The Constitution of Engineering Systems Division Student Society (ESS)
Article I: Purpose
The purpose of the Engineering Systems
Division Student Society (ESS) is to foster and promote academic and social
community among the students of the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. ESS will serve the ESD student
community by planning events, assisting with orientation and mentoring for new
students, and helping to link students with department faculty and the policy
Article II: Membership
- Any PhD student in ESD is
eligible to become a member of this organization and is a member by
default while enrolled in the ESD PhD program. Other graduate students at
MIT may be eligible to participate as decided upon by the ESS leadership
- The organizationŐs membership will
at all times consist of at least 5 MIT students and typically all students
- This organization will not
discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's Nondiscrimination
- If this organization charges
any monetary dues, there will be exceptions made for students that cannot
afford these dues.
Article III: Officers
- This organization will have at
a minimum two officers:
president shall be the official representative of the group to any other
organization and to MIT.
president will preside over all meetings.
president is responsible for determining when meetings are and
publicizing this to the group.
treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the group.
treasurer is required to sign all checks/vouchers of the group.
- Other officers will hold chair
positions that are program based.
These may include
- Research and
- Social and
events and outreach
to GSC and interdepartmental liaison
- All officers of this
organization must be distinct persons and MIT students.
- Elections of
officers shall occur during the spring semester by June of each year.
- Any member
of this organization is eligible to run for office.
- Quorum for
elections is 10% of the group.
- Any member
is elected if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.
- If more than
two people are running and no one wins a majority, then the person with
the fewest votes is dropped from the ballot and votes are recast.
- The term of
office runs from June 1 till until June 1.
Officers may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members.
Article IV: Meetings
- Meetings shall be held at least
- Meetings shall be presided over
by the president, unless she is absent, and in that case the treasurer or
another officer shall preside.
- All decisions shall be made by
a majority vote of all members present.
- Quorum for a meeting shall be 10%
the members of the organization.
Article V: Amendments
- Amendments shall be presented
by any member of the organization.
- Amendments shall be passed by a
two-thirds voted of the members present.
- Quorum for amending this
constitution shall be one-third of all members of the organization.
Article VI: ASA Governance Clause
The ESD Student society agrees to abide
by the rules and regulations of the Association of Student Activities, and its
executive board. This constitution, amendments to it, and the by-laws of this
organization shall be subject to review by the ASA Executive Board to insure
that they are in accordance with the aforementioned rules and regulations.