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IntheNameofAllah,theMostGracious,theMostMerciful ConstitutionoftheMuslimStudentsAssociationatTheOhioStateUniversity Columbus,Ohio

ArticleINameandNature Section1:Name Theofficialnameoftheorganization,appearingonalldocumentation,shallbethe MuslimStudentsAssociationatTheOhioStateUniversityhereafterreferredtoas MSAOSU.Theofficialabbreviationoftheorganizationsnameshallbe MSAOSU. Section2:Nature i. TheMSAOSUisanorganizationdevotedtoservingthebestinterestofIslam andtheMuslimsofOSU,strengtheningtheMuslimcommunitythroughservice andactivism,educatingbothMuslimsandnonMuslimsaboutthereligionof Islam,andfacilitatingabetterenvironmentforstudentsoncampus.MSAOSU shallconformtotheIslamicPrinciplesbasedupontheQuranandtheProphetic Tradition(Sunnah).Towardsthisend,theAssociationshall: a. PromoteunityandjointactionamongtheMuslims b. Conductsocial,cultural,religiousandotheractivitiesinthebesttraditionsof Islam c. ArrangeandholdcongregationalprayersandIslamicreligiousfestivalsat appropriatetimes d. EndeavortomakeIslamicteachingsknowntointerestednonMuslims
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AdamXClause a. MSAOSUisopentoanyonewillingtoabidebytheconstitution. b. Atalltimes,membersofMSAOSUwillmaintainrespectandproper etiquettesofinteractionandcommunication,evenintheeventofconflict, disagreement,ororganizationalduress. c. DifferencesoftheologyandbeliefexistwithinthecampusofTheOhioState University.Whilealevelofrespectfuldisagreementistobeexpected,atno timewillmembersofMSAOSUcountenancethespecificcondemnationof anytheologicaltraditionorlackthereof. d. Inessence,allofhumanityistheprogenyofAdam,andwemuststriveto unitethroughoursimilarities,despitethepresenceofdifferences. MSAOSUshallstrivetocreateanenvironmentinwhichthebroadest

collectionofMuslimtraditionscancooperateoneventsandactivitiesthat stresstheunityofsimilarity,whilemitigatingthedivisivepotentialof disagreements.

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Representation TheMSAOSUshallatalltimesattempttorepresentandadvocateforthe needsofallaspectsoftheMuslimcommunityatTheOhioStateUniversity. DuetothediversenatureoftheMuslimcommunity,theMSAOSUshall notexcludeanyaspectofsaidcommunityfromitsactivities,representation, oradvocacyefforts. Programming InordertorespectthediversityofthoughtthatexistswithintheMuslim communityatTheOhioStateUniversity,theMSAOSUshallprovide programmingthatreflectsthespiritual,educational,andreligiousneedsofall aspectsoftheMuslimstudentbody.Thismayattimesrequiredual programming. Apoliticalnature/noendorsements TheMSAOSUshallatnotimemakespecificendorsementsofnational, state,localoruniversitycandidates.TheMSAOSUshallprovideanopen platformfordebateanddialogueonsuchpoliticaltopics,servingasameans ofeducationandinformationwithoutshowingbiasfororagainstany individual,party,orinstitution. Slogan/Theme TheMSAatOSUshalladoptasloganfortheyearandathemeforevery quarter,orhastheoptionofkeepingapreviousthemeatthediscretionof thepreviousboard.

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ArticleIIHallmarks Section1:Spiritual TheMSAOSUiscommittedtoinculcatingIslamicSpiritualvaluesinstudents. Section2:Educational TheMSAOSUiscommittedtoeducatingstudentsabouttraditional,spiritual,social, historical,cultural,ethnic,racial,judicial,theological,politicalandcontemporaryissues whichrelatetoIslam.TheMSAOSUisalsocommittedtofosteringcriticalthinking skillswithinanIslamicintellectualparadigmandprovidinganenvironmentconduciveto

respectfulintellectualexchange.Methodsofachievingthiseducationalobjectiveshall beconductedthrough,yetnotlimitedto,halaqat,lectures,classes,seminars, conferences,andcongregationalgatherings. Section3:Social TheMSAOSUiscommittedtoprovidingasocialenvironmentwithintheMuslim communityconsistingofpeoplefromdifferentorigins,nationalities,andculturesserving theneedsofstudentsbythevirtuesofBrotherhoodandSisterhood.TheMSAOSUis committedtosocialengagement,interaction,bonding,exchange,anddialoguebetween theMuslimcommunityandotherReligiousandSecularcommunities. Section4:Community TheMSAOSUiscommittedtoconductingaltruisticsocialbettermentand philanthropicactivitiesandeventsthroughoutthegreatercommunity.Theparticipation oftheMSAOSUincommunityserviceprojectsshallbeanactualizationofthe educationalcurriculumandIslamicprinciplesofcharity,neighborliness,andservice. Section5:Financial TheMSAOSUiscommittedtogeneratingfundingnecessaryforachievingthegoals andobjectivesoftheorganization.Successfulfinancialmanagementwillfacilitate providingthehighestqualitySpiritual,Educational,Social,andCommunityactivities. ArticleIIIMissionandPurpose Section1:MissionStatement TheMSAatOSUshallbeanotforprofit,nondiscriminatorystudentbased membershiporganization.Thefundamentalpurposeshallbetoencourageandenable MuslimswiththebasicknowledgeandcompetenceinIslamtocontributeindividually andcollectivelytowardsmeetinghumanneedswiththeQuranandtheSunnah.Itshall alsobethepurposeoftheMSAatOSUtoavoidanypracticesincontradictionwith IslamicprinciplesandtocreateafeelingofBrotherhoodandSisterhood. ArticleIVAffiliations Section1:MSANational MSAOSUshallbeaffiliatedwiththeMuslimStudentsAssociationoftheUnitedStates andCanada,hereafterreferredtoasMSANational.Thisaffiliationshallbemaintained throughaproceduretobedeterminedanddefinedbyMSANational. Section2:NonExclusiveAffiliation NoexclusiveaffiliationshallbegiventoanymasjidorIslamicorganization.

