(Adopted by the first ministerial meeting of the 4th Graduate Student Union of Law School of Beijing Normal University and Institute of Criminal Law Science on December 6, 2008, and announced by the 4th Presidium of Graduate Student Union of Law School of Beijing Normal University and Criminal Law Science Institute on December 14, 2008)
Chapter 1 General Principles
Article 1 The Graduate Student Union of Law School of Beijing Normal University and Institute of Criminal Law Science is referred to as the Graduate Student Union of both colleges.
Article 2 This Graduate Student Union is a graduate organization, which led by the Law School of Beijing Normal University and the Institute of Criminal Law Science and headed by Chinese Communist Youth League, Beijing Normal University Law School Subcommittee, for the purpose of serving the study, life, social practice and exchange of students in the Graduate Student Union of both colleges.
Article 3 Basic assignments of the Graduate Student Union
Perform education on the current situation and persist in political and ideological work. Strive to improve the ideological consciousness and theoretical level of graduate students, establish a strong sense of social responsibility and pioneering spirit for them and promote the graduate students of both colleges to become qualified personnel with all-round development of moral, intellectual and physical development, in line with the needs of socialist modernization. And help the students achieve the perfect combination of personal self-worth and social value.
Play the role of bridges and ties, reflect the constructive opinions and requirements of the students through various channels and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the graduate students of both colleges.
Organize graduate academic exchange activities, energize academic atmosphere, build an academic platform, strive to improve the academic standards of both colleges and to create a good academic atmosphere.
Organize social practice and research activities, do a good job in the interface between the school and the society.
Actively organize cultural entertainment and sports activities to promote students’ all-round development in moral, intellectual and physical aspects.
Promote mutual understanding between students and between teachers and students, develop friendship and cooperation with other college students and student organizations.
Chapter 2 Membership
Article 4 The Graduate Student Union implements the membership system. All graduate students of both colleges are members of the Graduate Student Union.
Article 5 Members have the following rights:
Supervise and criticize the departments, members and the work at all levels of the Graduate Student Union in accordance with this Charter;
Have equal rights to vote and to be elected in the Graduate Student Union.
Participate in all activities organized by the Graduate Student Union.
Attend the relevant meetings to discuss and decide on the major issues of the Graduate Student Union in accordance with this Charter.
Article 6 Members take the following obligations:
All members must abide by this Charter, implement the resolution of this Graduate Student Union, maintain the reputation of the Graduate Student Union and complete the work assigned by the Graduate Student Union.
All members must respect teachers and love studying, pay attention to academic etiquette and develop good academic norms.
Charter 3 Mechanism
Article 7 The highest authority of this Graduate Student Union is the Member Council, whose powers are:
Hear and review the work report of previous Graduate Student Union
Elect and recall the Chairman and Vice Chairman
Elect and recall the minister (director) or deputy minister (deputy director) of each department
Decide on other major issues that the Presidium submits to the Member Council for this Graduate Student Union
Article 8 The Member Council is held once a year and adopts a majority voting system for resolution.
Article 9 The Presidium is the prime decision-making and enforcement agency under the leadership of the Member Council in the Graduate Student Union. The Presidium consists of a chairman, three to four vice-chairmen, which are separately held by students in Law School and Institute of Criminal Law Science. The Presidium can establish positions of assistant according to the needs of the work.
The Assistant to the Presidium should assist the Chairman and Vice-Chairman in their work.
Article 10 The Presidium adopts collective responsibility system.
Article 11 Duties of the Presidium
Responsible for daily management work
Convene and preside over the Council of Ministers
Report to the Member Council
Other functions and powers
Article 12 The Council of Ministers is the decision-making and enforcement agency under the leadership of the Presidium. It consists of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman and the Ministers (Directors) and Deputy Ministers (Deputy Directors) of the ministries and departments. The term of office is one year and the leaders can be re-elected.
Article 13 Duties of the Council of Ministers
Implement the resolutions of the Member Council and decide on major issues during the inter-sessional period of the Member Council
Adjust the institutional settings and responsible persons of each internal office according to the needs of the work during the inter-sessional period of the Member Council
Formulate and revise the Charter of the Graduate Student Union
Formulate and revise the internal rules and regulations of the Graduate Student Union
Responsible for other work assigned by the university and schools
Responsible for other matters of the Graduate Student Union
Article 14 Council of Ministers implements majority decision-making system.
