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Louis Stokes Oklahoma Alliance For Minority Participation


BY LAWS

CAMERON UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

OF LOUIS STOKES OKLAHOMA ALLIANCE

FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION

"CU-Stokies" 

Bylaws of the Cameron University Stokies.

Article 1. Name 

The name of this organization shall be the Cameron University Chapter of the Louis Stokes Oklahoma Alliance For Minority Participation (LSOKAMP) . For brevity known as the Cameron University Stokies (CU-Stokies). 

Article II. Objects 

The objects of this organization shall be to afford an opportunity for students of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before applying to graduate school, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in minority students to further their education beyond a baccalaureate degree. 

Article III. Membership 

The membership of this organization shall be composed of Louis Stokes Scholars and any student interested in attaining a post-baccalaureate degree in a SMET program. Students who are not a Louis Stokes Scholar may not hold office. Louis Stokes scholars are those students selected as recipients ofLS-OKAMP stipends by the University Steering Committee of LS-OKAMP  

Article IV. Officers 

The officers of this Chapter shall be a President, a Vice-President of Administration, Vice-President of Organization, a Secretary, Historian and Student Senate Representative who shall constitute the Executive Committee. The officers shall be elected at the first meeting in August from nominees chosen by the nominating committee. They shall take office in September and shall hold office for one year. 

Article V. Duties of Officers 

Section 1. The President. It shall be the duty of the president to preside over the meetings of the organization with the assistance of the vice-president of administration. The president in collaboration with the faculty advisor shall appoint all committees and may serve as an ex-officio member of these committees. 

Section 2. Vice-president of Administration. It shall be the duty of this vice-president, acting under the direction of the president, to look after the welfare and promotion of the organization. In case the office of president becomes vacant by resignation or otherwise, the vice president of administration shall assume the duties of the president 

Section 3. Vice-president of Organization. The vice-president of organization shall assist the president in connection with the Secretary in the collection of membership dues; the keeping of accurate records of receipts, bank deposits, and disbursements; and the presentation of an annual report on planned events and fund raisers, and other supplementary reports as directed by the president. 

Section 3. The Secretary. The student secretary shall perform the duties common to such an office, such as keeping an accurate record of the meetings. One copy of the minutes and substantiating reports shall be given to the faculty advisor and one copy shall be retained for the secretary's files. S(h)e shall perform such other duties as directed by the president. 

Section 5. The Historian. The Historian is responsible for keeping the chapter scrapbook up-to-date and maintaining a pictorial record of various events, and maintaining the organizations web page. 

Section 6. The Student Senate Representative. The student senate representative shall represent the club at student senate meetings and report on meetings of Student Senate at each meeting of the club. 

Article VI. Committees 

Section 1. The president shall appoint two committees annually. They are (a) Committee on Activities, (b) Committee on Programs. Other committees may be appointed as necessary. 

Section 2. The Activities Committee shall be responsible for the planning of banquets, parties and various other activities common to this type of committee. 

Section 3. The Programs Committee shall plan the meeting programs, special programs, and media relations, establish goals for the chapter, and suggest ways and means of attaining them.  

Article VII. Faculty Advisor 

The Club at its annual election shall elect as its Faculty Advisor, a faculty member, who is a member of the Cameron University L S-OKAMP coordinating committee. The advisors duties shall be to advise the club in its local activities and activities related to the NSF Grant. The Advisor shall be kept informed of all activities and shall advise the Club on any policy matters. 

Article VIII. Meetings 

Regular meetings shall be held twice a month as planned by the club and additionally as needed by the faculty advisor. 

Special events shall be arranged through the Programs Committee. There shall be at least four activities per year. 

Article IX. Dues

The annual dues of the CU-Stokies shall be sent individually to the Club or may be transmitted by the Vice President of Organization. 

The vice president of organization shall annually collect local dues of $5.00/per semester or $9.00/per year. Membership in the Club is limited to those who have paid local dues. 

Article X. Amendments 

These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members, provided that the amendment shall have been proposed at least one meeting previous to the time of voting.