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									            The Kai Committee
                  “Finding that Balance”




          Accountability                            Brotherhood




“The CURRENT success of any chapter of Beta Theta Pi can be
evaluated on how well the members live our three great principles and seven
obligations every day. However, the FUTURE of that chapter depends on
what ACTION they take when members DO NOT live by these same
principles and obligations?”

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Overview of the Kai Committee

Chapters call it by different names: the judicial board, brotherhood committee, standards board,
and house policy committee. Beta Theta Pi likes to call it the ―Kai Committee,‖ just to give it
more of a Beta feel. Whatever your chapter may call it, it is there for the same reason...to take
care of internal discipline and to promote brotherhood. The Kai Committee, when properly used,
can take some pressure off the Executive Committee and help the chapter run more smoothly.

Reasons to have a Kai Committee are: self-governance, accountability, education, and
brotherhood development.

First, the self-governance component exemplifies that the chapter identifies areas of need and
takes action upon violations of ideals and policies. If the chapter cannot handle problems
internally, external forces (The University/College, The General Fraternity, local alumni) must
intervene, resulting in an unpleasant situation for all parties involved. However, if the chapter
handles its problems internally, exercising the right to self-governance, the external forces
mentioned above will not have to intervene.

Second, holding our Brothers and new members accountable for their actions is essential when
running a chapter. There is a need to quickly and appropriately confront behavior that violates
Beta principles and policies. Failing to hold members accountable for their actions diminishes
the value of being a member of Beta Theta Pi.

The third purpose, education, assures hearing procedures, and sanctions administered, are
beneficial for the individual(s) and the chapter as a whole. For example, if a brother goes in front
of the Kai Committee for alcohol abuse, a good sanction would be to have the brother bring in a
guest speaker (or present himself) on the effects of alcohol in today’s society. This is educational
for the individual and for the chapter.

Finally, Brotherhood Development is essential for building a strong and close-knit chapter. The
Kai Committee should plan, organize and schedule the ―Eye of Wooglin,‖ brotherhood events,
big brother/little brother (pledge father/pledge son) events, all chapter retreats, and brotherhood
recognition programs.

Serving on the Kai Committee is not an easy task. If done correctly, there will be times when the
Kai Committee members do not like their job. The gratification comes from the coordinating the
brotherhood events, gaining the chapter members respect by setting the example, and by
understanding that the Kai Committee is laying the groundwork for future standards and success.
The Vice President must set a perfect tone for his committee at the very first meeting.




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                 Kai Committee 1st Meeting
            (This is to be discussed with the Kai Committee at the first meeting)

1. Purpose
     - To formulate brotherhood event activities and dates for the semester
     - To hold brothers accountable that are not living by the bylaws and ritual
        ** Pass out a copy of the bylaws and make sure committee members read and
        are familiar with it. Review the principles and obligations as well!
     - To uphold previous standards and document for the future

2. Confidentiality
     - If someone is brought in for a Kai Committee violation, it is his business
     - Also, if someone comes to the committee and feels a brother is in violation of our
     policies, it is up to the committee to decide whether or not the person bringing the charge
     needs to be identified. Encourage petty arguments to be handled outside the committee.

3. Attendance
     - It is so important to be on time and present at all meetings! We cannot expect those
     that come in front of the committee to be punctual if we are not. Everyone (alternates and
     delegates) should attend every meeting.

4. Procedure
     A. If anyone on the committee hears or feels someone is in violation, it is brought up at a
     meeting. The respective chairmen bring up other things such as study hours, meeting
     attendance, academic standing, etc, each semester. The Vice President is responsible for
     these communicating with each chairmen.

     B. The committee decides if a case needs to be heard and calls the brothers involved to a
     meeting. (NOTE: Just because someone comes to a meeting does not mean you are in
     violation, just that your side of the story is requested)

     C. The committee takes all information available and looks at previous cases for
     consistency in deciding sanctions. The committee decides where the seriousness of the
     violation falls. In deciding the final sanctions, educational sanctions are encouraged.

