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  • Reinstatement. Any initiated member who has voluntarily resigned from the Fraternity may request reinstatement. A unanimous vote of the National Executive Committee shall be required for reinstatement. Failure of the National Executive Committee to approve such a request may be appealed to the National Council, where a two-thirds (2/3) vote shall be required for reinstatement.

    Section 2. Discipline of Provisional Members

    1. Probation. A provisional member of Phi Lambda may be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:

      1. Violation of the rules or standards of the Fraternity or West Chester University; violation of the laws of the United States or any state thereof.

      2. Scholarship below chapter standard.

      3. Failure to meet financial obligations.

      4. Contributing in any manner to impairment of the welfare or prestige of the Fraternity.

      5. The inability or unwillingness to participate in chapter activities.

      6. Acts contributing to the impairment of chapter unity.

    2. A provisional member who is placed on probation by West Chester University for any reason shall be immediately on probation to Phi Lambda.

    3. Refusal to remove probation. If two-thirds (2/3) vote of the chapter to remove probation is not obtained, the pledge shall be broken.

    Section 3. Discipline of Initiated members

    1. Probation

      1. A member of Phi Lambda may be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:

        1. Violation of the rules or standards of the Fraternity or West Chester University

        2. Failure to meet scholastic obligations (Article I, Section 4.A.7).

        3. Acts contributing to the impairment of chapter unity.

        4. Failure to meet financial obligations (Article III, Section 2)

        5. Contributing in any manner to impairment of the welfare or prestige of the Fraternity.

        6. The inability or unwillingness to participate in chapter activities.

      2. An initiated member who is placed on probation by West Chester University for any reason shall be immediately on probation to Phi Lambda.

      3. Status of a Member on Probation

        1. A member on probation is not in good standing (Article I, Section 1, A.2).

        2. The badge and certificate of membership of the member on probation shall be surrendered to the President and/or Chapter Advisor of the chapter at the time the probation status is imposed.

      4. Request for Review of Probation. Any request for review of the case of a member placed on probation shall be sent to the National Executive Committee. The case shall be reviewed by this Committee and its ruling shall be final.

    2. Dismissal of Initiated Members.

      1. Dismissal proceedings against a member may be instituted for the following reasons:

        1. Refusal by the chapter to remove probation

        2. Leaving Phi Lambda before the end of the term of probation

        3. Having deceived the chapter, or intentionally permitting Phi Lambda to be misled as to her possession of the qualifications for membership as required in Article I, Section 1, B of these Bylaws.

        4. Violation of the rules, standards, or policies of the Fraternity or West Chester University which is considered by the Discipline Committee or by a member of the National Council or an Area Officer to be serious enough to warrant immediate institution or dismissal proceedings. Such violations may include:

          1. Violation of the laws of the United States, or any state thereof or of the policies and rules of West Chester University.

          2. Violation of the laws, bylaws, policies, or procedures of the Fraternity or of any regularly constituted body of the Fraternity.

          3. Flagrant violation of the Oath of Allegiance taken at the time of initiation, particularly with respect to secrecy.

          4. The use of alcoholic beverages in violation of Phi Lambda or West Chester University regulations, or of federal, state, or municipal laws.

          5. The use of illegal drugs in violation of Phi Lambda or West Chester University regulations, or of federal, state, or municipal laws.

          6. Conduct prejudicial to good order or discipline or unbecoming a Phi Mu.

          7. Contribution in any manner to the serious impairment of chapter unity.

          8. Contributing in any manner to impairment of the welfare or prestige of the Fraternity.

      2. Any member against whom discipline proceedings have been instituted shall be on probation until the National Executive Committee vote on the question of dismissal is completed.

      3. No member shall be dismissed without being accorded the privilege of appearing before the National Executive Committee to defend herself. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the National Executive Committee shall be required for dismissal. If the ruling of the National Executive Committee for the dismissal of a member is appealed to the National Council, a two-thirds (2/3) vote is required to sustain the National Committee action.

