Apr 19 2010

Constitution

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CONSTITUTION OF LATINOS IN PRE-MED CLUB

Adopted April —-, 2010

Article I

Name

The name of the organization should be Latinos in Pre-med.

Article II

Purpose

The purposes of this association are:

  • As a club on campus, we strive to Represent and Empower Latino and other underrepresented populations in the pursuit of a career in medicine.
  • As members, we will encourage, expose, and endeavor multi-culture backgrounds to a potential occupational opportunity in the world of medicine. We will become role models in our community by actively engaging in volunteerism. United as members of a club, we will support those seeking help, encourage those looking for motivation and aid those in the challenging path to the medical field.

Article III

Members

Section 1. Active Members shall be enrolled students at Oregon State University, attend with regularity to the meetings and participate in at least 2 events of the club.

Section 2. Associate members shall be faculty or members of community organizations.  They shall not be eligible to hold office or vote.

Section 3. An annual fee of $15.00 will be charge to members of the club, if new members join the organization during winter or spring term, the fee will be of $5.00 per term. No person will be denied membership based on the inability to pay this fee.

Section 4. All voting members and officers of Latinos in Pre-med club must be currently enrolled for at least 6 credits at Oregon State University and pay student fees.

Section 5. Membership shall not be denied to any student on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.

Article IV

Officers

Section 1. The officers of the association shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Web-master, and Academic Chair.

These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by the constitution and bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the association.

Section 2. Officers shall be nominated in April or May of each year. Election shall be by secret ballot and the candidates receiving the most votes shall be named to their respective offices.

A second election should be realized during the fall term in case that the executive Committee considers it necessary.

Section 3. Officers shall be elected to serve for one year or until their successors are elected, and their terms of office shall begin at the close of the meeting at which they are elected

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Section 4. Vacancies in officers shall be filled by nomination and voting of a quorum of active members.

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Section 5. Officers shall have earned at least 6 credit hours in their most recently completed term. This requirement does not apply to first-term freshmen or first-term transfer students.

Section 6. Officers shall be registered for at least 6 hours currently.

Section 7. Officers shall not be on disciplinary probation.

Section 8. Officers shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and not have been on probation for the most recently completed term prior to the term of election.

Section 9. A graduate student must pay student fees and meet the same requirements as an undergraduate student with the exception that full time status shall be a minimum of 6 hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Article V

Meetings

Section 1. The regular meetings of the association shall be held on every other Tuesday starting the second Tuesday of the each academic term, unless otherwise ordered by the association or by the executive Committee.

Section 2. The first Tuesday regular meeting on May shall be known as the annual meeting and shall be for the purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees, and for any other business that may arise.

Section 3. Special meetings may be called by the President or the Executive Committee and shall be called upon the written request of the association.  The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the notice and three days’ notice shall be given except in cases of emergency.

Section 4. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the members of the association shall constitute a quorum.

Article VI

Relationship

Latinos in Pre-med club shall have no relationship or be controlled by any other local, state or national organization.

Article VII

Activities

The club shall hold regular business meetings with invited speakers on topics of interest, event planning, community service, fundraising, and any other topic of importance for the association that needs to be discussed.

Article VIII

Committees

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall include the officers of the association.  They shall supervise affairs of the association between its business meetings, make recommendations to the association and perform other duties as specified in the constitution and bylaws.  The Executive Committee shall be subject to the orders of the association and none of its actions shall conflict with actions taken by the association.

Section 2. The President of the association shall appoint other committees, standing or special, or the Executive Committee deems necessary to carry on the work of the association.

Article IX

Advisor

One or more advisors shall be elected each year in the same manner as the association’s officers.

Responsibilities shall be those assigned by Oregon State University’s Student Conduct Regulations.

Article X

Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the constitution, bylaws and special rules of order the association may adopt.

Article XII

Procedures for Removing an Officer and/or Revoking Membership

An officer may be removed from office and a membership revoked based on actions harmful to the well-fare of the club and/or the club’s members by following due process.  The officer or member will be informed of documented cause and given a designated amount of time to change, during which time the offending officer or member will be referred to campus resources/advisors for guidance. After said period of time documented reoccurrence of behavior will result in immediate suspension of membership

Article XI

Amendments

This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the association by two-thirds vote, provide that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.

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