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== ARTICLE XIV: ==
|−|'''''Article Summary:''' Article XIV of the National Constitution defines the National Council Standing Committees, their composition, and their duties and responsibilities.'' |+|
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== ARTICLE XIV:
NATIONAL COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES == | |
=== Section 1:
Composition === | |
|−|The Standing Committees of the National Council shall be: [[Awards, Scholarship & Emblem Committee]]; [[Personnel Committee]]; [[Constitution & Chapter Standards Committee]]; and [[National Development Committee]]. | |
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Appointment === |+|
=== Section 2: ===
|−|All Committee membership shall be appointed by the National President, and shall consist of a minimum of three (3) Members. |+|
shall be the and shall of of .
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=== Section 3:
Awards, Scholarship, and Emblem Committee === |+|
=== Section 3: ===
|−|The Awards, Scholarship & Emblem Committee shall be chaired by the National Secretary and shall include at least one (1) Member of a Collegiate Chapter . The other Committee Members shall include at least one (1) other National Officer and at least one (1) Member of a Collegiate Chapter. The Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the Chapters' scores for the National Awards, recommending recipients of Distinguished Service Keys to the National Council, and recommending candidates for National Honorary membership status . The Committee shall also be responsible for making recommendations to the Grand Chapter when changes are deemed necessary to the emblems, jewelry, insignia and official songs of Phi Sigma Pi. |+|
a Chapter and be the National , to status also be to the .
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=== Section 4:
Personnel Committee === |+|
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|−|The Personnel Committee shall have as Members the National Vice President of Finance, the National President, at least one (1) other National Officer, and designated National Staff Member(s). The Committee shall be responsible for all issues concerning the hiring and reviewing of Phi Sigma Pi employees. |+|
as the National all .
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=== Section 5:
Constitution and Chapter Standards Committee === |+|
=== Section 5: ===
|−|The Constitution & Chapter Standards Committee shall be chaired by the National Senior Vice President. The other Committee Members shall include one (1) other National Officer and at least one (1) Member in good standing with current active membership status with a Collegiate Chapter. The Committee shall be responsible to investigate and consider improvement of the National Constitution and to make recommendations to the National Council and Grand Chapter for revision when changes are deemed advisable. The Committee shall explore methods in which Chapters can be educated on Parliamentary Procedure and Phi Sigma Pi governing documents. The Committee shall review all proposed amendments to the National Constitution for consistency in language and format compliance. |+|
shall a responsible to make to the National .
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=== Section 6:
National Development Committee === |+|
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|−|The National Development Committee shall be chaired and administered by the National President. Committee Members shall include Members in good standing who are appointed to the Committee by the National President. The Committee Members shall participate by invitation in actions and research led by National Officers to further the National development of Phi Sigma Pi in accordance with ARTICLE VIII: Duties of the National Officers. Committee Member actions and recommendations shall include improving communications and technology use, National and Chapter fund development, Chapter strength and stability, Alumni development and strengthening membership development and Initiation programs. |+|
to the the shall and National to with the National .
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ARTICLE XIV: HOUSE CORPORATIONS AND CHAPTER HOUSING
Section 1: Prohibitions
No unincorporated Chapter shall own or lease real property under any circumstances.
Section 2: Incorporation
A nonprofit corporation may be incorporated by Chapter Members under the laws of the state in which the property shall be located for the purpose for owning or leasing real property. The corporation must include in its Articles of Incorporation the mission statement of Phi Sigma Pi and submit all governing documents with the incorporation application. The Chapter shall submit a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation to the National Office.
Section 3: Approval from National Council
Before a Chapter seeks incorporated status from the state, it must request and be granted approval from the National Council. If approval is granted, all documents filed to obtain incorporated status must also be provided to the National Council.
Section 4: Insurance
Any nonprofit corporation that owns or leases real property is required to maintain liability insurance on all real property owned or leased and is required to maintain any other insurance as required by the National Council on all real property owned or leased.
Section 5: Reporting
All Chapters owning or leasing property shall appoint a responsible party to make reports to the National Headquarters each academic term.
Section 6: Display of Fraternity Marks
Any corporation that wishes to permanently display any of the Fraternity’s marks on the exterior of any structure, shall seek and must be granted, written approval from the National Council to do so and must comply with any stipulations required by the National Council.