5. Credibility
     - Committee members must be honest and must not be participating or allowing others to
     participate in actions that are against our ritual, bylaws and code. Don’t be hypocritical!

6. Sacrifice the ―ME‖ for the ―WE‖
     - Each member must put down personal friendships and not worry about what people
     think of the decisions made! We must focus on upholding the standards of the chapter for
     the future.

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Setting up a Kai Committee

The Kai Committee should be made up of five to nine members with the Vice President serving
as the chairman. Ideally, the committee would be made up of one or two members from each
class: freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. If your chapter decides to have two members
from each class on the committee, then a suggestion would be to have one serve as the official
delegate and one as an alternate. The chapter should elect the members of the committee, and it is
important that they are responsible (current with dues, above a 2.5 GPA, a member in good
standing) and well respected. The chairman of the committee should be the Vice President, who
will act as a liaison to the Executive Committee and chapter. Some chapters also have the Risk
Manager as a member of the Kai Committee due to the nature of his position. For serious Kai
Committee cases involving strict accountability it is best to have as many members of the
committee (delegates and alternates) present.



Case recommendation

It is a major responsibility of the members of the Kai Committee to recommend cases, but any of
the following should recommend cases as well:

The Vice President (committee chairman).
A Kai Committee member seeing a potential problem or being witness to a potential problem.
An chapter brother who has a personal complaint or chapter concern.
A new member who has a personal complaint or chapter concern.
A chapter officer (Scholarship Chairman, Treasurer) who has a concern.


Steps of action

1. The Kai Committee convenes to discuss both the violation and possible sanctions.
2. The committee requests the individual(s) involved to attend a committee meeting to explain
    their side of the issue.
3. Following deliberation of committee members, appropriate actions should (or should not) be
    taken.
4. Documented minutes of meeting procedures should be kept for future reference.
5. A written copy of the sanction should be given to the charged individual and another copy
    should be signed and given to the Vice President.
6. Sanctions should be reported to the Chapter Counselor or District Chief depending on severity
   of violation.




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Sanction severity

Sanction severity should be determined by the degree to which the case has affected the chapter,
Greek system or community. THE PRINCIPLES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE
FRATERNITY PROVIDE THE BACKBONE TO ANY METHOD OF
ACCOUNTABILITY.

Questions for the Kai Committee to think about when holding members accountable:

   1. Was the action against our principles and obligations?
   2. Did the action affect the chapter?
   3. Did the action affect the Greek System?
   4. Did the action affect the community?
   5. Did the action affect the individual?
   6. Did the action represent Beta Theta Pi in a negative to way to others?
   7. Was the action simply a ―lack of action‖ in meeting the minimum expectations for each
      member?
   8. Did the sanction we rendered make a statement to the individual and the chapter as to
      what is expected and what will be accepted.
   9. Will the sanction we rendered effectively pressure the individual to not act again in the
      same way.




What cases should be heard by the Kai Committee?

Any act that directly conflicts with the 3 Great Principles or 7 Obligations.
Poor academic performance.
Financial delinquency.
Destruction of chapter property.
Fighting or violent behavior on or off chapter property.
Harassment of members or any other individuals.
Violations of local, state, and federal laws.
Possession or use of illegal drugs in any context that associates with the fraternity.
Failure to meet the obligations of an officer position.
Failure to attend mandatory or all chapter functions.
Failure to meet membership expectations (community service hours, chapter meetings, etc.)
Violation of any university/college policy.
Violation of chapter constitution/bylaws and Beta Theta Pi risk management policies.




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Possible Sanction Suggestions

Loss of vote at chapter meetings.
Loss of room pick privileges.
Formal letter of apology to affected party.
Attending an appropriate workshop or educational seminar.
Present an appropriate workshop or educational seminar to the chapter.
Paying for damages.
Loss of social privileges.
Loss of intramural participation.
Removal from office or position.
Loss of privilege to live in the chapter house.
Loss of privilege to be a Big Brother or Pledge Father.
Loss of privilege to run for a position in chapter elections.
Recommendation to chapter for termination of membership.
Required to seek professional help.
Required to organize an educational program.
Required to set up a service event for the chapter.
Required to speak to the pledge class about the faults of the action.




