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Bylaws
of
ALPHA IOTA MU

(ΑΙΜ)

  

Approved June 16, 2008

by

 

Dennis Bialaszewski, Ph.D.

Indiana State University

James R. Buffington, Ph.D.

Indiana State University


 

Table of Contents

 

ARTICLE I - MISSION STATEMENT. 1

ARTICLE II - IDENTIFICATION. 1

ARTICLE III - PURPOSE. 1

ARTICLE IV - ORGANIZATION. 1

ARTICLE V - INSIGNIA. 1

ARTICLE VI - CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP. 2

ARTICLE VII - ASSOCIATE STATUS. 3

ARTICLE VIII - ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP. 3

ARTICLE IX - INITIATION CEREMONY. 4

ARTICLE X - CONTINUING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP. 4

ARTICLE XI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 4

ARTICLE XII - DUTIES OF THE MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 5

ARTICLE XIII - FINANCIAL POLICIES. 7

ARTICLE XIV - ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL CHAPTERS. 7

ARTICLE XV - GOVERNANCE OF LOCAL CHAPTERS. 8

ARTICLE XVI - DUTIES OF CHAPTER OFFICERS. 8

ARTICLE XVII - RECOGNITION OF FUNDING FOR LOCAL CHAPTER ACTIVITIES. 9

ARTICLE XVIII - RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS. 9

ARTICLE XIX - EXPULSION OF MEMBERS. 9

ARTICLE XX - PROBATION, SUSPENSION, AND REVOCATION OF CHARTER. 10

ARTICLE XXI - DISSOLUTION. 11

ARTICLE XXII- AMENDMENTS. 11

Acknowledgements:

Beta Alpha Psi (BAY) and Beta Gamma Sigma, honorary fraternities upon which the Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) bylaws were modeled.


ARTICLE I - MISSION STATEMENT

As the premier academic information systems honor society, Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) recognizes academic excellence and complements members' formal education by providing interaction among students, faculty, and professionals, while fostering lifelong growth, service, and ethical conduct.

ARTICLE II - IDENTIFICATION

This Honor Society is an international academic and professional information systems society of the Association of Information Systems Special Interest Group for Education: International Academy of Information Management (AIS SIGED: IAIM) and shall be known as Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ).

ARTICLE III - PURPOSE

The purposes of Alpha Iota Mu shall be to:

a.   recognize outstanding academic achievements in the field of information systems;

b.   encourage opportunities for self-development and association among members, practicing information systems professionals, and their communities;

c.   promote ethical, social, and public responsibilities by.

ARTICLE IV - ORGANIZATION

Section 1. The affairs of Alpha Iota Mu shall be conducted through a Board of Directors (hereafter, called the Board) and local chapters.

Section 2. The Board shall have legislative, administrative, and judicial authority and responsibility for governing the affairs of Alpha Iota Mu.

Section 3. The Board shall be convened in conjunction with the AIS SIGED: IAIM board meeting to receive reports and consider such matters as may be brought before the Board.

Section 4. Chapters of Alpha Iota Mu shall be established only at post-secondary institutions of higher learning with a program in Information Systems having Business and Technology components. The application for having a chapter of Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) can begin at any time when there is a nucleus of five (5) potential members and a faculty advisor.

ARTICLE V - INSIGNIA

Section 1. The seal shall be circular in form with the legend ”Alpha Iota Mu."

Section 2. The colors of Alpha Iota Mu shall be blue and white.

Section 3. The official banner of Alpha Iota Mu shall consist of the AIM insignia on a white background with blue lettering.

Section 4. The certificate of membership shall be authenticated by official signatures and bear a facsimile of the seal of Alpha Iota Mu.

Section 5. The membership badge, key, or pin shall represent the official insignia of Alpha Iota Mu.

Section 6. All insignia shall be obtained through the Director or the designated supplier.

