National SVECCS

6335 Camp Bullis Road, Suite 23
San Antonio, TX 7825

(210)698-5575

www.sveccs.org

 

How do we keep our chapter in active status?

To remain in good standing, the following requirements must be met:

1. Chapter contact information must be updated once per year. 
  • This information will be requested by your chapter representative each year, but we encourage current presidents to have the incoming president send this information to NSVECCS as soon as they transition.
  • This should be completed when the new officers begin their term, however the deadline is June 15th of each year, for the ending school year.
2. Submit one article for our NSVECCS newsletter "Vital Signs" each year.
  • This may be submitted to your NSVECCS representative, or to our communications director at sveccscomm@gmail.com
  • This should be submitted by June 15th of each year, for the ending school year, however may not appear in our newsletter until the following spring.
  • This should be submitted by June 15th of each year, for the ending school year, however may not appear in our newsletter until the following spring. 
  • For ideas of what to submit, check out our previous editions of Vital Signs
3. Submit your chapter's constitution once per year.
  • This may be submitted to your NSVECCS representative, or to our secretary at sveccssec@gmail.com
  • This should be submitted along with your required first term materials. 
4. Submit a list of your chapter's active members for each term.
  • These may be submitted to your NSVECCS representative, or to our secretary at sveccssec@gmail.com
  • These should be submitted by the end of each term, however the deadline for all terms is June 15th of each year, for the ending school year.
  • If your school has more than two terms/year, a list should be submitted for each term.
  • Note: Accurate, updated lists are very important now that we have implemented the SVECCS to VECCS crossover. 

5. While not a requirement, we encourage your chapter to participate in the NSVECCS national survey which goes out each year.  


What happens if we do not complete these requirements?


We understand that you are students first and SVECCS leaders second, and that is why we have kept our requirements easily achievable. If you are unable to meet these requirements, please contact your NSVECCS representative to discuss your situation. Chapters which have not submitted all required documents by June 15th will be placed in a probationary status. If all requirements have been met by the following year deadline, the chapter will return to active status. However, if the requirements are not met, the chapter will become inactive. If your chapter is currently inactive or on probation, please contact your NSVECCS representative to determine what is necessary to regain active status.


Why is it important to keep our chapter active?


Only chapters with active status are eligible for benefits from National SVECCS such as the IVECCS attendance stipend and the educational grant. Chapters that are on probation or inactive are not eligible. Note that a chapter's status will not affect a member's ability to participate in the SVECCS to VECCS crossover, however participation is dependent on the chapter's submission of active member lists as evidence of the member's consistent active status within the chapter.




These requirements can also be found in the National Student Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society Constitution and Bylaws, Article VII.