National Residence Hall Honorary By-laws

 



 

Article I: Meetings

Section 1: Regular monthly meetings shall be set by the Executive Board at the beginning of each semester. 

Section 2: Additional meetings shall be called by the Executive Board as necessary.

Article II: Duties of Officers

Section 1: The President shall:

A.      Preside over all chapter meetings

B.       Create special committees, as needed

C.      Maintain correspondence with the Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH) NRHH Regional Board of Directors (RBD) and the NRHH National Office

D.      Assist with yearly affiliation process

E.       Prepare and maintain the budget as approved by the Advisor

F.       Facilitate programming events, including induction banquets

G.      Attend monthly Executive Board meetings

H.      Attend monthly Chapter meetings

I.        Must meet all requirements of Active Members

Section 2: The Vice-President for Recognition and Administration shall:

A.      Assume the President's duties in the absence of the President

B.       Preside over all "Of the Month" selections

C.      Facilitate programming events, including induction banquets

D.      Take & distribute minutes of all chapter and Executive Board meeting

E.       Attend monthly Executive Board meetings

F.       Attend monthly Chapter meetings

G.      Must meet all requirements of Active Members

Section 3: The Vice-President for Selection and Induction shall:

A.      Organize the membership application & induction process

B.       Facilitate programming events, including induction banquets

C.      Attend monthly Executive Board meetings

D.      Attend monthly Chapter meetings

E.       Must meet all requirements of Active Members

Article III: Duties of Advisor

Section 1: The Advisor shall:

A.      Act as a liaison to the Office of Residence Life and Housing

B.       Attend all Chapter and Executive Board meetings

Article IV: Removal of Officers

Section 1: If an officer is not performing their designated duties or they do not meet all requirements in the constitution they may be removed from office.

Section 2: Removal Procedures

A.      Any NRHH member must make a written complaint and turn it in to the NRHH advisor

B.       The NRHH advisor will let the officer know of the formal complaint and allow the officer to file his or her own rebuttal

C.      The NRHH advisor will then select a committee of the remaining 2 officers and 3 members to review the case

D.      If there is not a majority vote from the committee to remove the officer, then the officer is excused of the charges and maintains their position

E.       If there is a majority vote from the committee to remove the officer, then the NRHH chapter will be presented the situation by the committee

F.       This presentation will take place at the next scheduled NRHH chapter meeting with five minutes given to the committee followed by the officer making their presentation for five minutes

G.      A three-minute question and answer period for both shall follow with no discussion afterwards

H.      An officer shall be removed for office if two thirds of members present with voting rights vote in favor of removal

Article V: Election Code

Section 1: Requirements for Candidacy

A.      All candidates must be an Active member with voting rights

B.       All candidates must be an Active member for the entire year in which they intend to hold office

Section 2: Election Procedure

A.      Elections shall be held each spring at a regularly scheduled meeting before  the selection of new members

B.       Each candidate must declare intentions two weeks prior to elections by submitting a letter of intent to the President

C.      If the President wishes to run for an office, they must submit their letter of intent to the Advisor

D.      The day of elections, each candidate will receive five minutes in which to speak to the chapter

E.       A three-minute question and answer period will follow each candidate's speech

F.       Winners will receive a majority of the votes cast in the election of the office

G.      In the event of a tie, and immediate run-off election shall be held between the top two vote receivers

H.      Each officer shall be elected to a one-year term

I.        The transition of officers will take place at the spring semester induction banquet

Section 3: The Officer Oath is as follows: "I, (state your name), pledge to uphold and honor all the principles, values, and beliefs, of the UCCS Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  I solemnly swear, as an executive officer, to serve the UCCS Chapter to the best of my ability, to serve and protect all the guidelines and status of the constitution, NACURH, and the NRHH National Office, as well as, the well-being of the chapter."

 

Article VI: Vacancy of Office

Section 1: Should the office of President become vacant, the Vice-President for Recognition & Administration shall assume the office of the President.

Section 2: Presidential Appointments

A.      In the event that an Officer leaves office, the President shall appoint an Active member with voting rights to finish that office's term

B.       This appointment shall be made at the meeting following the office's vacancy

C.      Approval of this appointment shall be made by the membership, with a vote of 50% plus one of the members present with voting rights

D.      In the event that the approval is not granted, the floor shall be opened for nominations, and an election shall be held

E.       This election shall be governed by the election code in Article IV

Article VII: General Voting

Section 1: General voting is considered to be any voting except in new member selection voting.

Section 2: Executive Board

A.      Each officer, excluding the President shall receive one vote in each voting matter

B.       The advisor shall receive one vote in each voting matter

C.      The President shall only vote to break a tie

Section 3: Each Active member shall receive one vote in each voting matter, unless they have lost their voting rights for the semester

Section 4: Voting Procedure

A.      All votes shall be a simple majority of the Active members present

B.       Tie Breaking Procedures:

1.       All tie ballots shall be immediately re-cast

2.       In the event of a second tie, the President shall break the tie

 

Article VIII: Absences

Section 1: Excused/ Unexcused

A.      Absences may be excused by the President in the following manner:

1.       A reason for the absence must be submitted to the President 24 hours prior to the meeting

2.       The President may then accept the statement and excuse the absence if the President believes the circumstances call for such an action

B.       Absences may be considered unexcused by the President if the reason is not justifiable

C.      The member may appeal the decision of the unexcused absence in writing to the Executive Board

Article IX: Affiliations

Section 1: A representative shall be sent to the Residence Hall Association General Assembly.

Section 2: This chapter shall remain in good standing with the National and Regional Offices of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Article X: Chapter Pin-Awarding Procedures

Section 1: The requirement for the "diamond" pin is membership induction into the UCCS Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Section 2: The requirement for the white "leadership" pin is a prominent display of leadership ability here at UCCS (as assessed by the current NRHH executive board) or placement on the NRHH Executive Board.  These pins will be awarded during the spring semester induction banquet to which all honorees will be invited.

Section 3: The requirements for the eight "bronze" pins are at the discretion of the NRHH and RHA President.  These pins are to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to RHA, NRHH, IACURH and NACURH.  UCCS can only give out eight bronze pins a year.  These pins will be awarded during the spring semester induction banquet to which all honorees will be invited.