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                                         SAMPLE
      Brother Assistance Program Referral
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
Brother’s Name and Role #:_____________________________________________________
Brother’s Signature:_______________________________________ Date:_______________
Kai Committee Chairman:_______________________ Signature:________________________
Chairman’s Address:___________________________________________________________
Reason for Referall:____________________________________________________________


You have been involved in a Kai Committee violation in which alcohol, marijuana, or other
controlled substances, have been a factor. As part of your sanction, you must meet with a staff
member at the Wellness Center. This staff member will discuss your use of alcohol, and/or
drugs, and will help you assess your involvement with them.


You will be given two copies of this referral. One is for you to give to the substance center for
them to keep, and one is to be filled out and you are to return it to the Kai Committee Chairman
with in a week of your visit. After you have received this referral, you have one week to call the
appropriate substance center and set up an appointment.


Substance Center Completes this Section

 _______ Student Complied
 ______ Student DID NOT Comply

Center Staff Member:__________________________ Phone Number:__________________

Center Staff Signature:__________________________________ Date:__________________

Comments:_______________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________




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                          FRATERNITY

SAMPLE




             Official Role Removal


          I,________________________________, hereby resign

from Beta Theta Pi. Please remove my name from the

roll’s of the XYZ Chapter.



                                  Respectfully submitted,



______________________________    ______________________________

President’s Signature                  Signature of Resignee




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                   SAMPLE
        Kai Committee Cases Minutes Sheet

DATE:

Kai Committee Members Present:


Brothers Called to the Kai Committee (If Applicable):


Reasons the meeting was called (possible violations involved):


Discussion:




Sanctions:




Brotherhood Discussion:




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KAI COMMITTEE SANCTION DOCUMENTATION

                      Vice President Copy
This is one of two sheets that documents a sanction handed out by the
Kai Committee of the Chapter. This copy will be kept by the Vice
President to document the sanction. Another copy should be given to the
brother sanctioned.

     Date:

     Sanction (be specific):




     Sanction to be completed by this DATE:



Signed

_________________________             ________________________
Vice President                        Sanctioned Member




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        Tips for an Effective Kai Committee

       Meet every week to discuss possible cases and brotherhood events
       Use the ritual, constitution and bylaws as the governing body for cases involving
        sanctions
     Appoint a secretary of the Kai Committee to take minutes at each meeting.
     Keep a detailed Kai Committee binder that includes the following:
               1. Copy of chapter bylaws (including membership expectations)
               2. Risk Management Policy
               3. A collaboration of all previous Kai Committee cases.
               4. A template for taking minutes, recording discussions and recording sanctions
               5. An explanation of the Kai Committee’s duties, procedures and
                    responsibilities.
     Encourage Kai Committee members and other chapter members to confront minor
        problems either one-on-one or at the immediate time rather than sending everything to the
        Kai Committee.
     Set an upfront expectation of what will happen if a member does not show up for a Kai
        Committee meeting (i.e. $20 fine, etc.)
     Create a document that records the date, members present, sanction given, etc. Give one
        copy to the sanctioned individual and keep one in the Kai Committee binder.
     Perform an Executive Committee review. This is a good check and balance for the
        leadership of the chapter, and it reassures the chapter.
Invite pledge members to attend a Kai Committee meeting that is positive and focuses on setting
up brotherhood events.




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            Article Eight – The Kai Committee
Section 1: The first purpose of the Committee is to provide self-governance within the Chapter through
           education and to hold members accountable for any action that violates local bylaws, general
           fraternity and university policies, state and local law, and most importantly Beta Theta Pi ritual.

Section 2: BROTHERHOOD COMMITTEE—The second purpose of the Committee is to serve as
           the Brotherhood Committee. The Kai Committee is in charge of formulating all brotherhood
           events. The Brotherhood Committee has the following duties:
                     - To set up three big alcohol free brotherhood events per semester. (i.e.: paintball,
                        laser tag, putt putt, card tournament, golf outing, etc.)
                     - To set up and encourage little events that will aid in constantly improving the
                        brotherhood of the Zeta Omicron Chapter.
                     - To work with the sports chairman and set up sporting events each semester.

