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Alianza

Constitution

ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of the organization shall be Alianza.

ARTICLE II : PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The purpose of Alianza is to support and advocate for Hispanic/Latino issues on the K-State campus. The organization shall accomplish this through the following activities:

  1. By encouraging and supporting K-State's efforts in the recruitment, retention and graduation of Hispanic/Latino faculty and staff. This shall include, but not be limited to, mentoring of junior faculty/staff, professional development, opportunities for advancement and promotion, and advocating for dual career issues.

  2. By encouraging and supporting K-State's efforts in the recruitment and retention of Hispanic/Latino students, by serving as resources and mentors to the students, and by supporting the Hispanic/Latino student organizations.

  3. By establishing a cultural presence on campus and the community, and by assisting with activities for the celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage. This may include, but not be limited to, having input in Institutional planning committees for the fine arts, theater, and museum.

  4. By working with other campus organizations to advance diversity with K-State and the civil rights of all members of its community.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Alianza will be open for membership to any K-State classified and unclassified employees who serves the university on at least a 0.50 appointment; or to any K-State faculty, staff or graduate student who demonstrates an interest in advocating for Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

Honorary membership: Membership shall be extended, after approval by vote of regular members, to any business, organization or individual with expressed support for the purposes of the organization.

ARTICLE IV: ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS

Alianza shall be governed by an Executive Board consisting of at least eight members representing K-State's faculty and staff: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board member at-large, Social Events Coordinator, Historian/Webmaster, and LASSOS Liaison. At least one faculty and one unclassified or classified staff will serve on the Executive Board among the officers. The President shall lead the executive board in all affairs. Former President's who express their willingness to serve will comprise the remaining members of the Executive Board. Normally, the current Vice-President will become President the following year". Officers are elected every May and serve from June 1 st of that year until May 31 st of the following year.

ARTICLE V: MEETINGS

Alianza shall conduct a minimum of 3 meetings per year.

ARTICLE VI: BY-LAWS

Alianza shall adopt or amend the constitution or by-laws proposed by at least four members and approved by the majority of the members.

By-Laws

ARTICLE I: MEMBERSHIP

There will be an annual membership fee that will be set by the Executive Board on an annual basis. Only paid up and active members shall have voting rights. If a board member is not able to fulfill his or her duties, the executive board shall appoint a member to fill the position for the remaining of the term.

ARTICLE II: ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS

The Executive Board members shall be elected at the last general meeting of the year.

Every year there shall be an election for Vice President, Board member-at-large, and Social Events Coordinator. Every 2nd year there shall be an election for Secretary, Treasurer, Historian/Webmaster, and LASSOS Liaison.

The President, Board member at-large, and Social Events Coordinator shall serve for one year, and the Secretary, Treasurer, Historian/Webmaster, and LASSOS Liaison shall have a two-year term appointment. The person elected as Vice President shall serve as President during the second year of his or her term. Past Presidents will serve on the Board if they desire.

ARTICLE III: MEETINGS

The Board shall conduct planning meetings prior to the organization's regular meetings and/or as needed. The Executive Board shall have the privilege of calling special meetings as deemed necessary or as requested by at least five paid active members.

Committees may be formed as needed from the membership. Committee members shall either be appointed or volunteered.

Alianza shall meet at least three times per year.

All Board and regular meetings will be conducted following the Roberts Rules of Parliamentary Order.

ARTICLE IV: ETHICS

Alianza and its members shall adhere to K-State's policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, gender, nationality, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or other non-merit reason.