AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
ARTICLE I: Name
The name of this organization shall be The American Institute of Chemical Engineers of Columbia University.
ARTICLE II: Purpose
The purpose of this Chapter is to promote knowledge of science and engineering and to promote mutual acquaintance and good fellowship among students and between students and instructors, and to provide services when called upon in order to present a good image of the University to the community.
ARTICLE III: Affiliation
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers of Columbia University is an officially sanctioned chapter in the New York Region as dictated by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) National Headquarters.
Section 2: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers of Columbia University will endeavor to fully satisfy all requirements and to conduct all of its programs in accordance with the procedures recommended by AIChE, and the guidelines set by the governing bodies of Columbia University.
ARTICLE IV: Membership
Section 1: Membership in this Chapter shall be open to individuals in good standing with the Columbia University and who possess an interest in engineering and the sciences.
Section 2: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers of Columbia University shall not discriminate its membership or participants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin.
ARTICLE V: Officers
Section 1: The Officers of this Chapter shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and as provided by the Bylaws.
Section 2: A person may not hold two elected offices at the same time. In the event a person is elected to two offices, he or she must choose to occupy one office and the runner up shall occupy the vacant office.
ARTICLE VI: Amendments
This Constitution may be amended at an announced meeting of the Chapter if agreed by two-thirds of the active members voting, provided that the amendment shall have been recommended by the Board of Directors, and provided that thirty days notice to the membership shall have been given of the proposed change.
BYLAWS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
I. FISCAL YEAR
Fiscal year shall begin on the first day of July.
1. Regular meetings of the Chapter shall be called every second week beginning with the academic year during regular school sessions.
2. Other meeting of the Chapter may be called by:
a. Order of the President
b. Request of the Board of Directors
c. Request of at least five members of the Chapter; five days notice of such meetings shall be given.
3. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held by:
a. Order of the President
b. Call of the members of the Board of Directors; except when required by urgency, at least five days notice of such meeting shall be given.
III. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Officers of the chapter shall be elected during the week preceding the first regular meeting in May. Those elected will take office with the beginning of the following fall session. Only those who have attended at least half of the events of the calendar year shall vote.
A majority of votes cast shall constitute an election of office. If the majority os not achiever, a run-off election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be held. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in the run-off election shall be considered elected for office.
Nomination to offices of the Chapter shall be conducted during the week prior to the first regular meeting in April and shall be announced at that Meeting.
a. keep records of all executive and general meetings.
b. maintain a list of active and inactive membership.
c. maintain a list of recent and past alumni.
d. take attendance quickly and efficiently and keep permanent records.
e. present incoming mail to the organization.
f. responsible for maintaining all routes of communication with membership.
g. cancel a meeting if both president and vice president are absent.
a. maintains records of all transactions within Chapter.
b. see that the organization develops a yearly budget of expenditures and income.
c. attend all USO treasurer workshops
Other elected or appointed offices and positions may be added to this list.
Committees may be appointed by the President, or by the Board of Directors with the approval of the President, as the occasion arises.
The order of business at regular meetings of the Chapter shall be minutes of last meeting reports of officers reports of committees unfinished business
2. All other questions pertaining to Procedure shall be referred to Robert's Rules or Order.
Amendments to these Bylaws may be proposed at any regular meeting of the chapter and shall be considered at the next meeting. The membership shall be informed of the proposed changes and the stated reasons for these changes.
2. Approval of amendments shall be by a vote of two-thirds of the active members voting.