Article I :
The purpose of the Filipino
Students Association is to promote Filipino culture and
Article II : Membership
- Any member of the MIT
community is eligible to become a member of this
- The membership of this
organization will at all times contain at least 5 MIT
students and be more than half MIT students.
- This organization will
not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in
MIT's NonDiscrimination Statement.
- If this organization
charges any monetary dues, there will be exceptions made
for students that cannot afford these dues.
Article III : Officers
will have a minimum of two officers:
- The president shall
be the official representative of the group to any
other organization and to MIT.
- The president will
preside over all meetings.
- The president is
responsible for determining when meetings are and
publicizing this to the group.
- The President must be an MIT student.
- The treasurer shall
be responsible for the finances of the group.
- The treasurer is
required to sign all checks/vouchers of the group.
- The treasurer must be distinct from the President.
- The treasurer must be an MIT student.
- The vice-president
shall preside over meetings when the president is
unable to do so.
- Elections of officers
shall occur during the Spring term on or before May 15.
- Any member of this
organization is eligble to run for office.
- 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 May 31.
Removal : 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 he is absent, and in that case
the vice-president shall preside.
- All decisions shall be made by a
majority vote of all members present.
- Quorum for a meeting shall be
one quarter of 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
consitution shall be one third of all members of the
Article VI : ASA God Clause
The Filipino Students
Association agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of
the Association of Student Activities, and its executive
board. This constituion, 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.