OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Constitution and/or Governing Document

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Constitution or Governing Document Guidelines for Student Organizations

The constitution guides an organization in its operations and activities and, accordingly, are intended primarily for the organization’s benefit and use. The constitution contains the fundamental principles and structure of the organization, and outline the basic rules of procedure by which a group’s membership govern their organization.

The constitution should be carefully formulated, clearly worded, and kept up-to-date so that the needs of the organization can be met. It is recommended that each member of an organization have a copy of the constitution.

The following outline is provided to assist in the preparation of a constitution. Use this guide to prepare a constitution for your student organization. If there are any problems or concerns with your constitution, a member of the Student Events & Activities staff will contact you.


Constitution (Governing Document) Outline (PDF)

Constitution (Governing Document) Outline (Word)