ARTICLE III. Membership
Section 1. Regular Members. Any individual with a doctoral-level degree and suitable scholarly achievements, as determined by the Board of Directors, shall be eligible to be a Regular Member.
Section 2. Associate Members. Any individual with a doctoral-level degree or relevant professional accomplishments, as determined by the Board of Directors, shall be eligible to be an Associate Member.
Section 3. Student Members. Any individual who is a candidate for an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree shall be eligible to be a Student Member.
Section 4. Emeritus Members. Any member age 65 years or older may apply to the Board of Directors for Emeritus Membership.
Section 5. Young Professional / Postdoctoral Members. Any individual within three years of receiving a doctorate, medical degree, or other degree in nutrition or a related field shall be eligible to be a Young Professional / Postdoctoral Member.
Section 6: Rights of Membership. All Members, except for Student Members, shall have the right to vote in elections for Society Officers and for Scientific Council Officers and on any other matter that is required by law or these Bylaws to be submitted to a membership vote. Regular Members shall have the right to serve as a Society Officer. Regular Members, Associate Members, and Emeritus Members shall have the right to sponsor abstracts at the Annual Meeting of the Society.
Section 7. Obligations of Membership. All members shall abide by these Bylaws and any other rules or regulations, including the payment of dues, established by the Board of Directors that are not inconsistent with these Bylaws.
Section 8. Discipline of Members. Any member may be subject to discipline, including termination of membership status, for conduct contrary to the best interests of the Society or that may bring disrepute upon the Society, or for other good cause, as determined by, and upon majority vote of, the Board of Directors.
Section 9. Administration of Membership Process. The Board of Directors may further define any membership requirement and establish procedures for the application for membership, for the review, acceptance, or rejection of applications, and for the discipline of any member, as it deems appropriate in the best interests of the Society.
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