College Republicans

Welcome to the College Republicans Constitution and Information page for ECU

College campuses across the United States have seen their students become more interested and involved in the political processes of our day. Not only have the candidates been a source of debate (and controversy) but the issues as well. Forums are now being provided at East Central University to allow students to organize, rally, study, and debate the issues. One of such forums is the College Republicans.

One of the purpose for the College Republicans is to provide information to the student body on Republican candidates on all levels: city, county, state, and national. Also, the College Republicans provide activities to further involvement in politics. The College Republicans offer the chance to learn about politics as well as offer the opportunity to volunteer time and effort towards politicians' campaigns.

CONSTITUTION

EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE REPUBLICANS

ARTICLE I: NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION

The name of this organization will be East Central University College Republicans.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION

SECTION 1: To develop all College Republicans on the campus into an intelligent, dynamic, and cooperative political group.

SECTION 2: To provide through its organization a means to encourage participation in the activities of the Republican Party on all levels: local, state, and national.

SECTION 3: To provide the student body the means of obtaining a practical political education.

SECTION 4: To express the views of the college community to the leadership of the Republican Party.

SECTION 5: To actively build the Republican Party within the area thus providing for the two-party system.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1: Any student of East Central University intending to subscribe to the above set of purposes is eligible for membership.

SECTION 2: Any member may be expelled from membership in the club by two-thirds vote of the attending membership in the current meeting.

SECTION 3: In order to be eligible for voting privileges in any general meeting as a member, dues must be paid by the student before such meeting.

ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS

SECTION 1: The officers of this club shall be a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and such other officers as may be prescribed by the By-Laws.

SECTION 2: The duties and qualifications of the Officers shall be as prescribed in the By-Laws.

SECTION 3: Permanent officers shall be elected during the month of April of the preceding school year, the exact date to be determined by the current officers, and shall take office upon the beginning of the Fall Term of the new school year, serving until the end of the Spring Term of the same school year. The organization will be deemed inactive during the Summer term.

SECTION 4: Officers shall be elected in the manner prescribed by the By-Laws.

SECTION 5: Impeachment of officers shall be handled in the same manner as members, as mentioned in Article 3, Section 2 of this Constitution.

ARTICLE V: CLUB MEETINGS

SECTION 1: Meetings of the club shall be held at least once a month during the school year.

SECTION 2: The general election of the club shall be held during April of each year.

SECTION 3: Special meetings shall be at the call of the Chairman, or by a written petition of a quorum (as defined in Article 7 of the By-Laws) presented to the ranking officer.

ARTICLE VI: BY-LAWS

SECTION 1: By-Laws in conformity with this constitution shall be adopted by a simple majority vote of a quorum present at any official club meeting.

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS

SECTION 1: This Constitution will be amended by a two-thirds vote of a quorum at any official club meeting.



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BY-LAWS
EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE REPUBLICANS

ARTICLE I: MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1: Membership shall be classified as active and inactive.

SECTION 2: Active members shall be those not in violation of Article 1, Section 3 of the By-Laws.

SECTION 3: Inactive members shall be those who have missed three consecutive meetings without an excuse to the Chairman, and shall be place upon an inactive role by the Secretary. Inactive members will be contacted on a regular basis by any officer of the club as to membership intentions.

SECTION 4: Inactive members will relinquish voting rights until member attends two consecutive meetings to return to active membership status.

SECTION 5: Officers who become inactive in membership also relinquish the office held.

ARTICLE II: DUES

SECTION 1: Membership dues shall be determined by the officers of the club with attending members of the first club meeting in the fall term. This group shall decide both participation and dues for the local club, the Oklahoma Federation of College Republicans, and/or the National Federation of College Republicans, or to another widely-recognized College Republican or Republican organization.

SECTION 2: Such determination of organization participation and dues must be made by two-thirds vote of those present.

ARTICLE III: POWERS, DUTIES, AND REQUIREMENTS OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1: The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the club. He/She shall have general supervision over the development of any programs and operations of the club. He/She shall have power to appoint all the members of standing and special committees.

SECTION 2: The Vice Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman in his/her absence and other duties as may be prescribed by the Chairman.

SECTION 3: The Secretary shall carry on all correspondence for the club and shall be responsible for notification of meetings in accordance with the By-Laws. The Secretary will also keep a record of all club meetings and maintain a written record open to all active members. The Secretary will also maintain an official role of membership and an attendance role for each meeting of active and inactive members, and will allow access to these rolls to all members of the club.

SECTION 4: The Treasurer shall collect all dues, receive all contributions, and shall pay all bills when payment has been duly authorized by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall also keep an account of the financial status of the club and report the same in full at meetings or at the request of the Chairman.

SECTION 5: The Parliamentarian shall maintain order in all meetings, including membership, committee, and Executive Committee meetings to maintain parliamentary order according to the latest edition of Robert's Rules of Order. The Parliamentarian shall also advise the Chairman on parliamentary rules and procedures.

SECTION 6: At the time of election, all nominees must be enrolled at East Central University.

SECTION 7: Vacancies during the school year may be filled by a simple majority vote of a quorum as defined in Article 7 of the By-Laws.

SECTION 8: Any additional offices may be instituted by the club Chairman with a simple majority vote of a quorum at any meeting.

ACTIVE IV: COMMITTEES

SECTION 1: Any Standing Committee, including Chairman and duties/purpose, shall be determined by a majority vote of a quorum present at any meeting as defined in Article 7 of the By-Laws.

SECTION 2: The Chairman of said committee shall be responsible for reporting to the Chairman of the club as determined by the club Chairman.

SECTION 3: Special Committees may be instituted by the club Chairman as the need arises.

ARTICLE V: ELECTIONS

SECTION 1: Elections for officers shall be held in April of each year with a quorum present as defined by Article 7 of the By-Laws.

SECTION 2: Elections shall be by secret ballot to be counted by the Political Science Department sponsor.

SECTION 3: A simple majority of all votes cast shall be necessary for election. In the case of a tie, a special election between the two front-runners shall be called by the sponsor or current Chairman.

ARTICLE VI: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

SECTION 1: Parliamentary procedure shall govern all meetings except when inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws of the club.

ARTICLE VII: QUORUM

SECTION 1: Twenty percent or fifteen members of the active membership, whichever is smaller, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS

SECTION 1: Amendments must secure a two-thirds vote of a quorum as defined in Article 7 of the By-Laws.