ArticleVExecutiveBoard Section1:Composition TheMSAOSUexecutiveboardshallbecomprisedofthefollowingpositions. a.CoPresidents b.Secretary c.FinanceChairperson d.EducationChairperson e.MarketingChairperson f.InformationTechnology(IT)Chairperson g.BrotherhoodChairperson h.SisterhoodChairperson i.OutreachDawaChairperson(1male,1female) j.ExOfficio Section2:OfficerDuties i. CoPresidents a. ThecoPresidentsshalloverseetheperformanceofallexecutiveboard memberstoensurethatconstitutionalrequirementsanddutiesarefulfilled. Whereandwhennecessary,thePresidentsshallassistMSAOSU executiveboardmemberswithfulfillingtheirrespectivedutiesand organizationalobligations. b. ThePresidentsshallserveastheofficialspokespersonoftheorganizationin allmeetings,interviews,andinteractionswithotherorganizations, individuals,andinstitutions,bothwithinTheOhioStateUniversityand externally.Intheeventthattheexecutiveboardfeelanotherboardmember ismoresuitableforthejob,theissuecanbeputtoavote. c. ThePresidentsshallberesponsibleformaintainingfluidcommunicationand acloseworkingrelationshipwithTheOhioStateUniversityStudent Government,otherStudentClubs&Organizationswithintheuniversity,and theMSAOSUAdvisortoachieveintegrationintotheinstitutional frameworkoftheuniversityandperpetuallymaintaineventcollaboration betweenMSAOSUandotherorganizations. d. ThePresidentsshallensurethatMSAOSUmaintainscommunicationand cooperationwithMSANational. e. ThePresidentsshallberesponsibleforconductingallmeetingsofthe MSAOSUexecutiveboard. f. ThePresidentsshallensurethatconflicts,potentialorrealized,internalor externaltotheorganization,donotjeopardizetheexistenceorfunctioning

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ofMSAOSU.ThePresidentsshallsteerMSAOSUawayfrom potentiallyharmfulactionstotheeffectiveconductoftheorganizationand servingasasourceofconflictpreventionandresolution,bothinternallyand externally,whereandwhensuchactionsmayberequiredbythe organization. ThePresidentsshallberesponsibleforconveningandoverseeingstrategic planningmeetingstodecideuponandorganizetheyearlyeventsthat MSAOSUshallstrivetoeffectivelyexecuteintheimpendingacademic year. ThePresidentsshallworkwithFinancetoguaranteesufficientfundsare maintainedsoastoproperlyfundandfacilitatetheexecutionof MSAOSUsevents. ThePresidentsshallhavetheauthoritytobeacosigneronallchecksand financialtransactions. Duringtheprocessoftransitioningfromtheincumbentexecutiveboardto theexecutiveboardelect,thePresidentsshallworkwithbothgroupsto ensurethataproperunderstandingoftheMSAOSUconstitutionis conveyed,thatallexecutiveboardmembershavecompleteandworking knowledgeoftheirrespectivepositions,andthatthereisnogapinworking towardgeneralorganizationalgoalsandobjectives. Withatwothirdsmajorityvoteoftheexecutiveboard,thePresidentsshall determinethepropercourseofactionwithregardtoissuesuponwhichthe constitutionofMSAOSUdoesnotelaborate. Inthecaseofavote,ifthereisatie,thePresident'sactsasthetiebreakers, whereinhisorheropinionsoverrides. Ifapersondoesnotrunforthemaleorfemalecopresidentposition,that seatshallremainemptyforthatacademicyear.Thereshallnotbetwomale copresidentsortwofemalecopresidentsservingatthesametime.

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Secretary a. TheSecretaryshalltakeofficialminutesofallMSAOSUexecutiveboard meetings,ensuringtheirqualityandaccuracy,andproducingthemfor executiveboardreviewafternomorethanfivedayshaveelapsedsincethe meetingforwhichtheyweretaken. b. TheSecretaryshallberesponsibleforpreparingameetingagendapriorto eachexecutiveboardmeeting,incollaborationwiththePresidentandVice President. c. TheSecretaryshallannounceallupcomingmeetingsatleasttwentyfour hourspriortotheirconvening. d. TheSecretaryshallbetheeventplanner,andberesponsibleforallroom bookingsandreservations,completionofnecessaryformsandpaperwork,

andmaintainingcommunicationwiththeofficesandindividualsnecessaryfor achievingthistask. e. TheSecretaryshallbeincorrespondencewithallspeakersaftereventsby sendingthankyoucards. f. TheSecretaryshallmaintainnecessarysupplies,organizationandcleanliness oftheMSAOSUoffice. g. TheSecretaryshallinventorytheofficeandmakeitavailabletothegeneral body. h. TheSecretaryshallsubmitaweeklyupdatetotheVicePresidentofall transactions,reservations,aswellasanyrelevantinformationthatshouldbe related. i. TheSecretaryshallmaintainafiletoincludeanyandalldocumentationof officialbusinessconductedbyMSAOSU.Thisfileshallbekeptasan archiveofMSAOSUactivityandshallincludeitemsfromallaspectsof organizationaloperations,executiveboardpositions,committees,andall otherelementsofMSAOSU.

