Statutes

Full version can be downloaded from the links Stadgar (SV) or Statutes (EN)

  1. The name of the association is SKIP (hereafter referred to Association) – The Student Association for Knowledge in Informatics and Programming at the Department of Applied IT and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The Association is based in Gothenburg.
  2. The Association’s fiscal year coincides with the calendar year.
  3. A member is the person who:
    • Board members:
      • Are accepted at an annual meeting, or been appointed by the Board at the extraordinary annual meeting. To become a member you must: accept the rules for the resources that the latter has and have paid membership fee to GÖTA[1]. Only one community member can be admitted to the Board.
    • Community member:
      • Is the one who signs up as a member with the form of Skip’s site in the “Join SKIP” field. One must enter a valid name, social security number, email address, phone number and study program to become a community member. Having paid fee to GÖTA is highly recommended.
  4. Association’s goals:
    • Association’s internal goal is to:
      • Promote members’ knowledge and broaden technical skills in the field of information technologies and programming, provide members with opportunities for personal development, and the opportunity to make contacts for future work life and research through previous members of the Association.
    • Association’s external goals are to:
      • Support all students from all backgrounds in various technical areas in their courses via seminars, workshops and tutoring sessions.
      • Provide a selection of events in cooperation with corporations (companies), as an opportunity for students to make connections with businesses; to be informed about trends in the IT job market and skills required; and practice giving lectures and/or leading workshops by themselves.
  5. The Association’s operation structure is decided internally by the current year’s board members.
  6. The Board of the Association consist at least of: president, treasurer, and operations manager. A term of Board Members of the Association is one calendar year. All Board Members are elected for a term and can be re-elected as Board Members only one time. The maximum number of Board Members can be voted on at an annual meeting.
  7. At the Association’s annual meeting and decisions are taken by simple majority. The Chairman has the casting vote.
  8. The Association shall be audited by at least one auditor who is appointed by the annual meeting committee
  9. The Nomination Committee consists of the Chairman and two other members elected by the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee meets when the Chairman or at least half of the members decide so. The Nomination Committee should give at least four week notice before the annual meeting to those whose term of office expires at the annual meeting’s end, if they want to be a candidate for the next term. If a member wants to be re-elected the Nomination Committee does not have to prepare a proposal for the replacement, however, it is free for every one of the members to announce his candidacy to Nomination Committee. If a member is not interested in being re-elected he/she prepare a proposal on replacement to Nomination Committee 2 weeks before the annual meeting, and notify the Nominating Committee voting members of their proposals.
  10. The association has two authorized signatory which are the Chairman and Treasurer.
  11. The Board Members meeting shall be held at least once per semester. Notice of the next meeting should be sent to all parties by electronic mail.
  12. Information about the annual meeting must be sent by electronic mail at least two weeks in advance. Deadline for the submission of the management report, annual report, auditors’ report, next year budget, next year’s business plan, agenda, motions and other matters is must be sent one day before the notice of the annual meeting (i.e. no later than two weeks before the meeting is to be held). The meeting shall be held before GÖTA’s annual meeting.
  13. The Association shall not engage in commercial activities other than renting out server space, virtual or physical, to students, student groups, student associations, other associations or external parties. It is not allowed for members to exploit the Association for private income-generating activities. The Association, however, can conducting external missions where compensation comes in the form of contributions from the sponsor.
  14. In the event of the Association’s dissolution, the debts are paid and other assets managed by GÖTA, until the new activity can start.
  15. Members can be excluded from the Association if they clearly violate these statutes, the Association’s meeting decisions or conduct, or causing the Association or GÖTA damage by illegal activities. The Board decides in these cases about excluding the guilty member. Further, members who did not participate in the activities can be excluded during the annual meeting. Decisions by the Association’s board of exclusion issues have to be reported to GÖTA board.
  16. Changes in statutes takes place only by a 2/3 majority of the members present at two consecutive annual meetings (or extraordinary general meetings), or by outright majority directly.
  17. Members who are active and contribute to society’s well-being can be rewarded.

Last updated 2016-04-22 by Jani Pasanen & SKIP’s board

[1] if SKIP wants to have Göta’s student organization status

 

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