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Appropriation SR 1069: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team Date:11/16/2010

Committee: Finance Committee Sponsors: Macarena Jimenez, Lower-Division Senator; Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Business

In Support of the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team

WHEREAS, Florida International University’s vision is to lead a student-centered urban public research university that is both locally and globally engaged;

WHEREAS, the Student Government Council at Modesto A. Maidique is committed to providing and improving the overall student experience by fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and embracing diversity;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has adopted the Worlds Ahead brand with the intentions of pushing the university and its constituents beyond what is expected by taking the opportunities given and doing something great with them;

WHEREAS, Florida International University has set in motion a Green Initiative with the hopes of instilling awareness of environmental issues and integrating practices into research, education, and communication to establish an institutional culture of sustainability;

WHEREAS, The FIU 2011 Solar Decathlon Team was one of only 20 intercollegiate student teams selected worldwide to participate in the prestigious US Department of Energy’s International Competition;

WHEREAS, Attendance at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida on January 2011 for a mandatory Design Development Review is essential for the FIU team to enter their PerFORM[D]ance House to the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon;

WHEREAS, The project and the team present a unique opportunity for Florida International University to exhibit its contributions to the development and dissemination of sustainable technology on the most prominent of international stages, the National Mall in Washington D.C.;

WHEREAS, Not only is the Orlando IBS review session a requirement of the Department of Energy design review process, but it also provides another opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of the FIU student team;

WHEREAS,  Team FIU and its PerFORM[D]ance House will inform and excite the local and global communities about conserving our environment by stimulating critical thinking for positive changes in our society;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,440 to the Florida International University 2011 Solar Decathlon Team for accommodations and gas for their trip to the IBS in Orlando, Florida.

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Appropriation SR 1068: To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Agenda Item: To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project Date: 11/22/2010

Committee: Finance Committee

Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Senator At-Large; Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Business; Macarena Jimenez, Lower Division Senator.

To Fund the Law School’s Digital Signage Project

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming that is beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread knowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, The FIU Law School is one of the most selective law schools in America, the second most diverse, and one of the few schools with a majority-female population;

WHEREAS, The Digital Signage is a software that provides electronic display of information, advertising, and other messages;

WHEREAS, This program will increase student knowledge of events in and around campus, not just at the Law School, bringing the community of FIU students closer than ever before;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,0001,950 3,250 to the Law School for the Digital Signage.

In favor: 16; Opposed: 7; Abstentions: 1; Status: Vetoed by Vice President Rosa Jones.

Appropriation SR 1067: In Support of “Hopes for Children of the World”

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: In Support of “Hopes for Children of the World”

Date: 11/15/2010
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Janice Rubio, At Large Senator; Macarena Jimenez, Lower Division Senator; Kevin Gonzalez,College of Business Administration Senator.

In Support of “Hopes for Children of the World”

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming thatis beneficial to students in order to better represent and spreadknowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, “Hopes for Children of the World” is a program that brings hope tocommunities in remote areas of the world by providing suitableshelter, education, and essentials;

WHEREAS, Their vision is to impact and make a difference in less fortunatecommunities, by bringing vivid colors, in the midst of poverty anddeprivation;

WHEREAS, This program will impact the lives of students by allowing them toshare a unique experience that will make them more socially alertand humanitarian;

WHEREAS, The students in this program will be lecturing adults and children ofthe community about sustainability and nutrition, and will also berenovating the village;

WHEREAS, This project will be accomplished from December 11th to the 18th inNuevo Amanecer, Nicaragua;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council– Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $2,000 to theorganization “Hopes for Children of the World” for airfare to Leon,Nicaragua.

In favor: 17; Opposed: 6; Abstentions: O; Status: Passed.

Appropriation SR 1065: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

November 11, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: In Support of Students “Confronting America”

Date: 11/15/2010

Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, Senator At-Large; Daniel Gonzalez, Senator for the College of Arts & Sciences;Janice Rubio, Senator At-Large; Alex Barrio, Law School Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, Senator for the College ofBusiness.

