Women's Panhellenic Association Bylaws
Bylaws of the
Women’s Panhellenic Association
Article I. Selection of Officers
The offices of President, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Standards and Education, Vice President of Programming, Vice President of Campus and Community Outreach, Vice President of Recruitment, and Vice President of Communications shall be filled in annual election by the WPA member sororities. The Director of Recruitment Counselors shall be chosen by the Recruitment Counselors of the preceding year, shall have served one year as a Recruitment Counselor, and shall be a junior at the time of selection.
1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 is required of anyone running for a position on the Panhellenic Executive Board. All candidates shall sign grade release forms prior to the election for verification purposes.
a. Individual cases will be reviewed by the Panhellenic
2. Applications and letters of intent must be submitted in writing to the WPA President no later than two weeks prior to the election; this letter and application will state any and all positions that a sorority member would like to consider.
3. Any woman applying for a position may list a primary and secondary position. If the applicant is not elected to her primary position, she may choose to run for her secondary position.
4. Any woman may choose not to complete the application, and instead, run off the floor. She may run off the floor for only one position. If a woman wishes to run off the floor, she must follow this procedure:
a. She must have copies of a statement prepared for each WPA member sorority.
b. A two-thirds vote by the delegates is required to open the floor to accept further nominations for that position.
5. Each chapter delegate will receive letters of intent for all candidates at least one week prior to elections.
6. No sorority may have a majority representation on the Executive Board.
7. Positions will be elected in the following order: President, VP Standards and Education, VP Recruitment, VP Communications, VP Campus and Community Outreach, VP Programming, VP Finance.
a. This will be the order used in determining which women will be elected to positions if a majority from one chapter was selected during voting.
8. Each chapter will cast one vote by ranking the candidates for each position. The candidate with the combined lowest ranking will be elected.
a. Chapters may vote “no confidence” only if they feel none of the candidates are qualified.
b. A sorority must be in good standing with the WPA, according to Article III, Section I of the Constitution, in order to have voting privileges.
9. The WPA President and Advisor will count ballots.
10. In the event of a tied vote, the President of the WPA will cast one vote.
11. In the event of no one running for, or elected to an office, an appointee of the Executive Board shall fill that vacancy. She must be an active sorority member of a chapter in good standing that is willing to serve as a temporary board member.
Article II. The Executive Board
The Executive Board shall be comprised of the WPA officers and Advisor. The Executive Board shall be responsible for the following:
1. Appoint all special committees and their Chairwomen and, in making these appointments, recognize representation from all interested member sororities.
a. Committees shall consist of one chair and selected members from each member sorority. They can be called and chosen at any time throughout the semester.
b. Committee members shall be called upon to assist with the promotion and execution of WPA activities.
c. Committee chairwomen may attend all Panhellenic Council meetings.
d. Committee members must maintain the same GPA as regular WPA officers.
2. Administer routine business between meetings of the Panhellenic Council when necessary and advisable, and other such business as has been approved for action by vote of the Council.
3. Report all action taken by the Executive Board at the next regular meeting of the Panhellenic Council through the VP Administration and record the action in the minutes of that meeting.
Article III. Officer Responsibilities
1. President shall:
a. Preside over all WPA Council meetings, Executive Board meetings, Presidents’ meetings and special meetings.
b. Oversee the work of all officers and delegates, and assign such responsibilities as are necessary for the functioning of WPA activities.
c. Be the official spokeswoman for the WPA.
d. Be able to attend any WPA committee meeting as a non-voting ex-officio unless otherwise specified.
e. Have the authority to initiate disciplinary procedures to correct or modify the conduct of any Council member.
f. Cosign checks, expenditures, and contracts in the absence of the VP Finance.
g. Report to the WPA Advisor and the NPC Area Advisor as required.
h. Maintain inter-fraternity, sorority, and Black Greek Council relations.
i. Maintain an up-to-date file of the Constitution, Bylaws, the budget, correspondence and NPC information, and any other pertinent material.
j. Hold monthly roundtable meetings with the sorority presidents.
k. Coordinate the mediation process for violations of Panhellenic policy and procedure.
l. Perform any other duty as assigned by the WPA advisor.
m. Uphold and act in the spirit of Aretê.
