National Constitution Article X

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Article Summary: Article X of the National Constitution defines sets out the duties and responsibilities of Alumni Chapters, provides for the creation of new Alumni Chapters, and officially recognizes Alumni Associations.


Section 1: Powers and Authority

The Alumni Chapter shall have the responsibility and authority over all the Alumni Chapter's Members and the administrative operations of the Alumni Chapter except where these operations would infringe upon the integrity of Phi Sigma Pi, the National Council, a Collegiate Chapter or another Alumni Chapter.

Section 2: Responsibilities

The responsibilities of an Alumni Chapter are: to serve as a service, scholastic, fund-raising and social outlet for Phi Sigma Pi Alumni; to encourage Alumni to remain involved with Phi Sigma Pi; to serve as a resource to Collegiate Chapters; to provide advice and assistance to the Collegiate Chapters; to recruit new Alumni Chapter Members; to cultivate potential National Council Members; to maintain regular contact with the National Office; to assist the National Office where needed; and to define the Alumni Chapter's Bylaws.

Section 3: Chartering Process

The National Council may Charter an Alumni Chapter when a petition in writing by at least ten (10) Alumni in a particular geographical region have expressed interest in participating in an Alumni Chapter. A three-fourths (3/4) vote of the National Council shall be required for approval of a new Alumni Chapter.

Section 4: Bylaws

Each Alumni Chapter shall adopt Bylaws to provide for the Alumni Chapter's own particular needs, consistent with the National Constitution and Articles of Incorporation of Phi Sigma Pi. Each Alumni Chapter's Bylaws shall be forwarded to the National Office for approval.

Section 5: Establishment

Alumni Chapters shall be established by geographical Region. Alumni Chapters shall be open to Alumni Members and Honorary Members in good standing who have graduated or are no longer associated with the sheltering institution in which they were inducted.

Section 6: Naming Convention

Each Alumni Chapter shall be named based upon the geographical Region the Chapter represents.

Section 7: Alumni Chapter Officers

Each Alumni Chapter shall elect annually a President and at least two additional Officers that the Alumni Chapter deems necessary. The Officers' duties shall be prescribed by the Alumni Chapter’s Bylaws except in the case where such duties are provided in the National Constitution. All Officers shall constitute the Executive Board of the Alumni Chapter. Only Active Alumni or Honorary Members shall vote or hold office in Alumni Chapters.

Section 8: Alumni Chapter Executive Board Vacancies

Vacancies in the Executive Board of an Alumni Chapter shall be filled by nomination and election by the Alumni Chapter or by a temporary appointment from within the eligible membership of the Alumni Chapter by the Executive Board until a meeting with elections can occur. The newly installed Officer shall serve out the remainder of the predecessor's term of office.

Section 9: Definition of Good Standing

In order for an Alumni Chapter to remain in good standing with Phi Sigma Pi, the Alumni Chapter shall be required to adhere to the National Constitution and to promptly submit all monetary remittance, forms and reports required by the National Office.

Section 10: Recognition of Alumni Associations

Alumni Associations shall have been granted by the National Council the right to be officially recognized.

Section 11: Alumni Associations Statement of Purpose

The purpose of Alumni Associations shall be to continue to promote the ideals of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity.

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