Contact Information

1 Ag Administration Building,

LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, LA 70803,

Phone: 225-937-2448








ARTICLE I                                                         NAME


The name of the organization shall be the Armenian Student Organization at LSU, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

ARTICLE II                                                       PURPOSE


Section 1.  The general purpose of this organization shall be to promote true understanding and appreciation of Armenian culture, heritage, and history.

Section 2.  The specific purpose shall be to enhance interaction among Armenian students at LSU and keep current with news and issues concerning Armenians locally and internationally.

Section 3.  Achievement of these purposes shall be provided as may be practicable through educational meetings, cultural events, lectures, and other social activities.

ARTICLE III                                               BASIC POLICIES

The following are the basic policies of the organization:

a. The organization shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan.
b. The name of the organization or the names of any members in their official capacities shall not be used in any connection with a commercial concern or with any partisan interest or for any purpose not appropriately related to promotion of the objects of the organization.
c. The organization shall not  directly or indirectly  participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office; or devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to attempting to influence legislation by propaganda.
d. The organization shall cooperate with the University to support the improvement of education in ways that will not interfere with administration of the University and shall not seek to control its policies.
e. The organization  may cooperate with other organizations, agencies and individuals, but persons representing the organization in such matters shall make no commitments that illegally bind the organization.


ARTICLE IV                                   MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 1.  Any individual who subscribes to the purpose and basic policies of the organization may become a member of this organization, subject only to compliance with the provisions of the constitution. No student who meets the other criteria for membership can be denied membership on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, material status, veterans status or sexual preference.

Section 2. Active membership is restricted to LSU students. Association members can be LSU faculty and staff. Associate members are non-voting members.

Section 3. The organization shall contact an annual enrollment of members, but persons may be admitted to membership at any time.

Section 4. Only members in good standing with the organization shall be eligible to participate in its business meeting or to serve in any of its elective or appointive positions.

Section 5. Membership dues shall be valid for one fiscal year. The executive committee may opt to not collect any dues.

Section 6. In the event this organization become inactive, any money left in the treasury after all outstanding debts and claim have been paid will be donated to Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America.

ARTICLE V                                  OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION

Section 1.

a. The officers of this organization shall be a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, and other, if desired.

b. Officers shall be elected by ballot annually at the least regular meeting of the organization; however, if there is but one nominee for any office, it shall be in order to move that the secretary cast the elective ballot of the organization for the nominee.

c. Officers shall assume their official duties at the close of the last regular meeting of the academic year and shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are elected.

d. A person shall not be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office, with the exception of a treasurer.
 Section 2.

There shall be a nominating committee consisting of three (3) members elected by the organization at its second regular meeting. Following the report of the nominating committee, nominations may be made from the floor provided the consent of the nominee has been secured.

Section 3.

A vacancy occurring in any other office shall be filled for the unexpired term by a person elected by majority vote of the remaining members of the executive committee.

Section 4.

To be eligible to be elected to, appointed to, or to hold an office or a standing committee chairpersonship, a student must:
1) Be enrolled as a full-time student.
2) Not be in university disciplinary or scholastic probation.

Section 5.

a. The president shall preside at all meetings of the association and of the executive committee; shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed in the constitution or are assigned by the membership or the executive committee; and shall coordinate the work of the officers and committees, in order that the objects may be promoted.

b. The vice-president shall act as aid to the president and shall perform the duties of the president in the absence or inability of that officer to serve. (other duties may be added.)

c. The secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the organization and of the executive committee and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated.

d. The treasurer shall receive all moneys of the organization; shall keep an accurate executive committee. The treasurer's accounts shall be examined annually by an auditor or records of receipts and expenditures; shall pay out local funds in accordance with a statement at every meeting of the organization and at other times when requested by the auditing committee of not less than three members, who, satisfied that the treasurer's annual report is correct, shall sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report. The auditing committee shall be appointed by the executive committee at least two weeks before the meeting.


ARTICLE VI                                         EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section 1.

The duties of the Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the organization, past president, the chairperson of each standing committee, and two members selected by the membership (optional)

Section 2.

The duties of the Executive Committee shall be to transact necessary business between organization meetings and such business as may be referred to it by the organization to approve the plans of work of each standing committee chairperson; and to present a report at the regular meeting of the organization.

Section 3.

Regular meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held once a month during the academic year, the time to be fixed by the Committee at its first meeting of the year.
A majority of the Executive Committee present shall constitute a quorum. Special meetings of the Executive committee may be called by the president or by a majority of the Committee.



Section 1.

Such standing committee shall be created by the Executive Committee as may be required to promote the objects and interests of the organization. The chairperson of the standing committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee. Their terms of office
shall be one year.

Section 2.

The chairperson of each standing committee shall present plans for work to the Executive Committee. Any vacancies occurring in the chairpersonship of a standing committee shall be filled by the Executive Committee.
 Section 3.
The president shall be an ex-official member of all committees except the nominating committee.


ARTICLE VIII                                            MEETINGS

Section 1.

Regular meetings of this organization shall be held on the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise provided by the organization or Executive Committee by a change of a date of the scheduled meeting.

Section 2.

Twenty-five percent of active members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business in any meeting of the organization.

Section 3.

The privilege of holding office, introducing motions, debating, and voting shall be limited to active members.


ARTICLE IX                                    PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Robert's Rules of Order Revised shall govern the organization in all cases in which they are applicable.


ARTICLE X                                             AMENDMENTS

Section 1.

a. This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of the proposed amendment shall have been given at the previous meeting and that the proposed amendment shall be subject to approval of the Committee on Student Organizations.
b. A committee may be appointed to submit a revised constitution for the existing constitution only by a majority vote at a meeting of the association, or by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee. The requirements for adoption of a revised constitution shall be the same as in the case of an amendment.

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