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									 1                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
 2                                2006 General Assembly
 3                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
 4                            Status of Chapters Committee I
 5
 6   Whereas Lambda-Eta Zeta at Murray State University has
 7      Violated multiple University and Fraternity risk management policies
 8           1. failed to follow Lambda Chi Alpha event planning procedures
 9           2. failed to enforce the University’s guest list policy
10           3. failed to sufficiently monitor the consumption of alcohol by its guest, and
11              hosted an open party
12      Lambda-Eta Zeta has been placed on Stage 3 Probation
13           Chapter placed itself on Stage 3 Probation for violations of Lambda Chi
14           Alpha’s risk management policies.
15
16   We move the adoption of this recommendation: and, therefore,
17        Where as Terms of probation are self inflicted:
18          1. The General Fraternity’s probation will run congruent with the probation
19              set by Murray State University but will remain in effect for no less than one
20              year. The chapter’s progress will be reviewed by the Director of Chapter
21              Services in January 2007.
22          2. The chapter will not conduct any social events during the Spring 2006
23              semester. After that, the chapter will be required to submit event planning
24              forms for all events with alcohol at least 30 days in advance.
25          3. Hold the following five risk management educational sessions by
26              December 31, 2006: *LCA and FIPG policy, *How to run a BYOB event,
27              *Social Host liability, *Identifying and dealing with intoxicated persons,
28              *Effects of alcohol on the body. Eighty percent of the chapter must be in
29              attendance at each session, all facilitated by outside speakers, and must
30              included a one to two page summary of the event with signatures from the
31              speaker and High Alpha or High Pi.
32          4. Fully implement a Risk Management Task Force, as prescribed in the
33              Standards for Chapter Excellence II manual. Meeting minutes for the
34              committee must be recorded by the task force.
35          5. The chapter must submit into Headquarters a Social Calendar of Events
36              for the fall 2006 prior to hosting any social event/party.
37          6. The chapter must submit monthly reports outlining the chapter’s status
38              and progression. Monthly reports must include the following: Executive
39              Committee minutes (1), chapter business meeting minutes (2), Risk
40              Management Task Force meeting minutes (3), and a one to three page
41              introduction page from the High Alpha (4).
42          7. The chapter must submit a letter to the Director of Chapter Services by
43              completion of terms to request removal from probation
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 1   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters I at the 2006 General Assembly
 2   recommends to the Grand High Zeta that Lambda-Eta Zeta continue current probation
 3   sanctions until they are reviewed by the Director of Chapter Services in January 2007.
 4   In addition Lambda-Eta Zeta must submit a thorough case study regarding the above
 5   risk management violations under the guidance of Lambda Chi Alpha staff. The case
 6   study should also document how the chapter has been affected, how violations may
 7   have been prevented, and changes the chapter made to overall policies. It is the intent if
 8   of the case study to be a beneficial tool in the education of other chapters within the
 9   General Fraternity.
10
11                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
12                                2006 General Assembly
13                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
14                            Status of Chapters Committee I
15
16   Whereas Phi-Epsilon Zeta at California State University-Fullerton has
17      Violated multiple University and Fraternity risk management policies over the last
18        year, and
19      Failed to meet the requirements for the Standards for Chapter Excellence in eight
20        out of the twelve categories, and
21      Participated in a large scale physical altercation with Sigma Phi Epsilon
22        Fraternity, along with other incidents resulting in the expulsion of brothers from
23        the chapter, and
24      Has been on probation for more than 280 days; we move the adoption of this
25        recommendation; and, therefore,
26
27   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters I at the 2006 General Assembly
28   recommends to the Grand High Zeta that Phi-Epsilon Zeta:
29       Complete the terms of Stage III probation placed on Phi-Epsilon inside of the
30          previously instructed time-frame; and
31       Conduct a Membership Review within the first month of the Fall 2006 academic
32          semester; and
33       The installation of an Alumni Advisory Board, charged with the duty to analyze
34          and reevaluate the structure of the undergraduate zeta and Alumni leadership
35          system for Phi-Epsilon Zeta, effective immediately for a six month period; and
36       Complete Impact Leadership I and II training by the end of the Spring 2007
37          academic semester with 90% of active members graduating; and
38       Conduct two Anger Management Counseling sessions, held at the Phi-Epsilon
39          chapter house, twice per semester and attended by 90% of active members
40          during the period of the Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 academic semesters; and
41       Construct a plan to achieve the Standards for Chapter Excellence, submitted to
42          the International Chapter by the end of the Fall 2006 academic semester; and
43       Complete a plan for improved New Member education program and High Kappa
44          training/transition by Nov. 1, 2006.
