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CAB Constitution

 

The Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy’s Constitution of the Cadet Activities Board

 

Preamble

 

We, the cadets of the Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy (OMI), have created an organization in which to further promote the Pillar of Leadership and to further promote student activities by utilizing the democratic process, do ordain and establish this constitution.

 

Article I – Name and Purpose

 

Section 1: Name

 

The name of this organization shall be: The Cadet Activities Board (CAB) of the Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy.

 

Section 2: Purpose

 

The purpose of the Cadet Activities Board is to engage, voice, present, and implement various ideas within the student body while working with members of the Regiment Leadership, to create ample leadership opportunities.

 

Article II – Membership

 

Section 1: Authority

 

All Cadet Activities Board activities shall be directed by the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council (CABEC) under the authority granted by this Constitution and the Administration of Oakland Military Institute, and is subject to the approval of the Student Activities Officer, and or his/her appointed faculty advisors.

 

Section 2: Membership

 

  • All cadets shall be able to participate in Cadet Activities Board Events as long as they are in good standing with the Oakland Military Institute Community
  • All cadets will be allowed to campaign for a position onto one of the Cadet Activities Board Team(s) as long as they are in good standing with the Oakland Military Institute Community at the end of the current school year
  • All cadets of OMI are entitled to vote in all CAB Elections

 

Article III – CAB Organization Break Down

 

Section 1: Leadership Council

 

The Leadership Council shall consist of the Regiment Commander, Regiment Command Sergeant Major, The Cadet Activities Board President and The Cadet Activities Board Vice President. The Leadership Council shall be the governing body of the Oakland Military Institute’s Cadet Leadership Program. Student Activities Officer and the Commandant of the Academy shall be the advisors of each element of the Leadership Council.

 

Section 2: Cadet Activities Board Executive Council

 

The Cadet Activities Board Executive Council shall be the governing body of Oakland Military Institute’s Cadet Activities Board Program. The advisor shall be the Student Activities Officer.

 

Section 3: Class Committees

 

The Class Committees shall be the governing bodies of the Oakland Military Institute’s graduating classes’ activities.

 

Article IV- CABEC Officers and Responsibilities

 

Section 1: Cadet Activities Board Executive Council Positions:

 

The Cadet Activities Board Executive Council, shall consist of the following positions:

 

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Fundraising Commissioner
  6. Historian
  7. Public Affairs Commissioner
  8. Wellness Commissioner (2)
  9. Club Commissioners (2)
  10. Sports Commissioners (2)
  11. Spirit Commissioners (2)
  12. Middle School Ambassadors (2)

 

Section 2: Cadet Activities Board Executive Council Positions Appointed Externally:

 

  1. CAB President
  2. CAB Vice President
  3. Sports Commissioners
  4. Spirit Commissioners
  5. Middle School Ambassadors
  6. Club Commissioners

 

Section 3: Cadet Activities Board Executive Council Positions Appointed Internally:

 

  1. Secretary
  2. Treasurer
  3. Historian
  4. Wellness Commissioner
  5. Human Relations Commissioner
  6. Fundraising Commissioner
  7. Public Affairs Commissioner
  8. Support Committees
  9. Student Activities Officer Executive Administrative Assistant

 

Section 4: Terms

 

All cadets on the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council shall hold their position for one academic school year. This period runs from the day following their election, to the day following the next election of the following school year.

 

Section 5: Eligibility

 

  • All members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council must have attended OMI for one school year
  • All members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council shall maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • If members do not maintain a 3.0, they will meet with the Student Activities Officer to create a plan of action
  • Cadets must be off any type of contract by the end of the current academic school year
  • All members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council may NOT serve as a member of the Regiment Headquarters or Battalion Headquarters, Command Staff
  • To serve as either the President or Vice President, cadets must be an upperclassman (junior or senior) (exceptions can be made on a case by case scenario by the Student Activities Officer)
  • All members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council shall attend a mandatory training during the Summer Break
  • Members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council who chooses not to comply with any of the following requirements and/or who breaks the Oakland Military Institute‘s Code of Conduct, is subject to removal from their position, at the discretion of the Student Activities Officer and/or the Superintendent.

