Statute 10.1 – The RMIT Union
1. There will be an association called the RMIT Union (“the Union”) comprising such members of the University and other persons as are specified by Regulation made hereunder.
2. The objects of the RMIT Union are:
(i) sponsor and promote social, cultural, educational, sporting and recreational programs and activities among the RMIT community;
(ii) to sponsor and promote member welfare and member welfare programs ;and
(iii) provide such facilities and services at all Victorian campuses of the University as may be considered necessary to further the objects of the Union.
3 (a). There shall be a Union Board (“the Board”) which, subject to the authority of the RMIT Council and the Act, Statutes and Regulations, shall have general oversight of the affairs and concerns of the Union.
(b) The Board and such officers as may be designated by it shall have such powers and responsibilities as set out in this Statute and the constitution set out in the Regulation made hereunder.
4. The Board will have such powers and duties as are necessary to further the objects of the Union and in particular will:
(a) subject to the Act and any Statutes and Regulations and any resolutions of the RMIT Council, be responsible for the oversight of Union policy and the financial matters relating to the Union;
(b) be able, by resolution, to delegate any of its powers, authorities, duties and functions, expressly reserving the power of delegation, to:
(i) a committee appointed by it;
(ii) a member of the Board;
(iii) a designated officer of the Union;
provided that no such delegation shall prevent or otherwise limit the Board in the exercise of its powers, duties or functions;
(c) have such other powers and duties as the Council may assign to it.
5. The Board shall:
(a) submit to the RMIT Council not later than 31 May each year an annual report on the activities of the Union for the previous year; and
(b) submit to the University not later than 31 March each year a statement of accounts for the preceding calendar year for presentation to the Council and the Auditor General
6. The RMIT Council may make Regulations for or with respect to prescribing or providing for:
(a) the constitution of the Union; and
(b) any other matter or thing for which it is necessary or expedient to prescribe or provide for the purposes of this Statute.
7. Regulations made pursuant to this Statute will come into effect when displayed on the University’s Statutes and Regulations Website.[Next: Accountability]