University of Southern Indiana
Constitution

Article I  The Name

Section 1.        Name. The University of Southern Indiana Student Alumni Association (SAA).

Section 2.         Location. This name is applied to the Student Alumni Association at the University of Southern Indiana.

 

 Article II  The Purpose

Section 1.         SAA's purpose on campus is to develop positive relations among students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and the community.  SAA is a student-run organization sponsored by the USI Alumni Association.  SAA provides a link for current students to work with the Alumni Association in developing loyalty and support of the University.  SAA strives to build spirit and tradition among the University community. SAA is a valuable opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, establish working relationships and gain lifelong friendships.

 

                                                   Article III  The Members

Section 1.         All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in at least six hours at USI and in good standing shall be eligible for membership in SAA.

 

                                                       Article IV  Elections

Section 1.         Nominations must be open one general meeting before the elections.  To be eligible for nomination, the individual must be a member for at least one semester.

Section 2.         Officers shall hold their office for a one-year period, the first week of May through the end of April.

Section 3.         Vacancies among the officers shall be filled by special election of the general membership.  Such officers will serve until the next annual meeting.

 

                                             Article V  The Executive Board

Section 1.         The officers elected shall constitute the Executive Board with authority to transact business of the organization between meetings.

Section 2.         The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, Executive Vice President, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, Associate Vice President of Recruitement and Associate Vice President of Public Relations.

 

                                                       Article VI  Meetings

Section 1.         Regular meeting of the general membership of SAA will be held semi-monthly August through April of each year.

Section 2.         Special meetings may be called at any time deemed necessary by the Executive Board.

Section 3.         The Executive Board may meet at any time deemed necessary by any member of the committee or by the SAA advisors.

Section 4.         The first general meeting in April will be the annual meeting, at which time reports of officers for the year shall be read and the new officers elected.  In the event that all business is not finished, an adjourned meeting may be held.

 

Article VII  Conferences

Section 1.         All Executive Board members are automatically eligible to attend a conference with the student alumni Association, as long as they are in good academic standing with the university, performing all of their duties and meet the requirements of active membership stated in Section III Membership of the by-laws.

Section 2.         For any general member to be eligible to attend a conference with the Student Alumni Association, they must be in good academic standing with the university and also meet the requirements of active membership stated in Section III Membership of the by-laws.

Section 3.         Special request can be made and presented by a general member or Exucitive Board Member who did not make requirements set in Section III Membership by petitioning to the entire Student Alumni Association. It may be grated only if more than half of memebers vote favorly in allowing the member to attend. Members voting must be in good standing by the university.

 

                                                     Article VIII  Advisors

Section 1.         The advisors to this organization will be:

A.        USI Director or Assistant Director of Alumni and Volunteer Services

B.         Individual appointed by the Director of Alumni and Volunteer Services

Section 2.         At least one advisor will be in attendance of each general membership meeting, Executive Board meeting, and program/project meeting.

Section 3.         The advisor(s) is to be included in any major decision-making process of the organization and shall see that parliamentary procedure is maintained during the organization discussion.

Section 4.         Alumni representatives of the USI Alumni Association may attend SAA general membership meetings, Executive Board meetings, and program/project meetings.  Alumni representatives can provide information and advice but will not take part in the decision-making.

 

                                       Article IX  Non-disrimination Statement

Section 1.          Membership and participation in must be open to all students without regard to age, race, color, national origin, disability, religious status or historic religious affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.  


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