Bylaws Checklist for Review Process

Short Description

This is the exact checklist the Executive offices uses to review Bylaws submitted by the Chapter

Target Audience

President, Vice President, Secretary, and the Chapter Advisor

Borradaile Challenge or Area of Focus



Status Area National Standard
Election to Associate, Membership, Initiate 2/3 affirmative vote, Achieved 2.4 GPA, 80% on national exam, One year as associate maximum
Regular meeting times and provisions and provisions for calling special meetings. none
Executive Board meeting times and provisions none
Fees none
Scholarship Requirements none for indiviuals
Chapter House Occupancy none
Fines none
A provision for amending the By-Laws by the organization with little difficulty. Usually a simple majority vote is enough, but the mechanism should be flexible and one that is established by the body.
Statement of Risk Management Compliance and fulfillment of requirements Each Resident Council Shall have explicit statements within their bylaws which implement the requirements of Title VI, article 59.
Resident Council Officers Election of officers shall be held between December 1 and March 1 Required Offices: President, VP, VPAR, Secretary, Treasurer, MOO, Recruitment Chairman, Scholarship Chairman, Chaplain, House Manager. Academic Eligibility – 2.5
Council Bylaws Resident Council Consitution shall be bylaws. Any current Resident or Graduate Council sections conflicting with the National Constitution and Statutes shall be deemed null and void.
Inactive Status There shall be no "inactive" or "alumni" classification of membership in a Resident Council.
Order of Business for Chapter meeting and Chapter 1. Opening Ceremony. 2. Invocation by the chaplain. 3. Pledge of Allegiance. 4. Roll Call. 5. Reading of the minutes. 6. Reports of the officers. 7. Reports of standing committees. 8. Reports of special committees. 9. Unfinished business. 10. New business. 11. Communications. 12. Balloting on candidates. 13. Remarks.14. Closing Ceremony.
Required non-profit clauses (a) No income or profit arising from the operations of the corporation are to inure to the benefit of any private person (b) Upon dissolution of the corporation, any assets remaining after payment of debts shall be given to The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau Foundation, or any of their subsidiaries or successors. In the event that all the foregoing are non-existent, then to some other appropriate non-profit entity qualified under Section 501 (c)(3); (c) The Closing of the Resident Council is a cause of automatic dissolution of the corporation as a failure of purpose. Surplus funds of a Resident Council shall be invested only in United States government securities or financial institutions providing adequately insured deposit accounts.
A signature page - BOG Approval of Bylaws States method of adoption, date ratified, and a place for the Chapter/Colony President, Board of Governors Chairman, and Chief Operating Officer to sign

Best Practices

Due Date Criteria: Bylaws are due for review from a chapter every 5 years or anytime the chapter wishes to make a change. Chapter bylaws do not go into affect until after they are approved by the chapter’s BOG and CEO via the Executive Offices.

Submission: Bylaws should be submitted in editable digital format preferable Microsoft Word to gro.uatappakihp|scd#gro.uatappakihp|scd

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