Section 6: Position Responsibilities

President: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, and leads all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, briefs the Student Activities Officer about all concerns from/about the cadets, briefs the Board of Directors once a month about all Cadet Activities with the Regiment Commander, is a member of the Leadership Council, meets with other members of the Leadership Council weekly regarding all cadet activities, problems, and morale, ensures all cadet activities are pushed down to the lowest level, maintains all OMI standards, maintains at least a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all Cadet Activities Board Events, must be an upperclassman, works with the Student Activities Officer, and Leadership Council for planning future events, emails OMI Community when applicable.

 

Vice President: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, ensures all members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council are present, fills in for the President when applicable, attends all board meetings with the President, leads the Jefferson Awards Students in Action Program at OMI, works with the Regiment Command Sergeant Major to promote school and community service, is a member of the Leadership Council, meets with other members of the Leadership Council weekly regarding all cadet activities, problems and morale, supports all CAB events, works with the Regimental Command Sergeant Major with all community and school service events, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events, must be an upperclassman, emails OMI Community when applicable.

Secretary: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, updates agendas and policies as needed, attends Leadership Council meetings, records minutes during Leadership Council meetings, records information during CAB Meetings, emails meeting notes to all members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council by 11:59 pm that evening, emails OMI Community when applicable, creates a schedule with all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council Cadets classes, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Treasurer: Briefs the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council on the amount of funds during every meeting, counts money at the end of each CAB Event with the Student Activities Officer or designated adult, works directly with the Fundraising Commissioner with all fundraisers, present at all CAB meetings/trainings, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Fundraising Commissioner: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, plans, leads, and execute all fundraising events/activities with the Student Activities Officer, ensures all resources are available prior to all fundraisers, maintains a fundraising spreadsheet, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Public Affairs Commissioner: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, maintains the CAB Website Link, “Upcoming Events,” “Coming Soon,” bulletin boards, creates all cadet activities flyers, ensures all CAB Announcements are made daily, decorates all CAB Events, puts up/take down all CAB Flyers in the main hallway, supports all CAB events, promotes OMI Events via social media, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events, emails OMI Community when applicable.

 

Historian: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, takes pictures of all OMI Events (Fall Fest, PIR, Formation, dances etc), collaborates with yearbook staff to completed CAB section of yearbook, adds to/creates an OMI Photo and video library by year, manages the Book of Traditions, assists with alumni affairs, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Sports Commissioner (2): Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, sets up school-wide sport related events (Teacher V. Cadets Intramural, Grizzly Games etc), publicizes sports and sport-related events via email, Instagram, Facebook, Loop, and flyers to raise awareness of athletics, works with the OMI Sports teams with fundraising, cheer on promotion of OMI Watch Parties, communicates with the Director of Cadet Activities, Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director about sporting events/games, communicates with Athletic Team Captains and Athletic Director/Assistant Athletic Director about recognition of players at OMI events (formation, Military Ball, etc.), and posts weekly about all sports for the entire school year, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events and games.

 

Club Commissioner (2): Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings, provides oversight over all OMI Cultural Initiatives, communicates between student unions and the CABEC, assists with the overall operations of OMI Clubs, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Human Relations Commissioner: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings, works closely with the Spirit Commissioners to oversee school-wide events, creates and distributes a monthly birthday list to the Public Affairs Commissioner, manages and leads the New Student Program, creates set class level events that will take place yearly (Junior BBQ, Senior Sunset/Sunrise, Overnighters etc), maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Spirit Commissioner (2): Present at all CAB meetings/trainings, plans all aspects of Fall Fest, Talent Shows, Winter and Spring Sports Rallies (themes, games, staff participants, logistics), announces cadet birthdays, creates other spirit events on the OMI campus and makes sure that the school maintains its level of esprit de corps, works directly with Sports Commissioners on rallies and other sporting events, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Wellness Commissioner: Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings, works closely with Cadet Services Wellness Coordinator to oversee wellness initiatives on campus (Challenge Day, Peer Mediators, Monthly Wellness themes etc.), works to plan wellness initiatives and events, collaborates with on-campus media to ensure best practices, promotes positive mental health in a safe and responsible manner, updates/maintains the wellness bulletin board, connect students with wellness resources, ability to maintain confidential information.

