International Honor Medical Society
The main goals of this society are:
• To promote the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity in scholarship and research
• To recognize outstanding achievements in the study, practice, and science of medicine
• To encourage the highest standards of character, conduct, leadership, ethos, and compassion
• To improve the overall morale of SGU students
• To promote, via humanitarianism and philanthropy, the public health and welfare of the underprivileged and medically indigent
Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) is derived from the classical Greek, "Iasis kai Eleos pasi tois Anthropoisis”, which translates as " Healing and Compassion for all People”. IEA is a non-profit, academic and charitable international medical organization with the following mission: a) to promote the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity in medicine, b) to encourage the highest standard of leadership, compassion, character, conduct and ethos, c) to improve the over all morale among medical students and physicians worldwide, and d) to improve the public health and welfare of the underprivileged and medically indigent, internationally.
Under the direction and leadership of medical student Nicholas J. Andrews, and with the full support of Chancellor C. Modica, and Deans A. Pensick and C.V. Rao of St. George’e University School of Medicine (SGUSOM), the constitution of IEA was ratified, in February 13, 1993, by the first elected student IEA board members, viz. Nicholas J. Andrews, Derek Bigler,Venita Seru and Patrick M. Morgan. Since then, IEA has become a highly successful organization at St. George’s University (SGU), undertaking activities such as health education and fund raising that benefit the local Grenadian community. Moreover, IEA students must continue to volunteer services to the community in the USA during their clinical educational years after leaving Grenada.
Additionally, since 2006 IEA medical students have been recognized at their graduation for maintaining their academic excellence and for their services. IEA has now grown to incorporate a chapter at Northumbria University where SGU has established a medical program that allows for students to have their first year of medical education there before continuing in Grenada. IEA is the world’s first international honor medical society, and extends an invitation to all its past IEA student members who are now practicing physicians to register as alumni members, and to continue their participation in promoting the mission of IEA for global health welfare for all. As an international body, IEA promotes the establishment of chapters at other medical schools, and invites medical students and educators from other schools and universities to communicate with IEA at SGU in establishing chapters around the world.
WHEREAS the St. George’s University School of Medicine has established a medical educational program of distinction;
WHEREAS the need has arisen to promote the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity, to encourage the highest standards of character, conduct, leadership, ethos and compassion, and to improve the overall morale among medical students and graduates locally and worldwide.
WHEREAS the public health and welfare of the underprivileged and medically indigent must be improved, internationally;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Medical Society shall be organized for the St. George’s University School of Medicine, and for the International Community at large.
NAME AND EMBLEM
SECTION 1. The name of this organization shall be Iota Epsilon Alpha Inc., Honor Medical Society. These three Greek letters, IEA, represent the following motto:
“iasis kai eleos pasi tois anqrwpoisi”
“Healing and compassion for all people”
SECTION 2. The emblem of the Society shall be composed of the following symbols. The periphery shall be limited by one ring. Within the upper half of the ring shall be written the English translation of the motto of the Society. Within the lower half of the ring shall be written the motto of the Society, in Classical Greek. Within the circle enclosed by the ring and completely filling it shall be a white shield, outlines with a red border and divided into four quadrants by a red cross. Entwined about the red cross shall be a singular snake, green colored, with its head facing the upper right quadrant, mouth open and tongue extended. Within the upper right quadrant shall be a globe which displays all the continents of the world. Above the globe shall be a white dove with an olive branch held in its beak. Within the upper left quadrant shall be a human heart, the anatomical representative organ of the Society, to represent the quality of compassion for humanity. Within the lower right quadrant shall be the initials of the Society, “IEA”, under which is written “1992”, the year of inception. Within the lower left quadrant shall be an Arabic style oil lamp emitting a flame from its spout, to represent the qualities of diligent learnedness and intelligence. Below the emblem shall be the name of the specific chapter of the Society followed by the date of founding.
PURPOSE AND MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. The Society is a non-profit educational and humanitarian institution. The purposes are: (a) to promote the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity in scholarship and research; (b) to recognize outstanding achievements in the study, practice, and science of Medicine; (c) to encourage the highest standards of character, conduct, leadership, ethos, and compassion; (d) to improve the overall morale of medical students and graduates locally and worldwide; (e) to promote and, where possible, provide for the public health and welfare of the underprivileged and medically indigent, locally and worldwide.
