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Constitution of the International Student Association (ISA)

Article I

Name
The name of the organization is the DePauw University International Student Association,
hereafter referred to as the ISA.

Article II

Mission
The Mission of the International Students Association is to enlighten DePauw’s campus on the
different cultures of the world by providing an atmosphere for learning and interaction among
international and American students. The ISA also seeks to help international students acclimate to the DePauw culture and American life in general.

Article III

Structure
The ISA shall be comprised of the executive board and general members.

1. The Executive Board
The composition of the Executive Board shall be:
- President
- Vice President
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- Public Relations Officer

2. The General Members
Membership is welcome to all the general meetings.

Article IV

Responsibilities of the executive board

Attendance
Each officer shall attend all Executive Board and General Meetings unless excused prior to a
given meeting.

Duties and Responsibilities

President
- Presides over meetings of the ISA, the Executive Board and General Meetings.
- Prepares an agenda for each meeting.
- Is ultimately responsible for the planning and programming ISA events.

- Must attend all ISA executive meetings, general meetings, programs and events unless excused prior to a given meeting.

Vice President
- Attends student congress and is responsible for appointing a representative in his place.
- Presides over general meetings in the absence of the president.
- Presides over executive meetings in the absence of the president.
- Corresponds with other groups and associations (especially those that require financial
assistance).
- Must attend all ISA executive meetings, general meetings, programs and events unless
excused prior to a given meeting.

Secretary
- Takes minutes at all exec meetings.
- Takes minutes at all general meetings.
- Takes attendance at all exec meetings.
- Takes attendance at all general meetings.
- Holds annual elections.
- Must attend all ISA executive meetings, general meetings, programs and events unless
excused prior to a given meeting.

Treasurer
- Takes charge of all financial issues pertaining to the ISA.
- Prepares a budget each semester and presents it to the allocations board.
- Prepares a budget for all ISA events and Programs than require funds.
- Prepares and submits event by event request forms.
- Must attend all ISA executive meetings, general meetings, programs and events unless
excused prior to a given meeting.

Public Relations Officer
- Sends out emails to the general membership of ISA
- Sends out emails to remind members of general meetings
- Sends out emails to remind members of upcoming ISA events
- Fully communicates and advertises ISA activities to the campus by creating posters and
flyers for ISA events.
- Helps historian maintain the web-site.
- Must attend all ISA executive meetings, general meetings, programs and events unless
excused prior to a given meeting.

Article V

Finances and Appropriations
The ISA shall receive a set amount of money as determined by the Student Congress. The
Treasurer shall be responsible for the budgeting of the said money.

Article VI

Order of Business
Meetings shall be conducted informally. The ISA shall convene at the day and time designated
by the Executive Board. The Executive Board meeting shall convene at the day and time
designated by the Executive Board.

Elections
Each member should be present at a minimum of three meetings over the course of the year to be eligible to vote and/or stand for an office during elections.

Yearly elections for the five offices shall be held in the middle of a spring semester. All office
bearers shall be elected by popular vote and secret ballot.

Term of service
Each member of the executive board is expected to serve one academic year on the executive
board starting fall semester. If an executive board member decides to resign, he/she must give a two-week notice to the executive board.

This Constitution shall go into effect upon unanimous ratification by the Executive Board.