The Governance Work Group (GWG) reviewed ASDA’s process for chartering new chapters. Per the Standing Rules, charter requests are reviewed by the Board, approved by the House of Delegates and then confirmed by the Board. The GWG felt the final Board confirmation was redundant. The Work Group recommends striking the final Board confirmation from the Standing Rules; therefore, be it
that the Standing Rules of the House of Delegates, Section 10. Establishing a New Predoctoral Chapter be amended to read as follows:
Each U.S. CODA-accredited dental school in the U.S. and its territories may establish an ASDA chapter. There shall not be more than one chapter at any dental school campus. Chapters at branch campuses will be at the discretion of the Board of Trustees after reviewing any necessary items that may include the school’s structure, finances and geographical limitations.
Potential new chapters must be approved by the House of Delegates prior to receiving a charter.
Upon approval, P
otential new chapters must meet the following requirements:
- Have at least five active predoctoral members
- Submit a signed Affiliation Agreement
- Elect or appoint a first and second delegate to represent and manage the chapter. Contact information of these individuals must be sent to the central office.
Requirements must be met on January 1 of the first academic year to be eligible for consideration as a fully chartered chapter. Chapters must submit a copy of their constitution and bylaws by January 1 of the second academic year. Once
Upon the confirmation by the House of Delegates issues
Board of Trustees
, a charter is granted and the chapter is entitled to all chapter privileges.