Student Leadership and Involvement

Creating a Constitution

A student organization constitution should outline the basic rules for governing the organization.  It should also allow for continuity and address situations that may arise within the organization.  

Student Leadership and Involvement suggests the following constitution structure for student organizations to follow:

  • Article I - Name, Insignia, and Affiliation
  • Article II - Aims and Objectives
  • Article III - Membership
  • Article IV - Officers
  • Article V - Advisor
  • Article VI - Committees
  • Article VII - Finances/Dues
  • Article VIII - Meetings
  • Article IX - Constitution

For a more detailed outline and explanation, please see the suggested constitution outline and sample constitution.