ARTICLE VI - CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership in Alpha Iota Mu shall be limited to those persons of good ethical character who have achieved scholastic and/or professional excellence in the field of information systems; who have been initiated according to the official ritual; and who have paid the required fees and dues.

Section 2. Membership shall be open to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability, national origin, or other status.

Section 3. A certificate of membership, authenticated by official signatures that evidence membership and the seal of Alpha Iota Mu, shall be issued to each Student, Faculty, and Honorary member upon payment of the initiation fee.

Section 4. Membership shall consist of five categories: Student, Faculty, Alumnus, Honorary, and Associates. Students who have graduated and faculty who have terminated their academic employment shall become Alumni members.

Section 5. Members of Alpha Iota Mu enrolled as information systems students at an institution in which there is a chapter shall be designated as Student members.

Section 6. Associates of Alpha Iota Mu are students who have declared a concentration in information systems (or who have indicated an intention to concentrate in information systems) but who have not yet met the requirements for initiation into Alpha Iota Mu.

Section 7. Members of Alpha Iota Mu who are on the faculty of an institution in which there is a chapter shall be designated as Faculty members.

Section 8. Members of Alpha Iota Mu, once classified as Student members, who are no longer concentrating in information systems or no longer associated with a collegiate institution in which there is a chapter, shall be designated as Alumni members.

Section 9. Members of Alpha Iota Mu, who were once classified as Faculty members but are no longer associated with a collegiate institution in which there is a chapter, shall be designated as Alumni members.

Section 10. Members of Alpha Iota Mu, who are neither students nor faculty at the time of their initiation at the institution in which the initiating chapter is located, shall be designated as Honorary members.

Section 11. An individual may be initiated only once as a member of Alpha Iota Mu but may be an Honorary member of multiple chapters.

Section 12. Membership may be terminated by resignation or expulsion.

ARTICLE VII - ASSOCIATE STATUS

Section 1. Degree-seeking undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate students at institutions in which a chapter is located shall be eligible for election to Associate status after they, at a minimum;

a.   have declared a concentration in information systems (or have stated an intention to declare a concentration in information systems);

b.   have completed at least one (1) year of collegiate courses, and

c.   have attained ranking in the upper 25 per cent for their course work.

Section 2. Individuals may continue as Associates so long as they remain active in their chapter. Associates may remain Associates until the first half-year (or semester) of association with Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) after they have completed two (2) years of collegiate courses and at least one upper level course in information systems beyond the core courses. At that point they must have satisfied all the requirements for membership and be initiated or be dropped as an Associate. Associates will cease to be classified as Associates when they no longer have a declared area of concentration in information systems.

ARTICLE VIII - ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Membership in Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) recognizes academic excellence and complements members' formal education by providing interaction among students, faculty, and professionals.

Section 2. Degree-seeking undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate students at institutions in which a chapter is located shall be eligible for election to membership after they:

a.   have declared a major, minor, or concentration in information systems;

b.   have completed, in addition to two (2) years of collegiate courses, at least one (1) upper level course beyond the core courses (for transfer students, the most recent qualifying course must be at the initiating institution or another accredited institution);

c.   have attained ranking in the upper 25 percent for their course work.

Section 3. Degree-seeking graduate students (e.g., MBA, MS, Ph.D., etc.) at institutions in which a chapter is located shall be eligible for membership if they:

a.     are majoring, minoring, or concentrating in information systems;

b.     have completed one-half their degree requirements;

c.     have achieved a ranking in the upper one-third of their course work (Masters) or upper one-half of their course work (Ph.D.)

Section 4. Full-time members of the information systems faculty at institutions in which a chapter is located are eligible for election as Faculty members.

Section 5. Persons exhibiting those qualities that Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) fosters and who have achieved prominence in the fields of information systems or have contributed significantly of their time and talent to Alpha Iota Mu or its local chapters are eligible for election as Honorary members.

