CONSTITUTION OF THE PHILOSOPHY FORUM

Article I: Name
The name of the organization shall be called "The Philosophy Forum"of the University of Tennessee at Martin
Article II: Purpose
  1. To secure a forum for philosophical discussion;
  2. To promote interest in philosophical studies;
  3. To provide an opportunity for the publication of works in philosophy;
  4. To encourage friendship among persons of philosophical temperament;
  5. To promote the ideals in philosophical education.
Article III: Membership
Open to everyone.
Article IV: Officers and Duties
Section 1. The Philosophy Forum shall elect the following officers: Director And Co-Director
Section 2. The specific duties of the officers shall be
A. Director
(1) Shall preside over all meetings
(2) Shall call all special meetings and decide on all points of order
(3) Shall appoint all officers and committees not otherwise provided for in this constitution
B. Co-Director
(1) Shall assume responsibilities of the Director in his/her absence
(2) Shall serve as chairperson of major committees
Article V: Meetings
Section 1. Regular meetings shall be held bi-weekly during the regular term of the University of Tennessee at Martin
Section 2. Special meetings may be called at any time by the Director
Section 3. Two-thirds of all the active members constitute a quorum
Section 4. On all questions of procedure, Robert's Rules of Order shall be the guide except where conflicting with these bylaws
Article VI: Dues
No dues.
Article VII: Faculty Sponsors
Faculty sponsors shall be voted upon by the majority of activemembers present at a regular meeting in first meeting of the FallSemester.
Article VIII: Nondiscrimination
Philosophy Forum shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,color, religion, national origin, age, handicap or veteran status.
Article IX: Dissolution
In the event that this organization becomes inactive or defunct, allmoney in the treasury will be given to Alumni Organization/RedCross.
Article X: Time and Method of Election
All officers shall be elected three weeks before the Spring semesterends. The officers shall be elected by secret ballot. A simplemajority will be required for elections.
Article XI: Vacancy
In the event of a vacancy in any of the offices, an election will beheld within 10 days to select a replacement.

Jim Fieser jfieser@utm.edu