Group Constitutions
Barnard/Columbia Economics Society


The Barnard/Columbia Economics Society shall provide a forum in which students of various academic disciplines can discuss economic ideas in development and to provide information about venous career options in the field of economics.

Article I- Name

Section l. The name of this organization shall be the Barnard/Columbia Economics Society hereafter referred to as the Economics Society.

Section 2. The officers of the Economics Society shall make up the Executive Board of the Economics Society hereafter referred to as the "Board."

Article II - Purpose

Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be to inform students about their major and the potential careers in the field of economics be it academic or corporate in nature.

Section 2. The Executive Board shall organize meetings and coordinate events for the general membership.

Article III- Membership

Section 1. The requirements of membership are to express an interest by attending events of the Economics Society.

Section 2. Only members who are undergraduate students in Barnard College. Columbia College, or the School of Engineering and Applied Science may vote or hold office..

Section 3. The privileges and responsibilities of membership are gaining access to information concerning the National Economics Honor Society and exposure to academic and career options.

Section 4 Membership may be revoked by the Board due to inappropriate actions as deemed by the general guidelines held at Columbia University.

Article IV - Meetings and Procedures

Section 1. The regular general meetings will be held at the request of the Board twice a semester.

Section 2. The general membership or Board can make motion and participate in a vote in which the majority rules

Article V - Officers

Section 1. The organization shall have the following officers nominated by the current Board from the existing Board or the general membership: President, Vice-President. Treasurer, Secretary and four Economics Society Board members.

Section 2. The duties of these officers shall be as follows: 1) President - who shall lead the Board and provide direction for the group. 2) Vice-President - who shall organize meetings (e.g. reserve rooms and set times). 3) Treasurer - w ho shall handle all the finances of the group and work with the United Student Organization's leadership 4) Secretary - who shall record the policy decisions of the Economics Society. 5) Economics Society Board members (4 ) - who shall lead the primary activities established as goals by the Board at the beginning of each semester.

Section 3. Each of the members shall serve a one year term in their appointed capacity.

Article VI - Appointing and Removing Officers

Section 1. The current Board appoints the future Board in the spring of each year based upon the interest expressed by the potential members.

Section 2. The members of the Board my be impeached and removed by the membership for apathy and financial ineptness by a general membership vote of two-thirds.

Section 3. In the event of a mid-term vacancy of an elected officer. a replacement will be appointed by the existing Board based upon expressed interest by potential members.

Article VII - Committees

Section 1. The standing committees of this organization shall be as follows: Newsletter, Brown Bag Lunches, Career Forums and Dinner-Lecture.

Section 2. The duties of each of these standing committees shall be to organize these events every semester.

Section 3. The committee members will be selected and removed by the Executive Board from the Economics Society Board Members.

Section 4. Additional committees may be formed and dissolved by the organization. Additions and removals will be made by the Board to address the dynamic needs of the general membership.

Article VIII - By-Laws

Section 1. By-laws of the organization shall be established and altered by a majority vote of the Board.

Section 2. By-laws of the Board shall be established and altered by the general membership majority vote.

Article IX - Amendments to the Constitution

Amendments can be presented by any member of the Economics Society. A two-thirds vote at a general meeting is required to pass a proposed amendment.

Article X. Ratification

This constitution shall be established by a vote of a three-fourths majority of the membership of the organization.

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