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-====== Article 11 (House Rules) ====== +====== Article 11 (Academics) ====== 
- +===== 11.1 ===== 
-===== 11.1 (General Rules) ​===== +The current IFC GPA standard is: 2.75/4.00
-General Rules +===== 11.===== 
-==== 11.1.1 (Shelter Residence) ==== +Members must complete weekly ​study hours, as set by the Academic ​Committee. The study hours must be checked off by a member of the Academic ​Committee ​as they are completedFailure ​to meet the required weekly study hourswithout being excused by the director ​of academic affairswill result ​in double ​hours the following school week and a $25 fine. 
-All active members shall reside and board in the chapter house for a minimum of eight semesters, excluding summer semesters. Should the chapter membership exceed 42 men, active members may petition the executive committee for authorization to move out of the house. All requests shall be considered with priority given by badge number. Exceptions may be granted by the executive committee in cases of hardship. +===== 11.===== 
-==== 11.1.(Outside Residence) ==== +Academic Probation 
-All members of the chapter who are permitted to reside outside the shelter shall observe all house rules while at the shelter and house events. +==== 11.3.1 ==== 
-==== 11.1.3 (Alumni Visiting) ==== +A person ​shall be placed on academic probation if their previous semester’s MST GPA falls below the standard written within bylaw 11.1his course load for the previous semester falls below twelve graded credit ​hours, or he returns from absence with prior academic ​probation standing
-Alumni members of the Fraternity or chapter who are visiting the chapter shall observe all house rules while at the shelter and house events. +==== 11.3.2 ==== 
-==== 11.1.4 (No Littering) ==== +Any member placed on academic probation for two consecutive semesters, or who fails to meet at least 2.00 GPA the previous semesterwill be brought up for suspension ​by vote in the first regular chapter ​of the new semester
-There shall be no littering of the grounds. +==== 11.3.==== 
-==== 11.1.5 (No Smoking in Shelter) ==== +Any member on academic probation ​must turn in copies ​of their syllabi ​at the beginning ​of each semesterto the Director ​of Academic Affairs
-There shall be no smoking in the chapter house+==== 11.3.==== 
-==== 11.1.6 (Smoking Policy) ==== +Members ​on academic probation must keep a current list of all graded assignments and tests for each class
-Smoking on chapter property is permitted, provided that smoking refuse is disposed of properly and that no member or guest is inconvenienced. This rule can be suspended by the president or a two-thirds vote of the chapter.  +==== 11.3.==== 
-==== 11.1.7 (Firearms/​Fireworks) ​==== +Members on academic probation ​must not fail more than one testFailure ​is defined as receiving a grade below a 60%unless ​the course requires a “C” ​or better as stated ​in the undergraduate catalogIn this case, failing is defined as receiving a grade below a 70%All grades ​shall be reviewed after curve, if applicable
-There shall be no discharge or threat of discharge of a firearm or of fireworks on chapter property. +===== 11.3.6 ===== 
-==== 11.1.8 (Active Badges) ==== +Members ​on academic probation must attend regularly scheduled classesincluding in-class review sessionsunless given permission from the Academic ​Committee or the Director ​of Academic Affairs
-All initiated members shall wear their active badges on campus on the day of a ritual or ceremony and on the day of a formal chapter meeting. If the ritual, ceremony, or formal chapter falls on a weekend, the active badge shall be worn on the school day preceding the event. +==== 11.3.==== 
-==== 11.1.9 (Pets Policy) ==== +Members ​on academic probation ​shall put forth an honest effort ​to improve their academic performance
-There shall be no pets in the shelter unless approved as a house mascot by a two-thirds vote of the chapter. Other pets of a temporary nature, less than seven days, may be allowed within the chapter if approved by a two-thirds vote of the Administrative Committee. +==== 11.3.==== 
-====  11.1.10 (Graduating Seniors) ==== +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
-Graduating seniors shall be excused from meal duties during the semester of anticipated graduation. If the senior does not graduate he will be responsible for meal duties the next semester. The senior will always be responsible for house cleanups, Worklabs, and weekly house duties. +==== 11.3.==== 
-==== 11.1.11 (Risk Management Presentation) ==== +Members ​on academic probation found to be in violation ​of any term of academic probation—as stated ​in Article 10Section ​2—shall ​be subject to additional study hours at the discretion ​of the Academic Committee
-Every member is required to attend an approved risk management seminar once per academic year. +===== 11.4 ===== 
-==== 11.1.12 (Meal Duties) ==== +Academic files shall be returned in good order to their proper place.
