Table of Contents
Article I. Title and Corporate Crest
Article II. Aims and Objectives
Article III. Bylaws
Article IV. Membership
Article V. Elections
Article VI. Officers
Article VII. Meetings
Article VIII. Committees
Article IX. Special
Article I. Committees
Article II. Pledge Procedure
Article III. Dues
Articles IV. Dress Code
Article V. Attendance
Article VI. Disciplinary Action
Article VII. Allocation of funds
Articles VIII. Amendments
BETA UPSILON SIGMA, FRATERNITY, INC…
EDITION: FALL 2000
Upsilon Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was organized to provide educational
opportunities outside the classroom, experience in the business world,
and social activities for its members. To those interested in active
participation in business, we offer membership on the Board of
Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma Scholarship Investment Corporation.
Other opportunities for learning are provided, internally by
established committees, working for the betterment of the Fraternity;
externally, by guest speakers from the business community, field trips
to area businesses, and various social functions. It is for these
reasons that we, the members of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.,
establish this constitution.
ARTICLE I. TITLE AND CORPORATE CREST.
1.01 Organization name. This organization shall be known as Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Incorporated.
1.02 Official Crest.
The official crest of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall be a
rectangular emblem possessing a cross-band with a ship of commerce in
the center. The background shall be olive drab in color; with
cross-band, the trim around the edge of the crest, and the Greek
Letters for B, U, and S in gold. At the bottom center shall be a gold
lamp to signify knowledge.
ARTICLE II. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES .
2.01 Designated Purposes.
We, the members of Beta Upsilon Sigma Fraternity, Inc., joined by
common interest in the college of business,
health care administration and economics, do
assemble in university fellowship for the following purposes:
To enrich our understanding of accounting, business, and economics outside the classroom;
To promote activities on campus which further our education in the business field;
To promote business services for the betterment of the University and Community;
To facilitate placement of members upon graduation;
To promote business fellowship through social events.
2.02 Attainment of Goals.
For the attainment of these goals, we organize Beta Upsilon Sigma,
Fraternity, Inc., not for personal reimbursement, but rather as a
nonprofit corporation, whose purposes as previously stated, are
organized under the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin.
ARTICLE III. BYLAWS.
The bylaws of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. will be established
for the purpose of governing the members of this Fraternity and the
regulation of its affairs.
ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP.
4.01 Present membership.
Membership is composed of students with a major or minor in the School
of Business, the Department of Economics, Business Education, or Health
Care Administration, and shall be designated as follows:
Active Members. The
primary control of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. rests with the
Active members. Active members are those persons initiated into the
Fraternity and on the present voting list (see Section 5.01); voting
requirements being set by the Board of Directors. Active members shall
have the following rights, requirements, and privileges:
The right to attend social functions of the Fraternity;
The privilege of voting in all elections held by the membership of
Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.;
To attend all meetings of the Fraternity (see Section 7.04);
Take an active part in all functions of the Fraternity;
Pay dues as assessed by the Board of Directors;
Attend those events deemed mandatory by the current Board of Directors.
Failure to follow these procedures shall result in a reclassification of the members to inactive by the Board of Directors.
Inactive Members. Those
persons either voluntarily or involuntarily removed as a result of
failure to fulfill the above mentioned obligations, or for actions that
are detrimental to the image of the Fraternity (by discretion of the
Board of Directors). An active member may become inactive by giving
notice in written form to the Board of Directors in two weeks advance
of desired withdrawal date. All inactive members are ineligible to
receive any of the rights and privileges of an active member (including
social functions). In the event that a person, having been classified
as inactive, desires to be reclassified to active status, he/she may do
so by filing written notice of intention with the Board of Directors.
An inactive member seeking active status shall be expected to meet all
qualifications of an active member for the current semester; and in
addition, earn those qualifications for which he/she failed to do in
the prior semester. However, if said member was classified as inactive
because he/she participated in a national or international exchange
program or partook in an internship position, then he/she is not
required to submit written notice to retain his/her active status.
Having done so, he/she may be reclassified as an active member, at the
discretion of the Board of Directors.