In Support of Students “Confronting America”

WHEREAS, Student Government Association promotes overall programming thatis beneficial to students in order to better represent and spread knowledge within and beyond FIU;

WHEREAS, This trip will expose FIU students to politics in D.C., the nation’s history, and firsthand experience first hand with  of the culture of our nation’s capitaol;

WHEREAS, The program will serve as a lobbying effort on behalf of the University as FIU students are scheduled to meet with congressional staffers, an FIU lobbyist in D.C., and congressional representatives to promote FIU as a University, its mission, the program, the University sponsors, and national exposure;

WHEREAS, The event will occur from March 17-20th and will take place in Washington, D.C.;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council –Modesto A. Maidique Campus will appropriate $1,800 to the Honors College students of the “Confronting America” course for their airfare to Washington, D.C.

In favor: 23; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 2; Status: Passed.

Council Bill SR 1052: To approve the Council for Student Organizations Constitution

September 30, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item:  To approve the Council for Student Organizations Constitution Date: October 4, 2010

Committee: Of  the Whole

Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, College of Business Administration Senator; Aman Mohammed Muqeet, Graduate School Senator;

To approve the Council for Student Organizations Constitution

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as the “Council of Student Organizations Constitution Approval Act 2010-2011”

SECTION II. Approving the CSO Constitution

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Council for Student Organizations

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

CONSTITUTION

Article I.         Name of Organization

Section 1. Name

  1. The name of this organization shall officially be known as Council for Student Organizations also referred to in this document as CSO.

Article II.        Affiliation with other groups

Section 1. Student Government Council Modesto A. Maidique Campus

  1. This organization is a governing council created by the Student Government Council Modesto A. Maidique Campus (SGC-MMC) in the spring of 2008. As such, it will report to the SGC-MMC on a weekly basis.

Article III.      Mission, Purpose, Functions of the Organization

Section 1. Mission

  1. The mission of the Florida International University Council for Student Organizations is to govern, represent and support the University’s undergraduate and graduate student organizations and honor societies.

Section 2. Purpose

  1. The purpose of the Florida International University Council for Student Organizations is to complement academic programs of study by enhancing all of the students’ overall educational experience through the development of, exposure to, and participation in Academic, Cultural, professional, Service, Social and Recreational activities, among others.

Section 3. Functions

  1. Set forth the goals and objectives of CSO and present to the membership at the first general meeting.
  2. Plan and implement policy changes.
  3. Will consult with the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus along with the CSO advisor.
  4. Allocate funds to organizations that meet the requirements.
  5. Review all special allocation funding requests from recognized organizations under CSO.
  6. Review all requests from new organizations seeking recognition and grant recognition to those that meet CSO and Campus Life policies.
  7. Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between the different communities.
  8. Foment student involvement and leadership.

Article IV.       Composition & Powers

Section 1. Executive Board

  1. Composition. The Executive Board shall consist of:
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Finance Coordinator
    6. Integrated Marketing Communications Director
    7. Events Coordinator
    8. Registration Chair
  1. Powers
    1. Work with Campus Life to approve and recognize student organizations.
    2. Allocate CSO funds to student organizations.
    3. Establish inter-club activities.
    4. May exercise emergency powers in urgent matters or during intervals when CSO general membership is not meeting regularly. The Board must have a quorum (4/5) to approve decisions which must be ratified at the next general meeting of CSO by simple majority of the present voting representatives.
    5. Will have the power to call a meeting as needed.

Section 2. General Membership

  1. Composition
    1. The general membership consists of one CSO Representative per organizations or society.
    2. Powers
      1. Represent their organization or society in CSO General Meetings and in their specific Community Meetings.
      2. Request meeting with CSO officer and/or Advisor to report instances when organization’s constitution is not being respected, or if there are violations to FIU policy.***

Section 3. Temporary Committees

  1. Special temporary committees can be created to work on specific issues for a determined period of time. The CSO President can create these committees and appoint their individual committee chairs and members. Appointments must be confirmed by a simple majority of the voting Executive Board Members.

