1. Classes and Qualifications of Members:
(a) There shall be four classes of membership: (1) Graduate, (2) Full, (3) Affiliate, and (4) Honorary.
(i) A “Graduate Member” is an MBA graduate of the Wharton Health Care Management Program. Regardless of whether dues are paid to the Association, all alumni of the Health Care Management Program are graduate members.
(i) A “Full Member” is a dues-paying MBA graduate of the Wharton Health Care Management Program. The Full Members constitute the voting Membership of the Association eligible to vote in all elections and on all matters requiring a vote of the Membership.
(3) Affiliate: Class I and Class II
(i) A “Class I Affiliate Member” is a dues-paying Wharton MBA or PhD graduate (including WEMBA), or an individual having an undergraduate degree from Wharton. A "Class II Affiliate Member" is a graduate of the Allied Schools of Health from the University of Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to, the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Biomedical Engineering, who, while not a graduate of Wharton has involvement in the health care sector and expresses interest in joining the Association.
(i) The following groups may be offered honorary membership, as approved for eligibility by the Board of Directors from time to time:
a. Faculty and students currently enrolled in the Health Care Management Program.
b. Other individuals who have an important relationship to the program and/or the Association or who hold influence in the health care management field.
2. Voting and Office-Holding Rights:
(a) Full members are empowered to vote on all matters that come before the Membership and may stand for election as Directors. Class I and Class II affiliate members are non-voting members. Class I affiliate members may be appointed by the President and approved by the Board as Directors with voting privileges on Board matters. Class II affiliate members may be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors but do not have voting privileges on Board matters. Honorary Directors are ineligible to vote or hold elected office.