 

Middle School Ambassador (2): Present at all Cadet Activities Board Executive Council meetings/trainings, creates/organize middle school level events, represents the middle school in all CAB meetings/trainings, works on developing leadership skills in effort to be elected/appointed to a leadership position as a high school cadet, maintains all OMI standards, maintains a 3.0 GPA with no failing grades, attends 90% of all CAB Events.

 

Section 7: Responsibilities

 

All Cadet Activities Board Executive Council Cadets are expected to adhere to the following at all times:

  • Attends all classes on time and daily 
  • Participate in and complete all class assignments 
  • Positively represent their class and the Grizzly Community as a whole 
  • Maintain open communication with members of the OMI Community
  • Present and engaged at all CAB meetings/trainings
  • Attends 90% of all CAB Events 
  • Participate in all Spirit Days
  • Assists with REG Leadership Events as deemed necessary by the Leadership Council and/or Student Activities Officer
  • Maintain all OMI Standards
  • Set up events such as dances, Fall Fest, lunchtimes activities, etc
  • Assist with school-wide events (orientation, Small and Tall, March Madness, OMI BBQs, Fall Fest, etc) by running games, decorating, set up cleaning up, and any other assigned tasks
  • Create posters for all CAB Events
  • Help with publicity of all CAB Events and REG Events as necessary
  • Work well with all members of the OMI Community 
  • Works well with members of the Regiment Headquarters, Battalion Staffs, and Company Level Leadership
  • Start and maintain an informational binder for incoming elected committee members 
  • Be prepared for weekend and evening commitments 
  • Other commitments as deemed necessary by the Student Activities Officer

 

Section 8: Powers

All members of the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council are allowed the following:

  • To communicate with the Regiment via (but not limited to) Formation Announcements, parent bulletins, posters and fliers, newsletters, and social media
  • Create additional leadership positions for the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council or the class committees with the approval of the Student Activities Officer
  • Put on school-wide rallies, and social events
  • Create judging guidelines as well as rules for disqualification that relates to the abovementioned
  • Put on up to three Spirit Weeks throughout the school year. Additional spirit days/weeks will be approved on a case by case basis by the Student Activities Officer
  • The Cadet Activities Board Executive Council may utilize the office of the Student Activities Officer, the Leadership Lounge, the Regimental Hall Stage, or any other designated area to conduct meetings. If such a leadership lounge is available, the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council may decorate and furnish the Leadership Lounge
  • The Cadet Activities Board Executive Council may utilize members of the Regiment to assist with the help and implementation of school-wide events
  • The Cadet Activities Board Executive Council may ratify changes to specific Cadet Activities Board Executive Council duties
  • The Cadet Activities Board Executive Council may ratify changes to specific cadet activities policies with the approval of the Leadership Council
  • The Cadet Activities Board Executive Council may appoint Cadet Activities Board Executive Council Commissioners to take over any of the CABEC responsibilities as outlined in Article III Section 6

 

Article V- Class Committees

Section 1: Purpose

To lead each graduating class by organizing class level events to build morale and raise funds for that particular graduating class.