Section 3: KICK OFF WEEKEND—The Kai Committee is in charge of coordinating the Men of
           Principle Kick Off Weekend every fall.

Section 4: The Kai Committee consists of nine members, made up of the Vice President of Kai and two
           members from each class. An Alumnus is eligible to be the senior class representative. The
           official class representative votes in the meetings while the alternate steps in when the
           representative cannot perform his duties (The President is the Alternate for the Vice President of
           Kai). The four representatives from each class vote and the Vice President of Kai votes in the
           case of a tie. Each Kai Committee member is elected by the Chapter at the beginning of each
           year, and the voting process follows the Executive Council voting process. NOTE: One
           member of the committee will serve as the secretary, and will take minutes on each
           meeting and present the minutes to the vice president for documentation. The minutes
           will follow the form outline in the Zeta Omicron Code.

Section 5: The Kai Committee members must be respected active brothers with voting rights with no more
           than one Kai Committee violation in the past that exceeded the second step, or more than four
           violations of lesser degree. Once a member exceeds his violation limits, he is no longer eligible
           to serve on the committee. If he is on the committee, he will be removed and a new member will
           be elected to join the committee. The Kai Committee members are not on the committee to
           make personal decisions about situations, they are there simply to uphold our bylaws and ritual.
           Kai Committee members have to look past friendships and focus on their purpose described in
           Section 1 in order to hold members accountable in the best ways possible.

Section 6: If a member of the Kai Committee or a member of the Executive Council feels a member of the
           Kai Committee should be removed, then the Executive Council votes to decide whether or not to
           call a vote in front of the chapter to remove the Kai Committee member. If the Executive
           Council votes to bring a kai committee member in front of the chapter for removal, then it will
           take a 67% chapter vote to remove the member from the kai committee. Kai Committee
           members should be setting good examples themselves in accordance with our ritual and bylaws.
           Any Kai Committee member that is deliberately going against clearly stated standards in the
           bylaws and ritual of this fraternity should be considered for removal.

Section 7: The Kai Committee shall meet at least bi-weekly, and any member may be requested to attend.
           In order for a Kai Committee meeting to take place there must be at least 4 members present
           (one representative from each class), not including the chairman.

Section 8: CASE RECOMMMENDATIONS –In order for a case to be heard by the Kai Committee, it
           must be recommended to either the Vice President of Kai, to any Kai Committee member, or to
           the President. Cases may be recommended to the Kai Committee by the following:

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                   - A committee member seeing a potential problem or being witness to a situation which
                     there is a violation of policy
                   - an initiate who has a personal complaint or chapter concern
                   - an associate member or chapter member who has a personal complaint or chapter
                     concern
           * When a person identifies a case and believes a member or members should be brought in
          front of the kai committee, that person’s identity will be kept in strict confidentiality unless
          the person and Kai Committee feels his identity need not be kept confidential.

 Section 9: STEPS OF ACTION—(1) The Kai Committee meets to decide whether or not a case
            should be heard. If a case is to be heard, they meet and discuss both the problems and
            appropriate forms of action. (2) If necessary, the committee will ask for the individual(s)
            involved to address the committee, stating their sides of the situation. (3) After the committee
            has heard all information, appropriate action or sanctions should be taken. (4) It is essential that
            all actions of the committee are documented for the future. Previous case precedence should be
            followed as a matter of consistency, but it is not required. (5) The committee will update the
            member(s) that brought the situation to the Kai Committee in order to explain to them the
            reasons for the decision. *JUST BECAUSE A MEMBER IS CALLED TO THE KAI
            COMMITTEE, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE IS BEING ACCUSED OF
            ANYTHING. IT SIMPLY MEANS THAT HIS SIDE OF THE STORY IS
            REQUESTED.*

Section 10: How negatively a brothers actions have affected the well-being of the chapter and how
            contradictory the actions are to the ritual and bylaws should determine the severity of his
            punishment. If a member violates a third or fourth step Kai violation, as outlined in the Zeta
            Omicron Code, then the Kai Committee has the authority to enforce any sanction they deem
            necessary. If a member is continuously violating first or second step Kai violations, then a
            member of the Chapter can move to hold a Chapter vote to remove a member from the role. In
            this case, it requires a 70% majority of voting members to remove a member from the role.

