Student Group Recognition Program

  1. Purpose
    1. The PPAG Local Community and Network Recognition Program serves the following purposes
      1. To recognize and support established student pediatric pharmacy groups affiliated with colleges/schools of pharmacy.
      2. To encourage the formation of student pediatric pharmacy groups affiliated with colleges/schools of pharmacy.
      3. To provide volunteer and leadership development opportunities at the student level.
      4. To recognize student efforts at a National level.
      5. To gain improved two-way communication at the grassroots level of the Association.
    2. The purpose of a Local Community includes, but is not limited to:
      1. Share effective and best practices, exchange ideas.
      2. Develop future leaders.
      3. Create localized student support.
      4. Develop ambassadors for pediatric pharmacy.
      5. Develop a local grassroots network for national public policy initiatives.
  2. Authority
    1. The PPAG Student Recognition Program shall be conducted under the general authority of the PPAG Board of Directors. The Board shall approve all regulations pertaining to recognition.
    2. However, Student shall be organized and “governed” within the guidelines of the colleges and/or universities. 
  3. Definition of Local Community or Network
    1. Student Groups will not be formally defined by PPAG. PPAG will not govern Student Groups. However, each Group must submit a description to PPAG.
    2. Student Groups will be financially independent of PPAG.
  4. PPAG Student Group Process
    1. Existing or new Student Groups may fill out a form on the PPAG website to request recognition as an “Official Student Group of PPAG.”
    2. Each Student Group must describe its offerings and structure in writing.
    3. The PPAG Board of Directors will render decisions at the next regular scheduled Board Meeting immediately following application submission.
    4. Student Groups will be independent from the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. Local Communities will be able to:
      1. Use the PPAG logo within the “Appropriate Use Guidelines” provided on the PPAG website.
  5. Recognition Benefits
    1. Organize and meet under the PPAG brand.
      1. Student Groups should use “PPAG” in their official name.
      2. Student Groups may use the PPAG logo on their official documents.
      3. Student Groups may use PPAG in their official name; for instance, “The New York PPAG Network.”
        1. Student Groups cannot negotiate on behalf of or represent PPAG (national) when purchasing products and services (and visa versa).
        2. Student Groups cannot represent PPAG, verbally or in writing (i.e. local media), unless prior written authority has been received by the PPAG Board of Directors.
        3. Student Groups cannot publish position papers without prior written approval of the PPAG Board of Directors.
    2. Access to MyPPAG 
      1. Student Groups will access eCommunities, listserv, and the shared Calendar of Events customized for each individual Group. 
    3. Access to conference call line
      1. To use the PPAG Conference Call line the meeting must be set up one month in advance and cleared with the PPAG Office to guarantee that time is available
    4. Access to National Newsletter
      1. The Membership Committee will provide a section for Student Groups News and Events.
    5. Access to Membership Database
      1. The PPAG Office can keep track of Student Group members within our membership database.
      2. Community membership will be self-reported within the membership forms (new and renewal). 

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