International Student Organization
Auburn University, Auburn Alabama
We, a student group of
Auburn University, feeling the need for an
organization to foster understanding and better relationships among students
from different countries, do hereby ordain and establish this constitution.
The name of this organization shall be the International Students Organization (ISO).
To promote cultural diversity and awareness of
international countries and cultures through
exposure with our events especially to the American
To promote understanding and better relationships
among students from different countries including
the United States through social and cultural
To create a medium for interaction among students,
faculty, staff and the community as a whole.
To represent and serve the common interest of all
other international student organizations and
To identify areas where international students have
not been assisted and develop programs to target
To act as a resource to the Student Government
Association and the other student organizations in
regards to the international student population.
To generate information to students through better
communication, i.e. newsletter.
All members shall be undergraduate, graduate students, faculty and staff at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
The ISO shall consist of a governing body called the Executive Board.
1. Executive Board
The membership of the Executive Board shall consist
of four officers, and ISO Advisor. (President, Vice
President, Treasurer, Secretary, ISO Advisor)
The ISO Advisor will collaborate with the student
officers and will have discretion to amend, create
or remove any decisions or officers, as they deem
Each member of the Executive board shall have one
The Executive board shall meet at least once a week
in a time and place to be specified.
- The Executive Board shall oversee the allocation of any and all monies. (Pending approval of ISO Advisor)
The President of the ISO shall:
Serve as the primary representative of the ISO to
the campus and the community at large.
Attend all meetings as deemed necessary.
Provide representation for the ISO at meetings of,
including SGA and Budget and Finance Committee
Bear ultimate responsibility for the integrity and
efficiency of its members.
To appoint committee chairpersons and any other
assistants he or she may deem necessary with the
majority approval of the Executive Board.
To remove any chair or assistant he or she appointed
with the majority approval of the Executive Board
and ISO advisor.
- To appoint an active member of the ISO to serve as a representative to any official functions.
3. Vice Presidents (Executive and Legislative)
The Vice President (Executive) of the ISO shall:
To assist the President in the fulfillment of all of
his or her tasks.
To assume all of the President's responsibilities
under this document in the event of his or her
absence, dismissal or resignation until either the
return or the office is filled.
To coordinate the activities through the Executive
Board of the ISO.
To call meetings of the ISO Executive Board.
The Vice President (Legislative) of the ISO shall:
To ensure all decisions, resolutions, and actions
taken by the Executive Board are in accordance with
the constitution, and the code of laws of the ISO.
Assume the duties of the President and Vice
President and/or Secretary in their absence,
removal, dismissal or resignation until the office
has been filled.
- To keep a permanent record of the ISO constitution and the Code of Laws.
The Treasurer of the ISO shall:
Assist the ISO Budget and finances.
Coordinate all fundraising activities organized
through the ISO in collaboration with the ISO
Advisor and Executive Board.
Oversee all financial transactions that shall take
place involving activities of the ISO.
Keep the Executive Board updated in the financial
situation of the organization.
Shall attend all Executive Board Meetings.
Represent the ISO at all necessary budget
proceedings of the Budget Finance Meetings.
Shall prepare a monthly report of the financial
status of the ISO.
Shall be familiar with the university financial
policies and procedures.
The Secretary of the ISO shall :
Attend and take minutes at all Executive Board
Oversee the documentation of the ISO proceedings and
Assume the duties of the Treasurer in the event of
absence, dismissal or resignation until the office
Assume the duties of the President and / or Vice
President in the event of absence, dismissal or
resignation until the office is filled.
Will provide an agenda of the current weeks meetings
as well as offer copies of previous meetings minutes
to be approved by executive board.
For an officer to be removed from office the
Executive Board shall :
Conduct a hearing into the deficiencies of the
officer. The officer in question must be present and
must be offered an opportunity to respond to the
Impose a probationary period of between two weeks
and one month. After such period has been completed
the Executive Board shall review the case for a
Cast a vote securing a two-thirds majority in favor
Resignations can be accepted by the Executive Board
or ISO Advisor.
- Vacancies incurred in the course of a term of office shall result in the appointment by majority vote of the executive board with final approval of ISO advisor until the next regular election is to be held
Committee Chairs Shall :
Represent their respective committees at all
Be responsible for the implementation of the
Executive Board decisions with regards to their
Be responsible for the integrity and efficiency of
their committees and its members.
Take minutes and attendance at all meetings and be
responsible for documentation of the actions and
proceedings of their committees.
