Fraternity Board Meeting Minutes in Seconds

Mar 24, 2022 – The National Fraternity Board of Directors met virtually on March 12. Read the Minutes in Seconds for a quick summary of the meeting.
  • Approved petition to reactivate Alpha Xi at University of Virginia. The reactivation is tentatively scheduled for April 23, 2022. Watch for further details.
  • Approved sending to Congress a bylaws recommendation to help ensure that if there are qualified and eligible candidates within a region to fulfill a vacancy, those candidates are considered prior to appointments made from outside the regional boarders. This helps ensure the priority of continued succession planning within the region and providing chapters with local leadership support. This proposal is similar to a proposal passed by the Northeastern Provincial Council, but removes language that would traditionally belong in policy. Proposals will be reviewed at GCC 2022 for consideration.
  • Approved to create a process within policy to manage voting during interim elections when there are candidates for the position, but a majority isn’t achieved. This recommendation can be used when there are tie votes or when a majority vote isn’t received in the initial vote (which can also occur when there are three or more candidates).
  • National Organizational Development Chair Crystal Justice received further feedback on a Committee Structure White Paper that reorganizes our committee structure in a way that best serves the organization, while remaining nimble to allow for future reorganization and adjustments as needed. The goal is to have a policy recommendation ready for post-GCC Board meeting.
  • Approved sending to Congress a bylaws recommendation to add At Large Board Members to the Board. This would give the Board the ability to fill gaps in knowledge, expertise, background, or perspective based on the makeup of the elected Board members and Collegians of the Year. This proposal will go to GCC 2022 for consideration.
  • Board provided feedback on a “Recommendation Roadmap” which allows members to know best practices for recommendations once submitted.
  • Approved a bylaws recommendation to remove references to Regional Vice Presidents from the Board of Directors section of the Bylaws, so Regional Vice President’s details are outlined exclusively in Article VIII Regional Vice Presidents and not duplicated. This proposal will go to GCC 2022 for consideration.
  • Approved 2022-23 operating and special projects budgets, including previously planned dues and initiation fee increases, but not including any fees for Presidents’ Academy.
  • Approved Leadership Foundation grant request funding prioritization for 2022-23. (Previously approved by LF Trustees.) The Leadership Foundation has agreed to a 10% increase in Fraternity grant over the current fiscal year.
  • Approved Leadership Foundation management agreement for 2022-23, including updated policy around donor data management and planned Foundation staffing.
  • Approved renewal of the 90-day suspension of Eta Psi (Houston) through June 18, 2022 to coincide with the institution’s interim suspension while the institution investigates alleged acts of risk management violations as well as an ongoing police investigation. If the institution lifts the chapter suspension, the proposal delegated authority to the Grand President, South Central Provincial Vice President, and Executive Director to develop and prepare probation terms to release the chapter from Fraternity suspension. 

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