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Preamble

The intent of this constitution is to declare a Linux Users Group at Marquette University, and to outline the purpose, rules, and regulations of this group.

Article I: Name

The name of this organization shall be The Linux Users Group — Marquette University, hereafter referred to as the Organization.

Article II: Purpose

The purpose of this Organization shall be to act as a group of students and faculty members with an interest in the Linux family of operating systems and related software for reasons professional, academic, and personal. The Organization will provide a collective resource to all those on campus that would like to use the free, open alternative to Windows and Mac OS X, but do not know how. It will also allow those who do use Linux to share their knowledge and learn new things themselves through speakers, presentations, and active discussion.

Article III: Membership

Section 1

Regular membership shall be open to any full time Marquette University undergraduate student.

Section 2

Associate membership shall be open to any part time student, graduate student, professional student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator at Marquette University.

Section 3

Non-discrimination Clause. Consistent with all applicable federal and state laws and University policies, this organization and its subordinate bodies and officers shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sexual orientation, religion, veteran's status, sex, national origin, or disability in its selection of members, educational programs, or activities.

Section 4

Dues will not be charged to members of the Organization, but admission may be charged for special events to cover costs.

Article IV: Officers

Section 1

Officers of the organization shall be as follows: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Webmaster

Section 2

Election of officers: Officers shall hold a term of one academic year, with elections being held at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Section 3

Officers shall take office immediately following elections and serve for a period of one year.

Section 4

Officers shall not be on academic or university probation at the time of their elections and throughout their terms of office.

Section 5

Duties of Officers.

  1. The President is responsible for conducting organization business.
  1. Checks must be co-signed by the Treasurer and by either the President or Vice-President.
  1. The officer responsible for conducting meetings is the President.
  1. The Webmaster is responsible for everything relating to the organization web site.

Article V: Removal of Officers

Section 1

Officers failing to fulfill the given responsibilities and duties may be removed by the regular members of the organization.

Section 2

The removal of an officer requires a 2/3 vote of a quorum following the notification of the officer in question. Such notification shall be provided in writing no less than seven working days prior to the vote.

Article VI: Replacement of Officers

Section 1

In the case where the presidential office is vacant, the vice-president will immediately fill the position.

Section 2

All other executive board positions found to be vacant shall be filled by election immediately.

Section 3

All other offices should be filled through appointment or election.

Article VII: Meetings

Section 1

A regularly scheduled general meeting shall be held at least twice per semester. The officers may call additional meetings when the need arises.

Section 2

A quorum shall consist of 54.59815% (e^4) of the regular members.

Section 3

A quorum shall be present in order for any official business to be conducted. Official business shall include elections of officers, setting of dues and any other major decisions affecting the organization.

Section 4

Parliamentary Authority shall follow Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised

Article VIII: Committees

Section 1

The officers of the organization shall have the authority to create any committees, standing or special, that will further the purpose of the organization.

Section 2

No committees currently exist for this organization, but if any should be created in the future, this section may be amended to include them.

Article IX: Affiliation

This organization shall not be affiliated with any other organization.

Article X: Amendments

Section 1

All amendments to this constitution require notice of one week prior to being discussed and voted upon.

Section 2

All amendments require a 2/3 vote of a quorum for adoption.

Section 3

Amendments become effective only after approval by both the Office of Student Development and the Student Senate of the Marquette University Student Government (MUSG).

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