National Honors Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
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National Honor Society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences.
Arkansas State University
PO Box 910
State University, AR 72467-0910
BY-LAWS OF LAMBDA NU
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.
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.
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
Section E. All members must register and pay national dues as well as meet all
Section F. Honorary membership may be achieved upon evidence of
professional Recognition. Honorary membership is limited to 1 per
every 100 members per chapter.
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
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
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
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
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
Business of the organization shall occur according to parliamentary procedure practices as described in Robert’s Rule of Order.
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
Validity of By-Laws
These by-laws are valid only when they have been accepted by the national Board of Directors.
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.
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.