The Creighton University Student Organization of Social Workers Constitution.
The name of this organization shall be the Creighton University Student Organization of Social Workers, hereafter referred to as the Organization.
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.
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.
Section 1. Officers will include the following:
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
B. The President Elect works very close with the President in duties above and:
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.
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.
The officers of the organization shall have the authority to create any standing or special committees that will further the purpose of the organization.
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.
To fulfill the mission of the organization the following events, held annually, are required but not limited to :
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.