As social work students, we believe that the individual is primarily responsible for his or her own education.
We believe that education must not be confined within academic walls, but must be based on a total life experience. Therefore, we have come together to form the Bowie State University Social Work Club. The Bowie State University Social Work Club intends to bring about changes which are necessary to ensure optimum involvement in the Social Work educational experience and the local community.
This organization will adhere to all university and departmental policies.
Article I. Name
The name of this organization shall be the Bowie StateUniversity Social Work Club.
Article II. Purpose
Article III. Membership
Article IV. Meetings
Section I. Regular business meetings shall be held bi-weekly.
Section II. A simple majority of the voting members of the Bowie State University Social Work Club shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Article V. Administrative Organization
Section I. Election of Officers
Prior to the end of spring semester (last week of March), elections shall be held for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Mr. Social Work, and Ms. Social Work. A simple majority of the membership shall be required to elect officers.
Section II. Duties of Officers
Section III. Term of Office for Officers
The term of office shall begin May 10 and end May 15 of the following year.
Section IV. Termination of Office for Officers
Section V. Selection of Committees
All committee chairpersons shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the organization by a majority vote at a regular business meeting.
Section VI. Committees
i. To exercise supervision over the work of all committees.
ii. To approve and be responsible for any activities undertaken by the Bowie State University Social Work Club.
The Academic Activities Committee shall implement activities and programs of the club, aimed at enhancing academic life of students. It shall represent the views of this organization to the Social Work Department of Bowie State University. Ms. Social Work shall be the representative of this committee.
The Leisure and Recreation Activities Committee shall be responsible for coordinating extracurricular activities in the areas of university, club, and community events for the membership. It shall represent the views of this organization to the Social Work Department of Bowie State University and will stay within the university’s code of conduct.Mr. Social Work shall be the representative of this committee.
The Finance Committee shall be primarily responsible for collecting, budgeting, and processing membership dues. The Treasurer shall serve as the Finance Committee representative and liaison.
The Public Relations Committee shall be responsible for promoting the Bowie State University Social Work Club and all the events and programs of the club and for coordinating the flow of information between the organization and the public.
Article VI. Finances
Section I. The fiscal year shall be from September 1 through April 30.
Section II. Each member shall be required to pay dues of 20 dollars ($20.00) bi-annually during the fall and spring semester of each year. Dues shall be paid by October 25 (Fall) and February 25 (Spring).
Section III. Dues shall be paid with money orders or cash and shall be deposited into a bank account that shall be managed by the Treasurer and the club Advisor. Any official financial documents must be signed by the Treasurer and the Advisor.
Section IV. Only the Advisor and another faculty or staff member shall have the authority to withdrawal funds, and both signatures will be required.
Section V. The Treasurer must be notified of all transactions.
Article VII. Amendments
Section I. Voting (Proposal Procedures)
An affirmative vote by a simple majority of the Bowie State University Social Work Club’s Executive Board shall be required to amend this Constitution. Any amendments must be approved by the faculty advisor.