2017 Proposed Constitutional Amendment

This spring, two students proposed an amendment to the Honor Committee’s Constitution that would change the requirements for ratifying future constitutional amendments. Specifically, the amendment proposes lowering the percentage of voters required to ratify an amendment to the Honor Constitution from three-fifths (60%) of students to 55% of students, provided that at least 10% of the eligible voting population has voted in favor of such an amendment. The requirement that 10% of eligible voters must ratify an amendment is consistent with the language currently in the constitution.

While the Honor Committee has not taken an official stance on the proposed amendment, Committee representatives have published their individual opinions of the proposal, which you can find below. Overall, 18 Committee members plan to vote “no” to the amendment, and 9 plan to vote for it. Three Committee members have yet to publish statements on the amendment; the pages below will be updated to include their opinions.

Read the opinions of Committee Members planning to vote “yes” here.

Read the opinions of Committee Members planning to vote “no” here.

Read the opinions of candidates for the 2017 – 2018 Committee here.

 

 

Current Amendment Process

 

Proposed Change to Amendment Process