Constitution of CSSAD
This organization is named Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Drexel University (CSSAD)
Provide support to all Chinese graduate students and scholars who are adjusting to the new environment as well as to college life. We are trying to form a big and warm family for every Chinese Student or Scholar. In addition, CSSAD represents and serves the common interests of all Chinese graduate students and scholars at Drexel University. Our core values are selfless contribution, responsibility, Innovation and Focusing on doing things
All currently and actively enrolled Drexel University graduate students and scholars with specific Chinese nationality status who have an interest in serving the common interests of all Chinese students and scholars of Drexel University may become a member of CSSAD.
Officers are to be voted by the entire Chinese graduate students/scholars in University at the beginning of May each year. The tenure of the officers is two years, Officers must be Chinese graduates who can attend the meetings regularly and fulfill their responsibilities as detailed in the constitution. The executive board will be comprised of all CSSA officers.
Elections are based on a slate process in which the slate who gets the highest votes wins as an entire group.
A.President- Elected at the official election.
President is responsible for the following:
B. Vice Presidents- Elected at the official election.
1. Corporate relations
2. Public relations
3. General Administration
4. Information and Financial Budgeting
The faculty advisor should advise CSSAD on issues concerning Drexel community. The faculty advisor must be a full time faculty or staff member at Drexel.
VI. Executive Board
The Executive Board is composed of all elected officers. The Executive Board may call a meeting at any time with as many members as are available. In general, all members should be advised of such meetings. The executive board is responsible for recruiting new members each year.
VIII. Standing Committees
Committees shall be formed or dissolved by executive board as needed. They are responsible to give a report to executive board of their actions on a regular basis. They are under the authority of the executive board.
The constitution shall be ratified by the agreement of executive board.
The total number of CSSAD members who attend the election is quorum. The quorum is updated during election week.
The election is held before the previous executive board tenure will end. All Chinese graduate students and Scholars at Drexel University have the right to vote for new officers. Teams will compete for the executive board seats. The election procedure should follow these steps:
Any changes to the Constitution must be passed in the form of amendments. There should be a 2/3 majority vote from the total CSSAD membership in order for an amendment to be adopted in the Constitution.
CSSAD¡¯s executive board should conduct a poll of current members. If only 5 members or less vote against the dissolution of CSSAD, the organization will proceed to the next step.? The CSSAD¡¯s executive board will meet with the faculty advisor and discuss the dissolution of this organization. CSSAD will proceed to the final step. CSSAD will write a formal letter of dissolution to OCA with an explanation and withdraw from the Drexel community.
Writen by CSSAD 03/25/2009