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FinanceChairperson a. TheFinanceChairpersonshallmaintainalldocumentationandreceiptsof incomingandoutgoingfundsfromMSAOSUaccounts,maintainaledger oftransactions,auditingandbalancingsaidledgerinreferencetoaccount statementsissuedbythefinancialinstitutionwithwhichfundsaredeposited, andreconcileallreimbursementsthatmayoccurintheconductingof MSAOSUbusiness. i. TheFinanceChairpersonshallspecificallymaintainarecordofthe MSAOSUUniversityAccount.departmentsareproperly accountedforanddocumented. b. TheFinanceChairpersonshallhavetheauthoritytobeacosigneronall checksandfinancialtransactions. c. TheFinanceChairpersonshallworktoguaranteesufficientfundsare maintainedsoastoproperlyfundandfacilitatetheexecutionof MSAOSUseventsstrategicallyplanningthefundingofeventsinorderto minimizeorrecovercostssoastomaintainMSAfunds. d. TheFinanceChairpersonshallberesponsibleforconfirmingthe appropriationofmonieswiththeexecutiveboardbeforereleasingfunds. e. TheFinanceChairpersonshallworkwithmembersoftheexecutiveboard inordertominimizeeventexpendituresandproposealternativefunding possibilitiesorcostcuttingstrategies. f. TheFinanceChairpersonshallmaintainaworkingrelationshipwith sponsorsanddonorsby:

UtilizingsponsorshipsanddonationsforallMSAOSUevents whenpossible. ii. Maintaininganuptodatemarketingportfolio iii. Providingsponsorsanddonorswithaninvoicestatingtheexact amountandnatureofthesponsorshipordonation. iv. Recordinganddocumentingallsponsorshipsanddonations madetoMSAOSU. v. MaintainingtheMSAOSUFamilyCommunityBusinessnetwork by: 1. Correspondingwithsponsorsanddonorsbyproviding themwithperiodicMSAOSUactivityupdates. 2. Providingsponsorsanddonorswithspecialinvitationsto majorMSAOSUevents. 3. MaintainingtheSponsorDonorDatabase 4. Ensuringsponsorsanddonorsarerecognizedfortheir contributionstoMSAOSU. 5. Coordinatingthepurchaseandpresentationofawardsto sponsorsanddonorsatmajorevents,orformajor contributionstoMSAOSU. g. TheFinanceChairpersonshallberesponsibleforcollectingallpledged donationsraisedthroughfundraisingevents. h. TheFinanceChairpersonshallberesponsibleforprovidingtheexecutive boardwithanaccountbalanceupdateateveryMSAOSUmeetinganda detailedaccountupdateatthebeginningofeverymonthforallMSAOSU accounts. i. TheFinanceChairpersonshallproduceanMSAOSUbudgetprojection beforeeachsemestertoestimateexpenses,amidsemesteranalysisto evaluateusageoffunds,andanendofthesemestercomparativeanalysisof projectedversusactualfundutilization. j. TheFinanceChairpersonshallworkwiththePresidenttoresolve emergencyfundingissuesifandwhentheyariseandwillprovidethe executiveboardwithadetailedupdateatthefirstmeetingoftheexecutive boardaftertheirresolution. .
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EducationChairperson TheEducationChairpersonshalldesignaneventcurriculumthatsatisfiesthe educationalneedsofboththeMuslimandNonMuslimpopulationsThe OhioStateUniversityThiscurriculumshallrequiretheapprovalofthe MSAOSUexecutiveboard,andshouldreflectanunderstandingand appreciationoftheneedsoftheMSAOSUmembersandthecampus

