The Student Volunteer
Coalition (SVC) combines efforts of student service organizations and Greek
organizations in order to increase the impact of student community service
within the community. The SVC is an open forum for student groups and
organizations to coordinate volunteer opportunities for Kutztown University.
This group circulates a monthly calendar of events that features campus wide
volunteer opportunities. The primary focus of the SVC is to spread
awareness of the importance of volunteering.
The organization's e-mail address is
Advisor(s): Jerry Schearer
President: Heather Cory
Article I - Purpose
The name of the organization shall be
the Outreach Volunteer Center of Kutztown University.
Section1: The Coalition shall promote learning through service, both within the curriculum and through co-curricular involvement.
Section 2: The Coalition shall combine the efforts of all student organizations, in order to increase the impact of student community service within the community.
Section 3: The Coalition shall serve as the official student advisory board to the Kutztown University Volunteer Center.
Section 4: The Coalition shall provide a forum to address the social and economic concerns of the local community for students.
Section 5: The Coalition shall increase the number of Kutztown University students who are exposed to the benefits and rewards of participation in community service activities.
Section6: The Coalition shall decrease student apathy and increase student hope.
Article III - Membership
Section 1:Any Kutztown University student who has
paid her/his student activity fee, is in good academic and disciplinary
standards is eligible for membership.
Section 2: Active members
must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative Quality Point Average.
Section 3: Active members
shall consist of students who have attended at least two meeting per
Article IV - Officers
Section 2: Officer Duties and Responsibilities.
Section 3: The Executive Committee shall consist of the four officers, all
being in good University standing.
Section 4: All officers shall aid her/his successor to office at
the end of their term.Article V - Election Procedures
Section 1: Officer Election
Section 2: Replacement of Officers
Section 3: Removal of Officers
Article VI - Meeting
Section 1: Meeting days, times, and location will be determined by the executive committee and the advisor at the beginning of each academic years.
Section 2: Quorum will be established as a simple majority of the active membership (i.e., one half plus one).
Section 3: General meeting will be held a minimum of three times per semester.
Section 4: The Student Government Board Constitution and Robert's Rules of Order shall constitute the parliamentary authority in all meetings.
Article VII - Committees/ Appointees
Section1: Standing Committees
Section 3: Appointees
The advisor of the Student Volunteer Coalition shall be a full-time
member of the Kutztown University faculty or staff who is employed the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Article IX - Ratification
This constitution shall become ratified upon a majority vote of the students present at the organizational meeting, approval of the Student Government Board, the Student Affairs Committee, and the President of Kutztown University.
Volunteer Programs Article X - Amendment
Section1: A petition of 25% of the active membership is required for a motion to amend this constitution.
Section 2: The Executive Committee will review the amendment and preset it to the membership.
Section 3: This constitution may be amended, except for its name, by a 2/3 affirmative vote of the active members.
Section 4: Amendment to this constitution shall become effective upon subsequent approval by the Student Government Board, the Student Affairs Committee, and the President of Kutztown University.
Volunteer Programs Article XI - Club Compliance
The Student Volunteer Coalition agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of Kutztown University as well as all laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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