THE OFFICIAL TCD CHAPTER GUIDEBOOK

GET CHARTERED

If you're a passionate student Democrat on a Texas campus that doesn't have a TCD Chapter, you can get the process started!

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Here are the steps you need to take to get your campus chartered:

1

You may use TCD's board as a guide to the positions necessary to run a club, but at the minimum you need a President, a Vice President, and 3+ extra positions. Some of our chapters have just 5 officers while others have a dozen! You will need each of these positions filled out by an interested person.

FORM A PROVISIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD

2

Don't worry, we'll help you through this one. A constitution for your chapter is necessary to enshrine the rules of your club. How long will the officer terms be? What's the process for impeachment? How do you change the rules if they become ineffective? What's the process for removing a member? How does the club endorse in local races? All of these questions are answered in a constitution. The TCD guidebook located above contains general tips and advice for writing a constitution.

WRITE A CLUB CONSTITUTION

3

When you're done with the first 2 steps, send all the information about your provisional board and constitution to our President and Development Director in a single e-mail. If you're having trouble completing these steps for whatever reason, e-mail anyway and let them know. TCD is more than happy to assist you in the chartering process.

SEND AN E-MAIL
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