Section 201 Governance Documents

Effective: 6/14/72
Last Revised:
Responsible Office: Clerk of the Board 

Policy Statement:

All constitutions and governing documents for faculty, students or other governing bodies must explicitly acknowledge that the Board of Trustees is the legal governing body of the University of Maine System and that nothing within the constitution or governing document shall be construed as granting to the faculty or student or other body concerned, the authority to act outside the policies of the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to suspend, amend or otherwise alter any constitution or governing document if the Board finds at any time that the provisions of such a document are contrary to the policies of the Board of Trustees.


The Board of Trustees delegates to the Chancellor the authority for approval of constitutions and governing procedures for faculty, student or other governing bodies.

All constitutions and governing documents shall be on file in the office of the Clerk of the Board and shall be accessible for inspection by members of the Board of Trustees at any time.