Constitution

Our constitution serves as the guiding document for the MHA Community Stewardship Initiative Student Group.

  1. The official name of the registered student organization shall be MHA Community Stewardship Initiative.
  2. The organization shall operate as a non-profit organization.
  3. The student organization will comply with all University of Minnesota policies and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  1. The organization will not discriminate against any potential member based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
  2. Membership is open to all individuals currently enrolled as students in the full-time Master of Healthcare Administration Program, as well as those enrolled as students in the Executive Master of Healthcare Administration Program.
  3. Any member/officer may be impeached for misconduct (i.e., failure to perform duties, personal behavior detrimental to the organization, misuse of funds, etc…). In the event of an impending impeachment, the member/officer shall be given a seven-day notice and an opportunity to defend himself/herself. A majority vote is necessary for an impeachment.
  4. Any committee member who is absent for two or more official meetings without offering prior notice to the chair-elect will have his/her membership with the CSI committee terminated.
  5. Members must be students at the University of Minnesota.
  1. A majority vote of 50% plus one is required for the passing of an official vote.
  2. The chair-elect is barred from casting an official vote except in the event of a tie. The chair-elect is eligible to vote in all official votes
  1. A regular meeting of the Community Stewardship Initiative Committee shall take place no less than once per month during the academic school year.
  2. In order to conduct official business of the organization, a quorum must be present.
  3. A quorum is represented by ⅔ attendance of CSI officers and 50% plus one of the remaining voting membership.

Project Managers

  1. To work with chosen organizations directly to set up community service events. The process of setting up a CSI event must follow the project manager guidelines and schedule.
  2. To educate Master of Healthcare Administration students and faculty regarding his/her topic.
  3. To effectively communicate with the Community Stewardship Initiative Committee, officers, and chair-elect.
  4. To attend, be adequately prepared for, and actively participate in monthly meetings.

Committee Members

  1. To pursue leadership opportunities within the scope of the MHA Community Stewardship Initiative.
  2. To be a source of information regarding community service for master of healthcare administration students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  3. To attend, be adequately prepared for, and actively participate in committee meetings.
  1. All officers must be currently enrolled students at the University of Minnesota and registered for at least six credits. Exceptions to this requirement are permitted for graduate students upon receipt of a letter from the Program Director of the student’s department certifying that the student is actively pursuing a degree.
  2. The officers of the organization shall consist of Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Marketing Manager, and Public Relations Manager from both the first- and second-year classes.
  3. The Chair-Elect is elected by the first-year Master of Healthcare Administration full-time class.
  4. The Chair-Elect is elected as a two-year position.
  5. The Treasurer, Marketing Manager, Secretary, and Public Relations Manager officer positions are one-year in duration and are nominated and voted on at the beginning of the school year.
  6. Project managers are not considered official officers of the Community Stewardship Initiative.
  7. The duties and responsibilities of the respective officers shall be:
    1. Chair-Elect
      1. Responsible for directing the implementation of the Community Stewardship Initiative.
      2. Responsible for organizing and conducting the regular meeting of the Community Stewardship Initiative Committee.
      3. Responsible for oversight of community service projects set up by Project Managers.
    2. Secretary
      1. Responsible for taking the official notes at committee meetings.
      2. Responsible for disseminating the official notes of committee meetings to the entire Community Stewardship Initiative Committee.
      3. Responsible for maintaining the official roster of Community Stewardship Initiative Committee members.
      4. Responsible for maintaining the official roster of organizations and contact persons involved with the Community Stewardship Initiative for that academic year.
      5. Responsible for maintaining the Community Stewardship Initiative Repository of volunteer opportunities.
    3. Treasurer
      1. Responsible for maintaining oversight of the Community Stewardship Initiative Fund.
      2. Responsible for all communication with involved bank or financial institution regarding the Community Stewardship Initiative Fund.
      3. Responsible for the safekeeping of any budget receipts once received.
      4. Responsible for the safekeeping of any fund-related materials administered to the Community Stewardship Initiative by a bank or financial institution such as bank cards, financial statements, etc…
    4. Marketing Manager
      1. Responsible for developing logos, advertisements, and other relevant marketing materials related to the Community Stewardship Initiative’s branding.
    5. Public Relations Manager
      1. Responsible for conducting communication with entities external to the Community Stewardship Initiative Committee.
      2. Responsible for making changes and updates to the Community Stewardship Initiative website.
  1. The current Director of the Master of Healthcare Administration Program: Dr. Jean Abraham.
  2. An Alumni Mentor: Lowell Kruse.
  3. A staff/faculty advisor: Mona Rath.
  1. The organization shall be prohibited from providing monetary gain, incidentally or otherwise, to its directors or membership.
  2. Use of funds received by the organization will be restricted to community service projects only. The Community Stewardship Initiative is prohibited from abusing funds in the pursuit of personal interests outside of officially sanctioned activities.
  3. In the event of dissolution of the organization, residual assets shall be distributed to the Master of Healthcare Administration program as deemed appropriate by the membership at the time, and the Advisory Council. This allocation must take place within the spirit of civic engagement and reflect the best interest of the population which the Community Stewardship Initiative was established to serve.
  1. Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by any member of the organization. Such proposals shall be submitted in writing to the official officers of the organization for a first reading to the membership at the regular meeting prior to the meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be voted on.
  2. Proposed amendment shall be submitted to a vote of the members providing a quorum is present. A ⅔ majority vote in favor shall be required for thee adoption of such amendments.
  1. Dissolution of the Community Stewardship Initiative requires an official vote consisting of 100% consensus of the current membership.
  2. In the event of dissolution, residual assets must be allocated as indicated in Article VIII.
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