About HUSSHP & VSHP Student Chapter
The organization shall be known as the "Hampton University Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy" (hereinafter referred to as the student society).
The membership of the student society shall consist of: full time undergraduates or graduates enrolled in the school of pharmacy (or pre-pharmacy) in good academic standing, who submit an application to the student society treasurer, pay the required dues, and support the mission and objectives of the student society. Members of the student society may become student members of the state society of health-system pharmacists. Student society membership is discontinued upon graduation, loss of academic standing or by behavior unbecoming or outside the Code of Conduct of the Hampton University and the School of Pharmacy.
Positions held by students may include:
- President (Student Liaison)
In this body, the authority for the governance and general operation of the student society shall be vested. Members of the student body are expected to behave professionally at all times and to represent Hampton University positively. Student body members should step down from their position if they fail to act professionally or behave outside the Code of Conduct of the Hampton University School of Pharmacy. In such instances, an emergency meeting followed by an election or appointment may ensue following two weeks of the incident to fill the vacancy. The appointed individual shall complete the designee's term in office. A faculty advisor will also serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee and ensures a fair, unbiased election or appointment.
Election of Officers
The officers of President-Elect, Secretary, Historian, and Treasurer shall be elected annually by secret ballot, by a majority vote of the eligible members in good standing present and voting at a regularly designated meeting of each academic year.
Newly elected officers shall be installed at the last general membership meeting of the academic year in which they have been elected. They shall serve for a term of one school year. To hold office, a student shall be a member of the student society, exemplify professionalism, must be in good academic standing, and have completed at least one semester of the professional program. When possible, two names shall be submitted to the members for each available elected position, in accordance with the Rules for Election of student society officers developed by the Executive Committee.
The student society member dues level will be $10.00 for each academic year. Application for student society membership with the required dues shall be submitted to the Treasurer. The treasurer can take membership monthly. Once a relationship between the student society and the state society have been established, an agreement may be made whether or not a student may join the state society under the dues paid toward the student society.
The following meetings shall be held:
Executive Committee business meetings and general membership meetings deemed necessary at any point during the entire academic year. Special meetings may be held if called by the president or by 20% of the members of the society provided they have submitted a formal request to the president. Special meetings with a publicized agenda should be held five days after proper announcement.
The President, in consultation with the Executive Committee, shall appoint standing and special committees, as necessary, to carry out the programs and activities of the student society. Each standing or special committee shall consist of at least three members, including a chairperson. The Vice-President shall serve as an ex-officio member of each standing or special committee, unless another Executive Committee member is designated to serve on the committee.
- Executive Committee
- Finance Committee
- Communications Committee
- Membership Committee
- Planning Committee
In consultation with the Executive Committee, the President may appoint student member(s) as liaison(s) to other organizations with which an arrangement of this nature will be mutually beneficial.
The student society of health-system pharmacy shall be an affiliate of the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The state society and student society may meet or correspond annually to review the affiliation agreement between the two groups and conduct other business, as deemed necessary.
These documents may be amended at any regular general membership meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present. Two or more student members shall present any proposed changes to the President in writing at least two weeks prior to a regularly scheduled meeting. The President shall schedule the amendment as an item of new business at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Once approved, it shall then be submitted to the entire active membership by ballot and shall be approved by a majority vote.