Section 1. The name of this organization
shall be Wildlife Graduate Students Society (WiGSS).
Section 1. This organization was formed to
achieve the following objectives:
1. To unify the wildlife
graduate students and create a stronger connection between the students
2. To assist with the
ecology lecture series.
provide services and equipment for wildlife graduate students to assist
with research, course work, thesis writing, and thesis publication.
4. To provide services
and equipment that will benefit undergraduate students and other users of
the Wildlife and Fisheries Building.
5. To provide peer
support in terms of volunteer assistance with fieldwork, reviewing thesis
proposals or thesis drafts, or other needs.
6. To provide a forum
for addressing student concerns/frustrations, focusing strongly on working
together to develop solutions.
7. To engage in some type of community
involvement or philanthropic activities.
Section 1. This organization shall not be
affiliated with any other organization.
Section 1. Members of this organization must
be graduate students in the Department of Wildlife Management (Master of
Science in Natural Resources - Wildlife Option).
Section 2. Any person who meets the criteria
of ARTICLE IV, Section 1 may be a member of this organization.
Section 3. Voting membership is restricted
to matriculated, currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff at
Humboldt State University.
Section 4. Voting membership and all
officers must be matriculated, currently enrolled students, faculty, and
staff at Humboldt State University.
Section 5. Membership in the organization
will not be denied to anyone on the basis of race, religion, national
origin, age, sex, disability, veteran's status, or sexual orientation,
except as sanctioned by law (California Administrative Code, Title 5,
Section 41500; Educational Amendments of 1972, Title IX).
Section 1. The officers of this organization
shall be co-presidents (2), co-treasurers (2), and co- secretaries (2).
Term of office will be from the time of election until new officers take
office immediately following the next election.
Section 2. The organization will fill
vacancies that occur in any office by a special election.
Section 3. All officers of this organization
are matriculated, currently enrolled students at Humboldt State
Section 1. The co-presidents shall manage
all meetings, communicate with faculty, serve as official representatives
for the organization, and resolve conflict within the organization.
Section 2. The co-secretaries shall record
and distribute meeting minutes, maintain accurate records of all business
pertaining to the organization, draft official letters, facilitate
communication between sub-committees, prepare e-mail and address lists for
organization's members, and receive and tally election votes.
Section 3. Co-treasurers shall maintain
organization's budget, make quarterly financial reports to the membership,
establish and maintain bank account, collect and disburse funds as
directed by the organization, sign checks, and organize fundraisers.
Section 1. Nominations for officers shall be
made from the floor at a regular meeting. Elections will be made one week
following the nominations and announcement of election results will be
made at the next regular meeting.
Section 2. Elections shall take place in
October of Fall Semester each year.
Section 3. Members shall e-mail votes to one
co-secretary, who has been previously designated to receive votes.
Designation of the co-secretary will be made during nominations.
Section 4. Any member of the organization
shall be permitted to vote.
Section 5. Officers shall be elected by
Section 1. Installation of officers shall
occur at the regular meeting at which election results are announced.
Section 1. Regular meetings shall occur
twice per month and shall be held in Wildlife 142. Meeting times shall be
adjusted each semester so as to accommodate the largest number of
members. Committee meetings shall be held on an as-needed basis.
Locations and times of committee meetings will vary.
Section 2. Any member may call a special
meeting. No elections shall be held at special meetings.
Section 3. Special meetings shall be
announced to the membership by e-mail, one week prior to the meeting.
Meeting announcements will be made by one of the co-secretaries.
Section 4. A quorum shall be 10% of the
Section 5. The parliamentary authority of
this organization shall be Robert's Rules of Order.
Section 6. There are no attendance rules.
Section 1. Any member may recommend
committee formation. Any member may request to be a committee
chairperson. In the event that more than one person wishes to be the
chairperson of a particular committee, the chairperson will be decided by
Section 2. There are no regular or standing
committees at this time. Committees will typically have three or four
Section 1. No dues or fees shall be
collected by this organization at this time.
Section 1. Any member can originate an
amendment to this constitution.
Section 2. An amendment to this constitution
shall be read and discussed at two consecutive, regular meetings and
distributed to all members by e-mail. Voting on the amendment shall occur
at the next regular meeting.
Section 3. Votes of two-thirds of the total
membership of the organization are needed to adopt an amendment.
Section 4. The amendment becomes effective
immediately after the announcement of voting results is made by one of the
This constitution shall become the official
governing document of the Wildlife Graduate Students Society of Humboldt
State University, upon ratification by two-thirds majority vote of the
membership, approval and acceptance by the Club and Activities Coordinator
and Club Coordinating Council of Humboldt State University.
Constitution/bylaws adopted: 29 November