This organization is formed for the betterment of students at the Wilkes-Barre Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. The organization is open to any student at the Wilkes-Barre Campus. Activities in the organization include: fund-raising, community service and campus service projects, and activities for the enjoyment of its members and the students of the Wilkes-Barre Campus at large. It is affiliated with the Northeast Student Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors and as such provides access for students to State-wide professional activities. The club is organized and managed by student members and follows the articles listed below.
The name of this organization shall be the Surveying Society of the Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus.
The purpose of the Surveying Society is to provide the surveying students with exposure to professionals in their field through various guest speakers and field trips. The Society will also familiarize fellow Penn State students to surveying skills through community projects held on or off campus.
Membership is available to all students and at least one faculty or staff advisor. In order to have the privileges of a member (voting, holding office, field trips, etc.), one must attend at least one half of the meetings each semester. Members who fail to satisfy attendance requirements can perform an approved campus or community service to remain a member.
Meetings will take place at least once every two weeks during the school year.
Special meetings will be called by the president and advisor with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee or a majority vote of the members of the Surveying Society.
The offices of this organization will be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Committee. The offices of President, Vice-President, and Treasurer will be elected at the end of the spring semester of each year. The office of the Secretary and the two at-large Executive Committee members will be elected at the beginning of the fall semester each year.
In voting, a simple majority is all that is required to pass a motion.
The procedure for the installment of officers is as follows:
Members must be nominated or nominate themselves for an office and the nomination must be affirmed by another member.
If two or more members volunteer for an office, voting by secret, written, ballot will be held. A committee appointed by the president will administer the election.
Installment of the officers shall take place during the first or second meeting of the school year. Each term in office is for the duration of the school year.
New officers shall assume the duties of office immediately after installment.
If unable to fulfill the duties of their position, officers of this organization should resign so that the duties of the office can be carried on. Election procedures shall be utilized to fill the vacant position.
If a member holding a position graduates or otherwise becomes unavailable to continue their duties, an election shall be performed at the next meeting to fill the vacant position according to procedures set forth previously.
The Executive Committee of the club is advisory to the President and should consist of two elected members from the club members at-large and the Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and immediate Past-President.
The President shall preside at meetings with aid from the Executive Committee in the operation of the club.
The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in the President's absence.
The Secretary shall record the minutes of the meetings and be responsible for all correspondence.
The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all funds acquired and discharged by the organization.
The Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President if the President resigns from office. The vacated Vice-Presidency shall be filled at the earliest possible time by a special election.
The constitution may be amended by a simple majority vote of the members present at the meetings. Any meeting that has office elections or constitutional amendments must have its meeting time, location, and date posted in plain view for all members at least one week in advance of the meeting.
All members of the society should become student members of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors.