On General Assembly
For all students to be empowered and have a voice.
A general assembly allows for:
-> local sovereignty within the association
-> Space for discussion and debate â€“ everyone can propose and amend motions. Thus all students get to make collective decisions.
-> A few people (executives or council members) donâ€™t decide on behalf of others. Those elected are accountable to the students; the General Assembly is the most democratic body that allows this in a transparent manner.
A general assembly (GA) is democratic because it can be called at any time by the student association whether departmental or faculty-level, as well as by any member who collects the minimum amount of signatures required by the association’s by-laws (regulations).
A general assembly is also important because there is room for discussion and debate, for students to consider new opinions and solutions, and together decide what can be done collectively.
Article extracted from ASSĂ‰/CLASSE’s Ultimatum Newspaper, May 2012