Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Towson University Mathematics Club

Constitution

Article I – Name

The name of this organization shall be Mathematics Club.

Article II – Purpose

The purpose of the Mathematics Club shall be:

a.       To provide insight of how mathematics can be applied and utilized outside of the classroom.

b.      To provide opportunities for students and faculty members to discuss mathematical ideas.

c.       To provide opportunities for students to exhibit their mathematical skills.

Article III – Membership

Section 1 – Active membership of the Mathematics Club shall be chosen without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender.

Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA and be fee paying undergraduate student to be an active member of the club.

Active membership includes the right to vote and hold office.

Section 2 – Members of the Mathematics Club should embrace mathematics.

Article IV – Executive Officers

Section 1 – The executive officers of the Mathematics Club will form the Executive Committee and shall be as follows: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  All Executive Officers must be fee paying, undergraduate Towson University students with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Section 2 – An officer may be impeached by a 2/3 majority vote of the present active members if he or she is not fulfilling his/her constitutional duties.

Section 3 – In the event that an officer is impeached or resigns, an election shall be held for that position in accordance with Article VI – Elections.

Article V – Duties of the Executive Officers

President – To provide general leadership to the club, to preside over Executive Committee and general meetings; appoint special committees with approval of the Executive Committee; and to perform other such duties as may be required by the By-Laws or resolutions of the Executive Committee.

Vice President – To perform the duties of the President should the President be absent; to plan and organize publicity for activities and special events; and to perform other such duties as may be required by the By-Laws or resolutions of the Executive Committee.

Secretary – To attend all general correspondence of the Mathematics Club; to keep the minutes of all Executive Committee and general meetings; and to preserve the records of the club; and to perform other such duties as may be required by the By-Laws or resolutions of the Executive Committee.

Treasurer – To supervise the financial administration of all revenue and report periodically to the Executive Committee and membership on the financial condition of the club; and to perform other such duties as may be required by the By-Laws or resolutions of the Executive Committee. 

Article VI – Elections

Section 1 - Elections of the officers shall take place yearly during the third week of April.

a.       In the event of a resignation or an impeachment, a special meeting may be scheduled to elect a new officer to fill the vacant position.

Section 2 - Elections will be chaired by the advisor of the organization.

Section 3 - The Candidate with the majority vote will fulfill their respective Executive position.

Section 4 - In the event of a tie a revote will be done.

a.       In the event of a tie for a position which includes more than two candidates, there will be a revote constituted of the candidates with the top vote total

b.      In the event of a tie in any revote, the tiebreaker will be number of hours logged in the Mathematics Club during the current semester

c.       In the event of the above tiebreaker failing to decide a winning candidate, a coin will be flipped by the advisor in order to determine a winner

Section 5 - Any active student member is eligible to vote who:

a.       Meets the Towson University SGA eligibility for membership in the club

b.      Attends the scheduled election meeting

c.       Logs at least three (3) hours in Mathematics Club activities or meetings, where each meeting counts as one (1) hour

Section 6 - Any active student member is eligible for nomination as an officer of the Executive Committee who:

a.       Meets the Towson University SGA eligibility for student office holding

b.      Logs at least six (6) hours in Mathematics Club activities or meetings, where each meeting counts as one (1) hour

c.       Fulfills the qualifications as set up by this constitution and the Executive Committee.

Section 7 - Elections will be conducted in the following fashion:

a.       All candidates nominated for President will stand before the Math Club and give a brief explanation depicting their desire to become president.

b.      All members of the Math Club will cast one (and only one) vote for their desired candidate via a show of hands.  Presidential candidates are exempt from voting for this position.

c.       All candidates nominated for Vice President will stand before the Math Club and give a brief explanation depicting their desire to become Vice President.

d.      All members of the Math Club will cast one (and only one) vote for their desired candidate via a show of hands.  Vice Presidential candidates are exempt from voting for this position.

e.       All candidates nominated for Secretary will stand before the Math Club and give a brief explanation depicting their desire to become Secretary.

f.       All members of the Math Club will cast one (and only one) vote for their desired candidate via a show of hands.  Secretarial candidates are exempt from voting for this position.

g.      All candidates nominated for Treasurer will stand before the Math Club and give a brief explanation depicting their desire to become Treasurer.

h.      All members of the Math Club will cast one (and only one) vote for their desired candidate via a show of hands.  Treasurer candidates are exempt from voting for this position.

Section 8 – A valid election is defined as an election in which the following calculation is achieved:

                                     a.      Determine the average number of members that attended each meeting during the semester

                                    b.      At least 51% of the above average must be in attendance at the election

Article VII – Amendments

Section 1 - Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed to the voting membership by majority vote of the Executive Committee or by petition signed by of the voting membership.  Amendments shall be declared or adopted upon SGA approval.

Article VIII – By-Laws

Section 1 - By-Laws, not inconsistent with this constitution, may be adopted or amended by a 2/3 majority of the voting members present at any general or special meetings, provided the By-Laws are submitted in writing at least one week previously at either regular or special meetings of the general membership and upon SGA approval.

Section 2 – Attendance to a meeting constitutes attending at least 50% or thirty (30) minutes of the meeting



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