    Section 4. Status and Privileges in Dismissal of Members

    1. Status of a Dismissed Member. She shall have the same status as a non-member of the Fraternity.

    2. Right to Review

      1. None of the proceedings for dismissal or otherwise shall be subject for review, trial, or hearing by any court of law or equity.

      2. The National Executive Committee shall have the right to review all cases of dismissal and its ruling may be appealed to the National Council. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the National Council shall be required for dismissal of a member. The decision of the National Council is final.

    3. Privileged Communications

      1. Any communication, oral or written, made by any member, committee, constituted body, or by Phi Mu Fraternity concerning the conduct of any member or prospective member of Phi Mu Fraternity, in connection with any investigation, hearing, complaint, or report concerning said conduct, is absolutely privileged.

      2. Any member, or prospective member, waives any right of action against any other member, prospective member, committee, duly constituted body, and Phi Mu Fraternity by reason of any statement, written or oral, pertinent to the conduct of such member or prospective member.

    4. Reinstatement. Any member who has been dismissed from the Fraternity may appeal to the National Council for reinstatement. Reinstatement shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the National Council after thorough investigation of the case.

    5. Any provisional, collegiate, or alumna member against whom any disciplinary action is being taken pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall first be given reasonable written notice of the proposed disciplinary action. Such notice shall include a statement of the proposed disciplinary action and a statement of the reason advanced in justification of the proposed disciplinary action. No disciplinary action shall be taken unless the member has first been provided with an opportunity to appear before the person or persons empowered to impose the disciplinary sanction and has been given an opportunity to defend herself, to confront and question her accuser, and to present evidence in her behalf.

    Article III – Finance

    Section 1. Fiscal Year

    1. The fiscal year of the Fraternity shall be from July 1 to June 30, inclusive.

    Section 2. Revenues of the Fraternity

    1. The amounts of all dues and fees specified in these Bylaws shall be established by the National Convention and shall be published each biennium as a supplement to these Bylaws.

    2. All dues and fees paid to the Fraternity or to Phi Lambda by a provisional or initiated member, or by a chapter, are non-refundable. An exception to this shall be the initiation fee and badge fee in the event that the provisional member is not initiated

    3. Fulfillment of Financial Obligations.

      1. If paying for the entire semester, payment is due by the 10th of September for the fall semester and by the 10th of January for the spring semester.

      2. If paying in installments, all payments are due by the 10th day of the month and are delinquent on the 15th day of the month.

        1. On the 15th day of the month those who are delinquent are turned over to the Sisterhood Development Committee to be called to a meeting before the committee.

        2. On the 30th day of the month, those who are still delinquent are referred to the Discipline Committee for consideration of probation.

      3. Any member who is delinquent is considered in financial bad standing.

        1. This will include loss of privileges, including voice, vote, and social privileges.

        2. Good standing shall be restored upon payment in full to the Treasurer and clearance of the payment.

    4. One-time Fees

      1. Provisional Member Fee. A provisional member fee shall be paid to the National Fraternity treasury by each provisional member at the time of pledging. An additional provisional member fee shall be paid to the National Fraternity treasury by each provisional member renewing her pledge.

        1. This fee is $40.00.

      2. Initiation Fee. An initiation fee shall be paid to the National Fraternity treasury by each prospective initiate prior to initiation, such fee to include the Fall issue of the Aglaia annually, certificate of membership and life membership, to be allocated in the amount established by the National Convention.

        1. This fee is $130.00.

      3. Badge Fee. The cost of a badge shall be paid to the National Fraternity treasury by each prospective initiate prior to initiation. Any exception to this requires the approval of the Chapter Adviser and the Area Officer.

        1. This fee is $138.00

      4. Phi Manual Fee. The cost of the Phi Manual shall be paid to Phi Lambda by each prospective initiate prior to initiation. Any exception to this requires the approval of the Chapter Adviser.

        1. This fee is $15.

      5. Housing and Decorating Fee. This fee shall be paid to the Treasurer by each prospective initiate prior to initiation.

        1. This fee is $100.00.

    5. Annual Dues and Fees

      1. National Obligation Fee. An annual National Obligation Fee shall be paid by each collegiate and provisional member by October 1st of each year. This fee shall include the national dues, the Leadership Conference Fee, and the Memorial Headquarters Building Fund Fee, and shall be allocated in the amounts established by the National Convention. Any exceptions must have the approval of the National Executive Committee.

