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Kappa Kappa Psi Chapter Constitution

Chapter Constitution

Kappa Upsilon – Marist College

National Charter: November 27, 1919

Chapter Established: May 6, 2001

All policies outlined in the constitution of the Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Marist College shall be superceded by the governing rules of the Student Government Association of the College and the National Constitution of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.

 

Article I: Kappa Upsilon - Marist College (Revised 12/12/2017)

National Charter: November 27, 1919

Chapter Established: May 6, 2001

All Policies outlined in the constitution of the Kappa Upsilon CHapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at Marist College shall be superseded by the governing rules of the Student Government Association of the College and the National Constitution of Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.

Article II: PURPOSE

Be it known that Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Fraternity for College Band members, in an organization operating exclusively in the field of the college and university band, and for the following several purposes.

  1. To promote the existence and welfare of the college band and to cultivate at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievements.

  2. To honor outstanding band members through privilege of membership extended as a reward for technical achievement and appreciation in music.

  3. To stimulate campus leadership and promulgate an uncompromising respect through the medium of the college band for gracious conduct, good taste, and unswerving loyalty.

  4. To foster a close relationship between college bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects.

  5. To provide a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work and to cooperate with other musical organizations in any manner consistent with the purposes of the institution at which chapters are located.

Article III: MEMBERS

3.1 Chapter membership shall consist of seven (7) types: Active, Associate, Conditional, Inactive, Alumni, Life, and Honorary Membership. All Active, Associate, and Conditional memberships expire September 30. Refer to the National constitution for a detailed explanation of the seven (7) types of membership.

3.2 All active members shall maintain at least a 2.85 cumulative Grade Point Average.

3.3 A prospective member may be offered into the Membership Education Program with the satisfactory academic completion of a 2.85 Cumulative Grade Point Average.

3.4 Refer to the National Constitution sections 6.519 - 6.526 for detailed information on membership disciplinary status and protocol.

3.5 Refer to the Marist College Code of Conduct for campus protocol in regards to membership discipline.

3.6 Refer to Appendix C for the club attendance policy.

3.7 All elected officers will receive three (3) priority points. Each general member will receive two (2) priority points considering that all duties on their part have been fulfilled.

3.8 Refer to National Constitution sections 6.305 and 6.505 for information on National membership and initiation dues.

3.9 Refer to National Constitution section 6.526 for information on membership resignation.

 

Article IV: FACULTY ADVISOR

4.1 Refer to National Constitution section 6.101 for information on the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Bands and Chapter Sponsor as Faculty Advisors.

 

Article V: OFFICERS

5.1 The Chapter Executive Board shall consist of the following officers: President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Service, Secretary, Treasurer, and other officers as needed.

5.2 The President shall preside at all meetings of the chapter and shall be a member ex officio of all chapter committees. The President may sign all checks for monies disbursed and may sign all contracts and other instruments of business involving the chapter. The President shall be designated to prepare and send all reports to the National Executive Director of the Fraternity.

5.3 The Vice President of Membership shapp, in the absence of the president, preside at all meetings of the chapter and shall advance the purposes of the Fraternity as stated in the Article II of this Constitution. The Vice President of Membership shall be responsible for the education, training, and initiation of all new members.

5.4 The Vice President of Service will serve as third in executive command. The Vice President of Service will coordinate service projects that will run in accordance with the purposes detailed in Article II of this Constitution.

5.5 The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the chapter and may sign all contracts and other instruments of business incurred by the chapter. The Secretary shall maintain a permanent record of each member of the chapter including name, address, telephone number, chapter roster number, and instrument(s) played. In addition, the Secretary shall be responsible for all chapter correspondence and attendance records.

5.6 The Treasurer shall control the receipts and disbursements of all monies of the chapter, and shall submit recommendations concerning the financial policies of the chapter as may be required. The Treasurer may sign all checks for monies disbursed and shall prepare and be responsible for keeping records of all chapter finances.

 

Article VI: ELECTIONS

6.1 The active members of a chapter shall elect its officers at a regularly called for meeting of the chapter.

6.2 The election of officers must comply with the calendar detailed by the Marist College Student Government Association.

6.3 Refer to National Constitution section 6.203 for information on membership status for elected chapter officers.

6.4 The election of chapter officers shall be held at least once during the academic year. Nominations for each office shall be made from the floor of the meeting and a majority of all votes cast shall be necessary for election.

 

Article VII: MEETINGS

7.1 A regularly called for meeting of the chapter should be held once a week during the regular academic school year. The Time and location of the meetings shall be determined by the chapter.

7.2 Fifty (50) percent of all active members in attendance with at least two (2) officers shall constitute a quorum at all meetings.

7.3 In general, the order of business at all meetings shall be:

Opening Ceremonies

Report of Chapter Officers

Unfinished Business

New Business

Report of Committees

Open Floor

Closing Ceremonies

(When deemed necessary, the general order of proceedings may be changed by the Chapter President.)

 

Article VIII: COMMITTEES
8.1 All committee chairpersons and ad hoc positions will be appointed by the President as necessary.

 

Article IX

Unless suspended, all meetings will be run according to Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.

 

Article X

These bylaws may be amended by amended by a majority vote of the members provided that a quorum is present. If such amendments pass by the majority, it then must be presented to the Student Government Association for final approval.

 

Article XI

The club and any individual associated with said clun, shall abide and conform to all Federal Laws, New York State Laws, all rules and regulations of Marist College, and all directives of the Student Government Association. Any violation of the aforementioned criteria may result in the disciplinary action taken on the club charter.

 

Article XII

The Marist College Division of Judicial Affairs holds this policy for the college: Any action, which endangers the mental, emotional, or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in an organization or team whose members are, or include, students at Marist.

 

Appendices

  1. Kappa Kappa Psi National Constitution

  2. Kappa Kappa Psi Risk Management Policies

  3. Kappa Upsilon Attendance Policy

 

 
 

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Calendar/Schedule

April 8-9: Open House Weekend

April 29-30: Bardavon Concert

 
 

Executive Board

President: Mike "Rainbow Mike" Read '19

Vice President of Membership: Caroline Carrano '19

Secretary/Service Chair: Ashley Wohlrab '20

Treasurer/Social Chair: Chris Bedard '20

Webmaster/Historian: Matt Shannon '21

Equipment Manager: Ashley Wohlrab '20

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