Advisory Board ByLaws
Article I Institutional Recognition
The University President has delegated the primary responsibility of Student Wellness to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Dean for Student Wellness and the directors of the Counseling Center, Disability Services, Student Health Service, and the Wellness Center are tasked with working toward enhanced student wellness through their various offices. This group is advised in its work by the NDSU Advisory Board for Student Wellness.
Article II Purpose and Responsibility
The mission of the Student Wellness unit is to work together to support the academic pursuits of a diverse student population in an atmosphere of wellness. These units serve to complement the educational mission of the institution through services and programs that promote and foster opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy lifestyle behaviors. Resources from these units will complement and support the seven dimensions of wellness. Students can access information, programs, activities and support within the Student Wellness units.
The Advisory Board shall seek to represent the interests of University faculty, staff, and students in advising the Dean for Student Wellness on policy matters relating to the Counseling Center, Disability Services, Student Health Service and Wellness Center at North Dakota State University. The Board will serve in an advisory capacity providing feedback and input on relevant student wellness issues. The Student Wellness unit administrators will take this information into consideration when making final decisions on specific issues.
Article III Membership
The Advisory Board is comprised of fourteen (14) members: eight (8) students, three (3) faculty members and three (3) staff members. Students serve as members until they graduate or resign from their positions on the board. Faculty and staff board members will be appointed for alternating, 3-year terms with a one (1) term limit.
Ex-officio members of the Advisory Board for Student Wellness include the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean for Student Wellness, Counseling Center director, Disability Services director, Student Health Service director and Wellness Center director.
Each year prior to the first fall Advisory Board meeting, one of the student representatives will be selected to chair the Advisory Board for Student Wellness.
To fill an open Advisory Board position, the Dean for Student Wellness will solicit nominations or applications from Student Wellness directors, faculty members, staff members and students of the University. The Dean, in conjunction with the Student Wellness directors, will select individuals to join the board and these names will be approved by the Dean for Student Wellness.
Article IV Meetings
Advisory Board meetings will be held 3-5 times per semester during fall and spring semesters. The Dean for Student Wellness and the Student Wellness directors are responsible for scheduling meeting dates, coordinating meeting arrangements, and notifying board members of meetings. The Dean for Student Wellness will work with the Advisory Board chair in developing the meeting agenda.
Board members are encouraged to attend all Advisory Board meetings; no substitutions are permitted. Any board member who misses three meetings in an academic year may be asked to forfeit his/her position on the board.
Minutes from the previous meetings will be provided to the members of the Advisory Board at each of the meetings or through e-mail. Advisory Board members will be asked for corrections and changes so that a historic record can be kept. Minutes will be posted on the Dean for Student Wellness website.
Article V Subcommittees
Ad hoc committees will be established as needs and interests are identified. All ad hoc committees must have an equal number of students to other committee members.
Article VI Amendment of Bylaws
The Advisory Board for Student Wellness serves in an advisory capacity. Members may make recommendations for the amendment of the bylaws. This can be done in writing with at least thirty (30) days advance notice of an Advisory Board meeting. The recommendation will be taken into consideration by the Dean for Student Wellness and the directors of Disability Services, Counseling Center, Student Health Service and Wellness Center in making a final decision regarding the amendment.
Approved by the Dean for Student Wellness,
Bylaws adopted ___08/16/2010___________________
Bylaws amended___10/13/2011, 06/12/2012________