BETA UPSILON SIGMA, FRATERNITY, INC…
EDITION: FALL 2000
Beta Upsilon Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was organized to provide educational opportunities outside the classroom, experience in the business world, and social activities for its members. To those interested in active participation in business, we offer membership on the Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma Scholarship Investment Corporation. Other opportunities for learning are provided, internally by established committees, working for the betterment of the Fraternity; externally, by guest speakers from the business community, field trips to area businesses, and various social functions. It is for these reasons that we, the members of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc., establish this constitution.
ARTICLE I. TITLE AND CORPORATE CREST.
1.01 Organization name. This organization shall be known as Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Incorporated.
1.02 Official Crest. The official crest of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall be a rectangular emblem possessing a cross-band with a ship of commerce in the center. The background shall be olive drab in color; with cross-band, the trim around the edge of the crest, and the Greek Letters for B, U, and S in gold. At the bottom center shall be a gold lamp to signify knowledge.
ARTICLE II. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES .
2.01 Designated Purposes. We, the members of Beta Upsilon Sigma Fraternity, Inc., joined by common interest in the college of business, health care administration and economics, do assemble in university fellowship for the following purposes:
To enrich our understanding of accounting, business, and economics outside the classroom;
To promote activities on campus which further our education in the business field;
To promote business services for the betterment of the University and Community;
To facilitate placement of members upon graduation;
To promote business fellowship through social events.
2.02 Attainment of Goals. For the attainment of these goals, we organize Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc., not for personal reimbursement, but rather as a nonprofit corporation, whose purposes as previously stated, are organized under the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin.
ARTICLE III. BYLAWS.
3.01 Bylaws. The bylaws of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. will be established for the purpose of governing the members of this Fraternity and the regulation of its affairs.
ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP.
4.01 Present membership. Membership is composed of students with a major or minor in the School of Business, the Department of Economics, Business Education, or Health Care Administration, and shall be designated as follows:
Active Members. The primary control of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. rests with the Active members. Active members are those persons initiated into the Fraternity and on the present voting list (see Section 5.01); voting requirements being set by the Board of Directors. Active members shall have the following rights, requirements, and privileges:
The right to attend social functions of the Fraternity;
The privilege of voting in all elections held by the membership of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.;
To attend all meetings of the Fraternity (see Section 7.04);
Take an active part in all functions of the Fraternity;
Pay dues as assessed by the Board of Directors;
Attend those events deemed mandatory by the current Board of Directors.
Failure to follow these procedures shall result in a reclassification of the members to inactive by the Board of Directors.
Inactive Members. Those persons either voluntarily or involuntarily removed as a result of failure to fulfill the above mentioned obligations, or for actions that are detrimental to the image of the Fraternity (by discretion of the Board of Directors). An active member may become inactive by giving notice in written form to the Board of Directors in two weeks advance of desired withdrawal date. All inactive members are ineligible to receive any of the rights and privileges of an active member (including social functions). In the event that a person, having been classified as inactive, desires to be reclassified to active status, he/she may do so by filing written notice of intention with the Board of Directors. An inactive member seeking active status shall be expected to meet all qualifications of an active member for the current semester; and in addition, earn those qualifications for which he/she failed to do in the prior semester. However, if said member was classified as inactive because he/she participated in a national or international exchange program or partook in an internship position, then he/she is not required to submit written notice to retain his/her active status. Having done so, he/she may be reclassified as an active member, at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Honorary Members. Honorary members are those persons deemed Honorary by the Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. Honorary members are without the voting rights of an active member, have the right to attend all functions of the Fraternity, but shall not be assessed dues. Students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire can not be considered for honorary membership.
Alumni. All past members of this Fraternity, graduated or separated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with at least one semester of active membership, shall be alumni members of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. In the event that an Alumnus shall again enroll at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and desires renewed active membership, he or she shall be reclassified with all the rights and privileges that such membership bestows. No inactive member of this Fraternity, separated or graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, shall be reclassified as an alumnus of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. An inactive member, after separation of one semester, may be accepted for classification as an active member same as an alumnus. An alumnus is invited to attend and function of the Fraternity, but does not hold the voting privileges of an active member.
