PURPOSE: The purpose of this club shall be to bring
together, at frequent intervals, those who are interested in the advancement of
athletic training and sports medicine; and to establish, maintain, and enhance
a rapport with physicians of various specialties, athletic trainers, and other
members of the sports medicine community charged with the purpose of promoting
health and safety.
MEMBERSHIP: The membership shall be limited to Ball State
OFFICERS: The officers of the Ball State Athletic
Training Club shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and
Class Representatives. All officers shall be elected by ballot at the April
meeting each year, with term being one year. Any officer may be re-elected
for one additional term. Other positions
may be created ad hoc by the Executive Board.
Elected officers, plus club Advisor(s) form the
Executive Board. The Executive Board shall formulate plans and decide all
purposes and procedures of the club.
If elected officer(s) are unable to meet the responsibilities
and demands of their position, the club Advisor(s) will intervene. Should the elected officer(s) continue to
fail to meet his or her responsibilities; the Executive Board can unanimously
vote the officer(s) out of the position. Vacancies occurring among the members of the
Executive Board shall be filled by members of the current Executive Board
voting on a replacement. If this occurs,
newly elected officers will serve out the term until the next general election.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
CLASS REPRESENTATIVES: A Sophomore and Junior class representative will be elected to
the Executive Board during the annual Officer elections.
Definitions to describe the above
DUES: Dues shall be $6 for one semester or $10 for the academic
year. Dues are payable on or before the
date designated by the Executive Board. Any person who has not paid their
dues is not considered an active member of the club and shall not participate
in club functions. No refund of dues shall be made under any
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: Membership will not be based on or
refused to anyone for reasons of race, sex, religion, color, national origin,
physical or mental handicap, age, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance will be taken at each meeting
by the club secretary. A club members’ attendance is expected at each
meeting. It is the members own responsibility to attend as well as being
prompt to the meetings. Members are also expected to participate in fundraising
and community service events. A minimum
of two (2) leaf raking sessions are required of all members.
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: Active membership will be defined by the following: 1) participation in two to three club events
per semester, 2) participation in leaf raking, and 3) dues are paid in-full for
each semester. Early graduates of the AT
program must be active members to receive AT Club benefits (e.g., reimbursement
for GLATA or NATA)
DRESS CODE and
PROFESSIONALISM: In keeping with
the nature and purpose of the club, and in maintaining a professional reputation
as a health profession, it is expected that dressing in an appropriate and
respectful manner is required.
**Violators of this code will be asked to leave
AMENDMENTS: Any proposed amendments to this Ball State
Athletic Training Club By-Laws may be submitted in writing to the Executive
Board at any time. Such proposed
amendments must be signed by the sponsoring member. Following review of suggested revisions by
the Executive Board, revisions will be sent to club members for review at least
three days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting. Acceptance of amendments will occur by
membership vote at that meeting.
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