TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGIATE FFA CONSTITUTION
This organization shall be known as the Tarleton State University Collegiate FFA Chapter or Tarleton State University CFFA.
The objectives of this organization shall be (1) to assist in training prospective teachers of vocational agriculture in their duties as local chapter advisors; (2) to further develop the skills necessary in providing a responsible and competent leadership for tomorrow’s agriculture; (3) to promote cooperation and develop a feeling of good will between Tarleton State University and the general public, (4) to provide beneficial recreational and educational opportunities for members, and (5) to be an integral part in the work of the Texas Collegiate FFA Association.
Section A. Membership: Membership in this organization shall consist of active and honorary members.
Section B. Active Membership: Membership shall be open to full-time students who are enrolled in Tarleton State University with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Section C. Honorary Membership: Honorary membership may be extended to such persons worthy of recognition, as determined by a majority vote of the active members of Tarleton State Collegiate Chapter present at a regular or a special meeting. Honorary members shall not be active members of Tarleton State University CFFA. Persons can only receive honorary membership once in their lifetime. Honorary members do not have the same rights and privileges of active members.
Section A. Officers: The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Sentinel, Student Advisor, and shall be active Collegiate FFA members.
Section C Executive Committee: The executive committee of the Tarleton State Collegiate FFA Chapter shall consist of the officers and standing committee chairmen, and shall perform the usual duties of an executive committee, including, but not limited to, overseeing performance/removal of officers.
Section D. Election of Officers: The officers of this organization shall be elected by a plurality of the active members present. (1) The president, vice-president, shall have 45 semester hours and attended Tarleton State University one semester and student advisor shall have 60 hours and attended Tarleton State University one semester, (2) no student shall serve as a chapter officer in the semester he or she is student teaching or internship, (3) Only active members shall be eligible to hold office and with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, (4) A special election shall be held to fill vacancies that occur in offices, (5) the officer term shall be one year from May 1 to April 30 of the following year, (6) an officer maybe removed by the faculty advisors with a majority vote of the active members.
Section E. Election of On-Campus Representatives: On-Campus representatives will be elected by a majority vote of the membership present at time of voting. They shall represent Tarleton State University CFFA at designated on-campus organizations and must have been an active member for one semester.
Section F. Election of State Senators: (1) Senators must have been active members for a least one full semester and have completed 45 semester hours toward a degree in agriculture, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, (2) Senators will be elected by a plurality vote of general membership present at the election meeting, (3) Senators must attend all meetings and activities that correspond to Texas state CFFA and report back to chapter any pertinent information.
Section G. Election of State Officer Nominee: (1) Officer nominees must have been active members for a least one full semester and have completed 45 semester hours toward a degree in agriculture, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, (2) at the business meeting prior to the election meeting, nominations will be entertained from the floor. All nominees must turn in an officer application to be included on the official ballot, (3) candidates will be required to interview with the chapters advisors prior to delivering their speech and chapter advisors will retain the right to remove state officer candidates if they cannot fulfill their requirements.
Section H. Faculty Advisors: (1) The Department Head of Agricultural Services and Development shall appoint the advisors and/or Co-Advisors, (2) these advisors will be full-time faculty/staff members at Tarleton.
Section A. Meetings: Regular meetings shall be held. Frequency, time, and place of the meetings will be established at the beginning of each school semester. Meeting shall be held more than one time a month. Officers shall meet every week.
Section B. Notice of Meetings: The date and place of meetings shall be posted in appropriate places at least 1 week in advance of each meeting. Paraphernalia stating all meeting dates for a semester shall be posted.
Section C. Order of Business: The order of business of regular meetings
shall be patterned after the order of business in the Official FFA Manual.
Section E. Quorum: A quorum, which is necessary to conduct chapter business, shall consist of a majority of the active members present.
Section A: Before this constitution can be amended, full information concerning the proposed amendment must be given at the regular meeting. Providing a quorum is present at the next regular meeting, the Constitution may then be amended by a 2/3 vote in favor of the proposed amendment.
Section A: The “Parliamentary Guide for FFA” by Jarrell D. Gray shall be used as the final authority in governing the actions of all Tarleton State University Collegiate FFA meetings.
BY LAWS OF THE TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGIATE FFA
Standing committees shall be appointed by the president, with the approval of the executive committee, at the beginning of each semester. Standing committees shall be provided for in the program of activities to be established at the beginning of each semester. Other committees shall be appointed as needed by the president.
Dues shall be sufficient to cover local, state, and national dues. A majority vote of the chapter membership present and the first meeting of the previous spring semester shall set dues.