CONSTITUTION OF THE
Article I: Name and
1.0 The name of this association
shall be the "Carnegie Mellon University
College Republicans" hereinafter referred to as the
is subject to those rules established by and under the
constitution of the College
Article II: Purpose
1.0 The objectives of the CR
1.1 to promote the principles and policies of the Republican
Party within the Carnegie Mellon University community;
1.2 to actively support and promote the election of
Republican candidates at all levels of the government of the United States
1.3 to promote conservative principles and values, including
but not limited to: freedom, free enterprise and free markets,
of contract, fiscal responsibility, family, and limits on
government interference with individual liberty;
1.4 to develop political skills and leadership abilities
among Republican students as preparation for future service to the Party and
Article III: Membership
1.0 Active members of the CR
shall consist of such persons who:
1.1 Are registered students (undergraduate, graduate or
post-doctoral), faculty and staff of Carnegie Mellon University;
1.2 Declare their support of the objectives of the CR and
1.3 Have paid such fees as may from time to time be
determined by the membership of the CR;
1.4 Have been deemed by the Chairman to have contributed to
the CR in a positive manner and have attended a set number of
meetings determined by the Chairman;
2.0 Alumni members shall consist of such persons who:
2.1 Were formerly registered students of Carnegie Mellon
2.2 Were regular members of the CR.
Article IV: Fees
1.0 The membership dues of the
CR shall be paid for each semester during
which a student has declared their intent to become
a member of
the CR. The fee
is to be set by a simple majority approval at the annual general
meeting of the CR.
Article V: Executive Committee
1.0 The Executive Committee of
the CR shall consist of: the Chairman, the First Vice Chairman, the Second Vice Chairman, the
Secretary, and the Treasurer.
2.0 The Chairman shall appoint such non-voting positions deemed
necessary for the successful operation of the CR.
3.0 The Executive Committee shall have authority over all
matters pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the
Article VI: Duties of the
1.0 The Chairman shall:
1.1 Be responsible for the organization of the CR, including
day-to-day operations, and ensuring the continuance of the CR;
1.2 Be responsible for representing the CR to the student
government, and the Carnegie Mellon University Administration;
1.3 Shall, along with the Treasurer, act as signing authority
over all monies belonging to the CR.
1.4 Shall have decision on approval for material and content
on the CR webpage, overridable by a majority vote of present
registered CR members
eligible to vote.
2.0 The First Vice Chairman shall:
2.1 Be responsible for maintaining communications with the
membership of the CR;
2.2 Act on behalf of the Chairman in the event that the
position of Chairman is vacant, until a new Chairman can be elected by
2.3 Shall appoint active member(s) so interested in creating
and maintaining the CR webpage and computer account;
2.3 Assist the Chairman with his/her duties when needed.
3.0 The Second Vice Chairman shall:
3.1 Be responsible for recruiting new members and promoting
the aims and principles of the CR to Carnegie Mellon University
and surrounding communities;
3.2 Be responsible for developing social events for the CR.
4.0 The Treasurer shall:
4.1 Be responsible for managing the funds of the CR, acting
with the Chairman as signing authority on all CR funds;
4.2 Make financial reports at all regular meetings of the CR;
4.3 Shall receive and distribute the CR funds upon
authorization by the Chairman; shall coordinate fund raising activities;
shall ensure compliance with any governmental laws or regulations governing
the finances of the CR.
5.0 The Secretary shall:
5.1 Send updated leadership changes with school and home
addresses and phone numbers to the CRNC;
5.2 Keep accurate minutes of executive and general meetings
of the CR;
5.3 Coordinate functions for the CR.
Article VII: Election of the
1.0 Election of the Executive
Officers shall take place at an annual general meeting of the Carnegie Mellon CR, called for the
purpose of election of Executive Officers.
1.1 The officers elected at the annual general meeting during
the Fall semester shall take office immediately upon election;
1.2 Nominations of candidates for the CR officer positions
may be made from the floor by any CR member in good standing;
1.3 Officers shall be elected by a simple majority of those
registered CR members present and voting. No proxy voting shall
Article VIII: Meetings
1.0 There shall be at least one
executive meeting of the CR per month after the first meeting of every month or as called by
1.1 Quorum for an executive meeting shall consist of a simple
majority of the members of the Executive Committee.
2.0 There shall be at least one general meeting every month,
called by the Chairman or First Vice Chairman.
2.1 Quorum shall consist of the Chairman of the CR, or in
his/her absence, the First Vice Chairman of the CR, and one-third of
the CR membership.
Article IX: Recall
1.0 Any officer may be impeached
for failure to perform his prescribed duties
properly and in good faith after being notified about
impeachment in writing at least
one week prior to the meeting at which the impeachment will be
candidate for impeachment shall be given an opportunity to
address the CR prior to a
vote. Upon a two-thirds vote of members
present and in good
standing, an officer shall
be removed from his or her position. The position shall remain
vacant until the
meeting when an election to fill the vacancy shall be held. The
removed officer may seek
election to fill the
vacancy, as may any other CR member in good
Article X: Vacancies
1.0 Vacancies occurring among
the officers shall be filled at the next regular meeting
after the vacancy occurs, provided however,
that should the
position of Chairman become
vacant, the First Vice Chairman shall become Chairman, and
should the office of
First Vice Chairman
become vacant, the Secretary shall become First Vice Chairman.
Notice that any vacancy to be
by election must be given to all members in good standing
at least one week prior to
Article XI: Voting Privileges
1.0 Voting privileges shall only
be granted to active members. Inactive members and
Alumni members hold non-voting status
within the CR.
Article XII: By-Laws
1.0 The Executive Committee
shall have the full power to pass by-laws concerning the organization and good-government of
CR. Such by-laws are subject to ratification by the CR.
2.0 By-laws may be adopted or amended by a simple majority vote
by the CR membership.
3.0 Where a by-law conflicts with this constitution, the
constitution shall prevail.
Article XIII: Amendments
1.0 Amendments to this
constitution shall be made at a special meeting called for that purpose.
2.0 Notice of an amendment shall be received by the Secretary
and the Chairman of the CR not later than ten (10) days
the special meeting called for the purpose of amending the
3.0 No amendment shall be carried unless received by a
two-thirds vote of the members present and voting.
Article XIV: Effective Date
1.0 This Constitution shall
become effective as of October 28, 1997, and a copy shall be kept as the official chartering
this organization at the National Headquarters of the College Republican
National Committee in Washington, DC.
2.0 This constitution, upon ratification on October 28, 1997,
shall supersede all previous constitutions of the CR.