Article I: Name
The name of this organization shall be the Scientists and Engineers for a Better Society (SEBS).
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of SEBS is to bring an increased awareness to the Columbia community about scientific and technological issues of social relevancy.
Article III: Affiliation
Scientists and Engineers for a Better Society promises to fully satisfy all requirements and to conduct all of its programs in accordance with the procedures and guidelines recommended by the governing bodies at Columbia University.
Article IV: Membership
Section 1: Membership in this club shall be open to individuals in good standing with Columbia University and who possess an interest in engineering, sciences, economics, and politics.
Section 2: Scientists and Engineers for a Better Society shall not discriminate its membership or participants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Article V: Officers
Section 1: The elected Officers of this club shall be a President, a Vice President of Project Development, a Vice President of Campus Programming, a Vice-President of Community Outreach, a Vice-President of Communications, a Vice-President of Finance, a Vice-President of Publicity, and as provided by the Bylaws. The elected Officers cited above form the Executive Board.
Section 2: A person may not hold two elected offices at the same time. In the event a person is elected to two offices, he or she must choose to occupy one office and the runner up shall occupy the vacant office.  However, a person can hold an elected office and act as a committee leader.

Article VI: Amendments
This Constitution may be amended at an announced meeting of the club if agreed by two-thirds of the active members voting, provided that the Executive Board shall have recommended the amendment, and provided that thirty days notice to the membership shall have been given of the proposed change.
Bylaws to the Constitution of Scientists and Engineers for a Better Society
I. Fiscal Year 
Fiscal year shall begin on the first day of August.
II. Meetings 
1. Regular meetings of the Chapter shall be called every week beginning with the academic year during regular school sessions.
2. Other meeting of the Chapter may be called by:
a. Order of the President
b. Request of the Executive Board
c. Request of at least five members of the Chapter; five days notice of such meetings shall be given.
3. Meetings of the Executive Board shall be held by:
a. Order of the President
b. Call of the members of the Executive Board; except when required by urgency, at least five days notice of such meeting shall be given.

III. Election of Officers

Officers of the chapter shall be elected during the week preceding the first regular meeting in May. Those elected will take office with the beginning of the following fall session. Only those who have attended at least half of the events of the calendar year shall vote.

A majority of votes cast shall constitute an election of office. If the majority is not achieved, a run-off election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be held. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in the run-off election shall be considered elected for office.

Nomination to offices of the Chapter shall be conducted during the first regular meeting in April and shall be announced at that Meeting.

IV. Duties of SEBS Officers   (Other elected or appointed offices and positions may be added to this list.)

President:
a. Responsible for overseeing and enforcing the duties of other executive officers and to assume or assign the duties of another officer as required.
b. Call and preside over all executive board and general body meetings.
c. Serve as a representative of SEBS at all University and Department Faculty meetings.
d. Act as SEBS’s chief contact with faculty, other student organizations, and outside the university.
e. Will cast the deciding vote if consensus is not reached
f. Joint responsibility for the Website content with the Vice-President of Communications

Vice-President of Project Development:
a. Vice-President of Project Development will perform the duties of the President if absent.
b. Responsible for the planning of SEBS projects and installations with the other Vice-Presidents.
c. Work closely with committee leaders to ensure effective governance of specific projects.
d. Provide relevant Web content to Vice-President Communications.

Vice-President of Campus Programming:
a. Responsible for the planning and conducting of on-campus activities directed at the Columbia Community which will include information sessions, co-sponsorships with other clubs, events, etc.
b. Work closely with committee leaders to ensure effective governance of specific projects.
c.  Provide relevant Web content to Vice-President Communications.

Vice-President of Community Outreach:
a.  Responsible for the planning and conducting of SEBS activities for the greater community which will include the Biobus event, other Community Outreach workshops, volunteering, etc.
b. Work closely with committee leaders to ensure effective governance of specific projects.
c. Provide relevant Web content to Vice-President Communications.

Vice-President of Communications:
a. Responsible for the official Website which includes being the Webmaster, maintaining and updating postings from the other officers, etc.
b. Responsible for updating and distributing of the minutes of all executive board and general body meetings.
c. Maintain a list of active memberships, recent and past alumni.
d. Responsible for all communications with the general public, membership, and internal board.

Vice-President of Finance:
a. Responsible for the development of the chapter’s yearly budget of income and expenditures.
b. Maintain the up-to-date Expense statement and records of all business transactions of the chapter.
c. Submit all event financial forms to Office of Student Activities.
d. Attend all treasurer workshops if necessary.

Vice-President of Publicity:
a. Responsible for publicity which includes design of Web and posted announcements, articles on events and projects, distribution of posters, etc.
b. Responsible for timely posting of event/project marketing materials and fulfillment of flyering assignments.
c. Works with all Vice-Presidents and Committee Leaders to publicize events and projects.
d. Provide relevant Web content to Vice-President Communications.

Committee Leader:
a. Responsible for goals and projects of committees, given they follow SEBS regulations.
b. Responsible for conduct and behavior of committee members.
c. Attend all committee leader meetings and report information back to committee.
d. Acts as chief contact to Executive Board for committees.