Scholarships and Awards
A Brief History of
Sigma Tau Delta
Constitution and By-Laws
Sigma Tau Delta
Article I: Name of the
Section 1: The name of this organization will be the ENGLISH
Article II: Purpose of the Organization
Section 1: Our primary purpose is to create an
inviting and social atmosphere for students majoring or minoring in English,
as well as students who are interested in or considering English as a major
field of study.
Section 2: Our secondary purpose is to appeal to
prospective students and other individuals who show interest in the study of
various aspects of English.
Article III: Membership
Section 1: Given the primary and secondary
purposes of the organization, membership will not be limited to English
majors and/or minors.
Section 2: Membership is acquired by maintaining a desire
to belong to the organization and attendance of three English Club meetings.
Section 3: No discrimination on the basis of age, race,
sex, sexual identity, creed, or religion will exist within the organization.
Section 1: Officers shall consist of a President,
Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 2: The offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be
combined if the Club so chooses.
Section 3: The term of office is one year (12 month
Section 4: Elections will be held in January by the
Sub-Section A: If an officer is unable to fulfill his/her
duties for the designated term, vacancies shall be filled by a special
election to be held at the next scheduled club meeting.
Executive Committee (Governing Board)
Section 1: The Executive Committee shall consist of
the faculty advisor and the elected officers.
Section 2: Any minor business referred to the Executive
Committee may be resolved through simple discussion with the general
membership and the reaching of a consensus (general agreement) regarding the
Section 3: Major business, or minor business where a
consensus cannot be reached, is referred to the Executive Committee where a
majority vote will pass any business.
Sub-Section B: In the event of a tie vote, the faculty
advisor will cast the deciding vote.
Section 1: Meetings shall be held every Friday.
Article VII: How to Amend the Constitution
Section 1: A notice of two weeks shall be given to the
membership before voting to amend the Constitution.
Section 2: The faculty advisor and at least three officers
must be present.
Section 3: Amendments can be passed by a three-fourths
(3/4) majority vote given that 50% of the membership is in attendance
at the meeting.
Article I: Membership
Section 1: Members are in good standing by attending
one meeting a month.
Article II: Finance
Section 1: The president, treasurer, and faculty
advisor will be in charge of finances.
Article III: Notice of Meetings
Section 1: The location and time of the next meeting
will be announced at the end of the preceding meeting.
Article IV: Elections
Section 1: Elections will be held in January on a
Friday designated by the membership.
Section 2: A simple voice nomination suffices to offer a
candidate for nomination for any position. A consensus or majority vote will
suffice to elect the nominated individual.
Section 3: A member is entitled to vote by having attended
three meetings to obtain membership and must have attended the previous
English Club meeting prior to the vote.
Section 1: These By-Laws my be amended in the same
manner prescribed for the amendment of the Constitution.
Article VI: Enacting Clause
Section 1: These by-laws shall become effective upon
the approval of the Director of Student Activities.
(Approved Winter Quarter 2002)