NAMES AND PURPOSES
|1.1||This organization shall be called Delta Nu Chapter of SIGMA PHI OMEGA, ACADEMIC HONOR
SOCIETY IN GERONTOLOGY.
|1.2||The purposes of the Chapter shall be to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, and excellence in gerontology and aging services, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in these areas.|
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP
|2.1||The Society shall consist of student, faculty, alumni, professional, and honorary
|1.2||The student membership shall consist of the following academic levels:
|2.3||The alumni membership shall include the following:
|2.4||The professional membership will include those persons who:
|2.5||Alumni members and professional members shall have all the rights and privileges of
active membership including the
right to vote and hold office.
|2.6||Charter members of the chapter shall consist of all members who were elected to membership
within one year of the date
the initial chapter charter is granted.
|2.7||Honorary members shall be as follows:
|3.1||Notice of selection for membership shall be made in writing by the chapter president.
|3.2||Candidates for membership shall be initiated by the chapter, using procedures established
by the Society.
|3.3||A membership certificate and pin shall be presented to each member to be displayed
in recognition of his/her meeting
or exceeding the high standards of the Society.
CHAPTER OFFICERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
|4.1||The chapter officers shall consist of a president and secretary-treasurer.
|4.2||The Executive Committee shall consist of the chapter officers and three representatives
from the chapter, including
alumni and professional members. The Executive Committee shall be the governing body
of the chapter. It shall transact business
relating to the chapter as a whole between meetings.
|4.3||The president shall perform all duties as usually pertain to the office of president.
The president will appoint all
committees except the nomination committee, which will be appointed by the Executive
|4.4||The secretary-treasurer shall keep and distribute the minutes of meetings, correspond
with the Society through the
faculty contact person and execute related duties pertaining to the office as assigned
by the Executive Committee including
maintaining appropriate records, compiling necessary reports and disbursing chapter
|4.5||The chapter secretary, through the office of the chapter contact, shall report the
names and addresses of the chapter
officers after each election and whenever there is a change for any reason. The secretary
shall also send an annual report to the
Headquarters office including the chapter calendar of events, roster of membership,
and any other information requested or
considered relevant to representing the success of the chapter in serving its membership
and the purposes of the Society.
|4.6||The chapter secretary shall submit summaries of chapter activities to the Headquarters
for publication in the
|4.7||The Executive Committee shall be responsible for planning an activity calendar for
the year, which is distributed to
all members. There will be an installation of members at least once each year. Each
academic term, the chapter will have at least
one meeting at which scholarly presentations are made as well as opportunities for
social discourse and personal development.
|4.8||The chapter shall have a designated contact person who shall be responsible for overseeing
all correspondence between
the Headquarters office and the chapter.
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
|5.1||The Executive Committee shall appoint a Nomination Committee at least two months prior
to the annual
meeting. The committee shall be composed of two members plus an officer as chair.
Nominations from the membership may be placed on
the ballot at the annual meeting. There shall be at least two nominees for each office
to be filled. The Committee of members
making a nomination should contact each nominee to assure willingness to fulfill the
responsibilities if elected.
|5.2||Chapter officers elected shall be notified immediately. They shall take office at
the beginning of the chapter's new
business year as defined in Article 8. They shall serve for the terms listed herein
or until their successors are duly elected and
|6.1||The rules contained in the most recently revised edition of Robert's Rules of Order,
shall govern the
chapter in the conduct of its business.
|7.1||An amendment to the Bylaws will require an affirmative vote by two-thirds of the active
|7.2||All amendments shall be presented in writing at a chapter meeting prior to the one
at which action will be taken.
|8.1||The Chapter's business year shall be designated by the Executive Committee. Officers
will normally serve
their terms from June 1 - May 30 each year.
|9.1||The Medical University of Ohio of Delta Nu of Sigma Phi Omega may be dissolved by
affirmative vote of the current, active membership.
|9.2||In the event of dissolution of Delta Nu, all chapter funds remaining after payment
of debts shall be sent to the
Headquarters for use at the discretion of the Sigma Phi Omega Executive Council.