The Alpha Lambda Theta Chapter
PHI THETA KAPPA
International Honor Society at Windward Community College
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ARTICLE 1. Name of Chapter
The name of this chapter at Windward Community College shall be the
Alpha Lambda Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
ARTICLE 2. Purpose
The purpose of the Alpha Lambda Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at
Windward Community College shall be the recognition and promotion of
scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation
of fellowship among qualified students of this college.
ARTICLE 3. Membership
Section 1. Membership in the Alpha Lambda Theta chapter of Phi Theta
Kappa shall consist of active, alumni, and honorary members.
Section 2. Each candidate for active membership must have completed
twelve credits of college work at Windward Community College with a cumulative
grade point average of 3.50 or above, adhere to the College's Student
Conduct Code, and possess recognized qualities of good citizenship.
Section 3. A current and cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 must
be maintained, with the exception that an active member of the chapter
will be allowed two semesters with a current grade-point average below
Section 4. This chapter and all its active members will be officially
affiliated with the international organization of Phi Theta Kappa.
Section 5. Alumni members shall be former members of the society who
terminated their active membership in good standing. Alumni members shall
be entitled to all privileges of active members except the right to vote
and hold office.
Section 6. Honorary membership may be granted in this chapter to men
and women who have rendered distinguished service to the College. Honorary
members may not vote or hold office.
ARTICLE 4. Provisional Membership
Section 1. The sponsors and Executive Board shall have the authority
to grant provisional membership in Alpha Lambda Theta Chapter to any
student who 1) shows an active interest in the affairs of the Chapter
but who may not meet the minimum requirements for active membership (examples
would be a student whose GPA is between 3.45 and 3.5 or a student who
is one or two credits short of the twelve required for membership), or
2) shows the potential to be a future member of Phi Theta Kappa (examples
would be students transferring from other two-year colleges with GPA's
of 3.5 or higher or honor students from high school).
Section 2. It is expected that these students would meet the requirements
for membership in the semester following the semester of provisional
Section 3. Provisional members shall not be allowed to vote on Chapter
business or hold office.
ARTICLE 5. Sponsors (Advisors)
Section 1. The two Chapter sponsors shall be appointed by the Provost
of Windward Community College and shall be composed of faculty and/or
staff members approved by the Chapter Executive Board.
Section 2. The sponsors shall be responsible for the guidance of Chapter
activities and shall act on behalf of the international society and official
Section3. The sponsors shall oversee the annual report required by the
international Phi Theta Kappa society.
Section 4. The Chapter sponsors shall not be voting members of the Alpha
Lambda Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.
ARTICLE 6. The Executive Committee
Section 1. All members of the Executive Committee must be active members
of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing.
Section 2. The Alpha Lambda Theta Chapter of Phi theta Kappa shall be
led by an Executive Committee which shall be composed of a minimum of
five and a maximum of ten members which includes a Regional Representative.
Section 3. The sponsors shall be ex-officio, non-voting-members of the
ARTICLE 7. Election of the Executive Committee
Section 1. All candidates for office must be active members in good
standing of Phi Theta Kappa.
Section 2. Elections must be held at the first general meeting following
the Spring induction of each year.
Section 3. Committee members shall hold office from the time of their
election to the time of the next election.
Section 4. Nominations from the floor can be made at the same meeting
as the election.
Section 5. A plurality of votes cast will determine the election of
each committee member.
Section 6. When a member of the Executive Committee resigns, an election
shall be held to select a new committee member. At the first general
meeting following the resignation nominations shall be made from the
floor, and the election held. The Executive Committee shall have the
power to make a temporary appointment at their discretion until the election
can be held.
ARTICLE 8. Meetings
Section 1. All business meetings will follow a written agenda.
Section 2. In order for business to be approved it must receive a plurality
of the votes of
those in attendance.
Section 3. All business meetings shall be governed by Robert's Rules
of Order, as revised.
ARTICLE 9. Finances
Section 1. Finances for this chapter will be raised through projects
approved by the Executive Committee and through local membership dues.
Section 2. Payment of the international Phi Theta Kappa induction fee,
the Pacific Region fee, and the Windward Community College Chapter fee,
must be received by the chapter before active members can be inducted.
Section 3. Expenditure of funds will comply with those guidelines and
policies established by the University of Hawaii.
Section 4. Financial records of the chapter will be annually reviewed
by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE 10. Amendments and Revisions
Section 1. The by-laws may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the
members present at any business meeting, provided that the proposed amendment
has been presented at a previous meeting or was mailed to the members
a week in advance.
Revised, Fall, 1999