communityasawhole.Additionally,theeventcurriculumshallreflectthe missionandgoalsofMSAOSU,abidebytheAdamXclauseasdefined withintheconstitution,andbeacceptabletoanencompassingandbroad understandingoftheIslamicintellectualtradition. b. TheEducationChairpersonshallberesponsiblefortheplanningand implementationofatleasttwo(2)eventsperquarterintheformsofclasses, seminars,lectures,andhalaqat. c. TheEducationChairpersonshallcollaboratewiththeBrotherhoodand SisterhoodChairpersonsontheeducationalaspectofMSAOSUsocial events. d. TheeducationChairpersonshallberesponsiblefororganizingnotonly Islamicallyeducationeventsorworkshops,butalsospecialevents(i.e. relatingtoleadership,timemanagement,publicevents,currentevents,etc.)
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MarketingChairperson a. TheMarketingchairpersonshallberesponsibleforpublicizingallMSA activitiesandeventsby: i. PostingeventinformationandupdatingtheMSAOSUFacebook andTwitter. ii. DesigningandpostingflyersintheUniversityCenterandonthe Sciencebuildingshowcase,campusbuildings,classrooms,and departments. iii. CoordinatingwiththeLanterntoensurecampusnewscoverageof MSAeventsandactivities. iv. InformingfacultyandstaffofMSAOSUevents. v. AdvertisinginareaMosquesthroughposters,flyers,andMosque newsletteradvertisements. b. TheMarketingchairpersonshallberesponsibleforcoordinatingticketsales forMSAOSUeventswhenneeded. c. TheMarketingchairpersonshallberesponsibleforpublicizingMSAOSU meetings. InformationTechnologyChairperson a. TheITchairpersonshallmoderateandmaintaintheMSAOSUmailinglist, screeningemailsandapprovingorrejectingbasedupontheMSAOSU emaillistguidelines,andaddingorremovingmembersbasedonrequests receivedviathewebsite,ormembershipforms. b. TheITchairpersonshallmaintainandupdatetheMSAOSUwebsite, ensuringtheproperfunctioningofthewebsiteandupdatingrelevantevent information. c. TheITchairpersonshallprovideITrelatedsupporttootherexecutive

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boardmembers,taskforces,andadhoccommitteesasnecessary.IT relatedsupportmaytaketheformsofcreatingonlinesurveys,andcreating andqueryingdatabases. d. TheITchairpersonshallberesponsibleforphotographing/recordingMSA majoreventsandmakingthismediaavailabletotheEC,andupdatingthe websiteappropriatelywiththiscontentforthepublic


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Brotherhood&SisterhoodChairpersons Whereandwhennecessary,duetoconsiderationsforIslamiclegaland socialcustoms,theBrotherhoodandSisterhoodChairpersonsshalldivide theelementsofplanningandimplementationaccordingthatwhichisdeemed mostappropriateforaneventoractivity. b. TheBrotherhoodandSisterhoodChairpersonsshallworkincollaboration withtheCouncilonStudentLife(CSL)andotherstudentorganizationson welcomeevents,communityserviceandvolunteerevents,andall campuswideeventswhenpossibleandappropriate. c. TheBrotherhoodandSisterhoodChairpersonsshallworkincollaboration withtheAdmissionsofficeoftheOhioStateUniversityduringallorientation programsandeventstorecruitnewmembers. d. TheBrotherhoodandSisterhoodChairpersonsshallberesponsiblefor planningatleastonecommunityserviceeventpermonthonbehalfof MSAOSU. e. TheBrotherhoodandSisterhoodChairpersonsshallberesponsiblefor planningatleastonesocialeventpermonthonbehalfofMSAOSU.In planningforsuchasocialevent,theBrotherhoodandSisterhood Chairpersonsshallincorporateelementsofeducationalandspiritual developmentsoastoaugmenttheIslamicelementofsuchactivities. f. TheBrotherhoodandSisterhoodChairpersonsshallberesponsiblefor organizingsportsteamsandtournamentsforrespectiveMSAOSUSports Nightevents. g. TheBrotherhoodChairpersonshall,incollaborationwiththeOutreach Chairperson,assistintheselectionandschedulingoftheSalatalJum`ah Khatib(FridayPrayerLeader),bringinggreaterintegrationandconsistency toSalatalJum`ahasanelementoftheMSAOSUeducational curriculum. h. TheBrotherhoodChairpersonshallberesponsibleforservingasan alternateSalatalJum`ahKhatib(FridayPrayerLeader),or,ifnotableto personallyserveinsuchacapacity,maintaintheavailabilityofanalternative KhatibateverySalatalJum`ah
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TheOutreachChairpersonsshall,incollaborationwiththeBrotherhood Chairperson,assistintheselectionandschedulingoftheSalatalJum`ah Khatib(FridayPrayerLeader) TheOutreachChairpersonshallberesponsibleforrecruitmentthrough: i. Promotingwebsiteregistrationofnewmembers, ii. Distributingorganizationalparaphernalia, iii. UtilizingpromotionaltablesintheUniversityCenter,and iv. ActivelyrecruitingnewmembersatSalatalJumahandall MSAOSUevents. TheOutreachChairpersonshallberesponsibleforwelcomeweek participationandrecruitmentactivitiesincoordinationwiththeUniversitys AdmissiondepartmentandofficeofStudentLife. TheOutreachChairpersonshallberesponsibleforcoordinatingwithother studentclubsandorganizationstocosponsorandcollaborateoneventsand activities. TheOutreachChairpersonshallberesponsibleforcoordinatinginterfaith activitiesandmaintainingachannelofcommunicationwiththeUniversity InterfaithAssociation(UIA).

