Bylaws:

Article I: Name
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be Women in Chemistry.
Article II: Purpose
Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be to help foster relationships between women in the University of Chicago’s Department of Chemistry for mutual encouragement, and to promote women in science by creating a supportive environment through engaging speakers and monthly social events.
Article III: Field of Membership
Section 1. Membership includes all enrolled University of Chicago students interested in meeting to promote the mission of fostering a supportive environment for women in the Department of Chemistry. Voting membership is limited to currently registered University of Chicago students.

Section 2. All currently registered University of Chicago students are eligible for membership.

Article IV: Officers
Section 1. There shall be two to four officers responsible for coordinating monthly meetings and events, from here on called the coordinators.

Section 2.  The coordinators must be currently registered University of Chicago graduate students in the Department of Chemistry.

Section 3. Coordinators will serve one-year terms.

Section 4. Coordinators will be responsible for scheduling and running monthly meetings or events, reserving rooms, arranging food and transportation as needed, and handling funds. They will also keep a record of their meetings and events to pass on to their successors.

Section 5. New coordinators will be selected on a volunteer basis at the first meeting of the academic year. If there are more volunteers than positions, a vote will occur at this meeting. The two individuals with the most votes will be the new coordinators.

Article V: Elections
Section 1. New coordinators will be selected at the first meeting of the academic year. If a vote is necessary, it will occur at this meeting.

Section 2. Only members present at this meeting may vote.

Article VI: Handling of Funds
Section 1. All funds collected will be deposited in the Women in Chemistry’s University account with the Center for Leadership and Involvement.

Section 2. The coordinators shall handle the account and the organization’s finances.

Article VII: Amendments
Section 1. Proposed amendments to the bylaws should be brought to the attention of the coordinators, and they will be discussed at the following meeting.

Section 2. Two thirds of voting members present at this meeting must vote in favor of the amendment in order for it to pass.