National Honors Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

LAMBDA NU

ΛΝ

Lambda Nu

National Honor Society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences.

Arkansas State University
PO Box 910
State University, AR 72467-0910

870-972-3073

Fax 870-972-3485

rwinters@astate.edu

                                          http://www.lambdanu.org

                                        BY-LAWS OF LAMBDA NU

                                                      Article I
                                Name, Location, and Color Identity

The name of this organization is Lambda Nu, the national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. Lambda Nu is organized exclusively for educational purposes. The national office is at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Lambda Nu is herein identified by the organization.

Lambda Nu's name is derived from the lower case Greek characters in the formula λv, which represents the physics of the inverse relationship between wavelength (λ) and frequency (v), an essential parameter across the diversity of modalities comprising the professions.

In a similar manner, Lambda Nu uses the upper case Greek characters Λ and Ν to represent the inverse relationship and delicate balance required between the art and the science inherent in the radiologic and imaging sciences professions of radiography, radiation therapy, medical dosimetry, nuclear medicine, diagnostic medical sonography, cardiovascular-interventional technology, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, quality management, and bone densitometry.

Lambda Nu's colors are maroon for the radiologic sciences, forest green for the health professions, and gold, the ancient color of honor.

                                                         Article II

                                                         Purpose

The purpose of the organization is to:
- Foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels
- Promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences
- Recognize exemplary scholarship.


Article III

                                                     Membership

Accredited Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Programs may start a local chapter at their institution. Membership into the local chapter should be offered according to the following standards:

Section A. Professional course GPA 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scale after one full time

                  semester (or equivalent) of a professional program.

Section B. Enrollment in a radiologic or imaging sciences program as a full time

                  student for at least one semester.

Section C. Evidence of commitment to the profession.
Section D. Faculty members are eligible for membership by actively teaching at

                  the institution.
Section E. All members must register and pay national dues as well as meet all

                 Chapter obligations.
Section F. Honorary membership may be achieved upon evidence of

                  professional Recognition. Honorary membership is limited to 1 per

                  every 100 members per chapter.

                                                       Article IV

                                              Board of Directors

The activities and affairs of the organization shall be conducted by the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors will consist of 5 members at large. Vacancies shall be filled by action of the Board of Directors.

Qualifications of the Board of Directors:
Section A. Must have been a chapter director for at least one year.
Section B. Must support the purpose of the organization
Section C. Must agree to meeting twice annually
Section D. The Board of Directors shall elect a chair from its membership. The

                   chair will serve at the discretion of the Board.
Section E. The Board of Directors will appoint the following officers to serve the

                   organization. 

Executive Director

The duties of the Executive Director are to:

1. Represent the organization, and speak only in its best interest 2. carry out the

    purposes of the organization
3. Act to ensure the welfare of the organization
4. Preside at business meetings
5. Serve as ex-officio member of all committees 6. maintain financial records
7. Approve chapter by-laws

Executive Secretary
The duties of the Executive Secretary are:


1. To record and preserve the proceedings and records of the organization.
2. To provide for the safekeeping of funds, and assure expenditures are

     according to the by-laws and the will of the Board and membership.
3. To assist in carrying out the purpose of the organization

                                                 Article V

                                                Meetings

Section A. The Board shall meet twice per academic year.
Section B. The following business will be conducted at least once per year:
                  - Review and approve policies, procedures
                  - Review and approve financial records and transactions
                  - Conduct of the business of the organization
                  - Award scholarships and/or research grants

Section C. A quorum for the purpose of conducting business will consist of a

                 majority of those members present at a meeting announced by the

                 Board of Directors through email at least 7 days prior to the meeting.

                 The presence of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum at all

                 meetings of the Board of Directors

                                                      Article VI

                                                      Finances

Section A. All funds collected will be handled through the national office at

                 Arkansas State University. 
Section B. Expenditures must have the approval of the Executive Director,

                 Executive Secretary and Board Chair.
Section C. No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the

                 benefit of, or be distributable to its members, directors, officers or

                 other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized

                 and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services

                 rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of

                 the purposes set forth in Article II hereof. No substantial part of the

                 activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda,

                 or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization

                 shall not participate in, or intervene in any political campaign on

                 behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Section D. A financial audit will be conducted annually by an outside accounting

                  firm.

                                                        Article VII

                                           Parliamentary Authority

Business of the organization shall occur according to parliamentary procedure practices as described in Robert’s Rule of Order.

                                                      Article VIII

                                      Amendments to the By-Laws

Section A. Proposed by-law amendments must be distributed to all Board

                   members at least 7 days prior to the meeting at which the proposal

                   is to be presented for vote.
Section B. A 2/3 majority is required of those voting for a by-law to become

                   effective.

                                                   Article IX

                                             Validity of By-Laws

These by-laws are valid only when they have been accepted by the national Board of Directors.

                                                    Article X

                                               Indemnification

Every director and contract laborer shall be indemnified by the organization against all expenses and liabilities including attorney’s fees, in connection with any threatened, pending or completed proceeding in which the above-named individual is involved by reason of being or having been an officer, Board of Director, or contract laborer of the organization if the above named individual acted in good faith and within the scope of the above named individual’s authority and in a manner reasonably believed to be not opposed to the interests of the organization. In no event shall indemnification be paid to or on behalf of any above named individual going beyond or acting beyond the powers granted by authority of this organizations bylaw. The foregoing right of indemnification shall be in addition to, and not exclusive of, all other rights to which such officer, Board of Director, or contract laborer may be entitled.

                                                     Article XI

                                                   Dissolution

In the event of dissolution or final liquidation of the organization, all its assets remaining after payment of its obligations shall have been made or provided for, shall be distributed to and among such corporations, foundations, or other organizations organized and operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, consistent with those of the organization as designed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors selected the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ Education Foundation as the recipient of any remaining assets.