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Article I. Name 

Section 1. Name: The name of the organization shall be The University of Illinois Chicago Pharmacy Student Council (PSC) 

Article II. Purpose 

Section 1. Purpose: The purpose of this organization shall be to provide for student representation, to facilitate coordination of activities between registered 

student organizations, and to act as a liaison organization between students, faculty, and administration. 

Article III. Membership and Rights 

Section 1. Membership defined 

A. Voting members: PSC eboard (co-presidents, Co-president elects, 

Vice-president Secretary, Treasurer. Webmaster, HPSC representatives, 

UIC Senators, Treasurer-elect, Vice-president-elect, EPC 

representatives, CAC, Representatives, and SIC representatives. Also, 

the Co-Presidents that represent the P1, P2, and P3, and the president 

or an officer who can make decisions on behalf of the organization, 

from one of each of the other PSC recognized student organizations. 

This voting member shall be designated by the PSC recognized student 

organization within the first two weeks of the fall semester or within 

two weeks of any change in leadership 

B. Non voting members: The membership shall consist of a Faculty 

Advisor, a representative from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), a 

representative from the Office of Academic Affairs, and a 

representative from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

(ODEI). 

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Section 2. PSC Recognized Organizations Defined: A student organization: A. Shall be registered according to standards set forth by the College and 

University. 

B. Shall have a pharmacy student as a president who cannot be a member of a student council at any other college OR have at least 50% of its 

members be COP students. 

C. PSC-recognized organizations shall receive access to at least one (1) 

locker in the PSC Organization Room. Additional lockers will be 

assigned to organizations, based upon the needs of PSC recognized 

student organizations, by the PSC Executive board. Student 

Organizations that fail to abide by the rules set forth in the 

Environmental Concerns Guidelines shall lose their rights to utilize the 

Organization Room. 

D. Should an organization fail to meet these conditions, the status of their 

organization is up to the discretion of the Executive Committee. 

E. Shall do a presentation at the FIRST PSC monthly meeting they attend 

containing the following information : 

1. The purpose of the new organization. 

2. What will the organization bring to COP? 

3. How is the organization different from or able to complement 

already established organizations? 

4. What will the events of a typical year in the organization look 

like? 

F. PSC organizations must document activities and upload them on a 

cloud-based service. Documentation includes but is not limited to, 

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GBMs, CPD activities, collaborations, community service, photos, 

organization events, fundraisers, etc. 

Section 3. Rights of Members: 

A. All members shall be eligible to vote and hold office in the PSC except for P4 Class Council Co-Presidents, Faculty Advisor, the 

representatives from the Office of Student Affairs, the representative 

from the Office of Academic Affairs, and the representative from the 

Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. No person shall have more 

than one vote. Furthermore, members who hold more than one office 

in PSC must either: 

B. Waive their right to any additional votes on behalf of the PSC 

recognized student organization that they represent. 

C. Designate a proxy from the PSC recognized student organization that 

they represent. The proxy’s name and email needs to be given to the 

PSC Secretary and Co-Presidents at least 48 hours prior to any voting 

matters. 

Section 4. Attendance and Loss of Membership: 

A. All PSC members are required to attend all PSC general meetings in 

their entirety. 

B. In the event that a PSC member cannot attend a general body meeting, 

he/she must send a representative from his/her organization to attend 

the meeting and vote in place of the absent member. (See Section 3.2) 

C. In the event that a PSC Member or Proxy does not attend the GBM, 

written notification of the reason for the absence must be sent to the 

PSC Co-Presidents and Secretary. It is up to the discretion of the PSC 

Executive Board to determine the validity of the absence and rule it as 

excused or unexcused. 

D. After the occurrence of the first absence, the PSC member will receive 

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an email notification of the absence along with a copy of the PSC 

By-Laws. 

E. After the occurrence of the two absences, the PSC member stands to 

lose his/her voting rights within PSC. 

1. In the event of two unexcused absences: The member will lose 

voting rights 

2. In the event that one or both of the absences are excused due to 

extenuating circumstances, a vote shall take place at the next 

general meeting of the PSC. Losing the right to vote shall 

require a 2/3 vote of a quorum. 

