Article VIII: Removal
- Basis of Removal
An officer may be removed from office for improper conduct or neglect of duty.
- Valid Cause
- Willful or excessive violation of the Alpha Gamma Sigma, Alpha Chapter By-laws;
- Willful disregard of decisions made by the executive board;
- Failure or refusal to disclose necessary information on matters of chapter business;
- Unwarranted attacks on any officer or refusal to cooperate with an officer;
- Misrepresentation of the chapter or any of its officers;
- Contributing to the creation of a hostile environment within the chapter;
- Violation of PCC’s Standards of Student Conduct, as defined in the PCC Catalog;
- Violation of PCC’s Board Policies or Administrative regulations.
The intention of the following steps at all stages is to seek restoration of the officer to a position of responsibility.
- At the first indication of improper conduct giving rise to offense, the officer under question is to be approached directly.
- If the officer under question does not listen, the individual with charges is to seek reconciliation in the presence of one other and a chapter Advisor.
- If the matter has been established, and if the offending officer refuses to listen, the issue can be brought before the chapter membership upon a unanimous vote of the board, for the chapter to seek restoration of the officer.
- After this stage the board votes by anonymous ballot whether to remove the officer. A 3/5 vote will suffice. The officer on removal loses good standing to attain membership that term, but is not barred from membership in future. However future eligibility for leadership is disallowed.
- Subjugation of Disciplinary Action
Proceedings for violation of Student Conduct at the Student Affairs level or higher supersede any actions taken by the Alpha Gamma Sigma chapter.