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 1                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
 2                                2006 General Assembly
 3                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
 4                            Status of Chapters Committee I
 5
 6   Whereas Gamma-Psi Zeta at Lehigh University has
 7      Violated University and Fraternity risk management policies the past five
 8        consecutive semesters, while also being placed on increased probation stages,
 9        and
10      Has violated University and Fraternity hazing policies, and
11      Has exhibited general apathy towards completing the current terms of probation;
12        we move the adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
13
14   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters I at the 2006 General Assembly
15   recommends to the Grand High Zeta that Gamma-Psi Zeta,
16
17         Immediately have an Alumni Control Board take control of chapter operations
18             o A membership review take place during this period, and
19         The chapter remain alcohol-free from General Assembly through December 31,
20          2006
21         90% of active brothers in the chapter take part in Impact Leadership Programs 1
22          and 2 by the end of the 2007 spring semester
23         The chapter conduct ZAX sessions once every month through the remaining of
24          their probation period
25         Document a plan as to how the chapter will comply with General Fraternity risk
26          management policies for all chapter activities, events, and operations by
27          December 31, 2006
28         The current Alpha, Beta, and Theta attend the Council of Presidents in the spring
29          2007 (Jan 18-20, 2007) semester.
30
31                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
32                                2006 General Assembly
33                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
34                            Status of Chapters Committee II
35
36   Whereas Beta-Rho Zeta at California State University-Northridge has
37      Violated University and Fraternity hazing policies, and
38      Has violated University and Fraternity risk management policies, and
39      Has been placed on Stage 1 Probation three times in the last two years; we
40        move the adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
41
42   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters II at the 2006 General Assembly
43   recommends to the General Assembly that Beta-Rho Zeta abide by the original staff
44   recommendations:
45       Continue with current terms of probation

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 1         If Beta-Rho Zeta violates any risk management or hazing policies within the next
 2          year, its charter shall be revoked.
 3
 4   with the addition of:
 5       A retreat to occur, where all members and High Pi participate and sign off on the
 6          “Phoenix Plan,” by September 10th.
 7       An Alumni Control Board put in place by October 1st with the High Pi having
 8          authority until the Alumni Control Board is set. The Alumni Control Board shall
 9          reside until the terms of probation are complete.
10
11                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
12                                2006 General Assembly
13                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
14                            Status of Chapters Committee II
15
16   Whereas Epsilon-Phi Zeta at the University of Kentucky has
17      Violated University and Fraternity dry rush policies, and
18      Has violated University and Fraternity risk management policies, and
19      Has been placed on Stage 1 Probation; we move the adoption of this
20        recommendation; and, therefore,
21
22   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters II at the 2006 General Assembly
23   recommends to the General Assembly that Epsilon-Phi Zeta remain on probation until
24   the original probationary terms described in the staff recommendation are fulfilled, upon
25   completion Epsilon-Phi will return to good standing.
26
27                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
28                                2006 General Assembly
29                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
30                            Status of Chapters Committee II
31
32   Whereas Delta-Alpha Zeta at the University of North Florida has
33      Violated University and Fraternity hazing policies, and
34      Has been placed under the guidance of an Alumni Control Board, and
35      Has been placed on Stage 3 Probation; we move the adoption of this
36        recommendation; and, therefore,
37
38   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters II at the 2006 General Assembly
39   recommends to the General Assembly that Delta-Alpha Zeta remain under the guidance
40   of the Alumni Control Board for the entire 06-07 academic year and continue with the
41   current terms of probation, this is prompted by the severity of the hazing incident and
42   the potential liability from the Cad Meredith Act in the state of Florida.