Article V.        Membership Requirements

Section 1. Executive Board

 In order to be part of the CSO Executive Board, each student must meet the following requirements:

  1. President:
    1. Must have been part of the CSO Executive Board for at least 1 year prior to running for the position. In the case there is no candidate that meets this requirement, refer to vacancies.
    2. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    3. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    4. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    5. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    6. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    7. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.
  1. Vice-President:
    1. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    3. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    6. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.
  1. Secretary:
    1. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    3. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    6. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.
  1. Treasurer
    1. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    3. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    6. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.
  1. Finance Coordinator
    1. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    3. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    6. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.
  1. Integrated Marketing Communications Director:
    1. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    3. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    6. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.
    7. Must be knowledgeable of Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing Strategies.
  1. Events Coordinator:
    1. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    3. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    6. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.
    7. Preferably, candidate should have some experience in planning events.
  1. Registration Chair:
    1. Must be a student at FIU and enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for undergraduate students and at least 6 credit hours for graduate students, excluding summer semesters, and at least 50% at Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Student must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    3. Must be officially affiliated with a club, organization or society.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times (refer to Bylaws).
    6. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to run for and hold office.

 

Section 2. General Membership

  1. In order to be part of the CSO general membership:
    1. Must be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled at FIU with 50% or more of his/her classes at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Must have been elected as CSO Representative by his/her organization.
    3. May not be under any academic or disciplinary sanction as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct to be part of the CSO General Membership.
    4. Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the FIU SGA Constitution and Statutes, the FIU CSO Constitution and Bylaws, the FIU CSO Point System, the communication system utilized by CSO, and Robert’s Rules of Order.
    5. Be available to meet at designated meeting times with his/her organization.

Section 3. Temporary Committees

  1. In order to be part of a CSO Temporary Committee, each student must meet the requirements stated in the CSO Policies and Procedures.

Article VI.   Duties

Section 1. Executive Board

  1. President
    1. Preside over the Council Executive Board meetings, Executive Board meetings and General meetings. Make all necessary arrangements for those meetings, including setting the agenda and conducting the business of the meeting in accordance with the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order and all provisions of the CSO Constitution and Bylaws.
    2. Use veto power responsibility keeping in mind the best interests of the Council in the case it becomes absolutely necessary.
    3. Represent the interests of the Council to the administration, faculty and the Student Governing Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    4. Attend and prepare a report for all weekly SGA Cabinet meetings, including monthly President’s Roundtable meetings.
    5. Attend and prepare a report for weekly meetings with Council Advisor.
    6. Create temporary committees and appoint their individual committee chairs and members.
    7. Recommend legislation in the Executive Board meeting and Executive Board meeting.
    8. Execute all other duties as prescribed in the CSO Constitution and Bylaws.
    9. Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly in-office hours

10.  Maintain clear and constant communication with all executive board members, community delegates and CSO advisor.

11.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office.

12.  Be available upon request.

13.  Organize transition period training for new officers. Provide paperwork records and End-of-Year CSO Council Evaluation to the new Executive Board members.

14.  Together with the CSO Treasurer, the President is responsible for compiling the annual budget request and presenting it to the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

15.  Oversee all E-Board members to ensure that each member is on task.

  1. Vice-President
    1. Represent President in case President must be absent. Meet with President and update President afterwards.
    2. Maintain point system for recognition and funding of recognized organizations and societies.
    3. Set deadlines for point information submission.
    4. Assist the President with the duties when required.
    5. Review all point report submissions to allocate points within one-week of each month’s point deadlines.
    6. Keep a monthly record of all points and make available for organizations to review within a week of the points deadline.
    7. Work with President to carry out workshops to educate members about CSO points system and point submission process.
    8. Create points PowerPoint presentation for president’s orientation.
    9. Maintain contact with CLS liaison for philanthropy/community service projects and ENGAGE series workshop attendance sheets.

10.  Maintain contact with MPAS liaison for all workshop attendance sheets.

11.  Take attendance at general meetings.

12.  Update all point forms and “How to” point submission forms when necessary.

13.  Must attend all Executive Board and General meeting unless it is excused by the President and Advisor.

14.  Will execute all other duties as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws.

15.  Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly in-office hours, (Directly notifying the President, 48 hours in advanced about any issues regarding office schedule).

