• organizing events that bring students and the administration together, such as Dialogue with the Dean or Luncheon with the Deans;
• encourage leadership by offering positions and opportunities within ESC;
• instill a sense of pride in Maryland engineering among students.
The ESC shall abide by established University of Maryland policies.
Article III. Membership
ESC will consist of all undergraduate executive board members, committee chairs and members, one undergraduate representative from each student engineering organization, and active undergraduate and graduate members.
All officers and members of the ESC must be registered students at the University of Maryland. There shall be no dues for membership.
All voting members are undergraduates and shall be defined as...
all undergraduate ESC Executive Board and active members.
An active ESC member is someone who attends at least two General Body Meetings per semester.
The President(s) will not vote in the elections unless there is a tie. The President(s) has the right to resolve a tie.
Article V. Executive Board
The ESC shall have an Executive Board consisting of elected undergraduate officers, as follows: President(s)
The ESC may create committees to oversee specific ESC activities and shall elect members to Chair all committees. The following elected officers shall chair the standing committees:
Fall Ball Chair
Engineers’ Week Chair
Maryland Day Chair
Public Relations Chair
Should a vacancy occur in the office of President(s), the Vice President(s) shall assume the office of President(s) for the remainder of the term.
Should a vacancy occur in the office of Vice President(s), the Executive Board shall select another undergraduate student to assume the office of Vice President(s) for the remainder of the term.
An officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Executive Board.
The Executive Board, by vote of three officers in the case of an Executive officer and by vote of four officers in the case of any other elected officer, may remove any officer from any office for failing to attend three consecutive General Body meetings or by failing to perform his/her duties as defined in this Constitution. Removal for any other cause shall be by two-thirds majority vote of members present and voting at a regularly scheduled or special General Body meeting.
The President(s), with the Executive Board's approval, may discharge a committee.
The President(s), with the Executive Board's or the ESC's approval, may remove any member of any committee.
Article VI. Duties of the Executive Board
The President(s) shall preside at meetings of the ESC and the Executive Board and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. The President(s) shall appoint members of all standing and special committees with the advice and consent of the Executive Board. The President(s) shall be ultimately responsible for the affairs of the ESC.
The Vice President(s) shall preside at all meetings of the ESC in the absence or inability of the President(s). The Vice President(s) shall be an ex-officio member of all committees and assist the President(s) in all ESC affairs.
The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and other assets of the ESC. The Treasurer shall maintain full and complete records of the assets and liabilities of the ESC, prepare general and event budgets, and manage the receipt and expenditure of funds. The Treasurer shall prepare and file financial reports as required by University, Federal, State, and local agencies.
The Secretary shall record accurately the minutes of the Executive Board and General Body meetings. The Secretary will distribute the minutes of the General Body meetings to members of the ESC within one week’s time and will also make the minutes available upon request. The Secretary shall maintain records of the communications and correspondence of the ESC and the Executive Board.
The Webmaster shall be responsible for posting all approved materials to the ESC website.
The Fall Ball Chair shall be responsible for all activities related to the Engineering Fall Ball.
The Engineers’ Week Chair shall be responsible for all activities related to Engineers’ Week.
The Maryland Day Chair shall be responsible for all activities related to the Maryland Day engineering design competition.
The Public Relations Chair shall be responsible for making the ESC known among the student body and for properly advertising all ESC related events.
The Fundraising Chair shall be responsible for assisting in finding funds for all ESC activities.
The Sports Chair shall be responsible for arranging athletic events between ESC, engineering societies, and engineering students.
Article VII. Elections
The election of the Executive Board shall occur at the election meeting, normally the last General Body meeting at the end of the semester. All officers must be current undergraduates of the University of Maryland. In addition, the President(s) must have been a voting member of ESC for at least one term. The President(s) shall hold no more than two consecutive terms without the consent of the majority of the ESC members.
The term of office is one academic semester. Officers elected in the spring semester shall serve in the fall semester and officers elected in the fall semester shall serve in the spring semester.
Article VIII. Organization Recognition
Recognition of a student engineering organization by the ESC implies that the organization offers specific and valuable services to undergraduates in the School of Engineering and ensures representation in the ESC. Newly formed engineering societies can be recognized by a majority vote of the ESC Executive Board.
ESC recognizes the following student engineering organizations:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics