Article IX: Discipline

  1. Basis of Discipline

    AGS membership may be suspended or revoked for improper conduct not befitting an honors society member.

  2. Valid Cause
    1. Willful or excessive violation of the Alpha Gamma Sigma, Alpha Chapter By-laws;
    2. Willful disregard of decisions made by the executive board or Advisor(s);
    3. Willful disregard of instructions given by the executive board or Advisor(s);
    4. Failure or refusal to disclose necessary information on matters of chapter business;
    5. Unwarranted attacks on any member or refusal to cooperate with a member or Advisor(s);
    6. Misrepresentation of the chapter or any of its officers;
    7. Contributing to the creation of a hostile environment within the chapter;
    8. Disruption of chapter activities;
    9. Violation of PCC's Standards of Student Conduct, as defined in the PCC Catalog;
    10. Violation of PCC's Board Policies or Administrative regulations.
  3. Procedure

    The intention of the following steps, at all stages, is to ensure the member in question is made accountable for their actions, and to ultimately arrive upon a decision that is appropriate in accordance to their actions.

    1. At the first indication of improper conduct, the member under question is to be approached directly by a board member.
    2. If the member under question does not listen and continues upon their misconduct, the individual is to seek reconciliation in the presence of one officer and a chapter Advisor.
    3. If the matter has been established, and if the offending member refuses to listen, the issue can be brought before Executive Board and upon a unanimous vote, the chapter can seek restorative justice against the member.
    4. After this stage, the board votes by anonymous ballot whether to revoke membership. A 3/5 vote will suffice. Membership termination is immediate and final, or until the Executive Board decides the offender has shown ample remorse.
  4. 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.

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