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OSI Updates, removal of Historian, 2 semester terms

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\title{\bfseries Constitution of Student-Run Computing and Technology at
George Mason University}
\date{Last updated September 12, 2013}
\date{Last updated May 9, 2016}
\author{\texttt{srct@gmu.edu}}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{0}
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\section{Article III --- Membership}
Membership in this organization will not be restricted on the basis of
race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation, veteran status, sex, or age.
race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, physical or mental
disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, gender
expression, sex, or age.
\\ \\
Membership is open to all currently enrolled GMU students in good
academic standing with the university with a minimum cumulative GPA of
at least 2.5 who support the advancement of the organization's
at least 2.0 who support the advancement of the organization's
principles.
\\ \\
SRCT members will be classified as either \textbf{contributors} or
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%%% SECTION 4: Officers
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\section{Article IV --- Officers}
Officers' terms are for one semester; there are no term limits. All
Officers' terms are for two semesters; there are no term limits. All
officers will attend any training required by OSI. The
\textbf{Executive Board} is defined as the collection of all five
officer positions.
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management software, SRCT servers, and SRCT website maintenance. The
System Administrator also directly oversees all project managers.
\subsection{Historian}
The Historian is responsible for producing, and organizing media that
publicly documents SRCT events. The Historian does not have executive
voting privileges.
\subsection{Removal of Officers}
Two SRCT developers may present a motion to remove an officer. The general
membership will be notified by email, and developers will have no fewer
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ballot of all present developers. This is considered an official vote.
\subsection{Advisor}
The primary Advisor shall be a member of the faculty or staff at
The primary Advisor shall be a full time member of the faculty or staff at
George Mason University. The Advisor shall be selected by agreement of
the officers, and it is the responsibility of the officers to find a
replacement should the Advisor no longer be suited for the position.
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\section{Article V --- Elections}
\subsection{Standard Elections}
Elections will be held during the first meetings of March and
November, with the results to come into effect at the start
of the following semester.
Elections will be held during the first meeting of March, with the
results to come into effect at the start of the following semester.
\\ \\
Voting shall be handled in a secret ballot to be counted by the
highest ranking executive not in contest for any officer position, or if
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any other situation in which there is a vacant executive position,
an election will be held to fill that position for the remainder of
the term following the procedures above.
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%%% SECTION 6: Impeachment or Resignation
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\section{Article VI --- Impeachment or Resignation}
While an officer is in an elected position, they must fulfill the
responsibilities of that position. If an elected officer fails to
perform their responsibilities or abuses the privileges of their
position, they will be subjected to impeachment and a subsequent
removal of office.
\subsection{Removal of Officers}
Two SRCT developers may present a motion to remove an officer. The general
membership will be notified by email, and developers will have no fewer
than five days to review the motion. If a quorum is present at the next
SRCT meeting, the motion may be approved by a $\frac{3}{4}$ vote by secret
ballot of all present developers. This is considered an official vote.
\subsection{Officer Resignation}
In the event that an elected officer no longer wishes to hold their
position, they shall announce their decision at the next SRCT Organizational
meeting. If they are not able to attend the meeting, then they are
responsible for finding another method to communicate this decision to
the other officers.
\subsection{Vacant Positions}
If an elected position becomes vacant due to an impeachment or
resignation, a special election will be held to fill that vacant
position as described in Article V.II.
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%%% SECTION 6: Meetings
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\section{Article VI --- Meetings}
\section{Article VII --- Meetings}
SRCT shall meet on a weekly basis. Meetings should be scheduled to
accommodate the greatest number of members. All members of the Mason
community are welcome to attend meetings. Attendance by SRCT
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requirements, or expectations placed on development meetings.
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%%% SECTION 7: Finance
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\section{Article VII --- Finance}
\section{Article VIII.I --- Finance}
No dues shall ever be required as part of SRCT membership.
\\ \\
This clause shall not be construed to restrict other fundraising
mechanisms.
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%%% SECTION 8: Amendments
%%% SECTION 8.2: Amendments
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\section{Article VIII --- Amendments}
\section{Article VIII.II --- Amendments}
Two developers may jointly propose an explicitly defined
constitutional amendment at a meeting. The general membership will be
emailed a copy of the language of the amendment and have no fewer than
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\section{Article IX --- Ratification}
This constitution shall become effective upon approval by a
$\frac{3}{4}$ vote of the developers, and the Assistant Director for
Recognized Student Organizations. This is considered an official vote.
$\frac{3}{4}$ vote of the developers, and a Student Involvement staff
member. This is considered an official vote.
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