Section 11: There are four different steps of violation of the Kai Committee. The first step involves
            violations that bring minute consequences, while the fourth step involves violations that are
            extremely severe and can have consequences that can destroy the Chapter. The violations of
            each step are outlined in the Zeta Omicron Code, and the Kai Committee must use good
            discretion to place any violation not clearly stated under each step.

 Section 12: APPEAL PROCESS--The Kai committee speaks for the chapter and handles problems
             internally, and the committee’s decisions are to be respected and not taken personally. The Kai
             Committee’s decision can be appealed to the Executive Council. The Executive Council hears
             the side from the member(s) given the sanction, and then they hear an explanation from the Kai
             Committee. The Executive Council must decide whether or not the sanction given by the
             committee is justified, due to violations of the party in question. If the Executive Council feels
             the Kai Committee unjustly sanctioned a member, by a vote of 5 out of 7 members of the
             Executive Council, then the appeal is accepted. Then the Executive Council comes up with an
             amendment to the Kai Committee sanction, which will be brought in front of the Chapter. It is
             extremely important for the Executive Council not to act as the Kai Committee by deciding
             whether a sanction was too severe or too light, but they are to simply determine whether or not
             the sanction came because of violations to Beta policies or not. If 70% of the Chapter votes to
             accept the Executive Council’s amendment, then the sanction will change. If a 70% majority
             fails to accept the amendment, then the original sanction stands. A member can only appeal a
             sanction once to the Executive Council.

 Section 13: Any member that does not show up for a Kai Committee meeting will be fined fifteen dollars.
             If a brother has to miss a meeting with a valid excuse, the Vice President of Kai must be
             notified 24 hours in advance.


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VIOLATIONS OF THE KAI COMMITTEE
         4 steps to the Kai Committee:
                1ST STEP VIOLATIONS
                   - Disrespecting another active or his property
                   - Any other action that is against Beta policy, but has minor consequences

                2ND STEP VIOLATIONS
                   - First time financial delinquency
                   - Fighting or violent behavior on or off chapter property
                   - First time failure to meet academic probation or suspension duties
                   - Failure to meet officer, committee, or member obligations
                   - First time failure to meet philanthropic requirements per month
                   - Consecutive semesters on Academic Probation
                   - First time on Academic Suspension
                   - Drinking in Beta letters

                3RD STEP VIOLATIONS
                   - Destruction of chapter property or the property of another
                   - Continuing financial delinquency
                   - Associating fighting or violent behavior with our chapter
                   - Use or abuse of drugs and other controlled substances
                   - Drunk driving
                   - Consecutive semesters on Academic Suspension
                   - A cumulative GPA under a 2.5 after one year as a member
                   - Any other action that greatly affects the well-being of the chapter in a negative way.
                   - Failure to attend 85% of all chapter meetings
                   - Failure to attend 66% of important chapter functions (i.e. recruitment functions,
                     rituals and ceremonies, etc.)

                4TH STEP VIOLATIONS
                   - Sexual harassment of any individual
                   - Violations of the local, state, or federal law including misdemeanors
                   - Continual use or abuse of drugs and other controlled substances

   **NOTE: ANY OTHER ACTION THAT IS IN VIOLAITON OF BETA THETA PI, SIU, LOCAL, OR
   STATE POLICY MAY BE PLACED BY THE KAI COMMITTEE UNDER ONE OF THE FOUR STEPS
   DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY.

