MUN DISC Constitution
The name of the center is "Memorial University of Newfoundland Disability Information and Support Centre", Hereinafter referred to as "MUN DISC".
Article 2: Mission
The mission of MUN DISC consists of the following:
- To advocate for the rights of students with disabilities at Memorial
- To create awareness of the needs of students with disabilities at
Memorial University, other private and public post -secondary
institutions and the community as a whole.
- To improve the accessibility of the Memorial University campus
by working together with our student union (MUNSU) and other
on and off campus groups, organizations and committees.
- To promote the services available
- The office will try to provide a cross disability resource based
library to students with disabilities and to those interested in
obtaining information about disabilities.
- To provide a social network and an opportunity to interact with
other students and groups on and off campus.
- To hold social events for members of the centre.
Article 3: Membership
Membership to MUN DISC shall be open to:
- Students registered to MUN.
- Students registered to other private and public post-secondary institutions.
- High School students.
- Faculty, staff, and members of the general community.
Membership may be obtained by filling out a membership sheet. There will be no cost for membership.
Article 4: Offices and Duties
- Executive members must attend all executive and general meetings.
- The executive must adhere to the MUN DISC constitution and use it for
reference of operational decisions.
- Once a semester, the executive must review the financial records.
- Any purchases above the amount set by an executive is subject to
approval of the majority of the executive.
- Only the President and Treasurer must have signing authority on the
account chosen for MUN DISC's funds.
- The executive of MUN DISC consists of President, Vice President,
Secretary and Treasurer.
- Resignation must be in writing and must be submitted to the President.
Duties of the President:
- Act as the executive member of the centre.
- Provide active management of the centre.
- Convene all meetings, both executive and general.
- Represent the centre in it's relations with any other organization or
person. If he/she is unable to attend he/she may delegate a member
to represent the centre.
- To sit on university committees regarding accessibility and disability.
If he/she is unable to attend he/she may delegate a member to
represent the centre.
- To setup and govern committees that deal with issues which concern
Duties of the Vice President:
- In the absence (or by request) of the president he/she will assume all
duties of the President.
- To assist the President in managing the activities of the centre.
Duties of the Secretary:
- Record minutes of the centre's meetings.
- Send adequate notices to all members of the centre.
- Maintain an accurate record of the membership.
- Be responsible for and keep a record of all correspondence.
Duties of the Treasurer:
- Be responsible for the centre's funds.
- Work with other executive members when access to funds is required.
- To call an executive meeting once a semester to review the financial
records of the centre.
- shall deposit all funds in the name of and to the credit of MUN DISC in
whichever bank the executive decides.
- Shall present a Financial Annual Report. Report to the executive, membership and the V.P. Internal of MUNSU.
Article 5: The Three Strike System:
- All executive members must attend all executive meetings.
- If an executive member cannot attend an executive meeting, they
have up until one hour before the meeting to let the office know.
- If the member fails to let the office know before the time limit is expired,
he /she will lose a strike.
- Each executive member is given a grace and then three strikes.
- If he/she uses all of their strikes, they will be asked for a written
Electoral Officer (chosen by executive)
The duties of the electoral officer shall be the following:
Oversee nominations for candidates running for office.
Collect and count votes, and announce the new executive.
If a member is unable to vote on election day, he/she may make
arrangements with the electoral officer prior to that time.
A by-election will be called to replace an executive member who has given up
his/her position within one month of written resignation.
Procedures governing elections govern by-elections.
In the case of early resignation, a by-election will be called by the President.
If a member wishes to run for an executive position they must fill out a
candidate form to be obtained at the MUN DISC office.
A candidate form must be signed by one other member of the centre.
Candidate forms are due one week prior to the election date. Candidate forms
must be submitted to the designated electoral officer.
Campaign activity will be permitted up to but not including the election date.
Executive meetings will be held by-weekly.
General meetings will be held three times per semester with dates to be
scheduled by the executive.
Additional meetings may be called or meetings may be cancelled by the
president as required.
Adequate notice must be given in such events.
All members are welcome to attend general meetings.
This document constitutes the operating basis for MUN DISC.
Request for amendments must be presented at general meetings or by
All amendments to the constitution must be ratified by a majority vote
of the membership.
A constitution committee to be chaired by the President shall be formed to
oversee the constitution on any amendments made to it.