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Phi Theta Kappa
International Honor Society of the Two-Year College
Psi Eta Chapter
The name of Eastfield College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter shall be Psi Eta.
purpose of the Psi Eta chapter is to recognize and encourage
scholarship among two-year college students and provide opportunities
for individual growth and development through participation in honors,
leadership, service, and fellowship.
The types of membership shall consists of member, provisional member,
alumni member, and honorary members as defined in Article IV, Section 1
of the Phi Theta Kappa Bylaws*.
There is a one-time membership fee of one hundred and twenty dollars,
which must be turned in along with the membership application no later
than the Friday before the last week of the semester.
Students who joined Phi Theta Kappa at another community college may
transfer their membership. To do so, the student must contact the Psi
Eta Chapter advisor and provide information about his or her membership.
The Psi Eta advisor will then contact the advisor at the student’s
previous chapter to verify the student’s good standing as a member of
Phi Theta Kappa. The advisor will then submit a change of membership
request to Phi Theta Kappa headquarters. Transfer students who are not
members of another chapter must earn 12 credits on their Eastfield
transcript to join Psi Eta.
Section 1 This chapter will have both elected and appointed offices.
The elected officers of Psi Eta shall be: President, Vice President.
Other offices may be appointed by the leadership team and will include
an interview by the president, vice president and at least one advisor.
Positions to be considered are the following: Vice President of
Scholarship, Vice President of Leadership, Vice President of Service,
Vice President of Fellowship, Vice President of Membership, Secretary,
Historian, Student Life Representative, and Treasurer
Section 3 The officer team is responsible for providing the chapter with direction and representation and will:
positions are listed, but may not necessarily be filled. In an instance
where a position is not filled, the president and vice president will
delegate the duties of that office.
Section 1 The
President is responsible for providing the officer team with the
resources to carry out their duties including the following:
Section 2 The duties of the Vice President I shall be:
* Vice President – Scholarship
Responsible for coordinating Scholarship Projects:
* Vice President – Leadership
Responsible for coordinating Leadership Projects:
* Vice President – Service
Responsible for coordinating Service projects:
* Vice President – Fellowship
Responsible for providing Fellowship opportunities:
* Vice President - Membership
Responsible for recruitment and retention:
Responsible for building support between the chapter and the organization, campus and community
Responsible for raising money and managing the chapter account:
o Signature Fundraisers:(e.g., Dance and Wacky Field Day)
o Convention Marketplaces:(i.e., Texas Regional Convention and International Convention)
o General Fundraising Opportunities: (e.g., Student Life fundraisers and Induction)
o Seek and maintain outside funding: (e.g., donations and sponsors)
Responsible for chapter documents and chronicling activities for historical purposes:
Responsible for making sure Phi Theta Kappa is well represented at the Student Life Office
The officer team will sign an agreement created by the Chapter Advisor
which will hold all officers accountable for his/her role in the
chapter. The Chapter Advisor will ask an officer to step down for any of
the following reasons:
Section 1: Elections are to be held the first week of April each academic year.
Candidates who are running for president and vice president and have
completed the officer training must give a two – five minute
presentation on why the he or she should be elected to the position at a
general meeting. After the candidate presentations, eligible members
will be asked to vote. Simple majority vote shall elect any officer.
Resignation:The resignation of any officer must be in writing and
signed by the club advisors and at least one other officer. All Phi
Theta Kappa materials that were not purchased by the resigning officer
must be returned.
Section 4: Impeachment:An
officer or member may be considered for removal from the chapter for
just cause. All Phi Theta Kappa materials that were not purchased by the
resigning officer must be returned.
Deemed Vacant Due to Absences:An office shall be deemed vacant if the
officer filling the position is absent and out of contact for the
duration of 10 consecutive business days during the fall and spring
Section 6: Vacancies will be filled
based on the needs of the officer team, and there must be a 50 percent
plus one majority vote of the officers.
In addition to carrying out the duties as stated in the Phi Theta Kappa
Constitution and Bylaws,* Chapter IV, Section 5, the chapter advisor(s)
shall be responsible for overseeing the completion and submission of
member names and fees as well as the Chapter Annual Report to
Headquarters in a timely manner.
Section 2: Each
club must have at least one advisor who is a full-time employee. This
can be an administrator, faculty or support staff employee. Part-time
employees may serve as a co-advisor.
Faculty and staff can be recommended or volunteer to be an Advisor, but
before they can officially step in, they must be interviewed by the
current advisors. If there is a majority vote to accept the person as an
advisor, they will then be asked to serve.
Section 4: Additional society expectations for advisors are listed below:
Section 1: All business meetings will follow the general agenda:
Section 2: All meetings shall be governed by an adaption of Robert’s Rules of Order.
Section 3: Guidelines for meetings:
chapter bylaws may be amended by a simple majority vote of respondents,
provided that the proposed amendment changes are announced one week
prior to the vote. Any changes to the bylaws must be sent to
Headquarters for final approval.