American Society of Mechanical Engineers Constitution

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  1. Name
    1. The name of this organization shall be the American Society of Mechanical Engineers- Wright State University Student Section. Hence forth, known as ASME.
  2. Purpose
    1. ASME shall exist to
      1. Bring Mechanical Engineering majors together.
      2. Provide support, leadership opportunities, information, and social activities for mechanical engineering majors.
  3. Membership
    1. Any student of Wright State University or member of the faculty or staff shall be eligible for membership regardless of race, sex, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
    2. Membership in the Professional Society of ASME is encouraged but not required to be a member of the WSU ASME Student Section.
  4. Officers
    1. The officers of ASME shall consist of:
      1. The President who shall:
        1. Chair all meetings
        2. Oversee all activities
        3. Be the official spokesperson for the society
      2. The Vice President who shall:
        1. Chair meetings in the president’s absence
        2. Assist the president in overseeing activities
        3. Perform other duties as assigned by the president
      3. The Secretary (of interior and exterior affairs) who shall:
        1. Record the proceedings of all business meetings
        2. Prepare all out going correspondence
        3. Responded to all incoming correspondence in conjuntion with the president
      4. The Treasurer who shall:
        1. Deposit all monies collected on behalf of the society
        2. Pay all iof the society's bills
        3. Proform other duties as assigned by the president
    2. All officers shall be elected during Spring Semester after Spring Break (Week 8 or later) and shall take office at the end of Spring Semester with a one year term of office.
    3. All nominations for officers shall be made during a Spring Semester business meeting.
    4. Officers shall be elected by majority vote.
  5. Committies
    1. The society shall form committees on an as needed basis.
  6. Meetings
    1. The officers shall hold a business meeting a minimum of twice a semester during the regular academic year. “Regular academic year” is defined as Fall and Spring Semester.
    2. A minimum of one academic activity shall be held a semester during the regular academic year.
    3. At least one social activity a year will be held during the regular academic year.
  7. Amendments
    1. Amendments to this constitution may be made by a plurality vote of the officers in the society.