Article I - Title

The official name of this student-run non-profit organization is the Korean Graduate student Association at Yale University hereby abbreviated as “KGSA.”

Article II - Purpose

The purpose of KGSA is to perform the following functions:

  1. To enhance the network and the academic and vocational cooperation among the Korean graduate students at Yale.
  2. To promote the network with other associations at the university and the community.
  3. To serve as a liaison among Korean Associations in the New England region
  4. To provide social, cultural and educational functions for Korean graduate students as well as the general student body at Yale.

Article III - Membership

There are two categories of membership, defined with their respective requirements as follows:

  1. Regular membership is granted to graduate students enrolled in the official graduate degree program at Yale University.
  2. Affiliate membership is granted to faculty members, post-doctoral associates, visiting scholars, and visiting professors at Yale University

Article IV - The Executive Board

The executive board will consist of a minimum of two officers (President, Vice President) each serving a term of one year. The president for the current term is selected through the endorsement of past executive board members and by election. Other board members are selected via executive appointment by the president. Other additional positions may be proposed and created by the consensus of the board members if deemed necessary. The current positions are as follows:

  • Advisor (subject to change every year)
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director

Article V - Delinquency of Duties and Dismissal

  1. Dismissal of a Member of the Executive Board

    Should any of the officers in KGA neglect their duties, it is the duty of the President to give notice to the delinquent officer one board meeting in advance that he or she is in danger of impeachment. During the next board meeting, the remainder of the executive board may move to impeach the delinquent officer and dismiss him or her by a two-thirds vote. The dismissed officer may make an appeal to the executive board only once. Impeached officers do not lose general membership status.

  2. Dismissal of the President

    In the event that the president becomes delinquent in his/her duty, the Vice President will assume all rights and duties of the President. If the Vice President is unable to assume the Presidential duties for any reason, it is the responsibility of the executive board to appoint a new President by a two-thirds vote. The President can only be dismissed by a unanimous vote of the executive board. If he/she is in fact dismissed, he/she may appeal to the executive board according to the process described in Section 1 of this Article.

Article VI - Meetings

Officer meetings will be held at the designated time and place. The format of the meetings shall adhere to the following order:

  1. The Call of Role

    At the beginning of each meeting, the secretary will call the role for the executive board.

  2. Officers’ Report

    After role call, the President shall inquire, as he/she sees fit, each member of the executive board to provide an executive report, at which time each officer has the right to make an announcement or report.

  3. Presidential Agenda

    The president shall continue the meeting by raising proposals or new issues he/she deems relevant to the operation of KGSAC. Members of the executive board may at this time contribute ideas and/or opinions pertaining to these new proposals or issues.

  4. Additional propositions by members of the executive board

    At the conclusion of the Presidential agenda, the floor will remain open so that any member of the executive board may make a proposal or introduce a new issue. These new propositions will be debated as deemed necessary by the President and other members of the executive board.

  5. Conclusion and dismissal

    When topics of discussion have been exhausted, the President may summarize the conclusions reached as necessary and dismiss the executive board until the next board meeting.

This meeting format may be changed subject to a two-thirds majority vote by the executive board.

Article VII - Amendments

Once this constitution is enacted, a member of the executive board may only present proposals for amendments and/or revisions. Said proposal may only be ratified following a two-thirds majority vote from the executive board.