President: Lailah Washington
Vice President: Tenisha Higgins
Secretary: June Coffee
Advisor: Mr. Rogers Laugand
The primary purpose of this organization is to unite diverse students of Clarion University to discuss the social issues of race, gender, and class that we are faced with every day. We encourage partnerships and collaborations that focus on improving mental, physical and spiritual health. We plan to motivate students to go out into our campus and communities and do community service to enhance their awareness of the needs of others and to utilize their academic achievement. We also plan to attend motivational and educational programs and conferences that will give us the knowledge base for diversifying ourselves and learning about students of other cultures and races.
WOMEN UNITED CONSTITUTION
Article 1 - Name of Organization
Section 1: The name of the organization by this constitution shall be Women United.
Article II - Purpose
Section 1: The primary purpose of this organization is to unite diverse students of Clarion University for discussions of the social issues of race, gender, and class that we are faced with every day in order to encourage partnerships and collaborations that focus on improving mental, physical and spiritual health. We plan to motivate students to go out into our campus and communities and do community service to enhance their awareness of the needs of others and to utilize their academic achievement. We also plan to attend motivational and educational programs and conferences that will give us the knowledge base for diversifying ourselves and learning about students of other cultures and races.
Article III - Membership
Section 1: Any Clarion University student interested in participating is eligible to join. All majors are welcome as well as all class standings. Members will be expected to attend biweekly meetings and participate in discussions, community service and fundraising events with dedication and commitment. Students will be strongly encouraged to place a high priority on academic achievement and to attend tutorial and study sessions when necessary.
Section 2: There will be no membership fees.
Section 3: Members will be discontinued if they attend fewer than three meetings.
Article IV - Duties and Elections of Officers
Section 1: The organization shall have the following officers who must maintin good academic standing to remain in office. They are responsible for:
The President will be in charge of reviewing and presenting approval for any decisions made by Women United. The President will be in charge of scheduling any events or inquiring about transportation for the events if necessary. If any other member for some reason cannot complete a task, it is the responsibility of the President to complete the task or see to it that it is completed.
B. Vice President
The Vice President will be in charge of assisting the President in all of his or her duties.
The Secretary will be in charge of typing the agendas, keeping record of the minutes, updating the roster, and setting up a list serve to inform students about any meetings or beneficial opportunities.
The Treasurer will be in charge of preparing the budget and keeping record of all funds raised and spent by Women United.
Section 2: Elections will be held every two years at the end of the spring semester unless a student wishes to resign his or her position or a unanimous vote of the membership decides to impeach them from their position. Students will be nominated from the floor or may nominate themselves, and a secret ballot will be held to determine the winner. No student may hold the same position for more than one year unless they are reelected. The elections will be conducted by a member assigned by the president.
Section 3: A majority vote will determine the outcome of all elections to assure a fair election.
Article V - Role of Advisor
Section 1: The advisor will be selected and invited by the officers to advise Women United. The role of the advisor is to serve as a networking resource. The advisor will also attend meetings, proofread all materials and give constructive criticism, and participate in activities when possible.
Section 2: The advisor serves as guide and has no vote.
Article VI - Duties and Elections of Officers
Section 1: Meetings will be held bi-weekly. If any business transactions are to be discussed, officers will have a separate committee meeting on Tuesdays prior to the open meeting.
Section 2: A quorum of 2/3 total members will be needed for any business to be transacted.
Section 3: In any meeting, any motion can pass with majority vote of the members present.
Section 4: Each meeting will follow Robert's Rules.
Article VII - Finances and Funding
Section 1: There will be no dues.
Section 2: We will be requesting funds from Student Senate.
Section 3: We will work for funds through fund raising which will serve as a bonding resource.
Article VIII - Amending, Suspending, and Accepting the Constitution
Section 1: Amendments to this constitution shall be submitted to members, in writing, for discussion. After discussion, the amendment shall be tabled for one week. After that week, the amendment will be voted on and passed with a majority vote of all members present.
Section 2: Amendments shall take effect after approval by the Student Senate, Vice President of Student Affairs, and the President of Clarion University.
Article IX - Ratification
Section 1: The affairs of the organization shall be governed as outlined in the above stated Constitution effective upon adoption by the majority of members at the meeting and then approved by the Student Senate, the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the President of Clarion University.