43
44                                Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
45                                  2006 General Assembly

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 1                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
 2                            Status of Chapters Committee II
 3
 4   Whereas Delta-Theta Zeta at Grand Valley State University is an inactive Zeta by a
 5   May 2006 Grand High Zeta board order for failure to meet minimum membership and
 6   academic standards since the 2001-2002 academic year. Membership has not totaled
 7   more than 15 since 2001 and has averaged less than 10 and the chapter GPA has been
 8   significantly less than the campus all men’s average since the fall of 2001. Delta-Theta
 9   Zeta has been consistently unresponsive to past orders of the General Assembly and
10   ignored staff efforts to support and improve their operations.
11
12   Whereas Delta-Theta Zeta at Grand Valley State University
13      At the request of our Grand High Alpha, was granted an opportunity to appeal at
14        General Assembly the Grand High Zeta board order to declare their Zeta Inactive
15        as of May 2006.
16      After hearing the appeal, the Status of Chapters II Committee determined that
17        the conditions of the chapter and campus have not improved and that no
18        evidence was provided that would bring into doubt the wisdom of the previous
19        order.
20
21   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters II at the 2006 General Assembly
22   recommends to the General Assembly that the Grand High Zeta Order declaring Delta-
23   Theta Zeta inactive effective May of 2006 stands.
24
25                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
26                                2006 General Assembly
27                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
28                            Status of Chapters Committee III
29
30   Whereas Mu Zeta at the University of California-Berkeley has
31      Failed to meet the minimum operating standard for membership for more than
32        two years, and
33      Is unable to provide evidence of a strategy to meet necessary standards for
34        membership in the foreseeable future, and
35      Has had the chapter’s operations evaluated by a Status of Chapter’s Committee
36        again and again in recent years and subsequently failed to comply with
37        expressed direction of the General Fraternity, and
38      As the General Fraternity Staff feels that it would have to provide intensive micro-
39        management of the chapter’s operations for the group to begin to achieve the
40        prescribed operational standards, and
41      Has suffered from inconsistent and inadequate local alumni support necessary to
42        cultivate a healthy fraternal environment, and
43      Has failed to take advantage of support avenues available to the chapter’s
44        membership to create a fraternity education program, which currently


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 1          encompasses little more than a brief overview of the history and governing
 2          documents that exist in Lambda Chi Alpha, and
 3         Recent recruitment efforts to bring total chapter membership to 20 men have
 4          fallen substantially short of that goal, and
 5         Has received services from the General Fraternity Staff amounting to over 30
 6          days of support to Mu Zeta over the past 2 years, and
 7         Mu Zeta has presented no chapter bylaws by the deadline requested, and
 8
 9   Whereas all evidence and current trends show no hope for the future of Lambda Chi
10   Alpha at the University of California-Berkeley under current chapter conditions,
11   therefore
12
13   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters III at the 2006 General Assembly
14   recommends to the Grand High Zeta that Mu Zeta be moved to inactive status.
15
16                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
17                                2006 General Assembly
18                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
19                            Status of Chapters Committee III
20
21   Whereas Beta-Lambda Zeta at Morehead State University has failed to meet the
22   minimum operating standard for membership for more than two years, while receiving
23   over 30 total days of on-site General Fraternity staff support since August of 2004, and
24
25   Whereas Beta-Lambda’s continual struggle with membership displays an inability to
26   utilize and inherently implement successful recruitment and membership growth,
27   through the continual advice and recommendations from the staff and their specialized
28   visits going unheeded, and
29
30   Whereas there is evidence that during the extended visits by the General Fraternity
31   staff, Beta-Lambda has received extensive information and training to increase their
32   overall operational efficiency. Beta-Lambda has failed to utilize and implement the
33   advice and training given by the General Fraternity staff, and
34
35   Whereas Beta-Lambda has failed to meet the recommendations from the 2005 Status
36   of Chapters committee:
37                -The chapter was placed on Stage 1 Probation due to operating
38                deficiencies. These deficiencies have not been resolved.
39                -The chapter must initiate fifteen new men over the 2005-2006 academic
40                year. The chapter currently has two initiated and two associate members.
41                -The chapter must maintain the minimum chapter operating standards. Of
42                the twelve operating standards, the chapter has only met two standards
43                fully, and
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 1   Whereas as of October 7, 2005 the Grand High Zeta approved a board order declaring
 2   Beta-Lambda Zeta inactive, which was subsequently rescinded, as part of a General
 3   Fraternity staff request stemming from a meeting between Beta-Lambda Zeta and
 4   General Fraternity staff, and
 5
 6   Whereas all evidence and current trends show no hope for the future of Lambda Chi
 7   Alpha at Morehead State University under current chapter conditions, therefore
 8
 9   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters III at the 2006 General Assembly
10   recommends to the Grand High Zeta that Beta-Lambda Zeta, be declared inactive.
