Constitution of <your name>
Adopted on <date>

Article I – Name and Purpose

1 Science-Based Medicine is an educational and social group for students who are devoted to practicing, discussing, and promoting the use of science-based medicine. Science-based medicine is “the use of the best scientific evidence available, in the light of our cumulative scientific knowledge from all relevant disciplines, in evaluating health claims, practices, and products.”1 Science-based medicine is not synonymous with evidence based medicine. “EBM is a vital and positive influence on the practice of medicine, but it has its limitations.” The most relevant limitations of EBM to our student group are “the focus on evidence to the exclusion of scientific plausibility.”2

Article II – Membership

1 Membership is open to all <institution name> students, though faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend any and all of our functions. Only students, faculty and staff may be voting members. Only student voting members may be elected Officers.
2 All student, faculty, staff and community members may sign up to receive periodic group e-mails and/or join our Facebook group and/or access our blog. However, a person must attend at least four meetings throughout a school semester in order to be considered a voting member the following semester
Article III – Meeting
1 There shall be held at least one meeting and/or event each month. Schedules of meetings and events shall be available online.
2 General business concerns of the organization shall be addressed at general group meetings. More detailed business meetings may occur at the discretion of the Board Members. Prior notice of at least one week shall be given to all Board Members.
3 Voting shall only take place at a general group meeting. One month advance notice to all voting members shall be given when a vote is to be held.
4 A quorum is 1/5 of the voting membership. If a quorum is not present, the vote shall be postponed until the next meeting. The number constituting 1/5 of the membership shall be determined by the Secretary in charge of keeping the membership roster

Article IV – Elections

1 As long as the organization has less than 25 voting members, the voting members shall elect one student voting member to be President. This President shall choose student-only voting members (up to five) to serve on a Board of Officers for the semester. The only required position titles shall be Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster. Other Board Members shall divide up responsibilities based on delegation by the President and voluntarily taking on responsibilities based on desires of Officers and voting members.
2 If the organization grows to 25 or more voting members, the voting members shall elect up to 6 student-only voting members to serve on a Board of Officers. This Board shall then select from within a President. If there is a tie among Board Members voting for the position of President, the voting members of the organization shall vote to elect the President. The remaining Board of Officers shall then determine who shall serve as Treasurer, Secretary and Webmaster.
3 Officers shall be elected at least a month before the end of each Spring semester. There is no limit to the number of terms a member may hold office. Members shall be notified of a pending election at least one month in advance.
4 If for any reason an officer is unable or unwilling to fulfill their commitments, they may resign and the remaining elected officers may appoint, via majority vote, a replacement who shall serve until the next election period.

Article V – Positions

1 The President shall 1) preside over meetings, activities, and events, 2) be the official representative for the organization, 3) maintain contact with related outside organizations, 4) ensure this constitution is followed, 5) have the final word in all decisions where a vote is not specifically called for in this document, and 6) break any tie vote unless specified. The President is able to delegate any of these responsibilities.
2 The Secretary shall 1) record the results of all votes taken, 2) collect attendance at each meeting, 3) handle membership records, 4) keep a current roster of all members, 5) keep records, plaques, awards, and other items belonging to the organization (dvds, games, etc), and 6) maintain copies of all documentation relating to the group. The Treasurer shall 1) be responsible for all financial matters, 2) be the primary ASUU liaison, ensuring all financial and other documentation is current with the University, and 3) keep current records of financial expenditures, reimbursements, receipts and forms, etc. The President and the Treasurer shall have equal access to group funds, but the Treasurer shall be primarily responsible for group accounts.
3 The Webmaster shall 1) maintain all websites for the organization, 2) coordinate with other officers to ensure that information on the websites is up to date, and 3) appropriately and proactively develop the organization's web presence.
4 An elected officer may be removed by a unanimous vote of the Board or a two-thirds majority of the voting membership. Officers and members shall have the opportunity to present their sides at the meeting, before the vote. If the elected officer is removed, a new officer shall be appointed as quickly as possible by the Board.

Article VI – Affiliations

1 Affiliations with local, state, regional, national, or international organizations shall be decided by a unanimous vote of the Board of Officers. The organization shall not affiliate with any political party.
Article VII– Advisor
1 An advisor shall be a full-time <institution name> faculty member and shall be appointed by the elected officers.
2 The nature of the advisor's role shall be determined by the advisor; however, the authority of the President and the general membership of the organization supersedes the authority of the advisor.
3 An advisor may be removed by a majority vote of the Board of Officers. An advisor may also voluntarily remove theirself at any time. Prospects for a new advisor would then be contacted and a new advisor would be decided upon by the Board.

Article VIII – Ratification

1 The constitution of the organization shall be ratified at a general meeting held following final drafting. The Constitution shall be considered Ratified by a majority vote and all present may sign the document.
Article IX – Amendments
1 Any member may propose a constitutional amendment. A voting member shall second the proposed amendment. If an amendment is seconded, a majority of members present (subject to quorum) must approve of setting up a vote. Voting members shall be notified one month in advance of a pending vote. The amendment shall be read aloud and discussed on the day of the vote and at each meeting during the month previous. An amendment shall be adopted only by a two-thirds majority of voting membership at a meeting with quorum.