Honorary Members. Honorary
members are those persons deemed Honorary by the Board of Directors of
Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. Honorary members are without the
voting rights of an active member, have the right to attend all
functions of the Fraternity, but shall not be assessed dues. Students
at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire can not be considered for
past members of this Fraternity, graduated or separated from the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with at least one semester of
active membership, shall be alumni members of Beta Upsilon Sigma,
Fraternity, Inc. In the event that an Alumnus shall again enroll at the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and desires renewed active
membership, he or she shall be reclassified with all the rights and
privileges that such membership bestows. No inactive member of this
Fraternity, separated or graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire, shall be reclassified as an alumnus of Beta Upsilon Sigma,
Fraternity, Inc. An inactive member, after separation of one semester,
may be accepted for classification as an active member same as an
alumnus. An alumnus is invited to attend and function of the
Fraternity, but does not hold the voting privileges of an active
4.02 Future Membership.
Future membership in Beta Upsilon Sigma Fraternity, Inc. shall be open
to any student enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire,
without the discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, or
national origin. Each person must have:
(a) Earned at least (24) credits;
(b) A major or minor in the School of Business, Department of Economics, Business Education, or Health Care Administration;
(c) An overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.00 scale) in his/her completed studies;
(d) At least two (2) semesters left at the University.
desiring active membership and meeting the above stated requirements
for membership shall then enter the pledge procedure as specified in
the Bylaws. Only applicants having satisfactorily completed the pledge
procedure shall be considered as candidates for initiation. Initiation
of applicants is subject to approval of active members of this
Fraternity. Approval of two-thirds of the active members shall be
necessary for admission. If the applicant is not approved, he/she may,
however, reenter the pledge procedure with the following pledge class.
Each applicant approved for admission as an active member shall be
required to pay an initiation fee as required by the Board of
Directors. Graduate students wishing to become members will submit an
application for membership to the Board of Directors, who will decide
if that individual can pledge.
ARTICLE V. ELECTIONS.
5.01 Voting List.
Each semester, the Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma,
Fraternity, Inc. shall compile an official voting list of those active
members in good standing. Requirements for inclusion on the voting list
shall consist of active membership and payment.
All members of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. are eligible to run
for an executive or elected office provided they meet the following
I. Are an active member;
II. Are able to fulfill the entire term of office;
III. Accept only one nomination;
Resign from any present office prior to nomination to another. To
resign from an office, a written resignation must be submitted to the
Board of Directors on week prior to nomination;
V. Serve only one office at a time.
5.03 The election procedure consists of nomination and actual voting.
1. Nominations for positions
shall be made at both the last regular meeting prior to the regular
elections and the last regular meeting of the semester.
2. Nominations may be made by a motion and a second at the proper meeting for nomination.
3. Active members may be
nominated for one executive position. If any member is nominated for
more than one executive position, the nominee will be required to
decline the additional nomination(s).
4. Nominees may not be
considered for an appointed position (i.e.: Beta Upsilon Sigma
Scholarship Investment Corporation) concurrent to a nomination for an
executive position or other elected position.
5. Nominations will begin with
President, followed by Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, for
the fall elections. Nominations for the spring elections will be
reserved for the Pledge Chairperson.
6. A majority vote is needed to elect the executive and elected officers.
7. The majority vote is based on the number of members voting, not the number of members present.
8. All voting will be done by separate secret ballot.
9. Elections will follow the
same sequence as the nomination procedure. The Fraternity will hear the
speeches for an office, vote on that office, and continue this
procedure for the remaining offices. The voting for the next office
will not begin until the current office being voted on is determined.
Speeches for the next office may be given during the tallying of the
vote for the position currently being voted on.
10. In the event that there
are more than three candidates for an executive office after the first
vote, the Fraternity will re-vote only on the candidates receiving the
two highest number of votes. In the event of three or less candidates
for any office, the Fraternity will cast a vote. If one candidate
receives the majority vote on the first vote, the candidate is
considered the winner. If one candidate does not receive the majority
vote on the first vote, the candidate with the lowest number of votes
will be withdrawn and the Fraternity will vote on the two candidates
11. The voting procedures for
elected position will be decided on by the Executive President,
Parliamentarian(s) and President of the respective corporation.
12. The votes will be tallied
by the Parliamentarian(s), Sergeant(s)-at-arms, and a member of the
executive board not running for an office.
13. Absentee balloting will be allowed by active members under a procedure established in advance by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VI. OFFICERS.
