Academic Standards

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Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity has established a set of minimum scholastic performance standards. It is important for you to be knowledgeable of these standards and to follow the necessary steps to ensure they are achieved.

Title II - The Statutes of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

17. Scholastic Requirement for Initiation. Before initiation, a man must have attained, for a normal full-time load during the previous academic term, or an accumulative scholastic average, equivalent to a 2.40 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

(a) In the event that first semester freshmen are considered for initiation, upon request the Chief Executive Officer may waive this requirement as long as the associate has submitted a grade verification reflecting his ability to meet the 2.40 standard.

(b) An associate may not be retained for more than one calendar year as an associate member without having been initiated.

(c) If after one calendar year, the associate member has not attained a 2.40 semester or accumulative grade point average, he must be disassociated for at least one full academic term. If he later attains a 2.40 or higher grade point average, he may be initiated. However, he must be re-associated with the chapter, paying the associate fee, and each chapter will execute the right to determine whether the individual should repeat the membership orientation program or be immediately initiated.

Title V – The Statutes of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

(l) Eligibility for Office. To be eligible for election or appointment to the offices of President, Vice President, Vice President for Alumni Relations, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Orientation Officer, Recruitment Chairman, Scholarship Chairman, Chaplain and House Manager, or to hold any remunerative office of the Resident Council, an initiated member must have a cumulative scholastic average, and an average for the preceding academic term, equivalent to or above a 2.50 grade point average. If at any time during his tenure, an officer falls below this standard, he shall immediately forfeit his office and another member shall be elected or appointed to fulfill the remainder of his term. The Executive Director may at his discretion suspend the application of this Statute to any chapter or chapters.

Title VII – The Statutes of Phi Kappa Tau

62. Scholarship Probation.

(a) Membership Probation. The Resident Council shall, under supervision of the Board of Governors, upon the basis of official records of the institution, suspend any Resident Council member whose scholastic record is such that he has been placed upon probation by the administration of his institution for more than one term. In the absence of such a system, any member who has not received passing grades in at least sixty (60) percent of his total number of hours carried shall also be suspended. In the event of such suspension, the Resident Council or Board of Governors shall take the badge of the suspended member and shall hold it in safekeeping. A member thus suspended shall be reinstated when the official records of the institution show that his scholastic average has removed him from probation or that he has passing grades in more than sixty (60) percent of the total hours carried.
b) Chapter Probation.

(1) The overall Resident Council cumulative grade point (GPA) average must equal the campus all men's GPA and furthermore…

(2) The overall Resident Council cumulative grade point average must exceed the campus all men's GPA by 0.10 points.

(3) If a chapter fails to maintain these standards, it will be placed on scholastic probation. Failure to comply with these standards for more than two (2) consecutive terms may result in suspension of the Chapter's charter.

(c) The Domain Director and Board of Governors may, in the event of illness or justifiable cause, petition the Chief Executive Officer to suspend the operation of this Statute.

Section V – Basic Chapter Expectations, National Policies of The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity

A. As a minimum, each chapter must adhere to Title VII, Section 60(b), (c) and (d) of the Statutes of Phi Kappa Tau, which requires each individual to have, for initiation, a scholastic average of at least 2.4. It must adhere to Title V, Section 46 (1), concerning scholastic eligibilities of officers and to Title VII, Section 60(a), regarding scholastic probation of Resident Council members.

B. The overall Resident Council GPA must exceed the campus all-men’s GPA by 0.10 points. The chapter must maintain at least a 2.3 in the event that the all-men’s is below this expectation.

Remember, these standards are the minimum acceptable standards a chapter may enforce; we strongly encourage each chapter to embrace a stricter academic standard and to fully enforce that local standard.

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