▲ KUSA’s official announcement of the amendments. Provided by the KUSA Facebook page.
On May 14, several Korea University Student Association (KUSA) bylaws were amended in the Central Steering Committee meeting. The amendments concerned a slight change in recording regulations during KUSA meetings and an overhaul of discussion board regulations. Although recording regulations previously dictated that recordings could only be used to help take dictation of Central Steering Committee meetings, the bylaws now posit that recordings can be taken during every KUSA meeting, including Student Representative meetings.
“Such a change will make it easier for members of the student community to take dictation and subsequently better understand the content of KUSA meetings,” states the proposal of the amendment. “I always felt it was strange that recordings were only allowed during Central Steering Committee meetings,” noted Kang MinHyeon (’14, Department of Architecture), head of KUSA’s Autonomous Exchange Division. Along with bylaws pertaining to recording during meetings, discussion board regulations also underwent drastic alterations.
A major addition to the aforementioned regulations states that banners can no longer be hung on discussion boards intended for campus wall posters and other announcements. “We tightened regulations to prevent Colleges from displaying their banners on discussion boards and obscuring the campus wall posters and announcements behind it,” Kang said. Other changes were made in light of the recent bylaw that limits the amount of posts on discussion boards, such as changing its period of implementation from 2~3 weeks to 15 days in order to avoid ambiguity. In particular, KUSA is now required to promulgate the enactment of the new bylaw 21 days before its implementation instead of 14 days. All above amendments have taken effect starting May 15.