2007 - 2008
I. Name: Kappa Nu Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at
II. Purpose: The Purpose of Kappa Delta Pi shall be to promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi shall endeavor to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and to honor achievement in educational work. To these ends, it shall invite to membership persons who exhibit commendable professional qualities, worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship, without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, or disability.
Invitation to membership in an active chapter at
1.1 General qualifications
1.11 Demonstrations of worthy educational ideals.
Expressions of the intention to continue in the field of education (Except for honorary membership)
1.13 Manifestation of desirable personal qualities.
1.14 Evidence of leadership attributes.
1.2 Qualifications for undergraduates
1.21 No less than first semester sophomore standing (30 college credit hours complete)
1.22 A grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 out of 4.0 cumulative.
1.23 At least 12 semester hours of Professional Education courses completed, in progress, or programmed with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
1.3 Qualifications for graduates
1.31 Regular graduate admission status in a degree program within an accredited college or university.
1.32 Completion of 6 or more semester hours of graduate work in the same institution applicable to the degree program in which the student is enrolled.
1.33 At least 12 semester hours of Professional Education courses completed, in progress, or programmed.
1.34 A cumulative GPA on all graduate work taken of at least 3.25 out of 4.0
1.4 Qualifications and limitations for faculty and educational support staff.
1.41 Faculty status
1.42 The number of faculty and educational support staff initiated at any one initiation ceremony shall not exceed 10% of the total number of initiates. However, no chapter shall be denied the privilege of elect at least two faculty members during any one society year.
1.43 The 10% shall not apply to the charter initiation at which time there shall be no limit on the number of the faculty which may be elected.
1.5 Invitation to membership in any chapter may be offered to persons who meet the following qualifications, without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, or handicapping condition.
1.51 A college graduate who is preparing for, engaged in, or retired from teaching or other educational work.
1.52 A person must have a GPA of at least 3.o on a 4.0 scale if a baccalaureate degree only is held, or a GPA of at least 3.25 on all graduate work if 12 or more semester hours of graduate credit has been earned, or have a distinguished performance record consistent with the ideals of Kappa Delta Pi.
1.6 Qualifications and limitations for honorary membership
1.61 Record of distinguished service in the cause of education.
1.62 Honorary membership is not open to a person eligible for another membership category or one who holds a degree in education.
1.63 No chapter may elect more than 2 persons to honorary membership during any one Society year.
1.64 A person approved for an honorary membership shall be initiated according to the appropriate ritual.
1.7 Election to membership. The committee on membership of the local chapter shall present the names of persons found eligible for consideration to:
1.71 Active members of the local chapter or
1.72 The active members attending a regularly announced meeting for election to membership or
1.73 The chapter executive committee
1.8 A favorable vote of the group voting is required for election.
1.9 Active membership. A person who has become a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Nu, is an active member of a chapter and the Society as long as Society and local chapter dues are paid. A member may not pay chapter dues only. An active life member of the Society is an active chapter member as long as local chapter dues are paid.
1.10 Graduation Cords. Anyone initiated after January 1999 must meet the following condition in order to receive their graduation cords:
All potential new members must attend an
initiation in order to be considered a member of Kappa Nu, Kappa Delta Pi, and
· All graduating seniors must have their Kappa Delta Pi bills currently paid upon graduation.
· All members must attend two events per school year in order to receive their graduation cords. These events include:
All members will be notified of upcoming events 1 week prior to the event taking place.
IV. Chapter Officers: Each chapter shall elect officers who are active members of both the Society and the local chapter.
Officer positions of this Chapter shall consist of the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Historian, and Educational Foundation Representative. Additional officers may be elected at the discretion of the Faculty Advisor or Associate Advisor.
Section 1 Qualifications
Officers must be active members of the Kappa Nu Chapter at
Section 2 Election
Elections will be held for any vacant offices following spring initiation.
Names of the candidates for office must be submitted to the current officers no later than one week prior to the election. Nominees shall be notified and given the opportunity to accept or decline nominations.
A majority vote of active members shall be required for election.
Should a chapter office become vacant before the end of a term because of resignation, neglect of duty, or other causes, the current officers may appoint a chapter member to fill the vacancy. The appointed officer shall serve to the end of the previous officers term. At that time, he or she has the option to remain in office for an additional term.
Section 3 Commitment
Officers must commit to a full term which includes two and a half semesters:
3.1 Receive Training
Half a semester (election to the end of semester one) - The current officer and new officer shall complete responsibilities together. After three to six weeks in office, the new officer will take over all duties and the previous officer will be available for assistance as needed.
3.2 Independent Work
Semester and a half (beginning of semester two through election of semester three) - The officer shall complete duties as outlined in the bylaws.
3.3 Train Next Officer
Half a semester (election to end of semester three) - The current officer shall mentor the new officer as described in section 2.1.
V. Chapter Executive Committee:
3.1 Executive Committee. The executive committee shall consist of the current officers of the chapter including the Counselor and Associate Counselor(s), where there are such officers, and may include the immediate past president. The duties of the executive committee shall be to:
3.11 Supervise the general activities of the chapter.
3.12 Serve as the official agency for communication.
3.13 Act in emergencies between meetings of the chapter.
4.1 Membership Committee.
4.11 Receive names of candidates suggested for membership.
4.12 Obtain validation of the candidates qualifications.
4.13 Prepare a list of eligible candidates and together with the required information, present this to the chapter/officers.
4.2 Programming Committee. The program committee shall be directed by the vice-president. This committee shall be responsible for planning programs for the chapter.
4.21 Prepare at least two activities per Society year.
4.22 Activities may include speakers, chapter seminars, co-sponsorships with other organizations, and/or community service.
4.3 Fundraising Committee. The fundraising committee shall be directed by the President. This committee shall be responsible for planning fund-raisers for the chapter.
4.31 Offer organized information to the chapter regarding possible fund-raisers.
4.32 Prepare at least two fund-raiser per Society year.
4.33 Organize details of the fund-raisers.
5.1 Twenty-five percent of the voting membership must be present for a quorum to be achieved.
VIII. Parliamentary Authority:
X. Amendment of Bylaws:
7.1 In the interim between Convocations (held every other year), chapter ballots on amendments to the Bylaws shall be returned to the Executive Director within sixty days of receipt by the chapter.
7.2 There will be two readings of the proposed changes to the Bylaws before a vote is taken to amend them.
7.21 Changes in Bylaws will be distributed to members in print. This will be considered the first reading.
7.22 The second reading, along with any discussion, will take place at the following chapter meeting.
7.23 Voting on changes will occur at the subsequent chapter meeting.