ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
THE SOUTHWESTERN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
I, the undersigned natural person of the age eighteen (18) years or more, acting as
incorporator of a corporation under the Texas Non-Profit Corporations Act, do hereby adopt the
Articles of Incorporation for such Corporation.
The name of the Corporation is the Southwestern Political Science Association.
The Corporation is a nonprofit corporation.
The period of the Corporation’s duration is perpetual.
Section 4.01 The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, literary and educational
purposes as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Section 4.02 Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles of Incorporation:
a. No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of any director of
the Corporation, officer of the Corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable
compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Corporation affecting one or more of
its purposes); and no director, officer or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the
distribution of any of the corporate assets on dissolution of the Corporation. No substantial part of
the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to
influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the
publication or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public
b. The corporation shall not conduct or carry on any activities not permitted to be conducted
or carried on by an organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code and its Regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended, or by an
organization, contributions to which are deductible under 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code and
Regulations as they now