Section 10) shall be given that the amendment will be acted upon at such meeting. Adoption of the amendment shall require a vote of no less than two-thirds of the senators present and voting at the meeting. After adoption of a constitutional amendment by the Senate, the Senate shall transmit the amendment to the Board of Trustees for action, in accordance with the University Statutes.
Section 5. A quorum necessary for a Senate meeting shall consist of 100 senators elected and serving.