Athletic Training Program

Athletic Training Club

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 University students.

Officers
The officers of the Ball State Athletic Training Club shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications and Sergeant at Arms. All officers except communications officer 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.

The Communications Officer will be appointed each year by the Club Advisor(s), with term being one year.

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. Vacancies occurring among the members of the Executive Board shall be filled by election of the Board, such officers to serve out the term until the next general election.

Duties of the Officers

President
Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and professionally leading all club meetings
  • Recruiting of club members (Come to AT 196, AT 370/371 or appoint officers)
  • Professionally leading executive officer meetings
  • Oversee all leaf-raking sessions and attend a minimum of 2
  • Oversee all other fundraising sessions
  • Oversee all club activities (e.g., fundraising, Homecoming)
  • Oversee all committees (e.g., Homecoming, fund raising)
  • Maintain AT Club Blackboard website
  • Formation of club emails to send to the Communications Officer for distribution

Vice President
Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting president as directed
  • Attending and Assisting/Leading Club Meetings in absence of president
  • Assisting/Leading Executive Officer Meetings in absence of president
  • Oversee and attend a minimum of 2 Leaf-raking sessions
  • Oversee Club Activities as directed (e.g., Homecoming, Leaf-raking, fundraising)
  • Oversee Committees as assigned
  • Assist in other Club activities as assigned

Secretary
Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and Assisting at all Club Meetings
  • Attending all Executive Officer Meetings and Club Meetings
  • Document Minutes of all officer meetings and club meetings and email those meeting minutes within 7 days to the Club Advisor
  • Oversee and attend a minimum of 2 Leaf-raking sessions
  • Oversee Club Activities as directed (e.g., Homecoming, Leaf-raking, fundraising)
  • Oversee Club Committees as assigned
  • Assist in other club activities as assigned

Treasurer
Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and Assisting at all Club Meetings
  • Managing the Financial Budget
  • Oversee and supervise a minimum of 2 Leaf-raking sessions
  • Oversee Club Activities as directed (e.g., Homecoming, Leaf-raking, fundraising)
  • Oversee Club Committees as assigned
  • Assist in other club activities as assigned

Sergeant at Arms
Responsibilities include:

  • Attending and Assisting at all Club Meetings
  • Attendance at Executive Officer Meetings
  • Maintaining Parliamentary Procedures and order at Club Meetings
  • Oversee and supervise a minimum of 2 Leaf-raking sessions
  • Oversee Club Activities as directed (e.g., Homecoming, Leaf-raking, fundraising)
  • Oversee Club Committees as assigned
  • Assist in other club activities as assigned

Communications Officer
Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain AT Club Blackboard website
  • Promptly and professionally send out emails as directed by the president
  • Attending and Assisting at all Club Meetings
  • Updating the Athletic Training Club Website
  • Publicity of Club Activities (E-mails, Signs, Flyers)
  • Oversee and supervise a minimum of 2 Leaf-raking sessions
  • Assist in other club activities as directed

*Please Note

  • Attending - Being physically present, professionally prepared, and actively involved
  • Oversee - Ultimately responsible for making sure that those involved are prepared and present to do various tasks and skills needed to complete tasks successfully
  • Assigned - This project is ongoing and you are responsible
  • Directed - This project is/are short in nature and have specific outcomes

Dues
Dues shall be $20 for the academic year and $10 for those only in the club for one semester. Dues are payable on or before the third Friday of the Fall and Spring semester or by the first club meeting at each semester. 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 circumstances.

Attendance
Attendance will be taken at each meeting by the club secretary. A club member's attendance is expected at each meeting. It is the member's own responsibility to attend as well as being prompt to the meetings. Members are also expected to participate in fundraising and community service events.

Dress Code and Professionalism
In keeping with the nature and purpose of the club, and in maintaining a professional reputation as a health profession, the following dress code has been established:

All meetings:

  • Cell phones off or turned to vibrate
  • No Hats
  • Professional Dress
  • No cut-offs or holes in jeans

**Violators of this code will be asked to leave the meeting and are subject to disciplinary action as determined by the Executive Board of Officers and/or Club Advisor(s).

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.

Amendments
Any proposed amendments to this Ball State Athletic Training Club By-laws may be submitted in writing at any regular meeting of the club. Such proposed amendments must be signed by the sponsoring member, and will be read to the club by the Secretary.

Athletic Training Program
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP) Room 311
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5178
Fax: 765-285-8762
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