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 Chemistry is the scientific study of matter, energy and how they interact.

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Description

The Chemistry Club is the social organization for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, BCMB, Medical Technology, or anyone who has an interest in chemistry. Meetings are generally held at least once a month. Our club participates in a number of events and service projects every year, which includes the safe trick-or-treat and performing scientific demonstrations for younger children. The club also holds their own annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and Chemistry Olympics. In addition to being a University club, we are also affiliated with the American Chemical Society as a student chapter.

Category

Academic

President's Name

Amanda Jacobs

President's Class Year

2018

Vice President's Name

Cameron Dougherty

Vice President's Class Year

2019

Treasurer's Name

Mallory Brayer

Treasurer's Class Year

2019

Secretary's Name

Emily Gleco

Secretary's Class Year

2019

Other Officer's Name

Cassandra Wisdo

Other Officer's Position

Community Service Coordinator

Other Officer's Class Year

2019

Other Officer's Name

Patrick Park

Other Officer's Position

Event Coordinator

Other Officer's Class Year

2018

Mission Statement

The mission of the chemistry club is to strive to be a model chapter based on the official guidelines of not only the University of Scranton's Student Government, but also the guidelines set forth by the American Chemical Society for student chapters. In addition, we wish to provide a source of social contacts, educational field trips, and recreational activities for our members that are majoring in or have any interest in the chemical sciences

Bylaws

Club Constitution for the Chemistry Club of the University of Scranton for 2015-2016
Article One:
The name of this organization shall be the Chemistry Club. It is affiliated with the American Chemical Society, or the ACS.

Article Two:
Section I- Mission Statement
The mission of the chemistry club is to strive to be a model chapter based on the official guidelines of not only the University of Scranton's Student Government, but also the guidelines set forth by the American Chemical Society for student chapters. In addition, we wish to provide a source of social contacts, educational field trips, and recreational activities for our members that are majoring in or have any interest in the chemical sciences.

Section II- Objectives
1. To aid in the development, both intellectual and professional, of future scientists to enable them to become active members of the current scientific community
2. To provide an educational experience for all club members to learn more about chemistry outside of the classroom
3. To promote and provide opportunities for what the members need the club to be such as various student activities, educational opportunities, and opportunities after the University of Scranton

Article Three:
Section I- Officer Positions
1. There will be five officer positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Service Coordinator
2. The President will:
a. Serve as the principal officer of the club and preside over all meetings
b. Be responsible for planning and carrying out activities for the club and keep accurate and appropriate documentation of these events
c. Appoint committees and committee officers in the event that large scale tasks requiring delegation be undertaken
d. Assist in the planning and conduction of activities and service events for the club
3. The Vice President will:
a. Assume the duties of the President in the absence of the President
b. Perform duties under the direction of the President including:
i. Overseeing monthly meetings
ii. Planning activities and service events for the club
c. Assist in the planning and conduction of activities and service events for the club
4. The Secretary will:
a. Be responsible for all information relayed via communication mediums (letters, e-mail, social media, etc.) to club members
b. Be in charge of requesting a classroom in the Loyola Science Center for our monthly club meetings
c. Keep accurate notes of all officer and club meetings
d. Assist in the planning and conduction of activities and service events for the club
5. The Treasurer will:
a. Collect dues from all club members during the month of September and keep accurate records of dues received throughout this period
b. Deposit and withdraw funds from the club account as needed and deemed appropriate throughout the year while monitoring the financial status/budget of the club
c. Collaborate with the treasurer of the Chemical Honor Society Phi Lambda Upsilon for additional funds required throughout the year
d. Assist in the planning and conduction of activities and service events for the club
6. The Community Service Coordinator will:
a. Organize and plan community service events over the course of the year

Section II- Removal of an Officer
1. An officer may be removed from their position if they are deemed unfit to preside over their office, are not fulfilling their duties in office, or have not upheld the standards expected of an elected representative of the organization
2. Prior to beginning the process of impeachment, verbal warnings and meetings must be conducted and put on record detailing steps taken to improve the situation and help the officer successfully meet the criteria of their position
3. The process of impeachment may begin only if all other alternatives have failed
4. In order to be impeached, all remaining officers and the club moderator must be in agreement, sign off on the impeachment, and appoint a new representative to the board. A discussion must occur with the impeached officer explaining the reasons for dismissal.
5. An officer may personally resign from their office if they feel that they are unable to fulfill their duties effectively. In such a situation, an appropriate representative will be appointed by the remaining board members and the club moderator to fill the vacated position

Article Four:
Section I- Membership
1. Membership to the Chemistry Club is open to:
a. Any student currently enrolled in the University of Scranton with an interest in the chemical sciences
2. In order to be considered an active member of the club, a member must:
a. Pay the club dues at the start of the year
b. Attend at least seventy five percent of the meetings held throughout the year.
c. Participate in two out of the three service events conducted by the club throughout the course of the year
3. If a member fails to meet the aforementioned responsibilities, they are not eligible to vote or run for an officer position at the end of the year.

Section II- Moderators
1. Any teacher who is a full-time staff member within the University of Scranton Chemistry Department is eligible to be a club moderator
2. No more than two club moderators may serve on the board at one time
3. The responsibilities of the club moderator include:
a. Supervision of all club activities
b. Provide counsel for the conduction of activities and suggestions for the future
c. Oversee the effectiveness and professionalism of club officers throughout the course of the year
Article Five:
Section I- Eligibility
1. In order to be eligible to become an officer, a club member must:
a. Be a student currently accepted into the chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or any other science-related major (either undergrad or graduate) at the University of Scranton
b. Have held active club membership for at least one year
c. Hold no more than two other officer positions on a different University of Scranton club
2. Upon being voted onto the board, a newly elected officer must:
a. Attend a meeting with the prior board members to gain information regarding their role for the upcoming year
b. Attend the Summit Leadership Conference in Spring 2014
c. Meet with/introduce themselves to the club moderator

Section II- Election Process
1. Any student who meets the above requirements is eligible to put their name forth for inclusion on the voting ballot
2. Election occurs by popular vote. Club members will be notified a month in advance about the election day meeting that will be held on March 12, 2014 and where it will occur
3. Only club members who attend this meeting will be entitled to vote or be eligible as a possible candidate. However, if a member is not able to attend for a certain reason, this member must notify one of the officers in advance and have sufficient proof of why he or she is unable to attend.
a. If this member wants to run for an office position and is approved to miss the election, this position will be voted on at a later time.
4. The results will be tabulated by the current board members and new officers will be notified of their position by Wednesday March 19, 2014
5. Any club member who has not met the service requirement, attendance requirement, or has not paid club dues cannot vote or be eligible for an officer position in the spring elections

Article Six:
Section I- Meetings
1. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis
2. There will be one or two meetings per month
a. One on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm
b. One on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm (Only if needed)
3. The first meeting of the month will notify the members of upcoming events and to see whether there will be enough participation to hold said event. The second meeting is only needed if many of the members need to sign forms or because the attendance from the first meeting was low.
4. In order to retain their club membership, a member must attend seventy five percent of the meetings held throughout the year.

Article Seven:
Section I- Amendments
1. This constitution is open to the addition of new amendments at the end of each year
2. Any addition must be submitted in writing to the President of the board
3. The proposed amendment will be discussed by the board members at an officer’s meeting
4. If a majority of the board members (three out of five) approve the new amendment, it will be added to the club constitution for the successive year

Moderator Name:

David Rusak