Constitution

As approved by: the club active members September 5, 2014; the Academic Senate November 3, 2014, and the University of Utah Board of Trustees January 13, 2015

The Faculty Club and this Constitution are governed by University Policy 6-300-III-G, which provides:
“Faculty Club. There shall be a Faculty Club on the University of Utah campus, to be governed by a constitution adopted by its membership and approved by the Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees. Amendments to the Faculty Club Constitution shall also require the approval of the Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees.” (Revision 17, May 15, 2014).

Article I
The name of this organization shall be the University of Utah Faculty Club.

Article II
The purpose of the club shall be to establish and maintain such facilities and such programs as will aid in the promotion of good fellowship among its members and the advancement of the interest of the faculty and of the University of Utah.

Article III
Section 1.
There shall be three classes of membership for the Faculty Club: Active, Associate, and Honorary, with eligibility for each based on the category of faculty position, with categories and ranks defined as provided in University Policy 6-300–The University Faculty.
(a) Active membership shall be open (i) to all members of the University faculty with the rank of instructor or above appointed (A) to a Tenure-line category position, or (B) to a Career-line (Clinical, Lecturer, or Research) category position of at least 50 percent Full-Time-Equivalent (.5 FTE); (ii) to all administrative officers of the University whose appointments are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees; (iii) to all emeritus faculty members (and emeritus administrative officers); and (iv) to such others as are approved by the Board of Directors of the club.
(b) Associate membership shall be open to visiting and adjunct faculty members.
(c) Honorary membership shall be granted to the members of the Board of Trustees, to all club members who retire from the University, to the spouses/domestic partners of emeritus faculty members or administrative officers, and to such others as are approved by the Board of Directors of the club. However, those retired members of the faculty who maintain a salaried connection with the University (carried by payroll division) shall be considered as Active members subject to customary assessments unless they resign from club membership.

Section 2.
Associate and Honorary members shall enjoy all the privileges of membership except that of voting.

Section 3.
Membership in the club shall be open to eligible Active and Associate members upon their application for membership and the payment of club dues.

Section 4.
Dues may be established from time to time by the Board of Directors but only after no less than one week’s notice to the Active members of the intention to change the amount of the dues.

Article IV
Section 1.
The governing body of the club shall be a Board of Directors consisting of nine (9) members to be elected at large from the active members of the club. Only active members in good standing may serve as directors.

Section 2.
The Board of Directors shall be elected for a term of three (3) years on a rotating basis. The club members shall elect three directors each year to fill vacancies caused by expiration of terms of office, except that they shall at the annual meeting elect others to fill unexpired terms of elected board members where vacancies exist.

Section 3.
Vacancies on the Board of Directors caused by resignation, death, removal or otherwise of an elected member of the board shall be filled by the appointment by the board of an eligible member to serve until the next annual election.

Section 4.
Immediately after each annual election the board shall organize by the election from their number of the president, a vice president/president-elect, a secretary, and a treasurer. The President, vice president/president-elect, treasurer and secretary shall constitute an Executive Committee.

Section 5.
The Board of Directors shall control and manage the overall affairs, the funds, and the property of the club. The Executive Committee shall manage the day-to-day affairs of the club and is empowered to make emergency decisions as it may deem necessary and to report such actions to the next meeting of the board. The Executive Committee shall prepare a budget annually and present it to the board for its consideration and action. The board may appoint committees to carry on any designated activities of the club. The board may delegate such other duties as it deems desirable to the Executive Committee.

Article V
Section 1.
The election of members of the Board of Directors shall be administered yearly by the Executive Committee by means of an e-mail ballot to active club members. The results shall be announced at an annual academic year-end meeting, to which all members shall receive ample notice in writing/e-mail. Quarterly or special meetings of the members of the club may be called at the discretion of the Board of Directors or by written request of ten members of the club.

Section 2.
The Board of Directors shall make a yearly financial and operating report to the members of the club at the annual meeting.

Article VI
This constitution may be amended by combined approval of (a) the active club members, (b) the Academic Senate, and (c) the Board of Trustees (per University Policy 6-300-III-G). Approval of the active members shall be determined at any meeting of the active members of the club by a majority vote of such active members as are present and eligible to vote, or by means of an e-mail ballot by a majority vote of those participating in the email voting; provided, however, that no amendment shall be made unless notice of the proposed amendment has been furnished to the members of the club at least one week in advance of such meeting or two weeks in advance for email ballot.

Article VII
Section 1.
The president of the club may appoint non-voting, emeritus members to the Board of Directors.

Section 2.
The Board of Directors may enact bylaws not inconsistent with this constitution.