4.02 Future Membership. Future membership in Beta Upsilon Sigma Fraternity, Inc. shall be open to any student enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, without the discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, or national origin. Each person must have:
(a) Earned at least (24) credits;
(b) A major or minor in the School of Business, Department of Economics, Business Education, or Health Care Administration;
(c) An overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.00 scale) in his/her completed studies;
(d) At least two (2) semesters left at the University.
Applicants desiring active membership and meeting the above stated requirements for membership shall then enter the pledge procedure as specified in the Bylaws. Only applicants having satisfactorily completed the pledge procedure shall be considered as candidates for initiation. Initiation of applicants is subject to approval of active members of this Fraternity. Approval of two-thirds of the active members shall be necessary for admission. If the applicant is not approved, he/she may, however, reenter the pledge procedure with the following pledge class. Each applicant approved for admission as an active member shall be required to pay an initiation fee as required by the Board of Directors. Graduate students wishing to become members will submit an application for membership to the Board of Directors, who will decide if that individual can pledge.
ARTICLE V. ELECTIONS.
5.01 Voting List. Each semester, the Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall compile an official voting list of those active members in good standing. Requirements for inclusion on the voting list shall consist of active membership and payment.
5.02 Eligibility. All members of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. are eligible to run for an executive or elected office provided they meet the following requirements;
I. Are an active member;
II. Are able to fulfill the entire term of office;
III. Accept only one nomination;
IV. Resign from any present office prior to nomination to another. To resign from an office, a written resignation must be submitted to the Board of Directors on week prior to nomination;
V. Serve only one office at a time.
5.03 The election procedure consists of nomination and actual voting.
1. Nominations for positions shall be made at both the last regular meeting prior to the regular elections and the last regular meeting of the semester.
2. Nominations may be made by a motion and a second at the proper meeting for nomination.
3. Active members may be nominated for one executive position. If any member is nominated for more than one executive position, the nominee will be required to decline the additional nomination(s).
4. Nominees may not be considered for an appointed position (i.e.: Beta Upsilon Sigma Scholarship Investment Corporation) concurrent to a nomination for an executive position or other elected position.
5. Nominations will begin with President, followed by Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, for the fall elections. Nominations for the spring elections will be reserved for the Pledge Chairperson.
6. A majority vote is needed to elect the executive and elected officers.
7. The majority vote is based on the number of members voting, not the number of members present.
8. All voting will be done by separate secret ballot.
9. Elections will follow the same sequence as the nomination procedure. The Fraternity will hear the speeches for an office, vote on that office, and continue this procedure for the remaining offices. The voting for the next office will not begin until the current office being voted on is determined. Speeches for the next office may be given during the tallying of the vote for the position currently being voted on.
10. In the event that there are more than three candidates for an executive office after the first vote, the Fraternity will re-vote only on the candidates receiving the two highest number of votes. In the event of three or less candidates for any office, the Fraternity will cast a vote. If one candidate receives the majority vote on the first vote, the candidate is considered the winner. If one candidate does not receive the majority vote on the first vote, the candidate with the lowest number of votes will be withdrawn and the Fraternity will vote on the two candidates remaining.
11. The voting procedures for elected position will be decided on by the Executive President, Parliamentarian(s) and President of the respective corporation.
12. The votes will be tallied by the Parliamentarian(s), Sergeant(s)-at-arms, and a member of the executive board not running for an office.
13. Absentee balloting will be allowed by active members under a procedure established in advance by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VI. OFFICERS.
6.00 Categories. There shall be three (3) categories of officers.
Appointed Associates and Designated Officers
6.01 Executive Officers. Members of the Board of Directors shall be known as Executive Officers. The Executive Officers shall be the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Pledge Chairperson. The President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer shall be elected at the last meeting of the fall semester and shall serve until the last meeting of the following fall semester. The Pledge Chairperson shall be elected at the last regularly scheduled meeting of the following spring semester. Executive Officers shall be chosen in the following order: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Executive Officers shall be installed at the meeting at which they were elected.
