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Council of Student Leadership

College of Health Professions

Fall 2016

ARTICLE I:  Name and Purpose

Section 1: Name

The name of the organization shall be the Council of Student Leadership for College of Health Professions (CSL-CHP).

Section 2: Purpose

The Purpose of the CSL-CHP shall be: to facilitate communication among student organizations; to develop leadership among students; and to promote social activities.

Section 3: Goals

  1. Facilitate collaboration and Interprofessional Education amongst all health professions students.
  2. Provide a stable foundation to future health profession student leaders in a manner which positively effects the outreach of the council.
  3. Provide leadership and guidance to admitted health professions students.
  4.  Work with the University and city communities on short-term and long-term objectives.
  5.  Work with the Dean and departmental advisors on educational meetings as well as engagement opportunities to non-council members.

 Article II: Membership

Section 1: Members

The CSL-CHP is open to students in good standing within their major, who are enrolled at Texas State University and admitted to the College of Health Professions, a member of the students’ discipline organization, and support the purpose statement in Article I. Current committee members will choose two representatives from their respective discipline to serve on the committee with approval of their department chair. New committee members will be appointed a month before the last class day of the spring semester.

Section 2: This may include students in

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Communication Disorders
  • Health Administration
  • Health Information Management
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Respiratory Care

Section 3: Discrimination

The CSL-CHP does not allow discrimination regarding race, sex, religion, age, disability or marital status.

Section 4: Resignation, termination, absences

Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Dean of the College of Health Professions and the chair of the council. A member can have their membership terminated by a majority vote of the membership. A council member shall be terminated from the council due to three absences in the term year. A council member may be removed for other reasons by a three-fourths vote of the membership.

Article III: Council Officers

Section 1: Officer Responsibilities

  1. Chair
                The chair is responsible for liaison between the Dean of
                Health Professions and department chairs, other
                University departments and community. Conduct the
  1. Vice-Chair

Fill in if the chair is absent. Oversee council committees.

  1. Secretary

Create the agenda for meetings. The secretary is responsible for keeping track of the meeting minutes and council attendance.                               

  1. Event Chair

The event chair will work with the other officers in creating ways to keep all departments interactive among one another. Including community service and social events.

Section 2: Elections

Officers will be elected and voted upon by majority of council members.

Section 3: Term

One year.                                       

Section 4: Vacancies

When a vacancy on the council exists mid-term, the chair must receive nominations for new members from present council members in advance of a council meeting. These nominations shall be sent out to council members with the regular council meeting announcement, to be voted upon at the next council meeting. These vacancies will be filled only to the end of the council member's term. 

                Article IV: Meetings

Section 1: Occurrence

Meetings shall be held bi-monthly.

Section 2: Special Meetings

Special meetings may be called by the chair. Members must be given notice of special meetings at least 24 hours in advance.

Section 3: Voting

All members shall have a vote on CSL-CHP. However, the chair may only vote if there is a tie.  Members can only vote if present at the meeting.

Section 4: Quorum

75% of voting members must be present or participating via video conference for voting to occur.