College of Engineering
Engineering Student Council
Article I – Preamble
The name of this organization under this constitution shall be “The Engineering Student Council”, henceforth named ESC in this document.
The purpose of the ESC shall be:
- To act as the official organization of the Student Body of the College of Engineering on all matters except those assigned to other student organizations in the College of Engineering.
- To act as a liaison between the students and the faculty of the College of Engineering.
- To provide and conduct a forum for the discussion of student activities.
- To further the general welfare of the College of Engineering, at the University of Kentucky.
Article II – Membership
The membership of the ESC shall consist of those representatives as specified in the following Sections.
The College of Engineering Senators on the University of Kentucky Student Government shall be full voting members of the ESC during their tenure as senators.
Each professional or honor society listed below shall maintain an elected representative from its membership on the ESC. The following organizations are presently qualified for seats on the ESC:
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- American Institute of Mining Engineers
- American Society of Agricultural Engineers
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- American Society of Metals
- Alpha Sigma Mu
- Chi Epsilon
- Eta Kappa Nu
10. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
11. Institute of Transportation Engineers
12. Omega Chi Epsilon
13. Pi Tau Sigma
14. Society of Women Engineers
15. Tau Beta Pi
One junior representative from each department shall be elected by a majority vote of the students in that department. The honor society in each department is responsible for running the election of these representatives.
Elections will be held one week after the first ESC meeting or three weeks after the start of the fall semester, whichever occurs first. Elections shall be organized by an elections committee who will have been appointed at the last ESC meeting of the previous Spring semester.
Two sophomore engineering majors shall be elected within 4 weeks of the first official day of classes, to represent their class on the ESC.
The election committee shall coordinate all representative elections. Representatives may be nominated by fellow classmates or self-nomination. Nominations will begin the first week of the fall semester and will cease during the election meeting.
- Should any new organization be created, a ¾ vote by the ESC shall be necessary to admit that organization’s representative.
- As the council desires, it may add either voting or non-voting members to sit on the council by a ¾ vote of the council.
- The duration of such a membership shall be one year.
Article III – Presidency
- The president of the ESC shall be elected from the current membership of the ESC as defined in Article II. A simple majority by secret ballot shall be required to elect the president.
- Nominations will open one month prior to elections and will cease during the election meeting.
- The election will be held each spring, at least one month after Engineers’ Week, and not less than two weeks before the last day of classes, on a date agreed upon by a simple majority vote of the council.
- The newly elected president will officially assume the presidency at close of the Spring semester.
If only one nomination is received for the presidency, an election shall be held between that nominee and the president of Tau Beta Pi.
Article IV – Presidential Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the president of the ESC to call the first meeting of the academic year, and contact the members.
After the first meeting, the president shall be responsible to call meetings whenever the need arises. These meetings shall not be limited or required on a monthly basis, but rather with the need of the business before the ESC.
At any time 5 voting members of the ESC may call for a meeting to conduct business.
Article V – Financing
Financing shall be done through the Dean of the College of Engineering.
Article VI – Committees
The basic structure of the ESC requires a committee system to tasks necessary to be done.
The following shall be standing committees:
- Engineering Week Committee – shall coordinate activities relative to the ESC concerning engineering week in the college.
- Finance Committee – shall be responsible for arranging all financing needed by the ESC, and shall be responsible for the budget and books of the ESC.
- Publicity and Publications Committee – shall be responsible for all announcements and publications by the ESC.
- Social Committee – shall be responsible for any social gathering sponsored by the ESC.
- Awards Committee – shall be responsible for all awards and contacts sponsored by the ESC.
- Elections Committee – shall be responsible for all elections held in the ESC.
Ad hoc committees may be created by the ESC whenever the president or a majority of the members deem it necessary.
Members of the ESC shall be required to serve as chairpersons and members of the above committees, and failure to do so shall be dealt with as specified in Article VII.
Article VII – Members’ Responsibilities
Any member who does not participate in the ESC shall be asked to show cause why he should not be removed from the ESC.
It is the responsibility of the ESC president to decide whether a member is doing his share of ESC work or not.
If a member is not doing his assigned duties, then a vote must be taken by the council to remove the member from the council. A 2/3 vote shall be necessary to remove the member from the council.
If a member loses his seat then the organization he represents shall have the option of sending a new representative to fill the vacant seat on the ESC and that new member shall assume the responsibilities of that seat.
If 6 members feel that the president is not doing the job expected of him, they may call for the removal of the president. A ¾ voting member majority will be required for removal.
Article VIII – Amendments
These by-laws may be amended at any time by a ¾ vote by the members of ESC. A proposed amendment shall be voted on at the next meeting of the ESC following the meeting at which it was proposed. This vote may not be taken within a 6 day period following the proposed amendment.
Article IX – Rules of Order
Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all cases not governed by these by-laws with interpretation left to members of the ESC.