2. Vice President of Finance shall:
a. Maintain all WPA financial accounts.
i. The VP finance shall initiate and authorize all payments made in support of WPA activities through the Student Union.
ii. All payments due to the WPA shall be submitted to the VP Finance. Checks shall be made out to the WPA.
b. Enforce a fine for late payments to the WPA of $20 per week per payment that is past due.
c. Cosign contracts with the WPA President.
d. Manage the collection of all sorority dues and provide all member chapters with WPA financial information.
i. Amount of Membership dues: The dues of each WPA member sorority shall be a semi-annual assessment per member and new member. The Panhellenic Council, with the advice of the VP Finance, shall determine the amount of such dues at least one month prior to their due date.
ii. Time of Payment: The dues of each member sorority shall be payable on or before the due date set by the VP Finance.
e. Plan and implement any fundraising programs.
f. Develop all WPA standing committee budgets.
g. Attend the mandatory Student Union Treasurers’ meetings.
h. Develop a Student Union budget request for the WPA each semester.
i. Work with the VP Campus and Community Outreach and the VP Programming to coordinate budgets, spending, and fundraising for all WPA programming.
j. Uphold and act in the spirit of Aretê.
3. Vice President of Standards and Education shall:
a. Serve as the WPA’s judicial officer.
b. Maintain an up-to-date file of the Constitution and Bylaws.
c. Revise and update the Constitution, Bylaws and any other documents every even numbered year, in accordance with the NPC guidelines.
d. Conduct Greek Life Standards Board member selection and interview process
e. Conduct Greek Life Standards Board Training Sessions
f. Co-Chair the Greek Life Standards Board with the IFC VP Standards
g. Meet regularly with the Director for Greek Life and IFC VP Standards in the context of the Review Board.
h. Conduct reviews to ensure that member chapters are in compliance with the qualifications for membership as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws.
i. Provide education material and programs for chapter members on topics that concern the sorority community, (i.e. risk management, personal safety) and/or collaborate with other campus organizations providing programming which benefits the sorority community.
j. Uphold and act in the spirit of Aretê.
4. Vice President of Programming shall:
a. Plan and facilitate any and all sorority social events with the aid of the member chapters’ social chairs.
b. Plan the annual fall Rock the Row on the official opening of the row date.
c. Be responsible to work with her IFC counterpart in planning and executing Greek Week in the fall with the WPA and IFC Campus and Community Outreach officers with the assistance of all WPA Executive Board Members.
d. Oversee the Greek Week Chair.
e. Plan inter-sorority events such as the Panhellenic Progressive Dinner.
f. Uphold and act in the spirit of Aretê.
5. Vice President of Campus and Community Outreach shall:
a. Serve as the representative of WPA to other campus organizations.
b. Plan and implement annual all-sorority and/or all-Greek community service/philanthropy project, including Service First.
c. Co-sponsor a community service/philanthropy project with another organization on campus.
d. Support and encourage chapters’ participation in university-wide philanthropic events.
e. Hold regular meetings with the member chapter philanthropy and service officers.
f. Be responsible to work with her IFC counterpart and the VP Programming officers for WPA and IFC to plan and implement a Philanthropy Day and other community service events during Greek Week with the assistance of all WPA Executive Board members.
g. Be responsible for collecting information on the community service and philanthropic initiatives of the sororities and communicating the information to the Office of Community Service, the Greek Life Office, and WPA.
h. Uphold and act in the spirit of Aretê.
6. Vice President of Recruitment shall:
a. Chair the Recruitment Chair Committee, which meets regularly to plan all recruitment activities.
b. Serve as the principle facilitator to the annual review of recruitment rules and procedures.
c. Meet regularly with the WPA Advisor and the sorority recruitment advisors.
d. Coordinate the recruitment registration for potential new members, with the Director of Recruitment Counselors.
e. Coordinate the advertising of all recruitment activities, with the Director of Recruitment Counselors.
f. Coordinate early move-in, space reservation, and food services during the recruitment period.
g. Learn how to use the online recruitment database and organize a training session for sorority members and advisors who will need to know how to use the program during recruitment.
h. Help in the selection of Gamma Chis with the Director of Gamma Chis
i. Host an information session for all Potential New Members before registration begins.
j. Responsible for the general supervision of the membership selection process
k. Uphold and act in the spirit of Aretê.
