The Turkish Student Association (TSA) is a student organization at Indiana University, Bloomington for those who share an interest in Turkish culture, language, cuisine, etc. TSA tends to have anywhere between one hundred and two hundred members at a time. Our primary goals as a student organization are to serve as a bridge between the greater student body and Turkish students; to introduce Turkey and Turkish culture to the American public; to help Turkish students in their transition to America and American life; and to provide a forum for the benefit, be it professional or social, of the Turkish community in Bloomington.
Aybike Şeyma Tezel
PhD Student in Central Eurasian Studies
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Yılmaz Köylü in Second Language Studies
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President: Fatih Ergulec,PhD Student Vice President:Keely Bakken, MPA/MA Student Secretary: Serhat Erumit, PhD Student Treasurer: Yasin Aslan, PhD Student
President: Inci Aksu Kargin,PhD Student Vice President: Adnan Ozsoy, PhD Student, aozsoy(at)indiana.edu Secretary: Yilmaz Koylu, PhD Student Treasurer: Sabri Dogan, MS Student
President: Doga Tuncay, MS Student, firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President: Huseyin Cagri Corlu, MS Student, email@example.com Secretary: Mehmet Kokum, MS Student, firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer: Ozgur Ozdemir, MS Student, email@example.com Cultural Chair: Safak Kilictepe, PHD Student, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Turkish Student Association at Indiana University, Bloomington is a nonpolitical, social support organization. Association's primary objectives are:
--> To promote fellowship among Turkish students, scholars, their families and any interested person living in Bloomington, regardless of race, sex, ethnic group, political affiliation, citizenship, faith, or sexual preference;
--> To represent Turkey and its culture;
--> To help new students and scholars adjust to the local environment.
ARTICLE I : Name
The name of this student association is the Turkish Student Association (TSA) at Indiana University, Bloomington.
ARTICLE II : Membership
This association is open to all persons who have an interest in Turkey and its culture; to those persons who wish to share in promoting friendship among the members and the rest of Indiana University-- Bloomington community.
There is no limitation to the size of our membership numbers. This is as long as the majority of active members are connected with Indiana University in some way --- student, faculty, or staff.
There are two kinds of members - voting members and nonvoting members. Only the members who pay their dues before the election call are called Voting Members and can vote in all elections and meetings and be candidate for Executive Committee in the elections. Other members are called Nonvoting Members.
Dues will be determined and assessed at the beginning of each academic year by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE III: Executive Committee
The Executive Committee consists of the following officers: President, Vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Committee may include additional members to be present in the committee as the need dictates.
The selection process is as follows:
1. All officers are selected by a majority vote, that is one vote more than the half of the total number of members present at election meeting. The election meeting will be called by the Executive Committee the Friday following the Spring Break. The candidates should be nominated no later than Wednesday preceding the election day.
2. All officers serve one academic year starting on the first day of the first Summer Session. The officers may be reelected for two successive years.
3. Office vacancy may be filled by a designated member of the TSA, nominated by the Executive Committee. The designated appointee would serve in the vacant office during the rest of the academic year. Exception to this, the office of president should be filled by the vice-president
4. Amendments may be submitted and voted via e-mail.
ARTICLE IV : Duties of officers
President: will assume the position of a chairperson.
Vice-president: will assist the president in her/his duties.
Secretary: will keep a directory of the TSA and will be responsible for all publicity of the association.
Treasurer: will be responsible for all financial transactions and the collection of dues. The treasurer shall give a report at the annual regular meeting.
ARTICLE V : Meetings
Three regular mass meetings will be called by the Executive Committee. These meetings will be scheduled as follows:
1. First meeting: First Friday of Fall Semester
2.Second meeting: No less than one month before the annual Turkish Coffee Hour, depending on its date.
3.Election meeting (see Article III )
Beside these regular meetings, additional meetings may be called at anytime by Executive Committee.
The agenda of these meetings will be announced in advance by the respective Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VI : Amendments
This Constitution may be amended by a two-third affirmative vote of those members present at meeting. This amendment shall be proposed by at least one forth of members and shall be submitted to the Executive Committee two weeks prior to next regular meeting. The proposal of amendment shall be announced to all members as a part of the agenda.
ARTICLE VII: Faculty Advisor
The Faculty Advisor will be determined by the Executive Committee and will be on duty for one academic year.
The Faculty Advisor is encouraged to participate in all meetings of the TSA.
ARTICLE VIII : Ratification
This Constitution and its eight articles are ratified by twenty members present at a meeting called for on January 16, 1998. The meeting is called by the signers of this Constitution who will also be presenting it to the TSA.