16.  Maintain clear and constant communication with all executive board members and advisor.

17.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office,

18.  Be available upon request.

19.  Organize transition period training for new officers. Provide paperwork records and End-of-Year CSO Council Evaluation to the new Executive Board members.

  1. Secretary
    1. Record minutes at all general and executive board meetings.
    2. Post all general meeting minutes within 48 hours of the meeting and provide a copy to the SGA Vice-President.
    3. Send all executive board meeting minutes to the CSO officers and adviser within 48 hours of the executive board meetings.
    4. Establish and maintain all council files and archives.
    5. Collect and manage all officer and advisor information for organizations each semester in an excel sheet.
    6. Collect all important CSO news, point opportunities, and other announcements from campus into the Weekly Bulletin and send to all CSO contacts every Monday.
    7. Collect and update all organization officer and advisor contact information in general email account.
    8. Review all Change of Officer and Change and Advisor forms and make necessary updates in contact lists.
    9. Respond to all general emails in a timely manner (within 2 business days of email sent).

10.  Tag/Star/Forward emails for the appropriate E-Board officer and maintain email inbox.

11.  Create office flyers if necessary.

12.  Create polls/surveys and report results to E-Board.

13.  File all office paperwork appropriately.

14.  Carry out official assignments given by the President.

15.  Must attend all Executive Board and General meetings unless it is excused by the President and Advisor.

16.  Execute all other duties as prescribed in the Constitution and Policies and Guidelines.

17.  Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly in-office hours. (Directly notifying the President, 48 hours in advanced about any issues regarding office schedule).

18.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office,

19.  Be available upon request.

20.  Organize transition period training for new officers. Provide paperwork records and End-of-Year CSO Council Evaluation to the new Executive Board members.

  1. Treasurer
    1. Responsible for working together with the President to compile the annual budget request and present it to the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
    2. Handle all accounts and keep the records of all the budget allocations.
    3. Maintain CSO budget and all allocations. Create a separate excel sheet of all council’s expenditures, organization allocations, and special allocations.
    4. Check with the balance sheet from A&S account and make sure all expenditures are accounted for and if any mistakes are made, contact A&S.
    5. Work with the CSO Vice President and Registration Chair to allocate basic funding to organizations that have satisfied the points system requirements and registration requirements each semester.
    6. Work with A&S to prepare a funding presentation for President’s Orientation.
    7. Notify organizations of all funding updates and/or deadlines.
    8. Update funding forms when necessary.
    9. Work with President to carry out workshops to educate members about funding.

10.  Carry out official assignments given by the President.

11.  Must attend all Executive Board and Executive Board and General meetings unless it is excused by the President and Advisor.

12.  Meet with CSO Advisor and CSO President to present monthly variance reports.

13.  Present monthly expense report at the Community Delegate/Executive Board meeting.

14.  Will execute all other duties as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws.

15.  Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly in-office hours. (Directly notifying the President, 48 hours in advanced about any issues regarding office schedule).

16.  Maintain clear and constant communication with all executive board members and advisor.

17.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office.

18.  Be available upon request.

19.  Organize transition period training for new officers. Provide paperwork records and End-of-Year CSO Council Evaluation to the new Executive Board members.

  1. Integrated Marketing Communications Director
    1. Develop marketing materials, as well as well as marketing strategies to enhance interest in membership as well as attendance to events. Manage any Public Relations matters (crisis or campaigns) as well as Advertising. In sum, use Integrated Marketing Communication strategies.
    2. Maintain the glass display cases in Graham Center for the Council for Student Organizations.
    3. Update CSO website weekly –update any changes any officer has for the website, update calendar, announcements, etc.
    4. Update OrgSync CSO Portal weekly—update news, calendar, events, meetings, etc.
    5. Coordinate and participate in presentation programs for incoming freshmen and transfers.
    6. Seek information of events that are going on on-campus and work with Secretary to advertise them.
    7. Work with Campus Life Publications office to create flyers for club fair and all other CSO Events.
    8. Work with Events Director to suggest on-campus events to the E-Board to be chosen for “CSO Favorites”
    9. Seek important on-campus events that promote CSO’s mission and work with the Secretary to get the event information out to our Council members

10.  Be available to organizations to help and find resources to promote their events.

11.  Work with Campus Life Grad Student to work on monthly organization newsletters.

12.  Check all organization’s portals and allocate the Website Development point. Provide point allocations to the Vice-President.

