Whereas, the members of echo at CSB/SJU believing that students should be associated to increase environmental awareness and to protect the environmental integrity of our campuses do adopt the following constitution.
Article I: Name and Purpose
Article II: Nondiscrimination
This organization shall not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran’s status, or political affiliation.
Article III: Membership
Echo is open to any CSB/SJU student. Non students can be non-voting, affiliate members.
Article IV: Officers
Vice- President; assume president’s duties in his/her absence, schedule rooms for meetings, primary contact with the JCB.
Treasurer; keep all financial records, submit monthly audit statements to CFB contact, notify organization of financial issues, prepares budget/allocation requests, present an up to date budget at each meeting, responsible for all reimbursements.
Public Relations Reps.; coordinate an echo campaign, advertise for the club, responsible for organizing the general and special elections.
Secretary; take minutes at the meetings and send minutes out to all club members, be responsible for updating the member list and all appropriate contact information including but not limited to; name, phone number, dorm.
Floor Reps.; represent echo to your living community, be an advocate for environmental awareness and help spread energy conservation ideas on your floor.
Article V: Elections
Article VI: Advisor
Article VII: Meetings
Article VIII: Committees
Article IX: Finances
echo considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity which is inconsistent with the standards of this student organization. Echo recognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.
Echo seeks to provide an outlet for students who care about environmental issues in a consistently non-political setting. We believe that by doing so, we will spread environmental awareness to a diverse audience throughout the campus. Echo strives to include students who care about the environment regardless of their political interests, outdoor interests, or familiarity with environmental issues.
We seek to incorporate environmental awareness in all different aspects of the institution, including but not limited to; the cafeterias, campus housing, campus organizations, and the St. Joseph/Collegeville communities. Echo will provide every student on the CSB/SJU campus with convenient and thoughtful ways to change their lifestyles to better the environment directly surrounding us.
We will be aligned consciously with the Benedictine tradition of Stewardship as echo sees ourselves as responsible for good stewardship of the natural environment and seeks to take a role in excising this responsibility; because what we do today, echoes into tomorrow.
We are aware that our world is becoming more and more environmentally conscious and wish to instill such forward movement right here in our own community. Slowly but surely our government is realizing that environmental issues span the like of political parties and affect all of us. We agree and know that together, with our differences uniting us rather than constraining us, we can and will create positive change.