Criminal Justice Society


Criminal Justice Club By-Laws


Article 1. Official Name

                        The name of the organization shall be the Criminal Justice Society

Article 2. Purpose

                        The Criminal Justice Society is an organization designed to encourage students interested in criminal justice, as well as other interested factions of Marist College to share interests and ideas thereby supplementing and enriching our overall learning environment. The Society will assist in the expansion of programs of an educational and cultural nature which will serve the interests of the students, faculty, and administration of Marist College. In addition, the outside community will benefit from the existence of The Society organization at Marist College

Article 3. Membership

  1. The member ship of the club shall consist primarily of all interested Marist College students.
  2. The Criminal Justice Society has an open membership policy.
  3. Members will be required to participate in fundraising events throughout the year in order to maintain membership. 
  4. The creation of the budget will be the job of the Treasurer. However, suggestions will be accepted from members.
  5. In the event that an officer was to resign, an election would be held to fulfill that position.

Article 4. Officers

                        The management, supervision and overall control of affairs and functions related to planning, responsibilities, and administration shall be accomplished by members of the Criminal Justice Society.

Section I. President: He/She shall preside at all meetings and will serve as the executive officer of the Criminal Justice Society. Furthermore, the President wil serve as the representative of the club at all club President’s meetings.

Section II. Vice-President: This officer shall assist the President in various capacities, taking the place of the president in the event that he/she is unable to fulfil one’s duties. This officer will also have the responsibility for notifying members of the club about meetings and other related events.

Section III. Secretary: The Secretary shall be responsible for all correspondence between the organization and any other organization on campus. This officer shall keep all of the files for the club, maintain paper work necessary for the full operation of the club.

Section IV. Treasurer: This officer will be in charge of financial records of the club. In addition, they will be assigned to attend any and all budgetary concerns of the club.

Section V. Webmaster: This officer shall be responsible for creating and maintaining the Criminal Justice Society's website. 

*Priority Points* The e-board will collectively determine all matters of priority points within this club.

Article 5. Elections

                        The Criminal Justice Society shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and Webmaster all of whom will be newly elected each of the Academic year. One member of the board will be of a different class than the other board members. Office will be held for a term of one year and election procedures will follow a nomination and formal voting process. The faculty advisor for the club will be Professor Randi-Blumenthal Guigui.

Article 6. Meetings

Section I: A minimum of one meetings/events will be held per month.

Section II: The Criminal Justice Career Fair will be held in the Spring semester.

Semester III: The number constituting quorum will be approximately 10 members or2/3 of the membership.

Article 7. Amending the By-Laws

                        These By-lays may be amended by majority vote of the members of the Criminal Justice Society, provided that a quorum is present. If such amendments pass by the majority, it then must be presented to the Student Government Association for final approval.

Article 8. Policies and Actions

Section I: The club and any individual associated with the said club, shall abide and conform to all Federal Laws, NY State Laws, and all rules of Marist College and Student Government Association. Any violation of the aforementioned criteria may result in the disciplinary action taken on the club charter.

Section II: Hazing policy: Hazing as defined by the Marist College Student Handbook: An act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of the initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition of continued membership in a group or organization. The Criminal Justice Society prohibits hazing of any kind. 


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Executive Board

President: Matthew Poveromo

Vice-President: Harleigh Misasi

Secretary: Virgil Procaccini

Treasurer: Liam Moyles

Webmaster: Terence Carthy