The Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Student Association
The Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Student Association (Pharm/Tox GSA) departmental club is open to all graduate level students in the department. Having been active in the past, the Pharm/Tox Club was resurrected in the fall of 2010. As a club our two main goals are to encourage camaraderie among graduate students in the department and to enhance our development as scientists in our respective fields. In order to accomplish these goals, the current Pharm/Tox Club has orchestrated social and community outreach events in addition to our regular meetings. We also aim to bring in prominent speakers in the fields of Pharmacology and Toxicology and to organize alumni events in the future. The Pharm/Tox club seeks to open lines of communication among the current graduate students, the undergraduate Pharm/Tox Club, alumni, faculty, and graduate students in other departments in order to enrich our educational and professional experience.
Location and Contacts
The Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Student Association is within the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on South Campus. We do not currently have an office. However we usually hold our meeting in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department Library located in Farber Hall Room 124 on South Campus.
The south campus is located at 3435 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214. For any information please contact the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Student Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA Constitution 2016/2017
ARTICLE I: Name of Organization
Section 1: The name of this club will be Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA.
ARTICLE II: Mission and Purpose
Section 1: The purpose and mission of Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA shall be:
- Unite graduate students in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology or other graduate students interested in Pharmacology or Toxicology with social gatherings, fundraising, informational events, departmental events (symposia, speakers, etc.), and interdepartmental activities.
- Foster comradery and collaboration within the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as well as across all departments at UB.
- Support and assist members with professional development (conference funding, grant writing, poster/presentation prep, guest speakers, etc.).
Section 2: Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA shall abide by SUNY and University at Buffalo policies and procedures.
ARTICLE III: Qualifications of Membership
Section 1: Membership in Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA shall be open to any currently enrolled graduate students within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University at Buffalo or graduate students with an interest in the subject matter.
Section 2: Active membership shall be determined by academic major, interest, and/or departmental affiliation.
Section 3: Membership in Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA shall be open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law, so that all members at all times are treated with dignity and respect.
ARTICLE IV: Officers
Section 1: The officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Senator. All officers must be graduate students within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University at Buffalo.
Section 2: The President shall be the chief executive of the club, maintain operating procedures, serve as the liaison for the club with the University at Buffalo administration, call and preside over meetings, ensure this constitution and the policies and procedures at the University at Buffalo are faithfully executed.
Section 3: The Vice President shall assist the President with all administrative duties and assume those duties in the President’s absence.
Section 4: The Treasurer shall receive and distribute club funds upon the authorization of the President, in accordance with the SUNY Mandatory Student Activity Fee and the financial rules and regulation of the University at Buffalo, prepare the annual budget, sign requisitions for club funds.
Section 5: The Secretary shall keep accurate and detailed records of all meetings and affairs are responsible for all correspondence with club members, coordinate preparation and distribution of handouts, flyers, and publications.
Section 6: The Senator shall attend the monthly GSA senate meetings and communicate results of senate meetings to the rest of the club.
Section 7: The elected officers with form the Executive Committee.
Section 8: All elected officers must be in good academic standing at the University at Buffalo, with a GPA minimum of 3.0.
Section 9: Any officer may be removed from office by vote of the club at an official meeting for failure to perform his/her duties. This can include, but is not limited to failure to carry out the responsibilities of that office, for any action that violates the mission of Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA, or for any action that violates rules governing student activities at UB.
ARTICLE V: Elections
Section 1: The President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Senator shall be elected by the members of the Pharmacology GSA to serve one-year terms. Annual elections shall be held at the Club’s discretion. The officers shall be elected by means of popular vote. The term of office for all officers shall begin September and end in August.
Section 2: Nominations of candidates for officer positions shall be done by the individuals wishing to hold the position or by others in the club. Nominees for officer positions must be Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA members.
Section 3: Vacancies occurring in any elected offices shall be filled by popular vote at the meeting immediately following the vacancy.
ARTICLE VI: Meetings
Section 1: Regular meetings shall be held once a month at minimum. Meetings will be called by the President, Vice President, or Secretary.
Section 2: Quorum shall consist of fifty percent plus one of club membership of members at meeting discussed. Quorum is needed for official votes to take place.
ARTICLE VII: Amendments
Section 1: Amendments to this constitution shall be adopted by a two-thirds vote of the members present at the meeting amendments are discussed.