11
12                             Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
13                               2006 General Assembly
14                       Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
15                           Status of Chapters Committee III
16
17   Whereas Phi-Pi Zeta at California State University-Sacramento has
18      Failed to meet the minimum operating standard for membership for more than
19        two years, and,
20      Has accumulated a debt to the General Fraternity for $3,004.03, and,
21      Has shown consistency in making payments to the General Fraternity of $1,000
22        or more each semester during the past few years up until the Spring 2006
23        semester, and,
24      Has formally budgeted to continue making payments this next year, and,
25      Has suffered a loss of two-thirds of its membership after a membership review in
26        2003, and,
27      Has completed their previous terms of probation and been removed from
28        probationary status, and,
29      Has made significant strides in planning and managing events for the next fall
30        semester and, therefore,
31
32   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters III at the 2006 General Assembly
33   recommends to the Grand High Zeta that Phi-Pi Zeta,
34       Hold weekly meetings with the Delta Team to plan summer and fall recruitment,
35          and,
36       Create a team system with specific goals for each team, such as, but not limited
37          to, a list of prospect names, AM bids, et cetera., and,
38       Focus on year-round relationship building and not just selling Lambda Chi Alpha,
39          and,
40       Create an incentive program to encourage better involvement with the
41          recruitment process in areas such as, but not limited to, event attendance,
42          prospects name lists, and planning events, and,
43       Work with the High Beta to encourage better campus involvement in order to
44          encourage members to meet other students who may eventually make great
45          Lambda Chi’s, and,

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 1         By December 1, 2006, associate at least 8 new members, and,
 2         By December 1, 2006, make a payment to the General Fraternity of at least
 3          $1500, and,
 4         Make monthly reports to Chapter Services for the entire fall semester.
 5
 6                               Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
 7                                  2006 General Assembly
 8                         Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
 9                              Status of Colonies Committee
10                         Dissenting Opinion and Recommendation
11
12   Whereas Colony 284 (Texas A&M International) has developed a payment plan to pay
13   all debt to the general fraternity by the start of the fall semester. The colony completely
14   overhauled the system with which dues were collected and realized the need to change
15   that system. In recent months the debt of colony 284 was nearly at $10,000. The
16   colony has made great strides to reduce that debt and had a total debt going into the
17   general assembly of $6,865.23. Yesterday, High Alpha Joseph Holland presented a
18   check for $2,500 to reduce this debt to $4,365.23. The colony has incoming funds to
19   eliminate this debt.
20
21   Whereas The colony is heavily involved in the campus and the local community. The
22   colony has brothers who are leaders. Brothers have served as student body president,
23   president of the Greek Council, and chairman of the Campus Activities Board. Brothers
24   also participate in the campus paper, pre-med, and pre-law programs and as a colony
25   do Adopt-A-Highway. Between these many functions the colony demonstrates 100%
26   participation in extra curricular activities.
27
28   Whereas The colony of twenty-three men maintains a 3.0 GPA far above the all male
29   average of 2.5
30
31   Whereas Colony 284 demonstrates the ability to select dedicated quality men, having
32   obtained a 100% initiation/association ratio during the 2005/2006 academic year.
33
34   Whereas The dissenting members of Status of Chapters III believe that there is great
35   hope for the future fraternal experience at Texas A&M International. It is our belief that
36   the brothers of Colony 284 have the intention, desire, and ability to become a charted
37   chapter within the next academic year. It is our further belief that recommending to
38   close a colony on an eight to eight vote when it is apparent that the colony has so much
39   potential to contribute to the life of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is a contradiction to
40   the principles expressed by the meaning of Zeta Alpha Chi.
41
42   Therefore be it resolved that the dissenting members of Status of Chapters III at the
43   2006 General Assembly recommends to the Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha that Colony
44   284:
45

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 1        1. Must pay all debts to the General Fraternity by December 1, 2006.
 2        2. Must submit revised bylaws to the General Fraternity, in accordance with the
 3           51st General Assembly, by October 1, 2006.