13.  Carry out official assignments given by the President and Vice-President.

14.  Will execute all other duties as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws.

15.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office.

16.  Be available upon request.

17.  Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly office hours. (Directly notifying the Vice President, 48 hours in advanced about any issues regarding office schedule).

18.  Maintain clear and constant communication with all executive board members and advisor. Must meet frequently with Executive Board members and Advisor.

19.  Must be part of university wide committees and involvement events (see Bylaws).

  1. Events Director
    1. Plan and carry out club fair each semester.
    2. Plan and carry out a CSO Meet & Greet/Social event each semester.
    3. Reserve all rooms and necessary AV equipment for meetings and other council events.
    4. Suggest to E-Board events to choose as “CSO Favorites.”
    5. Seek important on-campus events that promote CSO’s mission and work with the IMCD advertise these events to our general Council members.
    6. Plan and carry out end-of-the-year banquet.
    7. Maintain contact information of all vendors used for club fair, banquet, and other CSO events for future reference in Orgsync.
    8. Will execute all other duties as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws.
    9. Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly in-office hours. (Directly notifying the President, 48 hours in advanced about any issues regarding office schedule).

10.  Maintain clear and constant communication with all executive board members and advisor.

11.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office.

12.  Be available upon request.

13.  Organize transition period training for new officers. Provide paperwork records and End-of-Year CSO Council Evaluation to the new Executive Board members.

  1. Registration Chair
    1. Work with the CSO officers and adviser to set semesterly organization registration requirements.
    2. Work with CSO officers and adviser to distribute information about registration requirements to all organizations.
    3. Maintain organization registration records semesterly. Update and maintain the registration excel sheet/checklist of all organizations’ registration requirements and share with the CSO officers and adviser.
    4. Review and add all registration packet submissions to the registration checklist.
    5. Must review all submitted registration forms for errors.
    6. Update and maintain all registration forms.
    7. During the non-peak registration period, work with the Vice President on point allocations.
    8. Will execute all other duties as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws.
    9. Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly in-office hours. (Directly notifying the President, 48 hours in advanced about any issues regarding office schedule).

10.  Maintain clear and constant communication with all executive board members and advisor.

11.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office.

12.  Be available upon request.

13.  Organize transition period training for new officers. Provide paperwork records and End-of-Year CSO Council Evaluation to the new Executive Board members.

 

  1. Finance Coordinator
    1. Manage all aspects of the Special Allocation process and present the requests to the executive board for voting.
    2. Maintain and update the Special Allocation Request Forms and “How to” document for special allocations when necessary.
    3. Set deadlines for special allocation request form submissions.
    4. Follow up with all special allocation requests, including approvals, disapprovals, or pending requests.
    5. Work with treasurer to send organization recognition and funding letters.
    6. Be available to assist organizations with the special allocation requests.
    7. Work with treasurer to present funding information at orientation and any workshops on funding.
    8. File all special allocation requests and keep an excel sheet record of all requests reviewed.  Provide a copy to A&S Office and upload a weekly summary of all special allocation request approvals.
    9. Be available as the point of contact with the A&S office for special allocations.

10.  Will execute all other duties as prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws.

11.  Set and maintain a minimum of 5 weekly in-office hours. (Directly notifying the President, 48 hours in advanced about any issues regarding office schedule).

12.  Maintain clear and constant communication with all executive board members and advisor.

13.  Maintain a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average while in office.

14.  Be available upon request.

15.  Organize transition period training for new officers. Provide paperwork records and End-of-Year CSO Council Evaluation to the new Executive Board members.

