School of Radiography
Marquette General Health
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National Honor Society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
By-Laws Of The Michigan Omega Chapter of Lambda Nu
The name of this organization is the Michigan Omega Chapter of Lambda Nu, the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences.
This chapter is established at Marquette General Health System, School of Radiography, Marquette, Michigan.
Lambda Nu’s name is derived from the lower case Greek characters in the formula, which represents the physics of the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency, an essential parameter across the diversity of modalities comprising the professions.
In a similar manner, Lambda Nu uses the upper case Greek characters to represent the inverse relationship and delicate balance required between the art and science inherent in the radiologic and imaging sciences professions of radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, diagnostic medical sonography, cardiovascular-interventional technology, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and bone densitometry.
Lambda Nu’s colors are maroon for the radiologic sciences, forest green for the health professions, and gold for the ancient color of honor.
The purpose of the Michigan Omega Chapter is to:
Radiologic and imaging science students, alumni, and faculty qualify for membership according to the following standards:
Section A: Professional Curriculum Completion of 85% or higher
after 3 full-time semesters
Section B: Evidence of professional commitment beyond minimum requirements of the program’s curriculum, including at least two of the following, but not limited to:
Active membership in the MSRT and ASRT
Section C: Faculty members are eligible for membership upon meeting the following criteria:
Actively teaching at the institution of Marquette General Health System (full time, part time, adjunct).
Section D: All members must register and pay national dues as well as meet all chapter obligations by the last Friday of September.
Section E: Exemplary honors may be achieved upon evidence of advanced
Magna Cum Laude: Must achieve a GPA of 91-94%
Suma Cum Laude: Must achieve a GPA of 95-100%
Section A: Only members in good standings may hold office.
Section B: The President of Michigan Omega may not be President of another campus organization.
Section C: The duties of the President are:
Section D: The duties of the Vice-President are to assume the duties of the President in the event of the absence, incapacity or resignation.
Section E: The duties of the Secretary are to record and preserve the proceedings and records of the organization.
Section F: The duties of the Treasurer are to keep accurate financial records, provide for the safekeeping of funds, and assure expenditures are according to the by-laws and the will of the Board and membership.
Section G: Officers assume their duties on the fourth Friday in July.
Section H: In the event of a vacancy in any office, the President will appoint an active member to fill the vacancy.
Section A: The members of the Executive Board include all officers of the Chapter and the chairpersons of all standing committees.
Section B: A Marquette General Health System diagnostic imaging personnel sponsor shall be appointed by the President and shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Executive Board. Ex-Officio members do not have voting rights but have the right to attend all meetings and consultations of the Executive Board and must be notified of all such meetings and consultations.
Section C: The duties of the Executive Board are to carry out the work of the chapter between meetings of the membership.
Section A: The Executive Board will hold meetings every month.
Section B: The following business will be conducted at least once per year:
Induction of new members
Section C: A quorum for the purpose of conducting business will consist of those members present at a meeting announced by the Executive Board in writing to all of the members at least 14 days prior to the meeting.
Section A: The election of officers shall occur once per academic year in July.
Section B: There will be open nominations to elect the Executive Board that will be held at the student meeting in June.
Section C: Elections shall be by secret ballot of all members on the same day as the nominations.
Section D: Elections shall be announced at the end of the student meeting in June.
Section A: Dues for students shall be a one-time fee of $25.00.
$20.00 shall be forwarded with the proper application form to
the national Lambda Nu Chapter for registration and issuance of
an individual membership certificate. This is a one-time fee required
by the national office.
Section B: All chapter fund expenditures must have the approval of the President of the chapter and a second officer from the Executive Board.
Section A: A program committee will plan and conduct induction of new members and officers as well as academic, fund raising, charitable and social events.
Section B: A scholarship committee will plan and conduct all scholarship activities, including but not limited to monetary awards, exemplary recognition of members, and a forum for presentation of academic and research projects.
Section C: Ad-hoc committees may be established as necessary by the President upon ratification by a majority vote of the Executive Board.
Section D: Committee chairs are appointed by the President upon ratification by a majority vote of the Executive Board. Committee Chairs serve at the pleasure of the President but can be replaced only upon ratification by a majority vote of the Executive Board.
Business of the Chapter shall occur according to parliamentary procedure practices as described in Sturgis’ Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure. This includes the transaction of business in meetings of the membership and the Executive Board.
Section A: Proposed by-law amendments must be revised and approved by the director by the last Friday of September.
Section B: A 2/3 majority is required of those voting for a by-law to become effective.
Section C: By-laws are only valid when they have been accepted by the National Lambda Nu office.
Members of the lambda nu society
Lambda Nu Meeting Minutes -