Student Orgs

Gustavus Adolphus College Model United Nations

Statement Of Purpose/ Mission
Provide interested members of the Gustavus community an opportunity to explore and become engaged in international affairs and the concept of the United Nations. Spread awareness regarding international affairs to the student body. To educate members in both the UN procedures and the essential skills of debate, public speaking, and conflict resolution. Provide opportunities for students interested in international politics to explore possible future careers.
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PREAMBLE We, the members of Model United Nations, to fully realize our purpose, do hereby adopt and establish this constitution as the guiding instrument of our organization. ARTICLE I Name The purpose of Model United Nations shall be to involve interested students in debate about current issues that affect the international community, and educate them about the organization of the United Nations. ARTICLE II Membership Section 1. Membership in Model United Nations shall be limited to persons officially connected with the Gustavus Adolphus College as faculty, staff, or students. Section 2. Membership in Model United Nations shall not be limited to persons based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. ARTICLE III Organization Section 1. The officers of Model United Nations shall be elected by active members. Any student seeking to hold or holding office must maintain the cumulative GPR requirement for graduation and remain in good standing in their respective college. Section 2. The elected officers of Model United Nations shall consist of a Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General, Secretary, Treasurer, and Fund-Raising Chair, who shall serve as the Executive Committee. Section 3. Elections: A. All officers shall be elected in the spring semester, and shall serve one-year terms. Newly elected officers will take office at the end of each academic year. B. All officers shall be elected by a simple majority of the votes cast. Only active members are eligible to vote. If no candidate for an office receives over one-half of the votes cast, then only the top two candidates will be placed on a second ballot for that office until a majority is reached. Section 4. Officer Duties: A. The President shall preside at Model United Nations meetings and act as a spokesperson for the organization, and have the authority to appoint all committee chairpersons and to create new committees should the need for new committees arise. B. The Vice President shall attend all meetings, unless unable as a result of an unavoidable conflict in schedule, for the purpose of remaining informed about the current proceedings of the organization. The Vice President shall preside at Model United Nations meetings in the event of the President's absence. Should the President resign before the completion of his term of office, the Vice President shall serve as President for the remainder of the academic year. C. The Secretary shall be responsible for documenting all Model United Nations business and correspondence. Such responsibilities of the Secretary include, but are not limited to, recording minutes at all Model United Nations meetings and maintaining up-to-date files for all members, which will include meeting attendance, fund-raiser participation, conference performance, and adherence to deadlines. D. The Treasurer shall handle all financial transactions of Model United Nations, including, but not limited to, the collection of dues, the payment of fees associated with attending conferences, the purchase of materials necessary for maintaining meeting efficiency. ARTICLE IV Dues and Finance Section 1. Model United Nations will finance its activities through membership dues, fund-raising projects, and may apply for funds from the Senate Finance Committee after it has been registered for one year and has become eligible for such funding. Section 2. Should dues and fund-raising not sufficiently cover the fees required to attend a conference, members planning to participate in the conference may be asked to provide additional funding later in the year.
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RoleOrganization TitleFull NameE-mail
AdvisorGustavus Model UNMimi Gerstbauermgerstba@gustavus.edu
PresidentGustavus Model UNPriscilla Oteropotero@gustavus.edu
PresidentGustavus Model UNSuleman Asifsasif@gustavus.edu
TreasurerGustavus Model UNAdam Bogenabogen2@gustavus.edu
SecretaryGustavus Model UNMarinna Lorenzmlorenz2@gustavus.edu
OtherGustavus Model UNEhsan Ali Asgharealiasgh@gustavus.edu
MemberModel UNGrant Longman-Wheelerglongman@gustavus.edu
MemberModel UNMaripaz AlvarezTostado GonzalezMendezmalvarez@gustavus.edu
Risk ManagerModel UNSamantha Pondersponder@gustavus.edu
MemberModel UNAaron Larrowalarrow@gustavus.edu
MemberModel UNSam Kuschel
MemberModel UNRafay Arshadmrafay@gustavus.edu
MemberModel UNTaylor Wicklundtwicklun@gustavus.edu
MemberModel UNAyushi Kalyaniakalyani@gustavus.edu
MemberModel UNBella Doughertyidougher@gustavus.edu