Constitution of the
Savannah College of Art and Design
Jewelry & Objects Student Association
Article I – Name
The name Jewelry & Objects Student Association has been designated for this student organization of Savannah
College of Art and Design and may, for convenience, be referred to as JOSA .
Article II – Purpose
• SCAD Jewelry and Objects Student Association, JOSA, exists to give support to students interested in the
fields encompassing metal and jewelry design. Through our talents and social outreach we will support one
another, the SCAD community and our local area. JOSA seeks to provide our members with informative
educational experiences that further their technical skills and artistic viewpoints. Additionally, the JOSA
seeks to introduce its members to the jewelry and craft industry, as well as promote involvement within
these industries; through this introduction and involvement the JOSA strives to help build the necessary
link to make the very difficult transition from student to working artisan or designer.
The objectives of JOSA shall be:
• To provide educational and exploratory experiences for our members that further their specific career and
• To support and promote each member’s chosen artistic vision and style within the jewelry field.
Article III – Membership and Expectations
Section 1. General Membership
A. All students who are currently enrolled in good standing at the Savannah College of Art and Design are
eligible to be members.
B. All members are expected to follow all SCAD policies and procedures.C. No person shall be denied membership on the grounds of race, religion, creed, gender, national origin,
disability, age, and sexual orientation, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be
subject to discrimination as defined by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Section 2. Voting Members
A. Any active member is eligible to vote.
B. All voting members must be a current student in good standing (full-time status, 2.5 GPA cumulative, not
on disciplinary, residence hall or academic probation, etc.)
C. No voting member may have more than one vote.
D. In the event that a voting member cannot attend a meeting an alternate may not be sent in his/her place.
E. Advisers are not granted voting privileges.
Section 3. Executive Officers
A. The executive board consists of the President (Co-Presidents), Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, ICC
Liaison, and Event Coordinator.
B. All members of the executive board must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.
C. Members of the executive board are expected to attend, help organize and administer regular meetings.
D. Term of office for all executive members will be one academic year.
Article IV – Officer Responsibilities
Section 1. President
A. Primary official spokesperson for the organization.
B. Chair general, executive and special meetings.
C. Prepare an agenda for each meeting in conjunction with the executive board and adviser.
D. Knowledge of the organization’s constitution, bylaws, and procedures.
E. Knowledge of SCAD policy and resources with regards to student organizations.
F. Appoint, with the consent of the membership other officers and special committees, as the President deems
G. Meet with adviser on a regular basis as deemed necessary.
H. Produce an end-of-the-year report in regards to ICC.
Section 2. Vice President
A. Chair meetings in the absence of the President.
B. Assume all the powers and duties of the President in the absence of the President.
C. Work with the office of student involvement office to maintain contact information for the organization.
Section 3. Treasurer
A. Prepares, with the Executive Board, an annual budget.
B. Will regulate incoming and outgoing funds.
C. Will keep a ledger of the organization’s expenditures.
D. Works with the office of student involvement regarding budget allocations, fundraising and the safekeeping
of funds.Section 4. Secretary
A. To record and distribute minutes of all general and special meetings in a timely manner.
B. Complete all necessary paperwork needed by the office of student involvement by the deadlines assigned.
Section 5. ICC Liaison
A. Represent JOSA at ICC functions.
B. Assist with event planning and execution.
Section 6. Event Coordinator
A. Facilitate event organization.
B. Promotion of events throughout the campus as well as social media.
Article V – Adviser
Section 1. Adviser
A. The adviser shall be a full-time faculty or staff member.
B. Advisers of a major-specific student organization must have the approval of the Chair of that School’s
Section 2. Adviser responsibilities
A. Serve as a mentor to the organization; provide direction regarding the purpose and goals of the
B. Coordinate the training of officers maintaining group continuity, and continue traditions set forth by the
C. Attend all meetings and events, and meet with officers on a regular basis.
D. Serve as a liaison between the organization and the office of student involvement.
E. Make sure that the organization is in compliance with SCAD and Student Involvement policies and
procedures, the student handbook, and the student organization handbook.
Article VI – Selection of Officers
Section 1. Election of the Executive Officers
A. Only voting members at the time of elections who have at least 2.5 GPA the previous quarter, can be
elected for an executive office.
B. Elections will be held annually during Spring Quarter.
C. Elected officers shall receive a majority of the votes cast. If more than two people are nominated, a run-off
shall occur between the two people who receive the most votes in the first round of voting, if in the first
round one person does not receive a majority of votes cast.
Section 2. Terms of Office
A. The elected officers shall assume office immediately following election.
B. The officers shall hold office for one academic year.Article VII – Meetings
Section 1. Regular meetings
A. The organization will host least three times per quarter.
B. Event schedules will be distributed in a timely manner.
Section 2. Executive Board meetings
A. Executive board meetings will be held on a regular basis at least once a month.
B. The executive board and the adviser will decide the time and place for these meetings.
Section 3. Attendance
Attendance at each meeting is required for all representatives.
Section 4. Quorum
A quorum is defined as more voting members present than absent. Excused absences are not included in the
Section 5. Voting Rights
A. Only the voting membership has a vote.
B. Members and executives have equal vote.
C. Advisers have no voting status.
D. In case of a tie a revote will be cast; if a tie still happens the issue can be tabled until the next meeting for
Article VIII – Dismissals and Vacancies
Section 1. Recall of Officers
The membership may initiate recall of any officer by two-thirds of the voting members present of the
organization in closed session
Section 2. Vacancies
If a vacancy occurs in office through resignation, recall, non-enrollment in school or other reasons such as
discipline issues, lack of fulltime status, GPA less than 3.0, etc. the next highest rank shall assume office.
The highest ranking officer will then set up elections for a new officer at the next regular meeting following
the occurrence of the vacancy.
Article IX – Finances
Section 1. Dues• There shall be no dues for membership for any student organization.
Section 2. Funding
• The primary source of funding shall be from individual organization fundraising.
• Supplemental sources of funding include yearly budget allocations from the Inter Club Council and grants
made available through the office of student involvement.
Section 3. Fund accounts
• Each student organization shall be appropriated individual accounts with the office of student involvement.
Each organization shall manage its own finances through the office of student involvement with the
guidance and approval of the coordinator of student programs.
• The President, Treasurer and Adviser are the only members of the organization allowed to deposit and
allocate reimbursements for each student organization
Article X – Amendment Process
• Proposed amendments to the constitution must be sent to the voting members of each organization at least
one week in advance of the next regular meeting.
• the next regular meeting, said proposed amendments to the constitution must be approved by two-thirds
vote of the members.
Article XI – Adoption and Amending
The constitution of JOSA was adopted and/or amended on October 24, 2010.
Co-President’s Signature: Jennifer Williams
Co-President’s Signature: Maryn Wright
Vice President’s Signature: Sophia Di Vitto
Treasurer’s Signature: Stephanie Swain
Secretary’s Signature: Cameron Kruse
ICC Liaison: Marial Gurdian
Event Coordinator: Lillian Ray
Adviser’s Signature: Pei-Jung Chen