The Yale College Vegetarian Society

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Constitution

I. Name and Purpose

  1. The registered name of the organization shall be Yale College Vegetarian Students (YCVS).
  2. YCVS is an undergraduate organization dedicated to raising awareness and educating students about vegetarian issues. It serves as a forum for vegetarians and potential vegetarians alike to gather and share information, experiences, and delicious food.
  3. YCVS hosts educational films and speakers on campus and organizes vegetarian dinners open to all Yale students.

II. Membership

  1. YCVS welcomes vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike to the group and all of its events. Prospective members should contact an officer of the organization to be added to the e-mail list.
  2. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni may join or retain their memberships. Other members of the Yale community are also welcome.

III. Officers

  1. The officers of YCVS shall be:
    1. President
    2. Treasurer
    3. Publicity Manager
    4. Webmaster
  2. Any number of these offices may be held by the same member.
  3. Officer positions are limited to currently enrolled undergraduates.
  4. Towards the end of each academic year, nominations shall be requested for each position for the next academic year. Current officers shall elect new officers from those nominated or take a general vote, upon the decision of the board.

IV. Distribution of Funds

  1. YCVS shall distribute funds only for events that it sponsors or co-sponsors.
  2. Such events must be in line with the educational and/or social purposes of the organization as stated in Article I.

V. Dissolution Provision

  1. If YCVS is dissolved, the board of officers may vote to distribute its assets to another organization that shares the goals of YCVS.
  2. If there is no vote, the assets of YCVS shall be distributed to Yale University.
Last updated October 16, 2003.