TCC Norfolk Math e-Club Constitution
Article 1. Purpose
Section 1. The purpose of this organization is to promote scholarship in, and enjoyment and understanding of, mathematics among two-year college students.
Article 2. Name
Section 1. The name of this club shall be the TCC Norfolk Math e-Club. If we become a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta we will become the TCC Norfolk Mu Alpha Theta Chapter within the TCC Norfolk Math e-Club.
Article 3. Sponsor
Section 1. The organization shall at all times have a designated sponsor.
Article 4. Membership
Section 1. Members are classified as Full members.
Section 2.. Two-year college students who were members of Mu Alpha Theta in high school are eligible for membership in this organization. Students are also eligible if they have had at least one mathematics course at or above the College Algebra/Precalculus level, and a 3.0 GPA overall in all two-year college mathematics courses at or above the College Algebra/Precalculus level.
Section 3. Members shall demonstrate ability to work with others and to conduct independent research, and shall possess qualities of industry, initiative, and reliability. No student will be denied memership on account of race, religion, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual preference and/or physical disability.
Section 4. Candidates for membership shall have spent at least one semester in their Two-Year College. However this requirement shall be waived for students who were members in good standing of a Mu Alpha Theta chapter in another school.
Section 5. Selection of members shall be made by the Admissions Committee (See Article 7) composed of the sponsor and the officers of the chapter.
Article 5. Meetings
Section 1. The chapter shall meet regularly at a specified time that is agreeable to both the Admissions Committee and the school administration.
Section 2. Meetings are open to all interested persons.
Section 3. At regular meetings, the program shall consist of a mathematical presentation (e.g., talk, film, etc.), mathematical enrichment and recreational topics, as well as conducting any necessary chapter business.
Section 4. In all matters of conduct not specifically addressed in this constitution, this organization shall be guided by Robert's Rules of Order.
Article 6. Officers
Section 1. The chapter officers shall be the following: president, vice-president, secretary, and the treasurer.
Section 2. Election of officers shall take place during the final regular Spring meeting.
Section 3. The term of office is one school year.
Section 4. An officer may not hold the same office for more than one year.
Article 7. Duties of Officers
Section 1. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the chapter. He or she shall preside at all business sessions, and it shall be the duty of the president to direct the activities of the organization.
Section 2. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President at times when the President is absent, and shall also serve as Program Chairman
Section 3. The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all proceedings. He or she shall, with the approval of the sponsor, certify the names of new members.
Section 4. The Treasurer shall handle all money belonging to the Chapter and shall maintain an accurate record of financial transactions.
Section 5. The officers shall serve with the sponsors as the Admissions Committee and Executive Committee, having authority to transact all routine business and to select new members of the chapter.
Article 8. Constitution
Section 1. Concurrence of two-thirds of the full members shall be required to accept this constitution.
Section 2. Any amendment to this constitution must be presented by a Full member in the form of a motion during a business meeting. It must then be placed on the table until the following meeting, at which time it will become effective provided it is passed by a two-thirds majority of the Full members.
Section 3. By-laws may be adopted to amplify the constitution and to take care of details.