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of the Linguistics Society
of Ohio University
The aims and objectives of this organization shall be:
Article I: Name
Section 1. This organization shall
be known as the Linguistics Society of Ohio University (LSOU).
Section 1. The majority of the membership of this organization shall consist of enrolled Ohio University students.
Section 2. This organization and its members shall not discriminate against any individuals for reasons of race, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or ability status.
Section 3. Membership in this group shall be open to all who are interested and:
Article III: Organization of the LSOU
Section 1. The society shall be an organization that is run and organized by all members in the form of committees.
A. The organization and operation of these committees shall mirror that of the LSOU.
Section 2. There shall be several permanent committees in place to facilitate the functioning of the organization.
Section 3. Treasurer
A. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to be financial overseer of all finances and dues as described in Article VIII. The volunteer for this position shall be registered with Ohio University.
Section 4. Meeting Facilitators
Section 5. Other ad hoc groups shall be put into place for projects as needed.
Section 6. The members of the Committees, Treasurer, and Meeting Facilitators shall not be elected but instead volunteer and commit themselves to work on a project for the duration of that project.
Section 7. If there are more volunteers than are needed for any position, a simple majority vote of members present at the General Meeting decides the outcome.
Section 8. Decisions made by a Committee that involve funding and require participation by LSOU members outside of that committee shall be put up for a vote before taking effect.
Section 9. Each Committee shall select a member to represent and present ideas of the Committee at the General Meetings. The Meeting Facilitator should be informed who the representatives are prior to the Meeting.
Section 10. It shall be the responsibility of each Committee to keep the current Meeting Facilitator informed as to their activities and items requiring attention on the General Meeting agenda.Article IV: Officers
Section 1. This organization will not have officers and
will instead be organized by committees of volunteers. (See Article III
Section 1. The Society must have one or more sponsors who may be chosen from the Linguistics Department at Ohio University.
Section 2. The duties of the Faculty Sponsor shall be to
assist in the maintenance of the aims and objectives as indicated in
the Preamble and to give supervision to the financial affairs of the
Section 1. The Activities Committee shall supervise the planning and conducting of all Society Functions.
Section 2. Scheduled functions shall be quarterly or as
deemed necessary by the membership and shall be held at a time
convenient to the majority of the LSOU members.
Section 1. Dues of this Society shall not exceed $50 per year and shall be paid in quarterly installments.
Section 2. Treasurer shall supervise the payment of dues.
Section 1. The Society will maintain a Web Site updated with current information concerning the Society and the field of linguistics.
Section 2. The Society shall support and facilitate the publication and promotion of
individual member’s papers.
Section 1. The Agenda of a General Meeting and what will be voted on during a Meeting shall be announced and posted at least 48 hours before the scheduled Meeting.
Section 2. All members present at a Meeting may vote on issues raised.
Section 3. Two thirds of members present must vote in favor of an item in order for it to be approved and put into action.
Article X: Amendments
Section 1. Amendments to this Constitution shall be made by a two-thirds vote of a quorum of members.
Section 2. The Advisor of Student Organizations must approve all Amendments within seven days after ratification by members.
Article XI: Quorum
Section 1. A simple majority of members shall constitute a quorum.
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