Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Wichita State University Society of Public Historians (hereafter referred to as WSU-SPH)

Article II. Purpose

The purpose of WSU-SPH shall be to promote interest in the study and practice of public history. This includes, but not limited to local and community history, corporate history, archives, museums, private sector consulting, litigation support, and living history. WSU-SPH encourages research and practice in all of these areas.

Article III. Membership

Section 1. Membership shall be limited to regularly enrolled Wichita State University students, undergraduate or graduate, with an active interest in public history.

Section 2. Associate membership shall be open to all non-WSU students and working professionals within the various historical associations and businesses.

Section 3. Membership shall not be denied to any person because of age, race, sex, religion, handicap, or national origin.

Article IV. Officers

Section 1. President – the president shall be responsible for presiding at all meetings of WSU-SPH, establishing committees, and overseeing the actions of all other officers of WSU-SPH.

Section 2. Vice President

Section 3. Secretary – the secretary shall record the proceedings of all WSU-SPH meetings, keep all records and books, membership lists, and addresses of all members. All correspondence shall be the responsibility of the secretary. All books and papers shall be turned over to successor.

Secretary will assume office of the President in case of impeachment, assassination or resignation.

Section 4. Treasurer – the treasurer shall receive all money belonging to WSH-SPH and account for the same; pay all debts and retain all receipts; disclose financial reports at every meeting.

Section 5. Term of Office

The term of office is one year, from January 1 to December 31.

If elected officers graduate or are unable to complete term, then President will appoint to fill remainder of term.

Section 6. Elections

All officers shall be elected during the December meeting of WSU-SPH and assume their posts in January. Officers must be elected by a majority of the current WSU student membership present at the meeting.

Article V. Meetings

Section 1. Times and Dates

The regular meetings of WSU-SPH shall be held every third week of the month at Fiske Hall. These meetings will mainly center on business issues of WSU-SPH.

Section 2. Special Meetings

Special meetings such as field trips, guest speakers, workshops, and social activities etc., shall be designated as required.

Section 3. Quorum

Majority of members present.

Article VI. Amendments to the Constitution

Section 1. Amendments may be made to this constitution by a two-thirds vote of the quorum present at a meeting specifically convened for that purpose.