Bangladesh Student Association at Kent State
Bangladesh Student Association at Kent State University (BSA-Kent) promotes mutual understanding and cooperation among Bangladeshi Students at Kent State. It provides students an opportunity to develop leadership skills, create lasting friendships with local and International students, serve the community etc. Students find themselves involved with creating and executing campus programs and events such as concerts, lectures, special events, and cultural and social practice, fundraising events. It also extends its approach with other social and cultural organizations within and outside the Kent State University to share its goals.
Membership in the association shall be open to any and all students, faculty, and staff at Kent State University. The association shall have four types of members (a) an active member, (b) an affiliate member, (c) an associate member and (d) an honorary member.
1.1 Active membership shall be determined by the following two criteria.
1.1.1 He / She must be Bangladeshi or of Bangladeshi origin or deeply interested in Bangladesh and Bangladeshi culture.
1.1.2 He / She must be a currently enrolled student of Kent State University with at least three credit hours of University course work or dissertation.
Once a student graduates or ceases to be a student at the University, his/her active membership in the association shall cease.
1.2 An affiliate member is one who is taking less than three hours of University course work or one who is not currently enrolled. Such members may not hold office, vote for officers, or vote on the expenditure of money. They may not schedule university facilities or services on behalf of the organization. Such members are expected to know, understand, and abide by all university rules and regulations.
1.3 An associate member includes former student and current employee of Kent State University.
1.4 The association has a provision to extend an honorary membership to distinguished Bangladeshi and/or international personalities who have contributed in his/her field in a way that honoring him/her by this membership the association can take pride in and feel honored itself.