   POSSIBLE SANCTIONS:
                -   Losing voice in meeting
                -   Losing vote in meeting
                -   Apology letter or statement to the chapter or parties involved
                -   Community service
                -   Attending an appropriate workshop or educational session
                -   Paying for damages
                -   Loss of social or intramural privileges
                -   Removal from office or position
                -   Not allowed to be a pledge dad
                -   Termination of membership
                -   Required to seek professional help
                -   Setting up an education program for the chapter
                -   Additional study hours
                -   Fines
                -   Loss of wearing letter privileges
                -   Any other sanction that the kai committee feels fits the situation best


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   Kansas State Kai Committee Guidelines
Article I: Intention

       This Kai Committee has been put together not as a chapter police force but rather as a
       means of using brotherhood to deal with internal conflict on an individual and house
       policy level when necessary. Its main focus and the attitude taken by the committee
       members is to be one of brotherhood building in every aspect of the committee's
       responsibilities. It is the hope that that this will be the majority of what the committee
       does. The future of the chapter will depend on the continuance of brotherhood to steer
       member's actions. The structure outlined below will serve as a safeguard when that
       brotherhood fails.

Article II: Responsibilities

   1. Brotherhood Building (primary reason for committee)

       Responsible for planning and organizing the "Eye of Wooglin", and 1 planned
       brotherhood event for every six weeks of each semester.

   2. Self-Governance

       If a chapter cannot handle problems internally, external forces (the university, general
       fraternity, or alumni) must intervene resulting in unpleasant situations for all involved.
       This committee creates a structure of self-governance that will increase the efficiency of
       the chapter and show the above mentioned external forces that problems within the
       chapter can and will be dealt with by the chapter.

   3. Accountability

       It is easy for all members of Beta Theta Pi to vocalize the principles embodied by the
       Fraternity. However, it is often difficult to execute these principles in our daily lives. The
       Kai Committee must promote, support and nurture these Principles to facilitate the
       accountability of all those associated with the chapter.

   4. Education

       All members have a responsibility to know and understand the rules by which they have
       chosen to live. This committee will help to reinforce members’ knowledge of these rules
       to prevent ignorance of such matters.




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Article III: Structure

   1. The committee will be made up of five members. The vice president external will serve
      as the committee head. The other members will be made up of one person from each of
      the classes. The chapter will elect all members of the committee.

   2. The term of office for the committee members shall be one semester, except the
      committee chairman (Vice President External), whose position lasts a duration of two
      semesters.

   3. Elections shall take place before the close of each semester.

   4. The Kai Committee answers directly to the authority of the chapter.

   5. Meetings will be held weekly and a regular meeting time will be chosen at the
      committee's first meeting at the beginning of the year.

   6. After initiation of the fall pledge class, one member of the newly initiated class will be
      elected to the committee as the fifth member.

   7. During pledgeship, the pledge education committee will have jurisdiction over the
      pledges on the chapter's behalf.

   8. Minutes will be taken at every committee meeting to be viewed upon request of any
      chapter member.

Article IV: Jurisdiction

       The Kai Committee holds jurisdiction over all active members of
       the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Beta Theta Pi.
Article V: Accountability Proceedings

   1. Problem Occurrence - Conduct unbecoming a member of Beta Theta Pi.
         definition: violating State and/or Federal Law, breaking the rules or bylaws of
         Gamma Epsilon Chapter and/or the General Fraternity of Beta Theta Pi, failure
         to uphold the 3 Great Principles and/or 7 Obligations of Beta Theta Pi, or any
         action that may blemish the name of Beta Theta Pi or endanger the chapter in
         any way.

   2. Case Recommendation - A member finds another member or members’ actions
      unbecoming a member of Beta Theta Pi. If unable to deal with the situation on a
      personal level with the individual, the member may submit a statement, in writing, of the
      action that has occurred to any member of the Kai Committee. The submittal should


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   have a date, time, place, description of the problem, and list of all people involved. The
   member or members who submit the recommendation must sign the submittal.

NOTE: Complaints may be brought to the Kai Committee by committee members, and all
other chapter members.

NOTE: Complaints of a personal nature should be resolved between the members in conflict.
If the conflict cannot be resolved, it should then be brought to the Kai Committee. If a
member of the committee brings a complaint of a personal nature to the committee then that
member will not be allowed to deliberate on the situation. However, if the complaint is of a
house policy nature the committee member will be allowed to deliberate.

