The following is our Constitution.
We hereby declare the general purpose of MECCA to consist of the following:
to provide a means for Muslim students at the College of the Holy Cross to congregate to increase awareness about the Islamic tradition in the immediate campus community
1.MECCA hereby states that its charter members, and any future candidates for membership, will not be discriminated
against in any way, shape, or form due to race, gender, age, religious preference, personal philosophy, or sexual orientation.
the candidate must demonstrate a desire to understand Islamic cultures and educate the college community about the Islamic tradition the candidate need not be Muslim
1.The following procedure is to be followed in instances of expulsion of members:
Should a member display behavior or actions which may be considered offensive to one or more other members of MECCA, the ofending member shall be given one warning of misconduct. Should the member become a repeat offender, the issue of expulsion will be brought up at the board meeting following the second offense, whereby a vote shall be held. The offender shall not be in the presence of the vote, and shold at least one more than half the number of current members decide for expulsion, the offending member shall be expelled shall be expelled for the term of 3 semesters.
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Should sufficient grounds for impeachment be proven, the accused officer will be allowed a trial at an organization meeting, but they must represent themselves. The President (or Vice President, depending on the officer to be impeached) will preside over the trial, however a ¾ majority vote is required for successful impeachment of the accused officer.
There shall be one Faculty Moderator of the organization at all times. This position shall be filled by a college faculty or administration member for the term of two semesters. The Faculty Moderator is to be nominated by a ¾ majority of the current membership, and who shall assume the position of Faculty Moderator pending their acceptance of the nomination. The Faculty Moderator shall advise the executive board of the organization in the matters of all events and meetings, and shall be responsible for consulting with the Director of Student Activities on those matters. The Faculty Moderator shall countersign all withdrawal vouchers on money deposited with the Treasurer’s Office. The signature of the Faculty Moderator is mandatory following the negotiation of any contracts by the organization.
General Body Meetings shall be held at a minimum interval of once every three weeks. Executive Board Meetings shall be held weekly. The frequency of general body and executive board meetings may increase at any time at the discretion of the executive board, however they may not fall below this minimum. Meetings shall be held at a location to be agreed upon by the executive board. Prior notice to future general body meetings shall be given at least seven days in advance.
Article IX- If for any reason, at any time, any member of the executive board deems it necessary to amend these Articles, the issue shall be addressed at the meeting following any suggestion of amendment. A motion to amend this Constitution requires a ¾ majority vote of the current organization membership. Any future amendments shall begin with the title of Article X and continue forth as necessary. *The original form and body of this Constitution is not to be edited or reworked, it may only be amended.*
Article I- the Executive Board
The term of all executive board members is to be two semesters. This term is renewable for four years, should the board member see fit to run for re-election. Board members are to be elected in the spring semester preceding the academic year in which the new executive board will assume office.
MECCA Order of Business
1.Call meeting to order
Updated August 22, 2003
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