 

ARTICLE IX - INITIATION CEREMONY

Section 1. Candidates for membership must be present for the initiation ceremony. Initiation in absentia will be granted only under extreme circumstances and initiation in absentia must be approved by the Board President. The official initiation ritual shall be used.

ARTICLE X - CONTINUING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Undergraduate student members of Alpha Iota Mu shall remain student members so long as they remain degree-seeking undergraduate students. Post-baccalaureate students at the institution where they were members as undergraduates may elect to continue or renew affiliation. Associates shall remain Associates until the first semester of association with Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) after they have completed two (2) years of collegiate courses and at least one upper level course in information systems beyond the business core. At that point they must have satisfied all the requirements for membership and be initiated or be dropped as an Associate.

Section 2. Student members of Alpha Iota Mu who relocate at another institution, either to complete their undergraduate program or to pursue a graduate degree, may become members of the local chapter provided they: (1) apply for membership and (2) meet all membership requirements for the local chapter. Associates who relocate to another institution to complete their undergraduate program may become Associates of the local chapter provided they apply to the local chapter and meet the requirements of the local chapter.

ARTICLE XI - BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. The Board of Alpha Iota Mu shall consist of the following members: President, President-Elect, immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, AIS Vice-President of Education, and AIS SIGED:IAIM Liaison. The President, President-Elect, immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer are the voting members.  A quorum is defined as three of the five voting members.  The President, President-Elect, and Past President will each serve one-year terms. Newly elected Board members shall assume the responsibility of their offices following the annual meeting of the Board but shall be invited to the annual meeting immediately after being elected as observers.

Section 2. The Board may make exceptions to the normal term of office, installation, and eligibility of members of the Board.

Section 3. If after notice and a fair hearing before the Board, a Board Member who is determined by a two-thirds vote of the Board members eligible to vote in a secret ballot to be negligent in performing assigned duties shall be removed from the Board.

Section 4. The terms of office will be staggered as follows: The President-Elect will be elected each year and will succeed to the Presidency at the end of each year. The Secretary and Treasurer will be elected for staggered two-year terms.

Section 5. Selection of individuals to be nominated for or appointed to the Board shall include consideration of the following criteria: recent, demonstrated interest in Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ); sufficient available time and resources to perform the duties of a Board member; Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) service at the local, or International level; and Alpha Iota Mu's desire for geographic, ethnic, and gender representation.

Section 6. When the term of a Board member is due to expire, the nominations committee shall submit to the Board at least one name for each of the following positions: President-Elect, and either Secretary or Treasurer who are completing their two-year terms. A ballot will be distributed to all of the members of Alpha Iota Mu who are eligible to vote within 10 days after the annual Board meeting. Members eligible to vote are all voting members of the Board and all chapter sponsors.  The candidate[s] who receive(s) the most votes by mail, fax, or via the Internet shall be elected. Only votes received by the Board Secretary by the date noted on the ballot shall be counted. Any disputes in election results shall be settled by a majority vote of the Board.

Section 7. The nominations committee consists of the following individuals: the immediate Past President, President-Elect, and one non-Board members of Alpha Iota Mu. The immediate Past President serves as chair of the nominations committee. The nominating committee shall solicit nominations from Alpha Iota Mu, ascertain the extent to which potential nominees meet the eligibility requirement of the Bylaws, and submit nominees to the Board. A member of the nominating committee informs each nominee of the responsibilities of that position in order to determine his/her willingness to serve.

Section 8. The Board shall meet at least once each year in conjunction with the AIS SIGED: IAIM meeting. The Board may hold additional meetings as deemed necessary.

Section 9. A majority of the voting members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at its meetings, except as otherwise specifically designed in the Bylaws of Alpha Iota Mu. In order for a matter, other than an amendment to the Bylaws, to receive approval of the Board, it must be approved by a majority of the Board members present and entitled to vote.

