Constitution and Bylaws

Constitution

Bylaws

Constitution

August 29, 2011

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Article I - Name

The name of this organization shall be: Alpha Nu Chapter of the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity. The organization is a student organization at The University of Arizona.

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Article II - Objectives

The Objectives of the organization shall be:

  1. To promote interest in the science of Pharmacy and its allied interests.
  2. To promote fellowship among students and faculty.
  3. To represent student needs and wants in regard to fostering and promoting a fraternal spirit among its members within the field of Pharmacy.
  4. To provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to the benefit of the Pharmacy community.

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Article III - Membership

  1. Any student at The University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy is eligible to be an active member and may hold office.
  2. Non-students may act as associate members, but may not vote or hold office.
  3. Any eligible student may become a member of the Fraternity by receiving the favorable vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the active members of the Alpha Nu Chapter present at the meeting before which the student's name has been proposed, by signing the Constitution and Bylaws thereby agreeing to abide by them, by paying his/her initiation fee, and by receiving proper initiation.
  4. No active member of Phi Delta Chi Fraternity shall join any other professional Pharmacy fraternity, except Honor Societies that are primarily devoted to recognizing scholarship and/or leadership. Any member of Phi Delta Chi who joins another professional Pharmacy fraternity other than honorary shall be expelled.

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Article IV - Officers

  1. The officers of the Alpha Nu Chapter shall consist of the Worthy Chief Counselor (WCC) as President, Worthy Vice Counselor (WVC) as Vice President, Worthy Keeper of Records and Seals (WKRS) as Secretary, Worthy Correspondent (WC) as Corresponding Secretary, Worthy Keeper of Finance (WKF) as Treasurer, Worthy Master-at-Arms (WMA) as pledge educator, Worthy Inner Guard (WIG) as rush coordinator, Worthy Prelate (WP) as ritual cordinator, Worthy Alumni Liaison (WAL), and such other officers and chairs as may be required or desirable.
  2. The election of officers shall be held during the spring semester at the end of the fall semester at a time determined by the chapter.
  3. Any student member of the Alpha Nu Chapter is eligible to hold office if elected.
  4. Officers of this chapter will be elected by written ballot. The student receiving a majority of the votes for the respective office shall be declared the winner. In the event that no one attains majority, a runoff will occur between the top two candidates.
  5. Officers will assume office for the period of one year.
  6. Any chapter officer may be removed from office by the following procedure:
    1. A petition requesting impeachment signed by a majority of the active members shall be presented to the WCC.
    2. This petition and the evidence for removal shall be presented to the chapter within two weeks.
    3. A meeting shall follow within two weeks from the time the petition is submitted to the chapter, at which time the officer shall have the opportunity to present evidence in his/her defense. At that time the officer may be removed from office by 3/4 vote of the active chapter members.
  7. If the officer in question is the WCC, the WVC shall preside at the meetings. In the event of a vacancy in the office of WCC, the WVC shall succeed to that office. In the event of a vacancy in any other position, the chapter shall hold a special election to fill the vacancy.

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Article V - Voting

  1. This Constitution and Bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 majority vote of those voting, a quorum being present.
  2. Voting on amendments must be conducted after a minimum notice of 30 days.

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Article VI - Not-for-Profit Statement

This is a not-for-profit organization.

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Article VII - Statement of Non-discrimination

This organization shall not discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability or handicap, race, religion, sexual orientation, or Vietnam Era veteran status. This policy will include, but is not limited to, recruiting, membership, organization activities or opportunities to hold office.

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Article VIII - Financial Obligations

  1. Members will be responsible for annual dues as are determined by the Grand Council of the national Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity. Such moneys will be collected by the Alpha Nu Chapter and transferred to the Grand Council in full.
  2. Members will be responsible for annual dues as are determined by the active brothers of the Alpha Nu Chapter of Phi Delta Chi. Such moneys will be collected by the Alpha Nu Chapter.

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Article IX - Statement of Non-Hazing

This organization will not conspire to engage in hazing, participate in hazing, or commit any act that causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm to any fellow student or person attending the institution.

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Article X - Statement of Compliance with Campus Regulations

This organization shall comply with all University and campus policies and regulations and local, state, and federal laws.

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Article XI - Chapter Meetings

Meeting times will be determined by the WCC, who will provide a 7-day notice as to the time and location of the meeting. 

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Bylaws

August 29, 2011

Duties of Officers

  1. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Chief Counselor (WCC) to call the meeting to order at the appointed time; to preside over the meeting; to decide all points of order; to preserve decorum; to enforce the Constitution and Bylaws; to levy all fines; to act in all ways as the chief executive of the chapter; and to turn over to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to his/her office at the time of new officer induction.
  2. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Vice Counselor (WVC) to perform all the duties and exercise all the authority of the WCC in his/her absence; to head and run the Fundraising Committee, the Founder's Day Committee, and the Senior Dinner Committee; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to his/her office at the time of new officer induction.
  3. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Keeper of Records and Seals (WKRS) to keep a complete record of all the proceedings; to preserve manuscripts and records of the chapter; to call roll at each meeting; to perform all other duties pertaining to the office; to bethe webmaster; to head and run the Historical Documentation Committee; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to his/her office at the time of new officer induction.
  4. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Keeper of Finance (WKF) to collect and keep all money, chattels, and securities of the chapter; to render a written account of the same at each meeting; to pay bills and obligations to the order of the chapter; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to his/her office at the time of new officer induction.
  5. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Master-at-Arms (WMA) to attend the door of the council chamber; to receive the password; to prepare the council chamber; to have charge of the regalia and of all candidates for initiation; to perform any other duties pertaining to the office; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to his/her office.
  6. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Correspondent (WC) to receive all incoming correspondence; to prepare and mail all outgoing correspondence; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents belonging to his/her office at the time of new officer induction.
  7. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Alumni Liaison (WAL) to contact chapter alumni for chapter functions; the create and maintain the alumni database; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to the office at the time of new officer induction.
  8. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Inner Guard(s) (WIG) to coordinate rush; to receive the password; to attend the door of the council chamber; to attend freshman orientation events; to publish the Alpha Nu's; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to the office at the time of new officer induction.
  9. It shall be the duty of the Worthy Prelate (WP) to coordinate initiation; to enforce ritual; and to deliver to his/her successor all documents and property belonging to the office at the time of new officer induction.

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