6.02 Appointed Associates and Designated Officers. Appointed Associates shall consist of those appointed to membership in the subsidiary corporation of Beta Upsilon Sigma Scholarship Investment Corporation. Designated Officers shall refer to elected officers within the subsidiary corporation according to the subsidiary’s bylaws.
Associates shall refer to those elected to membership in the subsidiary corporation and not holding an office.
6.03 Appointed Officers. Appointed Fraternity Officers shall be those Committee (both standing and ad hoc) Chairpersons selected by the Executive Officers.
6.04 Concurrent Terms. Each category of officers is mutually exclusive; no one may hold an Executive, appointed, or elected office simultaneously.
6.05 Installation of Executive Officers. Executive Officers duly elected under the procedures outlined in 5.03 shall be installed in their respective offices at the annual meeting of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. The new officers shall preside at all meetings from the end of the installation ceremony, and shall hold office until the installation of the succeeding officers.
6.06 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Pledge Chairperson, and shall serve in such a capacity during their term as officers of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.
6.07 Special Elections. In the event that a vacancy shall occur on the office of the Presidency, the Vice-President will assume the duties of the President and a special election will be held for the office of Vice-President. In the event that any other office is vacated, a special election will be called with prior weeks notice by the remainder of the Board of Directors. Any active member meeting the qualifications for an office is eligible for election. Special elections shall be held in the manner previously described.
6.08 Board Meetings. The Board of Directors shall meet at regularly scheduled meetings no less than twice per month when classes are in session, or at a special meeting upon call of the President, issued at least two (2) days in advance of the meetings. Meetings shall be open to the membership who may address the Board at such meetings upon consent of the board.
6.09 Powers of the Board. The powers of the Board of Directors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall be as states:
To establish corporate policy governing the membership of the Fraternity;
Adjudicate any dispute arising under the Bylaws of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.;
Prepare the official agenda for all Fraternity official functions;
Represent the Fraternity at all Fraternity official functions;
Manage the Fraternity finances and appropriate funds as necessary;
Execute all other power granted to the Board of Directors in the Bylaws and execute all other powers which are necessary and proper toward the execution of the foregoing powers.
A. President. The main functions of the President shall be as follows:
(a) Preside over all regular and executive board meetings;
(b) Prepare agenda for all regular and executive board meetings. This agenda is posted in the plaque two (2) days before the meeting;
(c) Know the specifics of the Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. Bylaws;
(d) Follow general parliamentary procedure in conducting all meetings;
(e) Oversee all Fraternity functions in the capacity of representative, leader, supervisor, and participant.
B. Vice-President. The main functions of the Vice-President shall be as follows:
(a) Oversee the activities of the committees;
(b) Delegate authority and responsibility to committee chairpersons;
(c) Act as an advisor to all committees;
(d) Preside at meetings when the President is unable to attend, or unable to perform his/her duties.
C. Secretary. The main function of the Secretary shall be as follows:
(a) Keep minutes of all regular and executive board meetings;
(b) Keep accurate attendance records for all meetings;
(c) Work with the Treasurer in keeping the records of the Fraternity up to date.
D. Treasurer. The main functions of the Treasurer shall be as follows;
Work along with the Business Affairs Committee in money-making projects;
Record all receipts and disbursements of the Fraternity;
Maintain the Fraternity financial records using generally accepted accounting principles approved by the IRS;
Prepare a budget forecast for evaluation of revenues and expenditures by each committee and the Fraternity as a whole.
E. Pledge Chairperson. The main functions of the Pledge Chairperson shall be as follows:
To evaluate and oversee the pledge procedure (see Article IV);
To report progress of the Pledge Class at all regular and executive board meetings;
Act as an advisor to the Pledge Class;
Write a test on the Constitution and Bylaws o be given to the Pledge Class
To recruit qualified applicants for the pledge process.
6.11 Advisors. The advisors of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. must be members of the business faculty of administration, and will serve in advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and members.