Section 10. The Board shall have the responsibility of granting and revoking charters, establishing minimum criteria for membership eligibility, maintaining the membership roster, prescribing the initiation ritual and Alpha Iota Mu insignia, and promoting the growth, effectiveness, and general welfare of Alpha Iota Mu in accordance with such rules and procedures as it may adopt. The Board shall have the authority to establish and collect all fees it deems appropriate.

Section 11.  The Board is responsible for appointing a Director to manage the daily routine duties of Alpha Iota Mu.  The Director is a non-voting member of the Board.

Section 12. The Board has authority to designate outstanding and superior chapter s and recognize individual or local chapter success.

Section 13. The Board shall have the obligation to hear and rule on a local chapter's recommendation to expel a member. The Board shall also hear and rule upon other complaints within its jurisdiction. (Procedures for a local chapter to expel a member are detailed in Article XIX – EXPULSION OF MEMBERS.)

Section 14. Oversight of the routine operating authority and responsibility for Alpha Iota Mu rests with the Board.

ARTICLE XII - DUTIES OF THE
MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. The responsibilities and duties of the members of the Board are as follows:

All members of the Board shall:

a.   Fulfill their respective duties

b.   Conduct site visitations when requested

c.   Serve as committee members when appointed

d.   Attend one (1) Board meeting annually

The Duties of the Immediate Past President are to:

a... Serve as Chairman of the nominations committee

b.   Conduct the elections

c.   Notify nominees of the outcome of the election

d.   Fulfill other assignments given by the President

The President’s Duties are to:

a.   Plan and direct the annual Board Meeting

b.   Preside at meetings of the Board

c.   Appoint committee members

d.   Ensure adequate administrative support at the Board level

e.   Submit proposals for action by the Board

f.    Ensure the integrity of the Annual Financial Report

g.   Promote the efficiency and effectiveness of Alpha Iota Mu

h.   Submit to the Board a Statement of Objectives

j.    Oversee the installation of new chapters Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ)

k.   Communicate with chapters through Newsletter (web) articles

The President-Elect’s Duties are to:

a.   Submit proposals for courses of action to the Board for his/her year of Presidency

b.   Advise and assist the President in performing presidential duties

c.   Assume duties in the absence or incapacity of the President

d.   Fulfill other assignments given by the President

The Duties of the Board Secretary are to:

  1. Record minutes of the Board meetings
  2. Archive Alpha Iota Mu documents, including ritual, oath of induction, membership database, bylaws, and local chapter bylaws

d.   Correspond with chapters

e.   Fulfill other assignments given by the President

The Duties of the Board Treasurer are to:

a.     Maintain fiscal records of the chapters

b.   Provide an annual financial report to the AIS Council

c.   Spearhead fund raising

d.   Correspond with chapters

e.   Fulfill other assignments given by the President

The Duties of the Director are to:

  1. Manage the daily routine activities of Alpha Iota Mu; e.g., maintaining the member database, maintaining the web site, processing and distributing certificates, maintaining inventory, corresponding with chapters, maintaining the seal, issuing payments, etc.
  2. Prepare a report of Alpha Iota Mu activities for the Annual Board Meeting
  3. Fulfill any assignments given by the President

The Duties of the AIS Vice-President of Education are to:

a.   Coordinate Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) activities with the AIS Council and AIS SIGED: IAIM

b.   Report Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) activities to the AIS Council

 

The Duties of the AIS SIGED: IAIM Liaison are to:

  1. Coordinate Alpha Iota Mu (AIM) activities with AIS SIGED: IAIM
  2. Report Alpha Iota Mu (AIM) activities to AIS SIGED: IAIM

ARTICLE XIII - FINANCIAL POLICIES

Section 1. The Board establishes the financial policies of Alpha Iota Mu. The Board Treasurer has specific responsibility to ensure that financial affairs of Alpha Iota Mu are conducted with integrity and prudence in an environment of good internal controls. Within this assignment, the Board Treasurer has the responsibility to ensure that the ordinary and necessary operating expenses of Alpha Iota Mu are paid.  In addition to the Treasurer, the Director has the authority to issue payment for the operating expenses of Alpha Iota Mu.

