International Christian Fellowship
Article I. Name of the
International Christian Fellowship
will be the official name of this organization. The abbreviation ICF
will be an acceptable form of reference to this organization.
Article II. Purpose.
The purpose of ICF will be to
function as an officially sanctioned autonomous campus chapter of
International Students, Inc. (ISI) with the stated goals of building
genuine friendships within the international student community,
sharing Christ’s love within that community in very practical ways,
and providing a program to help Christian international students
grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.
Article III. Membership.
Membership in ICF will be
comprised of those who hold to the beliefs, principles, and values
of this organization and who desire to work for the development of
them among Christian international students.
Section 1. Membership in ICF will be open to
students of The University of Texas at Dallas regardless of sex,
race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, or veteran
Section 2. Membership in ICF is limited to
students and/or faculty and staff of UT Dallas.
Article IV. Administration.
Section 1. The governing structure of the
ICF will be three appointed officers -- ICF Coordinator, Activities
and Events Coordinator, and Member Care Coordinator. The ICF
Coordinator is responsible for the overall development of the ICF
and its leadership team, the health and growth of the ICF, and
serves the group according to the needs of the group; he or she is
the ICF’s primary leader. The Activities and Events Coordinator is
the person responsible for developing a team of people to run the
program, activities, and events of the ICF. The Member Care
Coordinator is the person responsible for developing a team of
people to care for the spiritual needs of ICF constituents and
practical needs (within reasonable boundaries).
Section 2. Officers are appointed
in the late Spring to serve the ICF for the following academic year.
Appointment is by consensus of the governing structure of the ICF
which is its three appointed officers.
Article V. Executive Board.
Section 1. Decisions are made by consensus of the three
appointed coordinators (the governing structure in Article IV,
Section 1) and prayer according to biblical standards, so there is
Section 2. Inclusion of additional individuals in the
executive decision making process of the ICF shall be at the
discretion of the appointed coordinators according to needs and size
of the ICF. Such additional individuals might include ex-officio
advisors or additional coordinators.
Article VI. Faculty/Staff Advisor.
The ICF Coordinators will ask a full-time member of the UTD
faculty or staff to serve as official advisor to the group on
matters of university policy and standards.
Article VII. Meetings.
Section 1. Regular meetings shall be determined by consensus
of the ICF Coordinators. The ideal is a weekly evening meeting, but
that may not always best meet the needs of the membership.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by consensus of the
Article VIII. Method to Amend this Constitution.
This constitution may be amended to meet the changing needs of
the university and the ICF by consensus of the executive board
(Article V). Such changes must be consistent with the ministry of
International Students, Inc. or the ICF may risk losing it’s
officially sanctioned status by ISI.
Article IX. Dissolution Clause.
Section 1. In the event of permanent incapacitation,
resignation, or removal of all of the coordinators in the
administrative structure of the ICF, remaining ICF members shall
seek to appoint another set of coordinators from amongst themselves
by consensus of the group remaining. If this is impossible, the
organization will cease to exist.
Section 2. Should the organization cease to exist, any funds
held in the name of the organization shall be given to another UTD
Christian student organization.