7. Vice President of Marketing shall:
a. Distribute information to the appropriate sorority women and provide meeting reminders to all appropriate sorority women.
b. Coordinate publicity for events, including all-Greek events, WPA only, and those that are open to the entire Washington University Community
c. Work with VP Recruitment & Director of Gamma Chis to establish and carry out a marketing plan for Recruitment in the fall.
d. Communicate information about WPA to student and campus media groups.
e. Design all WPA clothing or marketing elements
f. Uphold and act in the spirit of Arete
8. Vice President of Administration shall:
a. Assume the duties of the WPA President should the President be unable to complete her duties. Assume the duties of the WPA President should the President be unable to complete her duties
b. Be responsible for taking, distributing, and archiving WPA meeting minutes
c. Represent WPA on University committees as needed
d. Attend all IFC meetings, archive the minutes, and report relevant information back to the WPA
e. Maintain the WPA webpage
f. Revise and update the constitution, bylaws, and any other documents every even numbered year, in accordance with NPC guidelines
g. Uphold and act in the spirit of Arete.
9. Vice President of Scholarship shall:
a. Hold scholarship roundtables with internal scholarship or academic chairs.
b. Recognize faculty and coordinate faculty/Greek events.
c. Serve as a liaison for student and faculty relations.
d. Coordinate the Panhellenic scholarship for incoming freshman women.
e. Plan all-sorority academically-oriented programming, such as study events.
f. Create incentive competitions and recognition for raising chapter and individual grade point averages.
g. Support and encourage chapters’ participation in scholarship initiatives.
h. Uphold and act in the spirit of Arete.
10. Panhellenic Delegates, though not members of the Executive Board, shall:
a. Advocate for and vote on behalf of their individual chapter at WPA full meetings.
b. Discuss weekly Panhellenic meeting minutes at their respective executive board meetings
c. Share with chapters highlights of WPA and serve as a liaison to their entire chapter, not only the executive boards.
d. Maintain and encourage a positive opinion of WPA
e. Accurately and honestly represent interests of their individual chapter, and are responsible to secure a proxy if it is necessary to miss a full meeting.
f. Uphold and act in the spirit of Arête.
Article IV. Standing Committees and Chaired Positions
The standing committees of the WPA shall be the Greek Life Standards Board and Recruitment Chair Committee. The Chaired position of the WPA shall be the Greek Week Chair. The Executive Council reserves the right to add future standing committees as the need arises, with the support of the member chapters.
1. The Greek Life Standards Board:
a. The VP Standards and Education shall chair the Greek Life Standards Board (GLSB).
i. The other members of the GLSB will include each WPA member chapters’ standards officer and an alumni advisor of an unaffected chapter.
b. The GLSB shall offer the members of the Panhellenic community increased opportunity for self-governance, with the ultimate goal of improving Panhellenic relations.
c. The GLSB shall enforce the Washington University WPA Constitution and Bylaws, the Panhellenic Creed, the NPC Unanimous Agreements, Greek Social Programming Guidelines, and the rules set forth by the state, University Policy and any other legislation as passed by the WPA.
d. The GLSB shall establish precedent and maintain continuity in regard to judicial action involving members of the Panhellenic community.
2. The Recruitment Chair Committee:
a. The Recruitment Chair Committee (RCC) shall be headed by the WPA VP Recruitment, and comprised of the Recruitment chairs of each WPA member sorority.
b. The RCC is responsible for all matters relating to membership recruitment.
c. The RCC is responsible for informing all member chapters of the all recruitment bylaws.
3. The Greek Week Chair:
a. The Greek Week Chair shall report to the VP Programming
b. The WPA Greek Week Chair will work in conjunction with the IFC counterpart.
c. The Greek Week Chair is responsible for planning and coordinating Greek Week and the Greek Week Committee.
d. The Greek Week Chair shall be elected during Fall WPA elections.
e. The Greek Week Chair is not required to disaffiliate with Panhellenic during Recruitment.
Article V. Judicial Code
i. All forms of hazing, bid day, or any other pre-initiation activity, are banned. Hazing is defined by the National Panhellenic Council as any action or situation, with or without consent, which intentionally or unintentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student; any action or situation which creates the risk of injury or causes discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule of a student; any action that willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a chapter or colony of an NPC member fraternity. Such activities and situations include, but are not limited to:
ii. Creation of excess fatigue.
iii. Physical and psychological shocks.
iv. Wearing, publicly, apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste.
v. Engaging in public stunts and jokes.
vi. Participating in treasure or scavenger hunts.
vii. Morally degrading or humiliating games and activities.
viii. Late night sessions that interfere with scholastic activities or normal sleep patterns.
ix. Any other activities that is not consistent with fraternal law, ritual, or the regulations and policies of the member fraternity or the educational institution.
b. Students are expected to act in accordance with all Washington University in St. Louis rules, expectations, and governing policies.
