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We , the members of the Thai Students Association, in establishing this organization and the Constitution, unify to form a collective entity, whose express purposes are to provide a support network for its members and to foster an awareness and an appreciation of Thai culture and heritage.
Article I - Name
Section 1 .     The name of this organization shall be Thai Students Association hereafter referred to as TSA .
Section 2 . The Executve Board of TSA, hereafter referred to as the 'Board,' shall be made up of Co-Presidents (Each representing Barnard College and Columbia College or School of Engineering and Applied Ccience, respectively), Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary
Article II - Purpose
Section 1 . The purpose of this organization shall be to provide information about Thai culture and heritage; promote and foster an awareness and appreciation of Thai culture; and provide a network support for Thai students. 
Section 2.      The Executive Board of TSA shall plan and coordinate events that will achieve the aforementioned goals. Some of the events to be held includes a Thai language class and Thai cooking class.
Article III - Members
Section 1 .        Membership to TSA is open to any affiliate of Columbia University, i.e., undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, alumna, etc.
Section 2 .         Only members who are undergraduate students in Barnard College, Columbia College, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences may vote or hold office.
Section 3 .         Members are expected to consistently attend TSA's general meetings, functions, and events.
Section 4 .         The TSA Executive Board has the right to revoke any organization or membership when deemed necessary.
Article IV - Meetings and Procedures
Section 1 .          Meetings shall be held once a month. The TSA Executive Board will determine the time and dates of meetings.
Section 2 .          All procedural issues shall require a simple majority.
Article V - Officers
Section 1 .          TSA will be managed and directed by the Executive Board. The TSA Executive Board will consists of: Barnard College Co-President Columbia Co-President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Section 2 .            The duties of these officers shall be the effective and efficient management of all meetings, events, and other functions.
Section 3 .             These officers shall serve a one year term beginning in the spring semester and terminating the following spring.
Section 4 .              Any voting member who has been active for at least one semester prior to election may be eligible for office.
Article VI - Electing, Appointing, and Removing Officers
Section 1 .             Elections will be held annually 2 weeks prior to the termination of the fall semester.
Section 2 .              Any voting member wishing to run for office must have 2 nominations from the membership.
Section 3 .              Candidates who receive majority of the  votes from the membership will be elected to the office which he or she is running for.
Section 4 .              The Executive Board holds the right to appoint any voting member to a vacant office.
Section 5 .            In the event of a mid-term vacancy of an elected officer, the Executive Board will temporarily appoint a voting member to the office until the next election.
Section 6 .            An Executive Board member may be impeached by a 2/3 vote of the membership if he or she consistently neglects the responsibilities of the Board and/or engages in behavior or activities that is disruptive or destructive to the existence of the TSA.
Article VII - Amendments to the Constitution
Section 1 .          The Constitution and the above articles are no means exhaustive, complete, or final, and are subject to addendum and amendment.
Section 2 .           Addendum's and amendments to the Constitution may be proposed in writing by any member or the Executive Board.
Section 3 .            Addendum and amendments to the Constitution require a unanimous consensus within the Executive Board or a 2/3 vote of the entire voting membership.
Article VIII - Ratification
This Constitution shall be established by a vote of a 3/4 majority of the entire voting membership.


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