Section 2. The Finance Committee shall consist of the following Board members: Board Treasurer, President, President-Elect, and immediate Past President and one member of Alpha Iota Mu. The Committee shall report to the Board and assist the Board in monitoring all aspects of Alpha Iota Mu’s finances. Duties of the Finance Committee shall include, but are not limited to:

a.   Reviewing important background material.

b.   Evaluating additional or alternative ways to finance existing Alpha Iota Mu activities.

c.   Planning financial strategies for Alpha Iota Mu’s initiatives and activities.

d.   Reviewing the annual budget prepared by the Board Treasurer prior to its presentation to the full Board.

e.   Reviewing, as needed, Alpha Iota Mu costs (such as web site development and maintenance) and recommend changes as appropriate.

f.    Reviewing all proposals submitted to the Board that could have a significant financial impact on Alpha Iota Mu.

g.   Undertaking special initiatives concerning the financial goals and strategies of Alpha Iota Mu as directed by the President or Board.

h.   Providing an annual financial report to the AIS SIGED: IAIM Board.

Section 3. The Finance Committee will meet as often as deemed necessary by the Chairman, or at the request of any member of the Committee. The Committee members may confer by telephone, fax, or e-mail in order to react to any special or unusual situations.

ARTICLE XIV - ESTABLISHMENT
OF LOCAL CHAPTERS

Section 1. The Board Director provides all pertinent information concerning the requirements for the establishment of chapters.

Section 2. Petitions for a chapter shall contain such information as may be required by the Board.

Section 3. The Board either approves or rejects the petition.

Section 4. The President, or Board member designated by the President, shall inform the proposed faculty advisor of the petitioning organization concerning the actions taken. After the Board authorizes establishment of a chapter, the President (or designated Board member) may preside at the installation of the new chapter.

Section 5. Members of the petitioning group who are no longer enrolled as students at the time a chapter is installed, but who satisfy other eligibility requirements, may be included in the charter group as student members and initiated at the time the chapter is installed or at any regularly scheduled initiation within two (2) years of the chapter's installation.

ARTICLE XV - GOVERNANCE
OF LOCAL CHAPTERS

Section 1. Student and faculty members of local chapters are entitled to vote at chapter meetings. Honorary members, Associates, and Alumni members are not permitted to vote at chapter meetings or to hold offices.

Section 2. Each chapter shall enact bylaws appropriate for its own government, provided it does not violate or contradict Alpha Iota Mu Bylaws.

Section 3. Each chapter shall have a president, vice-president, faculty advisor, secretary, and treasurer. Chapters may combine the duties of secretary and treasurer in a single office. Additional officers may be elected to meet the needs of the chapter. Student members shall hold all offices except that a faculty member of the chapter shall hold the office of Faculty Advisor.

Section 4. Each chapter shall adopt the AIS SIGED: IAIM fiscal reporting year.

Section 5. Each chapter, with revenues in excess of an amount designated by the Board, must have financial statements examined by an independent auditor licensed by the governmental jurisdiction in which the chapter is located or by a Chapter Audit Committee. The Audit Committee must consist of not less than three chapter members and they cannot have served as chapter officers during the fiscal period to be audited. The Audit Committee will conduct an audit of the chapter's financial statements in compliance with generally accepted auditing standards except for the requirement of independence sent to the Board Treasurer.

Section 6. Chapters not meeting the standards of Section 5 shall be placed on probation for a period not exceeding two (2) years.

Section 8. Election to membership is held at least once each year. The names of prospective members must be presented to the chapter at least one week prior to the election. A two-thirds affirmative vote of the members present shall be required for election.