2. Please refer to the Greek Life Standards Board
Article VI. Panhellenic Chapter Total
Chapter total for the Washington University Women’s Panhellenic Association is one hundred and fifteen (135). Chapter total will be reevaluated each semester and only effective for one semester.
Article VII. Recruitment
1. Timing of Recruitment
a. All Unanimous Agreements of the National Panhellenic Conference pertaining to the recruitment of new members will be adhered to by the Women’s Panhellenic Executive board and Women’s Panhellenic member chapters.
b. Formal Recruitment at Washington University in St. Louis is deferred until the spring semester.
i. Dates of Formal Recruitment are to be established and voted on by chapter recruitment officers by April 15th of the preceding year.
c. Continuous Open Bidding shall be in effect during all times during the academic year with the exception of Formal Recruitment.
i. Eligible sororities may issue bids to eligible women through the Continuous Opening Bidding process
ii. A sorority meeting the eligibility requirements may only issue bids equivalent to fill quota or Chapter Total
iii. In order to be eligible to issue bids outside of Formal Recruitment:
1. The sorority did not reach quota through bid-matching or snap-bidding from the preceding formal recruitment (quota vacancies do not include women who depledged the sorority)
2. The sorority’s membership roster is below Chapter Total.
d. If more than ½ of the WPA member sororities are eligible to issue additional bids for membership at the start of the Fall semester, WPA shall offer to coordinate an “Informal Fall Recruitment” period for eligible upper-class and transfer women.
i. All WPA member sororities must submit their chapter roster and intentions regarding informal recruitment no later than the second week of classes in the fall semester.
ii. When possible, informal recruitment will be a Continuous Open Bidding process.
2. Potential New Member Eligibility
a. Women wishing to participate in any recruitment event shall be referred to as Potential New Members (PNM).
b. A potential new member may not have been an initiated member of another National Panhellenic Sorority.
c. Women wishing to participate in any recruitment event must meet the following academic progress requirements:
i. 2.5 cumulative GPA.
ii. Completion of 11 Washington University in St. Louis credit hours.
iii. Exceptions may be petitioned to the Director for Greek Life.
d. There are additional requirements for women participating in the Formal Recruitment Process:
i. PNMs must complete a registration form and submit the registration fee before recruitment begins.
ii. PNMs must be available to participate in all rounds of recruitment and must attend all events to which they were invited.
3. Active Member Contact with PNM
a. Active sorority women are encouraged to develop positive relations with first semester women and by promoting a “Pro-Greek” culture. However, specific guidelines regarding contact with first semester women by individual Greek women and/or a WPA sorority during the fall semester will be established and voted on by the Recruitment Chair Committee by April 15th of the preceding year.
b. In the absence of such guidelines, Greek women will refrain from promoting or defaming a particular sorority or sorority member.
4. Recruitment Chair Committee (RCC)
a. The RCC is comprised of the Recruitment Officers from each of the WPA member chapters and the WPA Vice President of Recruitment.
i. The WPA Vice President of Recruitment will serve as the chairperson for the RCC.
b. The RCC will begin meeting immediately following the end of the Formal Recruitment Period until Unity Day at a frequency to be determined by the entire RCC in collaboration with the Panhellenic Delegates and Chapter Presidents.
c. The role of the RCC is to:
i. Determine positive guidelines pertaining to Formal Recruitment Process including but not limited to:
1. Recruitment Code of Ethics
2. PNM Bill of Rights
3. Dates of Formal Recruitment
4. Appropriate contact between sorority women and PNM
5. A fair and equitable budget for all member chapters for Recruitment related expenditures
6. The number of rounds, number of parties for each round, and maximum number of parties a PNM can attend during a given round will be established
ii. Determine and agree to the “theme” each sorority creates for the various rounds of Recruitment
1. Once submitted, changes may only be made if approved by the RCC. No changes will be approved after the close of the fall semester
iii. Provide and assist in the distribution of information regarding sorority life to PNMs.
iv. Inform all WPA member chapters of established guidelines and expectations for Greek women regarding the recruitment process.
