National Association Of Industrial Technology(NAIT)

Article I: NAME AND PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION

Section 1

The National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) is the professional association for technical management personnel, technology based organizations, and educational institutions, herein presiding at California State University, Fresno.

Section 2

The purposes of the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) provides students, in an Industrial Technology program, with an opportunity to develop their professional contacts.  Associates of this student chapter will gain a better insight into what the career they have selected is all about.

Section 3

This organization is recognized by California State University, Fresno and adheres to all regulations as set forth in the Handbook for Student Organizations and Use of Campus Facilities and Grounds.

 

Article II: REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP AND MEANS OF SELECTION OF MEMBERS

Section 1

Membership in this organization shall not be denied to any student of California State University, Fresno on the basis of race, creed, religion, gender, political affiliation, physical disability, sexual orientation or age

Section 2

There shall be two types of membership in the organization: Active and Non-active. Active members share the privilege of participating in voting activities, while non-active members are not permitted to partake in such events. Non-active members are, however, allowed to participate in all other organizational functions unless specifically stated otherwise by a majority.

Section 3

Voting membership is limited to regularly enrolled students at California State University, Fresno.

Section 4

Voting privileges may be denied to any member who fails to attend more than three regularly scheduled meetings, without documented notification, to an elected officer or advisor, prior to his/her absenteeism.

Section 5

Any member may be suspended or expelled from the organization for conduct obviously contrary to the Constitution of NAIT or for conduct which grossly impairs the rights of the members to enjoy the benefits of the organization. The alleged offense must be in writing and submitted by a member. After the alleged offense has been submitted to the organization, the accused member shall have a right to a hearing before the organization at a regular meeting and may be suspended or expelled only upon the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the voting members present. The accused member has the right to appeal an adverse decision at a regular meeting, and the accused member shall be reinstated the next functioning semester, unless the suspension or expulsion is again approved by three-fourths vote.

Section 6

Any member removed by such a vote may file a grievance with the University Student Grievance Board by contacting the Dean of Student Affairs Office. A member of the Dean's staff will review the procedures with the student.

 

Article III OFFICERS

Section 1

The elected officers of the organization shall be the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Webmaster and others as deemed necessary.

Section 2:

Powers and Duties of Officers

a) The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization. He/She shall be the official spokesperson of the organization, representing the policies views, and opinions of the organization in its relations with the campus and community at large. He/She shall have such further powers and duties as may be prescribed by the organization.  

b) The Vice-President shall preside at organization meetings in the absence of the President. He/She shall perform all legal duties assigned by the President. He/She shall notify all members of the organization meetings.

c) The Treasurer shall handle all financial affairs and budgeting of the organization, maintaining all necessary accounting records. Said records shall be maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. He/She shall maintain bank accounts in the organization's name, requiring signatures of both the Treasurer and President for authorized disbursements. All disbursements in excess of $50.00 require the majority approval of the organization.

d) The Secretary shall take minutes at all meetings of the organization, keep these on file, and submit required copies to all organization members. He/She shall be responsible for all organization correspondence and shall keep copies thereof on file. He/She shall also act as historian and shall maintain all records of the organization.

Section 3

Qualifications necessary to hold office in this organization are as follows:

a) Must have been a voting member of the organization for a minimum of one semester.

b) Must be carrying a minimum of 6 units* a semester with a cumulative account of 12 units enrolled in the Industrial Technology department at California State University, Fresno and have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.0.

Section 4

Petition by 51% of the active (voting) members shall be cause for recall election. The offense must be in writing and submitted by a member.   After the offense has been submitted to the organization, the accused officer shall have at least 48 hours before the hearing. A recall election shall be held at the next regular business meeting after the presentation of the recall petition and shall be conducted as a special election. Recall will require a favorable vote of three-fourths of the voting membership in attendance.

Section 5

In the event that an elected officer is unable to fulfill his/her term of office, there shall be a special election to fill the vacancy. Any eligible member, including those already holding office, may be nominated for a vacant office.

 

Article IV MEETINGS

Section 1

Regular meetings shall be scheduled at least bi-monthly during the academic year.

Section 2

Special meetings may be called by 50% + 1 of elected officers (i.e. President, Treasurer, etc.) or by 5% of the voting members of the organization.  All members must be given a minimum of 24 hours notice, weekends and holidays excluded, prior to the meeting time.

Section 3

Business cannot be conducted unless a quorum of the membership is present. A quorum for this organization is defined as 50% + 1 of the voting membership.

 

Article V ELECTIONS

Section 1

Officers are elected once a year. Elections are held at the end of each spring semester and shall take place at a regularly scheduled meeting of the organization at which a quorum is present.

Section 2

At least one week's notice shall be provided for any meeting at which an election is to be held.

 

Article VI ADVISORS

Section 1

An individual employed on a more than half-time basis by California State University, Fresno will serve as advisor to this organization as required by University guidelines.

Article VII DUES

Section 1 This organization has the ability to assess the membership. Assessments shall be determined by a quorum of the membership annually at a regularly scheduled meeting.

 

Article VIII METHOD TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION

Section 1

Proposed constitutional amendments or changes shall be presented to the organization, in writing, one meeting before it may be voted on.

Section 2

Approval by two-thirds of the voting members present at a regular meeting shall pass a proposed change. The change shall be put into effect immediately unless otherwise stipulated in the amendment.

Section 3

A copy of any alteration to this document must be filed in the Student Activities Office at California State University, Fresno.

 

Article IX DISBURSAL OF ORGANIZATION ASSETS

Section 1 In the event that NAIT should become defunct, all assets will be turned over to the California State University, Fresno chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau.

 

Article X STATEMENT OF AFFILIATION

Section 1

This organization is currently not affiliated with any other national organization.

 

Article XI RULES OF ORDER

Section 1

The National Association of Industrial Technology accepts "Robert's Rules of Order" (newly revised) as its rules of order.

Section 2

Any issue not directly spoken to in this document will be resolved by referring to the Rules of Order.

*Graduate students need only current enrollment to qualify.

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