SDSU Constitution Club Laws Aztec Professional Pre-Health Organization



Aztec Professional Pre-Health Organization (APPHO)


ARTICLE II. Purposes

APPHO is a mentorship and philanthropic organization that works with students who are pursuing a career in the health field.  APPHO ecompasses fields such as dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy, medicine, and more!  Our purpose is to help students discover which field appeals to them.  We want our members to strive and reach their full potential in terms of academics and community service.  APPHO is a support system to help students reach their career goals together.  Overall, this organization is meant for students to gain opportunities and connections catered to their education.


ARTICLE III. Membership

Section 1. Membership in the organization is only to be granted to current San Diego State University students.

  • $30/ semester. This covers philanthropic events, social events, traveling expenses, shirts, advertisements, and the banquet.
  • Exclusive recruiting events to interview potential candidates for our prestigious organization.
  • Must maintain a 2.9 GPA in order to apply and maintain membership.
    • If 2.9 GPA is not maintained, membership will be suspended, and individual will be put on probation.
  • Required amount of study hours (determined by members GPA from the previous semester must be completed in order to maintain active membership.
  • Members a part of the mentor/mentee program must attend monthly meetings with their mentor/mentee to maintain active membership.


  • Point System
    • Mandatory Points:
    • 2 Fundraisers 2 points
    • 2 Socials 2 points
    • 6 Community Service Hours 6 points (1 point for each hour)
    • 8 Out of 10 GBMs 8 points
    • TOTAL:  18 Points MANDATORY
    • ***To become an active member, you will need an additional 4 points on top of the mandatory 18 points (a total of 22 points)
    • How To Get Additional Points:
      • Fundraising (1)
      • Socials (MAX 1)– this can only be from APPHO planned socials 
      • Community Service (1hr=1pt)– this can only be from APPHO planned socials Miscellaneous
        • Become an active member with another pre-health organization on campus (1)
        • If you have a Job/Volunteer regularly (1)
        • Attend all 10 Meetings (1)
        • Refer a Speaker to Allison (1)
        • Attend Study Session (MAX 1)
        • Attend all 3 mentee/mentor events (1)
    • 22 Points or more= ACTIVE
    • 21 Points or below= INACTIVE (won’t get a cord or certificate)



  • Completion of the active membership point requirement AND academic study hour requirement will result in active membership for the semester.



  • Eligibility for membership or appointed or elected student officer positions may not be limited on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability. The organization shall have no rules or policies that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability.


Section 2. A person is considered a member of APPHO when…

  • Must maintain a 2.9 GPA in order to apply and maintain membership.
  • If 2.9 GPA is not maintained, membership will be suspended, and individual will be put on probation.
  • Must pay the $30 semester dues by September 24th, 2015 for fall semester and February 25th, 2016 for spring semester.
  • Eight meeting requirement, IF you miss a meeting must have a valid excuse.
  • 10 hours per semester. We will provide numerous opportunities to reach this requirement. 2 week social event ban IF do not reach 10 hours of community service.


ARTICLE IV: Officers

Section 1. Each position shall remain on board after elected for the fall, spring, summer semesters.

  • President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations, and Recruitment Chair
  • Each Executive Board member will have appointed officers to help organization run efficiently

Section 2: Necessary qualifications to hold office in the organization are:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Attendance is mandatory
  • All members must have 1 year membership prior to candidacy.


Section 3: Election Guidelines

  • Individual interviews (professional attire)
  • Bring resume and include unofficial transcript.
  • Majority vote among Executive Board.


Section 4. All officers are allowed a certain amount of excused absence from executive and GBM’s

  • Officers are expected to attend all executive and general body meetings.
  • Class conflicts, health and family emergencies are acceptable.
  • 24 hour notice is required. Extreme circumstances will be exempt.
  • 2 excused absences ONLY for Executive Board meetings allowed. If you go over, you will be terminated. If you have to miss a meeting, your AO must be present.


Section 5 Qualifications necessary to hold office in this organization are as follows:

California State University policies require that to be eligible for office, candidates must be in good standing and regularly enrolled students at San Diego State University. Additionally, [list any additional qualifications for office, such as academic requirements or length of time one has been a member, if any.] California State University policies require that the President and Treasurer maintain a minimum overall 2.0 grade point average each term and not be on probation of any kind. The President and Treasurer must be enrolled in at least six units (three units for graduate and credential students) each semester while holding office. Undergraduate students with over 150 semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater, or graduate and credential students with over 50 semester units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater, are ineligible to hold the office of President or Treasurer. No member may hold more than one office. No member may serve more than 2 years in the same office.