Section 2. General Membership

  1. See Article V, Section 1.

Article VII.     Removal

Section 1. Executive Board

  1. The basis for removal of any member of the CSO Executive Board shall be malfeasance, misfeasance, and/or nonfeasance by recommendation of Executive Board members and/or CSO Advisor, and may be done by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting members present.
    1. Nonfeasance is defined as a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do
    2. Malfeasance is defined as the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used esp. of an act in violation of a public trust).
    3. Misfeasance is defined as the wrongful performance of a normally lawful act; the wrongful and injurious exercise of lawful authority.
  1. Any member of the Executive Board who misses or accumulates three unexcused absences during a semester may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting members present.

Section 2. General Membership

  1. The basis for removal of any CSO Representative shall be malfeasance, misfeasance, and/or nonfeasance by recommendation of other CSO Representative, the Executive Board members and/or CSO Advisor, and may be done by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting members present.
    1. Nonfeasance is defined as a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do
    2. Malfeasance is defined as the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used esp. of an act in violation of a public trust).
    3. Misfeasance is defined as the wrongful performance of a normally lawful act; the wrongful and injurious exercise of lawful authority.
  1. Any CSO Representative who misses or accumulates three unexcused absences during a semester may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting members present.

Article VIII.   Vacancies

Section 1. Executive Board

  1. President
    1. If a vacancy occurs in the position of President then the Vice President automatically becomes the

President until special elections can be held.

  1. All other Executive Board positions. When a vacancy occurs in any of the other Executive Board position an application process will be open for two weeks, a Special Election will be held, and last until the next official elections.

Section 2. General Membership

  1. The recognized organizations under the council are responsible for the vacancy of their respective CSO Representative and should refer to the general membership requirements to appoint the vacancy. See Article V, Section 2.

Article IX.      Meetings

Section 1. Types of Meetings

  1. Executive Board
    1. Frequency
      1. The Executive Board and Executive Cabinet shall meet at a fixed designated time each week.
      2. Quorum
        1. In order for business to be conducted in Executive Board meetings, 4/5 of all the Executive Board members must be present in the Executive Board Meeting.
  1. General Meetings
    1. Frequency
      1. All organizations and societies will meet once a month through their CSO Representative with CSO.
  1. President’s Meeting
    1. Frequency
      1. All organization and society presidents will be required to attend one President’s Orientation at the beginning of each semester that will serve as their orientation. In case the president cannot attend another Executive Board member of the organization can attend the President’s Orientation.
  1. Organization Meetings
    1. Frequency
      1. All organizations and societies will be required to hold a meeting once a month within their own membership.

Article X.        Elections

Section 1. Elections

  1. Executive Board
    1. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for the position they apply.
    2. Elections for the Executive Board will take place at the last CSO general meeting during the spring semester.
    3. All elections shall be decided by a majority of those voting delegates present, provided there is             quorum.
    4. All CSO positions are elected for one year, with the terms beginning the first day of the summer semester A and ending May 15.
    5. During the period between the Spring Executive Board election and the first day of the Summer Semester, the CSO Executive Board shall be comprised of those members who comprised it prior to the election and those who have been newly elected. This shall be a period of orientation for the new members and transition between the old and new Executive Board.

Section 2. Special Elections

  1. Procedure
    1. Special Elections will be held to elect Executive Board members if a position becomes vacant after the Elections.
    2. Applications must be available for a period of two weeks prior to Special Elections.
    3. If more than two candidates run, and none of them receives a simple majority (50% plus 1 vote), a run-off round must be held between the two candidates with the most votes.

Article XI.      Organization Recognition

Section 1. General Requirements

  1. A. Recognition Requirements
  2. Each organization is required to have at least ten (10) general members who are currently enrolled students at FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
  3. Each organization is required to have at least three (3) executive board members; President, Treasurer and CSO Representative who are currently enrolled students at FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
  4. Each organization is required to have at least one (1) FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus faculty or staff as their organization’s advisor.
  5. All required forms must be submitted by the deadline set by the CSO executive board.
  6. Specific requirements for student organizations, honor societies and graduate student organizations are found in the CSO Policies and Guidelines.
  7. Each organization must maintain no less than 10 points per semester, as described in the CSO Points Systems. Failure to do so will result in inactivity for the following semester. This affects the organization’s funding, not recognition.
  1. Advisor Requirements
  2. Each organization is required to have at least one (1) FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus employee or faculty as their organization’s advisor.
  3. Advisor must complete yearly Advisor’s Training.
  4. Advisor must ensure that the organization’s members respect and enforce the organization’s constitution, as well as the CSO constitution and all other FIU policies.
  5. Advisor must attend at least 1 of the organization’s executive board meetings per month and at least one general club meeting per semester.