6.00 Categories. There shall be three (3) categories of officers.
Appointed Associates and Designated Officers
6.01 Executive Officers.
Members of the Board of Directors shall be known as Executive Officers.
The Executive Officers shall be the President, the Vice-President, the
Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Pledge Chairperson. The President,
the Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall be elected
at the last meeting of the fall semester and shall serve until the last
meeting of the following fall semester. The Pledge Chairperson shall be
elected at the last regularly scheduled meeting of the following spring
semester. Executive Officers shall be chosen in the following order:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Executive Officers
shall be installed at the meeting at which they were elected.
6.02 Appointed Associates and Designated Officers.
Appointed Associates shall consist of those appointed to membership in
the subsidiary corporation of Beta Upsilon Sigma Scholarship Investment
Corporation. Designated Officers shall refer to elected officers within
the subsidiary corporation according to the subsidiary’s bylaws.
Associates shall refer to those elected to membership in the subsidiary corporation and not holding an office.
6.03 Appointed Officers.
Appointed Fraternity Officers shall be those Committee (both standing
and ad hoc) Chairpersons selected by the Executive Officers.
6.04 Concurrent Terms. Each category of officers is mutually exclusive; no one may hold an Executive, appointed, or elected office simultaneously.
6.05 Installation of Executive Officers.
Executive Officers duly elected under the procedures outlined in 5.03
shall be installed in their respective offices at the annual meeting of
Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. The new officers shall preside at
all meetings from the end of the installation ceremony, and shall hold
office until the installation of the succeeding officers.
6.06 Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall
consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and
Pledge Chairperson, and shall serve in such a capacity during their
term as officers of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.
6.07 Special Elections.
In the event that a vacancy shall occur on the office of the
Presidency, the Vice-President will assume the duties of the President
and a special election will be held for the office of Vice-President.
In the event that any other office is vacated, a special election will
be called with prior weeks notice by the remainder of the Board of
Directors. Any active member meeting the qualifications for an office
is eligible for election. Special elections shall be held in the manner
6.08 Board Meetings.
The Board of Directors shall meet at regularly scheduled meetings no
less than twice per month when classes are in session, or at a special
meeting upon call of the President, issued at least two (2) days in
advance of the meetings. Meetings shall be open to the membership who
may address the Board at such meetings upon consent of the board.
6.09 Powers of the Board. The powers of the Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall be as states:
To establish corporate policy governing the membership of the Fraternity;
Adjudicate any dispute arising under the Bylaws of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.;
Prepare the official agenda for all Fraternity official functions;
Represent the Fraternity at all Fraternity official functions;
Manage the Fraternity finances and appropriate funds as necessary;
Execute all other power
granted to the Board of Directors in the Bylaws and execute all other
powers which are necessary and proper toward the execution of the
A. President. The main functions of the President shall be as follows:
(a) Preside over all regular and executive board meetings;
(b) Prepare agenda for all
regular and executive board meetings. This agenda is posted in the
plaque two (2) days before the meeting;
(c) Know the specifics of the Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. Bylaws;
(d) Follow general parliamentary procedure in conducting all meetings;
(e) Oversee all Fraternity functions in the capacity of representative, leader, supervisor, and participant.
B. Vice-President. The main functions of the Vice-President shall be as follows:
(a) Oversee the activities of the committees;
(b) Delegate authority and responsibility to committee chairpersons;
(c) Act as an advisor to all committees;
(d) Preside at meetings when the President is unable to attend, or unable to perform his/her duties.
C. Secretary. The main function of the Secretary shall be as follows:
(a) Keep minutes of all regular and executive board meetings;
(b) Keep accurate attendance records for all meetings;
(c) Work with the Treasurer in keeping the records of the Fraternity up to date.
D. Treasurer. The main functions of the Treasurer shall be as follows;
Work along with the Business Affairs Committee in money-making projects;
Record all receipts and disbursements of the Fraternity;
Maintain the Fraternity financial records using generally accepted accounting principles approved by the IRS;
Prepare a budget forecast for evaluation of revenues and expenditures by each committee and the Fraternity as a whole.