Section 2:  Eligibility

  • All members of the Class Committees must have attended OMI for one school year (may be waived with the approval of the CABEC, Adult Moderator, and Director of Cadet Activities)
  • All members on the Class Committees shall maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • If members do not maintain a 3.0, they will meet with the Student Activities Officer and their Adult Moderator, to create a plan of action
  • Cadets must be off any type of contract by the end of the current academic school year
  • All members on the Class Committees shall attend a mandatory training during the Summer Break (as needed)
  • Class Committee Cadets who do not comply with any of the following requirements and/or breaks the Oakland Military Institute‘s Code of Conduct, is subject to removal from their position, at the discretion of the Student Activities Officer and Adult Moderator

 

Section 3: Positions

The elected positions shall be:

  • Class President
  • Class Vice President
  • Class Treasurer
  • Class Secretary

 

Section 4: Positions

  • President: Shall organizes class level events, fundraising, communicate with his/her’s respective class, lead class during Spirit Week(s)/Day(s), and preside over class meetings; communicates information to the CABEC President
  • Vice President: Support the class president, assumes Class President Responsibilities in absence of the president, leads the Class Staff
  • Secretary: Annotates all key points during class meetings and emails them to the respective graduating class
  • Treasurer: Manages and keeps a list of finances for the respective graduating class, counts money in the presence of a designated adult

 

Section 5: Responsibilities

All Class Committee Cadets are expected to adhere to the following at all times:

  • Maintain all OMI standards
  • Present at all CAB meetings/trainings (as needed)
  • No excessive disciplinary issues
  • Attends 80% of all CAB Events 
  • Set up events such as dances, Fall Fest, lunchtimes activities, etc
  • Help with school-wide events (orientation, Small and Tall, March Madness, OMI BBQs, Fall Fest, etc) by running games, decorating, set up cleaning up, and any other assigned tasks
  • Maintain open communication with members of the OMI Community
  • Participate in all Spirit Days
  • Positively, represent their class and the Grizzly Community as a whole 
  • Attends all classes on time and daily 
  • Participate in and complete all class assignments 
  • Make posters and help with publicity 
  • Work well with all members of the OMI Community 
  • Maintain open communication with members of the OMI Community
  • Works well with members of the Regiment Headquarters, Battalion Staffs, and Company Level Leadership
  • Start and maintain an informational binder for incoming elected committee members 
  • Be prepared for weekend and evening commitments 
  • Other commitments as deemed necessary by the Cadet Activities Board Executive Council, Student Activities Officer, Adult Moderator, and the Leadership Council

 

Section 6: Powers

All Class Committee Cadets are allowed the following:

 

  • Communicate with the Regiment including but not limited to Formation Announcements, parent bulletins, posters and fliers, newsletters, and social media
  • Create additional leadership positions for the class committees with the approval of the Student Activities Officer
  • The Class Committees may utilize the office of the Student Activities Officer, the Leadership Lounge, the Regimental Hall Stage, or any other designated meeting area to conduct meetings
  • The Class Committees may choose a teacher to be the class advisor for their respective class no later than September. If an adult is not chosen, one will be appointed
  • The Class Committees may fundraise through the sales of class t-shirts and/or sweaters or other approved items with prior consent from the class advisor and the Student Activities Officer
  • The Class Committees may establish a Class Council to assist with class level activities, projects, and fundraisers

 

Article VI- Elections

 

Section 1: Applicable Officers

 

All positions as outlined in Article IV, Section 1, will be elected by the CAB procedures listed in the following section in Article V.

 

Section 2: Eligibility

 

Cadets seeking to run for either a Cadet Activities Board Executive Council or Class Committee position must be in compliance with the eligibility rules outlined in Article IV, Section 5.

