(A Graduate Student Organization of Tufts University)
The name of this organization shall be 'Indian Society At Tufts (ISAT)'.
The purpose of the organization shall be to foster greater interaction among graduate students of Indian origin; to provide all possible help and support to incoming graduate students of Indian origin to enable them to transition comfortably into their new environment; to provide a convenient forum for them to share their experiences and discuss pertinent issues; to represent, promote and protect the interests of the graduate students of Indian origin at the University level; and to create an awareness among the Indian students community residing in India about the programs, environment and educational opportunities at Tufts.
The membership of the organization shall be open to all graduate students of the Tufts community who have paid the graduate student activities fee.
Officers and Elections
Section I. The officers of the organization shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Committee Chairs. The officers shall form the Executive Board of the organization.
Section II. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected at the end of the academic year by a simple majority of all present members. The Committee chairs shall be elected at the beginning of the academic year by a simple majority of all present members. In case of a tie, the current President, Vice President and the Secretary shall vote between the two tied members to break the tie. All members of the organization shall be eligible to vote.
Section III. The organization may establish additional officers and provide suitable methods for their election.
Meetings will be held on a regular basis during each academic semester, or as deemed necessary by the Executive Board.
Duties of the Officers
Section I. Duties of The President
Section II. Duties of the Vice President
Section III. Duties of the Secretary
Section IV. Duties of the Treasurer
Section V. Duties of the Committee Chairs
This constitution may be amended by a vote of at least three fourths of the present members, with a quorum of at least 80% of all members, provided that the proposed amendment was formally introduced at the previous meeting of the organization, and that copies of the proposed amendment were made available to all members at least one week before the meeting. All amendments are subject to the approval of the Graduate Student Council.
Section I. The Officers of the organization may be removed from office by the following procedure: