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The Korean Graduate Student Association (KGSA) helps all Korean graduate students to settle down and live better lives in Stevens. We performs the duties of increasing the activity of Korean graduate students and the fraternity between Korean Graduate students and other graduate students, benefits the endeavor for professional development, cultural exchange to give back Stevens Institute of Technology, social activity among the members of KGSA, and contribution for development of this organization.

 

The Constitution of Korean Graduate Students Association

Chapter I. ( General Rules )

Article 1. ( Designation )

This association is designated as " Korean Graduate Students Association at Stevens Institute of Technology " (below, abbr. KGSA ).

Article 2. ( Purpose )

The KGSA performs the duties of increasing the activity of Korean graduate students and the fraternity between Korean Graduate students and other graduate students, benefits the endeavor for professional development, cultural exchange to give back Stevens Institute of Technology, social activity among the members of KGSA, and contribution for development of this organization.

Article 3. ( Location )

The KGSA is located at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

Chapter II. ( Members )

Article 4. ( Activity & Enterprise )

The KGSA performs the following activities and enterprises by according to Article 2.
1) KGSA will hold regular meetings not less than two times per semester.

2) Professional development program including Career Symposium and Technical Seminar ( CSTS ) will be provided.

3) To build community within KGSA, recreational sporting program will be offered.

Article 5. ( Members )

The members of KGSA are constituted as the Korean graduate students and open to all graduate students at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Article 6.( Rights and Duties )

The members of KGSA have the rights to speak, decide, vote independently. Also the members should have the necessary duties for the accomplishment of this organization's purposes.

Chapter III. ( Board )

Article 7. ( Organization )

For the performance of this KGSA, KGSA has the following administration committee members and constitutions. The tenure of all staffs is I year.

1) President - one person: President performs and conducts all affairs of KGSA, coordinates next year? election.
2) Vice-President - one(two) person(s) : Vice-President conducts all the activities and enterprises of KGSA, also executes as proxy at the time of accident of president.
3) Secretary - one person: Secretary takes charge of documents and records including all votes and changes to constitution.
4) Treasurer - one person: Treasurer takes care of financial affairs of KGSA including submitting budget requests, processing requests, depositing income.
5) For the activities and enterprises, the KGSA has the following committees.
(1) Career Symposium and Technical Seminar Committee ( CSTS )
(2) Fellowship Committee.

Article 8. ( Election / Removal of committee member )
In April, election is held for new President by the individual vote of members.
1) New President should get more than 51% vote by the attendance of more than 2/3 of the members.
2) President can appoint committee members with the agreement of members.
3) All committee members should have good academic standing.
4) The special vote for removal of committee member can be held from the request of member(s). The committee member can have time to defend him(her)self before the vote. He (she) will be removed by 51% of vote by the attendance of more than 2/3 of the members.
2) President can appoint committee members with the agreement of members.

Chapter IV. ( Council )

Article 9. ( Assembly )

The KGSA has the following assembly.
1) General meeting is held two times per semester.
2) Special meeting can be held by the special request of the president or by the decision of the officer's committee or by the request of more than 1/3 of the members.
3) For Career Symposium and Technical Seminar ( CSTS ), Administration Committee should work with Career Services and have weekly meetings from January first week to February last week to establish the budget to manage the CSTS.

Chapter V. ( Finance )

Article 10. ( Finance )

Any fundraising would follow Student Life rules.

Chapter VI. ( Bylaws )

Article 11.

The KGSA should have the following materials.
1) Constitution.
2) Membership list.
3) Assembly records.
4) Monetary reference.
5) Other necessary subsidiary books.

Article 12.
This constitution has effectiveness after the approval date.

(Approval date: April 19 2010)