Article 15 The Graduate Student Union sets up six departments which include Academic Department, Propaganda Department, Liaison Department, Right and Interests Department, Art and Literature Department and Sports Department and the Office. Those ministries and departments are the functional agencies that handle daily work and carry out various activities. The ministries and departments are organized by the ministers and directors to carry out activities and implement the ministerial and director responsibility system.
Article 16 Duties of Academic Department
The Academic Department is responsible for organizing academic seminars and other academic activities. It creates an academic atmosphere, broadens horizons and improves the theoretical level of students and promotes the study and research of criminal law.
Provide a good platform for knowledge views sharing and stimulate learning enthusiasm and academic ideas via academic exchanges.
In charge of the editorial department, organize and edit the Law for the Youth in Beijing Normal University (annual issue) to encourage students to exchange academic ideas in writing and improve their research level.
Article 17 Duties of Propaganda Department
Work closely around the center of the college and promote the achievements of students from both colleges in various work and the work in various departments.
Propaganda the main tasks and activities of the Youth League Committee and the Graduate Student Union in various periods in the form of posters, publicity boards and network.
Strengthen information exchange and cooperation with Student Unions of other universities according to the specific characteristics of the college.
Organize the preparation of the Working Brief (half-monthly), report to the teachers and other relevant organizations about the work of the Graduate Student Union.
Article 18 Duties of Liaison Department
Provide sponsorship through external contact for the activities of the Graduate Student Union to ensure that the activities could be carried out successfully.
Responsible for the external liaison work of the Graduate Student Union, strengthen the relationship between Law School and the outside world, provide information in all aspects and play a role as a bridge
Organize exchange visits between the institute and social institutions, provide employment practice opportunities for students, publish employment information and organize employment training, etc.
Article 19 Duties of Right and Interests Department
Listen to the voices of graduate students in Law School, bring together all kinds of information required to provide reference for the decision-making of the Presidium and the college
Communicate with relevant departments of the school and university to maintain the practical interests of graduate students in Law School
Contact with the legal department, the enterprise, etc. to assist students in both colleges with their employment.
Article 20 Duties of Art and Literature Department
Plan, organize and carry out a variety of campus cultural activities to enrich campus cultural life
Promote the campus literature and art activities, responsible for organizing large-scale cultural performances and spreading high-quality art to graduate students of Law School
Strengthen the ties with other universities and the society
Article 21 Duties of Sports Department
Organize sports events and various sports teams, hold competitions with other schools and actively carry out external liaison and exchanges.
Guide the graduate students of the both colleges to conduct physical fitness training, cooperate with relevant departments to promote and popularize mass sports activities.
Take charge of Basketball Team, Football Team and the Cheer-lead.
Article 22 Duties of the Office
Formulate the daily rules and regulations and work plan of the Graduate Student Union
Take charge of accounting items of the Graduate Student Union
Take charge of venue arrangement, meeting notice, attendance, records, etc.
Coordinate and cooperate with the work of other departments
Supervise the etiquette team, improve student self-cultivation and maintain the good image of both colleges
Article 23 The right to interpret and exercise supervision of this Charter belongs to the Council of Ministers of the Graduate Student Union.
Article 24 The Graduate Student Union recognizes the Statutes of the All-China Student Union and the Statute of the Beijing Student Union.
Article 25 This Charter is adopted by the Council of Ministers and shall be effective and enforced from the date of publication by the Presidium.
Members of the 4th Presidium of the Graduate Student Union of both colleges:
Chairman: Liu Chao, 2008 JM
Vice Chairman: Lu Li, 2008 Institute of Criminal Law Science
Wang Yaling, 2008 LLM
Zhao Chengyu, 2008 JM
Person in charge of each functional department:
Office: Zhao Lili, 2008 LLM
Academic Department: Li Minmin, 2008 Institute of Criminal Law Science
Propaganda Department: Gong Yuan, 2008 JM
Liaison Department: Ma Xizhen, 2008 JM
Right and Interests Department: Jin Zhenzhen, 2008 Institute of Criminal Law Science
Art and Literature Department: Mao Hanlu, 2008 JM
Sports Department: Tian Changliang, 2008 JM