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Student Social Workers Association
Student Social Workers Association Constitution
The name of the organization shall be Student Social Work Association.
The purpose of this organization shall be:
The objectives of this organization are:
The membership of this organization shall be composed of:
Section 1 - Description
Section 2 - Board of Directors
A Social Work faculty member (designated by the Departmental Chairperson) shall serve as adviser to the organization.
The meetings shall follow these regulations:
Section 1 - Procedure
Proposed amendments to this constitution may be presented in writing to the governing body two weeks before they are brought up for adoption or they may be presented during regular meetings of the organization.
Section 2 - Ratification
This constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the membership of the organization (majority, for this purpose, is defined as those members that are present at the meeting at which the amendment is being voted on.)
Section 1 – President
The president shall call and preside over all meetings of the governing body and the general membership. He/she should represent the Student Social Work Association to other campus organizations and should have the responsibility for coordinating program planning and elections. The president is expected to attend Social Work faculty meetings and meetings of the Community Advisory Board, as time and class schedule permits.
Section 2 – Vice President
The vice president shall assume the duties of the president in his/her absence. He/she will assist the president in presidential functions.
Section 3 – Secretary
The secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of each meeting of the organization and their distribution to the students and faculty. He/she shall also be responsible for distributing notices of meetings and events to the membership and assist in compiling information for the Department Newsletter. The secretary should also conduct all correspondence of the organization and be the custodian for all current organization records.
Section 4 – Treasurer
The treasurer shall coordinate and facilitate the collection of all organization funds. Funds received by the treasurer are to be deposited in an account held by the finance office of Capital University. He/she will assume a leadership role in the fundraising activities of the organization.
Section 5 – Historian
The historian shall be responsible for the compiling of information for the scrapbook as well as any other pertinent data concerning the activities of the organization. The historian shall also be the custodian of all records that are not needed for current use.
Section 6 – Class Representatives
The class representative shall represent their respective class at social work faculty meetings, meetings of the governing body, and meetings of the general membership. Each representative is expected to actively participate in the decision making process of all meetings. He/she will serve as the communicator of student concerns to faculty, and faculty concerns to students.
Section 7 – Removal
If an officer fails to perform the duties that are stated above he/she will be held accountable to the executive community. A majority vote by the general membership is needed to remove an officer from his/her position.