University of Hartford
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this organization shall be, the Criminal Justice Association.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
The goal of this organization shall be to meet and discuss topics relating to the criminal justice field. Guest speakers, field trips, fundraisers, forums, and workshops pertaining to the topic of criminal justice will be focus. The Criminal Justice Association shall also serve to enhance the understanding of criminal justice; in it’s ways and workings.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. Membership shall be open to all full-time undergraduates attending
the University of Hartford.
SECTION 2. Voting shall be limited to those members who have attended two
or more consecutive meetings. Voting membership shall carry
over from one academic year to the next, to insure a voting
membership in September.
SECTION 3. The club shall have a minimum membership of fifteen (15) full-
SECTION 4. Students who are not full-time undergraduates and wish to become
members of the Criminal Justice Association shall be assessed
prorated dues to order to facilitate full participation in SGA funded
functions. Those dues shall be set by the Criminal Justice Association.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES
SECTION 1. Officers of the organization shall consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Chairperson, Public Relations, and Web Designer .
SECTION 2. Term of office shall be one academic year beginning at the annual
meeting in September and ending when the new officers are elected and take office. Officers shall not serve for more than two consecutive years in the same position.
SECTION 3. Duties of the President
a. The President shall be in the Chief Executive Officer of the Criminal Justice Association and shall preside at all Criminal Justice Association meetings.
b. The President shall vote at the meetings only in the event of a tie.
c. The President shall be an ex-official member on all committees.
d. The President shall be the official representative of the Criminal Justice Association when such representation is necessary.
SECTION 4. Duties of the Vice President
a. The Vice President shall assume all duties of the President in the President’s absence or disability.
b. The Vice President shall aid the President in his/her duties if called upon to do so.
SECTION 5. Duties of the Secretary
a. The Secretary shall keep complete and accurate records of all meetings of the Criminal Justice Association and submit those minutes to the Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association.
b. The Secretary shall conduct correspondence as the President requests.
SECTION 6. Duties of the Treasurer
a. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all funds of the
Criminal Justice Association.
b. The Treasurer shall sign all Purchase Orders and disburse all funds in accordance with procedures established by the Student Government Association Finance Vice President.
SECTION 7. Duties of the Social Chairperson
a. The Social Chairperson shall be responsible for arranging all social events, such as having guest speakers, field trips, fundraisers, etc.
b. The Social Chairperson shall maintain relationships with other clubs/organization on and off campus.
SECTION 8. Duties of the Public Relations
a. The Public Relations shall be responsible for arranging flyers or any necessary arrangements for meetings or social events for the public to take part in.
SECTION 9. Duties of the Web Designer
a. The Web Designer shall be responsible for placing any information about the Criminal Justice Association on the web.
b. The Web Designer shall be responsible for publicizing any public events on and off campus.
ARTICLE V – IMPEACHMENT, BY-LAWS, AND AMENDMENTS
a. This section is reserved for the by-laws that are necessary for the orderly operation of the organization. This section is also reserved for any constitutional amendments.
b. This constitution may be amended only by a 2/3 vote of the members of the Criminal Justice Association, and upon ratification by the Student Government Association Constitution Committee and Senate.
**NOTE: OFFICERS MUST BE IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING (ABOVE 2.0)
Updated September 2003