Article VIII: Removal
- Basis of Impeachment
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 ensure the officer in question is made accountable for their actions, and to ultimately arrive upon a decision that is appropriate in accordance to their actions.
- At the first indication of improper conduct, 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 the President and a chapter Advisor.
- IIf the matter has been established, and if the offending officer refuses to listen, the issue can be brought before the Executive Board and upon a unanimous vote, the chapter can seek restorative justice against the officer.
- After this stage, the board votes by anonymous ballot whether to remove the officer. A 3/5 vote will suffice. The officer upon removal loses membership for the current term, but is not barred from membership in the future. However, they are ineligible to run for office in the future.
- 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.