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-====== Constitution ====== 
  
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-  * {{ :​acm:​documents:​constitution.pdf | Fall 2017 Constitution}} 
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-===== Source ===== 
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-title: | 
-    Constitution of the 
-    New Mexico Tech 
-    ACM Student Chapter 
-date: Ratified Fall of 2017 
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-# Name 
- 
-## 
- 
-This organization shall be called the New Mexico Tech ACM Student Chapter. In 
-these Bylaws it is referred to as the Chapter; the Association for Computing 
-Machinery is referred to as the ACM. 
- 
-# Purpose 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Chapter is organized and will be operated exclusively for educational and 
-scientific purposes to promote the following: 
- 
-1. An increased knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, 
-   ​development,​ construction,​ languages, management and applications of 
-   ​modern computing. 
-1. Greater interest in computing and its applications. 
-1. A means of communication between persons having an interest in computing. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Chapter will serve students at New Mexico Tech and other interested persons 
-in the Socorro community. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Chapter is chartered by the ACM. 
- 
-# Membership 
- 
-## 
- 
-Membership in the Student Chapter shall be open to all ACM members and 
-nonmembers. 
- 
-## 
- 
-Voting membership in the Student Chapter shall be granted to chapter members who 
-are also ACM members. 
- 
-# Officers 
- 
-## 
- 
- The officers of this Chapter shall be: Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer. 
- 
-## 
- 
-All officers of the Chapter must be members of ACM. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The officers shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast at the annual 
-election meeting. They shall take office after the third weekend of the semester 
-and serve for one year. 
- 
-## 
- 
-No member may serve in the office of Chair or Vice Chair for more than two 
-consecutive years 
- 
-# Duties of Officers 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Chair is the principal officer and is responsible for leading the Chapter 
-and managing its activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of 
-the ACM and these bylaws. The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the chapter 
-and of its Executive Council. The Executive Council shall consist of the Chapter 
-officers, the Student Chapter Sponsor, and chairs of the Chapter'​s standing 
-committees. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Vice Chair shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chair, assist the 
-Chair in the management of the Chapter, and perform other duties that may be 
-assigned by the Chair. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Treasurer shall collect dues, pay all bills, and maintain the Chapter'​s 
-financial records. The Treasurer shall also function as a Secretary, keeping the 
-minutes of all Chapter and Executive Council meetings. Duties of the Treasurer 
-also shall include: 
- 
-1. Maintaining the records of the Chapter. 
-1. Preparation of the Chapter'​s activity report and officer contact information,​ 
-   and submission of these to ACM Headquarters. 
-1. Preparation of the Chapter'​s Annual Financial Report for presentation to the 
-   ​Chapter at the Annual Election Meeting. 
-1. Completion and submission of the Annual Financial Report to ACM Headquarters. 
-1. Performance of other duties as assigned by the chair. 
- 
-# Chapter Sponsor 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Student Chapter Sponsor shall be a voting member of ACM and either a member 
-of the faculty or full-time staff of New Mexico Tech. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Student Chapter Sponsor shall be selected by the Executive Council 
-immediately following the Election Meeting. The selection shall be confirmed by 
-the school. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Student Chapter Sponsor shall be generally responsible for the activities of 
-the Chapter. Specifically,​ the Sponsor: 
- 
-1. helps provide continuity from year to year as student leadership and 
-   ​personnel change; 
-1. promotes good student-faculty relationships;​ 
-1. helps maintain university standards in all activities of the Chapter; 
-1. exercises financial supervision,​ if necessary, by: 
- 
-    1. promoting prompt payment of bills and collection of dues, and 
-    1. overseeing the settlement of all accounts in the event of dissolution 
-       of the Chapter 
- 
-1. represents the Chapter interests to the faculty and administration. 
- 
-# Executive Council 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Executive Council shall consist of the Chapter officers, the Student Chapter 
-Sponsor, and chairs of the Chapter'​s standing committees. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Term of the members of the Executive Council shall be coincident with the 
-terms of the officers. 
- 
-# Standing Committees 
- 
-## 
- 
-The standing committees of the Chapter shall be determined by the Executive 
-Council following elections each school year, to stand for one year. 
- 
-# Meetings 
- 
-## 
- 
-Meetings shall be held as planned by the Executive Council. The Chapter shall 
-hold meetings only in places that are open and accessible to all members of the 
-Association. 
- 
-## 
- 
-The Annual Election meeting should be held at the last meeting of the Spring 
-semester. At this meeting, the Secretary and Treasurer each shall present the 
-required reports. Also, the election of officers shall be held. Written notices 
-of all meetings shall be distributed to all members at least one week prior to 
-any meeting. 
- 
-# Disbursements and Dues 
- 
-## 
- 
-Disbursements from the Treasury for Chapter expenditures shall be made by the 
-Treasurer with authorization of the Executive Council and shall be included in 
-the minutes of its meetings. 
- 
-## 
- 
-Dues for non-SGA students shall be fixed annually by the Executive Council. 
-Students paying standard dues to the SGA shall not be charged additional dues by 
-the Chapter. 
- 
-# Amendment and Voting Procedures 
- 
-## 
- 
-All proposed changes to these Chapter Bylaws shall be approved by the ACM Chief 
-Operating Officer. 
- 
-## 
- 
-No official business of the Chapter shall be conducted unless a quorum is 
-present. A quorum of the Chapter shall be defined as fifty percent of the voting 
-membership of the Chapter. 
- 
-## 
- 
-A simple majority of the voting members present shall be required to carry a 
-motion. 
- 
-## 
- 
-Officers will be elected by a plurality of votes cast. 
- 
-# Dissolution of the Chapter 
- 
-## 
- 
-Dissolution of this Chapter by consent of the members shall consist of unanimous 
-agreement of all its officers together with a majority vote at a meeting which 
-has been publicized in advance to all members of the Chapter for the purpose of 
-taking this vote. 
- 
-## 
- 
-Should this Chapter be dissolved, its assets and liabilities shall be 
-transferred to the New Mexico Tech Student Government Association in accordance 
-with the SGA Constitution. 
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