Section 9. The chapter shall elect an executive committee, which shall have power to act in all matters except revision of the chapter bylaws; election, initiation, or expulsion of members; and nomination and election of officers. All actions taken by the executive committee shall be reported to the members at the next regular chapter meeting.

Section 10. A chapter has the power to remove an officer for continued absence or failure to properly administer the duties of the office.

Section 11. Chapter bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of members.  Revised chapter bylaws must be forwarded to the Director.  Revised bylaws are subject to review by the Alpha Iota Mu Board.

ARTICLE XVI - DUTIES OF
CHAPTER OFFICERS

Section 1. The president calls and presides at meetings of the chapter and of the executive committee; appoints such committees as the Bylaws allow, or vote of the chapter shall provide; determines that all reporting responsibilities and other duties of the vice president, secretary, and treasurer are performed in accordance with Alpha Iota Mu Bylaws; and seeks to promote the welfare of the chapter and Alpha Iota Mu.

Section 2. The vice president assists the president in the performance of prescribed duties and acts in the president's place in the event of absence or incapacity. In the event the office of the president is vacant, the vice-president shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the president.

Section 3. The secretary records the minutes of the meetings of the chapter and the executive committee; transmits to the Board Secretary a completed member data request form for each initiate and/or associate, accompanied by a remittance for the initiation fees and/or associates fees, within 14 days following the initiation and/or pledging (except as modified in accordance with Article XIV – ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL CHAPTERS, Section 3); transmits to the Board Secretary a list of chapter officers within 14 days of their installation; prepares and transmits such other reports as required by the Board and the Program for Chapter Activities; and fulfills all other duties ordinarily associated with the office of the secretary.

Section 4. The treasurer collects money owed to the chapter, disburses for authorized purposes, maintains appropriate financial records, arranges for the audit, if one is required by the Board Secretary or if one is desired by the local chapter, and prepares the local chapter's tax return if needed.

Section 5. The faculty advisor serves as the advisor to the chapter and when requested to do so by the Board attests to the chapter's compliance with specified provisions of Alpha Iota Mu Bylaws and Program for Chapter Activities.

ARTICLE XVII - RECOGNITION OF
FUNDING FOR LOCAL CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

Section 1. The association of Alpha Iota Mu with persons or organizations providing funds to individual chapters is restricted to recognizing those persons or organizations as sponsors of a particular event(s) or program(s). The written recognition of sponsors is restricted to simply listing the sponsor names on associated documents such as programs, handouts, newsletters, student rosters and the like. The type size used to list sponsor names is to be consistent with the type size of the document.

ARTICLE XVIII - RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS

Section 1. A member or Associate may resign from Alpha Iota Mu by notifying in writing the faculty advisors and local chapter president.

Section 2. The resigning member shall surrender the membership certificate and other Alpha Iota Mu insignia to the local chapter. The local chapter must forward the membership certificate to the Board Secretary. Initiation fees and Associate fees are nonrefundable.

ARTICLE XIX - EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

Section 1. Expulsion of a member is a serious matter. A local chapter has the right to expel a member provided the procedures set forth in this Article are strictly followed and immediately communicated to the Board Director.

Section 2. A member may be expelled for conduct detrimental to the purposes or interests of Alpha Iota Mu. Charges of such conduct must be made in writing to the faculty advisor and signed by a member of Alpha Iota Mu.

Section 3. When such charges have been made against a member, the faculty advisor must make certain that the accused member is given notice and an opportunity to be heard concerning the charges. Notice must be given to the accused member by certified mail at least 30 days before the hearing, and such notice shall include: (1) a copy of the charges made against the member; (2) the time, date, and place of the hearing; (3) an explanation of the expulsion procedures which include automatic review by the Board.

Section 4. A committee of chapter members, including at least two faculty members (exclusive of the faculty advisor) of Alpha Iota Mu, is to be selected by the Faculty Advisor and ranking chapter officer to investigate the charges and make a determination as to whether or not the accused member should be expelled. The findings should be based on a presentation of the charges by the accusing member and the accused member has the opportunity to appear and explain the actions in question.

