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Constitution of the Associated Students of the University of California, Merced 

Preamble

We, the students of the University of California, Merced, as an independent body, do ordain and establish this constitution in order to provide an efficient and equal representation for the expression of students’ views, clarity of opinions, and interests in recognition of the rights of the students in this university community; to encourage effective student participation by providing services and coordinating activities; to support, promote and celebrate the diversity of culture, lifestyle, and beliefs for the breadth of ideas and perspectives they bring; to advance the development of leaders that will serve and make a difference in the present and future; and to promote the general educational welfare and enhancement of the academic benefits and opportunities offered for the continued success of the students of the University of California, Merced.