The Constitution is the fundamental governing document of Oriel College JCR. It covers the external representation of the JCR, the responsibilities of committee members, the conduct of elections and meetings, and more.
The JCR works for and represents all undergraduates in College, and it's ultimately for you to make what you will of it. Anyone can propose a constitutional motion in an open meeting – if you believe that there's something in the Constitution that we ought to amend, go ahead and propose one! The Secretary or Returning Officer will be happy to assist and advise JCR members on the drafting of motions. If you've got any questions about the content of the constitution, please get in touch with the Returning Officer.
A constitutional motion has to be passed at two consecutive meetings for the Constitution to be amended. One of Oriel's (new) traditions is the playing of the Dua Lipa song ‘New Rules’ (Warner Bros., 2017) at a meeting when a constitutional motion is being introduced – see section 13(k)(xix) below. This rule, unique to Oriel, was memorably featured in a Cherwell article in 2021.
Pursuant to section 1(j), a copy of the Constitution is made publicly available on this web page.
Pursuant to section 4(e), a list of external bodies on which the JCR is represented, dated 15 March 2022, is available at this link.
The Constitution of the Oriel College Junior Common Room
Last major revision: George Barker and Joshua Loo, 9 November 2021
Last revision: Oscar Brown, 5 March 2023
Last submission to Governing Body: July 2018
The Fully Elected Officers of the JCR are as follows.
The semi-elected Representatives of the JCR are as follows.
The following Officer positions shall be elected in—
The following Representatives shall be elected in—