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Indiana University

Constitution

Preamble

The main purpose of the <> is to create an accepting environment for non-heterosexual, questioning, and allied students, faculty and staff at Indiana University – Bloomington. In order to create this environment, <> will focus on actively participating in the following:

Article I: Membership

Participation in <> shall be determined without regard to arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. (See section I.D.3(c) on page 6 of the Code.) 
There is no limit to the number of members of <>.  Membership shall be granted upon a yearly basis. The only requirement for membership shall be the payment of the yearly dues (See Article VIII). Membership may be granted at any time of the year.
Membership may be revoked at any time for noncompliance with this Constitution, or for breach of the Kelley School of Business Honor Code.

Article II: University Compliance

This organization shall comply with all Indiana University regulations, and local, state, and federal laws.


Article III: Executive Officers

Within <>, there are to be five Executive Officers. Officers will serve a term of one year following election. Their respective titles and duties are enumerated below:

Officer Requirements: To be an officer, the person must meet the following requirements:

Officer Resignation: Current officers must give a two-week notice of their intent to leave office so an election may be held to replace them.
Officer Selection: Officers will be voted on by the membership of <> within the first month of the fall semester. The candidate who receives the most votes is the winner of the election.

 

Article IV: Advisor

The <> will have a faculty advisor at all times, and will have the option of retaining multiple advisors. There must be, at all times, one advisor that is designated as the Executive Advisor, and will act as advisor for all legal and administrative purposes of <>.

 

Article V: Meetings

A schedule of meetings will be decided upon at the beginning of each semester.  As a guideline, meetings will take place twice a month. 

Article VI: Elections

The Executive Officers will be voted on during the first month of the fall semester.  Any current member may run for an office.  All duties and responsibilities of the respective Executive Office will be assumed immediately after the election. 
Any vacant seat occurring on the Executive Board during the year will be filled through a special election.  The special election will be administered in the same fashion as the yearly elections. 

Article VII: Non-Hazing

Hazing is strictly prohibited. Hazing shall be defined as any conduct which subjects another person, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically, to anything that may endanger abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person as a condition of association with a group or organization, regardless of the person’s consent or lack of consent.

Article VIII: Dues and Budgets

The required membership due will be collected throughout the year, but membership is dependent on payment. 
A membership costs $5.00 USD, per annum. 
A tentative, yearly operating budget shall be created by the Executive Officers in conjunction with the advisor(s) at the start of the fall semester. 

Article IX: Amendments

Amendments to the Constitution will be ratified by a two-thirds majority of the members.  Voting to ratify an amendment will take place no sooner than two weeks after the amendment has been proposed at an official meeting.