Article 1: Preamble
We, the Native students of affiliated tribes, do hereby acknowledge and establish this Constitution and Bylaws.
Article 2: Name
The name of the organization shall be the United Indian Students of Higher Education.
Article 3: Mission
The United Indian Students of Higher Education shall assist American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Indigenous Peoples in maintaining cultural values, while pursuing their educational goals. UISHE emphasizes the support of healthy lifestyles and the promotion of native self-determination. UISHE maintains an alcohol and drug free ethic.
Article 4: Affirmative Action Statement
The United Indian Students of Higher Education does not restrict membership on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, political views, or any other extraneous considerations. We abide by all Portland State University and Oregon University System regulations governing student groups, as well as applicably the city, state, and federal laws. UISHE is an equal opportunity organization.
Article 5: Legal Compliance Statement
The United Indian Student of Higher Education, to the best of our knowledge, operates within all state and federal guidelines established for fee funded groups within use of incidental fees for permissible purposes in compliance with the 1985 Oregon Attorney General Opinion [p.440 Attorney General, 448, 1985].
Article 6: Membership
Membership shall consist of Portland State University students, per SALP protocol associate membership is granted to non-students.