American Civil Liberties
Union of Mount Holyoke College Chapter
November 20, 2003
Revised September 15, 2004
ARTICLE I: Purpose and Status
Section I. In order to promote
discussion and awareness of civil liberties issues and to safeguard
civil liberties, we hereby establish The American Civil Liberties Union
of Mount Holyoke College.
Section II. The American Civil
Liberties Union of Mount Holyoke College sets out to protect and promote
civil liberties on campus and in the surrounding area and to serve
as an arm to the national and state parent organizations.
Section III. The American Civil
Liberties Union of Mount Holyoke College shall be a chapter of the
Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union and an affiliate of the American
Civil Liberties Union.
Section IV. The members of The
American Civil Liberties Union of Mount Holyoke College shall retain
full control over its policies.
ARTICLE II: Conduct
Section I. The American Civil
Liberties Union of Mount Holyoke College is an official Mount Holyoke
College organization and shall act in strict compliance with the Mount
Holyoke College Honor Code and Student Programs Regulations.
Section II. The American Civil
Liberties Union of Mount Holyoke College does not purport to represent
the views or opinions of Mount Holyoke College.
ARTICLE III: Membership
Section I. Membership shall
be open to all current students, faculty, and staff of Mount Holyoke
College, regardless of age, creed, race, color, sex, gender, sexual
orientation, disability, national origin, or status as a veteran.
Section II. A full member consists
of one who attends at least two meetings each month shall be considered
an active full member of the organization. Attendance is subject to
verification by the Executive Board.
Section III. Since The American
Civil Liberties Union of Mount Holyoke College is an undergraduate
organization, only matriculated students of the College shall be full
members, and all others shall be associate members. Extensions to Five
College Undergraduate students as full members shall be permitted.
Section IV. Members are encouraged
to become members of American Civil Liberties Union, but this is not
required, nor are any dues required to participate in the Chapter.
Section V. Members are encouraged
to participate in ACLUMASS, Dartmouth College ACLU, Harvard University
CLU and The American Civil Liberties Union of Mount Holyoke College
ARTICLE IV: Officers
Section I. The officers of the
Chapter shall include an Executive Board consisting of a President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster.
B) The Vice president shall
be responsible for internal education, by informing the board of
relevant civil liberties issues and current events, local and national,
and shall lead any political education events.
C) The Secretary shall keep
minutes, be responsible for publications, newsletters, posters,
and other applicable media.
D) The Treasurer shall oversee
the finances of the chapter. An accurate record of all income and
expenses shall be maintained at all times. Receipts shall be written
for all contributions and expenses. The financial records of the
Chapter shall be subject to audit by the Executive Board and Mount
Holyoke College Student Programs at any time.
E) The Webmaster shall maintain
the chapter website.
may be formed by the Executive Board to address various topics. Committee
chairs shall be designated to supervise the activities of each committee.
ARTICLE VII: Meetings
Section I. Regular meetings
shall be held weekly. Executive Board meetings shall be held bi-monthly
and by special arrangement as necessary.
Section II. Special meetings
shall be held for the removal of officers as arranged by an active
full member who feels the need for such event. Other special meetings
shall be called upon by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE VIII: Amendments
Section I. An amendment or
bylaw may be presented by any full member of the Chapter and requires
a 2/3 majority in favor in order to be instituted. A two-week notice
of the vote must be given to all members of The American Civil Liberties
Union of Mount Holyoke College. The Executive Board reserves the
right to call an emergency vote with one-week notice.