CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The student body president at Oregon State University has been impeached and faces a trial Nov. 1 by the student Senate on a charge of overstepping her authority.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that the dispute is over the student government's ties to the Oregon Student Association. That's a nonprofit lobbying group that lobbies the Legislature on behalf of students in Oregon, especially on tuition issues.
President M. Tonga Hopoi (ho-poy) told the association in the summer that Oregon State was quitting, but other student leaders said such a decision required more coordination.
The bill of impeachment approved by the Oregon State student House faults her for missing meetings of the Oregon Student Association that she was required to attend.
Punishment could range from a reprimand to removal from office.By Associated Press