The name of the Organization
shall be the OHIO University (India)
The purpose of the Society shall
be to aid and promote the general welfare of the OHIO University Alumni in India in order to achieve the goals of
the Alumni Association and to promote and facilitate the active involvement of
alumni and friends of the OHIO
University (India) Alumni Society.
Article II- Affiliation
The OHIO University (India) Alumni Society is an official constituency
of the Ohio University Alumni Association.
Article III - Membership
Membership in the Society is open
to all alumni and friends of the OHIO
University.Membership will not
exclude any alumni or friends who are affiliated or associated with the OHIO University.
Ohio University Alumni are those
persons who have completed one (1) year of participation with the OHIO University Programs.
Friends are those persons,
agencies, and organizations that have demonstrated an interest in the general
welfare of the OHIO University (India)
Article IV – Board of
The affairs of the Society shall
be managed by a Board of Directors, a majority of whom shall be alumni of the OHIO University India MBA Program, all
of whom shall be regular members in good standing of this society and
representative of all eras of the OHIO
University India MBA Program.
The number of Directors, terms of
office, and manner in which they are elected shall be set forth in the Bylaws.
The powers and duties of the
Board of Directors shall include the powers and duties normally enjoyed by the
Board of Directors of similar organizations; provided, however, the powers and
duties are in accordance with the policies and regulations of Ohio University
and the Ohio University Alumni Association; and, in addition to the powers and
duties set forth in the Bylaws.
Article V –
There shall be at least four
scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors held annually at such time and
place as may be determined by the Executive Committee; two may be a conference
call.The spring meeting is designated as the Annual Meeting.Notice of the date, time, and place of each
meeting shall be given to the members at least (60) days prior to the meeting.
A report of the Annual Meeting
shall be submitted to the Executive Director, Ohio University Alumni
Association or their designee by the Society Executive Committee and shall
include accomplishments from the previous year and the plans for the future.
Article VI –
This Constitution may be amended
or repealed at any meeting of the Board of Directors, by a favorable vote of
two-thirds (2/3) of the board members present.
Article VII –
Roberts Rules of Order shall be the
governing parliamentary procedure of the Society.
Article VIII – Meetings
Meetings of the Board of
Directors shall be the governing parliamentary procedures of the Society.
Special meetings may be called by
the Executive Committee or by and five (5) members of the Board of
Directors.Notice of special meetings
will be given to each member of the Board of Directors ten (10) days in advance
of the meeting and shall include the purpose and the location of the meeting.
Board committees may call
supplemental meetings throughout the year at their discretion.
Article IX – Board of
The initial Board of Directors
shall be elected by the organization’s Steering Committee.
The Board of Directors shall
number eleven (11) elected directors, six (6) shall each be elected for a term
of three (3) years, and five (5) shall be elected for a term of two (2) year
and/or until the qualification and election of their successors.Terms of the directors shall be staggered so
that no more than one-third (1/3) of the members shall change in any one (1)
year.The Director of the campus
society or Dean of the College his/her appointed representative shall serve
as a non-voting advisor to the society.
Directors are selected as
All directors shall be nominated and elected from
regular membership. Nominations may be made by alumni and friends of OHIO University (India) Alumni Society.
Directors shall be nominated and approved by the
Board of Directors in accordance with Article IV of the Constitution.
No director who has held office for two (2) full
terms or six (6) consecutive years shall be eligible for a third term for
at least one (1) year with the exception of the person serving as
President who shall be allowed to serve as immediate Past President the
following year with the understanding that the subsequent year would be
the rotational year of the board.
The immediate Past President of the Society shall
automatically be a member of the Board of Directors for two (2) years.
Officers of the Society, as defined by Article III of
the Bylaws, shall be members of the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director of Ohio University Alumni
Relations or his/her designated appointee shall be advisor to the Board of
The officers of
the Society shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Immediate Past
President. The officer’s term shall be two (2) years. The officers shall be
elected by the Board of Directors or from within the Board of Directors at the
The President or his/her designee shall preside at
all meetings of the Society or its Directors, appoint committees, and serve as
member thereof for two (2) years. The President shall exercise all powers and
perform all responsibilities delegated by the Board of Directors.
