The Constitution of the Student Health Advisory Committee

Article I: Purpose

The purpose of the Student Health Advisory Committee is to facilitate communication between MIT Medical and the student body. We provide a unifying organization for the student health groups on campus.

Article II: Membership

  1. Any member of the MIT community is eligible to become a member of this organization. One is considered a member of this organization in any given academic term if he or she has attended at least one club activity/meeting in the preceding or current term.
  2. The organization’s membership will at all times consist of at least 5 MIT students and be more than half MIT students.
  3. This organization will not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's Nondiscrimination Statement.
  4. The organization will not charge dues.

Article III: Officers

  1. This organization will have five officers:
    1. Two Co-Chairs
      1. The co-chairs shall be the official representatives of the group to any other organization and to MIT.
      2. The co-chairs will preside over all meetings.
      3. The co-chairs are responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to the group.
      4. The co-chairs are required to sign all checks/vouchers of the group and be responsible for the finances of the group.
    2. Three Project Coordinators
      1. The project coordinators shall be responsible for coordinating individual events.
      2. The project coordinators are required to recruit SHAC general body members/request members from SHAC liaisons for specific events and report back to co-chairs.
  2. All officers of this organization must be distinct persons and MIT students.
  3. Elections:
    1. Elections of officers shall occur in April.
    2. Any member of this organization is eligible to run for office.
    3. Quorum for elections is three out of five of the SHAC executive board.
    4. Any member is elected if he or she wins a majority of the voting members and receives approval from the MIT Medical advisors.
    5. If more than two people are running and no one wins a majority, then the person with the fewest votes is dropped from the ballot and votes are recast.
    6. The term of office runs from May 1 until April 30.
  4. Removal: Officers may be removed by a majority vote of the SHAC executive board and the approval of the MIT Medical advisors.

Article IV: Meetings

  1. Executive meetings shall be held at least twice every month
  2. Meetings shall be presided over by the co-chairs, unless they are absent, and in that case the project coordinators shall preside.
  3. All decisions shall be made by a majority vote of all the SHAC executive board members present.
  4. Quorum for a meeting shall be four out of five members of the SHAC executive board.

Article V: Amendments

  1. Amendments shall be presented by any member of the organization.
  2. Amendments shall be passed by a majority vote of the SHAC executive board and approval of the MIT Medical advisors.
  3. Quorum for amending this constitution shall be four out of five members of the SHAC executive board.

Article VI: ASA Governance Clause

The Student Health Advisory Council agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the Association of Student Activities, and its executive board. This constitution, amendments to it, and the by-laws of this organization shall be subject to review by the ASA Executive Board to insure that they are in accordance with the aforementioned rules and regulations.