The Section must have Bylaws. They should be modeled after the sample bylaws and should not conflict with the Society's Bylaws. A copy must be filed with the Section and Division Services Department at ISA at time of charter.
Sections should have elected as well as appointed officers to manage the operations of the Section. Each Section's Bylaws will indicate the elected and appointed officer titles.
The responsibilities of Student Sections officers are:
The President is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling the activities of the Section. Specific responsibilities include:
The President-elect assists the President with many of the functions outlined above. It is important that the President and President-elect work together and select responsibilities for the President-elect which will lighten the workload of the President and prepare the elect for the role of President. In the event of the President's inability to serve, the President-elect assumes the President's duties.
The Secretary/Treasurer is primarily a record keeper. In a large Student Section, it may be necessary to separate this position into a Secretary and Treasurer.
The duties are:
The Secretary/Treasure-elect should assist the Secretary/Treasurer with the above duties in preparation for assuming office the following year. In the event the Secretary/Treasurer office becomes vacant, the elect carries out the duties of this office.
This committee consist of the elected officers, the Section President, President-elect, Secretary/Treasurer and Secretary/Treasurer-elect. The Section's Executive Council conducts Section business and plans the annual schedule of events.