All student clubs must submit a constitution to Student Government Association and the Office of Student Life in order to recognized.
Article I NAME
State what the club will be called.
Article II PURPOSE
State what the club will do to fulfill the needs of the membership. The more general the statement the better. Example: The purpose of this club or organization is to broaden the horizons of the intellectual reasoning through readings and discussions.
Article III MEMBERSHIP
Membership in a student club must comply with Title IX of the U.S. Higher Education Amendments of 1972. There shall be no restriction on membership based on race, religion, nationality, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation or preference, or political conviction. Members must be Fairleigh Dickinson University students.
Article IV OFFICERS
State what positions will comprise an executive board and what some of the responsibilities for each are. Officers must maintain a 2.5 semester GPA and overall GPA during their term. Officers of student clubs must be full-time registered Fairleigh Dickinson University students in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing.
Article V ELECTIONS
Indicate what time of the year elections will be held, and who is eligible. Indicate what will happen if there is a tie and indicate the process for removal from office.
Article VI MEETINGS
State when this club will have its regularly scheduled meetings, what constitutes a quorum, and under what circumstances a special meeting may be called.
Article VII FINANCES
State if funding will be sought directly from Student Government. Fundraisers should be mentioned here.
Article VIII RECALL
State whether a member can be expelled for not attending meetings and/or events.
Article IX AMENDMENTS
Any other information should be included in the form of amendments.
Article X RATIFICATION
State the manner in which the constitution can be changed, quorum vote.
By-laws are usually listed here; however, they are not essential to all constitutions. These by-laws can be issues related to forming committees, creating honorary member status, a commitment to programming certain events each year, and so on.