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The Constitution of

MIT CHILE _ Design and Technology

Article I: Purpose

The purpose of the MIT CHILE, Design and Technology is to foster knowledge exchange and promote the discussion on creativity and technology. Its primary objective is to become a platform to foster Chilean initiatives, favoring creative disciplines and technology development, through the cooperation between current students and alumni at MIT and in Chile. The aspirations of these initiatives are to contribute Chilean and cultural social progress through proposing proper and innovative educational and professional directions.

  • To expand research and professional experiences by promoting discussion of current and future developments.

  • To strengthen ties between MIT and Chilean institutions.

  • To promote and enhance public understanding of Chilean affairs.

  • To generate a platform to support the interaction between Chilean MIT students and Chilean MIT Alumni

Article II: Mission

Our mission is to cultivate and advance creative and technological disciplines, and its interdependent relationships. MIT is a worldwide leader on these topics, and the group, although based at MIT, will have an impact on the larger Chilean community resident (student) in Boston, and alumni in Chile.

Article III: Membership

  1. Any member of the MIT community is eligible to become a member of this organization. One is considered a member of this organization in any given academic term if he/she has attended at least one club activity and one meeting in the preceding or current term.

  2. The organization’s membership will at all times consist of at least five MIT students and be more than half MIT students.

  3. This organization will not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's Nondiscrimination Statement.

Article IV: Officers

  1. This organization will have [at a minimum]  three officers as members of the Board:

    1. President

      1. The president shall be the official representative of the group to any other organization and to MIT.

      2. The president will preside over all meetings.

    2. Treasurer

      1. The treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the group.

      2. The treasurer is required to sign all checks/vouchers of the group.

    3. Secretary

      1. The secretary is responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to the group.

      2. The secretary will be the main responsible to handle the communications between the Board, members and MIT community in general.

  1. All officers of this organization must be distinct persons and MIT students.

    1. To maintain a balanced agenda and guarantee a fair representation, all three Board members must not come all from the same school including members from one of the five different schools at MIT.

  2. Elections:

    1. Elections of President and Treasurer shall occur on February 15, every 2 years.

    2. Elections of Secretary shall occur on February 15, every year.

    3. Any member of this organization is eligible to run for office.

    4. Quorum for elections is two thirds of the group.

    5. Any member is elected if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.

    6. If more than two people are running and no one wins a majority, then the person with the fewest votes is dropped from the ballot and votes are recast.

    7. The term of office for the president runs from the first day of March till until the last day of February, two years later, in case of the President and Treasurer, and one year later in case of the Secretary.

  3. Removal: Officers may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members.

Article V: Meetings

  1. Meetings shall be held at least once a month

  2. Meetings shall be presided over by the president, unless he/she is absent, and in that case the Secretary shall preside.

  3. All decisions shall be made by a majority vote of all members present.

  4. Quorum for a meeting shall be one quarter of the members of the organization.

Article VI: Amendments

  1. Amendments shall be presented by any member of the organization.

  2. Amendments shall be passed by a two-thirds voted of the members present.

  3. Quorum for amending this constitution shall be two thirds of all members of the organization.

Article VII: ASA Governance Clause

MIT CHILE, Design and Technology agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the Association of Student Activities, and its executive board. This constitution, amendments to it, and the by-laws of this organization shall be subject to review by the ASA Executive Board to insure that they are in accordance with the aforementioned rules and regulations.

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