National Constitution Article II

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Article Summary: Article II of the National Constitution defines the purpose of the National Fraternity, states the ideals of Phi Sigma Pi, and establishes the National Fraternity as a charitable 501(c) (3) organization.


Section 1: Definition

Phi Sigma Pi shall be an Honor Fraternity for students in four-year collegiate institutions and Phi Sigma Pi Alumni, founded upon a basis of superior scholarship with the avowed purpose of advancing academic, professional and social ideals. Phi Sigma Pi shall exist to meet the needs of close fellowship among students of like ideals who are interested in the same end.

Section 2: Statement of Ideals

In carrying out the purpose of Phi Sigma Pi, the organization shall strive to personify and encourage three ideals:

  1. the acquisition and dissemination of information and knowledge through scholarship,
  2. the application of professional skills and the fostering of leadership qualities by promoting and advancing the welfare of humanity, and
  3. the fostering of non-discriminatory, fraternal fellowship within Phi Sigma Pi's ranks.

Phi Sigma Pi shall constantly endeavor to make these ideals dynamic in the lives of Phi Sigma Pi's Members.

Section 3: Organization for Charitable Purposes

Phi Sigma Pi shall be organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations which qualify under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code).

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