THE CONSTITUTION

Article 1. Name of Organization


1.01. The name of the organization shall be the Dartmouth Union of Bogglers. (The "Organization").

Article 2. Objectives and Purposes


2.01. The purposes for which the Organization is to be organized shall be consistent with the aims and objectives of a liberal arts education as pursued by Dartmouth College. No purpose or objective of the Organization shall be in conflict with applicable state or federal laws presently in force or hereafter enacted.

2.02. The specific purposes and objectives which the Organization shall be organized to pursue include the aim to provide opportunities for participation and competition in the game of Boggle at Dartmouth College and to provide an alternate social and intellectual outlet for students at the College.

2.03 Hazing practices within the organization are prohibited pursuant to New Hampshire State law as stated in the Handbook.

Article 3. Membership


3.01. Membership in the Organization shall be open to all members of the Dartmouth Community without regard to race, color, creed, sex, physical ability, sexual orientation, or national origin. The organization must have at least ten (10) undergraduate members. In no event shall more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the Members be non-Dartmouth students. All officers must be Dartmouth undergraduates.

3.02. Membership in the Organization shall be determined by attendance at two meetings of the Organization. All Members (herein so-called) shall have equal rights and privileges with respect to the election of the Officers of the Organization (defined below).

Article 4. Officers and Duties


4.01. The Officers of the Organization shall consist of a President, one Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer who, with the Adviser to the Organization, shall constitute the Executive Committee (herein so-called) of the Organization.

4.02. No non-Dartmouth undergraduate student shall be eligible to be an Officer of the Organization.

4.03. Any Dartmouth undergraduate eligible to be an Officer of the Organization shall not be permitted to hold more than one office in that organization at any one time.

4.04. The Officers of the Organization shall be elected by majority vote of the Members present during a meeting to be called in the third week of term for the purpose of electing the officers.

4.05. The President shall, with the advice of the Executive Committee, plan and coordinate the events to be sponsored by the Organization in forthcoming terms; with the Treasurer, prepare and present an annual budget request to COSO, and shall in all events serve as a liaison with COSO.

4.06. In the absence of the President, or should the President prove unable or unwilling to perform the duties described in Section 4.05 above, the Vice President shall assume the responsibilities of the President. In addition, the Vice President shall preside over all meetings of the Executive Commuttee called pursuant to Section 5.06 below and shall also perform other duties as the President may assign from time to time.

4.07. The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records of the Organization and shall be allowed to request checks or purchase orders on behalf of the Organization. The Treasurer shall prepare and present any budget requests to COSO. The officers shall insure that all funds are properly kept within the College accounting system. No outside accounts are permitted.

4.08. The Secretary shall be responsible for calling meetings, recording accurate minutes, scores, and interesting words found of any Meeting of the Membership. The Secretary shall also record all votes of the Membership or Executive Committee. The Secretary shall be responsible for the writing and distribution of a newsletter or other notice to the Membership informing them of any Meeting or other gathering of the Organization, and furthermore shall at all times maintain an accurate and complete list of the Membership of the Organization.

4.09. The Advisor to the Organization must be either a faculty member or administrator of the College. The Advisor shall provide guidance and administrative assistance in the direction, management, and planning of the Organization.

4.10. Any Officer of the Organization may resign at any time by delivering a written notice of such resignation to the President, or in the case of the resignation of the President, to the Vice President.

4.11. At the next regular meeting of the Membership of the Club, an election shall be held to elect an Officer to fill the position made vacant by such resignation.

4.12. Any Officer of the Organization may be removed from such office by a two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the Members.

Article 5. Quorum and Meetings


5.01. A quorum shall exist at any Meeting of the Membership where at least fifty percent (50%) of the Members then in residence at Dartmouth are in attendance.

5.02. Actions requiring a majority vote at any Meeting at which a quorum is not present may be submitted to the Members for a mail vote.

5.03. Regular Meetings (herein so-called) of the Organization shall be held at least once a week at such a time and place to be determined by the Secretary.

5.04. Regular Meetings will consist of playing the game of Boggle in accordance with the rules laid out in Article 8.

5.05. All Members shall be notified of any Meeting and the nature of the business to be transacted thereat at least one day before such Meeting. No Meeting shall be called with the intent to exclude any one Member or any portion of the Membership.

5.06. The Executive Committee of the Organization shall meet at least once before any Meeting of the Membership at such time and place to be determined by the President. At such Meetings of the Executive Committee a quorum shall be deemed to be the attendance of any three (3) members of the Executive Committee.

Article 6. Voting


6.01. Each Member shall have one (1) vote.

Article 7. Miscellaneous


7.01. This Constitution shall have been presented to the Membership of the Organization and shall be ratified by a majority vote thereof.

7.02. This Constitution may be amended or repealed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Members of the Organization then in residence at Dartmouth.

7.03. Any amendment to this Constitution shall be attached hereto and made a part hereof for all purposes.

7.04. This Constitution and any amendments and changes hereto shall be kept on record with the Student Activities Office and shall be available to any Member of the Organization for inspection during reasonable office hours.

Article 8. Game play


8.01 Each round of Boggle shall have a four-letter word minimum and last for three (3) minutes.

8.02 Each round shall be scored as follows: unique four-letter words shall count as one (1) point, and one (1) additional point shall be added for each additional letter; e.g. a five-letter word shall garner two (2) points.

8.03 After completion of a round, the player who had the highest number of points in the previous round shall read his/her list of words, preferably with the help of illustrative sentences.

8.04 Disputed words shall be checked against the Official Scrabble Dictionary (either 2nd or 3rd edition.)

8.05 Each meeting shall require that each Member play a certain number of rounds of Boggle, wherein if p is an odd prime, the number of games played must equal p + 1. Rounds played by non-Members ("Guest Bogglers") may be any number of games.

Article 9. Amendments


9.01 During a round, players are forbidden from rotating or otherwise manipulating the board.

9.02 In addition to the 2nd and 3rd editions of the Official Scrabble Dictionary, words found in the National Scrabble Association Official Tournament and Club List and/or any edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary are acceptable.

9.03 In the event of player fatigue, limited time, or other emergencies, a "sudden-death" round may be played, wherein the first player to find a 5-letter word is proclaimed victor.

9.04 Each meeting shall require the completion of n rounds of Boggle (hereafter referred to as a rubber) where n=p+1 and p is a prime number no less than three (3). In the event that more than one Boggle board is in play, the required number of rounds shall be completed on each board.

9.05 In the event that a player claims to have no time to complete a full rubber, and exhibition round shall be played. This round is not to be counted toward the completion of a rubber.

9.06 No more than one exhibition round shall be played in any twenty-four hour period. If more than one such round it played, any player may proclaim "proceed to the rubber" at which point a rubber must be completed starting with n equal to two (2).