E. Pledge Chairperson. The main functions of the Pledge Chairperson shall be as follows:
To evaluate and oversee the pledge procedure (see Article IV);
To report progress of the Pledge Class at all regular and executive board meetings;
Act as an advisor to the Pledge Class;
Write a test on the Constitution and Bylaws o be given to the Pledge Class
To recruit qualified applicants for the pledge process.
6.11 Advisors. The
advisors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. must be members of the
business faculty of administration, and will serve in advisory capacity
to the Board of Directors and members.
6.12 Removal from Office.
(a) Grounds for Removal. When
the Active members feel that an Executive Officer has undertaken an
action detrimental to the image of the Fraternity, has acted
consistently in violation of the Constitution and Bylaws, or has not
lived up to the duties entrusted to him or her, the impeachment process
The Executive Officer shall be impeached by a majority vote of the
Active members. While impeached, the Executive Officer shall continue
to serve his/her position. The President shall preside at the
impeachment and removal proceedings, except when the action concerns
the President, then the Secretary shall preside. The impeached
Executive Officer shall be given a chance to answer to the charges
regular Fraternity meeting. Then the vote on the removal from office
shall be taken. The impeached Executive Officer shall be removed by
two-thirds vote of the Active members, and the vacancy shall be filled
as prescribed by the Constitution. Should fewer than two-thirds of the
Active members vote in favor of the removing the impeached Executive
Officer, this shall end the process and the Executive Officer may go on
serving his/her term.
ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS.
7.01 Regular Meetings.
The Fraternity shall have a minimum of two regular university calendar
meetings a month, on alternating Wednesdays, except where extended
vacation or exam periods interfere.
7.02 Special Meetings.
This Fraternity may hold special meetings as may be deemed necessary by
the Board of Directors. They must be posted two (2) days in advance in
the official Fraternity plaque under the northwest stairway of
Schneider Social Science Hall.
7.03 Governing Authority.
The governing authority at all the Fraternity meetings concerning all
matters shall be according to parliamentary procedures as defined in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
All Active members are to attend all Fraternity meetings, all special
meetings and all committee meetings. Members will be allowed no more
than one (1) unexcused absence, and two (2) excused absences. Exceeding
these limits will result in the member going Inactive. Excuses are to
be submitted to the Executive Board of Directors, or to the Committee
Chairperson, if for a committee meeting.
1. Unexcused: No reason, whatsoever (includes regularly scheduled classes and work commitments.)
2. Excused: Included
family emergencies, extracurricular activities approved by the
University, and any other excuse made prior to the meeting deemed
reasonable by the Executive Board of Directors.
7.05 Quorum. A quorum shall be necessary at all meetings to conduct business.
A quorum shall exist when over half of the Fraternity electors (Active members) are present.
ARTICLE VIII. COMMITTEES.
It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to create any
committees, standing or ad hoc, which it finds necessary for the
function of the Fraternity.
8.02 Committee Chairpersons. Each standing or special committee shall have at least one chairperson who is an Active member of the Fraternity.
(a) Term of
Position. The length of each chairperson’s term shall be one year—two
semesters for the following committees: Project, Social, and Business
Affairs. These three committees will have co-chairs serving staggered
8.03 Appointment. Chairpersons will be selected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
8.04 Committee Authority.
All committee chairpersons are subject to the Bylaws of this Fraternity
and the Board of Directors. Violations may result in the removal by the
Board of Directors.
8.05 Vacancies. In the event of vacancy of any chairpersonship, the position shall be filled as specified in Sections 8.02 and 8.03.
8.06 Term of Office.
Committee Chairpersons shall retain their chairpersonship until removed
by the Board of Directors, or until the end of the fiscal year. (See
ARTICLE IX. SPECIAL.
In the event of the dissolution of the Fraternity, all funds shall be
disbursed by the Board of Director for educational purposes as
specified in accordance with the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin
governing nonprofit organizations.
All expenses occurred on corporate business shall be reimbursed by the
Board of Directors, provided they meet with prior approval of the
Board. Proper receipts shall be necessary for reimbursement.
No member of the Board of Directors, Committee Chairperson, or member
(either Active or Inactive) shall receive compensation for services
rendered to this Fraternity.
9.04 Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall extend from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
9.05 Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting, which shall include the election of the President,
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, shall be held the last meeting
of the Fall semester.
Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. will be responsible for the
observance of all rules and regulations established by the University
of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
9.07 Amendment of the Constitution.
All proposed amendments to the Constitution must be submitted to the
Board of Directors and to the Fraternity assembled, no less than two
weeks before Fraternity meetings, for consideration by the Fraternity.
The Board of Directors should within two weeks after receipt of the
proposed amendments, issue a report to the Fraternity of the proposed
amendments. After the issuance of the report, the amendments shall be a
valid portion of the Constitution, provided it shall have been ratified
by three-fourths of the members present and voting, by written ballot,
at the Fraternity meeting. All amendments of this constitution shall be
submitted to the UW-EC Student Senate Organizations Commission for
approval before they can take effect.
9.08 Nondiscrimination Clause.
Consistent with all applicable federal and state laws and University
policies, this organization and its subordinate bodies and officers
shall not discriminate for or against any person by reason of age, sex,
marital or parental status, race, creed or religion, color, sexual
orientation, national origin or ancestry, or physical handicap.
9.09 Video Camcorder.
Beta Upsilon Sigma’s video camcorder is for instructional use only.
Students may use this for course related assignments with the
authorization of the Media Development chairpersons prior to check out.
The camcorder may be reserved in advance if there are no BUS events
scheduled. In order to use the camcorder you must have an authorization
form filled out.
A budget of all planned expenditures shall be submitted by each of the
committees’ co-chairpersons by the second Executive Board meeting each
semester. Budgets must be reviewed and approved by the Investment Board
and the Executive Board and adjusted as deemed necessary by the members
of those boards.
BETA UPSILON SIGMA, FRATERNITY, INC.
ARTICLE I. COMMITTEES
1.01 Business Affairs.
The functions of the committee are to plan and coordinate money-making
activities held by the Fraternity and to report on the activities of
the committee at all regular meetings.
The duties of the Historian are to keep a running history of all
Fraternity activities and to assemble a bulletin for the Fraternity
that contains updates from all the committees as well as current events.
The duties of the Parliamentarian are to revise and update the Bylaws
each year and to see that regular meetings are fun orderly and
according to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
The functions of this committee are to supplement the regular meetings
with guest speakers, to set up field trips to business establishments.
The functions of this committee are to plan, coordinate, and supervise
all social affairs of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.
1.06 Work Force.
The functions of this committee are to develop a work force for all
Fraternity activities requiring workers, to present work sign-up sheets
for upcoming activities (to be posted prior to the activity), to
contact members who have not previously signed up to fill vacancies and
to keep accurate records of those participating and hours worked for
use by the Board in reviewing membership status.
1.07 Public Relations. The responsibility of the committee is to publicize all Fraternity activities that the Board deems necessary.
1.08 Sergeant of Arms.
The Sergeant of Arms shall guard the portal and perform such
disciplinary and parliamentary procedures as are deemed necessary by
the President. He/she shall distribute ballots on all occasions where a
written vote is taken. He/she shall assemble the ballots and shall have
charge of all counting.
1.09 Project Committee.
The functions of this committee are to plan, coordinate, and supervise
the Career Conference in the fall semester and one (1) other major
service project in the spring semester.
1.10 Athletic Committee. The functions of this committee are to plan, coordinate, and publicize all athletic activities of the Fraternity.
1.11 Adventure Team.
The functions of the committee are to increase member camaraderie and
involvement in the Fraternity through activities both social and
service oriented. This committee shall communicate with the Social
Committee to ensure that responsibilities do not overlap.
1.12 Media Development.
The Media Development Committee is responsible for collecting pictures
to be used for the semi-annual slide show, and also for constructing
the annual B.U.S. Yearbook.
1.13 Community Service. The functions of this committee are to increase the organizations involvement with the local community.
1.14 Alumni Committee.
The functions of the Alumni committee are to keep a running history of
the Fraternity activities and to send semi-annual newsletters to
Alumni. The committee is also responsible for the continual update of
1.15 Web Development Committee.
The duties of the Web Development Committee are to maintain an updated
web page for the fraternity. This may include postings of points,
pictures and current fraternity events.
1.16 Finance Committee.
The duties of the Finance Committee are to maintain a detailed record
of all monetary transactions made within the fraternity. The committee
works directly with the treasurer to budget funds and prepares a
financial report of all expenditures and revenues throughout the
ARTICLE II. PLEDGE PROCEDURE.