SECTION 2. The Society shall consist of: (a) medical students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding character, consistent with the purposes of the Society; (b) student members who have graduated from medical school (c) alumni members who were elected into the Society after having already graduated from medical school and who have also demonstrated academic excellence and outstanding character.
SECTION 1. The Society shall have three levels of organization and administration consisting of: (a) a local chapter composed of student officers, general faculty and student members; (b) an Executive Committee (when the Society has the need for this level of organization) composed of student, graduated student and alumni officers, general student, graduated student, alumni, faculty, and honorary members; (c) an International Committee (in the event of having a multiplicity of chapters) composed of student, graduated student, and alumni officers and general student, graduated student, alumni, faculty, and honorary members. The command of authority and supervision among the three levels increases in the sequence as listed above.
SECTION 2. Each level of organization and administration shall consist of a Cabinet of Officers and a General Assembly of members.
MEDICAL STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. To be eligible for nomination for membership, the student must have at least a 90% in each first term course, and at least a 90% cumulative WMPG (weighted mean percentage grade) every term thereafter (Affecting students graduating Spring 2018 and after)
SECTION 2. Permanent (life) membership will be granted upon graduation from an affiliated medical school that has an IEA chapter with over 90% cumulative WMPG.
SECTION 3. Society members who transfer to another medical school will be eligible for permanent (life) membership upon graduation from the medical school of transfer with over 90% cumulative WMPG and without having had any disciplinary action imposed upon them by their medical school of transfer due to deficiencies of conduct, character or behavior.
SECTION 4. Honor Medical Society Steering Committee members receive automatic permanent (life) membership.
SECTION 5. Elections. All student members present for elections are entitled to full voting privileges, one vote each in all general election.
SECTION 6. Grade Probation and dismissal. Student members will be placed on probation if their cumulative WMPG drops below the standard for one semester and will be dismissed from the Society if the cumulative WMPG drops below for two consecutive semesters. However, upon restoration of the required cumulative WMPG student may be reaccepted into the Society automatically
SECTION 7. Any Society member will be expelled from the Society upon failure to graduate from medical school, being convicted of criminal activity or ever, after graduation, having a state license to practice medicine permanently revoked due to dishonorable personal or professional conduct or behavior.
SECTION 8. Honor Points. All society members must complete volunteer Honor Points. Failure of a member to submit the minimum required Honor Points will be placed on probation and required to do double hours the next term. If a student is on probation and fails to fulfill the required hours or if a student fails to submit prior to graduation they will be dismissed from the Society.
SECTION 9. Meetings. All members must attend mandatory meetings or will be placed on probation. If a member is on probation and fails to attend a meeting they will be dismissed from the Society. Notification prior is acceptable as an excused absence.
SECTION 1. All graduates of the medical school for which there is a chapter of the Society may be considered fro membership into the Society.
SECTION 2. To be eligible for nomination for alumni election into the Society, the alumnus must have graduated from medical school with the minimum required cumulative WMPG.
SECTION 3. The alumnus must be nominated by members of the Society, by faculty members of the medical school of graduation which hosts the Society chapter, or by the President of the Alumni Association or his designate, of the medical school of graduation which hosts the Society Chapter.
SECTION 4. All Alumni nominated must be approved by an administrative nomination committee (Honor Medical Society Nomination Committee) composed of the Dean of Students or his designate and two other faculty members selected by the Dean of Students and chaired by the Dean of Students. An alumnus disapproved by this committee will not be eligible for election into the Society.
SECTION 5. Once approved by the Honor Medical Society Nomination Committee, the alumnus must be elected by simple majority vote by the Society members present at an Executive Committee general election which may elect the alumni candidates either in groups or each individually, at the discretion of the Executive Committee Cabinet of Officers.
SECTION 6. All alumni members of the Society will receive permanent (life) membership.
SECTION 7. All alumni members are entitled to full voting privileges, one vote each in all matters brought to general election within their respective committees and activities.
SECTION 8. All alumni members of the Society are eligible to participate and vote in Executive Committee General Assembly sessions and in Executive Committee General Conventions.
SECTION 9. In the event of formation of the International Committee, said group of alumni shall elect three alumni delegates to participate and vote in the International Committee General Assembly sessions and in the International Committee General Conventions.
