Constitution

of the

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER
of
DELTA TAU ALPHA
NATIONAL AGRICULTURE HONOR SOCIETY

Article I - Name
The name of this Agriculture Honor Society shall be SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER OF DELTA TAU ALPHA.

Article II - Purpose

Article III - Membership
Types of Membership. There shall be the following types of membership in the SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER OF DELTA TAU ALPHA:
Article IV - Meeting of Members

Types of Meetings. There shall be the following types of meetings in the SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER OF DELTA TAU ALPHA:

Order of Business. The order of business shall be as follows for the SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVESITY CHAPTER OF DELTA TAU ALPAH:
Article V - Standing Committees
Types of Committees. There shall be five (5) Standing Committees for the SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER OF DELTA TAU ALPHA. Special Committees shall be appointed by the President. The five Standing Committees are as follows:
Article IV Officers
The officers of the SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER OF DELTA TAU ALPHA shall consist of the following:

By-Laws

Article I - Membership

Section 1. Qualifications for Active Membership. any student receiving instruction in regular courses in technical agriculture may be initiated into membership provided that the student shall have fulfilled the following requirements.

Article II - Chapter Officers

Section 1. Election of Officers. Candidates for each office shall be selected and consulted as to their willingness to serve as a Chapter Officer by the Nominating Committee. A slate of nominees will be selected by the Executive Council (advisor and officers) for individual offices for recommendation to the chapter. These nominations will be based upon willingness to serve and responses to questions on the Application for Chapter Officer. Further nominations may be made by the membership from the floor at the time of election. Final vote shall be by secret ballot.

Section 2. Duties of Officers

Article III - Meetings of Members
Section 1. Regular Chapter Meetings. Regular chapter meetings shall be held on the first and third Monday of each month in the room designated and at the designated hour.Section 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings may be called by the President of the chapter or at the request of one-third (1/3) of the active members as of date. No business shall be transacted at special meetings other than that referred to in the call.

Section 3. Absences of Member from Regular Chapter Meetings and Special Chapter Events. Unnecessary absences of member from Regular Chapter Meetings and Special Chapter Events shall be interpreted as a lack of interest. Each member shall be allo wed two (2) absences, after which they will receive a notice or warning of said absences. The next (third) absence shall result in termination of Delta Tau Alpha Membership, subject ot review by the executive committee. Members will receive an excused a bsence if they notify the advisor or a chapter officer in advance of their inability to attend the meeting or function. Exmples of excused absence include: work schedule conflicts, classes, illness or death in the family, or emergency situations.

Section 4. Quorum. The active members present shall constitue a quorum of over fifty percent (50%) for the transaction of business at any meeting of the chapter, except for the transaction of business at which a different quorum is required speci fically by the Chapter By-Laws.

Parliamentary Procedure. All meetings of the Sam Houston State University Chapter shall be conducted according to rules of parliamentary order as set forth in Robert's Rules of Order.

Section 6. Order of Business.

Section 7. Induction Ceremonies. A special meeting may be called for the execution of the formal induction ceremony. One or more induction ceremonies may be held each year. Each candidate shall be inducted with ritual according to the direction given on the Official Ritual designated by the National Organization of Delat Tau Alpha.

Section 8. Committees.
There shall be five (5) standing committees active at all times. The committees shall consist of :

Special Committees may be called for or by the President when deemed necessary.

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