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ExOfficio TheExOfficioisprimarilyasourceofconsultationfortheactingexecutive boardofMSAOSU,heorshehasnovotingrightsorofficialimpactonthe decisionmakingprocessofMSAOSU. b. TheExOfficioshallassistthePresidenttoensurethatconflicts,potentialor realized,internalorexternaltotheorganization,donotjeopardizethe existenceorfunctioningofMSAOSU.TheExOfficioshallassistthe PresidentinsteeringMSAOSUawayfrompotentiallyharmfulactionsto theeffectiveconductoftheorganizationandservingasasourceofconflict preventionandresolution,bothinternallyandexternally,whereandwhen suchactionsmayberequiredbytheorganization. c. Whereandwhennecessary,theExOfficioshallassistMSAOSU executiveboardmemberswithfulfillingtheirrespectivedutiesand organizationalobligations. d. ItisrecommendedthattheExOfficioattendweeklymeetingsand/orkeep currentofMSAOSUbusinessbywayofthemeetingminutes. e. TheExOfficioshallbeanappointeeoftheoutgoingMSAOSUexecutive board,preferablytheformerPresidentandlimitedtothemembersofthe outgoingMSAOSUexecutiveboard. f. TheExOfficioshallserveatermofone(1)calendaryear. g. TheExOfficioshallberesponsibleforcreatingaquarterlyreporttosubmit tothePresident,whowillinturnpresentittotheMSAOSUExecutive
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Advisor a. General ItisstronglyrecommendedthatMSAOSUhaveanadvisor,ideally fromanacademicschool,departmentorfieldofstudy,whoisactive, supportive,andanadvocateofMuslimconcerns.Itisunderstoodthat theroleofanadvisoristomentorandassistfromahandsoff approach.Itisunderstoodthattheprimaryfunctioning,planning,and executionoftheorganizationarethesoleresponsibilityanddomainof thestudents. b. AdvisorsDuties i. Actasaconsultanttotheorganizationinunderstandingthe institutionalhierarchiespresentwithintheUniversity.Theadvisor hasnovotingright. ii. EnsurethattheorganizationundergoesanofficialUniversity administeredauditofitsfinancesonanannualbasis. iii. Asnecessary,reviewthemonetaryallocationsoftheorganizationto guaranteefinancialtransparencyandwiseutilizationoffunds. iv. IncollaborationwiththePresidentExofficioandtheoutgoing ExecutiveBoard,guaranteethatatransitionprocesstotrainthe ExecutiveBoardelectoccursinatimelymanner. v. Onamonthlybasis,meetwiththePresidentand/orVicePresident tobebriefedontheactivitiesoftheorganization,andaddressany issues,concerns,orprojectsthatmaydirectlyinvolvethe organizationsadvisor. vi. Intheeventofaperiodofinsufficientmembership,or organizationalinactivity,itistheresponsibilityoftheadvisorto overseetheproperstorageandsafekeepingofallorganizational assets,resources,andpossessionsuntilsuchtimeassufficient membershipandactivityexisttotransferthisresponsibilitybackto theexecutiveboardandstudentmembersoftheorganization. vii. Expresssincereenthusiasmandinterestinthegroupandits activities. viii. Assisttheorganizationinmaintaining,andifneedbe, establishingorganizationalprocedures. ix. Beopentocriticismfromtheorganizationandrespectthestudents righttodisagree.

Assisttheorganizationwithinternalandexternalconflictresolution. xi. Serveasathirdpartyperspectiveinevaluatingandcritiquingthe activitiesoftheorganization. xii. Encouragethegrouptokeeprecordsanddocumentationonfile andinapermanentarchive. xiii. Articulateandinterpretcampuspoliciesandprocedurestothe organization. xiv. Besupportiveoftheofficersandtheorganizationasawhole. xv. Encouragetheorganizationtoperiodicallyevaluateitsprogress inrelationtoitswrittengoals. xvi. Overseeandensuretheadherencetoconstitutionalpolicyinthe eventofthedissolutionofMSAOSU. c. OrganizationsDuties i. ThePresidentand/orVicePresidentwillprovideamonthlybriefing totheadvisor,coveringanyissues,concerns,orprojectsthatmay directlyinvolvetheorganizationsadvisor. ii. InvolvetheadvisorinanyMuslimaccommodationadvocacy projectsattheinstitutionallevel. iii. Inatimelymanner,notifytheadvisorofallorganizationeventsand activities. iv. Beopentocriticismfromtheadvisorandrespecttheadvisors righttodisagree. v. Acknowledgetheadvisorstimeandenergydonatedandexpress appreciation.
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Section3:Term i. Allexecutiveboardmemberstermsareforone(1)calendaryear(Summer SemesterSpringSemester). ii. Thetermoftheexecutivecommitteeshallbethreesemestersbeginningin theSummerSemester. iii.Anyexecutivecommitteeofficevacatedforanycauseshallberefilledbyanominee approvedbyamajorityvoteoftheExecutiveCommittee.Thenomineemustmeetallconditionsfor holdingoffice.ThetermofhisofficeshallexpirewiththerestoftheExecutiveCommittee.

Section4:ExecutiveBoardRequirements i. Allexecutiveboardmembers,excludingExOfficioandAdvisor,mustbe currentlyregisteredOhioStateUniversityStudents. ii. Allexecutiveboardmembersshallupholdeducational,Islamic,aswellas leadershipstandards. iii. Allexecutiveboardmembers,excludingtheAdvisor,shallapplytothe

