Guidelines for Writing Bylaws
Power to create bylaws is usually given in the constitution and represents a rule book for day-to-day procedures. Generally, the constitutions establish the broad structure and format of an organization and the bylaws spell out the process and procedures to attain the goals and implement the structural format. Items such as the specifics of the nomination process for officers, the exact amount of dues, and the dues collection procedures, the specifics of committee operation, fundraising operations, etc. are best left to the bylaws.
FORM FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATION BYLAWS
The number of members needed to constitute a quorum
Rules for conducting elections
Procedure for filling an office that has been vacated
Procedure for amending the by-laws
Definition of the rules of order for conducting business
Procedure for dealing with delinquent members and officers
Method of spending funds
Time and place of meetings
Signatures of the president and faculty/staff advisor and date of adoption should appear at the end of the Bylaws.