The Constitution of the Harvard Undergraduate Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer Business Society (HUBBS)
Article I: Mission
- HUBBS is dedicated to opening pathways for BGLTQ students interested in finance, consulting, and technology to pursue their career goals. Given that BGLTQ students are underrepresented in the business sector, our goal is to connect, advise, and support these students who are considering careers in business.
Article II: Membership
- All Harvard College students are eligible for membership, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical disability.
- Active membership is established by either attending at least one meeting per year or staying subscribed to the HUBBS-Open email list
- Formal resignation from the group is not required to terminate membership.
- Members do not pay dues.
Article III: Officers
- All members are eligible to run for any officer position.
- Tenure for all positions will be January 01-December 31 of each year.
- The officer positions are as follows:
Co-Presidents (two positions in total)
The two Co-Presidents will serve as the chief executive officers of the group by leading meetings and having final jurisdiction over matters regarding all finances, communications (including website design), meetings, and events that HUBBS pursues. The two Co-Presidents will also oversee the board member selection process for all positions other than the Co-Presidents.
The secretary shall take notes at all HUBBS meetings and events, serve as a liaison to the Office of Student Life, the Office of Career Services, and other Harvard administrative offices, and oversee all aspects of HUBBS elections.
The Treasurer will write all grants for the organization and supervise all financial matters, including accurate records of the organization’s financial affairs such as the budget, corporate sponsorship, and expenses & reimbursement.
Digital & Design Chair
The Digital & Design Chair will be in charge of developing, creating content for, and maintaining the organization’s website. The Digital & Design Chair will also create publicity emails and other publicizing materials for events thrown by other board members as necessary.
External Relations & Sponsorship Chair
The External Relations Chair will be in charge of obtaining and maintaining corporate sponsorship and relations, as well as directing all corporate mail merge affairs.
The Social Chair will plan all parties and non-professional mixers.
Financial Services Chair
The Financial Services Chair will assist the External Relations Chair in obtaining and maintaining corporate sponsorships and relationships for financial services companies, and plan professional mixers & career panels associated with financial services.
The Consulting Chair will assist the External Relations Chair in obtaining and maintaining corporate sponsorships and relationships for consulting companies, and plan professional mixers & career panels associated with consulting.
The Technology Chair will assist the External Relations Chair in obtaining and maintaining corporate sponsorships and relationships for technology companies, and plan professional mixers & career panels associated with technology.
University Relations & Allyship Chair
The University Relations & Allyship Chair will organize co-sponsorships for all events, including co-sponsorship funding & supplies requests for events, and will also plan all events related to allyship for BGLTQ individuals in the professional world.
Business School & Mentorship Chair
The Business School Chair will run the HUBBS-HBS mentorship program, plan all event related to business school recruitment and information sessions, and obtain and maintain relationships with business schools across the world.
Nonprofit & Alternative Businesses Chair
The Nonprofit & Alternative Businesses Chair will assist the External Relations Chair in obtaining and maintaining corporate sponsorships and relationships for nonprofits & businesses alternative to the heavily recruited financial services, consulting, and technology sectors at Harvard, and plan professional mixers & career panels associated with nonprofit & alternative businesses.
Article IV: Elections, Board Member Selection, Appointments, & Impeachment
- Board member selection for all positions will be held at a prudent time during the school year in the Mid November-Early December time period.
- The Co-Presidents will write an application form for all board positions other than the Co-President positions and will decide who is admitted to the board, asking for board feedback when necessary.
- The outgoing board, including the outgoing Co-Presidents, will vote on the incoming Co-Presidents. Current board members who are also running for a Co-President position are also eligible to vote and may vote for themselves. The ballot will be a secret ballot. The Secretary shall oversee this election process. A Co-President candidate does not have to be present at the time of election to run.
- In the event that a board member drops out or is impeached, the Co-Presidents alone shall be in charge of appointing a new board member, asking for board feedback when necessary. If a Co-President drops out or is impeached, the remaining Co-President alone shall be in charge of appointing a new Co-President.
- Any two board members may move to impeach a board member, including a Co-President, at any time. All board members, except the member being impeached, may vote on the individual’s impeachment. Any vote greater than 50% of the board (exactly 50% is not enough) is enough to oust a board member.
Article V: Amendments
- The constitution may be amended by a vote greater than 50% of the board (50% alone is not enough to amend the constitution).
- Any two members may propose an amendment at any time.
Article VI: Voting
- Greater than 50% of the board must be present for a vote on any matter to take place (50% alone is not enough).
- Absentee voting is allowed in any circumstance that requires a vote.
Article VII: Meetings
- The Co-Presidents shall be in charge of the organization’s meeting structure and frequency as they see fit. The Co-Presidents may call a meeting of the board or plan a general meeting at any time deemed necessary.