Constitution

Name of the Organization: The French Club

Purpose: To promote the understanding and appreciation of French culture through its language, history, and civilization.

Articles:

  1. Membership
    1. Membership is open to any student from West Chester University and individual from the West Chester community regardless of disabilities, nationality, race, color, religion, creed, sex, and sexual orientation.
    2. Membership is secured by having one's name enlisted and by attendance to the meetings.
    3. No special initiation ceremonies, pledging rituals or hazing activities shall be required to be eligible for membership.
  2. Meetings
    1. Meeting dates, normally at least once a month, are determined by the Executive Committee.
    2. Members will be notified of meeting dates and times through announcements in class and printed campus notices at least one week in advance.
  3. Elections
    1. Elections, usually held in the Fall semester, shall be determined by majority vote.
    2. Officers shall retain their post for one academic year.
    3. The presence of at least one third of the members shall constitute a quorum.
  4. Officers
    1. Officers of the organization shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
  5. Executive Committee
    1. The officers of the organization shall serve as the Executive Committee. This committee shall have final voice on any issue brought before it.
    2. Special sub-committees shall be appointed by the Executive Committee in case of emergency or to study a particular issue.
  6. Advisor
    1. The advisor shall be a member of the French faculty at West Chester University.
    2. The advisor does not have to be present at the meetings, but his/her approval is necessary before any action is taken by the organization.
  7. Impeachment
    1. Consent of at least two thirds active members is necessary for impeachment.
  8. Ratification, Amendment, and Revision
    1. Ratification shall be by majority vote at a regular meeting of at least one third members present.
    2. Amendments and revisions may be proposed by any member at a regular meeting of the organization.
    3. Amendments and revisions are adopted by a two third vote at the following regular meeting.