F. Should a member of the Executive Committee, HPSC, EPC 

representative, or UIC Senator be removed or resign from PSC, 

nominations to fill that position will be held at the next general meeting 

of PSC. Elections will be held either immediately following 

nominations or at the next PSC meeting. (See Article IV, Section 15, on 

removal of officers). 

G. In the case of the absence of Co-President, the Vice President may 

assume the role of President. 

H. No person on academic probation (according to the College of 

Pharmacy guidelines) may be elected to the PSC. 

I. If a council member is placed on probation after being duly elected to 

the PSC and remains on probation for more than one semester, he/she 

shall lose their position in the PSC. 

J. No person on academic suspension or expulsion may hold a position 

in the PSC. 

Article IV. Officers 

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Chicago campus): 

A. Shall call and preside over the PSC. 

B. Shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee. 

C. May organize committees by a selection of volunteers, or delegate 

another person on the PSC to organize said committees in a similar 

manner. 

D. Shall serve as a member of the Appropriations Committee. 

E. May only vote in a meeting in order to break a tie vote. 

F. Shall present to the P1 class the Pledge of Professionalism for the 

purpose of delineating standards set forth by the student body. 

G. Shall maintain a record of agendas. 

H. Shall carry out and annually reevaluate these duties. 

I. Shall organize the Summer Leadership Retreat. The organization of a 

Spring Leadership Retreat is at the discretion of the President. 

J. Shall assist the Secretary in recording and maintaining the attendance 

of PSC. 

K. Shall assist the treasurer in overseeing the financial matters. 

L. Shall create the GBM calendar for each semester, with the approval of 

the dates by all PSC members. 

Section 2. Vice President: 

A. Shall assume the duties of the President in his or her absence. 

B. Shall serve as Chair of the Student/Faculty Relations Committee. 

C. Shall be responsible for providing the Office of Student Affairs with 

the names of PSC officer nominees for review of academic standing. 

D. Shall collate a list of all regional, state, and national annual meeting 

dates as well as competitions at these respective meetings for each 

organization within the college and present this list to the respected 

team leaders and the Office of Student Affairs 6 weeks prior to the 

beginning of each semester. 

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E. Shall carry out and annually reevaluate these duties. 

Section 3. Secretary: 

A. Shall be required to supply each member of PSC, the faculty advisor, 

and Deans of the College of Pharmacy with a copy of the current PSC 

by-laws, upon request. 

B. Shall record the minutes of the meetings of the PSC. 

C. Shall supply each member of PSC, the faculty advisor, and Deans of 

the College of Pharmacy with a copy of the minutes, upon request. 

D. Shall maintain a record of all minutes, budgets, committee reports, and 

other written documents of the PSC. 

E. Shall conduct correspondence as needed in all matters necessary for 

the carrying out of PSC business. 

F. Shall carry out and annually reevaluate these duties. 

G. Shall serve as the historian and record keeper for the PSC. 

H. Shall act as the stewards as Chicago Health Fair supplies (If secretary is 

in Rockford, then CLIA chair is responsible) 

Section 4. Treasurer 

A. Shall keep the records of PSC expenditures, income, and financial 

position. 

B. Shall report the financial position of PSC as deemed necessary. 

C. Shall maintain PSC accounts kept with the COP Chicago campus 

Office of Student Affairs and with Health Professions Student Council. 

D. Shall register as Treasurer of PSC with the Office of Student Affairs 

after election to the position. 

E. Shall aid the Co-Presidents in communicating relevant information of 

the treasurer position at the Summer Leadership Retreat and at 

monthly meetings to the COP student organizations. 

F. Shall fairly coordinate parking pass disbursement to PSC student 

organizations for guest use. 

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G. Shall coordinate catering for PSC GBMs. 

H. Shall carry out and annually reevaluate these duties. 

Section 5. Co-President Elects (One person from Rockford Campus and one person from Chicago Campus): 

A. Shall accompany the Co-Presidents of their respective campus in all 

PSC Business 

B. Shall succeed to the office of Co-President upon completion of a full 

academic year. 

C. Shall be assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the PSC 

President. 

D. Shall record and maintain the attendance of PSC members. 

E. Shall, at the occurrence of an unexcused absence from a PSC general 

meeting, provide written warning and reminder of the rules of these 

by-laws to the PSC member and the organization represented. 

