PREAMBLE

We, the International Student Association of Glendale Community College, in order to achieve the following goals hereby establish this Constitution.

  1.     To promote the acculturation of international students to the American way of life.
  2.     To foster interaction and communication between the college and the community           from an international perspective.
  3.     To advance international education and strengthen the international dimension of the      college.     
  4.     To advocate on behalf of international students and serve their interests.

 

ARTICLE I – NAME

SECTION I. The name of this organization shall be the International Student Association of Glendale Community College, hereafter referred to as the ISA. It should be known that this organization does not intend to alienate, discriminate, or omit any person or persons that are members of the international student (F-1 visa-holding) body.

 

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

SECTION I. All currently registered F-1 visa students of Glendale Community College are members of this organization and shall be entitled to the rights and privileges as set forth in this Constitution.

Clause 1. The purpose of this organization is to accomplish the objectives stated in the Preamble.

Clause 2. The officers of this organization shall form the Executive Cabinet. The Executive Cabinet shall consist of:

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Historian
  4. Treasurer
  5. Public Relations Officer
  6. Inter-Organizational Council (IOC) Representatives (2)

Clause 3. The duties of the officers shall be:

*ALL OFFICERS shall:

  1. Uphold the principles set forth in the ISA Constitution.
  2. Maintain contact and work collegially with each member of the Executive Cabinet and Club Advisors.
  3. Attend all regular and special meetings.
  4. Promote the club and all ISA activities and events to the general international student population.
  5. Actively participate in club activities.
  6. Recruit non-active members to the club.
  7. Represent the interests of and advocate on the behalf of international students on campus.
  8. Assist with all preparations on the day of the ISA activity/event: setting up, checking in students, greeting students, serving food, coordinating games, etc.
  9. Attend the ISA Leadership Retreat/activity planning session at the beginning of his/her term (date and location to be announced after elections).

The PRESIDENT shall:

  1. Be the Chief Executive Officer of the International Student Association.
  2. Chair all regular and special meetings.
  3. Set date and create an agenda for all regular and special meetings, and communicate this to the membership.
  4. Serve as master of ceremony for all ISA activities and events.
  5. Oversee sub committees.
  6. Serve as the ISA representative in the Inter-organizational Council (IOC) and attend scheduled IOC meetings in the absence of the IOC representatives.

The VICE-PRESIDENT shall:

  1. Chair all regular and special meetings in the absence of the President.
  2. Assist the President with setting a date and creating an agenda for all regular and special meetings.
  3. Monitor email account and reply to club emails.
  4. Have all of the powers and perform all the duties of the President in the event of the President’s inability or refusal to act.

The HISTORIAN shall:

  1. Attend and take notes of all regular and special meetings.
  2. Forward action items to the President/Vice-President for inclusion in the agenda for the next meeting.
  3. Read and acknowledge all correspondence before each meeting.
  4. Keep on file copies of all minutes, meeting agendas, correspondence, event flyers, etc. deemed necessary for future reference.
  5. Take photos and/or video tape all ISA activities and events.
  6. Create a digital photo album of all ISA activities and events to be stored in a CD and/or DVD and filed accordingly in the International Student Office.

The TREASURER shall:

  1. Prepare a financial report of expenses and revenues of all ISA activities and events immediately after each event and submit it to the Club Advisor(s).
  2. Collect and document all ISA event and activity fees and submit them to the assigned Event Coordinator/Club Advisor for deposit into the ISA account.
  3. Collect student receipts, complete appropriate reimbursement forms and deliver to the assigned Event Coordinator/Club Advisor for approval and processing.
  4. Work with the assigned Event Coordinator/Club Advisor to ensure that expenses are within allocated budget.

The PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER shall:

  1. Create promotional materials (flyers, banners, activities calendar, etc.) and directional signs for all ISA activities and events.
  2. Work with the assigned Club Advisor(s) to update the club website with an activities calendar, club officer profiles, meeting schedules, photos, etc.
  3. Work with other campus clubs to promote the ISA.
  4. Take photos and/or video tape all ISA activities and events.
  5. Create a digital photo album of all ISA activities and events to be stored in a CD and/or DVD and filed accordingly in the International Student Office.

The INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL COUNCIL (IOC) REPRESENTATIVES shall:

  1. Serve as the ISA representative in the Inter-Organizational Council (IOC). 
  2. Attend scheduled IOC meetings, and report back to the Executive Cabinet of the ISA.

 

ARTICLE III – ELECTIONS

SECTION I. The election of all officers will be held during the Spring semester.

SECTION II. All officers must meet the qualifications:

Clause 1. Undergraduates in good standing, carrying 12 units or more.

Clause 2. Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better.

  1. A. Cumulative
  2. B. For the previous semester

SECTION III. Offices that are vacated shall be filled by a majority vote of the Executive Cabinet.

SECTION IV. The Executive Cabinet has the right to initiate vote of confidence proceedings with a majority vote if an officer fails to fulfill his/her responsibilities as outlined above.

 

ARTICLE IV – AMENDMENTS

SECTION I. Any member of the ISA may propose amendments to this Constitution. Such proposals shall be submitted for ratification by the Executive Cabinet with a 2/3 vote.

 

ARTICLE V – RECORDS

SECTION I. All money will be handled according to the Business Office guidelines.

SECTION II. Minutes must be kept for each meeting held and will be taken by the Historian.

Last updated: 10/15/2010 12:18:55 PM