2.01 Beginning the Process.
Any person wishing to pledge can only start the process at the Open
Smoker, which is held on the date of the first regular meeting of the
semester. The Closed Smoker is to be held on the date of the second
regular meeting of each semester. There will be one pledge meeting each
week for the entire Pledge Process. Each Pledge will have to write a
letter stating what he or she hopes to achieve through Beta Upsilon
Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. and furnish valid proof of grades one (1) week
after the Open Smoker. There will be a Pledge Class each semester
unless a majority of Fraternity members determine there is not a need
for a Pledge Class for the Spring Semester.
The Pledge Class will have a President, Vice President, Secretary, and
Treasurer to be elected by the members of the Pledge Class.
2.03 Format of Pledge Meeting. The format of a meeting will follow this order:
(a) Meeting called to order by the President;
(b) Roll call by the Secretary;
(c) Minutes of the last meeting read by the Secretary and corrected and approved;
(d) Report of Pledge Projects;
(e) Adjourn the meeting.
There will be two projects by each Pledge Class. The first one is a
money-making project. Each Pledge will have up to two (2) percent of
the total amount earned, limited to a maximum of fifty (50) percent
total, used for the purchase of his or her Fraternity pin. The
remaining balance will be designated toward a social function for the
Active members. The second project is a community service project.
2.05 Big Brothers and Sisters.
Each pledge member may be assigned at least one Active member as a Big
Brother or Sister upon the discretion of the Pledge Chairperson.
All Pledges are required to obtain signatures of the Board members,
Committee Chairpersons, and at least ten (10) other Active members. The
list of signatures is to be obtained through the signing of Pledge
2.07 Attire. At regular meetings, business attire is requested. At pledge meetings, regular school attire is acceptable.
2.08 Written Test. Each Pledge must be able to pass a test on the Bylaws and Constitution of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.
2.09 Invitation and Initiation.
All records of Pledge activities will be reviewed by the Executive
Board two (2) weeks prior to initiation. Letters of invitation and
rejection will be sent out on this basis. Those invited to join can
only be admitted by a two-thirds vote of the Actives present. Pledges
will be voted on at the second to the last meeting of the semester.
ARTICLE III. DUES.
3.01 Dues of the
Fraternity will be set by a majority vote of the Fraternity members.
Dues will remain a set amount as long as deemed feasible by the
Fraternity. Dues must be paid by the third general meeting of the
semester or that member will be considered inactive for the rest of the
ARTICLE IV. DRESS CODE.
4.01 All Active
members and Pledges shall attend all regular meetings dressed in a
business-like fashion which shall be determined at the discretion of
the Board of Directors:
(a) Men in a coat and tie or sweater;
(b) Women in dresses or business suits;
(c) No jeans allowed.
ARTICLE V. ATTENDANCE.
5.01 Attendance is
required at all regular meetings, special meetings, and committee
meetings. Excused absences will be those stated in Section 6.04 of the
Constitution. More than one (1) unexcused absence will result in an
Inactive Status for the member for the rest of the semester.
ARTICLE VI. DISCIPLINARY ACTION.
6.01 Any action
deemed detrimental or conduct unbecoming to the Fraternity shall be
considered by the Executive Board a reason for immediate expulsion.
ARTICLE VII. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.
7.01 Cash Funds.
Allocation of cash funds of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall
be exclusively for operational, educational, and social purposes.
7.02 Transfer of Funds.
A transfer of funds from the social fund to the business fund shall be
allowable if the transfer if deemed necessary by a majority vote of the
Board of Directors and does not exceed a reasonable estimate of current
cash needs of the business funds by an amount of $50.00.
ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS.
8.01 Amendments of the Bylaws.
All proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be submitted to the Board of
Directors and to the Fraternity assembled in writing, no less than two
(2) weeks before fraternity meetings, for consideration by the
Fraternity. The Board of Directors shall within two weeks after receipt
of the proposed amendments issue a report to the Fraternity of the
proposed amendments. After the issuance of the report, the amendment
shall be a valid portion of the Bylaws provided it shall be ratified by
a majority of the members present and voting at the Fraternity meeting.
“All amendments to these bylaws shall be submitted to the UW-EC Student
Senate Organizations Commission for approval before they can take
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