CONSTITUTIONAL COUNCIL

The Constitutional Council is the interpretive body of GUSA. The Council is composed of three justices and their support staff. All justices of the Constitutional Council are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.  Their terms continue for the duration of their undergraduate education at Georgetown, unless they resign. The Councilors cannot hold other elected or non-elected office of GUSA while they serve on the Constitutional Council.

GUSA’s Constitution designates it as the sole student organization recognized by the University as having the power to protect students’ rights. The Constitutional Council aids GUSA in performing this function by serving as the final appellate board whose jurisdiction includes all of GUSA and all organizations receiving GUSA dollars. The power of the Constitutional Council shall extend to all cases upon appeal under the GUSA Constitution that require interpretation. Any and all decisions reached by the Constitutional Council are binding.


Chair of the Constitutional Council: Russell Wirth
Associate Justice of the Constitutional Council: Jonathan Lanz
Associate Justice of the Constitutional Council: Mattie Haag

In order to bring a case before the Constitutional Council, Petitioner(s) shall fill out this petition for a writ of certiorari and email it to constitutionalcouncilofgusa@gmail.com.