        1. This fee is $85.00.

      2. Founder’s Day Pennies. On March 4th of each year, each initiated and provisional member of the Fraternity shall contribute a sum equal to one penny per year for the age of the Phi Mu Fraternity, which shall then be placed in the Alpha Memorial Fund.

      3. Chapter Dues. Dues for this chapter shall be $75.00 per month for 8 months annually. This fee is for all initiated members and Phis.

    Section 3. Fines.

    1. The following fines will be assessed if an initiated member fails to attend any of the following events:

      1. Initiation Service - $75.00.

      2. Formal Business Meetings - $30.00.

      3. Any Ritual Ceremony, Including Initiation Practice - $30.00

      4. Recruitment events

        1. This fee will be assessed for each event missed.

        2. Event types

          1. Summer recruitment workshops - $75.00

          2. Formal Recruitment events - $75.00

          3. Continuous Open events - $30.00

          4. Regular Recruitment Workshops - $30.00

          5. Missing library hours-$15.00

    c. Attendance at COR events will be determined by the Membership Director.

    1. Attendance to an event but arrival after five (5) minutes of the start time but before the event is half over results in a halved fine.

    2. Acceptable excuses for the above events can be found in Article I, Section 4, A.5.

    3. Appealing a fine

      1. Contact the Sisterhood Development committee within 10 days of the fine with a letter to explain why you feel you should not have been fined.

      2. Within 10 days, the Sisterhood Development chair must notify the treasurer and the sister who appealed the fine of the final decision.

      3. All decisions of the Sisterhood Development committee are final.

    Section 4. Financial Administration

    1. All monies received by the Fraternity by the way of income, gift, or otherwise, shall be payable to Phi Mu Fraternity and sent to the Executive Office. These monies shall be allocated to various funds herein provided for, in suitable depositories under the advice and with the approval of the Financial Planning Group.

    2. Funds of the Fraternity shall be disbursed or directed in the annual budget approved by the National Council, as provided by the Constitution and Bylaws, or authorized by special legislation passed by the National Convention in pursuance thereof.

    3. Reimbursement forms for events must be submitted to a member of the financial committee within 10 calendar days from the date of the event.   If the bill is not assessed until after the date of the event the bill must be submitted 10 calendar days from the date of the bill.  There will be no exceptions.

    4. The finance committee has 10 calendar days to apply the reimbursement on the correct APH account or cut a check when necessary.  If no response is received in 10 days contact the treasurer, president, and financial advisor.

    Section 5. Property Rights of Members

    1. The individual members and Phi Lambda shall have no right to title or interest in the property of thee Fraternity, but all property and things of value acquired by the Fraternity, whether by purchase, gift, or otherwise, shall be absolute property of the Fraternity. All property, money, or other things of value acquired by, belonging to, and administered as part of any established Fraternity fund, and such other funds as may from time to time be established, maintained, and administered as separate funds, shall be considered the property or money of the Fraternity.

    Section 6. Property of the Fraternity

    A. The chapter computer and printer should stay in the possession of the chapter Secretary.
    Article IV – Phi Mu Policy

    Section 1. No member of Phi Mu Fraternity shall reveal the contents of or relinquish control of any papers or documents relating to Phi Mu Fraternity to any individual or organization (including colleges or universities) without written consent from the National President of Phi Mu.

    Section 2. No member of Phi Mu Fraternity shall sign or answer any statement or questionnaire, written or oral, relative to the operation of the Fraternity without written consent from the National President of Phi Mu.

    Section 3. The National President shall approve the content of all questionnaires and form letters, other than those sent out routinely by the Executive Office, before they are sent out to collegiate and alumnae chapters and to officers.

    Section 4. Alcoholic beverages shall not be used by any members or provisional members in violation of Phi Lambda, West Chester University, federal, state, or municipal regulations.
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