The Purpose of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.
This organization shall be known as Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society.
The membership shall be divided into six classes: regular, associate, graduate, honorary, alumna/ us and corporate.
Section B. Membership Qualifications
1.)An RSO may not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or weight.
2.)Upon initiation, each regular member must meet the following criteria:
a) They must be undergraduate biology majors (any area of biology).
b) They will have completed at least one term of their sophomore year.
c) They will have completed at least three term courses in biological science, maintaining a 3.0, or “B,” average.
d) They will be in good academic standing with the university.
Section C.Selection of Members
1.)New members are selected at the end of each semester during initiation night.
2.)A member will be initially admitted into the group as an associate member given they have paid their dues, have attended the specified number of meetings, and have obtained the required number of “Beta Points”
3.)A new, regular member must first have been an associate member for one semester and have paid their dues, have attended the specified number of meetings, and have obtained the required number of “Beta Points”.
4.)Notification of membership acceptance will be received by both new associate and regular members on the night of initiation.
5.)Members of all statuses, assuming they have met the requirements of paying dues, have attended the specified number of meetings, and have obtained the required number of “Beta Points,” may chose to maintain their status or move up.
Central Michigan University is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity and providing equal opportunity within its community.
Section D.Termination of Membership
1.)Termination of membership will be determined previous to initiation by the e-board.
2.)Termination will occur if a potential regular or associate member has failed to pay dues or has failed to obtain the required amount of “Beta Points” to maintain their status or to move up in status.
3.)Procedure involves an e-board meeting and an agreement by a majority vote to terminate a member.
Section A.Elected Officers
1.)The officers shall be the President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Social Chair, a Fundraising Chair, a Historian, and an SGA Representative.
a.President shall create a schedule at the beginning of the semester of all meetings, events, and activities planned at the beginning of the semester.He or she shall lead in meetings, events and activities.He or she will be responsible for holding e-board meetings and monitoring the progress of the group.
b.In case of absence, disability, or resignation of the President, the Vice President will fill the unexpired portion of the President's term of office.The Vice President is also responsible for planning and logistics of the group’s Fall and Spring Trips.
c.The Secretary is responsible for taking and sending out minutes for each meeting, maintain a record of attendance at meetings, events and activities, collecting Beta Beta Beta point logs prior to initiations, collecting applications for membership, monitoring eligibility of those applying for membership, and printing and posting fliers to advertise meetings.
d.The treasurer is responsible for collecting dues and leading in the allocation of funds for group activities and events.He or she is also responsible for keeping track of which member has paid dues and having a final record prior to initiations.
e.Social chair will plan details of activities for the group.They will be responsible for getting in contact with speakers, caterers, land owners, managers, etc. Prior to the activities in order to make reservations or to discuss whatever is needed to ensure the successful endeavor of the activity.They will also be responsible for advertising for events and activities.
f.Fundraising Chair will seek out opportunities for fundraising for the group.They will get in contact with whoever is in charge of the fundraiser(s) and establish a fundraising plan(s) for the group. They shall also be responsible for collecting the funds and announcing due dates.
g.Historian will attend meetings, event and activities and document accomplishments of the group. They will also create a slideshow and/or scrapbook at the end of each semester for group reflection.
h.The SGA Representative will attend SGA House Meetings and represent Beta Beta Beta at these meetings.He or she will vote on behalf of Beta Beta Beta, and report any important matters discussed at the meeting to Beta Beta Beta at the following group meeting.
i.If one officer feels that these duties have become too numerous, they are encouraged to seek help from the group or another officer individually.
Section B.Qualifications for holding office
1.)Potential officers must first be a regular member of Beta Beta Beta, and be in good standing with the group.
2.)They must be nominated or nominate themselves on nomination night.
3.)The lengths of terms are for one year.Previous E-Board members may be re-elected to the same position they once held, or to a different position.
4.)They must attend all group meetings and initiations, barring extenuating circumstances.
Section C.Selection of Officers
1.)Elections take place at the third to last meeting of the spring semester.
2.)Voting Procedures: Associate or regular members may nominate whomever they chose for office as long as whom they chose is a regular member and is in good standing with the group.
3.)Regular members may nominate themselves if they are in good standing with the group.
4.)When all nominees have been determined for a position in office, associate and regular members will vote at the following election meeting on the nominee that they perceive best fits the position.The officer with the highest number of votes shall assume the position.
Section D.Recall of officers
1.)Upon failure to adhere to the previously mentioned responsibilities, an officer may be removed from the e-board.
2.)Process of removal will involve a meeting and agreement among the e-board by a majority vote.
3.)The officer that will assume the vacant position will be selected at this time.
Section A.Statement of method of selection of advisors, Responsibilities of advisors and term office-all advisors must be faculty or staff members at CMU, or in accordance with University Regulations-see Operational guide.
Section B.If needed, the selection of an advisor will be conducted by the e-board.
1.)The e-board will first nominate CMU faculty or staff members and inform them that they have been nominated.
2.)All nominees must be willing to accept the responsibility of being the group advisor before further consideration in the elections.
3.)The e-board members will then vote on confirmed nominees. The nominee with the highest number of votes will assume the position.
4.)If, in the case of a tie, a coin shall be flipped.
Section A.Meetings shall be held every other Sunday at 7:00pm in Brooks 201 unless planned otherwise.E-board meetings will be scheduled by the president according to need.
Section A.Failure to pay dues will result in the termination of membership. Initiation fees (dues) are as follows:
1.)associate member: $35.00
2.)regular member: $20.00
3.)maintain current status: $15.00
Section B.Budget Planning will be handled by the treasurer and the president.The amount of money required for events and activities will be compared to the amount of money available and a budget plan will be formed at the beginning of the semester. Needed funds will also be calculated.
Section C.In the event of inactivation of the group, remaining funds will be donated to the National Beta Beta Beta office.