SECTION 10. Alumni members will be expelled from the Society under the following circumstances: (a) conviction of criminal activity; (b) permanent loss of any state license to practice medicine due to any dishonorable personal or professional activity; (c) discovery that the alumnus member committed dishonorable acts of behavior or conduct, while a medical student, which required documented disciplinary action by the medical school and that such discovery is deemed by the Honor Medical Society Nomination Committee to have been so grave that it would have prevented nomination approval had it been known initially.
LOCAL CHAPTER ADMINISTRATION - SGU
SECTION 1. The following cabinet offices will be created: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, two UHP Chairs, Secretary, Marshal, Social Chair and Faculty Advisor. The command of authority decreases in the sequence as listed above. The offices of President or Vice-President may consolidate with the offices of Treasurer, Notary-Secretary, two UHP Chairs, Social Chair or Marshal, with approval of the President. All offices, except that of Faculty Advisor which is appointed by the hosting medical school administration, shall be elected to serve for a term of one semester and may be re-elected for one additional semester.
SECTION 2. The General Assembly of members shall consist of all student of the local chapter who are not cabinet officers. The voting body will consist of members that are in the Basic Science curriculum at SGU and present for elections.
SECTION 3. The President shall be the Head of the Cabinet and shall administer all business of the Society. They shall have authority to appoint special assistants, secretaries and committees to the Cabinet as deemed necessary by him/her.
SECTION 4. The Vice-President shall assist and cooperate with the President and preside in the place of the President in cases of absence of the President. The Vice-President shall serve as Acting President for the remainder of the term in case of resignation or death of the President, until a new President is properly elected in the next term’s general election. At such time, the Vice-President shall be automatically nominated for election to the office of President.
SECTION 5. The Treasurer shall manage the financial accounts and shall perform all other duties appropriate to such management. At the end of each semester, the Treasurer shall prepare a written report of the financial standing of the Society (at that respective level), including detailed listing of all funds received and expended during that semester. This report shall be presented to the President and to the Faculty Advisor. The Faculty Advisor shall present this report to the following term’s elected President and Treasurer.
SECTION 6. The Notary-Secretary shall perform all duties of record keeping, including minutes of all meetings, compiling complete records of all chapter members with complete contact information and other recording duties as may be required by the Cabinet.
SECTION 7. The Marshal shall be primarily responsible for maintaining order and security at all meetings and functions. He may form a committee or enlist external security forces to perform his/her duties, upon approval by the President, the Treasurer and the Faculty Advisor. He may also take on any other duties as appointed by the President.
SECTION 8: There are two UHP Chairs who are responsible for all the philanthropic aspects of IEA. They actively seek out and continue partnerships with various local organizations and school clubs to involve IEA with health and education for the local community.
SECTION 9: The Social Chair is responsible for marketing IEA positively to the community. This includes events, projects and sponsorship. Ensuring the mission of the club is portrayed to the community and the student body.
SECTION 10. The Faculty Advisor shall function to represent the medical school faculty in the Cabinet, however, the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Students and all other primary Deans or their designates are invited to attend all Cabinet meetings. The medical school administration will be responsible for determining who shall function in the role of Faculty Advisor and shall present him to the general organizational and elections meeting.
SECTION 11. The chapter shall meet at least twice each semester at times and location determined by the President and Faculty Advisor
During the general member meetings elections will be held and plans for the term discussed.
SECTION 12. Special Cabinet or general meetings may be called by the President or by a simple majority of Cabinet Officers.
SECTION 13. Each local chapter in entirety shall be eligible to participate and vote in Executive Committee General Assembly sessions and Executive Committee General Conventions.
SECTION 14. In the even of formation of the International Committee, each chapter shall elect three student delegates and one faculty representative to participate and vote in the International Committee General Assembly sessions and in the International Committee General Conventions.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATION
SECTION 1. The function of the Executive Committee at each host medical school is to advise and regulate the activities of its local chapter at that medical school, to recruit alumni members, to nominate and elect faculty and honorary members and to further promote the Society by their own agenda of meetings and activities, independent of the local chapter activities.
SECTION 2. The Cabinet of Officers shall consist of Executive President, Executive Vice-President, Executive Notary-Secretary, Executive Treasurer, Executive Marshal, Executive Faculty Advisor, and Executive Alumni Representative. The term of offices shall be for one year and may be re-elected indefinitely.