 4    Must have the acting High Pi approved by the Grand High Zeta by December 31,
 5                          2006.Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
 6                                 2006 General Assembly
 7                      Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
 8                           Status of Chapters Committee IV
 9
10   Whereas Delta-Gamma Zeta at the University of California-Davis has incurred an
11   outstanding balance to the General Fraternity of $9,490.24, and
12
13   Whereas Delta-Gamma Zeta was instructed by Status of Colonies at the 2005
14   Leadership Seminar to pay their balance in full; we move the adoption of this
15   recommendation; and, therefore,
16
17   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
18   recommends to the General Assembly that:
19            o The suspension of Delta-Gamma Zeta is upheld until a payment plan is
20                submitted and approved by the General Fraternity,
21            o If a payment plan is not submitted and approved by August 31, 2006, the
22                suspension of Delta-Gamma Zeta is upheld until the outstanding balance
23                is paid in full,
24            o Delta-Gamma Zeta will pay fall semester fees to the General Fraternity by
25                October 15, 2006, and
26            o Delta-Gamma Zeta will pay $3,500 to the General Fraternity by November
27                30, 2006.
28
29   Be it Further Resolved that failure for Delta-Gamma Zeta to fulfill the above obligations
30   may result in disciplinary action taken by the Grand High Zeta, including but not limited
31   to a return to financial suspension for the Chapter.
32
33                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
34                                2006 General Assembly
35                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
36                            Status of Chapters Committee IV
37
38   Whereas Iota-Upsilon Zeta at the East Carolina University had incurred an outstanding
39   balance to the General Fraternity of $11,918.71, and
40
41   Whereas Iota-Upsilon Zeta has been declared inactive by the Grand High Zeta, and
42
43   Whereas Iota-Upsilon Zeta has settled all outstanding debt; we move the adoption of
44   this recommendation; and, therefore,
45

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 1   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
 2   recommends to the General Assembly that:
 3      1. This committee, per the Constitution and Statutory Code, has reviewed the
 4          conditions surrounding the closure of Iota-Upsilon Zeta and found that the
 5          unfavorable conditions that forced its closure have been rectified.
 6      2. The operations of Iota-Upsilon Zeta are reactivated.
 7
 8
 9                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
10                                2006 General Assembly
11                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
12                            Status of Chapters Committee IV
13
14   Whereas Phi-Beta Zeta at the Eastern Kentucky University has incurred an outstanding
15   balance to the General Fraternity of $12,380.28, and
16
17   Whereas Phi-Beta Zeta was placed on Financial Suspension on July 6, 2006 due to
18   nonpayment of a balance due to the General Fraternity, and
19
20   Whereas the General Fraternity has received a payment from Phi-Beta Zeta in the
21   amount of $2,500 toward this debt during the 2006 General Assembly, and
22
23   Whereas Phi-Beta Zeta has committed to a monthly payment plan beginning
24   September 15, 2006 and fully resolving their outstanding debt by February 1, 2007 with
25   each payment in the amount of $2,000; we move the adoption of this recommendation;
26
27   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
28   recommends to the General Assembly that:
29            o Phi-Beta Zeta is removed from financial suspension.
30            o Phi-Beta Zeta must negotiate a payment plan with the General Fraternity
31                by August 31, 2006, with serious consideration being given to the monthly
32                payment plan outlined above,
33            o Phi-Beta Zeta must remain current on all charges with the General
34                Fraternity, and
35            o Phi-Beta Zeta must conduct a mandatory educational session with the
36                chapter’s membership regarding the financial situation of the Chapter, to
37                be held during the fall semester of this year.
38
39   Be it Further Resolved that failure for Phi-Beta Zeta to fulfill the above obligations may
40   result in disciplinary action taken by the Grand High Zeta, including but not limited to a
41   return to financial suspension for the Chapter.
42
43
44                                Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
45                                  2006 General Assembly

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 1                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
 2                            Status of Chapters Committee IV
 3
 4   Whereas Beta-Omicron Zeta at Illinois State University has incurred an outstanding
 5   balance to the General Fraternity of $5,269.60; we move the adoption of this
 6   recommendation; and, therefore,
 7
 8   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
 9   recommends to the General Assembly that:
10            1. The suspension of Beta-Omicron Zeta is upheld until a payment plan is
11                submitted and approved by the General Fraternity,
12            2. If a payment plan is not submitted and approved by August 31, 2006, the
13                suspension of Beta-Omicron Zeta is upheld until the outstanding balance
14                is paid in full,
15            3. Beta-Omicron Zeta will pay fall semester fees to the General Fraternity by
16                October 15, 2006, and
17            4. Beta-Omicron Zeta will pay $2,000 to the General Fraternity by August 31,
18                2006.