6.12 Removal from Office.
(a) Grounds for Removal. When the Active members feel that an Executive Officer has undertaken an action detrimental to the image of the Fraternity, has acted consistently in violation of the Constitution and Bylaws, or has not lived up to the duties entrusted to him or her, the impeachment process may begin.
(b) Procedure. The Executive Officer shall be impeached by a majority vote of the Active members. While impeached, the Executive Officer shall continue to serve his/her position. The President shall preside at the impeachment and removal proceedings, except when the action concerns the President, then the Secretary shall preside. The impeached Executive Officer shall be given a chance to answer to the charges regular Fraternity meeting. Then the vote on the removal from office shall be taken. The impeached Executive Officer shall be removed by two-thirds vote of the Active members, and the vacancy shall be filled as prescribed by the Constitution. Should fewer than two-thirds of the Active members vote in favor of the removing the impeached Executive Officer, this shall end the process and the Executive Officer may go on serving his/her term.
ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS.
7.01 Regular Meetings. The Fraternity shall have a minimum of two regular university calendar meetings a month, on alternating Wednesdays, except where extended vacation or exam periods interfere.
7.02 Special Meetings. This Fraternity may hold special meetings as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Directors. They must be posted two (2) days in advance in the official Fraternity plaque under the northwest stairway of Schneider Social Science Hall.
7.03 Governing Authority. The governing authority at all the Fraternity meetings concerning all matters shall be according to parliamentary procedures as defined in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
7.04 Attendance. All Active members are to attend all Fraternity meetings, all special meetings and all committee meetings. Members will be allowed no more than one (1) unexcused absence, and two (2) excused absences. Exceeding these limits will result in the member going Inactive. Excuses are to be submitted to the Executive Board of Directors, or to the Committee Chairperson, if for a committee meeting.
1. Unexcused: No reason, whatsoever (includes regularly scheduled classes and work commitments.)
2. Excused: Included family emergencies, extracurricular activities approved by the University, and any other excuse made prior to the meeting deemed reasonable by the Executive Board of Directors.
7.05 Quorum. A quorum shall be necessary at all meetings to conduct business.
A quorum shall exist when over half of the Fraternity electors (Active members) are present.
ARTICLE VIII. COMMITTEES.
8.01 Committees. It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors to create any committees, standing or ad hoc, which it finds necessary for the function of the Fraternity.
8.02 Committee Chairpersons. Each standing or special committee shall have at least one chairperson who is an Active member of the Fraternity.
(a) Term of Position. The length of each chairperson’s term shall be one year—two semesters for the following committees: Project, Social, and Business Affairs. These three committees will have co-chairs serving staggered one-year terms.
8.03 Appointment. Chairpersons will be selected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
8.04 Committee Authority. All committee chairpersons are subject to the Bylaws of this Fraternity and the Board of Directors. Violations may result in the removal by the Board of Directors.
8.05 Vacancies. In the event of vacancy of any chairpersonship, the position shall be filled as specified in Sections 8.02 and 8.03.
8.06 Term of Office. Committee Chairpersons shall retain their chairpersonship until removed by the Board of Directors, or until the end of the fiscal year. (See Section 9.04).
ARTICLE IX. SPECIAL.
9.01 Dissolution. In the event of the dissolution of the Fraternity, all funds shall be disbursed by the Board of Director for educational purposes as specified in accordance with the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin governing nonprofit organizations.
9.02 Reimbursement. All expenses occurred on corporate business shall be reimbursed by the Board of Directors, provided they meet with prior approval of the Board. Proper receipts shall be necessary for reimbursement.
9.03 Compensation. No member of the Board of Directors, Committee Chairperson, or member (either Active or Inactive) shall receive compensation for services rendered to this Fraternity.
9.04 Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall extend from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
9.05 Annual Meeting. The annual meeting, which shall include the election of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, shall be held the last meeting of the Fall semester.
