Theologos Constitution

Article I: Name and Purpose

Section 1: Name

The name of our club is Theologos.  This Greek title literally translates to God word, or in other words,as the word of God or revelation.

Section 2: Purpose/ Mission

This club shall engage CSB/SJU community in various types of theology, specifically Christian.  Through reading groups, speakers, and trips to various religious organizations and establishments, we shall broaden people's understanding of their faith. 

Section 3: Affiliation

Not applicable

Article II: Membership

Section 1: Eligibility for Membership

Must be a member of the CSB/SJU community.  In order to be considered a member, an individual must attend at least one Theologos sponsored event which could entail but is not limited to a group sponsored speaker or an off campus excursion.  Furthermore, members must regularly attend meetings (at least 50%).

Section 2: Voting member criteria

If a member is eligible to be in the club then they shall have the right to vote.  However, the Theologos board reserves the right to grant or deny voter eligibility.

Section 3: Removal of Members

Failure to meet the membership obligations results in Theologos not recognizing an individual's membership.  However, every CSB/SJU community member is invited to all meetings and events regardless of membership in Theologos except in these circumstances:

An individual at a Theologos sponsored meeting, event, or trip displays verbal or physical abuse or any other  inappropriate behavior.  If any of this occurs, for the sake of the Theologos community, this individual will not be allowed to attend any Theologos meeting, event, or trip.

 

Article III: Officers

Section 1: Officer Qualifications

Organizational skills, facilitation skills, above average attendance of meetings, and desire for theological engagement

Section 2: Elected Officers

President- Department of Student Activities contact person

Vice President- Joint Club Board (JCB) contacts person

Secretary-

Treasurer- Co-Funding Board (CFB) contact person

Section 3: Duties of Officers

President- initiates meetings, calls special meetings, primary contact with the institutions, appoint committee chairs, runs the election process, Department of Student Activities contact person

Vice President- Assumes presidential duties in case of absence.  And furthermore assists in planning events, and makes arrangements for meeting spaces.

Secretary- Takes minutes of club meetings.  Keeps track of all past club events, notifies members of the meetings, and handles the official correspondence of the club, especially the e-mail account.

Treasurer- Keeps all financial records, submits monthly audit statements to CFB contact, notifies organization of financial issues, prepares budget/allocation requests.

All terms of office are one academic year

Section 4: Vacancy in Office

In the event of a vacancy in office, a special election will be held at the next scheduled meeting (see Article IV).  If the Presidency is vacant, the Vice-President will fulfill that role a new one is elected.

Section 5: Removal of Officers

Officers may be removed if they are fail to facilitate discussion at meetings or are otherwise neglecting their responsibilities.  At any meeting a practicing member may call for an anonymous vote for whether or not to oust the officer in question.  A committee (of 5 members excluding the member in question) elected by the officially acknowledged members of the club will investigate the actions, or lack thereof of the officer in question.  The committee will reach a decision for whether the officer will be removed or not.  The officer must step down if asked to be removed.

Section 6: Appeal of Removal of Officers

The removed officer has the right to call a vote of all the officially acknowledged members of the club, and if popular vote dictates removal, the officer will be removed.

 

Article IV: Elections 

Section 1: Nomination Process

At the end of the academic year, an election meeting will be called in which case all members have the right to submit one possible nomination for each position.

Section 2: Election

From the pool, nominations will be read and voted upon by all members present.  If official members are not present, then members can submit nominations and votes via e-mail or phone.  Voting will proceed discarding the nomination with the least number of votes until majority is reached.  In case of a tie, the Faulty Advisor will make an executive decision.

Section 3: Special Elections

In the event of vacancy or withdrawal or unforeseen need, a special election will be called by the board.  The election procedure will be the same as mentioned in Article IV, Section 2.

 

Article V: Advisor

Section 1: Selection Process

Every year the board will meet and decide if the current advisor is adequate or if a new advisor is required.

Section 2: Duties

Provide insight regarding events, meetings, and other club activities.  Mediate conflicts between board members, as well as any conflicts brought up by any member or by the board.  Finally decide elected official in case of tie (see Article IV, Section 2).

 

Article VI: Meetings

Section 1: Regular Meetings/Club Activities

We will have meetings at least bi-weekly in order to engage in generally theological discussion and education.

Section 2: Special Meetings

Special meetings will be called by the board as needed.

 

Article VII: Committees

Section 1: Committee Structure

The committee Structure will resemble that of the early Christian Church.

Section 2: Committee for the removal of an officer

A committee will be formed as needed based on Article III, Section 5.

 

Article VIII: Finances

Section 1: Co-Funding Board

The club will apply for CFB monies.  We will use the funds based on the regulations spelled out by CFB.

Section 2: No dues will be required from the members of Theologos.

 

Article IX: Amendments

Amendments can only be proposed by the board or faculty advisor and will be voted on by members of Theologos.  To pass an amendment there must be two thirds majority vote.

 

Article X: Anti-discriminatory Policy

Theologos 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.

 

Article XI: Anti-hazing Policy

Theologos considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity which is inconsistent with the standards of this student organization.  Theologos recognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.