SJU Club Hockey Constitution

Article I: Name and Purpose

Section 1: Name

The name of the club shall be the St. John’s University Club Hockey Team

Section 2: Purpose/Mission

To Provide the St. John’s Community with an opportunity to participate in a competitive hockey team in an enjoyable and community building environment.

Section 3: Affiliation:

The Club Hockey Team is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, an organization that governs all divisions of club hockey in America. The team is also a member of the Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association which is a division two conference in the ACHA consisting of teams from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Article II: Membership

Section 1: Eligibility for Membership

Only full time (3/4 credit load) students of St. John’s are allowed to be members of the team

Section 2: Voting Member Criteria

Any member who has paid his dues and regularly attends practices and games will be consulted for decisions, but the final decision-making process will be handled by the captains.

Section 3: Removal of Members

The Captains/Officers of the team will make a decision-based consultation with voting members should they feel a member has become detrimental to the team.

Article III: Officers

Section 1: Officer Qualifications

To be an officer a member must demonstrate all abilities as described in being a voting member. Officers will be selected from this group based on who demonstrates those abilities best.

Section 2: Elected Officers


Vice President


Section 3: Duties of Officers

Co-Captains – will perform coaching duties at practices and games, including but not limited to running drills and selecting players. They will be expected to select players for game time based on practice attendance and skill equally. They are the main contact for Student Activities, JCB, etc.

Treasurer – will manage team finances including conference fees and travel payments. Will be contact for Co-Funding Board

Section 4: Vacancy in Office

In the event of a vacancy in office, the most qualified member of the voting members will be selected through a voting process to fill the spot immediately.

Section 5: Removal of Officers

An officer will be removed based on inability to complete the duties described in Section 3 of Article III.

Section 6: Appeal of Removal of Officers

An officer who has been removed can consult with voting members to appeal on their behalf to the current officership

Article IV: Elections

Section 1: Nomination Process

Any time a position becomes open, vocal nominations (including of oneself) will be taken and finalized as soon as possible

Section 2: Election

A verbal vote count of members present will be taken by the captains who will also consult with any not-present members then make a final decisions

Section 3: Special Elections

Procedure will follow Article III Section 4

Article V: Advisor

Section 1: Selection

An advisor will be chosen from a group of people that has knowledge on the game of hockey.

Section 2: Duties

To oversee and make sure that all ice times are confirmed with the ice rink in addition to overseeing the overall smooth operation of a club hockey team.

Article VI: Meetings

Section 1: Regular Meeting/Club Activities

The Club Hockey Team will have regular practices on a schedule that will be determined at the beginning of each practice season to best fit the current members of the club. Games and Tournaments will be announced at least 3 weeks prior to occurrence.

Section 2: Special Meetings

Any special meeting for officer election or sudden decision making will be called via e-mail and will not be a mandated for all members.

Section 3: Parliamentary Authority

Meetings will be run by the President and Vice President in the same procedure they chose to use in practices

Section 4: Quorum*

All captains must be capable of voicing an opinion regardless of being present, membership presence will be determined by the number of members affected by the decision.

Article VII: Committees

Section 1: Committee Structure

There will be no regular committees meeting.

Section 2: Special/Ad-Hoc Committees

Committees may be formed for the following purposes:

· Decisions regarding if a certain player’s participation is satisfactory from them to play in games

· Purchasing new equipment

Article VIII: Finances

Section 1: Co-Funding Board

The Club will request monies from the Co-Funding Board on an annual basis to pay for tournament and equipment

Section 2: Honorariums

No one will receive honorariums

Section 3: Dues (optional)

Members will be responsible to pay their share of funds used for travel (i.e. the 1/3 not paid by the CFB)

Article IX: Amendments

Section 1: Ratification

The Officers will vote on the Constitution

Section 2: Submittal to Department of Student Activities and Joint Club Board

Any changes made to this constitution must be submitted to the Department of Student Activities and the JCB.

Article X:

The following is a required statement for all organizations:

The Club Hockey Team admits students without regard to their race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and other activities, generally accorded or made available to members of the organization.

Article XI:

The following is a required statement for all organizations:

The Club Hockey Team considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity which is inconsistent with the standards of this student organization. The Club Hockey Team recognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.