Vice President shall perform such duties assigned by the President and Bylaws
shall be vested with all of the powers and responsibilities of the President
during the absence or disability of the President.The Vice President is Chairman of the Nominations Committee for
the Board of Directors.
Secretary shall be responsible for keeping official minutes, records of votes,
resolutions, and proceedings for the Society and its Board of Directors.This information shall be forwarded to the
Executive Director of the Ohio University Alumni Association or his/her
Immediate Past President shall serve as a voting member of the Board of
Directors and member of the Executive Committee.The immediate Past President shall preside meetings in the
absence of the President or Vice President.
President shall have the authority to fill, by appointment, vacancies in the
office(s) of Vice President or Secretary on an interim basis until the next
regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.
of Directors shall have the power to create from time to time such committees,
standing or special, and to give them such powers and authority, as it shall
deem best, and to revoke their appointment.
committees shall include, but not limited to the Executive Committee,
Alumni/Student Committee, Nominations Committee, and Planning and Networking
Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Board of Directors.
Alumni/Student Recognition Committee shall consider and recommend to the Board
of Directors awards, scholarships and honors to be issued by the society and
Nominations Committee shall consist of not less than three (3) members
appointed by the President. The committee shall be responsible for submitting a
slate of nominations for the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting.
Planning and Networking Committee shall identify means to enhance the
activities of the Society and provide for improved effectiveness in achieving
participation, financial support, and loyalty.
following criteria shall be used for selection of the nominees:
must be willing to provide faithful service to Ohio University
must have the ability and dedication to attend all meetings of the Board of
Directors. Missing three (3) meetings during one term may result in the board
member being replaced.
must be a credit to Ohio University.
must promote and assist in the implementation of all Society programs approved
and sponsored by the Board of Directors.
must conform to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society.
– Special Committees
Committees or ad hoc committees may be established at the discretion of the
President or by majority vote of the Board of Directors.
– Alumni Mailing List
University has charged the Office of Alumni/Development Records with the
responsibility of maintaining official alumni records.Separate alumni mailing lists shall be for
selected programs or events.Address or record changes received by the
Society shall be forwarded to the Offices of Alumni Relations and Development.
– Fund Raising
accordance with established university policy, the Society shall not plan,
organize, or conduct and fundraising activities without approval of the Office
of Directors shall appoint at the Annual Meeting an undergraduate or graduate
student enrolled in the OHIO University
India MBA Program(college or society) as a non-voting member of the
Board of Directors.The Director or
Dean of the OHIO University India
MBA Program will nominate this student.
Historian shall be appointed by the President and shall be responsible for
gathering, cataloging and maintaining any such artifacts owned by, or on loan
to, the Society.
These Bylaws may be amended or
replaced at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors by the affirmative
vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the number of members in attendance at the meeting,
with the exception of the Bylaws, or Sections thereof, which are included in
accordance with policies and regulations of Ohio University, OHIO University (India) Alumni Society
and/or the Ohio University Alumni Association, which shall be amended or
repealed by the respective authorizing institution.
The chapter would provide alumni with an opportunity to continue a connection to
Ohio University though means of an organized group. The Chapter would also plan
activities for alumni and assist in keeping communication
links open by updating addresses and information on graduates.
who are established in their careers and corporations can provide other alumni
with guidance and support in their search for career growth. Alumni can also
provide students with externships and internships.
The chapter networks provide a social framework for alumni. The Ohio University
experience provides a common bond from which to develop relationships.
involvement at the community level enhances public relations while giving the
opportunity to get persons involved that would not ordinarily participate. Making a difference within the community
changes what often may be purely social programming into meaningful
involvement, with high returns for Ohio University in the recognition of local
alumni as community leaders.
networks support the University when they are involved with the student
recruitment process. Alumni help identify top prospects throughout the country
and attract them to campus. Alumni also represent the University by
participating in the Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network (VAAN) and become an
integral part of the University’s recruitment process.
for Higher Education
The chapter would help the university reach its goal of public support for and
financial commitment to higher education by encouraging alumni involvement and
personal contact with legislative representatives. Alumni can influence crucial