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Article 11 (Academics)

11.1

The current IFC GPA standard is: 2.75/4.00.

11.2

Members must complete an individually assigned amount of study hours every two weeks, as set by the Academic Committee. All submissions for academic points and/or study hours must be submitted by every other Sunday at noon when the academic plan is in effect. Failure to meet the required biweekly academic point requirement, without being excused by the director of academic affairs, will result in a fine of $2 per point not turned in.

11.3

Academic Probation

11.3.1

A person shall be placed on academic probation if their previous semester’s MST GPA falls below the standard written within bylaw 11.1, his course load for the previous semester falls below twelve graded credit hours, or he returns from absence with prior academic probation standing.

11.3.2

Should said member’s scholastic average not meet or exceed a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale during the next academic term, he shall be automatically suspended from membership. Petitions to waive the suspension may be made only to the Executive Board of the chapter which will take into account recommendations from the Director of Academic Affairs. After a term of academic suspension, should said member achieve a scholastic average that meets or exceeds a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, his suspension for academics shall expire and he shall resume his previous membership status. Should said member fail to achieve a scholastic average that exceeds a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for three consecutive academic terms, he shall be recommended for expulsion.

11.3.3

Any member on academic probation must turn in copies of their syllabi at the beginning of each semester, to the Director of Academic Affairs.

11.3.4

Members on academic probation must keep a current list of all graded assignments and tests for each class.

11.3.5

Members on academic probation must not fail more than one test. Failure is defined as receiving a grade below a 60%, unless the course requires a “C” or better as stated in the undergraduate catalog. In this case, failing is defined as receiving a grade below a 70%. All grades shall be reviewed after a curve, if applicable.

11.3.6

Members on academic probation must attend regularly scheduled classes, including in-class review sessions, unless given permission from the Academic Committee or the Director of Academic Affairs.

11.3.7

Members on academic probation shall put forth an honest effort to improve their academic performance.

11.3.8

Members may appeal their academic status to the Academic Committee at any time. A change of academic status requires a two-thirds vote of the committee.

11.3.9

Members on academic probation found to be in violation of any term of academic probation—as stated in Article 10, Section 2—shall be subject to additional study hours at the discretion of the Academic Committee.

11.4

Academic files shall be returned in good order to their proper place.