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ARTICLE I: Society of Human Resources (SHRM)

  1. This organization shall be known as the Rowan University chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


  1. To provide Rowan University students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of personnel in the field of Human Resource Management through affiliation with the Tri-State Human Resource Management Association of SHRM and the National SHRM organization.
  2. To promote the exchange of work-related experience of established business professionals with academic perspectives of student and faculty members through open forums and information exchanges.
  3. To encourage the growth and continuation of our careers in Human Resource Management through expanded knowledge, companionship, respect and mutual support among chapter members and through our affiliation with national, sponsoring and other student chapters.
  4. To achieve these purposes, there shall be no discrimination in individual membership or chapter affiliations because of race, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, or national origin.


Any student enrolled in classes at Rowan University may become a member of this chapter. This chapter shall not discriminate against any member or potential member in any way. Students wishing to join this organization will become a dues-paying student member of the national SHRM for national membership. Dues shall cost approximately $35.00 per year.


There will be an Executive Council composed of a Faculty Advisor, President, Vice President, and Secretary (constituting the Executive Committee), in addition to a Treasurer, Publications Chair, Recruitment Chair, and SGA Representative. This Council will be the advising and coordinating body responsible to the general membership of the chapter. All officers of this chapter shall be responsible for maintaining the chapter as a formal entity.

Any proposed project or program shall be brought before the Executive Council, reviewed, and if approved, set up and directed by a committee formed for that specific purpose from the general membership on a voluntary basis. Committees shall coordinate their efforts with those of an appropriate Executive Council member, who will serve in an advisory capacity.

Officers shall serve as a liaison between this student and its sponsoring local chapter Tri-State Human Resource Management Association of the Society for Human Resource Management.


Management of chapter practices, procedures and activities shall be vested in the Executive Council, which will consist of officers elected from this student organization. This chapter will decide qualifications of these officers, as necessary. These decisions must meet with the approval of the chapter Faculty Advisor(s). (General duties and stewardship of each executive position can be listed below).

As all members of the Executive Council perform specific administrative functions, all officers are to openly assist each other as needed in the efficient and professional performance of their respective duties.


Elections for all positions shall be held annually at a time designated by the Executive Committee, but should allow sufficient time for a smooth transition and sharing of information between outgoing and incoming officers. The election of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer shall take place at the general meeting during March. Student officers, who wish to continue in their current position and run for a second or possibly third term, may do so with the Advisor’s approval. The term of office shall be for one year and shall begin April 1 following the election.

If needed, the President shall fill a sudden vacancy on the Executive Council by appointing a temporary replacement. The matter shall then be brought to the attention of the general chapter membership. The membership will nominate and elect a fellow chapter member for the vacant position. In case of more than one candidate for a position, whomever captures the majority of votes is elected.

In the event membership becomes dramatically low and the electoral process becomes ineffective, the Faculty Advisor(s) may interview the remaining members of this general membership and appoint them to positions stated in these Bylaws in which the individuals will then represent this student chapter accordingly.

If the Faculty Advisor(s) position becomes vacant, the general membership of this chapter will nominate a professor of the Rowan University Human Resources Department. An offer to fill the vacant position will then be presented to the professor for acceptance. The acceptance must be completely voluntary. Any advisor must be a member of national SHRM. The advisory position must be filled by at least one Faculty Advisor.


There shall be 7 general meetings of the organization during the college year. The president, with the advice of the executive committee, shall determine the time and place of the meetings. Special meetings shall be held at the call of the president or upon written request of ten percent of the members. A quorum for all meetings of the organization and Executive Board shall consist of fifty-one percent. The order of business at all regular business meetings shall be:

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Reading of minutes
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Committee report
  6. Old business
  7. New business
  8. Program
  9. Adjournment


The following committees shall be appointed by the president with approval of the executive committee at the September general meeting.

  • Career Fair Committee - Responsible for the preparation of the annual Career Fair SHRM sponsors for the College of Business in cooperation with the other business clubs, to ensure the opportunity that allows our fellow classmates the opportunity to receive internships or possible jobs.
  • Membership Committee - Maintains the membership database by preparing and updating the membership roster for Board Members. They are also responsible for the chapter’s membership records with the official SHRM roster, correcting any discrepancies through National SHRM.
  • Publicity Committee - Promotes SHRM functions by maintaining the club bulletin board and posting upcoming events. Events should be publicized one week in advance at minimum. Will complete all advertisements of the organization’s functions, meetings, fundraisers, etc. They will handle contacts with all school media, such as "The Whit" and "Bottom Line". This person will also assist in the organization of all programs and handle communication with other clubs.
  • Program Committee – Works with the advisor and helps coordinates speakers for monthly meetings. Responsible for preparing directions, parking arrangements, and any technical requests.
  • Merit Award Committee – Helps the presidents and can be held responsible for maintaining accurate records of articles or events being used towards the Merit Award. Must complete and mail application with attachments by March 31.
  • Newsletter Committee - Will be held responsible for providing a newsletter of our clubs activities and distributed throughout the College of Business.
  • Representative of BOBA - Will hold a position in BOBA as appointed by the SHRM president. Whether holding a position on BOBA board, he/she will attend all regularly scheduled meetings. He/She will assist the president in carrying on SHRM’s duties in BOBA.

It shall be the duty of all committees to function as representative groups with the purpose of promoting the welfare of the organization as a whole. Special committees shall be appointed by the president as deemed necessary by the organization or the executive committee.


Neglect of duty by any member of the Executive Board shall result in immediate review by the Executive Board to discuss possible recommendations, ranging from reprimand to dismissal. Action will be taken by two-thirds vote of the Executive Board. Upon resignation, notice of the opening for election for this office will be made two weeks prior to an official meeting, at which time the new officer will be elected. The charged will be given a fair chance to defend him/himself at a special Executive Board meeting. Charges may be brought by any official member of SHRM.


The By-Laws and/or Constitution of the chapter may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members at an official meeting. The secretary shall make notice of an official meeting to all members at least two weeks prior to a meeting called to amend this constitution.

Code of Ethics

Rowan University’s SHRM chapter has adopted the National SHRM’s Code of Ethics. Click here to view our code of ethics.