PREAMBLE: In order to promote the interests and welfare of the students and
to make provision for the decent and orderly administration of student affairs,
and to provide for the representation, we, the Associated Student Body of The
Master’s College, hereby adopt and establish this Constitution.
ARTICLE I: NAME
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be: “The Master’s
College Associated Student Body,” herein referred to as the ASB Full Council.
ARTICLE II: MISSION AND PURPOSE
Section 1. The Mission of the ASB Full Council is to be an administrative and
service oriented organization for the student body that promotes the biblical
community of The Master’s College.
Section 2. Each ASB Full Council will be required to create and distribute to
the student body a Purpose Statement within the first two weeks of the academic
year. The Purpose Statement will reflect the ASB Full Council’s specific
motivation and goal to successfully accomplish their Mission.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. The membership of the ASB Full Council shall be composed of the
following full-time students of The Master’s College pending SLS approval
and affirmation of the ASB Advisor:
a. Seven Executive Officers: President, Chaplain, Vice President, Events Coordinator,
Public Relations Coordinator, Chief Financial Officer, and the Marketing Coordinator.
b. One Senior Dorm Representative from every community (including all dorms,
extended housing, and commuters) at T.M.C.
c. Dorm Representatives from every community (including all dorms, extended
housing, and commuters) at T.M.C.
Section 2. Senior Dorm Representatives shall not serve simultaneously as Executive
Section 3. The President is elected by the entire student body, with each student
whether full-time or part-time having one vote. Other members shall be appointed
as specified in the By-laws.
ARTICLE IV. DUTIES OF THE ASB
Section 1. Glorify God through the exaltation and implementation of biblical
principles in the creation and maintenance of all ASB policies, programs, and
Section 2. Conduct all actions of the ASB Full Council in accordance with all
TMC policies and procedures.
Section 3. Fulfill the Mission and Purpose of the ASB in efforts to further
the Mission of The Master’s College.
Section 4. Represent the student body of TMC to the faculty, staff, and administration
on issues concerning student life when requested.
Section 5. Provide campus-wide activities that promote the social and spiritual
life described in the Distinctives of the Department of Student Life.
Section 6. Assume all power consistent with the provisions of this Constitution
and By-laws necessary and proper for the execution of the Mission and Purpose
of the ASB except as otherwise provided for in this Constitution and By-laws.
ARTICLE V. TERMS OF OFFICE
Section 1. All members of the ASB Full Council shall be formally recognized
and voted on by the outgoing ASB Full Council. This will happen at the last
full council meeting of the Spring Semester in which the new council was selected.
Section 2. The duration of terms of office for appointed positions shall be
one year unless otherwise specified in this Constitution or By-laws.
Section 3. In the event of an ASB Full Council vacancy through the end of the
a. The President, with confirmation by the ASB Advisor and the Resident Director
shall appoint a new student to that position, subject to meeting all Servant
Leadership Staff requirements, by the confirmation of the ASB Full Council.
ARTICLE VI. DISCIPLINE
Section 1. Each appointed member of the ASB Full Council may be removed from
office upon notice for cause and after a three-fourths majority vote of the
ASB Full Council and/or the united decision of the ASB Advisor, Dean’s
Staff, and the V.P. of Student Life. All instances of discipline will be handled
in accordance to biblical principles.
Section 2. In the case of issues with a member of the ASB Full Council, the
ASB Executive Council shall take the following course of action as needed:
a. Send one individual to discuss the issue with the offender.
b. Officially censure the offender by way of notifying them of the specific
issue(s) and recommend action steps.
c. Recommend further disciplinary action to the President and ASB Advisor.
ARTICLE VII. CONSTITUTIONAL PROCEDURE
Section 1. Ratification
a. This Constitution shall be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the ASB Full
Council and authorization by the V.P. of Student Life.
b. Upon ratification of this Constitution, the Constitution and By-laws of the
Associated Student Body of The Master's College currently in effect shall become
null and void.
c. The officers under the present Constitution for the current academic year
shall keep their positions until the installation of newly elected or appointed
officers and representatives as authorized in this Constitution and By-laws.
Section 2. Amendments
a. This Constitution can be amended at any regular meeting of the ASB Full Council
by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing
at the previous regular meeting with the recommendation of the ASB Advisor for
b. ASB-passed amendments shall be available online on ASB’s website (mastersasb.com)
following a campus-wide announcement of its availability. An email address for
comments and questions will be provided.
c. The amendment will be officially adopted and ratified (see. Article VII,
section 1., a. b. c.) when approved by a two-thirds vote of the ASB Full Council
and with authorization by the V.P. of Student Life.