-Members shall be responsible for the weekly meal duties assigned them by the Food Committee Chair for the duration of the semester for which the duty/duties are assigned. +
-==== 11.1.13 (House Duties) ==== +
-Members shall be responsible for the weekly house duties assigned them by the House & Grounds Committee Chair for the duration of the semester for which the duty/duties are assigned. +
-==== 11.1.14 (Completion of House Duties) ​==== +
-Members must complete weekly ​house duties, as set by the House & Grounds ​Committee. The house duties will be posted by 4pm and must be completed by each member before midnight of the same day. Duties ​must be checked off by a member of the House & Grounds ​Committee. +
-==== 11.1.15 (Fire Starting) ==== +
-A person may not use flammable liquids ​to start or propagate a fire on chapter property unless that person is given permission by the House and Grounds committee head and the Vice- President External. In the event that the same person holds both offices stated above, the President must also give permission. +
-==== 11.1.16 (Community Service) ==== +
-A minimum ​of 25 hours of community service or philanthropic involvement shall be required of each member for the Fall Semesterand a minimum of 12 such hours shall be required of each member for the Spring semester, 3 of which must be independent of the Fraternity as University or community hours. Any change ​in the required amount of hours shall be decided by a majority vote at the first chapter of the semester. +
-Failure to meet the required service hours for semester shall result in an initial fine of $25, with an additional $5 fine for each hour short of the required amount. +
-==== 11.1.17 (Space Heaters) ==== +
-There shall be no use of personal space heaters on chapter property. +
- +
-===== 11.2 (Quiet Hours) ​===== +
-Quiet Hours +
-==== 11.2.1 (Reasonably Quiet) ​==== +
-The shelter ​shall be reasonably quiet all hours of the day. The dorms shall be quiet at all times. +
-==== 11.2.2 (Quiet Hours Hours) ==== +
-The shelter shall be quiet from 7:00 pm until 7:00 amSunday through Thursday. +
-==== 11.2.3 (Bull Sessions) ==== +
-“Bull sessions” shall not be permitted during quiet hours in the upstairs part of the shelter. +
-==== 11.2.4 (Low Volume) ==== +
-During quiet hours, media players shall be kept on low volume so that they will not disturb members studying in the shelter.  +
-==== 11.2.5 (Special Discontinuation) ==== +
-On special occasions, the director of academic affairs, the president, or the chapter may waive quiet hours. +
-==== 11.2.6 (Mandated Quiet Hours) ==== +
-The director of academic ​affairs and the president shall have the power to set up continuous quiet hours for a period not to exceed one week before the start of finals week until the time of the last final, and shall specify times when quiet hours are not in effect. +
-===== 11.3 (Kitchen and Dining) ===== +
-Kitchen and Dining Room +
-==== 11.3.1 (Return Kitchen Items) ==== +
-All kitchen items (plates, forks, bowls, cups, etc.) must be returned to the kitchen after use within twenty-four hours. Items shall be rinsed and scrubbed clean upon return+
-==== 11.3.2 ​(Save-A-Plate) ​==== +
-Any person ​who wishes ​prepared meal to be saved must inform ​the lunch/​dinner duty before lunch/​dinner commencesotherwise food cannot ​be guaranteed. +
-==== 11.3.3 (Food Use) ==== +
-No food, other than leftovers and markup, shall be used by any person or persons for any reason without ​the permission ​of the Food Chairman+
-==== 11.3.4 (Vacation Use Permission) ​==== +
-All persons staying in the shelter over a vacation ​must get permission from the chapter to use either or both the chapter house and kitchen. +
-==== 11.3.5 (Formal Dinners) ==== +
-For formal dinners, all members shall be notified at least three hours in advance by the president. Coats and ties shall be worn at all formal dinners. Members shall maintain proper decorum in the dining room and shall observe all established table manners and customs. +
-==== 11.3.6 (Head of Table) ==== +
-The head of the table is determined by the highest ranking chapter officer present ​at the start of dinner. If no officer is present, the highest active badge number becomes the head of the table+
-==== 11.3.7 (Excusal) ​==== +
-Members ​shall remain in the dining room after dinner until excused by the head of table. +
-===== 11.4 (Chapter Property) ===== +
-Chapter Property +
-==== 11.4.1 (Definition) ==== +
-Chapter property includes ​all items that are not explicitly owned by Kappa Phi Building Corporation or any member of the chapter+