SECTION 3. The General Assembly shall consist of (excluding all those holding Executive Committee Cabinet posts): (a) all student and graduated student members from the local chapter level; (b) all alumni members affiliated with that chapter, referred to in Article V; (c) all faculty members of the Society; (d) all honorary members.
SECTION 4. The functions of the Executive President, Executive Vice-President, Executive Treasurer, Executive Notary-Secretary and Executive Marshal shall be similar to those described in Article VIII (Local Chapter Administration) above.
SECTION 5. Only student and graduated student members of the Society who have previously held a local chapter Cabinet post would be eligible for nomination for election for the Executive Cabinet positions of SECTION 4 above.
SECTION 6. The Executive Faculty Advisor description shall be identical to that of Article VIII Section 8 above for the local chapter administration.
SECTION 7. The Executive Alumni Representative shall function to represent those alumni members of the Society who were elected post-graduation into the Society (Article V). This representative may be elected exclusively by the respective alumni members of the Society, in conjunction with the Alumni Association, who also did not gain membership into the Society while as medical students.
SECTION 8. General Convention shall be held every year to elect Executive Cabinet Officers, formulate and plan policy and discuss business for the upcoming term of office.
SECTION 9. At the request of the Executive President or by request of a simple majority of Cabinet Officers, special Cabinet or General Assembly may be called into session.
SECTION 10. In the event of formation of the International Committee, each Executive Committee shall elect three delegates and two faculty representatives to participate and vote in the International Committee General Assembly and in the International Committee General Conventions.
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATION
SECTION 1. This will be the supreme governing body of the Society. The function of the International Committee is to advise and regulate the activities of all the Executive Committees and local chapters, to nominate and elect honorary members and to further promote the Society, especially on the international level, by their own agenda of meetings and activities, independent of lower level Executive Committees and local chapter activities.
SECTION 2. The Cabinet of Officers shall consist of International Chairman, International Vice-Chairman, International Treasurer, International Notary-Secretary, International Marshal, International Faculty Advisor and International Alumni Representative. The term of offices shall be for two years and may be re-elected indefinitely.
SECTION 3. The General Assembly shall consist of: (a) three delegates and one faculty member of the Society elected at each local chapter; (b) three delegates and two faculty members elected at each Executive Committee level; (c) three delegates from the alumni members (referred to above in Article V) elected by their respective group of alumni at each Executive Committee level; (d) all honorary members at all levels.
SECTION 4. The functions of these offices shall be identical to those state in Article IX, Executive Committee Administration (substituting the terms “Chairman” and “Vice-Chairman” for “President” and “Vice-President” as they appear, respectively).
SECTION 5. Only student and graduated student members who have previously held an Executive Committee Cabinet post are eligible for nomination for election for International Committee Cabinet as International Chairman, International Vice-Chairman, International Treasurer, International Notary-Secretary and International Marshal.
SECTION 6. General Convention shall be held every two years to nominate and elect International Committee Cabinet Officers, formulate and plan policy and discuss activities, plans and general business for the upcoming term of office.
SECTION 7. At the request of the International Chairman or by a simple majority of International Committee Cabinet Officers, special Cabinet sessions or General Assembly may be called into order.
FORMATION OF NEW CHAPTERS
SECTION 1. A chapter may be chartered at a College, School or Faculty of Medicine, anywhere in the world which meets the Society’s requirements and is accredited by the World Health Organization.
SECTION 2. At the site requesting to form a chapter, there must be present a member of Iota Epsilon Alpha.
SECTION 3. An application for a chapter charter must be submitted and signed by all those members of IEA present who are organizing the new chapter at the candidate host medical school and must be approved and signed by the Dean of the medical school at which the new chapter is being organized.
SECTION 4. This application must be sent to the highest-ranking Officer (Executive President or International Chairman, as applicable) of the Society, who will investigate the merits of the application himself or may form a subcommittee to do so.
SECTION 5. Upon favorable outcome of this investigation, the Executive President (or International Chairman, as applicable) will present this request for a new chapter charter to the Cabinet of his respective Committee for a vote. Upon affirmative simple majority vote of those present at a special Cabinet session, the new chapter charter will be granted.
