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Membership Requirements

 

ATTENDANCE CRITERIA

In order to be considered a Seidman I.P.O. member the following attendance guidelines must be met:

 

I.               General Meetings

  1. Each member shall attend at least 6 of the general meetings.
    1. General meetings include all regularly scheduled meetings including nights we host a speaker.
      1. These include events where is IPO is invited to an event through another orginazation or the Finance department.
      2. It is at the President’s discretion what to consider as a meeting that counts for attendance
  2. New ‘recruits’ will start with a fresh attendance policy with no penalty for not being present at prior meetings.
    1. They must meet all requirements for the remainder of the semester, and all subsequent semesters.
  3. At the first meeting of each semester, a calendar will be provided to make clear all meeting dates, etc.  Therefore, each potential member will know from day one how many meetings the must attend.

 

II.             Resume on LakerJobs

  1. Each member must upload their most current resume to LakerJobs located on the Grand Valley website

 

III.           Community Service

  1. As members of an organization that seeks help from the community in the form of funding and speakers, we must give back to the community through use of our time.
  2. Each member must participate in at least 3 hours of community service each semester.
    1. Often, events will be put on by IPO, but cases will arise where community service through a different entity will be accepted.
      1. The VP of Operaions must verify community service hours by a written statement from the community service leader/ administrator.  It will be at the VP of Operation’s discretion if the community service hours will count toward the require 3 hours.

 

IV.           Failure to Comply

  1. All of the above three conditions must be met in order to be considered a member. 
    1. Non-members (those who do not comply) are always welcome to attend and participate, however, they will not be considered I.P.O. members by the organization or the Seidman School of Business.
  2. Each semester can be considered a fresh start for those wishing to be considered members.  There are no attendance penalties carried over from one semester to the next.

 

V.             Record-Keeping and Disputes

  1. The Secretary of the organization will keep all attendance records.
    1. All records are public knowledge and may be requested at any time.
  2. Any attendance disputes must first be presented to the Secretary.
    1. In the case the dispute cannot be resolved, the Secretary will brief the President on the situation. 
      1. The President will make the final interpretation on all attendance guidelines/procedures/(non)compliances.
    2. In the case of continued dispute, the organizations faculty advisor will make the final decision regarding any interpretations.
 

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