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 Last Updated:
 March 4, 2006


 Pinoy Ako!



  The Constitution of Filipino Students Association  
  Article I : Purpose
  The purpose of the Filipino Students Association is to promote Filipino culture and Filipino unity.
  Article II : Membership
  1. Any member of the MIT community is eligible to become a member of this organization.
  2. The membership of this organization will at all times contain at least 5 MIT students and be more than half MIT students.
  3. This organization will not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's NonDiscrimination Statement.
  4. 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 a minimum of two officers:
  1. President
    1. The president shall be the official representative of the group to any other organization and to MIT.
    2. The president will preside over all meetings.
    3. The president is responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to the group.
    4. The President must be an MIT student.
  2. Treasurer
    1. The treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the group.
    2. The treasurer is required to sign all checks/vouchers of the group.
    3. The treasurer must be distinct from the President.
    4. The treasurer must be an MIT student.
  3. Vice-President
    1. The vice-president shall preside over meetings when the president is unable to do so.


  1. Elections of officers shall occur during the Spring term on or before May 15.
  2. Any member of this organization is eligble to run for office.
  3. Any member is elected if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  1. Meetings shall be held at least every month.
  2. Meetings shall be presided over by the president, unless he is absent, and in that case the vice-president shall preside.
  3. All decisions shall be made by a majority vote of all members present.
  4. Quorum for a meeting shall be one quarter of the members of the organization.


  Article V : Amendments
  1. Amendments shall be presented by any member of the organization.
  2. Amendments shall be passed by a two-thirds voted of the members present.
  3. Quorum for amending this consitution shall be one third of all members of the organization
  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.

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