Structure of the Assembly
Each degree-granting unit shall receive at least on representative on the Assembly. The remainder of the 45 elected voting representatives are apportioned using the Huntington-Hill method based on each unit's enrollment.
Per the Constitution, there are six ex-officio representatives of the Assembly: one first-year undergraduate student, one first-year graduate student, one non-traditional student, one international student, one transfer student, and one Pell Grant eligible student.
Other Ex-officio members
In addition to the above listed ex-officio members, the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Student General Counsel also act as ex-officio members of the Assembly. The Assembly may grant other executive officials ex-officio status by a simple majority vote.
The Assembly creates and operates several committees to facilitate its operations. The necessary committees include the Rules and Finance Committees, but the Assembly may create as many as they see fit.
The Rules Committee writes and reviews legislation concerning rules and elections within the Central Student Government.
The Finance Committee writes and reviews legislation that requires the expenditure of CSG funds. The Finance Committee also works closely with the CSG Treasurer in putting together the semester budget.
The Resolutions Committee writes and reviews legislation that does not get referred to other committees. New legislation often originates in the Resolutions Committee
Executive Nominations Committee
Meets as needed
The Executive Nominations Committee evaluates all nominations from the Executives for Commission Chair positions or appointments to campus-wide committees. The Executive Nominations Committee vets the nominees and renders a recommendation on the appointment, which is then presented to the Assembly. Up to 5 members of the Assembly may serve on the Executive Nominations Committee, including the Chair and Vice Chair.
The Communications Committee writes and reviews legislation that requires communication either within CSG or from CSG to the student body. The Committee fosters communication between the different branches of CSG, and works closely with the Communications Commission to promote CSG sponsored events to the student body.
Meets as needed
The Ethics Committee investigates any potential ethical violations within the Central Student Government. The Ethics Committee may recommend removal or recall of a member of the Central Student Government to the Assembly if it deems an ethical violation has occurred.
The Assembly meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday during the Fall and Winter semesters, taking breaks during exam and vacation periods. A simple majority of the voting members duly elected or appointed to serve in the Assembly constitute a quorum to do business. Meetings are led by a Speaker and Vice Speaker. Join us on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. EST for Assembly meetings in the Wolverine Room of the Michigan Union or on Zoom.
If you are interested in addressing the CSG Assembly, you can sign up for Community Concerns. Each speaker recognized is provided three minutes to talk about any topic. Currently enrolled students receive preference in speaking order during community concerns, followed by other possessing currently valid University IDs, then alumni of the University, and all others wishing to address the Assembly. The total time for all Community Concerns is 30 minutes.
To navigate the CSG's past Assemblies, follow the links below!