Constitution

The Constitution of Pi Delta Phi, Chapter Mu Alpha at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

ARTICLE I NAME

The name of this Society shall be Pi Delta Phi (Chapter Mu Alpha), the National French Honor Society.

ARTICLE II PURPOSE

Pi Delta Phi is a national honorary society. The purpose of this society shall be to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world and to stimulate and to encourage French and Francophone cultural activities.

ARTICLE III MOTTO

The motto of this Society is Probaínomen Diakritoi Philogálatoi, which means Avançons, amis fidèles de la culture française or Forward, Faithful Friends of French Culture.

ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Membership in Pi Delta Phi is open to all provided that each candidate meets the academic requirements of the Society. Membership categories and national dues are determined by the National Executive Board. National dues are paid once at the time of initiation into the Society and entitle the new member to life-time membership.

ARTICLE V INSIGNIA AND MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE

The insignia pin is the same for regular and honorary members. A certificate given to all members at the time of initiation indicates the category of membership. Blue, white, and red graduation cords are available.

ARTICLE VI PRIVILEGES

Regular members may vote and represent their chapter at official meetings of the Society. All members may attend national functions.

ARTICLE VII FACULTY MODERATOR

The term of the Faculty Moderator is indefinite. Duties of the Moderator are: (1) to represent the chapter at its institution and at national conventions; (2) to advise and to support all activities of the chapter; (3) to submit an annual report to the Executive Director; (4) to keep accurate and up-to-date records and make sure that such records and all information of the Society are given to the succeeding moderator.

ARTICLE VII MEETINGS

There shall be chapter meetings of the Society at selected intervals. There shall be an initiation of new members at least once every two years. The chapter shall consult the National Constitution for information regarding the initiation ceremony.

ARTICLE X AMENDMENTS

This Chapter Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the chapter members.

Date of this Constitution: February 27, 1996; amended April 15, 2010.