5. Formal Recruitment
a. Recruitment Counselors
i. The Director of Gamma Chis oversees all selection, interviewing, and training of recruitment counselors. She is also responsible for supervising recruitment registration and overseeing and assigning recruitment groups.
ii. The roles and responsibilities of a recruitment counselor are outlined in the Gamma Chi manual and can be found in the Greek Life Office.
iii. Application and selection of the counselors is up to the Director of Gamma Chis with input from the VP Recruitment. Final approval is given by the Director for Greek Life and the Panhellenic President.
iv. Training will occur from October of the fall semester prior to formal recruitment up through the beginning of formal recruitment and is outlined in the Gamma Chi manual.
v. Disaffiliation will occur the day before the beginning of recruitment registration; the suggested date is the second Sunday of November. The Director of Gamma Chis will set rules and regulations for contact with active sorority members.
1. Disaffiliation Guidelines will be published in a separate document and be available in the Greek Life Office.
b. Using Campus Space for Recruitment
i. WPA is responsible for coordinating all space reservations for sororities including event rooms, membership selection rooms, and/or practice rooms. No sorority will be permitted to make independent reservations from January 1st through bid-day.
ii. WPA VP Recruitment may establish rules and expectations regarding the use of reserved space for recruitment, including costs associated with room rental, set-up, and cleaning, above and beyond University requirements.
iii. All sororities must comply with safety and fire code requirements.
c. Mechanics of Formal Recruitment
i. WPA utilizes the Priority Ranking model which allows for PNMs to prioritize all chapters from which they would like to accept invitations. PNMs must prioritize the chapters she attended the previous round and may not indicate a higher priority to a chapter she did not attend.
ii. Invitational Rounds
1. Prior to each chapter’s membership selection meeting, the Director for Greek Life, in consultation with WPA, will inform each chapter of the maximum number of invitations, or “ceilings” their respective chapter may issue for the coming round.
2. This number is determined by studying each sorority’s previous three years of “returns” for the invitation round as well as any unique considerations specific to the current recruitment process.
a. In the absence of returns for the previous three years, the Director for Greek Life in consultation with Recruitment advisors will determine the appropriate ceiling.
3. Invitation to any round of recruitment should be carefully considered as releasing PNM at the earliest stages of recruitment maximizes each PNMs opportunity to explore all sororities as well as to receive a bid.
iii. Setting Quota:
1. The Director for Greek Life and WPA utilize the NPC recommended method of establishing Quota.
2. Washington University and the WPA values the opportunity to place as many PNMs in sororities as possible and will take the possibility of “no bids” in to consideration when establishing Quota.
3. If a woman participates in a sororities “ribbon” or “pledging in” ceremony and later depledges that sorority, she is not eligible to participate in and/or receive a bid from another Washington University sorority for one calendar year. Additionally, a sorority may not issue a bid to a new woman to replace that new member if the sorority is over Chapter Total.
iv. Bid Matching:
1. All PNMs participating in Bid Matching are encouraged to rank all sororities attended during the Preferential Round.
2. PNM who intentionally preference only one sorority (S.I.P) who are not matched through the bid matching process may not be a Quota Addition to any sorority New Member list and are not eligible to receive a snap bid from any sorority. A S.I.P. is eligible to participate in C.O.B. events after the formal recruitment period ends.
3. The Director for Greek Life will manage the Bid Matching process. When possible, the bid matching process will favor the PNM by maximizing the possibility of PNM being matched to their highest preference which may result in a sorority moving further down their preference list to fill quota.
4. In order to minimize the number of women failing to receive bids, a sorority’s new member list may exceed quota.
a. Quota Additions shall never exceed 5% of the established Quota.
b. When possible the PNM will receive a bid to the sorority she ranked the highest.
c. A PNM will never be a Quota Addition if she indicated a Single Intentional Preference or if she did not attend the Preferential party of that sorority.
v. Snap Bids
1. If a sorority has not reached Quota through the bid matching process, the WPA may ask if the sorority wishes to extend a bid to any registered PNM not originally on their bid list and who has not received a bid from another sorority.
2. “Snap Bids” may be issued up until the Unity Day ceremony begins. Those women who accept a “Snap Bid” will be included in the sorority’s Formal Recruitment Statistics
3. If as a result of women declining their bid a sorority falls below Quota, that sorority may issue Snap Bids immediately or through C.O.B events after the Formal Recruitment period.
4. Any sorority not reaching Quota may take additional new members immediately following the Unity Day Ceremony through the Continuous Opening Bidding process.