F. Shall serve as Chair of the Spring Fling Week Committee. 

G. Shall inform all organization presidents for the upcoming fall semester 

of their duty to register their student organization according to Campus 

Programs guidelines by the conclusion of the spring semester. Due 

dates shall be provided if available. 

H. Shall continue to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his/her 

current PSC office along with the new duties of President-Elect. 

I. Shall serve as the chair of the all Org Day Committee. 

J. Shall serve as the Chairs of the Bylaws Committee. 

K. Shall serve as an ex officio member of the P1 Class Council. 

L. Shall serve as the PSC Chicago/Rockford SFRC Facilitator. (See 

section 6A) 

Section 6. PSC Chicago/Rockford SFRC Facilitator: 

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A. Shall be the Rockford Co-President Elect when the PSC Vice President 

is a student of the Chicago Campus, or the Chicago Co-President Elect 

when the PSC Vice President is a student of the Rockford Campus. 

B. Shall serve as a non-voting member of the Student/Faculty Relations 

Committee as well as a liaison between the PSC Vice President, and 

Student/Faculty Relations Committee members who are at the 

opposite campus of the PSC Vice President. 

C. Shall attend PSC executive board meetings to report activities and 

concerns on the Rockford or Chicago campus. 

Section 7. Treasurer Elects: 

A. Shall accompany their campus Treasurer in all PSC Business for the 

remainder of the academic year. 

B. Shall succeed to the office of Treasurer upon completion of the 

academic year. 

C. Shall be assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the PSC 

Treasurer and President 

D. Shall continue to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of his/her 

current PSC office along with the new duties of Treasurer-Elect. 

Section 8. Health Professions Student Council (HPSC) Representatives: A. Shall consist of 2 representatives. 

B. Shall represent the PSC at the meetings of the HPSC. 

C. Shall report the activities of the HPSC to the PSC. 

Section 9. Educational Policy Committee (EPC) Representative: 

A. Shall consist of three (3) representatives from the Chicago campus 

and three (3) representatives from the Rockford campus, each for one 

year terms. 

1. In academic years that end in an even year, one P2, one P3, and 

one P4 class member from the Chicago campus and one P1, one 

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P2, and one P3 from Rockford campus. 

2. In academic years that end in an odd year, one P1, one P2, and 

one P3 member from the Chicago campus and one P2, one P3, 

and one P4 from Rockford campus. 

B. Applications for this position will be submitted every spring. and 

Appointments to the positions are done so by the Office of Academic 

Affairs. 

C. Shall represent the PSC at the meetings of the EPC. 

D. Shall report committee meeting minutes at PSC general body meetings EPC

G. In the event that a position on the class council has not been filled by 

the end of the first round of elections, there shall be a second round of 

elections which will consist of the following: Second Round Election: 

any member who has applied to a different position and did not receive 

the applied position, but submitted a platform may be nominated by 

another member of that respective class for the position. Any persons 

that this applies to must present a speech on the designated date. 

H. In the event that a position on the class council has not been filled by 

the end of the second round of elections, there shall be a third and final 

round of elections which will consist of the following: Third Round 

Election: any member belonging to that respective academic class may 

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be nominated by another member of that respective academic class for 

the position. Any persons that this applies to must only present a 

speech on the designated date. 

I. Class representatives will consist of a designated class representative 

from each campus while the other 3 positions can be filled by a student 

from either campus. If there is no contestant from either campus, then 

the position forfeited the campus exclusive role. 

Section 3. Curricular Assessment and Education Policy Committee Nominations: A. Curricular Assessment Committee: (Refer to Article IV, Section 12) 

1. The student members on each respective campus will be 

appointed by the Dean (Chicago) and Vice Dean (Rockford) 

from three names recommended by PSC 

B. Education Policy Committee: (Refer to Article IV, Section 11) 

1. Three student members on the Chicago campus shall be 

appointed by the Dean from four names submitted and 

recommended for each vacancy by the Student Council. 

2. Three student members on the Rockford campus shall be 

appointed by the Vice Dean from four names submitted and 

recommended for each vacancy by the Student Council. 

Article VIII. Fiscal Policy 

Section 1. Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of the PSC shall run 364 days, beginning the first day of the Fall semester. 

Section 2. Financial Contributions 

A. The funds raised from class council shall be distributed between 

campuses at the discretion of the class council. 