Section 5. If expelled, the member may request a hearing before the entire local chapter in a special meeting called for that specific purpose. A majority vote of the chapter may reverse the committee's findings.

Section 6. If the local chapter's decision is to expel the member, details of the procedures followed, the evidence submitted, and the action taken shall be forwarded immediately to the Board Director.

Section 7. The local chapter's decision will be reviewed at the next regular meeting of the Board. Both the local chapter and the accused member shall be notified in writing by the Board Director of the approval or disapproval of the expulsion.

Section 8. If expelled by the local chapter, the member must surrender the membership certificate and other Alpha Iota Mu insignia to the local chapter. The local chapter shall forward the membership certificate to the Board Director.

Section 9. Associates may be terminated for reasons enumerated in Article X – CONTINUING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP, Section 1. If an Associate is terminated, the local chapter shall notify the Board Director within 14 days of the termination.

ARTICLE XX - PROBATION, SUSPENSION,
AND REVOCATION OF CHARTER

Section 1. The Board may place a chapter on probation for failure to comply with Alpha Iota Mu Bylaws.

Section 2. A chapter under probation has up to two (2) years to correct the deficiency and restore itself to good standing. The Board shall actively assist the chapter to correct the deficiency.

Section 3. If a chapter fails to satisfactorily correct the deficiency, the Board shall suspend the chapter's operations.

Section 4. A chapter may petition the Board to be placed on suspension.

Section 5. A chapter under suspension may not initiate members or operate in any way as an Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) chapter. A chapter shall not remain in this status for more than three (3) years. In order for a chapter to be reactivated, it presents a petition to the Board. The petition should clearly indicate the reasons that the chapter should be removed from suspension and should include a plan to correct the problems that led to the suspension.

Section 6. When a chapter is reactivated after a period of suspension, the chapter shall be placed in a probationary status as described in Section 2. If at the end of two (2) years the chapter does not go off probation, the charter shall be revoked.

Section 7. If the chapter has not been reactivated within the three-year period following the date of its suspension, its charter shall be revoked.

Section 8. When a charter is revoked, the chapter must send the charter and chapter banner to the Board Secretary. The charter and banner must not be reactivated.

Section 9. When a charter has been revoked, the school may petition for a new Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ) chapter.

Section 10. At least two-thirds of the Board present and eligible to vote must vote affirmatively for probation, suspension, or revocation of a chapter's charter.

ARTICLE XXI - DISSOLUTION

Section 1. Upon dissolution of Alpha Iota Mu (ΑΙΜ), any remaining net assets of Alpha Iota Mu shall be distributed solely to other exempt organizations that qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3), as in effect January 1, 1987, or succeeding statutory provisions in the United States or or similar provisions in other countries.

ARTICLE XXII- AMENDMENTS

Section 1. The Bylaws of Alpha Iota Mu may be amended by two-thirds vote of the full membership of the Board at a regular or special meeting.

Section 2. For purposes of revising Alpha Iota Mu Bylaws, the voting membership shall be defined as all members of the Board.

Section 3. The procedure used for revisions shall be:

a.   all members of the Board must receive by mail, fax, or e-mail a notification of proposed revisions to Alpha Iota Mu Bylaws;

b.   the above notification must:

1.   be distributed at least 21 days prior to the meeting,

2.   include a listing of all section or sections to be discussed (added, deleted, or revised), and

3.   include the text of the proposed changes and identify the sponsor (and justification) of each proposal;

c.   the meeting must be attended by the majority of the Board members;

d.   all revisions to Alpha Iota Mu Bylaws must be approved by a two-thirds vote to of the Board members eligible to vote (not a two-thirds vote of the quorum in attendance); and

e.   in the event that a Board member is absent from the scheduled meeting, no proxy may be given.