Conduct a periodic meeting of the committee as
The members of their committees shall elect
committee chairs and Co-Chairs no later than one
month into the fall term. Election shall be by
secret ballot. In the event of a tie a run-off
election shall be held.
The Removal of a committee chair shall be initiated
either by the committee chairperson or the Executive
Board with approval of ISO Advisor. Removal of
officers shall follow procedures stated for removal
of Executive Board Officer. (Section 6)
The Executive Board shall be elected at the
beginning of the Spring Term.
- These officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the quorum present (50%).
There shall be a permanent Board in the
Executive Branch to be known as the Board
of Elections, which shall be composed of :
ISO Vice President
Arrange for necessary polling places and ballots and
other items necessary for the proper, efficient and
legal execution of elections.
Set the election date which must be held no later
than the fourth week of Spring Quarter.
Approve the design of the official election packet.
Make rules and regulations concerning elections on
Enforce the Elections Law and such rules and
regulations as are made to implement the Law
B. Candidacy of Officers
To be eligible for candidacy for the office of
president, a candidate should have been a member
of the ISO for at least 2 terms prior to the
term in which the election is held. In order to
serve the diverse international student
population at Auburn University, it is
preferable to elect a new president from a
nationality different from the preceding
To be eligible for candidacy for any others
offices, the candidate must be a member of the
Voting shall be by secret ballot.
In order to fill a vacancy in the Executive
Board, the president will appoint a temporary
assistant for these duties until the next senate
meeting, in which a new officer will be elected.
Amendment to Constitution
All amendments to this constitution must be
proposed by one of the following methods.
By a vote of one-fourth of the membership of the
By a petition in writing to the President of the
ISO carrying the signatures of ten percent of
the membership of the ISO.
Proposed amendments to this constitution shall
be adopted by a two-thirds vote of quorum.
International Students OrganizationSystem of the International Students Code of Laws (Chapter 100)
Code Of Laws
The following shall be the system of the International Students Organization Code of Laws, to be observed in the official codification of said Laws as established by Law:
- To be eligible for candidacy for the office of president, a candidate should have been a member of the ISO for at least 2 terms prior to the term in which the election is held. In order to serve the diverse international student population at Auburn University, it is preferable to elect a new president from a nationality different from the preceding president.
100.1 Ways and Means Committee- Purpose : To set
agenda and insure consistency with the Constitution
and Code of Laws.
100.2 The Ways and Means Committee shall be composed
(preferably) of seven voting members.
100.3 The Ways and Means Committee shall have the
To code all Bills of Law presented to the ISO
Executive Board before the final approval by the ISO
Executive Board and ISO Advisor.
To make recommendations to the ISO Executive Board
concerning proposed changes in the Bill of Law.
These recommendations shall be submitted in writing
to membership of the ISO Executive Board.
To study all Bills of Law to ensure consistency with
the Constitution and Code of Laws.
Procedures established by the Ways and Means
Committee shall be subject to approval by the
majority vote of members present at the meeting of
the ISO Executive Board. (Pending approval of ISO
Budget and Finance Committee shall have the
following duties :
The Budget and Finance Committee shall (preferably)
consist of seven members. The treasurer shall also
be a voting ex officio officer of the Budget and
Finance Committee. Other Permanent Members :
President and ISO Advisor.
To make preliminary written recommendations to the
ISO Executive Board for the allocation of ISO funds
at the beginning of each term.
- To monitor ISO funds and to assist treasurer in the performance of his/her duties.
- Each member of the Budget and Finance Committee shall become thoroughly familiar with University and ISO financial policies.
100.5 Student Welfare Committee: Purpose: To address issues of concern to International Students (e.g. academic affairs, financial affairs, housing, health insurance, visa problems etc.)
The Student Welfare Committee shall (preferably)
consist of seven members.
The Committee shall have the following duties :
To consider any amendments to the ISO Code of Laws
that deal with student welfare and to review
resolutions dealing with policies that affect
- The committee recommendations shall be submitted to the members of the ISO Executive Board in writing at a meeting of the Executive Board.
100.6 Publicity and Communications Committee: Purpose : To ensure internal and external communications concerning all aspects of the ISO.
The Publicity and Communications Committee shall
consist (preferably) of seven members.
The Committee shall have the following duties :
Public Relations, including publicizing ISO
activities and promoting of the image of the ISO.
- Publication and distribution of minutes of the ISO Executive Board Meetings.
100.7 Special Events Committee: Purpose : To promote activities of both an academic and/or social nature.
The Special Events Committee shall (preferably)
consist of seven members.
To promote the exchange of ideas and information via
International Students Organization's social