By-Laws

                                                                                                                                                                               April 1, 2016

 

                 BRADLEY UNIVERSITY PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS

I. NAME

 The name of this organization is Bradley University Parents’ Association.

II. PURPOSE

 The purpose of the Association is to advance the interest of Bradley University.

III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Active Members

Every person who is the parent or guardian of a Bradley University student shall be an active member of the Association. Membership shall continue so long as the person has a son or daughter enrolled at Bradley University. No entrance fee or dues shall be exacted from any member. Voluntary donations will be accepted.

Section 2. Associate Members

Any other person in any way interested in the purpose and activities of the Association may, by action of the Board of Directors, be elected an associate member of the Association.

 IV. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Authority

All of the authority of the Association shall be exercised by the Board of Directors (the “Board”). In addition, the Board may perform such duties and functions as may be delegated to it from time to time by the Vice President of Student Affairs or the equivalent thereto, provided that the Board of Directors of the Parents’ Association shall have no authority to bind the University to any contract, to enact University regulations or to establish University policy.

Section 2. Numbers

The Board shall consist of at least twenty-five (25) members.

Section 3. Elections

New members of the Board shall be appointed by the President of the Board or by such persons designated by the President. New members will be seated at the Fall meeting.  The new Directors shall be chosen from a list of candidates prepared by the Administration of Bradley University after receiving suggestions from all interested persons.  In appointing new Directors, the President shall give due consideration to the class and college distribution of the sons and daughters of the candidates and of the existing Directors.

Section 4. Term of Office

A Director shall hold office so long as he or she has a son or daughter enrolled at Bradley University or for such shorten period as may be determined by the Board of Directors. Missing three (3) consecutive meetings could be reason for removal from the Board.

Section 5. Meetings

The Board shall meet at least three (3) times per year, once in the Fall and two times during the Spring Semester. To the extent possible, the meetings will be in conjunction with a Family or Parent Weekend.  Additional meetings may be called and held as determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 6. Place of Meeting

All meetings of the Board shall be held on the Bradley University campus or at such other place in the Greater Peoria Area, as may be determined by the Executive Committee. Teleconference meetings may be scheduled throughout the year. 

Section 7. Notice of Meetings

Written notice of the time, place and general purpose of a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given not less than fifteen (15) days before the date of the meeting.

Section 8. Quorum

One-third (1/3) of the Directors shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of the Board of Directors. The act of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present is the act of the Board.

Section 9. Committees

The Board of Directors or the Executive Committee may create committees of the Board, to consist of not less than three (3) Directors, and may delegate to any such committee any of the authority of the Board other than that of filling vacancies among the Directors or in any committee of the Directors.

 V. OFFICERS

Section 1. Number and Title

The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, President-Elect, and such number of Vice Presidents and such other officers as may be determined by the Board. The officers may be collectively referred to from time to time as the Executive Board or the Executive Committee.

Section 2. Powers and Duties

Subject to such limitations as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors, the officers shall each have powers and perform such duties as generally pertain to their respective offices and such further powers and duties as may be conferred by the Board of Directors or, in the case of all officers other than the President, by the President. The Executive Committee can take action on behalf of the Board of Directors on such matters as the Executive Committee deems appropriate.

Section 3. Elections

The officers shall be elected at the Spring meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 4. Term of Office

The officers shall hold office for a period of one year commencing on June 1 following their election.

 VI. AMENDMENTS

These By-Laws may be amended or repealed, in whole or in part, by a majority of the Directors present at any duly organized meeting of the Board of Directors. Any by-law changes are subject to approval by the Vice President of Student Affairs or the equivalent thereto.