Charter and Bylaws

This working Charter and Bylaws shall be in operation until the official Charter and Bylaws are approved during the Fall 2009 General Membership Meeting

ARTICLE I. Name

Section 1. The name of the the organization shall be The Alliance of Ferris Employees (AFE).

ARTICLE II. Charter and Bylaws

Section 1. The Charter and Bylaws of the Alliance of Ferris Employees shall be reviewed each year at the Fall General Membership Meeting.

ARTICLE III. Objectives

Section 1. The objectives of the AFE shall be to engage in activities and deliberations consistent with the AFE Mission.

ARTICLE IV. AFE Officers

Section 1. The AFE shall elect a chair during the first Fall meeting by general consent of the attending members.

Section 2. The Chair shall act as a spokesperson for the organization, conduct meetings of the Membership, and execute policies and procedures in accordance with the AFE Charter and Bylaws.

Section 3. The Chair shall be responsible for maintaining the organization's records, taking and distributing minutes for meetings.

ARTICLE V. Membership & Membership Meetings

Section 1. Any person who is a part or full time employee or who is a retired employee of Ferris State University and who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or who identifies as an ally of LGBTQ people may join the Alliance of Ferris Employees. The organization shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.