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Initiated:  Fall 2016
Revised:  Fall 2017

Council of Student Leadership

College of Health Professions

Fall 2017


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 profession 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 to admitted health professions students by organizing educational seminars
  4. Work with the chair and organization leaders of each major 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 meetings.
  2. Vice-Chair
    Fill in if the chair is absent. Oversee council committees.
  3. Secretary
    Create the agenda for meetings. The secretary is responsible for keeping track of the meeting minutes and council attendance.                               
  4. Event Chair
    The event chair will work with the other officers in creating ways to keep all departments interactive amongst one another. This includes 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 only be filled at the end of the council member's term.

Article IV: Meetings

Section 1: Occurrence
Meetings shall be held once a month via technology, E.g. Skype, Zoom Video Communication or telephone.

Section 2:  Special meetings may be called by the chair. Members must be given notice of special meeting 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.