Article I: Mission and Purpose
Enactus will provide the students of CSB/SJU the best opportunity to develop leadership teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principals of entrepreneurship.
Enactus primarily operates multiple business ventures, either for profit or non-profit. These ventures will be consistent with our mission and directed towards both Enactus at CSB/SJU and the communities in which we live. We recognize the importance of entrepreneurship in our lives and work toward developing the skills and abilities of our members and our community to better practice it. The scope of our activities can only be defined by the students' own imaginations--using their ingenuity and effort to support our community, promote the welfare of business and enterprise, and searching for personal growth and valuable life skills while working towards the Enactus mission. The club intends to do this while remaining consistent with Saint John's and Saint Ben's institutional mission and policies.
We are an affiliate with the national Enactus organization. However, the guidelines set by this constitution and the institutional mission and policies take precedence over any national rules or commitments.
ARTICLE II: Membership and Dues
Membership is open to any undergraduate student on the CSB/SJU campuses with an interest in our mission. There are no membership dues. An active member is a member who attends at least one Enactus meeting each month.
ARTICLE III: Government
The affairs of Enactus, including the establishment and implementation of policy, shall be the responsibility of the board of directors. The board of directors consists of the president, project coordinator, treasurer, secretary and advisor. A description of the activities of the board of directors and the officers follows:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD)
* Each officer (except the advisor) is allowed to vote in full group meetings
Article IV: Club Advisor
Article V: Selection of Officers
The selection process will take place at the end of each academic year, so that the next board can begin to prepare for next year. The selection process for the Board of Directors is as follows:
Officers are to be undergraduates of the CSB/SJU community and must be selected before April 1st of each academic year and will begin their duties before the academic year ends. Officers are also expected to remain active and fulfill their duties and responsibilities through the summer.
Article VI: Board of Directors Meetings
The board of directors should meet at least once a week, unless otherwise decided upon by the board. In order for business to be conducted, there must be a quorum of three directors. All motions at said meetings must be approved by a majority of those present. Board meetings may be called at any time by the president or by a total of three officers.
Article VII: Impeachment, Removal, and Replacement
Any board member may be impeached for failure to perform his/her prescribed duties properly and in good faith. Upon a three/fourths vote of the other officers at the Board of Directors meeting, an officer shall be impeached from his/her post. Removal requires a majority vote of a quorum of Enactus members.
In the case of an officer being removed or leaving office for any particular reason, there shall be a special election held to elect a replacement. The newly elected officer will serve until the next regular election. In the case of an officer position being vacated for any reason before the election, the board of directors will appoint an Enactus member to fill the position until the election. The special election shall follow the same procedure and rules as stated in Article V.
Article VIII: Executive Authority
The board of directors shall determine all matters not otherwise specified by this constitution. However, no board ruling may conflict with the provisions of the constitution.
Article IX: Honorariums
Enactus does not give honorariums to any member of its board of directors.
Article X: Amendments
This constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the membership voting in person or by proxy at any regular or special meeting of a project board; provided that pre-posted amendment shall have been considered at a previous board meeting by the board of directors.
Enactus admits students without regard to their race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and other activities, generally accorded or made available to members of the organization.
Enactus considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity which is inconsistent with the standards of this student organization. Enactus recognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.