By-Laws

January 27, 1989

 BRADLEY UNIVERSITY PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS

I. NAME

The name of this organization is Bradley University Parents’ Association.

II. PURPOSE

The purpose of the Association is to advance the interest of Bradley University.

III. MEMBERSHIP 

Section 1. Active Members

Every person who is the parent or guardian of a Bradley University student shall be an active member of the Association. Membership shall continue so long as the person has a son or daughter enrolled at Bradley University. No entrance fee or dues shall be exacted from any member.

Section 2. Associate Members

Any other person in any way interested in the purpose and activities of the Association may, by action of the Board of Directors, be elected an associate member of the Association.

Section 3. Meetings

The members of the Association shall meet in the Fall and in the Spring of each year in conjunction with the Fall and Spring Parents’ Weekends. Additional meetings may be called and held as determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 4. Place of Meeting

All meetings of the members of the Association shall be held on the Bradley University campus or at such other place in the City of Peoria, Illinois, as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

 IV. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. Authority

All of the authority of the Association shall be exercised by the Board of Directors. In addition the Board may perform such duties and functions as may be delegated to it from time to time by the Bradley University Trustees, provided that the Board of Directors of the Parents’ Association shall have no authority to bind the University to any contract, to enact University regulations or to establish University policy.

Section 2. Numbers

The Board of Directors shall consist of such number of active members of the Association, not less than 25, as may be determined by the Board.

Section 3. Elections

New members of the Board of Directors shall be appointed by the President of Bradley University. New members will be seated at the Fall meeting. The new Directors shall be chosen from a list of candidates prepared by the Administration of Bradley University after receiving suggestions from all interested persons. In appointing new Directors the President shall give due consideration to the class and college distribution of the sons and daughters of the candidates and of the existing Directors.

Section 4. Term of Office

A Director shall hold office so long as he or she has a son or daughter enrolled at Bradley University or for such shorten period as may be determined by the Board of Directors. Missing three (3) consecutive meetings could be reason for removal from the Board.

Section 5. Meetings

The Board of Directors shall meet following the Fall and Spring meetings of the members of the Association and on such other occasions as may be determined by the Board.

Section 6. Notice of Meetings

Written notice of the time, place and general purpose of a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given not less than fifteen (15) days before the date of the meeting.

Section 7. Quorum

One-third of the Directors shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of the Board of Directors. The act of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present is the act of the Board.

Section 8. Place of Meetings

All meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held on the Bradley University campus or at such other place in the City of Peoria, Illinois, as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 9. Committees

The Board of Directors may create an Executive Committee or any other committee of the Directors, to consist of not less than three Directors, and may delegate to any such committee any of the authority of the Board other than that of filling vacancies among the Directors or in any committee of the Directors.

V. OFFICERS

Section 1. Number and Title

The officers of the Association shall consist of a President, President-Elect, and such number of Vice Presidents and such other officers as may be determined by the Board.

Section 2. Powers and Duties

Subject to such limitations as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors, the officers shall each have powers and perform such duties as generally pertain to their respective offices and such further powers and duties as may be conferred by the Board or, in the case of all officers other than the President, by the President.

Section 3. Elections

The officers shall be elected at the Spring meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 4. Term of Office

The officers shall hold office for a period of one year commencing on June 1 following their election.

Section 5. Associate Board of Trustees

The President and President-Elect of the Parents Association will serve as ex-officio members of the Associate Board of Trustees during their terms of office.

VI. AMENDMENTS

These By-Laws may be amended or repealed, in whole or in part, by a majority of the Directors present at any duly organized meeting of the Board of Directors, provided that notice of the proposed action is included in the notice of such meeting. Any by-law changes are subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees.