Article 1: Name
The official name of this organization will be AFA on Campus at (name of institution).
AFA on Campus is an offshoot of AFA Teens, which is a branch of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) that aims to educate and engage teenagers in raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
Web site: www.afateens.org
Address: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8 th Avenue, 7 th Floor, NY, NY 10001
Article 2: Purpose
In an effort to engage students at colleges and universities across the country, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has founded AFA on Campus to:
- Provide education, counseling and support to college students and their families
- Create support networks for students coping with Alzheimer’s disease in their families while attending college
- Spread awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses at colleges and universities nationwide
- Help support the mission and services of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America
- Build on the momentum of AFA Teens, providing an outlet for college students who were active in the cause as teenagers
- Groom the next generation of Alzheimer’s disease activists
- Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities
- Interest students in healthcare careers
- Raise public awareness of the necessity of youth involvement
- Foster intergenerational communication and understanding
Article 3: Chapter Membership
Section 1: Members must be matriculated students at (name of college) and be in good academic standing.
Section 2: No person will be denied membership or office because of national or ethnic origin, color, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, political or religious beliefs, disability, veteran or marital status.
Article 4: Chapter Officers
Section 1:Officers-Executive Board
-Responsible for overall chapter welfare
-Responsible for communication with AFA office
-Responsible for meeting time and location
-Responsible for communication with student life office and/or other campus department
-In charge of funds
-Attends and runs board meetings
B. Viice President of Programming
-In charge of coordinating and overseeing chapter events/programs
-Attends board meetings
C. Viice President of Membership (Second Vice President)
-In charge of recruiting new members
-In charge of retaining current members
-Attends board meetings
-In charge of grooming new board members
-Responsible for informing members about programs/events
-Responsible for community outreach
-Responsible for recording chapter business, milestones, etc.
-Responsible for taking notes at board meetings
-Attends board meetings
Section 2: Elections
- Elections for chapter officers will occur once a year in the month prior to the last month of classes.
- The election of a member to any position requires a simple majority of the members present at an election.
- Officers will hold their position for one full school year. An officer may run for reelection to their current position or any other.
- Members can abstain during any election. Each abstention lowers the majority needed to win any election by one. (i.e., if there are 26 members present at an election and the majority is 14, the abstention of two members lowers the majority to 12.) This rule only applies to elections; when dealing with motions, amendments, etc., abstentions do not affect the majority.
Section 3: Removal of an Officer
- Grounds for removal may vary by school. For example, grounds could be failure to competently perform duties or not getting along well with members of the board or chapter.
- The executive board will discuss the removal of an officer, and will serve the officer in question a written notice of the decision.
- At the meeting after the notice is served, the quorum (half of the registered members) will vote on whether the officer in question will retain or forfeit their position.
- The notice served the officer will be read to the body, and the officer will have a five minute opportunity to speak.
- The body will take part in a ballot vote with a 2/3 majority needed to pass the removal.
Article 5: Order of Business
- Call to order-Open business
- Old business- Discussion of recent business, milestones, etc.
- New business- Discussion of current information and upcoming events
- Adjournment-Close business
Article 6: Meetings
- AFA on Campus at_____________ will hold meetings__________________.
- Quorum (half of the registered members) must be present to conduct official business.
- AFA on Campus adheres to the rules contained in Roberts Rules of Order, unless they conflict with this constitution or any amendment added to it.
Article 7: Amendments
Section 1: Amendments to this constitution will be submitted to the secretary in writing during a regular business meeting, and will be voted on at the following regular business meeting.
Section 2: The entire membership must be notified in writing of the amendment at least seven days prior to the amendment being brought to the floor.
Section 3: An affirmative two-thirds majority vote of the membership present is required to pass any amendment.
Article 8: Bylaws
This constitution will in all cases adhere to the rules and regulations of the college or university.
Article 9: Ratification
This constitution is enacted on __________.