Student Honors Council
Monday, September 23, 1996
Tuesday, October 5, 1999
Article I. Name of the Organization
The name of the organization shall be the Student Honors Council.
Article II. Mission
The mission of the Student Honors Council is to enhance the honors students’ educational experience. To accomplish this, we will strive to increase enrollment in honors courses, promote interaction between honors students and the Jane Stephens Honors Program and propose improvements in the Stephens Honors Program.
Article III. Acquisition of Members
Section I. - Those students accepted into the Stephens Honors Program at Southeast Missouri State University and are actively enrolled in honors courses are eligible for membership on the Student Honors Council.
Section II. - There is a definite process by which members are selected to serve on the Student Honors Council.
Section III. - Once a member has been selected to the Student Honors Council, his/her term will last the duration of the student’s college career at Southeast Missouri State University.
Article IV. Officers
The Officers of the Student Honors Council shall be as follows: Chairperson or Co-Chairpersons, Secretary, Activities Chairperson, Honorable Mention Editor, Publicity Chairperson, Faculty Facilitator, Enrollment Chairperson, and Learning in Volunteerism (LIV) Liaison.
Article V. Duties and Responsibilities of Officers
Section I. - The responsibilities of the Chairperson shall be to conduct the meetings in an orderly fashion and act as the head representative for the Student Honors Council and the Stephens Honors Program.
Section II. - The Secretary has the responsibilities of recording the minutes of the meetings and typing up the agenda prior to the start of every meeting.
Section III. - The duties of the Activities Chairperson shall be to organize and plan the extracurricular activities and events for honors students and shall delegate responsibilities and duties relating to the planning of these events.
Section IV. - The Honorable Mention Editor shall have the main responsibility to edit and produce the honors newsletter, the Honorable Mention, and assign stories to other Council members.
Section V. - The Faculty Facilitator shall coordinate all communication between honors faculty and honors students.
Section VI. - The responsibilities of the Enrollment Chairperson shall be to organize all classroom visits by the Council members and to publish the upcoming honors course schedule.
Section VII. - The LIV representative serves as spokesperson for the LIV Committee and informs the Council on volunteer opportunities for honors students. The LIV Committee also coordinates the community service programs for the honors sections of UI 100.
Section VIII. - The Communications Chairperson will be responsible for contacting members of the Council in case of absence from meetings. The chair will also be responsible for notifying Council members of any changes or additional information not provided at the meeting. In the event that no Communications Chairperson is available, the Council Chairperson will assume this duty.
Section IX. - The Publicity Chairperson will be responsible for producing publicity for all events of the Student Honors Council.
Article VI. Elections
Section I. - Elections for the Student Honors Council Officers shall take place at the end of each semester. The new officers elected at this meeting shall begin their responsibilities and duties as officers at the start of the next semester.
Section II. - Any member of the Council is eligible for nomination as an officer.
Article VII. Meetings
The meetings of the Student Honors Council will be regular and set according to need for each semester.
Article VIII. Amendments
Amendments to the Constitution shall be declared adopted which are presented at two meetings and passed by a 2/3 vote of the Student Honors Council members present at the meeting.
Article IX. By-laws
By-laws may be adopted or amended by a majority vote of the regular members present at any meeting, providing that the By-laws are submitted in writing to the general membership at least one week in advance.