Pharmacology and Toxicology GSA Constitution 2017/2018

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Foster comradery and collaboration within the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as well as across all departments at UB.
  3. 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.