Article XIV – Referenda
Referenda on matters of importance to the membership may be initiated by a majority of the members present and voting at a meeting of the Faculty Assembly, by a two-thirds vote of those present and voting at a meeting of the Faculty Council, or by a petition of ten percent of the membership of the Faculty Assembly, no more than half of which shall come from any one School or College, presented to the Chair. Referenda shall be conducted by the Faculty Council pursuant to procedures in the by-laws.
Referenda whose results are intended for presentation to the President and the Board of Trustees shall be conducted by the Faculty Council after consultation with the President. The results of such referenda shall be forwarded to the President and the Board of Trustees as representative of the views of the Faculty Assembly when voted on by two-thirds of the members of the Faculty Assembly or when approved by forty percent of the members of the Faculty Assembly.