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and intent of what follows) ARTICLE I Name “The name of this organization shall be (full name of organization), hereinafter referred to as (shortened name of organization as it will appear throughout the Constitution).” (For example: the Student Government Association might be referred to simply as SGA throughout the Constitution). ARTICLE II Purpose (s) “The purpose of this organization shall be to ___________________,” etc., or “The purpose of this organization shall be ______________,” etc. ARTICLE III Membership* All organizations must be open to all students and the organization or its membership cannot discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap. However, academically-oriented organizations may be opened to only affiliates of their respective discipline. * “Membership in (organization’s name) shall be open to all students in good standing at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University without regards to race, religion, color, creed, sex (or gender), sexual orientation or political, religious, or national belief or background.” Section 1. Eligibility: (State in complete sentences the qualifications for membership.) Section 2. Active Membership: (State in complete sentences the qualifications for “Active” or “Voting” membership in the organization.) Section 3. (If necessary, describe another class of membership such as “Inactive”.) Section 4. Privileges and Responsibilities of Membership: 1. Voting: Each member is entitled to one vote, if they are active. 2. Privileges: Each member shall be … services of the organization. 3. Participation: Each member shall be entitled to participate in all organizational events. 4. Responsibilities: Each member shall … (list responsibilities of members).
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Preside over meetings of _____________ in the absence of the President.) Section 2. Etc. at which time the vacancy shall be filled by election of the members by a two-thirds majority of votes cast within two weeks of the vacancy or removal. ARTICLE V OPTIONAL Committees Section 1.) Section 2. The Vice-President/Co-Captain shall: 1. Preside over all meetings of _____________ (state the name of the student organization) 2. and who is eligible to hold office. 3. Keep the structure as clear and simple as possible. Impeachment of Officers: (Indicate in complete sentences if officers may be impeached. B. The President/Captain shall: 1. (Indicate further if any special nominating procedure is to be used. 2.14. Section 5. 3. Number and Method of Election: “The ________________ shall elect from the active membership a President. (List all duties and obligations of the Vice-President and do the same for each of the other officers.. Duties Standing Committees: Revised 05. procedure for impeachment. at the ___________ (for example: next to last) business meeting of the semester”. Vacancies and Removal: A vacancy in the office of the President/Captain shall be filled by the Vice-President unless he or she is unable to serve. Etc. ARTICLE IV Officers Section 1. Vice President. Etc. Section 4. etc. Duties of Officers: A. Standing Committees: (State in one sentence the standing committees of the organization.(If necessary) It is not advisable to have more than four classes of membership.) Section 3. Etc. Treasurer.13 – page 2 .). grounds for impeachments. if officers may be reelected to the same office. A vacancy in the office of the Vice-President shall be left vacant with the President/Captain delegating the duties of that position. Terms of Office: (Indicate in complete sentences how long each officer is to serve. etc.).
The Constitution Committees shall: 1. LIU Brooklyn student organization advisors are also required to attend all on-campus functions sponsored by the organization. staff or administrators of LIU Brooklyn.). ) Section 3. by whom. Regular Meetings: (Please keep in mind that the policy is that all student organizations hold meeting at least once every two weeks. to attend in their stead. Method of Appointment: (Please keep in mind that the Advisor is selected by the members (including executive board) of the student organization. and act as liaison on the student organization’s behalf in controversial matters. advisors are required to render technical advice in maintaining up-to-date. Section 2. minutes. (List all duties and obligations for each standing committee as above. Etc. State in complete sentences how the Advisor is selected by the organization. and other financial documents and reviewing direct payment request forms. to indicate approval of events and spending by reviewing and signing the room reservation requests. as well as lend support in planning and execution of events. These advisors must be faculty. approved by the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development. they are required to monitor the behavior.) Section 2. Special Meetings: (Include in complete sentences when special or “Emergency Meetings: are to be called. and operation of the organization.13 – page 3 . and how members are to be notified. Indicate in complete sentences what responsibilities the Advisor is expected to fulfill.) ARTICLE VII Meetings Section 1.) ARTICLE VI Faculty Advisors Section 1. In the case of the LIU Brooklyn student media organization. as their primary responsibility is to counsel and recommend.) Revised 05.For Example: A. healthy equipment toward smooth operations. 2. While advisors do not make decisions for the organization. Indicate in complete sentences how often and approximately when regular business meetings are to be held.14. Review this Constitution each semester. Advisors are responsible for the overall supervision and direction of the organization. Number and Term of Office: (Indicate in complete sentences the number of Advisors organization is to have and how long each will be asked to serve. or to recommend an alternative administrator or faculty. Duties: (All LIU Brooklyn student organizations are required to have an advisor. finances.
14. Ratification: [Indicate in complete sentences the vote necessary to ratify an amendment. Section 4. Quorum = 2/3 majority of your club’s membership) Section 5.) Section 2.13 – page 4 . (Optional) Required Attendance at Meetings: (Indicate in complete sentences the attendance requirement.] Revised 05. In all cases.Section 3. Procedure of Amendment: An amendment must be submitted to the Office of Student Life & Leadership Development (M311) for approval before it becomes official. Quorum: (A quorum usually consists of more than half of the total active membership. etc. Parliamentary Procedure: All regular and special meetings of the “name of organization” shall be run under the rules of parliamentary procedure with “Robert’s Rules of Order” revised as reference.) ARTICLE VIII Amendments Section 1. Ratification is usually accomplished through either a two-thirds or three-thirds vote of the active membership. amendments are submitted in writing and are read at two meetings before a vote is taken. (Indicate in complete sentences the procedure for offering an amendment to the Constitution: As a general rule. an amendment must be submitted to the Director of Student Life & Leadership Development (M311) for approval before it becomes official.