The Auburn University Honors Congress Constitution
I. The students’ organization of the University Honors College shall have the name “HONORS CONGRESS.”
II. General membership in the University Honors Congress shall be open to all persons otherwise eligible without regard to race, creed, sex, or handicap. Eligibility is contingent upon membership in the University Honors College and upon the payment of a one-time $30 membership fee.
III. MISSION STATEMENT
To facilitate the social, philanthropic, and intellectual enrichment of the members of the Honors College in an endeavor to cultivate a community of scholars dedicated to the service of Auburn University.
IV. The responsibilities of the Honors Congress shall be
- To serve as the governing body of the students of the University Honors College.
- To assist the University Honors College Administration with orienting new students as they enter the program.
- To organize and execute periodic Convocations of University Honors College Students and Faculty with the assistance of the University Honors College Administration.
- To plan and implement varied events designed to fulfill the Mission Statement. These events shall be open to all members of the University Honors College.
- To organize groups of Honors students for participation in non-Honors campus events.
- To encourage interest and involvement in all of these events.
V. The Honors Congress shall be composed of
A. President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, collectively referred to as the Executive Officers.
B. Historian, Webmaster, The Honors Involvement Program Chairman, Assistant Honors Involvement Program Chairman, Intramural Chairman, Assistant Intramural Chairman, Philanthropy Chairman, Assistant Philanthropy Chairmen, Publicity Chairman, Assistant Publicity Chairmen, Service Chairman, Assistant Service Chairmen, Social Chairman, Assistant Social Chairmen, Spirit Chairman, and Assistant Spirit Chairmen, collectively referred to as appointed positions.
C. Representatives from each graduating class of Honors College students: four from the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes; two from the senior class.
D. General members
VI. Constitution and Bi-Law Revision Period
- The Revision Period shall run from the Election Convocation to the last class day of the Spring Semester of each year.
- During the first two weeks of the Revision Period, an Executive Council meeting shall be held where amendments to the Constitution shall be proposed in writing and submitted to the newly elected Executive Officers.
- Attendance at this Executive Council meeting shall be mandatory for both incoming and outgoing members of the Executive Council.
- All proposed amendments shall be subsequently reviewed by the incoming Executive Officers.
- Any amendment to be made to the Constitution or to the Bi-Laws must (1) be approved by a unanimous vote of the incoming Executive Officers, (2) be approved by the University Honors College Administration, and (3) be implemented, if possible, before the termination of the Revision Period.
- Immediately following the Revision Period, the revised Constitution and/or Bi-Laws shall be emailed by the incoming Secretary to the incoming Webmaster for posting on the Honors Congress website and to all members of the Honors Congress, including the incoming members of the Executive Council.
- At the first Honors Congress meeting of every year, each person present shall be provided with a hard copy of the Honors Congress Constitution and Bi-Laws.