The name of this organization shall be the Strategic Intelligence Society.
The mission of the Strategic Intelligence Society is to prepare students for employment within the Intelligence Community by encouraging critical thinking that leads to the analysis of current events: specifically, the ability to discern intelligence from information within the fields of politics, technology, transnational issues, economics, and military policy.
Section I: Membership Requirements
Section II: Membership Candidacy
Any person who has an expressed interest in the intelligence community may join the club provided they meet the membership requirements.
Section III: Termination of Membership
In each case, the member-in-question shall be given the opportunity to defend himself before the Executive Board.
Other reasonable causes, as determined by the Faculty Advisor or an executive officer, may be brought into consideration for the others with voting power of membership termination. Voting must result in a two-thirds majority by the Executive Board and Faculty Advisor for membership termination to occur. Votes for termination must be accompanied by a brief rationale for the voter’s stance.
Section I: The club officers will be nominated by the faculty advisor and other officer members.
Section II: Officer Requirements
Section III: Officer Duties
Section IV: Executive Board
The President, Director of Publications, Activities, and Recruitment, Secretary, Director of Research, and Executive Editor comprise the Executive Board.
Section V: Election of Officers
Members of the Executive Board and the Faculty Advisor will nominate potential club officers. New officers must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the current officers, the Faculty Advisor, and among votes cast by the club members. Officers may serve on temporary status if approved by two-thirds of the Executive Board and the Faculty Advisor. Nominees who fail to receive a majority vote can be re-nominated by a two-thirds approval of the Executive Board and the Faculty Advisor. The current President shall announce the candidates via email and conduct a vote in the manner of his choosing. All necessary elections shall take place before the end of the academic year. All new officers will assume their roles at the conclusion of the current semester.
Section VI: Impeachment of Officers
Impeachment proceedings against a student-officer shall begin by another member of the Executive Board for negligence or misconduct. The Executive Board (not including the officer-in-question) shall vote on the validity of the charges and recommend the matter to a vote by all of the active members. If a majority of the members vote in favor of impeachment, the officer shall be immediately impeached and the position be made vacant. The impeached officer shall never be allowed to serve as an officer of the organization again.
Section VII: Vacancy
In the event of an officer position vacancy, the Faculty Advisor shall appoint a temporary replacement to fill the vacancy until the end of the academic year. The replacement will be automatically considered a candidate in the yearly ballot measure.
Section VIII: Committees
Committees will be determined by nomination from officers for specific purposes.
The Publication Committee is to contain no fewer than three officers, to include the Executive Editor (Chairman), Director of Research, and President, as well as any others deemed appropriate by the aforementioned officers. Assistant positions for these officers are recommended to participate in the Publication Committee’s proceedings.
Other committees may be created as deemed necessary by SIS officers for specific purposes, to exist as either temporary or permanent in their duration for the fulfillment of their function. Permanent committees are to be added to this Constitution upon their creation.
Section IX: Understudy Positions
Understudy positions will be created and filled as deemed necessary by the respective officers in order to train suitable replacements as well as assist the primary officers in their specific roles and functions. Understudy positions are recommended to include Assistant Research Director and Assistant Editor. A Vice President position will be created and sustained as necessary, for no more than one semester at a time.
Section I: Research Projects
The Research Director shall be given primacy in directing all research projects, to be conducted per semester, with the Executive Editor operating in a secondary role. Participants in research projects must be members of SIS and commit to time investment and active involvement as necessary for the research project.
Section II: Publication
The Executive Editor, serving as Chairman of the Publication Committee, shall have primacy in directing all publication processes, with the Director of Research in a secondary role. The term “Publication” herein and henceforth describes a distributed, professional-grade production from the highest caliber of SIS member research, as well as content from current or former members of the Intelligence Community in relevant matters as they pertain to the American people.
Section III: Publication Participation
SIS members with experience in SIS Research Projects may be invited to apply for participation in the Publication by the Director of Research, who shall then submit proposal abstracts to the Director of Research. Proposal abstracts shall then be referred to the rest of the Publication Committee anonymously for unbiased selection of viable material for the Publication.
Section IV: Publication Editing Process
Throughout the editing process for the Publication, the Executive Editor shall have primacy. The Executive Editor shall work closely with researchers in successive rounds of editing, to be no fewer than three in number. Before the third round of editing is returned to the researcher, the Executive Editor shall forward the third edited draft to the Publication committee for approval, which shall have veto power and limited suggestive powers. Upon approval by the Publication Committee, the third edited draft shall be sent to the researcher for approval, wherein the researcher shall have veto power but must thoroughly justify its use. Successive rounds of editing shall be conducted by the Executive Editor for approval by the Publication Committee in the event of a researcher veto.
Article VII: Amendment Process
As deemed necessary, this Constitution shall be amended by a temporary Constitutional Committee, to include the Executive Editor and no fewer than one other officer as nominated by the SIS leadership. The amended Constitution draft is to be ratified by the Executive Board and the Faculty Advisor.
Followed by the signatures of the Executive Board and the Faculty Advisor, ratified 26 March 2012.