III.A. Regular Meetings
III.A.1. Business meetings of the Chapter (``Regular
Meetings'') shall be held at least once every two (2) weeks
during the Semester
III.A.2. The dates and times of the Regular Meetings
must be set no later than the last Regular Meeting of the
III.B. Special Meetings
III.B.1. Special Meetings may be called by the President
or by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee.
III.B.2. Notice of
the date, time and purpose of the Special Meeting must be
given to the Chapter Active Membership no later than 48 hours
prior to the time of the meeting.
III.C. Service Projects
Any person may attend any Service Project held by the Chapter
or any subsidiary body.
III.D. Fellowship Events
III.D.1. All persons are invited to any Fellowship
Event held by the Chapter or any subsidiary body, unless otherwise
specified by the Chapter.
suspended by their respective chapters shall not be invited.
III.D.3. The Chapter may adopt other criteria for issuing
invitations to Fellowship Events, so long as at least a three-fourths
(3/4) vote is required to deny an invitation to a Brother.
III.E. Open Meetings
Any person may attend any Meeting held by the Chapter or any
subsidiary body, unless the Meeting in question has been designated
as a Closed Meeting.
III.F. Closed Meetings
III.F.1. The Chapter may at any time designate a meeting
or a part of a meeting to be a Closed Meeting by a majority
III.F.2. Only Brothers
may attend Closed Meetings without a special invitation from
III.F.3. Only the outcomes and final decisions entered
in the minutes of a Closed Meeting are to be discussed outside
of that Closed Meeting.
III.G. Pledging Ceremony
III.G.1. The Chapter shall conduct one Pledging Ceremony
each Semester, on the Friday of the fifth full or partial
week of classes during the Semester.
III.G.2. In the case of a schedule conflict the Chapter
may, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote prior to the first day of
classes of the Semester, change the date of the Pledging Ceremony
to a date no more than three (3) days before or after the
III.G.3. In the case of an emergency, the Pledgemaster
may schedule an Alternate Pledging Ceremony to be held within
seven (7) days of the Pledging Ceremony. This Alternate Pledging
Ceremony must be scheduled prior to the next Regular
III.H. Pledge Bid Meeting
A Closed Meeting for the purpose
of extending invitations for Pledge Membership and for conferring
Transfer Membership shall be held immediately following the
last Regular Meeting at least
four (4) days before the Pledging
III.I. Initiation Ceremony
III.I.1. The Chapter shall conduct one Initiation Ceremony
each Semester, to be held on the day ten weeks after the Pledging
Ceremony, not counting weeks in which no classes or exams
III.I.2. In the case of a schedule conflict the Chapter
may, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote prior to the end of the second
week of the Pledging Period, change the date of the Initiation
Ceremony to a date no more than three (3) days before or after
the original date.
III.I.3. In the case of an extreme emergency, the Pledgemaster
may schedule an Alternate Initiation Ceremony to be held within
seven (7) days of the Initiation Ceremony.. This Alternate
Initiation Ceremony must be scheduled prior to the next Regular
III.J. Initiation Bid Meeting
A Closed Meeting for the purpose
of extending invitations for Active Membership to Pledge Members
and Chapter Transfer Members shall be held immediately following
the last Regular Meeting at
least three (3) days before the Initiation
III.K. Installation Ceremony
The Chapter shall conduct an Installation Ceremony for all
newly-elected Officers at the conclusion of the Initiation
Ceremony each Semester.
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