Order of the C
Constitution

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO AMEND THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION

 

NAME

The name of this organization shall be the University of Chicago "Undergraduate Order of the C."

OBJECT

The objects of this organization shall be: 

(1)  To bind together all "C" men of the University to form a body of actively loyal Chicago men having a special interest in the varsity athletic department of the University and a successful continuation of its activity.

(2)  To keep in touch with and to foster every interest that will tend to promote the best ideals of manly, healthful, competitive sport.

(3)  To form an association which shall help "C" men to keep the memory of the University athletic life and which shall perpetuate the athletic honor and traditions of our University.

 

MEMBERSHIP

1)  All undergraduate University men who have been awarded the right to wear the "C" are eligible for membership in this organization.  They become members in full standing upon signing the roll of membership at the annual meeting.

(2)  The President of the University shall be an honorary member of this organization.

 

GOVERNING BOARD

The Board shall be composed of the Executive Committee and two representatives from each male varsity athletic sport. 

 

ELECTION OF THE GOVERNING BOARD

Two representatives and a first and second alternate of the governing board shall be elected in the spring quarter by their respective athletic sport and shall serve for the following year until they are replaced by their successors.  The annual elections will be conducted by the individual teams and supervised by the active Governing Board representatives.  Existing members may be reelected.

 

DUTIES OF THE GOVERNING BOARD

It shall be the duty of the Governing Board to act as the functioning body of the "Order of the University of Chicago "C" men" and to promote the stated objects of the "Order." 

 

OFFICERS

The officers shall consist of a president, a vice president, a secretary, a treasurer, and an executive committee composed of five members of which committee the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer ex officio shall constitute four members. 

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

(1)  Elections of officers will take place in the spring quarter at the joint meeting of the active Governing Board and its succeeding body of team representatives.

(2)  Officers shall be elected by and from the succeeding body of team representatives and the active Governing Board.

(3)  Elected officers shall be replaced as representatives to the Governing Board by the appropriate alternates of their respective teams.

 

DUTIES OF OFFICERS

President:  It shall be the duty of the president to preside at the annual banquet dinner and regular meetings and to perform such other duties as pertain to the office of president.

 

Vice President:  It shall be the duty of the vice president to act as president in the absence of the elected president and to perform such other duties as pertain to the office of vice president.

 

Secretary:  It shall be the duty of the secretary to make a written record of the meeting, to send all members of the "Order" notice of the exact time and place of the annual banquet dinner, and to perform such other duties as pertain to the office of secretary.

 

Treasurer:  It shall be the duty of the treasurer to direct and raise funds for the fulfillment of the objects of the "Order" and to perform such other duties as pertain to the office of treasurer.

 

The Executive Committee:  The Executive Committee shall have charge of all activities of the "Order," except in cases where reference has been made to a separate committee.  The Executive Committee shall act as a tiebreaker when the Governing Board reaches a impasse in their decision making process.  It shall be the duty of the fifth member of the Executive Committee to prepare the program for the annual banquet dinner and other formal events of the "Order" and to perform such other duties as pertain to a member of the Executive Committee.

 

REGULAR MEETINGS

The regular meetings of the Executive Committee and Governing Board shall be conducted at least once a month during the regular University school year.  The Executive Committee and the Governing Board may conduct more meetings if necessary.

 

ANNUAL BANQUET DINNER

The annual banquet dinner shall be held at the University, Thursday evening of Alumni week each year. 

 

AMENDMENTS

This constitution may be amended at any annual banquet dinner by a two-thirds vote of all members present.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Steven C. Chudik

                                                                              

 

Marc H. Lerner

 

                                                                              

Nejd F. Alsikafi

 

 

Neil Cawi

 

                                                                              

Jonathan S. Novy

 

The committee organized to amend the original constitution submitted by Joseph E. Raycroft on June 6, 1906.