9.06 Accountability. Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. will be responsible for the observance of all rules and regulations established by the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
9.07 Amendment of the Constitution. All proposed amendments to the Constitution must be submitted to the Board of Directors and to the Fraternity assembled, no less than two weeks before Fraternity meetings, for consideration by the Fraternity. The Board of Directors should within two weeks after receipt of the proposed amendments, issue a report to the Fraternity of the proposed amendments. After the issuance of the report, the amendments shall be a valid portion of the Constitution, provided it shall have been ratified by three-fourths of the members present and voting, by written ballot, at the Fraternity meeting. All amendments of this constitution shall be submitted to the UW-EC Student Senate Organizations Commission for approval before they can take effect.
9.08 Nondiscrimination Clause. Consistent with all applicable federal and state laws and University policies, this organization and its subordinate bodies and officers shall not discriminate for or against any person by reason of age, sex, marital or parental status, race, creed or religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or physical handicap.
9.09 Video Camcorder. Beta Upsilon Sigma’s video camcorder is for instructional use only. Students may use this for course related assignments with the authorization of the Media Development chairpersons prior to check out. The camcorder may be reserved in advance if there are no BUS events scheduled. In order to use the camcorder you must have an authorization form filled out.
9.10 Budget. A budget of all planned expenditures shall be submitted by each of the committees’ co-chairpersons by the second Executive Board meeting each semester. Budgets must be reviewed and approved by the Investment Board and the Executive Board and adjusted as deemed necessary by the members of those boards.
BETA UPSILON SIGMA, FRATERNITY, INC.
ARTICLE I. COMMITTEES
1.01 Business Affairs. The functions of the committee are to plan and coordinate money-making activities held by the Fraternity and to report on the activities of the committee at all regular meetings.
1.02 Historian. The duties of the Historian are to keep a running history of all Fraternity activities and to assemble a bulletin for the Fraternity that contains updates from all the committees as well as current events.
1.03 Parliamentarian. The duties of the Parliamentarian are to revise and update the Bylaws each year and to see that regular meetings are fun orderly and according to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
1.04 Program. The functions of this committee are to supplement the regular meetings with guest speakers, to set up field trips to business establishments.
1.05 Social. The functions of this committee are to plan, coordinate, and supervise all social affairs of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.
1.06 Work Force. The functions of this committee are to develop a work force for all Fraternity activities requiring workers, to present work sign-up sheets for upcoming activities (to be posted prior to the activity), to contact members who have not previously signed up to fill vacancies and to keep accurate records of those participating and hours worked for use by the Board in reviewing membership status.
1.07 Public Relations. The responsibility of the committee is to publicize all Fraternity activities that the Board deems necessary.
1.08 Sergeant of Arms. The Sergeant of Arms shall guard the portal and perform such disciplinary and parliamentary procedures as are deemed necessary by the President. He/she shall distribute ballots on all occasions where a written vote is taken. He/she shall assemble the ballots and shall have charge of all counting.
1.09 Project Committee. The functions of this committee are to plan, coordinate, and supervise the Career Conference in the fall semester and one (1) other major service project in the spring semester.
1.10 Athletic Committee. The functions of this committee are to plan, coordinate, and publicize all athletic activities of the Fraternity.
1.11 Adventure Team. The functions of the committee are to increase member camaraderie and involvement in the Fraternity through activities both social and service oriented. This committee shall communicate with the Social Committee to ensure that responsibilities do not overlap.
1.12 Media Development. The Media Development Committee is responsible for collecting pictures to be used for the semi-annual slide show, and also for constructing the annual B.U.S. Yearbook.
1.13 Community Service. The functions of this committee are to increase the organizations involvement with the local community.
1.14 Alumni Committee. The functions of the Alumni committee are to keep a running history of the Fraternity activities and to send semi-annual newsletters to Alumni. The committee is also responsible for the continual update of Alumni records.
1.15 Web Development Committee. The duties of the Web Development Committee are to maintain an updated web page for the fraternity. This may include postings of points, pictures and current fraternity events.
1.16 Finance Committee. The duties of the Finance Committee are to maintain a detailed record of all monetary transactions made within the fraternity. The committee works directly with the treasurer to budget funds and prepares a financial report of all expenditures and revenues throughout the semester.
ARTICLE II. PLEDGE PROCEDURE.
