Stark State College - Student Chapter

The ACS Student Chapter at Stark State College was formed in 2013. The faculty advisor is Dr. Amy Jo Sanders.

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Bylaws for the Stark State College ACS Student Chapter


Bylaws of the Stark State College Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Stark State College Student chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Article II. Objects

The objects of this Chapter shall be to afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.

Article III. Membership

The membership of this organization shall be composed of student member of the American Chemical Society. Students who are not ACS student member may be chapter members but may neither hold office nor have voting power.

Article IV. Officers

The officer of this Chapter shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Web Administrator who shall constitute the Executive Committee. The officers shall be elected at the first meeting in May from nominees chosen by nominations from the floor. They shall take office in September and shall hold office for one year or until their successors are duly elected.

Article V. Duties of Officers

President – 1.  Shall set the meeting dates and times for each semester and lead the meetings by an agenda published prior to the meeting. 2.  Shall set a committee for publicizing Chapter activities, including a membership drive.

Vice-President – 1. Shall set club goals including at least one outreach and one invited speaker per semester.  2.  Shall prepare the annual Chapter report.

Secretary – 1. Shall take minutes and assist in Chapter report writing.

Treasurer – Shall keep a budget and allocate funds when appropriate.

Web Administrator – Shall publicize meetings and events.  Shall take charge of email communication


Article VI. Faculty Advisor

The Chapter at its annual election shall elect as its Faculty Advisor a faculty member who is a member of the American Chemical Society, whose duties shall be to advise the Chapter both in its local activities and in its relations with the Society. The Advisor shall be kept informed of all Chapter activities and shall advise the Chapter on any policy matters.


Article VII. Professional Advisor

The Chapter at its annual election may select as its Professional Advisor a non-faculty member of the American Chemical Society. This person shall assist the Chapter in its relations with the Local Section of the Society and with the industrial community.

Article VIII. Meetings

Regular meetings shall be held on the first Friday of each month. Special events may be arranged through the Executive Committee. There shall be at least four activities per year.

Article IX. Dues

The annual national dues of the student member shall be sent individually to the Society or may be transmitted by the Treasurer of the Chapter. Local dues of $5.00 shall be collected annually by the Treasurer of the Chapter. Membership in the Chapter is limited to those who have paid local dues.

Article X. Chapter Reports

The Chapter shall send to the Department of Higher Education/Undergraduate Programs a chapter report of its activities. This report shall be submitted on the student chapter report form sent to the chapter in the spring.  The Society shall be informed promptly of the results of all elections of officers and Faculty Advisors.

Article XI. Amendments

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members, provided that the amendments shall have been proposed at least one meeting previous to the time of voting. Such amendments shall confirm to the ACS regulations established for ACS student chapters.

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