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The Constitution And By-Laws

CONSTITUTION BY-LAWS
Article I - Name
Article II - Purpose
Article III - Membership
Article IV - Officers
Article V - Meetings
Article VI - Amendments
I. Duties of Officers
II. Executive Board
III. Membership
IV. Dues (Financial Obligation)
V. Fundraisers
VI. Quorum
VII. Committees
VIII. Parliamentary Guides/Procedures
XI. Organizational Chart

Constitution

NAME

The Name of this club shall be the Black Student Union (BSU).

ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to promote the recognition and involvement of African American students at the University of Southern Indiana with the intention of creating a strong voice on campus and to make an impact on the decisions regarding students of the University Community. Encourage academic achievement and personal development in leadership, time management, organizational and communication skills among the membership. Promote both academic and extracurricular programs to enhance and increase knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

OFFICERS

A. President 
B. Vice President 
C. Secretary 
D. Assistant Secretary 
E. Treasurer
F. Historian
G. Parliamentarian
H. Sergeant of Arms

MEETINGS

Regular meetings will be held weekly. Special call meetings will be arranged and announced as necessary by the president.

AMENDMENTS

The Constitution may be amended at the annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of those eligible to vote, provided that the proposed amendment was submitted in writing at a previous meeting.


By-Laws

Duties of the Officers

A. President

B. Vice-President

C. Secretary

D. Treasurer

E. Historian

F. Parliamentarian

G. Sergeant at Arms

Executive Board

The Executive Board is made up of four (4) official BSU Officers; President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Board will make recommendations to the body. Officers shall be elected and voted on by the membership at the annual meeting. Each officer shall hold an office for a one year term or until a successor is duly elected. In case of removal, resignation or departure as President of BSU, the Vice-President assumes the duties of President until the end of term. Should both President and Vice-President resign or leave/withdraw from USI, the Secretary will preside in their absence until a new office staff member is appointed.

MEMBERSHIP

Names presented for membership shall be presented to the organization and voted on by BSU members in a regular meeting.

DUES

BSU members are taxed $20.00 dues for the school year. This fee may be paid on a weekly or monthly basis. Remember that BSU must operate out of its treasury for some of its activities. All monies are channeled through the Treasurer.

QUORUM

The quorum shall be seven (7) active members present to constitute a quorum. An active BSU member is one who attends regular scheduled meetings, exercises his/her voting rights and privileges; be responsible for paying dues and show interest, commitment and loyalty to the organization.

COMMITTEES

Committees are appointed by the President and the Executive Board and/or elected by the BSU members. All committees are distinguished by their powers and duties which are outlined by the committee.

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES

The Black Student Union shall determine its rules and proceedings. The recorded minutes of organized procedures and policies shall stand as precedent policy. The parliamentary authority of BSU shall be Robert’s Rules of Order.