SUSPENSION AND WITHDRAWAL OF A CHARTER
SECTION 1. Upon investigation by the Chairman of the International Committee, or by his delegated special subcommittee, the charter of any chapter may be suspended. The International Chairman or the International Notary-Secretary will then inform the local chapter President, in writing, as to the suspension, the reasons why the chapter was suspended, the proposed remedies and the time limits to correct the situation.
SECTION 2. Any suspended chapter may not recruit, elect or induct new members.
SECTION 3. The charter of the suspended chapter may be subsequently withdrawn by a simple majority vote of all those present at a special International Committee Cabinet session, upon determination that the suspended chapter has not resolved the problem which caused the suspension.
SECTION 4. Any chapter withdrawn will be immediately notified by the International Chairman or International Notary-Secretary with a proposed remedy and a grace period or two years to resolve the problem.
SECTION 5. Any chapter withdrawn beyond two years will be disenfranchised.
SECTION 6. Any charter to a chapter in any medical school that loses World Health Organization accreditation shall be withdrawn and then disenfranchised after two years unless the school regains accreditation.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
SECTION 1. Proposals to amend the constitution must be presented to the highest ranking Officer (Executive President or International Chairman, as applicable) in the Society. Proposals will be studied by a special committee with results presented to such Officer.
SECTION 2. Said Officer will then present the results of the study to his respective Committee Cabinet and General Assembly. A simple majority affirmative vote of all those present will be required to adopt the amendment(s).
Prepared and written by the Honor Medical Society Steering Committee Chairman, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, December 31, 1992.
Completed and ratified by the Honor Medical Society Steering Committee, St. George’s University School of Medicine, at Kingstown Medical College, Ratho Mill Station, St. Vincent, West Indies, February 13, 1993.
Amended November 8, 2007 by majority vote of the General Assembly.
Amended April 29th, 2015 by majority vote of General Assembly in Grenada, West Indies.
To be accepted into the IEA Honor Medical Society, one must possess a Weighted Mean Percentage Grade (WMPG) of 90%. This WMPG must be maintained through graduation in order to retain IEA status. Only Basic Sciences scores will count towards the WMPG requirements for entry into IEA. The final WMPG score that will count is after Term 5 and the last opportunity to apply is at the start of Year 3 during Clinical Rotations.
If an applicant or member fails or "decels" a course (or rotation) for any reason other than confirmed medical reasons, he/she will no longer qualify for IEA membership and will be notified for dismissal.
To remain in IEA, each member must maintain over 90% WMPG until graduation (WMPG may be different if you matriculated before August 2014). Members who fall below the WMPG requirement will be placed on suspension. During this period the member will not have active IEA status, therefore the Honor Points, meetings and other IEA activity requirements will not apply. Members on suspension have 1 term to return their WMPG back to 90% and will be dismissed if they do not have minimum WMPG by the end of the term. During Clinical Rotations, the WMPG of each member will not be checked until graduation. At graduation, members who have met all the requirements of IEA will graduate with IEA cords while members who do not have the minimum 90% WMPG will be dismissed.
Members who have been placed on suspension in their first year of Clinical Rotations because the Term 5 WMPG was below 90% must email Dr. Lucy Clunes a transcript at the end of that term demonstrating the minimum WMPG requirement has been met in order to regain active IEA status.
Please note that WMPG percentages will not be rounded. This means that even a WMPG of 89.9% is below the minimum requirements of IEA.
IEA members are required to perform community services in accordance to the society's mission statement. Honor Points are awarded to acknowledge participation in such activities.
All Basic Sciences students in Grenada and North Umbria must acquire a minimum of 4 Honor Points per term with 2 Honor Points awarded for academic activities and 2 Honor Points awarded for social activities. IEA members can no longer fulfill all 4 Honor Points per term with only academic activities. IEA members in Grenada are also required to attend all the general meetings. December 15th is the deadline for Honor Point submission for the Fall Term.
Please note that for Basic Science IEA members all Honor Point hours must come from the approved list of activities. Approval of community service activities to fulfill Social Hours is determined by the direct benefits of said activities for the benefit of the Grenadian community. Any Social or Academic activities not listed under the approved list of events must be pre-approved by IEA, or it may not be eligible to count towards the Honor Point requirements.
Students in Clinical Rotations are required to acquire a minimum of 8 Honor Points per year with no restrictions on the type of community service performed. The deadline for Honor Point submission for students in Clinical Rotations is March 31st of each year.
