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Constitution of Eta Sigma Phi
(Gamma Rho Chapter)

Preamble

Be it known, that Gamma Rho Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi was founded at Hope College April 18, 1958 as a local chapter of the Honorary Undergraduate Classical Fraternity, Eta Sigma Phi. Therefore, we, the members of this chapter, in order to further the spirit of cooperation and good will among the members of the classical departments and to stimulate interest in the study of the classics and to increase our knowledge of the art and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, do ordain and adopt this constitution.

 

Article I
Name

The name of this chapter in and shall be “Gamma Rho Chapter, Eta Sigma Phi.”

 

Article II
Membership

Section 1. The requirements for membership shall be as follows:

  1. Students shall be eligible for membership upon having completed two semesters of B work or above in either Greek or Latin courses (171 and 172) or (271 and 272) or having attained a B average in one course above number 272 for those who begin college study at that level.
  2. Students not meeting the above requirement shall be eligible for membership upon the recommendation of the professor(s) of Greek or Latin.

Section 2. At the beginning of each semester invitations for membership shall be sent to eligible students who have been elected by a two-thirds majority of the active membership.

Section 3. At the beginning of each semester new members shall be formally initiated as soon as possible after the initiation fees are paid.

Section 4. Active membership shall be defined as follows:

  1. Active membership shall consist of those members who have paid their initiation fee and their annual dues and have been dully initiated.
  2. Active members shall have the right to vote and to hold office.

Section 5. Social membership shall be defined as follows:

  1. Social membership shall consist of those students who are interested in the study of the classics, but who are not active members.
  2. Social members may not vote or hold office.
  3. Social members shall be expected to pay the annual dues.

Section 6. Honorary members shall consist of those persons deemed worthy of the title as approved by two-thirds majority vote of the active membership.

Section 7. Associate membership shall consist of graduate students who were undergraduate members of the Society, and graduate students majoring in the classics who are qualified and elected under the requirements of membership.


Article III
Transaction of Business

Section 1. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the active membership.

Section 2. The rules contained in “Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised Version” shall govern this society, but these rules shall be subject to this Constitution.


Article IV
Officers

Section 1. The officers and their respective duties shall be:

The PRYTANIS or PRESIDENT of the chapter shall be a Junior or a Senior. He/She shall attend to the duties of a president as outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order. The President shall be a member ex-officio of all committees, and shall be directly responsible to the membership and the advisors. The President shall constitute a direct line of communication between the group and the advisors.

The HYPARCHOS or VICE-PRESIDENT of the chapter shall assist the President and serve in his/her absence. He/She shall also act as Parliamentarian, having a copy of “Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised Version” as each meeting of the chapter.

The GRAMMATEUS-CHRYSOPHYLAX or SECRETARY-TREASURER shall keep an accurate account of all official business, all financial transactions, and shall carry on the correspondence for the group.

The PUBLICITY DIRECTOR and HISTORIAN shall cover all campus publicity and all information to the Alumni Office, and keep a record of all activities of the group for historical reference.

The EVENT COORDINATOR shall help to plan all events and shall make all arrangements regarding reservation of rooms, and administrative approval.

The Executive Committee shall consist of these five officers with the President as chairperson of said committee.

Section 2. The officers shall be elected at an April meeting of each school year. Their term of office shall being in August of the following school year, termination the next May.

Section 3. Election shall be by a simple majority of Two-Thirds of the active membership.

Section 4. Upon the resignation of an officer, the office shall be filled by election. The election shall be held as soon as possible after the resignation is accepted.

Section 5. The office of Advisor shall be held by the Chairperson of the Classical Language Departments of by designated faculty representatives.


Article V
Amendments to the Constitution

Proposed amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the active membership.

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