TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION
name of the organization shall be the Turkish Student
purpose of the Turkish Student Association is twofold.
intends to create awareness of contemporary Turkey through
events and gatherings. The talks will focus on current
foreign policy) and also more informal topics such as travel
music, or Turkish cuisine. Second, Turkish Student
Association aims at
fostering interaction between the members of the expanding
community at Brandeis University and their relations with
from other countries.
III- Method for Adopting the Constitution
Constitution shall be adopted by the vote of the two-thirds
of the members present at the meeting.
Membership to the Turkish Student Association shall be open
Brandeis University students.
of Turkish Student Association shall be accepted without
discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national
origin, class, age, and
sexual orientation or physical condition. Turkish Student
Association will not charge its members fees or dues or will
not engage in cost prohibitive activities without an attempt
to offset costs through fundraising or allocated money.
Executive Board consisting of President, Vice President,
and Secretary shall decide upon all policies of the Turkish
members shall elect each officer of the Executive Board
separately and they shall reserve the right to remove any of
from their office should he/she not fulfill the position's
responsibilities and duties.
a majority vote of the members present at an official
members may delegate to the Executive Board additional
beyond their stated office duties as deemed necessary to
Student Association's activities.
Executive officers shall represent Turkish Student
Association at all
functions, meetings and activities. The officers shall be
the members for the organization of the Turkish Student
the communication between the Executive Board and members.
Board shall also coordinate all Turkish Student Association
programs. The duties and functions of the officers of the
are as follows:
Shall oversee all activities and projects of Turkish Student
Shall carry unlimited signatory powers to access funds.
Shall serve as the spokesman and/or liaison in all external
a representative of Turkish Student Association.
Shall preside at all meetings and functions that the
Shall fulfill his utmost to help the president and the other
Board members with their duties.
Shall coordinate the activities.
Shall be responsible for initiation and follow-through of
Shall process new membership applications.
a record of all proceedings at stated meetings, activities,
Shall carry signatory power to access Turkish Student
Shall provide semestrial financial reports to the Executive
Other committee members may be appointed by the Executive
the Executive Board sees fit.
VI- Elections, Nominations and Removal
Elections for Executive Board shall be held annually during
outgoing President shall call for elections and should allow
reasonable amount of time for a member's declaration of
candidacy to be
submitted to all the members.
undergraduate members of the Turkish Student Association are
to run for the Executive Board positions.
Executive Board shall be elected by a majority vote of the
at an officially called election meeting.
member shall cast one vote.
voting shall be done by closed ballot to be collected and
by the election committee, which is formed before the
President has the right to remove any officer that can't
keep up with the
demand of their position with the support of the members.
revisions to the Turkish Student Association Constitution
adopted by the vote of the two-thirds of the members present
at the meeting.
Turkish Student Association can not engage in any activity
violates the Brandeis University Charter, the University
the Constitution or by-laws of Student Union, or endangering
tax-exempt status of the University.
Alguadis Alex Mizan
Akcakoca Ahu Karan
Kalaora Lesli Yenni
Behar Evren Sungur
Kaya Mark Nahmias
Saltuk Gaye Ozpinar