Constitución de la OEGE
Founded March 1, 2003 and ammended April 20, 2006
The primary purpose of this organization is to promote the language and cultures of Spain and Latin American countries; and to represent the graduate students of the Spanish section of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. Our goals are to provide a voice for the graduate students at faculty meetings and to inform the graduate students of department issues. The organization will promote and provide a social outlet for graduate students interested in Spanish and Latin American cultures through academic and artistic events, including guest speakers on issues affecting Spain and Latin America. The organization will hold research presentations and discussion sessions and other similar educational events. The organization will also coordinate social events to build relationships within the graduate student community of the Department of Spanish and Portugues Studies and the university at large. This organization shall be not for profit or non-commercial in nature.
Full membership shall be limited to registered students of the University of Florida. Faculty, staff, the spouses of members, and other students may be associate members. Associate members may not hold office or vote on matters concerning this organization. Members are free to leave and disassociate without fear of retribution or harassment.
The Organización de Estudiantes Graduados de Español does not discriminate on any basis, including race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
Committees may be formed at any time, according to the needs of this organization. Each committee will consist of volunteers. The volunteers shall independently nominate and elect someone to serve as chairperson for that committee. The chairperson shall serve until the project for which the committee was formed is completed. It is the responsibility of the chairperson to report to the rest of the organization the progress of the committee
This organization shall conform to the regulations prescribed by the Student Guide and other laws and rules governing the University of Florida and its students.
Amendments to this Constitution may be suggested by any member of this organization. Amendments should be submitted to the president and will be considered at the next meeting. A simple majority is required for approval.
This is an abbreviated version of the Full Constitution, which can be seen below if interested.