The Club Constitution is the basis for club information for the Student Organization Directory and website, as well as for interested students that want to get involved.
A statement of purpose that is consistent and compatible with the mission and goals of Cabrini College and its Catholic ideals
Criteria for membership in the organization
A description of the relationship between the organization and any off-campus, national, or international organizations, if any Sororities and fraternities are not permitted at Cabrini College and are not eligible for institutional registration.
The purpose, aims, and functions of the organization
A list of all officer positions, committee chairs, committees, and their responsibilities
The procedures and annual schedule for election/appointments of officers
The procedures for amending the organization’s constitution
Voting requirements and quorum to conduct business
An agreement to abide by all institutional policies in the functioning of the organization
An acknowledgement that the group will not discriminate on basis of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, and national origin
A description of how the organization advisor shall be selected and the responsibilities that person will have to the organization
How to Write a ConstiutionGenerally speaking, a good constitution is a document outlining the basic principles agreed to by members. It establishes the structure and purposes of the organization, the methods of selecting members and officers, and the powers and responsibilities of each.
The constitution should be organized in a variation of an outline with articles and sections, though it doesn’t need to follow that format.
Article I: Introduction
Article II: Membership
Article III: Executive Board/ Officers
Article IV: Advisor
Article V: Meetings
Article VI: Amendments to the Constitution
Your constitution may be more elaborate or simple, depending on your organization. It will need to reflect the reality of your organization, but it should not encompass every possible occurrence that you can imagine.