Constitution of the Salsa Club at San José State Univeristy


Section 1. The name of this organization shall be Salsa Club at San José State University.

ARTICLE II (Purpose)

Section 1. To provide an opportunity for students to develop and grow their technique in salsa and other Latin dances.

Section 2. To showcase the talent of San José State University students through the artistic medium of dance.

Section 3. To connect San José State University students with the greater salsa community.

Section 4. To foster and strengthen the growing Bay Area salsa dance community.

ARTICLE III (Affiliation)

Section 1. No affiliations at present.

ARTICLE IV (Membership)

Section 1. All San José State students and members of the San José who can commit to the club’s weekly meetings and adhere to the club’s rules.

Section 2. Voting membership is restricted to matriculated, currently enrolled students at San José State University.

Section 3. At least eighty percent (80%) of all members of the organization must be matriculated, currently enrolled students at San José State University.

Section 4. Membership in the organization will not be denied to anyone on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability. The prohibition on discrimination on the basis of gender does not apply to social fraternities or sororities or to other university living groups.
(Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 41500).

Section 5. No member of this organization shall engage in hazing, participate in hazing, or commit any act that causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to any fellow student or person attending this institution (California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Article 2, Standards for Student Conduct, Section 41301(b)(8). Individual students may be disciplined for hazing under Section 41301(b)(8).

ARTICLE V (Officers)

Section 1. The officers of this organization will be President and Treasurer.

Section 2. Term of office shall be one semester.

Section 3. The organization will fill vacancies by appointment.

Section 4. All officers of this organization must be matriculated, currently enrolled students at San José State University. The President and Treasurer of this organization must maintain a minimum overall 2.0 grade point average, must be enrolled in at least 6 units, and must be in good standing with San José State University during their term of office.

Section 5. All officers and advisors of this organization are required to complete an Alcohol Education Training offered by Student Involvement.

ARTICLE VI (Duties of Officers)

Section 1. The President shall attend all meetings and appoint all guest instructors for classes, as well as plan club events.

Section 2. The Treasurer shall collect all funds from fundraisers, and ensure that the club has enough funds for its activities. Also, the Treasurer shall assume the duties of the President in case of their absence.

ARTICLE VII (Nominations and Elections)

Section 1. Officers will be appointed by the President.

Section 2. Officers will be appointed at the end of the semester for the following term.

Section 3. Officers will be appointed by the President.


Section 1. The organization must have a University advisor. This person must hold at least a bachelors degree and be employed as a faculty or staff member by San José State University. A Graduate Assistant/Intern may assume the advisor role if approved by the Student Involvement staff.

Section 2. The advisor shall be a non-voting member of the organization.

Section 3. The duties of the advisor shall be to:
a. Assist the organization in fulfilling their mission and purpose
b. Be knowledgeable of the organization’s constitution and bylaws and assist the
organization’s members in interpreting them
c. Be knowledgeable of University policies and procedures regarding student organizations
and ensure organization compliance to the best of their ability
d. Be aware of the organization’s activities
e. Be aware of the organization’s financial standing and all financial transactions using the
organization’s funds

ARTICLE IX (Meetings)

Section 1. Club shall meet once a week on Wednesday night at 6pm.

Section 2. The President has the authority to call special meetings.

Section 3. There must be at least 5 members to reach quorum.

Section 4. The parliamentary authority of this organization shall be Robert’s Rules of Order, 7th Edition.

ARTICLE X (Committees)

Section 1. The President and Treasurer has the authority to name committees and committee chairpersons.

ARTICLE XI (Dues, fees)

Section 1. There are no mandatory dues or fees for this club. There will be an optional fee of $15 for the club’s t-shirt.

ARTICLE XII (Amendments)

Section 1. Any member of the club may originate an amendment to this constitution.

Section 2. Amendments shall be presented to the club at least one week before is taken, either at a club meeting or on the group’s Facebook page.

Section 3. Two-thirds of the club must approve of an amendment before it is adopted by the club.

Section 4. Amendments become effective at the following club meeting.

*Adopted on: _________January 20th, 2010__________

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