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BioHealth Sciences Club (BHS)

BioHealth Sciences Club booth at the College of Science Fall Welcome Social outside of Kidder Hall.

Members of the BioHealth Sciences Club meet with new science students at the College of Science welcoming fair. Photo by Ariella Wolf.

This club focuses on helping all BHS students obtain their career goals by providing volunteer opportunities, training sessions, guest speakers, and field trips in order to better prepare students for further education or jobs in the health profession fields.

BHS Club activities

  • We meet approximately 4 times a term.
  • We host an annual CPR/AED training course that provides CPR certification through the American Heart Association.
  • We host professional guest speakers including dentists, doctors, and nurses as well as representatives from various graduate programs, and student success centers on campus.
  • We consistently have 20-30 people at our club meetings.
  • We host an Annual Spring BBQ.
  • There is a membership fee of $10 to join for the entire academic year and a requirement of 2 hours of community service per term;
  • dues can be paid to the BHS Treasurer at a club meeting.

Constitution, Oregon State University, BioHealth Sciences Club

I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Oregon State University BioHealth Sciences Club.

II. Purpose

The purpose of the BioHealth Sciences Club is to:

  1. Acquaint BioHealth Science students with multiple BioHealth Science professions;
  2. Bind pre-health profession students in friendship and mutual interests;
  3. Bring recognition of the BioHealth Sciences, and OSU’s pre-professional health career students to campus and community;
  4. Serve as a functioning communication body in order that the students might know what is taking place within the school and the pre-professional health field.

III. Membership

All Active Members and Officers of the BioHealth Science Club must:

  1. Be students currently enrolled for at least 6 credits at Oregon State University, who pay student fees and have an interest in the Pre-health profession course of study.
  2. Pay membership dues collected by the society, $5 per regular academic year. Payment of dues activates membership and the right to vote or hold office if qualifications are met.

Associate Members shall include faculty/staff, spouses or parents of student members, BioHealth Science Alumni and other members of the community interested in promoting the BioHealth Sciences. Associate members shall not be eligible to hold office or vote.

Membership in the BioHealth Science Club shall not be denied to any student on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status nor will discrimination be condoned in our proceedings and relationships within the society.

The OSU College of Science shall provide a BioHealth Science Advisor for the Club.

IV. Officers

Officers of the BioHealth Science Club shall include a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Event Coordinator, Community Service Coordinator, and College of Science Advisory Liaison
The Executive Committee shall consist of all elected and appointed officers and shall act as the primary administrative body of the BioHealth Science Club. The elected officers must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Have earned at least 6 credit hours in their most recently completed term. (This requirement does not apply to first-term first-year or first-term transfer students.)
  2. Be currently registered for at least 6 hours per term during the time in office.
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and not on disciplinary probation.
  4. Be an active due-paying member who attends meetings.
  5. A graduate student must pay student fees and meet the same requirements as an under graduate student with the exception that full time status shall be a minimum of 6 hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.


The President shall:

  1. Act as presiding officer at all meetings;
  2. Maintain order at all official meetings;
  3. Represent the BioHealth Science Club in all affairs;
  4. Vote to break ties;
  5. Be coordinator of activities;
  6. Be the direct tie with the advisor.

Vice President

The Vice President shall:

  1. Serve as presiding officer in the absence of the President;
  2. Assist the President in all executive duties;
  3. Act as the GRE Coordinator;
  4. Serve on the executive committee.


The Treasurer shall:

  1. Handle all finances and report them to the Club;
  2. Assist the BioHealth Science Club in their search for funds;
  3. Serve on the executive committee.


The Secretary shall:

  1. Take minutes at all general and Executive Committee meetings;
  2. Be in charge of all mailings which may include thank you notes for guest speakers, minutes sent to members for missed meetings, and other mailings deemed appropriate by the executive committee;
  3. Serve on the executive committee.

Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinator Chair shall:

  1. Plan club events;
  2. Coordinate events;
  3. Serve on the executive committee.

Community Service Coordinator

The Community Service Coordinator shall;

  1. Provide community service opportunities;
  2. Collect and record volunteer hours completed by all members;
  3. Serve on the executive committee.

COS Advisory Liaison

The COS Advisory Liaison shall:

  1. Represent the BHS club on the committee
  2. Volunteer at various committee and college of science events

Public Relations

  1. Actively posting maintaining social media accounts
  2. Designs and distributes clubs t-shirts and paraphernalia
  3. Develops and creates overall advertisement for the club and club events

In the event that an officer becomes ineligible to hold office or vacates the office during the year, the President shall appoint a member or other officer to that office with the majority approval of the Executive Committee to succeed the office, with the advisor as the tiebreaker if needed.

V. Meetings

  1. The BioHealth Science Club shall meet regularly and formally bi-monthly meetings.
  2. The Executive Committee shall meet once a month for the purpose of supervising the affairs of the club between regular meetings, make recommendations to the club and perform other duties as specified in the constitution/bylaws.
  3. Special meetings may be called by the President or Executive Committee and shall be called upon the written or e-mailed request of the association. The purpose of the meeting shall be clearly stated in the notice and one week’s notice shall be given except in the case of an emergency.
  4. A simple majority of votes is needed to carry a motion or election.
  5. All Regular and Special meetings shall be open to the public.

VI. Finance

  1. The amount of dues shall be $5 per regular academic year.
  2. The club shall engage in fund raising activities in accordance with university policies as deemed appropriate by the executive committee.
  3. The club shall take advantage of any funds available through the Student Activities Committee, and the University in accordance with policies and regulations in place.
  4. The club shall operate on a non-profit status.
  5. The club shall operate in the black never spending more than is available on hand and according to a per term budget spread throughout the year.

VII. Activities

  1. The club shall hold informal guest lectures during its meetings with invited speakers on topics of interest that should be of benefit to the societies members.
  2. The club shall visit schools in the state/region that offer BioHealth Science Programs and assist in the application process for its members.
  3. The club shall also connect with and visit national conventions and proceedings of pre-health professionals when possible.

VIII. Recall

  1. No Executive Committee member shall be removed until at least three meetings after their election or appointment.
  2. Recall consideration requires a 2/3 majority of the club. The consideration will be tabled until the next club meeting at which time voting shall take place. A ¾ majority vote of the member's constituency is required for the recall of that member.

IX. Amendments

Amendments to the Constitution shall be made as needed through a 2/3 majority vote.

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