Article IX. Non Discrimination Statement 

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Section 1. It is the policy of the University and this organization not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, 

religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, sexual 

orientation, gender identity, arrest record status, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a protected veteran and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. 

Article X. Amendments 

Section 1: The bylaws of the PSC may be amended upon recommendation of the membership by the affirmative vote of a two-thirds majority of the Chicago members and a two-thirds majority of the Rockford members, the active 

members. A statement of the proposed changes in the bylaws is to be taken, or set forth in a written ballot, as the case may be. The two-thirds majority will include members attending such a meeting. 

Article XI. Force and Effect 

Section 1. The bylaws are subject to the provisions of the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy. 

Article XII. Parliamentary Guide 

Section 1. Roberts Rules of Order, as amended from time to time, shall be recommended as the PSC’s parliamentary guide, and shall govern procedures of the PSC 

when not in conflict with the provisions of these bylaws. 

Article XIII. Class Council Duties 

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select the student in the P3 class displaying exceptional leadership and 

professionalism in pharmacy. The committee shall be co-chaired by P1/P2 

class council Presidents and will consist of the P1/P2 class councils. The 

committee shall then plan accordingly to provide applications to the members of the P3 class for the award. Criteria for selecting a winner shall be at the 

discretion of the committee. 

Section 2. Professor of the Semester/Year Guidelines: 

A. Professor of the Semester (PoS) will be voted on between the 14th and 15thweek of the semester. Each respective class councilmust report the 

day and time of the election to PSC by the Monday prior to the 

election. 

B. The nomination process for PoS will happen in 2 steps. The first step 

can be completed by email, surveymonkey, paper ballot, or whichever 

method the individual class council chooses, and entails presenting a 

list of all professors during the given semester to the class for 

nominations. The top three nominated professors (by a count of 

nomination requests) will move on. In the event of a tie, the professors 

receiving the top three numbers of votes (as many professors as 

necessary) will move on. 

C. PoS voting must be overseen by: a faculty member of OSA, a faculty 

member of Academic Affairs, or the class council/PSC faculty advisor. 

Additionally, the faculty member present must not be on the final 

ballot for PoS. The entire class must be informed of the voting day and 

time at least 48 hours in advance. To complete the voting process, each 

member of the class that wishes to participate will cast a ballot for the 

teacher of their choice. Members of the class council will then collect 

the ballots and count them with the help of the aforementioned faculty 

member. The winner will be announced to the class, and must be 

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presented with some form of documentation of his or her award. 

D. Professor of the Year (PoY) will be voted on during the 15th week of 

the spring semester, and must take place after the spring PoS is 

selected. PoY voting must be overseen by a faculty member of OSA, 

Academic Affairs, or the class council/PSC faculty advisor, provided 

he/she is not on the ballot. 

E. Nominations for the PoY shall include the top three nominees for PoS 

from each semester. Ballots will then be collected by the class council 

members and counted with the help of the aforementioned faculty 

member. 

F. The winner will be announced to the class, and shall be presented with 

some form of documentation of his or her award. 

G. All PoS and PoY winners are to be reported to PSC within one week of 

selection so that the winner’s name may be announced as deemed 

necessary by the council. PSC will then inform the Department Head 

of the selected professors and Academic and Student Affairs. Results 

of the PoS and PoY elections are not to be shared with anyone outside 

of the class council until after confirmation with the Office of Student 

Affairs. 

H. Election count numbers are to remain strictly confidential and can only 

be shared with the Office of Student Affairs. 

I. All matters not discussed herein are up to the discretion of the 

individual class councils, and are expected to be handled with the 

utmost professionalism. 

Section 3. Golden Apple Award: 

A. Golden Apple Award is presented once a year to the most outstanding 

teacher throughout the 4 years of study, as selected by the students of 

the P4 class. The award is presented during the P4 graduation dinner. 

B. PSC requires the P4 Class Council to bear the responsibility of 

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engraving the name of the recipient of the Golden Apple Award onto 

the designated plaque. 

Article XIV. Handling of Funds 

Section 1. Documents concerning funds shall be authorized and signed by the President, Vice President, and Treasurer. 

Section 2. Mandated COF/Handling of Funds:All monies collected on/off campus associated with this organization, MUST BE DEPOSITED into the 

organization’s COF account.