CONSTITUTION OF OSU Hydrogen Club
Adopted 12/14/2007

Article I
Name
The name of this organization shall be the OSU Hydrogen Club

Article II
Purpose
The purposes of this association are:
1.    Raise awareness of hydrogen as a fuel both on campus and in the surrounding community.
2.    Consider all aspects of a hydrogen economy; production, transfer, storage, and consumption.
3.    Develop hydrogen-based projects.
4.    Outreach: presentations/demonstrations in local high schools. Invite participation from high school and undergraduate students.
5.    Foster interdisciplinary collaboration between individuals involved in all aspects of the hydrogen economy.

Article III
Members

Section 1.    All voting members and officers of OSU Hydrogen Club must be currently enrolled for at least 6 credits at Oregon State University and pay student fees.
Section 2.    Membership shall not be denied to any student on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.

Article IV
Officers
Section 1.    The officers of the association shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by the constitution and bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the association.
Section 2.    Officers shall be nominated in September of each year.  Election shall be by secret ballot and the candidates receiving the most votes shall be named to their respective offices.
Section 3.    Officers shall be elected to serve for one year or until their successors are elected, and their terms of office shall begin at the close of the meeting at which they are elected.
Section 4.    Vacancies in offices shall be filled by nomination and voting of a quorum of active members.
Section 5.    Officers shall have earned at least 6 credit hours in their most recently completed term. This requirement does not apply to first-term freshmen or first-term transfer students.
Section 6.    Officers shall be registered for at least 6 hours currently.
Section 7.    Officers shall not be on disciplinary probation.
Section 8.    Officers shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and not have been on probation  for the most recently completed term prior to the term of election.
Section 9.    A graduate student must pay student fees  and meet the same requirements as an undergraduate student with the exception that full time status shall be a minimum of 6 hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Article V
Meetings

Section 1.    Special meetings may be called by the President or the Executive Committee and shall be called upon the written request of the association.  The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the notice and three days' notice shall be given except in cases of emergency.
Section 2.    Fifty-one percent (51%) of the members of the association shall constitute a quorum.

Article VI
Relationship

OSU Hydrogen Club shall have no relationship or be controlled by any other local, state or national organization.

Article VII
Activities

The association shall hold regular business meetings consisting of journal clubs, host invited speakers on topics of interest , and facilitate projects and workshops related to all aspects of a hydrogen economy including production, transfer, storage, and consumption.

Article VIII
Committees

Section 1.    The Executive Committee shall include the officers of the association.  They shall supervise affairs of the association between its business meetings, make recommendations to the association and perform other duties as specified in the constitution and bylaws.  The Executive Committee shall be subject to the orders of the association and none of its actions shall conflict with actions taken by the association.
Section 2.    Other committees, standing or special, shall be appointed by the President as the association or the Executive Committee deems necessary to carry on the work of the association.

Article IX
Advisor

One or more advisors shall be elected each year in the same manner as the association's officers.  Responsibilities shall be those assigned by Oregon State University's Student Conduct Regulations.

Article X
Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the constitution, bylaws and special rules of order the association may adopt.

Article XI
Amendments

This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the association by two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.  All amendments must be approved by the Student Activities Committee.