Most schools require a constitution for campus groups to become registered student organizations.
The pdf below is a sample constitution for a fictitious YDS chapter. You can use this sample constitution for your chapter by cutting-and-pasting items as you see fit. YDS does not require our chapters to adopt a uniform structure, leadership model or formal constitution. We encourage chapters to decide on a constitution that conforms to the overall goals of the organization and the requirements of their school.
Please also refer to the “Sample Bylaws” included in the pdf for more ideas for your chapter’s constitution (the difference is explained in the document). For other matters related to starting your YDS chapter don’t hesitate to contact us at yds (a) dsausa.org or at 212-727-8610. You should also consult the YDS Chapter Organizing Guide for more tips.