 

Section 3: Campaign Guidelines

 

Candidates are allowed to campaign in the following manner:

 

  • Candidates may post a sign on any appropriate surface on the OMI Campus while utilizing painters tape
  • The signs may be no longer than 6ft wide by 7ft high
  • The Student Activities Officer will provide supplies if needed
  • The Student Activities Officer and/or an Administrator will have the authority to remove inappropriate posters
  • Posters are allowed to be posted during the allotted campaign time
  • Posters must not overlap one another
  • All posters must be properly discarded at the end of the election period
  • Candidates may campaign together
  • The following are prohibited and will result in disqualification
    • Any type of food handouts
    • Any handouts with adhesive
  • Candidates will not use any obscene, racist, or any other campaigning material that goes against the OMI Handbook
  • Candidates will not put down any other candidates

 

Section 4: Voting

  • All cadets will have an equal vote in the CAB Elections.
  • Elections shall take place in a designated class via paper ballot or online
  • All candidates who campaign will be on their respective classes ballot and/or the CABEC Ballot. Once the student body has voted, the Student Activities Officer will select from the top three candidates. He/she may or may not create a special council of adults or alumni to assist with the selection process.

Article VII- Internal Appointments

Section 1: Appointment Process

Cadets, who are interested in internal appointments, must speak with the Student Activities Officer. Once interviewed, the Student Activities Officer will make an appointment based on the most qualified candidate.

Article VIII- External Appointments

All external appointments are elected by the OMI Student Body, via electronically or via paper ballot.

Article IX- Leadership Council

Section 1: Members

The Leadership Council shall consist of the CAB President, CAB Vice President, Regiment Commander, Regiment Command Sergeant Major, and Regiment Executive Officer. The CABEC may or may not add an additional member at the discretion of the CABEC President.

Section 2: Purpose

To ensure the Four Pillars of OMI are being followed along with aligning the principles and policies of the Regiment Leadership with those of the Cadet Activities Board; to further develop and promote leadership throughout the OMI Community.

Section 3: Powers

The Leadership Council shall be allowed to:

  • Schedule trainings and professional development days with the OMI Student Body
  • Create ways to positively engage the OMI Community, ensuring that the Four Pillars are being promoted
  • Attend monthly Board Meetings
  • Work to improve all policies involved with the OMI Cadet Leadership (Regiment Leadership and CAB Leadership)
  • Create new OMI events that positively impacts the OMI Community
  • Voice any and all concerns from the OMI Student Body to the Student Activities Officer, Principals, or any members of the Cabinet

 

Section 4: Meetings

  • The Leadership Council shall meet as needed in the Leadership Lounge.
  • All Leadership Council meetings shall be opened to the OMI Community.
  • The Leadership Council meeting minutes shall be posted for public viewing on the OMI Website and in a general location on the OMI Campus
  • Meeting topics shall be carried via the following:
    • Regiment Leadership: Chain of Command
    • CAB Leadership: Class Presidents to CAB President
  • The Student Activities Officer and/or the Commandant of cadets or designated adult must be present throughout the duration of the Leadership Council Meetings

 

Article X- Petitions

Petitions regarding student affairs may be submitted to the Leadership Council via the REG Leadership or CAB Leadership. If approved by the Leadership Council, the proposed petition must be submitted to the Student Activities Officer who will then discuss with the Commandant of Cadets and/or Superintendent. If rejected, the petition may be re-submitted within 90 School Days with at least 10 cadets from the school body accompanying it to an open meeting of the Leadership Council.

Article XI- Referendum

Any policy passed by the Leadership Council shall be subject to referendum. A petition questioning said policy passed by the Leadership Council, must be signed by 15 percent of the student body and turned into a member of the Leadership Council. Said policy, will then be voted upon by the entire student body within two weeks after the petition has been filed with the Student Activities Officer. The final approval authority is the Student Activities Officer.

Article XII- Method of Constitution

This constitution may be amended at any time by 4 out of 6 members of the Leadership Council. Any amendment is subject to the rules of a referendum as stated in Article XI. Proposed constitutional changes from outside entities must be accompanied by a petition signed by 15 percent of the student body. Once submitted, the amendment must be passed by the student body. The CABEC Secretary is authorized to make any necessary changes to the CAB Constitution. The final approval authority is the Student Activities Officer.   

Article XIII- Limits of Power

It is expressly understood, that any bylaw of the Leadership Council may be revoked by the Superintendent or the Student Activities Officer.