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Chapter 1. Name of Chapter Chapter 6. Election of officers
  Chapter 2. Purpose Chapter 7. Meetings

Chapter 3. Membership Chapter 8. Finances
  Chapter 4. Chapter Advisor Chapter 9. Amendments and revision
  Chapter 5. Officers P T K International Constitution
     
Chapter 1. Name of Chapter

The name of this chapter of Phi Theta Kappa shall be Beta Kappa Iota .
 

Chapter 2. Purpose

The purpose of Beta Kappa Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Miami- Dade College - InterAmerican Campus College shall be the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of this college.

 
Chapter 3. Membership

Section 1.
Types of membership in Beta Kappa Iota Chapter shall consist of member, provisional member, alumni member, and honorary member as defined in Article IV , Section 1, of the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws.*
 

A.    Member. In addition to meeting membership eligibility requirements as stated in and Chapter 1 of the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws, * each candidate for membership must have completed 12 college credit hours (CHOOSE: semester, quarter, OR equivalent term) hours of associate degree course work, with a Grade Point Average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, and adhere to the school conduct code and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. Grade for courses completed at other institutions (CHOOSE: will or will not) be considered when determining membership eligibility. A cumulative Grade Point of 3.25 must be maintained to remain in good standing. Failure to maintain the required cumulative Grade Point Average will result in the member being removed from good standing as stated in the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws, * Chapter 1 section 3 failure to meet good standing requirements as stated in the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws* will cause membership and all membership privileges to be revoked.

B.    Provisional Member. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements as stated in Article IV, Section 1B of the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws, * a students must have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 on all course work completed in high school. A student must be currently enrolled in associate degree course work at the two year college, adhere to school conduct code and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. Provisional member will pay local chapter dues of $5 per (CHOOSE: semester, OR equivalent term), but are not required to pay the international and regional induction fee until they have qualified for full membership.

C.    Alumni Member. An individual must meet eligibility as stated in article IV, Section 1C of the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws. *

D.    Honorary Member. An individual must meet eligibility requirements as stated in Article IV, Section 1D of the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws. *

E.    Transfer Member. A member from another Phi Theta Kappa chapter may transfer membership to Beta Kappa Iota Chapter if he or she is currently enrolled at Miami- Dade College- InterAmerican Campus and meet the (CHOSE: membership eligibility GPA or maintenance GPA) of the chapter.


Chapter 4 . Chapter Advisor

In addition to carrying out duties as stated in the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws, * Chapter IV, Section 5, the chapter advisor shall be responsible for overseeing the completion or submission of member names and fees as well as the Chapter Annual Report to Headquarter. The advisor shall be appointed by the college administration and shall be a non-voting member of the chapter.
 
Chapter 5 . Officers

Section 1.
All officers must be member of Phi Theta Kappa, in good standing, have a Grade Point Average of 3.25 and must be carrying a course load of 6.0 semester hours (or equivalent).

Section 2.
The Beta Kappa Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa shall have the following officers: President, Vice – President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Public Relations Secretary. A chapter may elect additional officers.

Section 3.
The duties of the president shall be as follows:

a.       Preside over all business meetings

b.      Appoint and establish any necessary committees

c.       Vote only in case of a tie

d.      Serve as an ex-officio member on all committees

e.       Present business to the organization

f.        Represent the organization at all times

g.       Appoint a committee to review and/ or revise the chapter bylaws annually

h.       Appoint a committee to prepare the Annual Report to be seat to headquarter each spring.


Section 4.
The duties of the vice-president shall be as follows:

a.       Perform all duties of the presidents in the event of his absence

b.      Take roll at the meetings

c.       Coordinate all committee

d.      Head the committee reviewing the chapter bylaws and annual report

e.       Act as program chairman.


Section 5.
The treasurer shall:

a.       Open and/or maintain a bank account for the Society. (If allowed by college)

b.      Receive all money and write all checks

c.       Keep a set of books which shall be audited by the chapter advisor and notarized before the office is relinquished

d.      Make a report of finances at each business meeting.


Section 6.
The recording secretary shall:

a.       Take and read minutes of meeting

b.      Maintain records of the meeting

c.       Maintain a file of chapter correspondence

d.      Serve on the committee to prepare the Annual Report to be sent to Headquarter each spring.


Section 7.
The public relations secretary shall:

a.       Keep a full record of chapter functions

b.      Draft and submit press releases whenever possible to call area newspapers.eceive all money and write all checks

c.       Prepare and maintain the chapter scrapbook for regional, state and international meetings and conventions

d.      Submit to Regional Coordinator and Headquarters reports of chapter activities and Five-Star Chapter Update Forms.

 
 
     
   
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