The name of this organization shall be the Chemical Engineering Professional Graduate Student Organization.


The goals of this Chapter shall be to: (1) host industrial and professional events for the holistic development of the Chemical Engineering Professional Master’s Program (PMP) students; (2) maintain an avenue for current students to voice concerns and suggest improvements for the program; and (3) provide incoming students with resources for transition.

ARTICLE III - Membership

Any current or prospective School of Chemical Engineering graduate student of the PMP under the discretion of the Executive Board at Purdue University shall be a member. Membership and participation are free from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.

ARTICLE IV - Officers

The Executive Board shall be comprised of nine officers. These are the: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Industrial Liaison, Graduate Committee Liaison, Professional Development Chair, Philanthropy & Social Activities Chair and Marketing & Communication Chair.

ARTICLE V - Duties of Officers

The President shall be the chief executive officer of the chapter and shall be responsible for the overall operation of the organization, providing direction and support to the other officers. The President shall run the all-member meetings of the chapter. The President shall review and update the Constitution and By-Laws with the Executive Board at the beginning of each Spring semester and suggest changes as necessary. The President shall then present the revised Constitution to the general members in an all member meeting for approval in a secret ballot majority vote.

The Vice President shall assist the President in the performance of his/her duties. He/ She must be   up-to-date on all student organization communication and events. The Vice President will assume the duties of the President in his/her absence. The Vice President shall also be responsible for drafting the Annual Budget along with the Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall keep accounts, deposit monies, and make expenditures in a manner approved by the Business Office for Student Organizations (BOSO). He/ She shall keep up-to- date adequate financial records and permit their inspection by any other member of the committee or the advisor upon request. The Treasurer shall be responsible for drafting the Annual Budget for the organization along with the Vice President. He/ She shall deliver to his/her successor all chapter records and funds in his/her possession in good order.

The Secretary shall act as the point of communication between the organization members and the department and also within the Executive Board members. He/ She must keep a record of all the members and activities of the organization. The secretary will be responsible for organizing the weekly meetings of the organization and also prepare the organization's calendar of events.

The Industrial Liaison shall coordinate with the Advisor of the organization to invite industrial partners for technical and professional development presentations and seminars. The Industrial Liaison shall also attempt to organize various networking events between PMP students and experts in the chemical engineering discipline.

The Graduate Committee Liaison shall represent the PMP students at the Graduate Student Organization meetings. The Graduate Committee Liaison should attend the meetings and provide suggestions to the committee about the program on behalf of all the other PMP students.

The Professional Development Chair shall be responsible for coordinating events that foster professional growth, which include but are not limited to, guest lectures, career development programs, communication seminars and outside career fairs.

The Philanthropy & Social Activities Chair shall be responsible for planning philanthropic, social and sporting activities throughout the academic year.

The Marketing and Communications Chair shall be responsible for maintaining and updating the ChE-PGSO website, calendar and social media page in a timely manner

ARTICLE VI - Amendments to the Constitution

Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed at any all member meeting by any member of the chapter. Adoption of an amendment shall be by two-thirds vote of all members attending the next all member meeting after hearing opinions of executive board members. All amendments to the Constitution or By-Laws are subject to the approval of the Office of the Dean of Students.

ARTICLE VII - Custody of the Constitution and By-Laws

One copy of the Constitution and By-Laws shall be in the possession of the chapter advisor, President and Secretary of the Chapter. Each of the aforementioned officers shall promptly deliver his/her copy to his/her successor. The constitution shall be available to all members or shall be supplied to members if requested.


ARTICLE I - Election of Officers

Elections shall be held during the orientation week for the incoming students following positions in this order: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Industrial Liaison, Graduate Committee Liaison, Professional Development Chair and Philanthropic & Social Activities Chair. The choice between two or more candidates shall be made by secret ballot. The candidate with the simple majority of member votes shall be declared elected. Each position shall last until the end of the academic year.

Any positions necessary to fulfill the purpose of the organization shall be created by the Executive Officers of the chapter. A position whose purpose has been fulfilled may be dissolved by the Executive Board.

If any officer decides to step down before his/her term concludes, permission must be taken from the Advisor. Should an executive board member position, not including the President, become vacant the remainder of the Executive Board shall vote to fill the position.

Should the President have to step down before his/her term concludes, the Vice President will become the President, and the Executive Board will vote on the Vice President replacement.


The dues shall be determined annually by the Executive Board. 


ARTICLE III - Assessments

Assessments for any specific purpose may be appropriated by a two-thirds vote of a majority of the Executive Board. Quorum of this vote is at minimum 75% of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE IV - Meeting Schedule

Attendees of Executive Board meetings shall be Executive Board members, the Program Administrator and the Advisor.

There shall be full chapter meetings which will coincide with the organization's events during the academic year. In addition, there shall be bi-weekly Executive Board meetings.

ARTICLE V - Amendments to the By-Laws

Amendments to the By-Laws shall be proposed and adopted by the procedure specified in Article VI of the Constitution. All amendments to the constitution and bylaws are subject to the approval of the Student Activities and Organizations (SAO) Office. They MAY NOT take effect until they have been approved.

Constituted by the officers of Chemical Engineering Professional Graduate Student Organization, Purdue University on 09/28.2017


Advisor: Bryan W. Boudouris



Program Administrator: Corwin S. Green