MSAOSU,whereintheywillbeassessedbythepracticingexecutive committee. Section5:Impeachment i. Amotiontoimpeachwithgoodreasonmustbeproposedbyatleastone executiveboardmember,andagreeduponbyatwothirdsmajorityvotebythe executiveboard. a. Goodreasonisdefinedasanexecutiveboardmembernotfulfillingtheir constitutionalduties(educationaland/orIslamic)and/ornotcurrently registeredOSUstudents.And/or b. Causeconflict,internalorexternaltotheorganizationthatmayjeopardize theexistenceorfunctioningofMSAOSU. ii. Ifimpeached,thatexecutiveboardmemberwillbegiventheopportunityto defendthemselves,however,iftheboardstillfeelsthattheyarenotfulfillingtheir dutiesorfeelsthattheexecutiveboardmemberiscausingconflict,afinalvote withtwothirdsmajoritywillcompletetheremovalprocess,andtheymust gracefullystepdownwithnofutureargument. Section6:ReplacingOpenPositions i. Inthecaseofanexecutiveboardpositionvacancy,excludingExOfficioand Advisor,thatpositionshallbeupforaninformalelection. ii. ElectionwillconsistofanemailsenttotheMSAOSUmailinglist,notifying membersofthevacancyandthattheexecutiveboardiscurrentlyaccepting nominationsfortheposition. iii. Therewillbeaninformalmeetingwiththecandidates. iv. Theexecutiveboardwillselectthecandidatebyatwothirdsvote. v. InthecaseofthevacancyofthePresidentialposition,theVicePresidentnot onlyreplacesthePresidentbutalsonominatesthenewVicePresident. vi. InthecaseofthevacancyoftheVicePresident,thePresidentnominatesthe newVicePresident. ArticleVITaskForces&AdHocCommittees Section1:Alltaskforcesandadhoccommitteesshallrequiretheendorsementofan MSAOSUexecutiveboardmember.Theendorsingexecutiveboardmembershall alsoserveastheindividualtoproposethecreationofsaidtaskforceoradhoc committeetotheremainderoftheMSAOSUexecutiveboard. Section2:Alltaskforcesandadhoccommitteesarecreatedwithapredeterminedobjective andgoal(s)thatshallbethesolefocusofalltaskforceandadhoccommitteeefforts.

Atnotimeshalltheobjectives,goals,oreffortsofataskforceoradhoccommittee contradictorcontravenethemissionandconstitutionofMSAOSU. Section3:Alltaskforcesandadhoccommitteesarecreatedforthetermofone(1)calendar yearalltaskforcesandadhoccommitteeswillbesubjecttoreviewandrenewalupon thecompletionofone(1)calendaryearfromthedateofapprovalbytheExecutive BoardofMSAOSU. Section4:Uponapprovalofthecreationofataskforceoradhoccommitteewithinthe structureofMSAOSU,amemberoftheMSAOSUExecutiveBoardshallnominate anindividualtoserveaschairpersonofthenewlycreatedtaskforceoradhoc committee.Approvalofnominationshallbedeterminedbymajorityvoteofthe MSAOSUExecutiveBoard,asregulatedbytheMSAOSUconstitutionandbylaws. Section5:AtaskforceoradhoccommitteeheadisencouragedtoattendweeklyMSAOSU ExecutiveBoardmeetings.AtaskforceorAdhoccommitteeheadisrequiredto submitaweeklyupdateviaemailtoboththeMSAOSUPresidentandVice President.AtaskforceorAdhoccommitteeheadisrequiredtomeetwithanddiscuss taskforceoradhoccommitteeprojectsanddevelopmentswiththeMSAOSU Presidentonnolessthanaweeklybasiseitherbyphoneorinperson. ArticleVIIMeetings Section1:Frequency MSAOSUshallholdweeklyorganizationalplanningmeetings,otherwiseknownas executiveboardmeetings,throughouttheyear,withtheexceptionofthesummer1and summer2termswhichhavetheirownrespectiverequirements. Duringthesummer1andsummer2terms,MSAOSUshallconductnolessthan3 organizationalplanningmeetingspermonth.Theobjectiveofmeetingduringthe summer1andsummer2termsistoplanforthefollowingfallandwinterterms. Section2:Voting Organizationaldecisionsshallbedeterminedthroughaprocessofverballycastopen voting,unlessotherwisemotionedforbyamemberoftheexecutiveboardtoconducta secretnonverbalvote.Decisionsreceivingamajorityofpassingvotesshallberatified andadopted.Intheeventofatiedvote,thePresidentshallcastthedecidingvote. Section3:Attendance Attendanceatorganizationalplanningmeetingsshallbeopentoeveryone.Atthe discretionoftheexecutiveboard,aspecialcloseddoororganizationalplanningmeeting canbeconvened,attendedsolelybytheexecutiveboardandanyindividualorgroup

