I. This club shall be called the Psychology Club of the State University of New York, College at Geneseo.
II. Statement of Purpose
a. The purpose of this organization is to perform three functions. We exist to provide academic activities such as colloquiums and speakers for the students that they would not ordinarily receive in the classroom. The social function will provide social gatherings and further the relations between students and faculty by involving both in the activities. Our last function is to provide information to undergraduates and faculty on programs that would be worthwhile.
a. All members belonging to the organization named Psychology Club agree to uphold in the conduct of our affairs all regulations of the College and the State University of New York.
b. Membership in Psychology Club shall be open to all currently registered students at SUNY Geneseo.
c. Associate Members- College staff and faculty may have associate membership status. However, they may not have voting privileges.
d. All members agree that any involvement in an organization sponsored activity is voluntary. All members must affirm that the organization's executive board, advisor, and the college itself are not liable for any injury that may incur during any organization activity.
e. Student organizations are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation.
f. Membership Eligibility requirements:
i. Members must be registered Geneseo students; associate members may be staff or faculty members of SUNY Geneseo's Psychology Department.
ii. Student members must pay an annual fee of five dollars
g. Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off private premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. It is illegal in New York State in connection with initiations or at any other time. Organizations responsible for incidents of hazing may lose College recognition and be excluded from the campus. There will be no hazing involved in the recruitment or maintenance process of membership.
h. Voting privileges shall be granted to currently registered students at SUNY Geneseo. Student members must pay dues in order to vote.
i. The responsibilities of all members shall include:
i. Attendance to meetings
ii. Participation in meetings and events
iii. Payment of annual dues
j. Membership may be revoked by ½ vote of officers plus ¾ vote from the general membership if actions are deemed inappropriate by the Student Code of Conduct, State and Federal Laws, and/or the organization constitution.
k. Dues: Members shall pay five dollar dues each year. The treasurer shall collect dues and deposit them in the club's account. If a student decides to join the club half-way through the semester, the student shall pay the full due amount, five dollars, to be a club member.
a. The officers of Psychology Club include: the President, the Vice President, the Treasurer, and the Secretary; these members shall make up the executive board.
b. The officers shall be current registered SUNY Geneseo students. The President and Vice President shall have completed at least one course in psychology to be eligible for office.
i. President- He/she shall preside over meetings of the executive board and the general meetings of the club. He/she will have the power of appointing special committees subject to majority approval of the members.
ii. Vice President- He/she shall preside over the meetings of the executive board and the general meetings when the president cannot attend. This position exists basically to assist the president.
iii. Secretary- The secretary shall keep an accurate record of the meetings of the executive board and general meetings of the Psychology Club. The secretary will also perform all clerical duties pertaining to the office.
iv. Treasurer- The treasurer shall receive, pay out, and generally be the custodian of the Psychology club funds.
d. Removal procedures shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order, Revised Edition, except when surpassed by the constitution.
e. Members may vote upon existing members to fill a vacancy among the officer positions.
a. Only full-time, due paying students may serve as officers.
b. Officer elections are held at the last yearly full meeting of the Psychology Club.
c. Members volunteer to officer positions, and other members will vote on them in a fair manner that is not discriminating or embarrassing.
d. Impeachment proceedings against any officer may be called by any member duly registered. The club advisor must oversee all impeachment proceedings.
a. The faculty advisor is assigned and agreed upon by Psychology department chair and faculty in a meeting prior to the academic year for which the advisor is assigned.
b. The faculty advisor shall be a full-time professor of the Psychology department.
c. The faculty advisor is expected to help the club by suggesting potential activities, acting as a liaison between the students and faculty, and offering advice for any problematic issues within the club.
d. The Psychology department chair and faculty have the power to change the club advisor, not the students.
a. Members shall vote on how frequently they would like to have full meetings and officer meetings. Meetings shall take place within the Psychology Department or elsewhere on campus grounds, depending on space availability.
b. Members shall be aware of meetings by emails sent to the club and college campus. Flyers may also be posted in the Psychology Department and elsewhere if needed.
c. The executive board and several non-officer club members are needed to conduct business.
a. The Treasurer is responsible for handling the club's budget.
b. The funds are deposited in an SA non-funded account.
c. Funds shall be used to support club events (supplies, food, etc.) and for fundraisers.
a. All committee members shall be voted on by club members at the first full meeting of the academic year. For eligibility, committee members must pay annual club dues and be current registered SUNY Geneseo students.
b. Committees part of Psychology Club: AAC representative, Representatives for the Committee of the Whole, Representative for the Faculty Affairs Committee, Representative for the Assessment Committee, Representative for the Curriculum Committee, Representatives for SAC.
c. Committee members are responsible for going to their assigned committee meetings in addition to Psychology Club full and officer meetings. Committee members shall report important and relevant information that was discussed at their committees to the executive board and other club members.
a. The constitution may be amended if it is challenged by an officer or a due-paying club member.
b. Amendments must be approved by all of the members of the executive board and one-third of the club's membership.
a. Ratifications of the constitution must be approved by all of the members of the executive board and one-third of the club's membership.
b. An updated constitution must be submitted to the Coordinator of Student Organizations immediately.