Constitution & By-Laws

Article I: Name & Purpose

A: Name - Open-Source @ Illinois

B: Purpose: The RSO Open-Source @ Illinois serves to:

As outlined in the University of Illinois Student Code, Open-Source @ Illinois will:

Article II: Membership

A: Eligibility - Membership shall be restricted to currently enrolled students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus.

B: Participation- Every board member is expected be a professional ambassador and to take a participatory role with Official Open-Source @ Illinois business including, but not limited to the following:

C: Responsibility

D: Violation Procedures - To be an active and productive member of Open-Source @ Illinois is crucial to the success of the organization and as such; any violation or disruption to that productivity or not actively helping to promote Open-Source @ Illinois will result in the following:

  1. Repeated occurrences of unproductive disruption during meetings and/or being disruptive to operations in official communication channels will lead to muting in the communication channels and/or temporary suspension of ability to attend or participate in Open-Source at Illinois socials, gatherings, and meetings. This will be considered by at least 80% of the officers.
  2. Repeated suspension may lead to banishment from the RSO, at the unanimous discretion of the officers.

Article III: Officers

A: Officers- The Officers of Open-Source @ Illinois shall be a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, & Membership Chair

B: Eligibility - Officers must be the following:

C: Election - The officers shall be elected by ballot at the last meeting of the spring semester by a majority of a vote cast for that office.

D: Term - The officers shall serve for two semesters and their term of office and will begin at the commencement of the fall semester.

E: Vacancy- If a vacancy occurs in the office of the President, the Vice-President shall assume the office for the remainder of the term and vacancies of the Vice-President position shall be filled by special election.

Article IV: Duties of Officers

A: Chair - It shall be the duty of the President to:

B: Vice-President - It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to:

C: Secretary - It shall be the duty of the Secretary to:

D: Treasurer - It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to:

E: Membership Chair - It shall be the duty of the Membership Chair to:

Article V: Open-Source @ Illinois Meetings

A: Meeting types. Open-Source @ Illinois will host two types of meetings:

B: Quorum - A quorum shall consist of three officers of the Open-Source @ Illinois membership.

Article VI: Advisor

A: Selection - At least 80% of the Executive Board must vote in favor of a new advisor, and at least 60% of the Executive Board must vote in favor of leaving the current advisor. This will occur on a yearly basis.

B: Duties - The responsibilities of the advisor shall be to:

Article IX: Amendments

A: Selection - These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the board.

B: Notice - All members shall receive advance notice of the proposed amendment at least five (5) days before the meeting.