Article XII.     Anti-Hazing Compliance

Section 1. Agreement

  1. This organization prohibits its members, both individually and collectively from committing any acts of hazing as defined herein:
    1. “Hazing”, means any action or situation, which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with this organization. Such term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of food, liquor, drug, or other forced activity which adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental or physical health, the safety and dignity of the individual. For the purpose of this section, any activity as described above upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with this organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be a “forced activity”, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.
      1. CSO agrees to abide by the Florida State Statute #240.262 regarding hazing.

Article XIII.   Amendments

  1. Amendment Process
    1. This Constitution may be amended at any Executive Board meeting provided that there is quorum and that two thirds (2/3) of the present CSO Representatives vote in the affirmative.
    2. A copy of the proposed amendment must be presented to each CSO Representative at least one week prior to the CSO General/Executive Board meeting.
      1. If no notice has been given a week in advanced, the amendment process will then require a three fourths affirmative vote of the present CSO Representatives.
      2. This Constitution may also be amended by the SGC-MMC Senate with a majority vote.

In favor: 20; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Approved.

Council Bill SR 1053: To approve the Council for Student Organizations Orientation Manual

September 30, 2010 1 comment

Agenda Item: To approve the Council for Student Organizations Orientation Manual Date: October 4, 2010

Committee: Of  the Whole

Sponsors: Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, College of Business Administration Senator; Aman Mohammed, Graduate School Senator;

To approve the Council for Student Organizations Orientation Manual

SECTION I. Short Title

This bill may be cited as the “Council of Student Organizations Orientation Manual 2010-2011”

SECTION II. Approving the CSO Orientation Manual and Points System

The CSO Orientation Manual Document shall be approved, and with it, the points system as required by the FY2010-2011 Budget.

FIU CSO Fall 2010 Orientation Manual

In favor: 21; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 0; Status: Passed.

Resolution SR 1054: In support of the Fraternity recruitment efforts of the chapters at Florida International University

September 30, 2010 3 comments
Agenda Item: In Support of the Fraternity recruitment efforts of the chapters at Florida International University
Date: October 4, 2010
Committee: Student Advocacy
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Kevin Gonzalez, College of Business Administration Senator; Amanda Jimenez, Lower Division Senator 

In support of the Fraternity recruitment efforts of the chapters at Florida International University

WHEREAS, The purpose of the Student Government Association is to foster student life, embrace global diversity, as well as represent and address students’ needs at the community, state, federal, and international level;
WHEREAS, The responsibility of the Interfraternity Council of Florida International University is to promote and perpetuate the best interests of Greek letter social fraternities therein, to encourage the most complete intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development of the members of the fraternities, to ensure that the fraternities chartered by The Florida International University establish high standards and lofty pursuits, and to foster cooperation among said fraternities, University authorities and the community;
WHEREAS, In Summer 2009, the overall recruitment numbers of the FIU Interfraternity Council were 113;
WHEREAS, In Summer 2010, the overall recruitment numbers of the FIU Interfraternity Council were 63, showing a 45% decline;
WHEREAS, The purpose of the orientation office is to assist newly admitted students start their college careers by receiving a comprehensive introduction to FIU and assist students in getting the most out of the college experience;
WHEREAS, The policy of the orientation office that does not allow fraternities to participate in the involvement fair at the recreation center drastically hinders the ability of fraternities to recruit;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Student Government Council- Modesto A. Maidique Campus supports the removal of restrictive policies by the Orientation Office that hinder recruitment in order to continue producing many leaders in the FIU community.
In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions:; Status: Retracted.