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CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

(C.U. S.O.S.W.)

 

The Creighton University Student Organization of Social Workers Constitution.

ARTICLE I NAME

 

The name of this organization shall be the Creighton University Student Organization of Social Workers, hereafter referred to as the Organization.

ARTICLE II PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this organization shall be: to promote and educate other students, the university, and the community about the Social Work profession and the values we hold. We seek to uphold the Jesuit tradition of the Ignatian spirit of being for others. Our purpose is to promote social justice for all people and individuals rights of self-determination. Our purpose is to uphold the value of confidentiality of others and the social work code of ethics. Our organization is committed to the dignity, worth and value of all human beings, regardless of social class, race, color, creed, gender, or age.

ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1. Regular membership in this organization shall be open to any full-time or part-time Creigh to n University student, and particularly, all social work students who subscribe to the ideals of this organization, to the social work profession, and who pays his/her dues.

ARTICLE IV OFFICERS

 

Section 1. Officers will include the following:

  • President
  • President Elect may not be a senior social work major
  • Treasurer

Section 2. Officers of the organization shall be elected in the second or third week of February every year by a majority vote of a quorum of the organization. This is in Article V, Section 2.

Section 3. Officers shall take office at the beginning of Spring semester every year and shall serve for a period of one year (if possible).The term of the president will run from April to December 31.On January 1 the President Elect will begin their term as President.

Section 4. Officers shall not be on academic or disciplinary probation at the time of their elections and throughout their terms of office.

Section 5. Duties of Officers.

A. The President is responsible for conducting organizational business, presides over all meetings and coordinates information with other officers

  • The officer responsible for conducting meetings must be named by title.
  • Writing an annual report, posting it on the departmental website and placing a hard copy in the SOS folder kept in the office.
  • Provides oversight for all the events.
  • Notifies all social work students and members of the meeting dates, events and pertinent issues.
  • Calls for additional committees when necessary.
  • Appoints two (no more than one senior) to serve on the Faculty, Community, Student Committee.

B. The President Elect works very close with the President in duties above and:

  • The takes minutes of all organizational meetings and sends copies to all social work majors via the departmental list serve.
  • Places minutes of meetings in the SOS notebook kept in the department office.

C. The Treasurer collects all membership dues and other funds and distributes monies as needed for the organization to function. Checks must be co-signed by the Treasurer and either the President or the President Elect.

ARTICLE V MEETINGS

 

Section 1. A regularly scheduled general meeting shall be held at least once a semester during the school year. Additional meetings may be called by the officers when a need arises.

 

Section 2. A quorum shall consist of 30% of regular members.

 

Section 3. A quorum shall be present in order for any official business to be conducted. Official business shall include election of officers, setting of dues, and any major decisions affecting the organization.

ARTICLE VI COMMITTEES

 

The officers of the organization shall have the authority to create any standing or special committees that will further the purpose of the organization.

ARTICLE VII FINANCES

 

Dues shall be determined by the officers of the organization and subject to the approval of a majority vote at a meeting of the organization. Dues of $10.00 per year is required for membership.

ARTICLE VIII- EVENTS

 

To fulfill the mission of the organization the following events, held annually, are required but not limited to :

  • A fall luncheon meeting with a speaker on an issue important to the Student Organization of Social Workers.This event is held for all social work majors.
  • One social event to include all SOS members, social work majors, and invited guests.
  • One service project ( to include adopt a family at Christmas, serve a meal, a workday at Habitat) whatever the organization believes meets the mission of the organization.
  • One contribution to the Faith Celebration sponsored by the department of social work (may include purchasing balloons, ribbons, readings or songs).
ARTICLE IX AMENDMENTS

 

Section 1. All amendments to this constitution require previous notice of one semester prior to being discussed and voted upon.

 

Section 2. All amendments require a two-thirds vote of a quorum for adoption.

 

Section 3. Amendments become effective only after approval by the elected officers.