theyinvite. Section4:EmergencyMeetings Emergencymeetingscanbeconvenedbyrequestofanyexecutiveboardmember.All proceduresandregulationsofthenormallyconvenedorganizationalplanningmeetings shallbeobservedandmaintainedwithinanemergencymeeting. Section5:ConflictResolutionMeetings IntheeventofaconflictwithintheMSAOSUavoteoftheexecutiveboardshallcall foraconflictresolutionmeetingtobeheldwithinaweekstime.Theexecutiveboard shallinviteandencouragetheMSAOSUAdvisorandExOfficiotoattendtheconflict resolutionmeeting,buttheirattendanceshallnotberequired.Duringthecourseofthe conflictresolutionmeeting,theexecutiveboardshalldefinetheexactnatureofthe conflictanddebatepossiblecoursesofactiontoresolvesaidconflict.Uponsuccessful debateofpossiblecoursesofactiontoresolvetheconflict,theexecutiveboardshall establishadateandtimeatwhichavoteshallbeheldtoadoptaspecificcourseof action. ArticleVIIIElections Section1:Procedure i. VotersmustbecurrentlyregisteredOSUstudentsandanMSAmemberasof thesecondFriday(at11:59pm)inFebruaryofthatyear. ii. NominationsshallbeginnolaterthanthesecondweekofMarchandshallbe oneweeklong a. Theacceptanceperiodshalllastatleast3to5days,duringwhichthe nomineesshallfillouttheiracceptanceforms. iii. ItshallbetheresponsibilityofthecurrentExecutiveBoardtoholdaMeetthe CandidatesForum,opentotheGeneralBodyofOSU. iv. NumberofvotesfromExecutiveBoardwouldequalnumberofgeneralbody. a. Fromthenumberofgeneralbodyvotesthecandidateshallbeawarded theirrespectivepercentagebasedontheamountofvotesearned. b. Executiveboardmembersarenoteligibletovoteasgeneralbodymembers. c. Theelectioncommissionerforfeitshisorhervotingprivilegesinorderto remainneutralthroughouttheelectionprocess. d. Inaneventofatie,theexecutiveboardwillrevote. v. ThenewExecutiveBoardshallbeelectednolaterthanthelastdayofMarch, sothattransitioningcantakeplace. Section2:VoterEligibility i. VotersmustbecurrentlyregisteredOSUstudentsandanMSAmemberasof

thesecondFriday(at11:59pm)inFebruaryofthatyear. Section3:CandidateEligibility i. ThecandidatesmustbeacurrentlyregisteredMSAmemberandUMDearborn studentasofthesecondFriday(at11:59pm)inFebruaryofthatyear. a. AcurrentlyregisteredMSAmemberoractivememberisdefinedinArticle XIIIofthisconstitution. ii. CandidatesrunningforthePresidentpositionmustexhibit: a. Leadershipskills,and b. Participationinthecurrentschoolyear(fromSummertoWinter)ofatleast i. Twomeetings,and ii. TwoMSAevents iii. Therestofthecandidatesmusthaveparticipatedinatleast a. Onemeeting,and/or b. OneMSAevent Section4:TransitionalResponsibilities i. TherewillbeanExecutiveBoardworkshop,withthecurrentandnewlyelected ExecutiveBoardoftheMSAOSU. ii. ThecurrentExecutiveBoardshallberesponsibleforhandingoverallrelevant (writtenandelectronic)documentstotheirrespectivenewlyelectedmembers. iii. ItshouldbetheresponsibilityforthecurrentExecutiveBoard,afternominations havebeenaccepted,toadvisethenomineesabouttheresponsibilitiesoftheir positioninperson. ArticleIXFinancialPolicies Section1:AcceptanceofContributions MSAOSUmayacceptanycontributioninanyform,fromanysourceconsistentwith thepurposesofMSAOSUandtheprinciplesofIslam.Arecordshallbecreated documentingallcontributionsmadetoMSAOSUincludingtheirrespectivedonorsor contributors.ThisrecordofcontributionsshallbemaintainedbytheFinance ChairpersonofMSAOSU. Section2:InterestFreeExpenseAccount MSAOSUshallmaintainanexpenseaccount.Thisaccountwillbeaninterestfree bankaccountcreatedandmaintainedfortheexpensesofMSAOSU. Section3:WithdrawofFunds AllchecksdraftedontheMSAOSUexpenseaccountshallrequiretwosignatures,of eitherthePresident,VicePresidentand/orFinanceChairperson.

Section4:AuthorizationofExpenditures AllexpendituresshallrequirethepriorapprovaloftheMSAOSUexecutiveboard. Theonlyexceptionshallbeexpendituresof$100.00USDorless,solelyatthe discretionofthePresidentofMSAOSU. Section5:ActivityFundingRequirement AtnotimeshallMSAOSUengageinactivitythatwouldresultintheorganization accruingdebitsgreaterthanthecurrentexpenseaccountbalance.Allactivities executedbyMSAOSUshallcostnomorethanfundsthencurrentlyavailableinthe MSAOSUexpenseaccount.Eventsplannedandorganizedinadvanceshallbe cancelledifatthetimeofexecutiontheydonotcleartheabovestatedrequirementfor availablefunds. Section6:AccountsPayable Allaccountspayableshallbepaidwithintwo(2)weeksofbeingincurredby MSAOSU. Section7:RecordsandAuditing MSAOSUshallcreateandmaintainarecordofallfinancialactivityattheendofeach quarter,andsubmitthisrecordtotheAdvisorforreview.Allfinancialactivityfromthe SpringSummersemestershallbeincludedintheFallsemesterrecords.Additionally, MSAOSUshallcreateayearlyrecordofallfinancialactivity,fromtheSpring, Summer,Fall,andWintertermscombined,andsubmitthisrecordforauditbya certifiedpublicaccountant. ArticleXDissolution Section1:Advisor TheMSAOSUadvisorshalloverseeandensuretheadherencetoconstitutionalpolicy intheeventofthedissolutionofMSAOSU. Section2:ExecutiveBoard If,duringthecourseofthedissolutionofMSAOSU,anExecutiveBoardexists,itshall workinconjunctionwiththeAdvisortoensuretheadherencetoconstitutionalpolicyon dissolution. Section3:Debts IntheeventofthedissolutionofMSAOSU,alloutstandingdebtsshallbepaidinfull beforeanyotheractionistakenwiththethenextantfundsoftheorganization.