19
20   Be it Further Resolved that failure for Beta-Omicron Zeta to fulfill the above obligations
21   may result in disciplinary action taken by the Grand High Zeta, including but not limited
22   to a return to financial suspension for the Chapter.
23
24
25                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
26                                2006 General Assembly
27                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
28                            Status of Chapters Committee IV
29
30   Whereas Zeta-Omicron Zeta at the University of Oregon has incurred an outstanding
31   balance to the General Fraternity of $12,816.22, and
32
33   Whereas it is the policy of Lambda Chi Alpha that each chapter must have insurance
34   coverage for the men and any property the chapter may utilize, and
35
36   Whereas At the end of the 2006 spring semester, the general fraternity was notified by
37   the James R. Favor & Co. that Zeta-Omicron Zeta failed to meet the terms of a payment
38   plan agreed upon with the insurance company, and
39
40   Whereas James R. Favor & Co. suspended the liability insurance of Zeta-Omicron Zeta
41   and the chapter has since been operating without insurance under the banner of
42   Lambda Chi Alpha, and
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 1   Whereas Zeta-Omicron Zeta operating without insurance leaves the General Fraternity,
 2   not the insurance company, liable for any accidents that may occur at the chapter; we
 3   move the adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
 4
 5   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
 6   recommends to the General Assembly that:
 7       Zeta-Omicron Zeta be declared inactive until all of the following terms are met
 8          and the progress has been reviewed by the Grand High Zeta:
 9             o Sufficient insurance is paid and reinstated;
10             o Liability waver is signed to the satisfaction of the General Fraternity;
11             o A payment plan satisfactory to the General Fraternity is submitted that
12                clears the past debt of Zeta-Omicron Zeta by June 30, 2007 and that
13                ensures the chapter will stay current on all charges.
14
15
16                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
17                                2006 General Assembly
18                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
19                            Status of Chapters Committee IV
20
21   Whereas Beta-Epsilon Zeta at Texas A&M-Kingsville has incurred an outstanding
22   balance to the General Fraternity of $8,161.51, and
23
24   Whereas the General Fraternity has received a payment from Beta-Epsilon Zeta in the
25   amount of $1,500 toward this debt during the 2006 General Assembly; we move the
26   adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
27
28   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
29   recommends to the General Assembly that:
30            1. The suspension of Beta-Epsilon Zeta is upheld until a payment plan is
31                submitted and approved by the General Fraternity,
32            2. If a payment plan is not submitted and approved by August 31, 2006, the
33                suspension of Beta-Epsilon Zeta will be upheld until balance is paid in full,
34            3. Beta-Epsilon Zeta will pay fall semester fees to the General Fraternity by
35                October 15, 2006, and
36            4. Beta-Epsilon Zeta will pay $3,000 to the General Fraternity by November
37                30, 2006.
38
39   Be it Further Resolved that failure for Beta-Epsilon Zeta to fulfill the above obligations
40   may result in disciplinary action taken by the Grand High Zeta, including but not limited
41   to a return to financial suspension for the Chapter.
42
43
44                                Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
45                                  2006 General Assembly

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 1                         Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
 2                             Status of Chapters Committee IV
 3
 4   Whereas Zeta-Epsilon Zeta at the University of Texas-El Paso has incurred an
 5   outstanding balance to the General Fraternity of $8,669.20, and
 6
 7   Whereas the General Fraternity has received a payment from Zeta-Epsilon Zeta in the
 8   amount of $4,000 toward this debt during the 2006 General Assembly, and
 9
10   Whereas Zeta-Epsilon Zeta has drafted a payment plan to settle the remainder of its
11   outstanding debt; we move the adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
12
13   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
14   recommends to the General Assembly that:
15      1. Zeta-Epsilon Zeta is removed from financial suspension.
