Academic Performance and Student Organizations
The College of Podiatric Medicine offers a number of student organizations, fraternities and sports clubs to serve the student population. Student organizations, fraternities and clubs are subject to college policies. The Office of Student Affairs has the right to review and revoke the privilege to continue as a recognized chapter of any organization or fraternity. A full listing of organizations is available on the College of Podiatric Medicine website.
Each organization, fraternity or club has elected positions in which members of the College of Podiatric Medicine student body may hold office. In order to participate and hold office in any position, including, but not limited to, President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; Director of Clinical Affairs; Race Coordinator; Delegate, etc., the student must be in good academic standing. Specifically, students must have a 2.500 cumulative GPA with no academic failures to run and/or hold an elected position within any organization, fraternity, or club. In addition, students must pass boards on their first attempt.
Academic records will be checked fall and spring semesters and after boards results are posted. Students who fall below the academic minimums or fail to pass boards on their first attempt will be removed from his or her position within a particular club, organization or fraternity so that the student may focus on academic and/or boards performance.
In addition, a student who receives two or more professionalism deficiencies will be removed from any position within a particular club, organization or fraternity.
A formal notification will be sent from the Office of Student Affairs to those students who fail to meet the minimum requirements to hold office.