CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS
– University of Mississippi
Adopted October 29, 2008
Article I: Name and
1: The name of this organization shall be Engineers Without Borders
University of Mississippi (EWB-USA, Ole Miss). EWB-USA, Ole Miss is a
Chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA).
Section 1: The purpose of EWB-Ole Miss shall reflect and support the
mission of Engineers Without Borders-USA: “to partner with
communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of
environmentally sound and economically sustainable engineering
developing internationally responsible engineering students.”
Section 2: EWB-USA, Ole Miss shall support the service goals of a
A. Create a sense of excitement and
enthusiasm about solving technical
development problems within a cultural and social context by bringing
together those who are interested and encouraging discussion amongst
them to solve the problem together.
B. Organize a project team(s) to design
and implement engineering projects
either locally or internationally.
C. Publicize research
opportunities and encourage students to undertake
research on technical development problems, and to ensure that the
completed research is returned to the EWB-USA database.
D. Work with EWB-USA to ensure the
quality of the engineering package and
the end product for the community.
Section 3: EWB-USA, Ole Miss shall work with the professional
and EWB professional chapters will serve as mentors, professional
liaisons, and to develop and strengthen the engineering skills of
Section 1: All voting members and officers of EWB-USA, Ole Miss must be
enrolled at the University of Mississippi and pay student fees.
Section 2: Community members may participate as a Non-Voting Member of
Section 3: Faculty members may participate as a Non-Voting Member of
Section 4: Membership in the Chapter shall not be denied to any student
basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, age, marital
status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.
Section 1: The Executive Committee of the Chapter will be composed of
President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Executive
will manage the affairs of the Chapter in accordance with the By-laws
Constitution of the Chapter.
Section 2: The Executive Committee will appoint a Voting Member to the
following positions as needed:
A. Project Coordinator
B. Publicity Coordinator
D. Fundraising Coordinator
E. Membership Coordinator
Section 3: The term of the office of the Executive Committee shall be
Section 4: In the event of a vacancy in the office of the President,
President shall succeed to that office. Vacancies in the office of the
President, Treasurer, and Secretary shall be filled by the Executive
from among the Voting Members.
Section 5: The duties of the elected officers shall be as defined in
The President shall oversee all EWB-USA, Ole Miss activities, serve as
liaison to EWB-USA and other
chapters, oversee and chair the Executive
Committee, oversee and assist the Project Coordinator and Committee,
submit the Annual Report to EWB-USA, and ensure that all chapter
resolutions are carried into effect.
The Vice-President shall assist in overseeing all
EWB-Ole Miss activities, coordinate speaker meetings, supervise the
of officers, oversee and assist Publicity Coordinator and Committee,
assumes duties of the President in his/her absence.
The Treasurer shall keep all finances of the Chapter in order,
keep track of Donors, collect membership dues, oversee and assist the
Fundraising Coordinator and Committee, and complete an Annual
Financial Report to be submitted to EWB-USA.
The Secretary shall assist in administrative management of all
Chapter meetings, keep all members informed of meetings and activities,
record and post meeting minutes, develop quarterly newsletter, and
oversee and assist Membership Coordinator and Committee.
Section 6: The duties of the appointed officers shall be as defined in
Constitution and as directed by the Executive Committee:
The Project Coordinator will be appointed by the
Executive Committee as needed to oversee the application for, and
implementation of, EWB projects. The Project Coordinator shall assist
establishing project teams, schedules and goals, and be responsible for
ensuring that all projects meet EWB-USA standards.
The Publicity Coordinator will be appointed by the
Executive Committee as needed to publicize the mission and goals of the
Chapter and EWB-USA, advertise upcoming events and activities,
oversee and assist the Webmaster in updating the webpage, and develop
and distribute Chapter materials to interested individuals.
The Membership Coordinator will be
appointed by the Executive Committee as needed to recruit new Members
and maintain a database of current Member information including name,
membership status, mailing address, phone number, major/profession,
and email address; and work in conjunction with the Publicity
and Secretary to keep members informed of upcoming meetings and
The Webmaster will be appointed by the Executive
Committee as needed to develop and update the Chapter website, and
shall work with the Publicity Coordinator and Secretary to make sure
website is updated to reflect the mission of EWB-USA, Ole Miss, post
minutes and newsletters, update calendar, and list upcoming activities.
The Fundraising Coordinator will be appointed
by the Executive Committee as needed to oversee fundraising activities
and shall work with the Treasurer and Secretary to track donations to
Section 7: Officers shall have earned at least 6 credit hours in their
completed term. This requirement does not apply to first-term freshmen
Section 8: Officers shall be registered for at least 6 hours currently.
Section 9: Officers shall not be on disciplinary probation.
Section 10: Officers shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and
been on probation for the most recently completed term prior to the
Section 11: A graduate student must pay student fees and meet
requirements as an undergraduate student with the exception that full
shall be a minimum of 6 hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.