16      2. Zeta-Epsilon Zeta must negotiate a payment plan with the General Fraternity by
17          August 31, 2006, with serious consideration being given to the monthly payment
18          plan developed by the chapter,
19      3. Zeta-Epsilon Zeta must remain current on all charges with the General Fraternity,
20          and
21
22   Be it Further Resolved that failure for Zeta-Epsilon Zeta to fulfill the above obligations
23   may result in disciplinary action taken by the Grand High Zeta, including but not limited
24   to a return to financial suspension for the Chapter.
25
26                               Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
27                                 2006 General Assembly
28                         Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
29                             Status of Chapters Committee IV
30
31   Whereas Lambda-Lambda Zeta at the Western Kentucky University has incurred an
32   outstanding balance to the General Fraternity of $13,882.43, as of July 15 th.
33
34   Whereas the General Fraternity has received a payment from Lambda-Lambda Zeta in
35   the amount of $6,000 toward this debt during the 2006 General Assembly.
36
37   Whereas Lambda-Lambda Zeta at the Western Kentucky University has accepted
38   payment plans at the 2004 General Assembly and the 2005 Leadership Seminar and
39   failed to fulfill the payment obligations in both cases.
40
41   Whereas Lambda-Lambda Zeta at the Western Kentucky University was put on
42   suspension as of July 6, 2006; the committee moves for the adoption of this report and
43   the following recommendations.
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 1   Be it Resolved that the Status of Chapters IV at the 2006 General Assembly
 2   recommends to the General Assembly that:
 3            1. Lambda-Lambda Zeta is removed from financial suspension.
 4            2. Lambda-Lambda Zeta must negotiate a payment plan with the General
 5                Fraternity by August 31, 2006,
 6            3. Lambda-Lambda Zeta must remain current on all charges with the
 7                General Fraternity, and
 8            4. Lambda-Lambda Zeta must conduct a mandatory educational session
 9                with the chapter’s membership regarding the financial situation of the
10                Chapter, to be held during the fall semester of this year.
11
12   Be it Further Resolved that failure for Lambda-Lambda Zeta to fulfill the above
13   obligations may result in disciplinary action taken by the Grand High Zeta, including but
14   not limited to a return to financial suspension for the Chapter.
15
16                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
17                                2006 General Assembly
18                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
19                             Status of Colonies Committee
20
21   Whereas Colony 286 at York College has
22      Operated as a colony for two years, and
23      Has only met 1 of the 14 chartering standards, and
24      Has deficiencies in finances including $1,487 debt to the general fraternity; we
25        move the adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
26
27   Colony 286 at York was a local fraternity for nearly twenty years before each local
28   Greek organization on campus was forced to join a national or international Greek
29   organization. Upon their annexation into Lambda Chi Alpha, their was much
30   resentment from the members of the former local chapter. The General Fraternity
31   acknowledges doing a poor job in aiding these men with the standards and ideals of
32   Lambda Chi Alpha. Until John Holloway visited in Spring of 2006, members were still
33   wearing their local insignia while maintaining their status as initiated and associate
34   members in Lambda Chi Alpha.
35
36   In their quest to charter, Colony 286 has met only 1 of 14 chartering standards. Of the 9
37   NIC fraternities, the largest NIC chapter has only 24 members and the smallest 8. The
38   campus average is 15 members and this Colony has 14 members. Seven of the
39   fourteen are initiated brothers, but are strongly bitter after the unwanted change to
40   Lambda Chi Alpha. The remaining seven associates are the core group and includes
41   the High Alpha. Recently some members of the Colony were denied initiation because
42   they showed up to the ritual exemplification intoxicated. Currently, 286 has no High Pi.
43   They have only scored average on two Standards for Chapter Excellence.
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 1   The Greek system at York College is over-populated with fraternities and lacks the
 2   necessary infrastructure on which to foster an expanding Greek organization such as
 3   Colony 286. The Greek Adviser has no professional training to guide new chapters.
 4   With the enthusiastic half of the Colony still uninitiated, they have the option of joining
 5   another fraternity with better all around support. Additionally, the cost on the general
 6   fraternity to allocate time and resources into an endeavor with faulty infrastructure is too
 7   great. In conclusion, we feel with a lack of Greek life organization, no High Pi, and
 8   partial resentment towards Lambda Chi Alpha we would be setting the Colony up for
 9   failure.
