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Studia Humanitas Student Organization Constitution

Date Submitted: 20 September 2007

Article I

The name of this organization is Studia Humanitas, the Humanities, Religious Studies and Liberal Arts Club at Sac State.

Article II

The purpose of this organization is to provide a venue for students and professors in which they may engage in extracurricular discussion and activities with the intention of facilitating student/faculty relations and to enrich and augment the learning experience.

Article III – Membership

Section 1.

Membership is open to all registered CSUS students. The membership of faculty and staff is encouraged, as well as that of the community, however; they are ineligible to serve as leaders, to transact business on behalf of the organization or to comprise more than 20% of the total group membership.

Section 2.

Membership must be comprised of at least 8 currently enrolled Sac State Students.

Section 3.

Membership must be comprised of at least 80% enrolled Sac State Students.

Section 4.

Only current Sac State Student members may vote or hold office.

Section 5.

Active membership of this student organization shall be chosen without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, color, disability, national origin, age, or marital status, except in cases of fraternity and sorority organizations which are exempt by federal law from Title IX Regulations concerning discrimination on the basis of sex.

Section 6.

There will be no hazing.

Section 7.

Membership may be refused or revoked only after a quorum of members has voted and only under the circumstance that the member in question has behaved in a manner unbefitting the expectations of this kind of organization.

Section 8.

Authority to assess fees or dues is limited to a quorum of officers.

Section 9.

Members must attend at least two meetings every year and must participate in at least one club event outside of regular meetings.

Article IV – Officers/Elections

Section 1.

The elected officers will be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Section 2.

The officers will be elected by a majority of votes cast at a regular or special meeting called for this purpose.

Section 3.

Elections will be held once during the academic year (annually), preferably at the end of the Spring semester to elect officers for the next academic year.

Section 4.

Term of office will be one academic year.

Section 5.

Officers may be recalled by a two thirds vote of all active members. (This action may be taken through an internet vote)

Article V – Banking

All funds of this organization will be banked with the Associated Students Incorporated.

Article VI – Parliamentary Authority

Robertís rules of order, Latest Revised Edition will be used for all points not covered in this constitution.

Article VII – Constitutional Amendments

Section 1.

Constitutional amendment procedures are limited to business meetings.

Section 2.

All officers must be present as well as a minimum equal number of members who are not officers.

Section 3.

Proposals for amendments must be submitted in writing for discussion and debate.

Section 4.

All amendments will be passed and ratified by a simple majority of present members and officers.

Article VIII – Ratification

This constitution may be ratified when approved by simple majority vote and by Student Activities approval.

Date of Constitution: 12 September 2007


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