We the brothers of the Tiger Athletic Club, in order to support Hampden-Sydney Athletics, to provide for diverse social and educational activities, and to enhance community involvement, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
Article I: Statement of Purpose
a. We shall seek to further support athletics and to unify the student body around sporting events.
b. We shall strive to provide the student body with diverse social and educational activities.
c. We shall engage in community service activities and further promote leadership on campus.
Article II: Membership
a. Any member of the Hampden-Sydney College student body who wishes to actively support athletics may become a member. Membership is not strictly limited to athletes; non-athletes are welcomed and encouraged.
b. Once admitted to the club, members are fully expected to check their e-mails weekly for information regarding athletic updates and club events.
c. The club will have an active official advisor, who must be a Hampden-Sydney College faculty or administrative staff member.
Article III: Executive Committee
Section 1: Duties and Eligibility
The president shall be responsible for presiding over meetings and representing the club at official functions. The president must distribute responsibilities across his officers in order to efficiently complete the task at hand. To be eligible for the office, a student must be an active member for two years prior to the election.
The Vice President shall perform the duties of the president in case of the President's absence, removal, or resignation from office. To be eligible for the office, a student must be an active member for on year prior to the election.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining the club funds and preparing the annual budget request for the Student Finance Board. Although not required, it is highly recommended that the Treasurer has proven to be efficient in math and economics. To be eligible for the office, a student must be an active member for one year prior to the election.
The Secretary shall maintain the club roster and is responsible for all club mailings. Although not required, it is highly recommended that the Secretary has proven to be efficient in rhetoric. To eligible for the office, a student must be an active member for one year prior to the election.
Section 2: Selection and Removal of Officers
a. Officers shall be nominated from the floor by those members present and on good standing. Members in good standing are those who have attended at least on meeting prior to the nomination, have paid their dues, and are registered with the Secretary as a member of the club.
b.Officers shall be selected by a majority of active members present and in good standing. No proxies will be accepted in any election.
c.New officers shall assume office immediately following the end of the school year. Former officers are expected to meet with the new officers in order to keep things running efficiently going into the next year.
d. Any officer can be removed from office be consent of two-thirds of all active members present and in good standing upon the day of vote.
Section 3: Oath of Office
Before an officer enters on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of (state the name of the office), and will to the best of my ability preserve the vision of the founders of the Tiger Athletic Club and the mission of Hampden-Sydney College."
Article IV: Meetings
a. The club will hold regular meeting not less than once a month while school is in session. Meetings may also be held at the call of the President or Executive Committee.
b. Reasonable notice of a regular meeting shall be give to all members.
c. Any member who is absent to a number of meetings the Executive Committee deems unreasonable may be stripped of membership.
Article V: Finance
The Executive Committee may set a reasonable fee for membership that shall be collected annually or biannually from each member.
b. Fund-raising events are encouraged by the membership and each member is expected to assist as possible.
Article VI: Amendments
Amendments to this Constitution may be adopted upon an affirmative vote of two-thirds of those members present; however, no such amendments shall go into effect without the approval of the Executive Committee. In case of a Constitutional crisis, a Constitutional convention may be assembled, which shall be comprised of any and all members in good standing. There must be a three-fourths vote of a quorum of members in order for any Constitutional change to take effect.