Constitution of the Kansas State University International Buddies Program
ARTICLE ONE: NAME AND PURPOSESection One: This organization shall be known as the Kansas State University (KSU) International Buddies Program
Section Two: The purposes of this club will be threefold: 1) to provide interaction between local KSU students, KSU faculty/staff, spouses, community members and the international community through conversation and creative activities; 2) to ease the transition for incoming international students, their families, and visiting scholars to an American University and American culture; 3) to provide participants the opportunity to build intercultural communication skills, global competencies, language skills, and to add a cross-cultural component to their K-State experience.
ARTICLE TWO: MEMBERSHIP
Section One: Membership shall be open to anyone interested in learning about other languages and/or culture. Membership is not based on sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, class enrollment, student or academic status, or any other criteria. Membership is also open to non-university local communities.
Section Two: Membership is maintained through keeping an active relationship with assigned Buddy/ Buddies, averaging a minimum of 3 hours of contact a month (exemption is given to members who have not been paired yet with a Buddy).
ARTICLE THREE: OFFICERS
Section One: Officers for the organization shall be: President, and Treasurer.
Section Two: Officers shall be appointed every academic calendar year (January 20 to January 20) through election by the active Leadership Team members of the International Buddies Program. Terms for each office last one calendar year.
Section Three: Duties
1) President: Acts as Chief Executive of Leadership Team, Schedules leadership team meetings, arranges for outreach with other organizations, leads in the planning and implementation of large group events, responds to email inquiries and concerns
2) Treasurer: Manages funds of the club, acts as PR representative, advertises events, makes reservations, leads fundraisers.
ARTICLE FOUR: MEETINGS
Section One: Meetings for all members will occur at least two times a semester, preferably one at the beginning and at the end of each semester.
Section Two: Special meetings or activities not regularly scheduled may be called by the President or Faculty Sponsor.
Section Three: A sign-in sheet will be provided at all exec and large group meetings.
ARTICLE FIVE: PUBLICITY
Section One: All flyers and press releases must be approved by the KSU Staff Advisor for the International Buddies Program.
ARTICLE SIX: AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Section One: All amendments to this constitution must be approved by the KSU Staff Advisor.