6. Unity Day
a. The Unity Day Ceremony includes the following components
i. Welcome to Greek Life
ii. Panhellenic Executive Officer Installation
iii. Recognition of Council Officers and Chapter Officers / Advisors, and Recruitment Counselors
iv. Announcement of the Spring New Member Event
b. Chapter Behavior
i. No chapter member will stand on the pews in Graham Chapel during the Unity Day Ceremony.
ii. The building must be left as it is found. If cleaning is needed then all chapters will split the cost evenly.
iii. Chapters must refrain from singing chapter-specific songs, chants, or cheers in Graham Chapel on Unity Day.
7. It is the responsibility of every active member in the sorority community to be knowledgeable of all Recruitment Bylaws, guidelines, and Code of Ethics. All of the above will be made available on the WPA website by December 1st of each year.
8. Violation of the Code of Ethics, Recruitment Bylaws or Recruitment Guidelines
a. When possible, a mediation process shall be used for alleged violations of the above. The mediation procedures will expedite the handling of alleged violations. The mediation process is as follows:
i. Violation Report Forms will be made available by the WPA President. Violation Report Forms may be completed by: the Chapter, a Panhellenic Officer, a Chapter Recruitment Chair, a Recruitment Counselor, a PNM, or a Recruitment Advisor
ii. To be considered complete, the Violation Report Form must:
1. Be signed by the Chapter President or individual completing the form.
2. Time, place, and witness(es) must be specified.
3. Submitted to the WPA President.
4. Filed within 24 hours after the alleged violation is known to the reporter, but no more than 10 days after the alleged violation occurred.
5. Not be based on hearsay or rumor and must be witnessed.
iii. Upon receiving the Violation Report Form, the WPA President will
1. Verify completion of the form.
2. Convene the WPA Executive Officers to determine if the report will be endorsed for mediation.
3. Make reasonable effort to forward a copy of the endorsed Violation Report Form to the cited chapter within 24 hours but not to exceed 72 hours.
iv. If endorsed by the WPA, a mediation hearing will be scheduled to occur as soon as possible
v. The mediation hearing shall include: the mediator, Chapter President, Recruitment Officer and Advisor from each chapter involved, the WPA President and VP Recruitment and WPA Director of Recruitment Counselors if necessary.
vi. A successful mediation preserves confidentiality, settles differences without the formal process of a hearing, and provides a solution acceptable to all without involving multiple witnesses and time consuming discussions. By the close of the mediation hearing, the results of the hearing will be reviewed and all involved parties will indicate satisfaction of the agreement.
1. If sanctions were developed at the hearing, the WPA VP Standards is responsible for monitoring compliance of the assigned sanctions
2. If the parties involved are not satisfied with the outcome of the mediation hearing, at the time of the hearing, the alleged violation will be forwarded to the WPA VP Standards for adjudication.
vii. Additional guidelines pertaining to applying the mediation process can be found in the NPC Green Book.
Article VIII. New Member Period Rules
Each sorority agrees to abide by the following set of rules during the New Member Period. The following rules will be upheld by each and every sorority woman:
1. There is to be absolutely no hazing. Hazing guidelines are outlined by the National Panhellenic Council.
2. An active member of a women’s chapter may not buy, serve, or share alcohol with a new member. Additionally, she may not encourage or invite a new member to drink alcohol.
3. Sororities may not sponsor events with alcohol until two weeks following bid acceptance.
a. This moratorium does not apply to provisional member chapters that are continuously recruiting.
4. Each active member that will be acting as a big sis will be asked to sign a “Big Sister Pledge” drafted by the WPA and distributed to the New Member Educators prior to the big sis week.
5. No activities with new members should be planned to begin after midnight or before 8am, with exceptions to be made for rituals, in accordance with inter/national organization policies.
Article IX. Extension
When all NPC chapters at Washington University are close to or over total, the WPA shall consider raising total or adding another chapter.
1. A standing committee formed by the Executive Board shall lead research and development of expansion. The new chapter shall be organized through colonization by an NPC sorority or through organization of a local sorority that may petition an NPC sorority for a chapter.
2. Consideration should be given to a NPC sorority that has previously had a chapter on the campus and to those NPC sororities that have filed letters expressing interest in the campus.
3. Refer to and comply with the NPC materials for more specific extension procedures and guidelines.
Article X. Rules of Order
Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, except in matters specifically provided for in the constitution, bylaws and standing rules, shall govern the Washington University WPA.
Article XI. Amendments
The WPA Bylaws may be amended by two-thirds vote of the voting members of the WPA, provided that:
1. A proposal was submitted in writing at the preceding WPA Council meeting.
2. The proposal was submitted to the WPA President in writing prior to being proposed.
3. A forum for discussion is held prior to the vote being cast.
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