Section 1: The official name of this organization shall be the Leaders for Continuous Improvement.
Section 2: The club shall operate as a nonprofit organization.
Section 3: The club shall abide by the applicable policies and procedures of ASUSU and the Utah State University Student Code.
Section 4: This organization shall exist for the following purposes:
A. To provide an awareness of the power of Lean systems used in any industry.
B. To educate students on Lean leadership, Lean culture, and the wise use of Lean tools.
C. To interact with other clubs and student groups through social events, educational forums, and service projects.
D. To create a network of internships and job opportunities between USU students and Lean practitioners worldwide.
E. To create a network of "Leaders for Continuous Improvement" groups nationwide, by connecting with other university campuses nationwide. Sponsored by the Shingo Prize.
Section 1: Membership is open to everybody (except business attendees) without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability.
Section 2: Voting membership is open to all students, faculty, and staff at Utah State University.
A. No more than 1/3 of the voting membership shall consist of non-students.
Section 3: To become a member, one must pay the dues (once per semester), fill out the membership application form, and return it to the secretary of the club.
A. Membership is not available to business attendees. A business attendee is someone who is on the clock during meetings and or has their dues paid by the company for which they work.
Section 1: Co-Sponsorship is available to all business attendees.
Section 2: To become a co-sponsor, one must pay the dues (once per semester), fill out the co-sponsor application form, and return it to the secretary of the club.
Section 3: Co-sponsors can recruit from the members, and have advertising benefits.
Section 1: The officers of this club shall consist of President, Vice President, Chapter VP, Communications VP, Education VP, Networking VP, Project Coordinator and Secretary.
A. All officers must currently be enrolled as undergrad students at Utah State University.
Section 2: The duties of the officers are as follows:
A. President: Preside over all meetings of the group and serve as chairperson of the executive committee. Act as official representative of the group at other meetings, events, with Shingo Prize, and attend monthly CSCO meetings. To be eligible to run for president, one must have served as a VP for at least one semester.
B. Vice President: Assist President with all logistical matters dealing with other VPs, and meetings. Assume President's responsibilities in the case of absent President. Organize all special events. Measure groups progress by keeping and maintaining metrics. Follow up with VPs and President on assigned tasks. Follow up on Standardized Work continuous improvement. Be preparing to become next President.
C. Chapter VP: Stay in contact with National Chapters and keep consistency in standards. Work closely with Vice President in helping with Standard Work and metrics for USU location.
D. Communications VP: Maintain and distribute internal information to club members. Update and maintain group website. Design and publish slides for College of Business TV screens. Head up all group marketing and advertising.
E. Education VP: Determine material to be taught in club, set up education schedule and arrange for guest speakers. Set up opportunities to receive Bronze Certification.
F. Networking VP: Contact businesses and individuals to find resources and educational opportunities; maintain knowledge of industry events related to club. Organize carrier fair meeting every semester.
G.Project Coordinator: Work with University, companies and other groups to set up and administer service projects to provide students with opportunities to apply lean principles and help the community. Work closely with Project Facilitators to keep projects consistent and on time.
H. Secretary: In charge of fiances for group. Take minutes on meetings and reserves rooms for group meetings and executive council meetings. Keeps track of membership in group and dues. Yearly register the group with CSCO.
Section 3: Officers shall be elected during the last May and last December meetings and shall serve for a period of two semester, not to hold the same executive office for more than two semesters time. Term extension can be granted with a majority executive vote allowing for re-election eligibility. Potential officer candidates will be decided through an application and interview process. After determining potential candidates (all eligible candidates that pass the preliminary interview and application process), officers shall be elected by majority (50 percent plus one) of the voting members present, providing a voting body is present. Officers will be removed if they violate any of the policies and procedures of ASUSU or as outlined in the Student Code. Officers also may be removed from office if they are not upholding their responsibilities. A vote of five of the eight officers is needed for officer removal. Also, the Officer in question must be in attendance, or given written prior (one week) notification, of the vote.
Section 1: Secretaries are appointed from those individuals expressing future leadership opportunities.
A. Secretaries are to assist with their respective Executives responsibilities. They assist in an attempt to learn how best to fulfil the VP position when they are the VP. They are also to collaborate regularly with the VP to discuss continuous improvement within their responsibilities.
Section 2: Temporary special committees may be established to carry out special assignments.
Section 1: This group shall not provide monetary gain, incidentally or otherwise, to its directors or membership except as payment for services rendered in the form of wages, salaries, or incentives.
1. Register each year by completing and submitting a new application, constitution, and mission statement.
2. Have six or more members.
3. Attend the mandatory monthly CSCO meeting. These will be held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the TSC Auditorium.
4. To be eligible for funding, clubs are strongly encouraged to promote Aggie pride by participating in the following activities:
a. Attend the monthly CSCO meetings
b. Homecoming Activities
i. Street Painting
c. Aggie Week of Welcome (WOW)
d. Christmas Tree Lane
e. Other campus activities as determined by the Campus Diversity and Organizations VP and CSCO Director
5. Hold a minimum of one meeting per month with 40% attendance of club members.
6. Abide by university standards and regulations.
7. Turn in documentation of activities and service projects to Campus Diversity and Organizations Vice President.
8. Turn in information sheets of updates and changes in club leadership, if applicable.
9. Hold one service project per semester that is approved by the Campus Diversity and Organizations VP or CSCO Director. The Service Project approval form is in included in this handbook.
Recognition of a college club is a privilege, not a right. This privilege carries with it certain responsibilities. Club members are obligated to conduct themselves in a manner that is a credit to themselves, their fellow club members, advisers, and the University. Failure to uphold these responsibilities may result in the temporary or permanent loss of recognition and accompanying privileges.
Once your club is registered, you may enjoy a variety of privileges. These include:
• Right to participate in such activities as Day on the Quad, Week of Welcome, Homecoming Week activities, Christmas Tree Lane, and A-Day
• Opportunity to receive funding from CSCO
• Use of Utah State University’s name in association with your club
• Use of TSC rooms free of charge
• Access to the ASUSU Design Room
• Allocation of 50 copies per semester
• Up to 200 free mailings per year
• Free USU e-mail account
1. Student clubs or organizations may have its registration suspended by the Student Involvement & Leadership Center or the Vice President of Student Services if the organization submits falsified required information or if there is a violation of the written policies of ASUSU or any provision of the USU Student Code. The Student Code is available online at http://www.usu.edu/stuserv/scode/
2. Student Clubs or organizations shall not conduct activities that interfere with or disrupt the educational activities of the university.
3. Student clubs or organizations will be held responsible for the actions of its members. If a club’s actions are in iolation of university policy or USU Student Code, disciplinary action will be taken. The members are accountable for iolations of federal, state, or local laws; the ASUSU constitution; and the regulations of the university.