Section 6: Officer Duties

  1. President
  • Conduct and oversee executive and general body meetings.
  • Promote leadership within the organization.
  • Set and enforce deadlines.
  • Expected to assist other executive board officers in their duties.
  • Be open to new ways to improve the organization.
  • Serve as official representative.
  • Recommended to be a 3rd/4th year. There are exceptions, but must have at least 1 year experience.  
  1. Vice President
  • Assist President in any way if needed.
  • Act as President if President is unable to fulfill his/her duties.
  • Disciplinary role to president. Act as judiciary chair to lay down rules to members.
  • Co-lead meetings with president.
  • Set up bi-weekly socials for the organization.
  1. Secretary
  • Records and maintains all APPHO minutes.
  • Responsible for sending minutes to all members of organization in a timely manner (within 24 hours of meeting).
  • Manages attendance of meetings as well as volunteer events and hours.
  • Respond to daily emails accordingly. If he/she needs assistance, go to President or VP.
  1. Treasurer
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Keep financial records audited and up to date.
  • Responsible for membership dues and reimbursement funds.
  • Promote ways to spend money wisely.
  • Work closely with Public Relations to create fundraisers.
  • Must have weekly reports on funds spent throughout the week.
  1. Community Outreach
  • Makes valuable connections to create positive atmosphere.
  • Promotes professional image of APPHO.
  • Works with Treasurer to create fundraisers.
  • Creates community service events relevant to the health field.
  • Utilizes social media and other advertising technologies to promote APPHO.
  • Oversees Community Outreach Appointed Officer for fundraising purposes/social media.
  1. Membership
  • Advertise and introduce APPHO to potential members on campus.
  • Reach out to SDSU students through the use of flyers and word of mouth (classes and booths)
  • Work with treasurer and Public Relations to hold recruitment events.
  • Work with Recruitment Committee to speak at other organization’s meetings.
  • Ensure and guarantee all potential members adhere to the recruitment processes.
  • Oversees Recruitment Committee.
  • New member mentorship program overseen by Appointed Officer.
    • Set rules and boundaries
    • Create brotherhood/sisterhood atmosphere.
    • Help mentees with academics, getting more involved on campus.
  1. Academic Chair
  • Sets up study hours for the semester.
    • Use of Snapchat in order to record hours in the library.
  • Provides academic programs (ex. how to study effectively, time management, etc.)
  • Check-in with members less than a 3.0 GPA.
    • After each midterm and once before finals.
    • Encourage and help them stay prepared for tests.
  • Monitor test scores and send to Secretary for active membership.
  1. Appointed Officers
  • Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations, and Academic Chair are permitted to have one appointed officer.
  • Appointed officers are assistants who assist specific executive board members.
  • Appointed officers can represent an absent executive board member.
  • Executive Officer delegates specific roles to his/her Appointed Officer.




Section 1 When a member believes that another member has engaged in conduct that is detrimental to the organization, a written charge may be filed with the [Executive Commitee, Standards Board or Judicial Board]. The [Executive Commitee, Standards Board or Judicial Board] shall review the charges and may conduct a preliminary investigation if deemed appropriate. If the preliminary investigation concludes that misconduct appears to have occurred, the [Executive Commitee, Standards Board or Judicial Board] shall conduct a hearing on the matter. The member alleged to have engaged in the misconduct shall be given at least 72 hours notice of the hearing and be given an opportunity to present a defense. By a majority vote, the [Executive Commitee, Standards Board or Judicial Board] shall determine whether misconduct occurred. If it determines that misconduct did occur, [Executive Commitee, Standards Board or Judicial Board] shall prepare a report to the membership of its findings and recommended sanctions, which may include expulsion, suspension, or lesser sanction(s) including, but not limited to, a reprimand, removal from office, a fine or corrective remedies.

Section 2 The membership shall review the hearing report in executive session, and the member accused of misconduct shall have an opportunity to rebut the information in the report. After providing a statement to the membership, the member accused of misconduct shall leave the room for the remainder of the deliberations.

Section 3 The membership shall vote first on whether the member has engaged in misconduct.  If by a two-thirds vote, the membership determines that misconduct has occurred, the membership shall then by a two-thirds vote, determine appropriate sanction(s). The accused member shall be immediately notified of the outcome.

Section 4 By a two-thirds vote, the membership may reinstate a member who

has been suspended or expelled.




Section 1 Proposed amendments to these bylaws shall be presented to the


Section 2 Bylaw amendments require approval by two-thirds of the voting membership, in writing, one meeting prior to the meeting where the amendment will be voted upon. [Optional: The Executive Committee and/or Bylaws Committee shall review and make recommendations on all bylaw revisions prior to consideration by the membership.]

members present at a regular meeting. The amendment shall be effective immediately unless otherwise stipulated in the amendment.


Section 3 A copy of any amendments to these bylaws must be submitted to the Student Life & Leadership Office at San Diego State University within two weeks after adoption.