Constitution

The most recent version of the Constitution can be downloaded here.


Please note that this file should be updated after any referenda on the Constitution.  However, you should verify the date that the version was last revised based on the date listed on the file.


  • The Constitution is the highest governing document within RUSA, establishing the Assembly's legitimacy of RUSA through its ratification by the undergraduate student body of Rutgers -- New Brunswick.  Except where the Constitution contradicts university policy or applicable laws, the Constitution supersedes all legislation passed by the Assembly or any of its component parts.
  • The Constitution dates back to the reorganization of the New Brunswick campus back in 2007-2008, when the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) was created to serve as the campus-wide undergraduate student government and the de facto student government for SAS, sending student representatives to the University Senate.  The Constitution has since undergone several revisions, some of which are available on the website for the Internal Affairs Committee.
  • The Parliamentarian is tasked with providing guidance to the Assembly and its members in order to ensure the all of RUSA's actions accord with the most current Constitution (and other applicable rules).  The Parliamentarian, from time to time, offers opinions as to how the Constitution should be interpreted.  More information about this can be found under the Interpretations of this website.