"Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity ETSU College of Pharmacy By Law XVII Local Chapter Ordinances C01"
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity ETSU College of Pharmacy By-Law XVII Local Chapter Ordinances C01. Sec. 1. The Constitution and By-Laws of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Incorporated shall be the Constitution for this Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Incorporated: all constitutions, by-laws and standing laws by which this Chapter was formerly governed are revoked. Ordinance 1. Title Sec 1. This chapter shall be known as _______Chapter, hereinafter referred to as the Chapter, according to the Charter granted by Alpha Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Incorporated, hereinafter referred to as the fraternity, under the date of____. Kappa Psi-ETSU College of Pharmacy Chapter shall abide by the applicable rules and policies of East Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents pertaining to student organizations. Sec 2. No additions to Ord.1, Sec.2. Ordinance 2. Membership Sec 1. To be eligible to pledge the Chapter, a person must fulfill the following requirements: A full time pharmacy student at the East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy, have an overall grade point average of 2.0, and follow normal academic progression. Special circumstances that cause any person, who wants to pledge, to not be in accordance with these requirements can be taken into account by the chapter Executive Committee. Sec 2. No person eligible for membership in the Chapter may be excluded from membership for reason of age, sex, race, religion, creed, color, or national origin. Ordinance 3. Election of Members Sec 1. Any person fulfilling the requirements as stated by Ordinance 2 can voluntarily choose to pledge the fraternity. Eligibility to be initiated into the fraternity is contingent upon attendance to all required pledge meetings. The Regent and Vice Regent may make exceptions to or change these requirements if they feel it is necessary. Sec 2. No additions to Sec 2 of By-Law III. Ordinance 4. Officers and Order of Election Sec 1. The officers of the Chapter and Order of Election shall be: Regent, Vice Regent, Secretary, Treasurer, Chaplain, Historian, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Grand Council Deputy). Ordinance 5. Qualification, Election, and Installation of Officers Sec 1. Nomination of Officers shall take place during the March Chapter meeting following initiation of pledges with elections taking place during the following meeting. Sec 2. A meeting in which elections will occur shall require two-thirds of the P1, P2, and P3 classes. P4 students in attendance will be able to vote but since they will be on rotation their absence will not count against the two-thirds requirement. Sec 3. Each member will be allowed to slate down once, allowing them to run for a maximum of 2 offices each year. Sec 4. No additions to Sec 4 of By-Law V. Sec 5. No additions to Sec 5 of By-Law V. Sec 6. No additions to Sec 6 of By-Law V. Sec 7. No additions to Sec 7 of By-Law V. Ordinance 6. Duties Of the Officers No additions to By-Law VI Ordinance VII. Committees and their Duties No Additions to By-Law VII. Ordinance VIII. Records No Additions to By-Law VIII. Ordinance IX. Unethical Conduct No Additions to By-Law IX. Ordinance X. Meetings Sec. 1. The chapter shall meet twice each month, with day of the week, time, and location to be decided by resolution of chapter at the beginning of each semester. Sec. 2. Excuses shall be submitted to the Sergeant-at-Arms or Judiciary Committee within three business days of a missed meeting or mandatory function for their review. The Judiciary Committee shall be responsible for approving or disapproving an excuse. Sec. 3. No addition to By-Law X, Section 3 Sec. 4. No addition to By-Law X, Section 4 Sec.5. Officer/Chair Meetings are mandatory for officers and committee chairmen. If an officer cannot be present, he must present an excuse to the Judiciary Committee. If a committee chairman cannot be present he/she should have the co- chairman or other committee member represent the committee at the meeting. If no one can represent the committee or chairman, an excuse must be given to the Judiciary Committee by the Chairman. Unexcused absences will be treated like an unexcused absence to a Chapter meeting. Fines for unexcused absences will be as follows: 1. Five dollars or 2 hours of community service for missing the first mandatory fund- raising event. 2. Five dollars or 2 hours of community service for missing each mandatory service project, unexcused. 3. Five dollars or 2 hours of community service for any Committee Chair neglecting to call and/or report on monthly meeting, with the second offense requiting dismissal, unexcused. 4. Five dollars or 2 hours of community service for missing any signed, voluntary commitment to any Kappa Psi function, unexcused. 5. Five dollars or 2 hours of community service for missing the bid meeting or the pledge reevaluation meeting, referred to in Ordinance 3, Section 3, unexcused. 6. Two dollars or 1 hour of community service for missing a Chapter Meeting, unexcused. 7. Two dollars or 1 hour of community service for missing a Committee meeting, unexcused. 8. Two dollars or 1 hour of community service for missing an Officer/Chair meeting, unexcused. Sec. 6. Excused absences include work that cannot be rescheduled, illness, family emergency, and other excuses at the discretion of the Executive Committee. At the beginning of the fall semester each year, the Judiciary committee will establish fines for unexcused absences. Approval or amendment should be given by the Executive Committee. The following measures will be taken for unexcused absences in addition to appropriate fines: One unexcused absence per semester: notification will be given by the Sergeant- at-Arms to the brother verbally Two unexcused absences per semester: a written warning will be given by the Sergeant-at-Arms to the brother and in duplicate to the executive committee Three unexcused absences per semester: brother in question will be brought before the Executive Committee and is eligible for expulsion Ordinance XI. Dues Sec 1. Each person choosing to pledge the chapter must pay the $45 national pledge fee. Sec 2. Each member of the Chapter shall pay local dues to the Treasurer in an amount of $20 per semester. This is in addition to the National dues which is $40 per year. Sec 3. No addition to Sec 3 of By-Law XI. Sec 4. No addition to Sec 4 of By-Law XI. Sec 5. Any member who is in arrears for dues, fines, or assessments must be informed at least 30 days prior to the arrears being announced to the Chapter in open meeting. Sec 6. If the Chapter, for any reason, dissolves all funds of the Chapter will be donated to charity. The active members at the final meeting of the Chapter, or the Executive Committee in lieu of a final meeting, will give nominations and vote to determine which charity or charities will receive funds. Ordinance XII. Secrecy No addition to By-Law XII. Ordinance XIII. Ritual of Initiation No addition to By-Law XIII. Ordinance XIV. Quorum No addition to By-Law XIV. Ordinance XV. Parliamentary Procedure No addition to By-Law XV. Ordinance XVI. Amendments (Local Chapter Ordinances) No additions to By-Law XVI. Adopted by the chapter on Month Day, Year Approved on January 2, 2009 by Andrew Frasco, Grand Counselor 2007-2009