ARTICLE 1. NAME
1.1. This organization shall be known as the Student Chapter of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) at Notre Dame, hereinafter called the "Chapter."
ARTICLE 2. PURPOSE
2.1. The purpose of the Chapter shall be to promote the discipline of Optical Science and Engineering through the organized effort of this group in study, research, and discussion; to disseminate knowledge of the field of Optical Engineering; and to further the professional development of the students.
2.2. The Chapter shall promote membership in SPIE by acquainting the student body with the ideas, purposes, and objectives of SPIE.
2.3. The organization and operation of the Chapter shall be in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of SPIE.
ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP
3.1. Membership shall be limited to graduate students of the University of Notre Dame.
3.2. Membership shall consist of at least ten (10) student members of SPIE.
3.3. There shall be no membership discrimination based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, or age.
ARTICLE 4. STUDENT ASSOCIATION
4.1. The Chapter shall be recognized by and subject to the regulations of the University's/College's Student Association as an official on-campus organization.
ARTICLE 5. OFFICERS
5.1. The Officers of the Chapter shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
5.2. To be eligible for Office, a candidate must be a current student member of SPIE and a member in good standing in the Student Chapter.
5.3. The Officers of the Chapter shall be elected in the manner prescribed by the Bylaws of the Chapter. They shall hold office for a period of one (1) year.
ARTICLE 6. CONSTITUTION
6.1. This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Chapter membership provided the amendments were proposed at least one meeting before the time of voting. Upon passage, an amendment becomes effective as soon as it is approved by Student Activities Office of the University of Notre Dame and then SPIE Headquarters.