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EOP Student Opportunities and Leadership (SOAL)

 
 

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT ONEONTA
Student Opportunities and Leadership (SOAL)

ARTICLE I
THE NAME
Section 1.       The name of the organization shall be the Student Opportunities and Leadership Group.

 

ARTICLE II
THE PURPOSE
Section 1.       The purpose of this organization is to develop and implement activities for all EOP students throughout the
academic year.
Section 2.       The planned activities are to be social, educational and/or cultural.
Section 3.       The organization shall take an active part in the disbursement of funds, through a majority vote of the members.
Section 4.       The organization shall discuss any concerns of EOP students regarding activities.

 

ARTICLE III
OFFICERS
Section 1.       The minimum requirements for holding office on the Student Opportunities Committee are:
                                    A)  Must be a freshman EOP student and in good academic standing
                                                As defined by SUNY College at Oneonta.
                                    B)  If a member can document extenuating circumstances to their EOP
                                                Counselor for their declining academic standing, the member’s
                                                Position will be reviewed by the executive board as to whether
                                                he/she will continue.

ARTICLE IV
ELECTIONS
Section 1.       The executive board shall be elected within the EOP Summer Academy of that year.
Section 2.       All officers shall be elected annually by secret ballot.  The officer voted in with a majority of the voters from freshmen EOP students present at the meeting will win candidacy.  Fifty-one percent (51%) of membership is required for the purpose of conducting business.


ARTICLE V
DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
Section 1.       The President:
                                    A)  Shall find and propose activities for all EOP students.
                                    B)  Shall promote communication among all EOP students.
                                    C)  Shall have the power to delegate duties to other officers when necessary.
                                    D)  Shall prepare the agenda for the meetings.
                                    E)  Shall preside at all meetings of the committee.

Section 2.       The Vice President:
                                    A)  Shall assist the president on all committee business.
                                    B)  Shall take the place of the president whenever he/she is unable to fulfill the duties of the office.
                                    C)  Shall coordinate and propose activities for all EOP students.
                                    D)  Accompany the president in college activities where the committee needs to be represented.
                                    E)  Shall regularly attend committee meetings.

Section 3.       The Secretary:
                                    A)  Shall record minutes for each meeting.
                                    B)  Shall provide the minutes to all board members and EOP staff.
                                    C)  Shall create an end-year report on all the activities, including volunteer hours student opportunities committee has provided to the community.
                                    D)  Shall send end of the year report to EOP as required.
                                    E)  Shall regularly attend committee meetings.

Section 4.       Public Relations:
                                    A)  Shall handle all correspondence to and from outside organizations.
                                    B)  Shall coordinate the group’s social events along with the vice president.
                                    C)  Shall publicize activities among all EOP students and staff.
                                    D)  Shall design posters, flyers, etc. for events (with EOP secretaries assistance).
                                    E)  Shall regularly attend committee meetings.

ARTICLE VI
ADVISORS
Section 1.
                           A)  The committee shall be advised by the EOP counseling staff, the EOP Director and the EOP Associate Director.
                                    B)  Will work with the committee to coordinate events that are planned.

 

ARTICLE VII
FINANCES
Section 1.
                                    A)  All finances shall be raised from fundraisers throughout the academic year.
                                    B)  All finances collected shall be used to coordinate activities for all EOP students.
                                    C)  Finances shall be handled by committee advisors.

 

ARTICLE VIII
AMENDMENTS
Section 1.       Amendments to this constitution may be adopted at any time two-thirds vote of the executive board.

 

ARTICLE IX
RECALL
Section 1.       Officers may be removed from their position on the student opportunities committee with a majority vote of the members and advisors of the committee. After this process an election will be held as soon as possible.

 

ARTICLE X
ENACTMENT
Section 1.       This constitution shall go into effect immediately following a two-thirds vote.
Section 2.       Copies of this constitution will be distributed to the following:
                                    A)  Student Opportunities Committee advisors and executive board each year.
                                    B)  EOP office in Alumni Hall and Netzer Administration.

Constitution last revised:  Spring 2005