SPA at IUPUI Bylaws
Article II. Election of Officers
- Section 1. Time
- The offices for election of the fall semester shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Program Co-Coordinators.
- Section 2. Procedure
Nominations for office will be open in the fall semester. All officers must meet membership criteria. Voting for officers will take place in the fall semester following a platform meeting. Those eligible to vote are members in good standing. Votes will be cast by secret ballot for a period of two (2) weeks.
- Section 3. Resignations
All resignations from the Executive Board shall be presented to the President of SPA at IU in writing. In the event of the President's resignation, the letter of resignation shall be given to the Vice President. The resignation shall be effective only after the Executive Board has recognized the resignation by a two-thirds majority vote. The vote on resignation shall occur no later than ten (10) days after the letter of resignation has been received by the properly designated board member. All resignations from the officers shall be filled through the officers’ board appointment.
Article III. Budget Policy
Article IV. Amendments
- Section 1. Procedure
All members may propose an amendment to these bylaws. Notification of proposed amendments shall be made public to all those eligible to vote prior to voting on the proposed amendment. Amendments shall have a two-thirds majority vote of all those present to vote at amendment proceedings. Absentee votes shall be cast by a designee of the absent member if notification is given in writing to the President before amendment proceedings. Amendments shall become effective immediately after passage.
- Section 2. Voting Eligibility
All members shall be eligible to vote on amendments to the bylaws.
- Section 3. Effective Date
- The newly ratified bylaws shall be effective immediately following proceedings.
Article V. Ratification
- Section 1. Voting Eligibility
All Full Members, as stated in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, are eligible to vote on ratification of the Bylaws of the SPA at IUPUI Constitution.
- Section 2. Procedures
The proposed bylaws shall be made available to the membership a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to voting. Discussion of and voting on the proposed bylaws shall take place at a ratification meeting. The ratification meeting shall be announced two (2) weeks prior to the meeting.
- Section 3. Passage
Ratification will require a two-thirds majority vote of all those present at ratification proceedings. Absentee votes may be cast by a designee of the absent Full Member if notification is given in writing to the President, at least two (2) days before ratification proceedings.
- Section 4. Effective Date
The newly ratified SPA at IUPUI Constitution Bylaws shall be effective immediately following ratification proceeding.