Active membership of this Organization shall consist of any enrolled student or faculty member that have fulfilled the payment of membership dues and demonstrates a commitment to the purpose of the Organization.
All members shall pay dues pursuant to Article III, Section 4(A) of this Constitution. The amount shall be determined by the Board.
Composition: The officers of the Organization shall be designated the Executive Board and shall be composed of the following members: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Powers of the Executive Board: The Board shall have a general power to administer any and all programs, projects, and matters pertaining to or concerning the Organization.
Board Approval: Board approval is defined as an affirmative simple majority vote by the Executive Board.
Duties of Officers
Succession of Officers: In the event that the President is unable to complete a term of office, the Vice-President shall automatically rise to the position of President for the remainder of the term. If the Vice-President is unable to fulfill this duty, an acting President will be elected by simple majority vote of the Board. In the event that any other Officer is unable to complete a term of office the Board shall elect a replacement to serve the remainder of the term. Such election will be coordinated by the Board.
Provides feedback and evaluates the Organization's activities and goals. Provides support, resources and guidance to the Organization. Serves as a liaison between the Organization and other faculty, staff and administrators.
Officers will be elected on an annual basis by a majority of members that have paid dues. If a position becomes vacant at any time during the year, another person will be elected by a majority vote and will serve in that position for the remainder of the existing term. If a person is not fulfilling their duty as an officer, and the majority of active members vote to remove the officer will be required to vacate the position. The person removed has the right to appeal the decision.
Procedure: The Organization is empowered to establish its rules of order through the adoption of some form of parliamentary authority.
Robert's Rules of Order: The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws and any special rules of order the Organization may adopt.
Interpretation: The Parliamentarian shall be the final authority, subject to Article III, Section 2(D) of these bylaws, to decide all questions of the interpretation and construction of the parliamentary authority and procedural rules of this association. The Parliamentarian shall be responsible for providing all delegates with the current procedural rules.
Any active member can propose an amendment to both the constitution and bylaws of this Organization. In order for the amendment to be ratified, an affirmative vote of ¾ of active members is required.