2.01 Beginning the Process. Any person wishing to pledge can only start the process at the Open Smoker, which is held on the date of the first regular meeting of the semester. The Closed Smoker is to be held on the date of the second regular meeting of each semester. There will be one pledge meeting each week for the entire Pledge Process. Each Pledge will have to write a letter stating what he or she hopes to achieve through Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. and furnish valid proof of grades one (1) week after the Open Smoker. There will be a Pledge Class each semester unless a majority of Fraternity members determine there is not a need for a Pledge Class for the Spring Semester.
2.02 Officers. The Pledge Class will have a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer to be elected by the members of the Pledge Class.
2.03 Format of Pledge Meeting. The format of a meeting will follow this order:
(a) Meeting called to order by the President;
(b) Roll call by the Secretary;
(c) Minutes of the last meeting read by the Secretary and corrected and approved;
(d) Report of Pledge Projects;
(e) Adjourn the meeting.
2.04 Projects. There will be two projects by each Pledge Class. The first one is a money-making project. Each Pledge will have up to two (2) percent of the total amount earned, limited to a maximum of fifty (50) percent total, used for the purchase of his or her Fraternity pin. The remaining balance will be designated toward a social function for the Active members. The second project is a community service project.
2.05 Big Brothers and Sisters. Each pledge member may be assigned at least one Active member as a Big Brother or Sister upon the discretion of the Pledge Chairperson.
2.06 Signatures. All Pledges are required to obtain signatures of the Board members, Committee Chairpersons, and at least ten (10) other Active members. The list of signatures is to be obtained through the signing of Pledge Boards.
2.07 Attire. At regular meetings, business attire is requested. At pledge meetings, regular school attire is acceptable.
2.08 Written Test. Each Pledge must be able to pass a test on the Bylaws and Constitution of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc.
2.09 Invitation and Initiation. All records of Pledge activities will be reviewed by the Executive Board two (2) weeks prior to initiation. Letters of invitation and rejection will be sent out on this basis. Those invited to join can only be admitted by a two-thirds vote of the Actives present. Pledges will be voted on at the second to the last meeting of the semester.
ARTICLE III. DUES.
3.01 Dues of the Fraternity will be set by a majority vote of the Fraternity members. Dues will remain a set amount as long as deemed feasible by the Fraternity. Dues must be paid by the third general meeting of the semester or that member will be considered inactive for the rest of the semester.
ARTICLE IV. DRESS CODE.
4.01 All Active members and Pledges shall attend all regular meetings dressed in a business-like fashion which shall be determined at the discretion of the Board of Directors:
(a) Men in a coat and tie or sweater;
(b) Women in dresses or business suits;
(c) No jeans allowed.
ARTICLE V. ATTENDANCE.
5.01 Attendance is required at all regular meetings, special meetings, and committee meetings. Excused absences will be those stated in Section 6.04 of the Constitution. More than one (1) unexcused absence will result in an Inactive Status for the member for the rest of the semester.
ARTICLE VI. DISCIPLINARY ACTION.
6.01 Any action deemed detrimental or conduct unbecoming to the Fraternity shall be considered by the Executive Board a reason for immediate expulsion.
ARTICLE VII. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.
7.01 Cash Funds. Allocation of cash funds of Beta Upsilon Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. shall be exclusively for operational, educational, and social purposes.
7.02 Transfer of Funds. A transfer of funds from the social fund to the business fund shall be allowable if the transfer if deemed necessary by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and does not exceed a reasonable estimate of current cash needs of the business funds by an amount of $50.00.
ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS.
8.01 Amendments of the Bylaws. All proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be submitted to the Board of Directors and to the Fraternity assembled in writing, no less than two (2) weeks before fraternity meetings, for consideration by the Fraternity. The Board of Directors shall within two weeks after receipt of the proposed amendments issue a report to the Fraternity of the proposed amendments. After the issuance of the report, the amendment shall be a valid portion of the Bylaws provided it shall be ratified by a majority of the members present and voting at the Fraternity meeting. “All amendments to these bylaws shall be submitted to the UW-EC Student Senate Organizations Commission for approval before they can take effect.”