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Purpose

The purposes of the Student Heritage Alliance Council shall be to preserve and maintain the heritage of the student body by acting as an advisory board for multicultural organizations.  Organizations and groups represented by SHAC shall embody elements of foreign culture, heritage, and/or language.

Membership

Membership in the organization shall be limited to the officers of SHAC (the executive board) and one (1) representative member of each organization represented within SHAC.  Each of these members are considered voting members.

Eligibility for membership or appointed or elected student officer positions may not be limited on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability.  The organization shall have no rules or policies that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability.

SHAC Affiliation

In order to become an organization affiliated with SHAC, an organization must submit a set of bylaws to SHAC, attend a SHAC meeting where they explain the multicultural aspects of their group, and be approved by a majority vote of voting members during a duly and constituted meeting of SHAC.

As an organization affiliated with SHAC, a member of the organization must attend the bi-weekly SHAC meetings in order to keep in good standing with the Student Heritage Alliance Council.  The member of the organization set to do this duty shall be recognized as the SHAC Representative and should be available during the times of the regular SHAC meetings.

The purpose of the affiliation with SHAC will be for SHAC to provide guidance and assistance in the planning of events for the organization, to provide programming for the organizations it councils, and to provide unique opportunities for the members of these organizations.

If you have any further questions or need more information regarding SHAC, please don’t hesitate to contact us!