The purpose of a Clemson University Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Task Force is to serve in an advisory capacity to the university administrators, faculty, staff, and students regarding matters which affect the LGBTQ people. More specifically, the objectives of the Task Force are:
lll. Expectations of Task Force Members
The LGBTQ Task Force members are expected to:
lV. Nominating Committee
The membership of the Task Force shall be comprised of 3 undergraduate students, 3 graduate students, 3 faculty, 3 staff, and two administrators, all appointed by the President of the university. The Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Undergraduate student government association, and graduate student government association shall each nominate a representative to be appointed by the President to serve as a member on the LGBTQ Task Force.
Membership will be limited to members of the university who are in good standing with the university.
The membership will elect the following officers from among the members: A chairperson, a chair-elect, and a secretary.
The Chair shall be the presiding officer of the LGBTQ Task Force. The Chair shall preside over all meetings; have general and active management of the business of the Task Force; be responsible for carrying out all decisions and resolutions of the Task Force; and initiate communication or respond to inquiries from the president or other officials.
The Chair-Elect shall succeed to the position of the chairperson at the conclusion of the Chair’s term of office. The Chair-Elect shall assume the duties and authorities of the Chair when the Chair is absent. In the event that the Chair resigns or is unable to serve the Chair-Elect assumes the role of the Chair. An interim Chair-Elect shall be selected to serve the remainder of the Chair-Elect’s term by a vote of the Task Force members.
The Chairperson of the LGBTQ Task Force shall retain a secretary to keep the official roll at all meetings of the Task Force to determine whether a quorum exists; to prepare and publish notices, agendas, minutes and perform other related duties.
Initially, the Task Force will have four standing committees. They are:
Each committee shall have a chairperson who is elected by the LGBTQ Task Force annually. The chairperson must be a member of the LGBTQ Task Force in order to be eligible to serve as a committee chairperson.
The bylaws may be amended at any regular Task Force meeting where there is a quorum. Two thirds of the members present are required to approve an amendment to the bylaws.
lX. Standing Rules
All meetings are normally open unless the Task Force goes into an executive session.
Any non-member may request the privilege of speaking before the Task Force on any item or topic not already on the meeting agenda.
Upon the approval of the chair, a non-member may also speak on any item on the agenda.
The chair shall have the authority to place a time limit on the remarks of any participant of a Task Force meeting.