WOU ASCD Constitution

Article I: Name

The name of this organization shall be the Western Oregon University ASCD Student Chapter and shall be affiliated with ASCD in Alexandria, VA. This organization shall be a student chapter of ASCD.

Article II: Purpose
The purpose of this chapter shall be to promote future teachers’ professional growth and development by engaging them in professional opportunities that bridge preparation and practice and focus on the way educators learn teach, and lead.

Article III: Membership

Section 1: Eligibility
General membership is open to all students. A student is defined as an individual currently registered
for at least one course for credit with an institution. Student chapter members are required to
join ASCD at the reduced student chapter rate. Every member of the Club has the right to be free from discrimination inclusive of, but not limited to, the following areas: race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national ancestry, sex, age, and individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities.

Section 2: Dues
The student chapter-governing group shall determine annual dues for members.

Section 3: Privileges
Any member shall be entitled to vote, hold office, participate in discussions, and otherwise receive chapter benefits and materials.

Article IV: Governance

Section 1: Faculty Advisors
The student chapter shall have two faculty advisors who are the recognized liaison between
ASCD and the chapter. The faculty advisors shall be ASCD members.

Section 2: Student Leadership
Elections for all offices must be held in the spring before re-chartering may occur. Re-chartering must occur no later than the Friday of the eighth week of spring term.

The president of the chapter


The vice president


The secretary


The treasurer

The student organization representative

The webmaster

If any officer is unable to fulfill the duties of their position, it will be the job of the president to assign duties to other officers as necessary until the open position is filled.

Article V: Meetings

There shall be at least one general membership meeting a year. Meetings may be called at such times and places as the governing group may determine. Meetings may be called by written request of any five (5) members, provided all members are notified in advance of time, place, and purpose of meeting.

Article VI: Amendments

Upon recommendations by the governing group, this Constitution may be amended at any meeting
of the membership by vote of two-thirds of the members present, provided that notice of the meeting has been given previous to the time of voting.

Article VII: Assets on Dissolution

No part of the net income, revenue, and grants of the student chapter shall inure to any member or private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered in connection with one of more of the chapter’s purposes). No member or private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any parts of the assets of the chapter on its dissolution.
In the event of such dissolution, the Advisor in accordance with institution regulations shall transfer the chapter’s assets, after payment of debts and obligations. Upon dissolution, any funds within the ASWOU account will be returned to the ASWOU general fund. However for those funds in a WOU Foundation account, the Advisor will petition the Foundation for return of those funds to the parent organization.