Constitution

Pacific University
Residence Housing Association
Constitution

This constitution was ratified by the members of the Residence Housing Association (RHA), on the 11th day of February 2003.

Mission Statement
We, the members of the Pacific University Residence Housing Association, are dedicated to the enhancement of the students' experience within the residential community. We will achieve our objectives by serving as a voice to promote unity among residents of the university, encourage self-governance, and increase active residential participation.

ARTICLE 1: NAME

The name of this organization will be Residence Housing Association and hereafter will be referred to as RHA.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

The purpose of RHA will be:
1. to provide a representative voice for all residents
2. to organize events and activities to enhance the lives of residents
3. to make decisions on policies and/or issues to on campus living
4. to act as liaisons between the residents and the administration
5. to encourage communication between organizations on campus.
6. to provide services, including birthday packages and fundraising baskets to
the parents of on-campus students.

ARTICLE III: EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

A. The RHA Executive Board will consist of:
1. Seven Executive Board members
a. President
b. Program Coordinator
c. Hall Council Coordinator
d. Financial/Administrative Coordinator
e. Publicity Coordinator
f. National Communications Coordinator
g. Fundraising Coordinator
2. On or more Advisor(s)

B. Qualifications and expectations of the Executive Board members will be:

C. Removal/Replacement of Executive Officers

1. Any member of RHA Executive Board who misses more than two (2) meetings or programs unexcused without notifying the RHA Advisor or any other Executive Officer will be asked to meet with the RHA Advisor and remaining officer. During this consultation, reasons for absence will be discussed and a decision will be made as to whether the member may continue in his/her office or withdraw membership from the Board and forfeit his/her office.

2. Any member who does not maintain the qualifications set forth in Article V, Section B, may be removed from the Board.

3. To replace an Executive Officer, a search will be handled by a group consisting of the remaining Executive Officers, the Advisor and one RHA Rep.


ARTICLE IV: JOB DESCRIPTIONS

A. Executive Board
President

National Communications Coordinator

Secretary


Treasurer

Fundraising Coordinator

Hall Council Coordinator

Programs Coordinator

ARTICLE V: ADVISOR
A. A Residence Life staff member will serve as the Advisor to RHA.
B. The Advisor, as an ex-officio member, will have speaking rights but no voting privileges.
C. The Advisor shall meet once every two weeks with each Executive Officer (with the exception of the President, who will meet weekly) at a time both can agree on.

ARTICLE V: MEETINGS

RHA will have:
A. Weekly Open Forum meetings with all members.
B. Weekly Executive Board meetings
C. Meetings between Advisor and each member, as needed.

ARTICLE VI: VOTING

A. Policy Revision
1. Procedure
a. Select subcommittee to research issue
b. Survey opinions of residential students
c. Discuss issue at RHA General Meeting
d. Discuss subcommittee proposal and vote on issue.
e. Present to appropriate personnel.


ARTICLE VII; RATIFICATION

A. The Constitution shall be ratified by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the residents of the Residence Hall System, who vote.

B. The Constitution shall become effective immediately upon ratification.

C. Changes to the Constitution shall be ratified by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the residents of the Residence Hall System, who vote.

D. Changes to the Constitution shall be effective immediately upon ratification.


Constitution ratified:
17 September 2002
11 February 2003

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