10
11   Be it Resolved that the Status of Colonies at the 2006 General Assembly recommends
12   to the General Assembly that Colony 286 be TERMINATED immediately.
13
14                               Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
15                                 2006 General Assembly
16                         Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
17                              Status of Colonies Committee
18
19   Whereas Colony 330 at Florida International University has
20      Operated as a colony for over two years, and
21      Has only met 4 of the 14 chartering standards, and
22      Has deficiencies in finances including $4,028 debt to the general fraternity; we
23        move the adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
24
25   The Committee on the Status of Colonies has considered the status of Colony 330 at
26   Florida International University.
27   -After two years at colony status, Colony 330 has met only 4 of 14 chartering standards.
28   Among the more serious deficiencies are an ongoing debt to the General Fraternity in
29   excess of $4,000.00 and the continued lack of a High Pi. The Committee was
30   concerned about Colony 330’s fee and dues structure, and recommends that the colony
31   restructure the collection and make-up of its fees and dues to a more rational and
32   business-like structure.
33   -The Committee on the Status of Colonies was disappointed that only one member of
34   the colony appeared to represent their Colony. The continued support of the officers of
35   the colony is essential to its future success.
36
37   Be it Resolved that the Committee on the Status of Colonies at the 2006 General
38   Assembly recommends that the General Assembly allow Colony 330 to continue as a
39   colony of Lambda Chi Alpha upon the following conditions:
40         First, Colony 330 must execute a written payment plan with the General
41          Fraternity on or before September 1, 2006. That payment plan must provide for
42          the full repayment of all amounts due to Lambda Chi Alpha on or before
43          December 31, 2006.



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 1         Second, Colony 330 must recruit a High Pi have a High Pi appointment form
 2          completed and on file in the General Fraternity office on or before November 1,
 3          2006.
 4         Finally, Colony 330 must have completed its chartering application and have that
 5          application delivered to the General Fraternity on or before December 31, 2006.
 6
 7                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
 8                                2006 General Assembly
 9                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
10                             Status of Colonies Committee
11
12   Whereas Colony 226 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University has
13      Operated as a colony for over two and a half years, and
14      Has only met 3 of the 14 chartering standards, and
15      Has deficiencies in finances including $3,946 debt to the general fraternity; we
16        move the adoption of this recommendation; and, therefore,
17
18   Be it Resolved that the Status of Colonies at the 2006 General Assembly recommends
19   to the General Assembly that Colony 226 pays off its balance with Headquarters by
20   December 1st, 2006 and submits their chartering application by December 1 st, 2006.
21
22
23                              Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
24                                2006 General Assembly
25                        Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Florida
26                             Status of Colonies Committee
27
28   Whereas Lambda-Kappa Colony at West Chester University has
29      Operated as a colony for one and a half years, and
30      Has only met 3 of the 14 chartering standards, and
31      Has deficiencies in finances including $6,646 debt to the general fraternity
32
33   The Lambda-Kappa colony of Westchester University is in need of serious reformatting.
34   The sudden and unexpected leaving of school by their previous High Alpha has put
35   them at a disadvantage in addition to already being set back by financial debt. They
36   must evaluate and initiate new organizational tactics to better function and ultimately
37   charter their colony into chapter status. Their organizational lacking can be credited to
38   their lack of an active High Pi, and general lack understanding of officer duties and
39   responsibilities. The colony would truly benefit greatly from some solid leadership
40   acquired from an active Alumni Association and High Pi willing to commit to the
41   necessary responsibilities. Also the Status of Colonies Committee was surprised and
42   equally disappointed in their lack of preparation, which is partially due to their lack of
43   organization. We move the adoption of these recommendations:
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 1   Be it Resolved that the Status of Colonies at the 2006 General Assembly recommends
 2   to the General Assembly that the Lambda-Kappa Colony:
 3            Achieve a $0 balance with the General Fraternity no later than September 30,
 4             2006
 5            Have completed and submitted Charter application no later than December
 6             31, 2006.
 7            Included in Charter application will be a detailed list of officer duties and
 8             responsibilities no later than December 31, 2006.
 9            Develop an active alumni association no later than December 31, 2006.
10            Actively seek out and institute a new High Pi to adequately perform his duties
11             as a chapter adviser no later than December 31, 2006.
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