-==== 11.4.2 (Kappa Phi Property) ​==== +
-The use of Kappa Phi Building Corporation property off of chapter premises ​must be approved by Kappa Phi Building CorporationThis includes, but is not limited tomattresses, bed frames, desks, and chests-of-drawers. +
-==== 11.4.3 (Property off Property) ==== +
-All use of chapter property off of chapter premises must be approved by the house and grounds committee prior to the action. +
-==== 11.4.4 (Destruction of Property) ==== +
-Members who negligently destroy ​or damage chapter property shall be required to replace said property ​in the event of destruction or to repair to the original state in the event of damage. +
-==== 11.4.5 (Willful Destruction) ==== +
-Members who willfully destroy or damage chapter property ​shall be subject to fine in addition to replacing the property destroyed or damaged+
-==== 11.4.6 (Clean Rooms) ​==== +
-Members ​shall keep their rooms clean and orderly at all times. +
-==== 11.4.8 (Changes to the Shelter) ==== +
-All structuralmechanicaland cosmetic changes made to the chapter house or premises must be approved by the House and Grounds ​Committee or Kappa Phi Building Corporation prior to starting ​the work. +
-==== 11.4.9 (Return Tools) ==== +
-All tools and equipment will be cleaned and returned to their proper location within 24 hours of use+
-===== 11.5 (Social Rules) ===== +
-Social Rules +
-==== 11.5.1 (Chaperonage) ​==== +
-Proper chaperonage for all women guests of members shall be provided in compliance with Missouri University of Science and Technology regulations. +
-==== 11.5.2 (Alcohol Possession) ==== +
-Use or possession of alcoholic beverages in or on the chapter premises, ​shall be in compliance with the policies of the Member Responsibilities of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and shall be the responsibility of the judicial board to enforce these policies. ​ The response is as follows: 1st offense: $50 fine, 2nd offense: $100 fine and 100 hours of community service, 3rd offense: ​ Suspension until graduation+
-==== 11.5.3 (Proper Decorum) ​==== +
-Members ​shall maintain proper decorum at all times with respect ​to the introduction ​of guests or strangers within ​the chapter house. This includes, but is not limited to, swearing and nudity+
-==== 11.5.4 (Drug Possession) ​==== +
-There shall be no use or possession of illicit drugs in or on chapter property (including while in personal vehicles). Any offenders shall be brought up for suspension ​in chapter. A summons should be brought up to the Judicial Board within one week of the incident. +
-===== 11.6 (Judicial Board) ===== +
-Unless otherwise stated, the Judicial Board shall have the power to impose fines/​penalties prescribed for infractions and violations ​of the rules set forth in sections one through five of this article. +
-===== 11.7 (House Events) ===== +
-House Events +
-==== 11.7.1 (Definition) ==== +
-A house event is defined ​as a mandatory chapter event that requires attendance by all members of the chapter (e.g. Move-in, Retreat, Worklabs, Greek Week Games, Initiation, Homecoming, Haunted Maze, Christmas Party, PRO Days, and St. Pats) +
-==== 11.7.(Setting Events) ==== +
-To set a house event, a motion must be made during a chapter meeting more than twenty four hours in advance of the event. The motion must include a description ​of the event, start time, end time, location of the event, and a punishment for an unexcused absence and tardy. A majority vote is required for the motion to be carried+
-==== 11.7.3 (Event Excusal) ==== +
-To be excused from a house event you must receive approval from the President. In order to be approved for excusal, you must have submitted your request twenty four hours prior to the start time of the event. +
-==== 11.7.4 (Emergency Excusal)==== +
-If an emergency develops within twenty four hours of the house event, you must receive unanimous approval from the Executive Committee to be considered excused from the house event. +
-==== 11.7.5 (Unexcused Absences) ​==== +
-Any member who is unexcused from three house events over the course of a semester ​shall be brought up for suspension by vote. +
-==== 11.7.6 (Suspended Members) ==== +
-Suspended members are not allowed ​to attend non-academic events on chapter property, or house events being held off chapter property. For a suspended member to be allowed to attend a non-academic/​house event it must be passed by a majority vote through chapter at the chapter prior to the event. If this is not possible, unanimous approval of the Executive Committee must be made for the suspended member to be allowed at the event.+