BYLAW 19 – Scholarship and Standards

Section 1. Each Chapter and Colony of the Fraternity shall be subject to the following standards of Academic Excellence. The Grand Chapter, seeing that the following standards are a minimum, encourages each Chapter and Colony to set local standards higher than that of its host institution and the Grand Chapter.

(a) All potential new members must meet a GPA requirement equal to or greater than the academic standard for new members set by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and published by the Executive Office for the benefit of the Grand Chapter, and the Chapter’s host institution in order to become a Pledge.

  • REQUIREMENTS:
    • No established collegiate GPA – Minimum high school GPA of 2.50
    • Established collegiate GPA – Minimum 2.50 collegiate GPA

(b) All Pledges must meet a GPA requirement equal to or greater than the academic standard for potential new members set by the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and published by the Executive Office for the benefit of the Grand Chapter, and the Chapter’s host institution prior to initiation.

  • REQUIREMENTS:
    • No established collegiate GPA – Minimum high school GPA of 2.50
    • Established collegiate GPA – Minimum 2.50 collegiate GPA

(c) Each Chapter and Colony of the Fraternity will maintain a cumulative GPA equal to or greater than the academic standard for Chapters set by the NorthAmerican Interfraternity Conference, and published by the Executive Office for the benefit of the Grand Chapter, and the Chapter’s host institution.

  • REQUIREMENTS:
    • A cumulative GPA that is at or above the all men’s GPA for the host institution where an undergraduate chapter exists, if the all men’s GPA for the host institution is below a 2.70.

(d) Every member will maintain a cumulative GPA equal to or above the all-men’s average at the Chapter’s host institution, with the minimum GPA required being a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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