Active IEA Members who do not meet the Honor Points requirement for a given term or fail to attend the meetings without a valid excuse will be placed on probation for the following term. During that term, members on probation are required to obtain twice as many Honor Points for that term. For example, a Basic Sciences student in Grenada who only has 2 Honor Points in Term 2 will be required to acquire 8 Honor Points in Term 3/4. For members in Clinical Rotations, failure to acquire 8 Honor Points in third year means that 16 Honor Points are needed in fourth year to maintain IEA status. Members on probation who fail to meet this requirement will be dismissed from IEA the following term.
Please note that there can be no probation period for members who are in their fourth year and do not meet the Honor Points requirements by graduation. Members who are in this situation will automatically be dismissed from IEA and will not receive IEA cords at graduation. To avoid this, please be mindful of the March 31st deadline for Honor Points submissions.
The events being held by the IEA Honor Medical Society for the Spring 2014 term are listed below. For more information about the individual events, please select their respective events tab above.
Sign-up Forms for volunteers and Registration Forms for teams and performers for each of the events can be found on the respective event’s page under their tabs. Please note that you must be logged into your IEA account in order to access the members only areas (i.e. Volunteer Sign-up Forms) of the website. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and the volunteer schedules with the list of volunteers accepted will be posted online after it has been finalized so check back often. As well, flyers, performer schedule, team rosters and the like will also be posted in their respective tabs as they become available.
Please note that people will be counting on you if you sign up to volunteer for IEA events and spots are limited for some. Failure to show up without a valid excuse or some prior notice will result in a loss of Honor Points equivalent to the amount that would have been awarded for the activity.
Theses events are currently tentative, please check back periodically for any changes
*Volunteer sign-up applications will be updated on the site closer to the dates of the events
Welcome to the new IEA Website, we hope that you like our new look! Take a look around and you'll find all of the resources that you need - from event updates to information about who we are and what we do. If you had an account on the old website, you'll see that you no longer need to log in. From the links above, you can get to know more about our organization, learn about our upcoming events, and submit your honor points. You can also sign up as a volunteer for our events to help us make a difference in Grenada!
Honor Point Qualifications for IEA:
Ways to get academic hours:
(Note: everything except for tutoring program will open sign-ups closer to the date)
- IEA Tutoring Program: 1 hour per session (1.25 hours if tutoring 2 students, and 1.5 hours if tutoring 3 students)
- Term 1 Mock Anatomy Practical: 1 hour per shift
- Term 1 Mock OSCE: 1 hour per shift
- Palliative Care of Grenada (PCAG): counts for 2 hours (1 social + 1 academic)
- Serving on the Academic Committee: counts for all 2 academic hours for the term
- UHP Diabetes Clinic: ALL 4 hours (2 social + 2 academic)
- AMSA Health Fair Collaboration: ALL 4 hours (2 social + 2 academic)
Ways to get social hours:
Get your hours by participating in our events! It gets people to come out, supports the cause, and helps everyone be more social. We have many events planned for this term. More opportunities will become available further down the road; here we list just some of the ways you can fulfill your hours:
- UHP Diabetic Clinic: ALL 4 hours (2 social + 2 academic)
- AMSA Health Fair Collaboration: ALL 4 hours (2 social + 2 academic)
- Forming a team for the Beer Pong tournament: 1 hour (Each member must make the submission.)
- Volunteering at the Beer Pong tournament: 1 hour per shift
- Forming a team for the Dodgeball tournament: 1 hour (Each member must make the submission.)
- Refereeing/volunteering at the Dodgeball tournament: 1 point for every hour
- Participating in Trivia Night: 1 hour
- Participating in the Talent Show: 2 hours
- Volunteering at the Talent Show: 1 hour per shift
- Tabling to sell tickets/baked sale items/etc.: 1 hour
- Bringing baked goods to a Bake Sale: 1 hour
- Teaching swim lessons at Grand Anse for Get Grenada Swimming: 2 hours per shift
- Participating in the Grenada Down Syndrome Association (GDSA) Fun Day: 1 hour per shift; 1 hour per 2 donated items
- Palliative Care of Grenada (PCAG): counts for 2 hours (1 social + 1 academic)
- Serving on the Social Committee: counts for all 2 social hours for the term
Time spent fulfilling duties of an executive or leadership positions held by any other club other than UHP and IEA are not accepted for Honor Points
Paid hours are not accepted for Honor Points
Activities that are solely of religious purpose are not accepted as Honor Points
Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP) - A Division of IEA
The mission of Urban Humanitarian Projects is to help the local Grenadian community achieve its full potential through sustainable progressions in healthcare and education, leading to an improved quality of life.
Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP) is a nonprofit organization that St. George’s University students formed to address social and healthcare issues in Grenada. This term, UHP, in conjunction with the Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) International Honor Society, will once again be working together to raise funds for foundations and charities in Grenada.
We want to give back to the community that has embraced us as students and allowed us an incredible opportunity to pursue our educational goals. Thus, 100% of funds raised will be used to support different charities and causes in Grenada.
Our current projects that we are working on now and for which we need continuous support include:
Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP)
Some of our past projects that have been successful with the help of your generous donations include:
Purchasing and donating a bilirubinometer to Grenada General Hospital
Donating 16 nebulizers to the Breathe Grenada Program for distribution across the country for emergency asthma care
Donating money to renovate previously unsanitary bathrooms at South St. George’s Government School
Assisting with the Limes After School Program
Partnering with The Dove Club to send 5 children to St. Vincent for scoliosis treatment
Our current projects that we are working on now and for which we need continuous support include:
Purchasing sports equipment for Athletic Development Grenada
Purchasing diabetic testing supplies for Grenada Association of Retired People (GARP) and assisting with diabetic clinics
Purchasing medication & pulse oximeters for Sickle Cell Association of Grenada
Assisting Mt. Zion Library with financial needs
....and many more!
If you would like more information, or to get involved, please contact:
IEA Executive Position Descriptions:
Elections are held at the last meeting of every semester.
The President plays a pivotal role in setting the goals and agenda for IEA throughout the term with the support of the executive board members.
They review applications and determine member status.
They represent IEA at the presidential meetings, book venues, buses, and all other resources for each of IEA’s events through the term.
The President also manages and runs the IEA general meetings, sets executive board meetings and coordinates the overall activity of IEA.
They support the other executive board members in planning, organizing and running IEA’s events both academic, social and charitable.
The President meets regularly with faculty throughout the term and is encouraged to attend events not only run by IEA but other school groups to show support for the entire student body.
The main role of the Vice president is to support the president, board members, and general members in any and all activities throughout the semester.The Vice president shares roles with both the President and other executive board members. It is their responsibility to support all of IEA’s events, board members and members throughout the term.
Like the President, the Vice president is involved in all academic and social events and charitable donations throughout the term and is also encouraged to attend events run across the student body by other organizations.
The Vice president is in charge of coordinating the IEA educational booth for AMSA Health Fairs.
The Vice president also coordinates with the alumni of IEA. They are responsible for being the liaison between IEA and the Alumni Office.
There are two UHP Chairs for IEA who are in charge of all the philanthropic aspects of IEA
They actively seek out and continue partnerships with various local organizations and school clubs to involve IEA with health and education for the local community
Responsible for recruiting and running a team of project coordinators who will aid in obtaining proposals and selecting projects to fund.
Organize and run one fundraiser during the term (i.e. Wii Tournament)
The Secretary manages the IEA email account responding and delegating messages as necessary.
The Secretary maintains and updates the Honor Point submissions for the Basic Science members.
The Secretary plays a pivotal role as the communication and bridge between IEA members and the executive board.
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the IEA bank account. They are also responsible for safeguarding the cash box.
They manage reimbursements for out of pocket costs and helps determine the total funding available for general meetings, events and charitable donations.
They are in charge of events of academic nature. This includes organizing and delivering the speeches given on behalf of IEA.
They organize the IEA Tutoring program.
The Grand Marshal organizes the certificates and their distribution during the induction dinner.
The Social Chair position markets and promotes all IEA events in conjunction with the term representatives and executive board.
They are responsible for obtaining all sponsorship for IEA events during the term.
The IT Chair maintains and improves the web interface between IEA members and the information and sign-ups that benefit them.
They maintain databases for statistics and questions collected by IEA.
As a technical position, possessing any or all of the following knowledge/skills may benefit the IT Chair in his/her duties:
All executives are expected to:
Represent IEA and SGU with a professional and respectful way throughout the semester.
Support the entire executive board to fulfil goals of IEA
Each executive is responsible for being an event lead during the term.
Attendance at a majority of the IEA events during the term.