The Constitution

Details regarding the Constitution of the Cambridge Union Society.

The constitution is made up of three documents which inter-relate:

* the Memorandum and Articles of Association;

* the Governance Framework;

* the Laws, Regulations and Protocols;

Each of these documents may be downloaded at the bottom of this page (the Laws, Regulations and Protocols are all contained within the Constitution).

The Memorandum and Articles of Association deal with the incorporation of the Society as a charity in law, and the Governance Framework deals with matters relating to employment and financial management.

The Laws are the bulk of the rules governing the Society, and the most relevant to members - here are detailed the Officers and their duties, Election rules, the complaints and appeal procedures, and so on.

The Regulations are day-to-day rules made by Standing Committee including things like debate rules, the guest policy, and appointed positions.