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Description

-The Political Science Club (POL S Club) is a non-partisan student organization that provides an opportunity to develop professionally and academically. We aspire to create a community of support for students studying political science or who have related interests. -The purpose of the club is to create a community where students can gain and develop skills for college and the workplace and to explore careers related to politics and government. The club’s activities will supplement the theoretical experiences offered by political science courses. The club also promotes and participates in departmental and campus activities related to politics and political science. *The club does not intend to promote any specific political ideology or party; instead, we will offer students opportunities to grow professionally and academically. Students will be encouraged to use their critical thinking skills to reach conclusions of their own. We understand that people have personal political ideologies, so we will foster an environment where different viewpoints are respected. This club is not limited to Political Science majors. *

Affiliations

Constitution / Tier

File ConstitutionofthePoliticalScienceClubRevised10-2021.docx
Tier Student Organization - Affiliated

Membership Information

Student Members 37
ISU Members 7
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members a. Membership is open to any registered student who: • is interested in learning about politics • wants to develop professionally in the political field, whether in the public or private sectors. • is in good standing at Iowa State University
Allowed Officers a. Membership is open to any registered student who: • is interested in learning about politics • wants to develop professionally in the political field, whether in the public or private sectors. • is in good standing at Iowa State University
Membership Qualifications The officers of this organization must meet the following requirements: a.Officers must be members of the Political Science Club
Membership Restrictions b.Be in good standing with the university and enrolled: •if an undergraduate student at least half time (six or more credit hours), unless fewer credits are required to graduate in the spring and fall semesters during the term of office, and at least half time (four or more credits), •if a graduate-level student (unless fewer credits are required in the final stages of their degree as defined by the Continuous Registration Requirement) during their term of office. c.Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) as stated below and meet that minimum GPA in the semester immediately prior to the election/appointment, the semester of election/appointment, and semesters during the term of office. •For undergraduates, the minimum GPA is 2.00. •Graduate and professional students need a 3.0 GPA to remain in good academic standing. i.For this provision to be met, at least six hours (half-time credits) must have been taken for the semester under consideration. Exceptions may be made with a unanimous vote of the executive board.
Elections/Selection Election of officers shall be held within the first three weeks of April.
Meetings 1. This meeting schedule should be adapted to meet the availability of most of the members. This club will meet biweekly on Mondays at 6:10pm. excluding holidays, and winter and summer sessions. 2. The club will meet at the Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University. The meeting will also be transmitted through zoom to accommodate COVID-19 comfort levels.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

I. When: This club will meet bi-weekly on Mondays at 6:10 pm, excluding holidays, and winter and summer sessions. This meeting schedule should be adapted to meet the availability of most of the members. II. Where: The club will meet at the Student Innovation Center at Iowa State University. ● Other locations should be considered if the Student Innovation Center is not available. ● Locations must be ADA compliant

Description of Special Events

Travel -As part of our mission, we want to provide useful experiences to our members. This can include travel and field trips. Every year, the executive board will coordinate at least one trip to a location that can provide a meaningful experience to our members. For example, the club may travel to the Capitol Building in Des Moines to attend a legislative session, a private law firm, or a national or state department office. -All activities should be made accessible to everyone which is why they must be free of charge to those attending. The executive board must coordinate transportation with the Office of Risk Management at Iowa State University. Transportation should take into consideration physical accommodations for people with mobility or physical disabilities. Student and activities fees may be established when all other financial sources have been exhausted.
Annual Activities -The club should strive to host activities and events that follow our mission and vision. These should be focused on professional and career development. The executive board and its committees shall host or promote relevant workshops, lectures, conferences, networking opportunities, field trips, and other professional development activities. The club should also participate in Club Fest to promote the organization and expand its membership. These activities should be well advertised using printed and electronic media. All events must follow the Office of Risk Management security protocols.