Article 1: Name of the organization
The name of this organization shall be the XXX (subject to BAP Executive Board approval) Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at the University of Hartford.
Article 2: The objectives and purposes of the chapter
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary and professional organization for students of accountancy and finance. Its stated purpose includes recognition of outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting and finance; promotion of the study and practice of accounting and finance; provision of opportunities for self-development and association among members and financial information professionals; and encouragement of a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. The organization seeks to develop its members’ professionalism through career-oriented, social, and community activities.
Article 3: Membership
To be admitted to membership in the organization, a student must successfully complete a semester as a candidate and attain minimum academic performance.
Members are expected to:
Article 4: Meetings for the conduct of business
Actions requiring vote of the entire membership will require a one week notice of meeting and agenda. Persons may not vote by proxy. Both members and candidates in good standing are eligible to vote. The lesser of 20% of the membership or a quorum of University of Hartford chapter representatives are required to conduct a vote. The final decision will be determined by a majority of the vote.
Actions requiring the vote of the executive committee, consisting of the elected chapter officers and faculty advisor, will require a 48-hour notice of meeting and agenda. Persons may not vote by proxy. An executive committee vote requires the attendance of at least 25% of the executive committee. The final decision will be determined by a majority of the votes.
Article 5: Student officers
The term of office will begin when the officers are sworn in at the Spring Banquet and end the following Spring when the next class of officers is sworn in.
Elections are to be held in the Spring Semester prior to the upcoming academic year. One meeting is to be set aside for nominating the candidates. At this meeting, each candidate must be nominated by one member of the chapter. At the following meeting, each candidate will give a brief speech stating their goals, objectives, and reason for running for office. Then the membership will be given an election ballot. Each member will cast one vote which will be collected by the outgoing president. The president and faculty advisor will count the votes, the candidate with a majority of the votes wins. The non-elected candidate(s) will be given the option to drop down in the election sequence. The election sequence is as follows:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidate and Member Coordinator:
Resignation of Student Officers: In the event that an executive officer wishes to resign in any other case other than the president, the president will appoint a new officer. If the president is to resign, the vice president will proceed to fulfill the role of the president, and the executive officers will elect a new vice president to complete the remaining term.
Removal of Student Officers: The chapter has the power to remove an officer for continued absence or failure to properly administer the duties of the office.
Article 7: Resignation of members
Section 1. A member or Candidate may resign from Beta Alpha Psi by notifying, in writing, the Faculty Advisor and University of Hartford chapter president.
Section 2. The resigning member shall surrender the membership certificate and other Beta Alpha Psi insignia to the local chapter. The local chapter must forward the membership certificate to the Executive Office. All fees are nonrefundable.
Article 8: Expulsion of members
Expulsion of a member is a serious matter. A local chapter has the right to expel a member provided the policies and procedures manual for the expulsion of members is strictly followed.
Article 9: Committees other than the executive committee
Each committee will be headed by a chairperson that is appointed by the president. Participation is open to all members and candidates.
Article 10: Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the chapter will end on April 30th.
Article 11: Authority
These bylaws shall be the principle governing document of the XX Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. These bylaws are subordinate to the International Constitution and Bylaws of the Beta Alpha Psi Organization. Any provision of this document that conflicts with the International Constitution and Bylaws of the Beta Alpha Psi Organization that is currently in effect will be null and void.
Article 12: Requirements for Amendment to the Bylaws
An amendment to the bylaws requires a majority of the membership to cast an affirmative vote in order for an amendment to be passed. Amendments may be proposed by the executive committee or membership.
s/s J. Donald Warren, Jr.
J. Donald Warren, Jr., PhD, CPA – Acting Faculty Advisor
s/s Michelle Bertolini
Michelle Bertolini, CPA, JD, LL.M. – Acting Co-faculty Advisor
s/s Carl Smith
Carl Smith, PhD, CPA – Acting Co-faculty Advisor
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