NOTE: If a member or members’ violations are clearly apparent, the Kai Committee may
take action without a written case recommendation.

3. Notification – Both the member(s) submitting the case recommendation and the
   subject(s) of the case recommendation, are notified of their required attendance at the
   next committee meeting.

NOTE: If a member is called to a committee meeting and is unable to attend at the designated
time, that brother must talk to a member of the committee before the designated time of the
meeting. If the brother doesn't attend the meeting without contacting a committee member
prior to the meeting (with a reasonable excuse for absence) he will automatically receive
whatever sanction is decided upon. The absent brother will then be notified of the sanction
he has received.

NOTE: Brothers being required to attend a Kai Committee meeting will be given no less
than 48 hours notice prior to the meeting.

4. Deliberation - At the next committee meeting, the committee will review the submittal
   and upon hearing testimony from both parties, shall decide whether further action by the
   committee is appropriate.

5. Decision - The committee formulates and recommends courses of action to take in
   accordance with the severity of the action. These sanctions will be mandated in
   accordance with the chapter-approved Kai Committee guidelines.

6. If the member receiving the sanctions feels it is unfair then he may bring it up at the next
   chapter meeting. If the chapter agrees by a 2/3 vote of a 2/3 quorum that the sanctions are
   inappropriate then the committee will discuss it again at the next committee meeting and
   new sanctions will be given.

7. If sanctions are given and not fulfilled in the given time then it will go back to the
   committee. The committee will then give additional sanctions in the same class. If the
   obligations are again not fulfilled within the prescribed time, then it will go back to the
   committee and additional sanctions will be given in the next class of sanctions. If all

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       obligations are not met after the third time it is brought to the committee, then the
       committee will take the situation to the chapter with a proposal.

    NOTE: A Class ―B‖ sanction may never be bumped to a Class ―A‖ sanction following the
incompletion of the Class ―B‖ sanction on two occasions.

Article VI: Violation Categories

   1. Class ―A‖
         a. Violations
             - possession and/or use of any illegal drug
             - committing of a felony
             - reckless endangerment of any person
         b. Sanctions
             - Automatic expulsion from membership (pending a 3/4ths vote by the chapter.)

       NOTE: If expulsion from membership is not passed by chapter, Kai Committee will
       apply ―B‖ class sanctions.

   2. Class ―B‖
          a. Violations
               - DUI
          b. Sanctions
               - Loss of social privileges for four months (required)
               - Removal from chapter office
               - Any other sanctions found appropriate that relate to community service,
                   service to the Chapter, or personal growth on the part of the brother in
                   violation (length of ―project‖ to be determined by the committee)
      NOTE: A second ―B‖ class violation (or ―A‖ class violation not passed by chapter) shall
      result in termination of housing contract in addition to all other ―B‖ class sanctions.

   3. Class ―C‖
         a. Violations
             - Failure to fulfill DD duty
             - Possession and/or consumption of alcohol on property
             - Destruction of property
             - Financial delinquency of greater than 7 days, as stated in the Gamma Epsilon
                of Beta Theta Pi Housing and Membership Agreement
             - Violation of official printed House Rules
             - Any Action defacing the name of Gamma Epsilon of Beta Theta Pi
             - MIP
             - Disrespect to Mom
             - Chapter Officer Violations
             - Failure to do House Cleaning




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          -   Violation of any risk management policy as outlined in the Beta Theta Pi of
              Gamma Epsilon Risk Management Policy and accompanying documents, as
              outlined in Section 11 of that document

       b. Sanctions
          - 1 night of DD
          - Required to seek counseling
          - FARCE duty
          - Removal from Chapter Office
          - House-improvement project as dictated by House Manager

   NOTE: For the violation of failing to do DD duty, the offender must DD for two nights:
   Once to make up for the skipped duty, and the second as additional punishment.

4. Class ―D‖
      a. Violations
          - Quite hour violations (Hours from 7pm-10pm, Sun.-Thurs., as outlined in the
             House Rules)
          - Accidental damage to property
      b. Sanctions
          - Formal Apology
          - Any repairs that may be required




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