Any member of the Executive Board or the Student Senate is able to submit amendments to the constitution and propose for additional forms of legislation. All additional legislation must be approved in accordance with the constitution. Any constitution will only take effect upon its ratification, which requires a majority vote of at least one third of the student body.  


The SGO Constitution was drafted in 2014 and officially ratified by the student body in spring of 2015. It was created to outline the duties of student government at Swarthmore including the allocation of the Student Activities Budget, management of the student group chartering process, appointments to Swarthmore College committees, and the preservation of SGO structure and yearly processes.  


The SGO Bias Response Policy was approved in spring of 2015 immediately after the ratification of the constitution. It was created to institute a protocol for timely and appropriate student response in incidents of bias within the Swarthmore College community.