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Supreme Court

The Constitution of the Student Association vests authority in five justices to, upon proper presentation of a petition from a member of the student body with standing:

  • Rule on the constitutionality of action taken by any SA-recognized student organization.
  • Interpret the constitution and bylaws of SA-recognized organizations.
  • Rule on the constitutionality of action taken by the legislative branch or its members.
  • Rule on the constitutionality of action taken by the executive branch or its members.
  • Rule on appeals relating to the proper conduct of elections.
  • Decide the wording of referenda.

The Supreme Court exercises this authority to resolve disputes. Questions about the constitutionality of actions taken, or the meaning of the constitution with respect to those actions, are asked when actions are disputed. It is your right to petition the Supreme Court if you believe that a dispute has not been resolved. The Supreme Court, and all petitioners before it, must use the Supreme Court Petition Form.

Members of the Court

James Zanayed, Chief Justice
jzanayed1@niu.edu

Keith Stiggers
kstiggers@gmail.com

Alonte Holliday
aholliday@niu.edu

Stephen Samuels
ssamuels@niu.edu

Candice Patrick
cpatrick@niu.edu

Contact Us

Student Association
Campus Life Building, Suite 180
815-753-0483
studentassociation@niu.edu