Constitution (not a current draft)
This is an out-of-date draft. We currently have a new draft of this constitution under review for approval by the Purdue Student Activities and Organizations.
The name of this organization shall be Computer Science Women's Network
The purposes of this organization are to give support to members and especially to incoming freshmen women, help members find appropriate courses for their interests, and provide information on possible jobs or where to find information for possible jobs. This organization also wants to promote an environment, both within the department and within society that will increase overall performance in computer science as a whole. Special emphasis will be on issues dealing with women and strengthening relationships among computer scientists to better facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information.
Membership in Computer Science Women's Network is open to any Purdue University student who is interested in women's issues and concerns with respect to computer science and society. Associate membership is open to any Purdue University faculty or staff member and concerned members of the community. Membership and participation shall be free from discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. There shall be no membership dues.
The office structure of Computer Science Women's Network will consist of a president, vice president of activities, promotion coordinator, food coordinator, treasurer, secretary, and a webmaster. These offices shall be chosen by an election to be held in the month of March. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is a requirement for being and officer. They shall serve a term of one year. In the event of a vacancy, a new officer will be chosen by election by the executive board.
The advisors for Computer Science Women's Network shall be either a faculty or staff member and shall be chosen by the members. She or he shall serve a term until the advisor resigns or is asked to resign by the officers. The advisor shall act as a liaison between the organization, the computer science department, and the university.
Primary contact person. Responsible for coordinating communications and activities between all club officers. The president will call and facilitate all meetings, and work with the other officers to set a meeting agenda.
Vice President of Activities:
This position entails forming and coordinating a committee to organize club activities, and finding and scheduling guest speakers for club functions.
This position entails creating advertisements for club meetings and activities. This might include fliers, bulletins, posters, email, etc.
This position entails placing orders and arranging for pickup/delivery of food and drinks for all club meetings and activities.
The treasurer is in charge of creating and managing the club budget, and of finding new sources of income. The treasurer also keeps accounts, deposits the organization's funds, and makes expenditures in a manner approved by the Business Office for Student Organizations.
This position involves updating the CSWN website (http://www.cs.purdue.edu/cswn) and taking minutes at the meetings.
Amendments to the constitution shall be approved by a majority vote of the officers. All amendments to the constitution are subject to the approval of the Office of the Dean of Students.