|Constitution – Radiology Interest Group
Article I, Section 1 – Name: Radiology Interest Group at the Ohio State University
Section 2 – Purpose: To provide Medical Students at the Ohio State University
with a forum to learn about and discuss Radiology as a career and a
Section 3 – This organization and its members shall not discriminate against any
individual(s) for reasons of age, color, disability, gender identity or
expression, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or
Article II – Membership – Voting membership is limited to Ohio State Students.
Article III – Leadership - the student leadership of the club is limited to the President
(who oversees the club activities and primarily communicates
with the faculty advisor), the Vice-President (who assists the
President) and the Treasurer (who oversees financial issues,
such as setting up the Group bank account and applying for
These leaders will be chosen as follows:
1. Treasurer is elected by the club members in the fall, ideally
from amongst the incoming first year medical students.
2. In the late spring the current President and Vice-President will decide if the current treasurer should take the President
position for the next year. If this is decided to be the case and
the current treasurer accepts, then he or she will becomet the
President for the next year. If either the current
President/Vice-President do not agree to this transition, or if
the current Treasurer declines, then a new President will be
elected ideally from the first year medical students by the
3. The Vice-President will be elected (again, ideally from the first
year medical students) by the voting members of the club in
the late spring when the new President is chosen.
4. All terms last 1 year.
Article V – Standing Committees – the three student leaders make up the Executive
Committee and thus make all group decisions and event
Article VI - Advisors – Advisors must be full-time faculty at Ohio State University.
Ideally they will be practicing Radiologists who can serve as a
contact point for the Department of Radiology as well as provide
lectures at some of our meetings. The Executive Committee will
meet with the advisor every few months for guidance.
Article VII – Meetings – This group shall meet 4 times a year. 3 of the meetings will be
lunchtime meetings in which club business will be conducted and
lectures on Radiology delivered. A fourth meeting will be an
annual dinner held for students and interested Radiology Faculty.
This will serve as an informal way to learn about the field and
Article VIII- Amendments – should it be necessary to amend this constitution one of the student leaders will propose the amendment (in writing) at a group
meeting and ¾ of those voting members present (at least 12 must be
present to vote) must agree to it in order for it to pass.
Article IX – Dissolution – This organization shall dissolve only if there is not sufficient
student and faculty leadership (3 student leaders and 1 faculty advisor) due
to lack of interest. If this occurs any funds remaining shall be returned to
the Ohio State University. It is the intent of this organization to never
function indebt. If debts should become a problem at time of dissolution,
the student leadership will need to find a way to raise the necessary funds,
as per the guidelines given by the Ohio State University. Once financial
matters have been arranged the Group bank account shall be closed and the
University notified of our intent to dissolve.
Article I – Parliamentary Authority – The President shall preside over the Group and
Committee Meetings (or the Vice-President in the Presidents absence).
Robert’s Rules of Order will be used. The rules therein shall govern the
organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not
inconsistent with the other by-laws herein contained.
Article II – Membership – to become a voting member of the Group, an Ohio State Student must simply express their interest to join to one of the student leaders.
They shall remain members until they leave the University, express interest to a
leader to withdraw or if they miss more than 2 consecutive group meetings.
There is no due or fee.
Article III – Elections – as outlined in Article III of the Constitution. A student interested
in becoming a leader must appear during the fall (Treasurer) or Spring
(President/Vice-President) meeting and be nominated by a fellow member. If
that nomination is seconded, the student will give a 1-2 minute explanation of
their desire for office. When all the candidates have had their say, all voting
group members will put their heads down with eyed closed and indicate their
preferences as instructed by the current President (who may add his/her vote
to the totals) who will preside over the election. The Faculty advisor will also
verify totals. The elected will be he/she that received the most votes for the
given office. If the current Treasurer is to take the office of the President as
outlined in Article III of the Constitution, that exchange will take place at the
close of the spring meeting after the new elections are completed.
Article IV -Advisor – the advisor will meet with the Executive Committee every few
months and help plan the meetings. The advisor will be a contact point for
the Radiology Department and will help arrange speakers. The advisor
should be at each of the 4 group meetings, but will not be expected to
perform financial tasks or other logistics such as reserving a room, etc. If
the advisor would like to assist with those things, it shall be granted.
Article V – Meeting Requirements – any meeting at which voting will take place needs a
minimum of 12 students present. If the required number is not present, voting will be postponed until a later meeting. Non-voting meetings have no minimal attendance.
Article VI – Amending bylaws – if the above, or the methods exemplified in Robert’s
Rules of order are deemed incompatible with the Group’s needs, the
President may initiate (alone or by encouragement of the club members) a
vote to amend the by-laws. A simple majority of those present must agree