The Iota Tau Alpha By-Laws:

BYLAWS of the Iota Tau Alpha

Beta Zeta Chapter

Athletic Training Honors Fraternity of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

                                                          ARTICLE I:  NAME & PURPOSE

Section A:  Name - The name of this organization shall be the Iota Tau Alpha Honors Fraternity, Beta Zeta Chapter, and the principle place of business shall be La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Section B:  National Affiliation - "The rules and regulations of the National Constitution shall be followed when not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of University of

Wisconsin-La Crosse."

Section C:  Purpose - The purpose of this organization shall be:

1.)    Educate the community about athletic training services and related injury topics.

2.)    Promote involvement through volunteering.

3.)    Provide a voice for the athletic training education program, students, and staff.

4.)    Set an example and produce a positive image displaying the virtues and work ethic of a UWL ATS.

5.)    Inform and update the members of UW-LATA on the current events happening within the organization.

ARTICLE II:  MEMBERSHIP & DUES

Section A:  Eligibility - Membership shall be awarded to those who qualify with a cumulative grade point average in the top 35 percent of their respective athletic training class. GPA requirements shall be determined by the current advisor of the organization. Members shall be removed from the organization should they fail to meet these requirements.

Members must be upperclassmen in the UWL ATEP, with no academic restrictions bestowed upon them. Members must have completed three semesters of athletic training coursework. Members may be removed from the fraternity with a ¾ vote of the other members during a meeting if it is determined that said member is not representing the organization well, performing assigned duties, or attending meetings. Graduate members must be a member of the permanent UWL athletic training faculty, and must be nominated and accepted with a majority vote of the current members

Section B:  Restrictions¾ of the membership will be UW-L students enrolled for a minimum of one semester hour of credit. The extension of membership and all membership privileges, including voting and eligibility to hold office, shall be given to all students without regard to age, ethnicity, gender (except as otherwise permitted by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), disability, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Section C:  Dues - Upon initiation into the Beta Zeta chapter, members shall pay a $15 fee to the current treasurer. Upon graduation, members shall be given the option to pay a onetime fee of $100 in order to maintain Iota Tau Alpha membership as an alumnus. Alumni shall be given a 1-year grace period to pay this fee. Current members should apply for grants as well in order to gain funding. 

Section D:  Alumni - Alumni members shall be encouraged to stay up to date with the Beta Zeta chapter through a bi-annual news letter sent out by the current historian. Furthermore, alumni members have the option of attending events or providing ideas to the current Beta Zeta chapter.    

Section E:  Chapter Advisor - The Chapter Advisor must be a faculty member of the Athletic Training Education faculty. The advisor shall be a graduate member. The advisor shall be elected during the election held during the last meeting of the academic school year. The advisor may serve a term of not more than three years, but may be re-elected.

ARTICLE III: OFFICERS

Section A: Officers - The officers shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian.

Section B:  Eligibility - The president/primary representative shall be enrolled at least half-time as a UW-L student, meaning enrollment for a minimum of six credits as an undergraduate, and enrollment for a minimum of four credits as a graduate student. Officers shall be a member of the current Beta Zeta Chapter. Officers must attend 75% of meetings to maintain eligibility. 

Section C:  Election - Officers shall first be nominated by another voting member, must accept the nomination, and then receive the majority of votes by ballot for the given position. Voting members must be current members in the Beta Zeta chapter. The election shall be held during the last meeting of every academic school year. A chapter advisor may also be elected at this time.

Section D:  Term - Elected officers shall serve a one year term and can be re-elected for the same position during the election.

Section E:  Vacancy - If an officer position becomes vacant during the term, the President shall appoint a new officer with the approval of a majority of the incumbent officers. If the president position should become vacant, the vice-president shall assume the duties of the president, who may then appoint officers with the approval of a majority of the incumbent officers. 

                                                            ARTICLE IV:  DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section A:  President - It shall be the duty of the President to:

1.)    Preside over meetings

2.)    Represent the organization

3.)    Mediate discussions and arguments

4.)    Delegate assignments

5.)    Call meetings

6.)    Appoint officers if necessary due to vacancy

Section B:  Vice-President – It shall be the duty of the Vice President to:

1.)    Assume the duties of president in the event that the president is not able to be in attendance or position becomes vacant

2.)    Assist the president and communicate business matters

3.)    Promote synergy within the organization

Section C:  Secretary - It shall be the duty of the Secretary to:

1.)    Record meeting minutes

2.)    Keep records and files

3.)    Maintain roster of membership

4.)    Maintain records of attendance and meetings

Section D:  Treasurer - It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to:

1.)    Receive and record all financial matters

2.)    Maintain record of budge

3.)    Suggest ideas that are most financially beneficial to the organization and community

 

Section E: Historian – It shall be the duty of the Historian to:

 

1.)    Maintain records of Iota Tau Alpha sponsored events

2.)    Alumni involvement

3.)    Send a biannual newsletter to alumni

                                                             ARTICLE V:  MEETINGS

Section A:  Meetings - The Beta Zeta chapter shall hold meetings at the rate of one per month. Additional meetings may be called by the president as necessary.

Section B:  Quorum - Attendance of 2/3 of the current members shall be considered a quorum. Voting may only take place at an official meeting. Every present member shall be allowed only one vote. A passing vote shall be a majority of the voting members.

        ARTICLE VI:  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section A:  Responsibility - Management of this organization shall be vested in an Executive Committee responsible to the entire membership to uphold these bylaws.

Section B:  Membership - This committee shall consist of the officers as listed in Article III and the faculty adviser.

ARTICLE VII: FACULTY ADVISER

Section A: Selection - The Chapter Advisor must be a faculty member of the Athletic Training Education faculty. The advisor shall be a graduate member. The advisor shall be elected during the election held during the last meeting of the academic school year. The advisor may serve a term of not more than three years, but may be re-elected. 

 ARTICLE VIII: AMENDMENTS

Section A: Selection - In order to amend the by-laws, the amendment must be proposed by a current member at least five days prior to the vote, then pass with a 2/3 majority vote of the current members.

ARTICLE VII:  CHAPTER ADVISER

Section A: Eligibility - The Chapter Advisor must be a faculty member of the Athletic Training Education faculty. The advisor shall be a graduate member. The advisor shall be elected during the election held during the last meeting of the academic school year. The advisor may serve a term of not more than three years, but may be re-elected.

    ARTICLE IX:  AMENDMENTS

Section A: Voting - In order to amend the by-laws, the idea must be proposed by a current member, then pass with a 2/3 majority vote of the current members.