Constitution of the Russian House

 

First Part - Constitution of the Russian House
  1. Name
  2. Purposes
    1. Cultural Exchange and Education
    2. Orientation and Community Involvement
    3. Activities
  3. Membership
    1. Initial Membership
    2. Membership Renewal
    3. New Members
    4. Condition of Membership
    5. Membership Eligibility
    6. Non-Discrimination
    7. Membership Termination
    8. Membership Reinstatement
    9. Membership Duration
  4. Financial Provisions
  5. Offices
    1. Executive Board
    2. Members of the Executive Board
    3. Elections of members of the Executive Board
    4. Advisors
  6. Officer and Duties
    1. Chief Executive Officer
    2. Chief Financial Officer
    3. Public Affairs Director
    4. Project Manager
    5. Cultural Director
    6. Miscellaneous
  7. Amendments
Second Part - Bylaws of the Russian House
  1. Membership
    1. Initial Membership
    2. Membership Renewal
    3. New Members
    4. Condition of Membership
    5. Membership Eligibility
    6. Non-Discrimination
    7. Membership Termination
    8. Membership Reinstatement
    9. Membership Duration
  2. Executive Authority
    1. Executive Board
    2. Members of the Executive Board
    3. Initial Government
  3. Financial Provisions

 

Article I Name
    • The name of the organization shall be "Russian House"
Article II Purposes
The purposes of the organization shall be:
    Section 1: Cultural Exchange and Education
    • foster cultural exchange by providing the opportunity for personal contacts with student, researchers, and faculty from the former Soviet Union
    • invite eminent guest speakers to Carnegie Mellon University in order to enhance the interest and awareness of Russian Culture and other relevant aspects
    • encourage all students to take classes dealing with Russian Culture and language
    • further political and historical knowledge of Russia and former Soviet Republics
    • to provide informational sessions on current events in the former Soviet Union
    Section 2: Orientation and Community Involvement
    • help Russian students adapt to the Carnegie Mellon community
    • network with the Russian community of the greater Pittsburgh
    • maintain contact with Russian affiliated organizations in other Pennsylvania universities
    Section 3: Activities
    • organize seminars, lectures, discussions and Russian film and music festivals
    • introduce Carnegie Mellon community to traditional Russian activities
    • promote cultural exchange and education during social gatherings
Article III Membership
    Section 1: Initial Membership
    • all those who become members of the organization during the fall semester of 2002.
    Section 2: Membership Renewal
    • active membership shall be retained by attending a sponsored event during the year
    Section 3: New Members
    • new members can join the organization at any time of the year
    Section 4: Condition of Membership
    • membership will be valid so long as the laws of the Constitution and rights of other members are respected
    Section 5: Membership Eligibility
    • membership shall be open to any student and faculty, who supports the purposes of the organization and is currently enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University
    Section 6: Non-Discrimination
    • members shall not be discriminated against on the basis of creed, national origin, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or personal and political views (in accordance to Statement of Assurance of Carnegie Mellon University)
    Section 7: Membership Termination
    • own membership shall be terminated upon written request by a member of the club.
    • individual memberships may be terminated upon 2/3 vote of the officers and majority of the club members
    • an officer may be impeached by the unanimous vote of the remaining officers and 2/3 vote of the club members
    Section 8: Membership Reinstatement
    • terminated memberships may be reinstated upon written request, and majority vote of Board members and club members
    • Board membership may be reinstated upon written request and unanimous vote of the Board members and 2/3 vote of the club members
    Section 9: Membership Duration
    • membership in the organization will be valid during the personís enrollment at CMU.
Article IV Financial Provisions
    • Membership in the organization is free
Article V Offices
    Section 1: Executive Board
    • the executive, legislative, and judicial power of the Russian House shall be vested in the Executive Board
    Section 3: Elections of Members of the Executive Board
    • the Executive Board shall consist of Joint Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officer, Public Affairs Director, Project Manager, and Cultural Director
    Section 3: Elections of Members of the Executive Board
    • each member of the Executive Board shall be full-time students enrolled for a current year and shall be elected by the active members of the Russian House
    • members of the Executive Board are to be elected yearly. Election are to be held in September of each academic year (subject to Article II, Section 3, of the Bylaws)
    Section 4: Advisor
    • one faculty or professional staff member shall be selected by a majority vote of the Executive Board to serve as advisor to the Executive Board and members of the organization
    • the advisor shall be elected yearly
Article VI Officers and Duties
    Section 1: Chief Executive Officers shall
    • act as liaisons between the Russian House and other organizations
    • act as liaisons between the Student Government organizations and the Russian House
    • negotiate all business deals between Russian House and prospective sponsors
    • be present at all meetings of the Executive Board
    Section 2: Chief Financial Officer shall
    • keep accounts, deposit the organization's funds with the Accounts Director in the Office of Student Activities, and make expenditures
    • present a brief report concerning the financial status of the organization to the members of the Executive Board at the last business meeting the month
    • seek any prospective sponsors for the organization
    Section 3: Public Affairs Director shall
    • present decisions of Executive Board to other members of the organization
    • organize club meetings
    • present members' opinions to the Executive Board
    • be present at all meetings of the Executive Board
    Section 4: Project Manager shall
    • plan all club activities for the exception of cultural events
    • coordinate all planned and approved by Executive Board activities
    • handle all correspondence and advertisement of the planned activities
    Section 5: Cultural Director shall
    • plan all seminars, lectures, and other cultural events
    • handle organization and advertisements of planned cultural events
    Section 6: Miscellaneous
    • members of the Executive Board shall work together as a team to the benefit of the club
    • duties of each member of the Executive Board are subject to change as necessary
Article VII Amendments
    • Amendments to the Constitution may be presented at any meeting of the Executive Board by any member of the organization and may be passed, after the second reading, by a 2/3 vote of the active members
    • Amendments to the Constitution must be submitted to and approved by the Carnegie Mellon University Student Government Committee.

