L G B T C a m p u s O r g a n i z i n g
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UMASS, AMHERST LESBIAN BISEXUAL GAY ALLIANCE
ARTICLE 1: NAME
The name of the organization is the Lesbian Bisexual Gay Alliance (LBGA)
ARTICLE 2: PURPOSES
To provide safe space for all lesbians, bisexuals, gay people, heterosexual allies, and those
questioning their sexuality.
To provide an opportunity for lesbians, bisexuals, gay people, and heterosexual allies to
develop a positive self concept, and to support their coming out processes.
To provide advocacy for the LBGHA community, and to work toward dismantling oppres
sion in all its forms.
To increase awareness and acceptance of oppressed groups within the LBGHA commu
nity, and to foster and insure cooperation and unity among all subgroups of the LBGA.
To sponsor activities and programs which provide opportunities for members of the
LBGHA community to meet and connect.
To facilitate discussion of current issues and and interests concerning the LBGHA com
ARTICLE 3: MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to anyone in the University community who expresses good will
toward lesbians, bisexuals, gay people, and heterosexual allies. Voting privileges are
limited to SGA members.
Persons elected to the Advisory Board of the LBGA are automatically members of the
Membership is obtained by registering with the Office Manager at an Infosocial or in the
LBGA office. Voting privileges will commence at the Infosocial following registration.
Membership lasts for one year after the date of registration and is renewable.
Membership and voting privileges may be denied to anyone who is an obstruction to the
general well being of the LBGA; a 2/3s vote of the membership at an Infosocial is
ARTICLE 4: SUBGROUPS
A subgroup is a group within the LBGA formed by a sector of the LBGHA community
to address its specific issues and interests.
Subgroups shall be recognized by a simple majority of the Advisory Board.
Subgroups shall have a coordinator and a regular meeting time.
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