Section4:Funds IntheeventofthedissolutionofMSAOSU,andafterpayingalldebts,allremaining fundsshallbetransferredtothepossessionofMSAOhioStateRegionalCouncil,tobe utilizedatthediscretionoftheMSAOhioStateRegionalCouncilChairperson.Inthe eventthattheMSAOhioStateRegionalCouncildoesnotexistatthetimeofthe dissolutionofMSAOSU,allremainingfundsshallbetransferredtothepossessionof MSANational,tobeutilizedatthediscretionoftheMSANationalExecutiveBoard. ArticleXIRatificationandAmendments Section1:Proposal Amendmentsmustbeproposedbyamemberoftheexecutiveboard. Section2:Support Theproposedamendmentmusthavethesupportofatleastoneadditionalmemberof theexecutiveboard. Section3:Discussion Theexecutiveboardshalldiscusstheproposedamendment,duringwhichmodifications tosaidamendmentwillbepossible ArticleXIIMembership Section1:FullMembership FullmembershipinMSAOSUshallbelimitedtoactivelyenrolledandmatriculated studentsoftheTheOhioStateUniversity.Fullmembershipstatusshallbecontingent uponanindividualsacceptanceandcompliancewiththeMSAOSUconstitution. ProspectivefullmembersofMSAOSUshallberequiredtocompleteamembership form,asdeterminedbytheMSAOSUExecutiveBoard,beforebenefitingfromthe rightsoffullmembership.Fulfilmentoftheserequirementswillconfervotingrightsupon anindividualandshallconstituteoneofthenecessaryelementsforeligibilitytoservein officeasanExecutiveBoardmemberofMSAOSU. a)GeneralMemberRemoval: Ifitcomestotheexecutiveboardsattentionthatageneralmemberisacting inaapropriatlyorcausingharmtoothersinanyway,theexecutiveboardcanvoteto removethemfromourmembership.Thevotemustbeamajorityvote.Themembers membershipfeesshallbereturnedtothemuponremoval. Section2:HonoraryMembership Honorarymembershipshallbeopentoanyinterestedindividualwhodemonstratesa desiretosupporttheactivitiesofMSAOSU.Honorarymembershipstatusshallbe contingentuponanindividualsacceptanceandcompliancewiththeMSAOSU

constitution.Prospectivehonorarymembersshallberequiredtocompleteanhonorary membershipform,asdeterminedbytheMSAOSUExecutiveBoard,beforebenefiting fromtherightsofhonorarymembership.Honorarymembersshallhavenovotingrights, norshalltheybeeligibletoserveinofficeasanExecutiveBoardmemberof MSAOSU.Honorarymembershipshallbeavailable,butnotlimitedto:facultyand staffofMSAOSU,communitymembers,andhighschoolornonOSUcollege students. Section3:AlumniMembership AlumnimembershipshallbeopentoanyalumnusoftheOhioStateUniversityAlumni membershipstatusshallbecontingentuponanindividualsacceptanceandcompliance withtheMSAOSUconstitution.Prospectivealumnimembersshallberequiredto completeanalumnimembershipform,asdeterminedbytheMSAOSUExecutive Board,beforebenefitingfromtherightsofalumnimembership.Alumnimembersshall havenovotingrights,norshalltheybeeligibletoserveinofficeasanExecutiveBoard memberofMSAOSU,savetheexofficio. Section4:MembershipFee AonetimemembershipfeemaybechargedatthediscretionoftheMSAOSU ExecutiveBoard.Atnotimewillthisfeeexceedtheamountof$15.00USD. Section5:NonDiscriminationClause Thereshallbenodiscriminationagainstanymemberbaseduponthatmembers gender,race,creed,colour,religiousaffiliations,politicalaffiliations,age,origin, disabilities,maritalstatus,citizenship,orsexualorientation,orveteranstatuswith respecttotermsorconditionsofmembershipascontainedwithinthisagreement.

ArticleXIIIFridayCongregationalPrayer(SalatalJum`ah) Section1:ThepurposeoforganizingSalatalJum`ahonthecampusoftheOhioState UniversitytoprovideforthereligiouslymandatedritualofFridaycongregationalprayer.In additiontofulfillingthisritualobligation,thescopeandcontentoftheSermons(Jum`ah Khutab)aretoincreaseandaugmenttheknowledgeofbothMuslimsandnonMuslimsatthe UniversityofOhioStateDearborn. Section2:ThelocationofSalatalJum`ahshallbeaccessibletoall,centraltothecampusat theOhioStateUniversityandinastateofcleanlinessnecessaryforritualutilization. Section3:ThedurationofSalatalJum`ahshalltakeintoconsiderationthetimeconstraintsof acollegecampusandstudentbody,andshallbemoderatedaccordingly.

Section4:ThesubstanceandcontentoftheSermons(Khutab)shallbeprimarilythatofthe QuranandPropheticTradition(Sunnah).Atnotimeshallthesubstanceandcontentofthe Sermons(Khutab)contradictorcontraveneArticle1,Section2(Nature)ofthisconstitution. Section5:TheDelivereroftheSermon(Khatib)shallbeanupstandingandrespectedmember ofsocietyasdeterminedbythegreaterMuslimcommunity.