The purpose of this collegium is to establish a group for those interested in ancient philosophy and a place where philosophical discussion and study may take place.
I. Description of how leadership is selected, how long terms are to last, how leadership is to be replaced.
The collegium will be administered by 3 officers who shall be elected for 1 term of 1 year, with no restrictions on term limits. Elections will take place in December of each year to elect a successor for the following January. The officers must be registered citizens of the Roman Republic and have some experience in teaching or studying philosophy with higher education standards and have some knowledge about the different schools of thought.
The collegium will also have other offices open for election:
a. Scriba - the officers may appoint a scribe to be assigned with the duty of administrative tasks (and financial, if applicable). The appointee must be a registered citizen.
b. Domina(us) - The group's founder, G. Cassia Longina, shall hold this position for life after the completion of this group and will guide discussions, provide sources, and information to any who wish to ask or be a part of this collegium. The members may contact her at any time and are guaranteed a response. [Other leaders may be added with election or participation in the founding of this group.]
Registered Roman citizens shall be entitled to the votes for leadership positions. Each member will be entitled to 1 vote. The head positions of the group (domina(us)) shall be allowed to cast a vote in order to break the tie if a tie-vote occurs. Voting in done in any matter that is fair with each citizen holding equal power in the vote. Electronic voting may be conducted online for 7 days - before the final announcement is made. This may be through email, Facebook, messages, or other means.
II. Description of how members of the collegium are removed and what appeals process will be used in these cases.
If a problem arises between members, they are encouraged to work out the issue between themselves. If the members cannot reach an agreement, the entire group will attempt to work out an issue.
III. Good Standing
Members of the collegium must remain in good standing. A member may be removed by:
1. Engaging in actions that would be deemed offensive by other members
2. Resigning membership
3. The inability to contact the member
4. Posting inappropriate comments or topics
5. Harassing other members or disrespecting the ideas of others
IV. Formation & Dissolution
The collegium may be dissolved by a unanimous vote of the members.
The collegium may hold group meetings, either through messages or video call, as needed and required. Any member in good standing may call a meeting. Members must be notified of a meeting 5 days before the group and stated in the news section of the collegium's forum.
These rules may be amended when needed by a three-quarters vote of the members of the collegium. 20 days notice must be given to all members prior to meeting.
VII. Transfer of Denarii
Members of the collegium will fund the group (if applicable) wherein funds are needed for projects, games, etc.
If the dissolution of the group occurs, any remaining accounts will be transferred to the general reserves of the Roman Republic or to another cultural group as decided by the collegium's vote and final say of the officers and domina(us).
Any use of the funds (used by the officers, domina(us)) will be approved of first by the members of the group by a three-quarters vote. Officers will declare their intention of using the funds and call a meeting and vote 3 days before the date of their actions.