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Constitution of the Epsilon Chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association

The International Honor Society for the Computing Sciences



Table of Contents
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Article I -- Name and Objective 2
Section 1 -- Name
Section 2 -- Objective
Section 3 -- Location
2
2
2

Article II -- Organization of the Epsilon

2
Section 1 -- Establishment
Section 2 -- Representation
Section 3 -- Subordination
2
2
2

Article III -- Government of the Epsilon Chapter

2-3
Section 1 -- General
Section 2 -- Additional
Section 3 -- Representation
2-3
3
3

Article IV -- Membership in Epsilon Chapter

3
Section 1 -- Categories of members
Section 2 -- Sources
Section 3 -- Procedure
Section 4 -- Honorary
Section 5 -- Nondiscrimination
Section 6 -- Resignation
Section 7 -- Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Article V -- Election of Members

3-4
Section 1 -- Timing
Section 2 -- Requirements
Section 3 -- Procedure
Section 4 -- Notice
Section 5 -- Voting
Section 6 -- Membership Offer
4
4
4
4
4
4

Article VI -- Discipline

4-5
Section 1 -- Methods
Section 2 -- Procedure
Section 3 -- Appeal
4
4-5
5

Article VII -- Meetings

5
Section 1 -- Timing
Section 2 -- Recruiting
Section 3 -- Dues
5
5
5

Article VIII -- Amendments

5
Section 1 -- Proposal
Section 2 -- Procedure
Section 3 -- Voting
5
5
5


Article I

Name and Objective
Section 1.
The name of this nonprofit organization shall be the Epsilon Chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association.

Section 2.
The objective of the Epsilon Chapter shall be the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in the several branches of Computer Science.

Section 3.
The Epsilon Chapter of the Association shall be located at the University of North Florida.


Article II

Organization of the Epsilon
Section 1.
The Epsilon Chapter shall be established at the University of North Florida, which offers a curriculum that leads to the awarding of a degree in Computer Science.

Section 2.
The Epsilon Chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon shall be represented by the elected officers of the Epsilon Chapter and the Faculty Advisor.

Section 3.
The provisions of this Constitution shall be subordinate to those of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association.


Article III

Government of the Epsilon Chapter
Section 1.
  1. The general government of the Epsilon Chapter shall be vested in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association.
  2. This constitution shall be subordinate to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association.

Section 2.
Additional government for the Epsilon Chapter will be provided by the Bylaws adopted by the members of the Epsilon Chapter and approved by the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association.

Section 3.
The Epsilon Chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon shall be represented by the elected officers of the Epsilon Chapter and the Faculty Advisor.


Article IV

Membership in the Epsilon Chapter
Section 1.
The Epsilon Chapter shall consist of members and honorary members.

Section 2.
The membership of the Epsilon Chapter shall consist of:
  1. undergraduate students of junior or senior rank,
  2. graduate students,
  3. individuals affiliated with the University of North Florida in some capacity other than that of a registered student, and
  4. individuals of recognized ability in their respective branches of Computer Science but who are not classified in any of the former categories.

Section 3.
All members shall be elected to membership according to Article V of this Constitution.

Section 4.
Honorary members shall be individuals whose character, reputation, and influence would be a distinct asset to Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

Section 5.
Eligibility for membership shall not be limited by race, color, creed, age, or sex.

Section 6.
Any member desiring to resign his membership shall do so in writing to the Epsilon Chapter Secretary.

Section 7.
If any member shall use his membership in an unethical way, the Epsilon Chapter may petition the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association to suspend the individual's membership.


Article V

Election of Members
Section 1.
An election of new members shall take place during the Fall term of the University of North Florida scholastic year.

Section 2.
The eligibility requirements for membership in the Upsilon Chapter shall be as follows:
  1. Undergraduate students must have a declared major in Computer Science, Information Science or Information Systems. At least 64 hours of course work accepted by the University of North Florida must be successfully completed. At least an overall GPA of 3.2 must be attained. At least 18 hours of course work in the required Computer Science courses must be successfully completed.
  2. Graduate students must have been accepted into the Master's program of the College of Computer and Information Sciences. At least half of the course work required for the Master's degree must be successfully completed. A GPA of 3.5 over courses within the Master's program for the College of Computer and Information Sciences must be attained.
  3. Faculty of the College of Computer and Information Sciences or other allied computer fields shall have been employed full- time at the University of North Florida for at least one year and in responsible charge of undergraduate or graduate course work or important research work. Eligibility of a faculty member shall be based mainly on his current achievements as denoted by degrees, rank, publications, high standards of scholarship maintained in classes or research work, honors and membership in other societies, and potential future interests in Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
  4. Former students who met all previously defined requirements before graduating from the University of North Florida within the last three years.
  5. Others who have demonstrated excellence in the field of Computer Science and whose membership would be seen as an asset to the Epsilon Chapter.

Section 3.
All nominees for membership shall have their names forwarded to the Epsilon Chapter Secretary in writing at least one week prior to the meeting where the membership voting will take place.

Section 4.
Notice of membership elections shall be made at least one week prior to the meeting when the membership elections will take place.

Section 5.
All new members shall be elected by secret ballot and must receive a simple majority of the votes.

Section 6.
Membership shall be offered to an individual only once except in the case of hardship.


Article VI

Discipline
Section 1.
The means of discipline shall include suspension or expulsion from the Epsilon Chapter.
  1. Suspension shall entail the loss of voting privileges for a specified time not to exceed one year.
  2. Expulsion shall result in the removal of the individual's name from the Epsilon Chapter's rolls with possible recommendations to the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association.

Section 2.
A member may be disciplined by a consensus of the Epsilon Chapter's officers and Faculty Advisor.

Section 3.
A member who has been disciplined may appeal the case to an ad hoc Appeals Committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Computer and Information Sciences.


Article VII

Meetings
Section 1.
At least one meeting of the Epsilon Chapter shall take place during the Fall and Spring terms of the University of North Florida scholastic calendar.

Section 2.
A special meeting shall take place in the Fall term of the above mentioned calendar for the expressed purpose of considering new members.

Section 3.
During the Fall meeting, a vote shall be taken to determine the dues for the coming year.


Article VIII

Amendments
Section 1.
Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed by any voting member of the Epsilon Chapter.

Section 2.
Any proposed amendment to this Constitution shall be submitted for consideration to the Epsilon Chapter Secretary in writing at least one week before a scheduled meeting. The proposed amendment shall be debated during the meeting mentioned above.

Section 3.
A proposed amendment shall come into effect after being approved by three-fourths of the voting members by secret ballot at the meeting following the debate of the proposed amendment and being ratified by the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association. (Voting for constitutional change may require a special meeting since the Chapter normally meets once a semester.)