ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this organization is the World Student Association.The official abbreviation is W.S.A.
name of the organization (World Student Association) will not be used
to express an opinion that is not shared by the majority of its constituents
and has been formally
recorded as such by the Executive Board of the World Student Association.
ARTICLE II. AFFILATIONS
World Student Association is not affiliated with any other local,
state or national organizations.
ARTICLE III. PURPOSE/AIMS/FUNCTIONS
To promote intercultural understanding and friendship among students from all over the world through cultural, educational, and social activities.
To extend the opportunity of further developing universal brotherhood and sisterhood among all students.
To assist other on-campus organizations in their endeavors to promote international understanding.
represent and assist International students in conjunction
with the Center for International Programs.
ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP
Any person, regardless of national origin, faith, color, gender or social class, can be a constituent of this organization.
member of WSA is permitted to vote on WSA
decisions and at WSA’s
annual elections if
he or she has a history working with the
organization and sufficient background information
on the issue being decided. Members of WSA
will be nominated by current voting members in order
to become an official voting member of the
organization. The WSA secretary is responsible
for maintaining a list of
current voting members.
ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVES
The World Student Association Board is made up of the following executive board members: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Chair, Publications Chair, Programs Chair, Graduate Student Senate (GSS) Representative, Webmaster, and Facilities Chair. They are elected during the General Board Elections held during the spring semester,and at other times as needed.
These elected board members must be full-time Bowling Green State University Students.
Individuals filling the role of president and vice president must have previous experience working with WSA and must be readily available when needed. The presidential and vice presidential candidates should submit their anticipated date of graduation before running for the election. They must be prepared to fulfill their duties for the next academic year and will be required to meet with a WSA adviser prior to being elected.
of the Executives:
1. Attend WSA meetings and events regularly.
2. Be aware of the goals of WSA and ensure that these goals are achieved.
3. Coordinate properly with the advisor and the executives through meeting attendance and efficient communication.
4. Properly transition out of the position by meeting with the student who will be filling the role next. This may mean attending a transitioning workshop or meeting individually with the newly elected officer.
ARTICLE VI. BUDGET
of the W.S.A. budget should
be available to all W.S.A. members. The treasurer is responsible for maintaining
an accurate record of all
budget transactions and will report the status of the budget at W.S.A. meetings
once each month. The treasurer
is also responsible for attending budget consultations with the Office of Campus
Involvement each semester
and preparing the annual budget proposal in conjunction with the W.S.A. adviser.
ARTICLE VII. ADVISORS
Advisors of the World
Student Association are graduate students under the Center for International
the Associate Director
of the Center for International Programs.
ARTICLE VIII. MEETINGS/QUORUM
For any official meeting, a quorum (at least 50%) of Executive Board members must be present.
For a decision to be officially carried at any meeting, it should be supported by at least fifty (50) percent of the Board members.
guideline, the decision
of at least 50%
of the agenda
should be taken at the sitting.
ARTICLE IX. ALL AMENDMENTS/RATIFICATIONS
to the Constitution will be discussed one meeting prior to the ratification.
To be passed an amendment
of at least two-thirds (2/3) of all Executive Board members.