 

Article I Membership
    Section 1: Initial Membership
    • all those who become members of the organization during the fall semester of 2002.
    Section 2: Membership Renewal
    • active membership shall be retained by attending a sponsored event during the year
    Section 3: New Members
    • new members can join the organization at any time of the year
    Section 4: Condition of Membership
    • membership will be valid so long as the laws of the Constitution and rights of other members are respected
    Section 5: Membership Eligibility
    • membership shall be open to any student and faculty, who supports the purposes of the organization and is currently enrolled in Carnegie Mellon University
    Section 6: Non-Discrimination
    • members shall not be discriminated against on the basis of creed, national origin, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or personal and political views (in accordance to Statement of Assurance of Carnegie Mellon University)
    Section 7: Membership Termination
    • own membership shall be terminated upon written request by a member of the club.
    • individual memberships may be terminated upon 2/3 vote of the officers and majority of the club members
    • an officer may be impeached by the unanimous vote of the remaining officers and 2/3 vote of the club members
    Section 8: Membership Reinstatement
    • terminated memberships may be reinstated upon written request, and majority vote of Board members and club members
    • Board membership may be reinstated upon written request and unanimous vote of the Board members and 2/3 vote of the club members
    Section 9: Membership Duration
    • membership in the organization will be valid during the personís enrollment at CMU.
Article II Executive Authority
    Section 1: Executive Board
    • the executive, legislative, and judicial power of the Russian House shall be vested in the Executive Board
    Section 2: Elections of Members of the Executive Board
    • the Executive Board shall consist of Joint Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officer, Public Affairs Director, Project Manager, and Cultural Director
    Section 3: Initial Government
    • upon conception of the club, provisional government will be established by the reviving founders of the club Yuriy Goykhman and Sergey Shchukin and will be valid for the first year
    • Members of the provisional government reserve the right to fill the Executive Board with the members of the club, who will implement the goal of the the organization
    • Board members of the provisional government reserve the right to extend the rule for one more year upon approval of the majority of the Board members
Article III Financial Provisions
    • Membership in the organization is free