THE ARCHI PLEDGE ADDENDUM
an Addition to the Pledge Manual of the
IKTINOS CHAPTER of ALPHA RHO CHI
NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL FRATERNITY
OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE ALLIED ARTS
Table of Contents
|Pledging Period Rules|
|University, College & Chapter|
|Membership for Life|
|Responsibilities of Members|
|Alpha Rho Chi - Current Active Chapters|
|Alpha Rho Chi - Current Active Alumni Associations|
|Current Data on APX|
|Current Information on the Iktinos Chapter|
|Iktinos Party Rules|
|Appendix A: Active Member Contact Information|
|Appendix B: Hazing Policy|
|Appendix C: Calendar|
|Appendix D: APX Hymn|
|Appendix E: Parliamentary Procedures|
The requirements of the Constitution and Bylaws of Alpha Rho Chi governing the instruction of pledges are paraphrased as follows:
Voting on Candidates - A candidate must be voted on and approved by members of a chapter in order to be pledged and such a vote must again be taken to qualify for initiation based on merit alone.
Instruction of Pledges - Each Chapter shall adopt a definite program of study on the history, organization, administration, and ideals of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, for the benefit of pledges and newly initiated members. No pledge shall be initiated until a period of pledge training of not less than 8weeks has been completed. This program shall be under the direction of the Worthy Associate Architect.
Pledge Initiation - A pledge is the acceptance of an offer to join the Fraternity; binding upon the pledge but not upon the Fraternity. The Pledge Oath shall be administered after the candidate has been favorably voted upon.
Ritual Initiation - Members may be initiated into Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity only by induction through the entire ritual ceremony. Full Pledge Fees and Initiation Fee must be paid and so stated by the Worthy Estimator prior to the Ritual Ceremony.
Pledging Period Rules
Alpha Rho Chi, the national professional fraternity of architecture and allied arts has serious purposes intended to develop the professional abilities and interests of its members. The purpose of pledge instruction is to inform pledges on Alpha Rho Chi and its requirements. The pledge instruction program of every chapter shall be dignified, educational and constructive. Questions should be directed to your Pledge Trainer. Each Pledge Class shall be named in sequence, starting with AAA, then AAB, AAGamma, etc. A Pledge Class President shall be elected by the entire Pledge Class, and shall be responsible for leading the group. The following rules should be followed by all pledges:
Acknowledge of fraternity customs and etiquette on the part of every member is essential for the well being of a chapter. The following material should be studied and incorporated in the conduct of every pledge.
Alcohol and Drug Policy
All members of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity shall abide by all applicable liquor control laws of the State or other jurisdiction including Colleges and Universities while participating in a Fraternity event.
See Appendix B.
Sexual Harassment Policy
It is the policy of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity that unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other sexually offensive verbal or physical contact will not be condoned or permitted, and may in fact be in violation of federal law. The Fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of sexually abusive behavior on the part of its members, whether physical, mental or emotional. This is to include any actions which are demeaning to any person which would constitute sexual abuse of any type or form.
Each Chapter shall provide the following data and require the pledge to be informed of it.
Through its various Alumni Associations and members located throughout the country, Alpha Rho Chi offers a permanent, professional association with a selected group of college-trained individuals. Such associations are of real value professionally and socially. Alpha Rho Chi teaches and emphasizes the observance of high standards of personal and professional conduct and ethics. In addition, there are other intangible values. Chapter life offers opportunity for improvement of individual personality and ability through actual experience. Development of the ability to work with others, to plan and carry out various projects, to talk before a group, to lead others is highly important.
Another benefit is the friendly and informal association between students and faculty.
Last but not least, each member can enlarge his or her circle of friends and acquaintances through membership in Alpha Rho Chi.
One of the greatest benefits of membership in Alpha Rho Chi is membership is for life. Many professional alumni affiliate with alumni organizations after graduation. These Alumni Associations are networks of professionals. They offer professional alumni members the opportunity to start and maintain contacts, find mentors, and to interact socially as well as professionally. When transferring into an area that has an Alumni Association, this organization can ease the professional alumni member's transition into his or her new environment.
A knowledge and observance of correct business customs and etiquette is important to the individual and will open opportunities. The following material is by no means complete, but it does stress the essentials. Pledges should study and inform themselves on it.
Social etiquette is a necessary complement to business etiquette and pledges and members should possess a thorough knowledge of it. This includes knowing correct table manners, courtesy to others, correct social correspondence, and the proper etiquette at home and abroad. The subject is too broad to cover in an outline of this nature; but in order that every pledge may be informed, he or she should study a good book of etiquette. Courtesy and proper etiquette are keys which open many doors.
The Great Seal of Alpha Rho Chi - The Worthy Grand Architect is the keeper of the Great Seal of the Fraternity. This seal is impressed upon all official reports of the Grand Council, convention reports, edicts and proclamations of the Council, charters, certificates of membership and all official communications to the chapters.
The Seal of APX - Iktinos Chapter - The Worthy Architect of the Iktinos Chapter is the keeper of this seal. This seal is impressed upon all official documents created by the office of WA to verify authorship authenticity. It is required on the National Convention Iktinos Delegate Credential Report.
The Coat of Arms - Iktinos Chapter -
The Iktinos Standard - Three Prong Rake is imposed over the White Rose, similar to the Coat of Arms.
The Archi is the official magazine of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity. The Archi is distributed to all brothers of the Fraternity, as well as to the deans and the libraries of all schools which have accredited architecture programs. It is intended for public distribution and contains no esoteric information.
The Rise is an occasional esoteric piece published by the Grand Council and is issued strictly to members only.
The Alpha Rho Chi Letter is the Fraternity's newsletter containing information of upcoming events and Chapter News.
The Iktinews is the title of the Iktinos Chapter Newsletter distributed to all Iktinos Alumni and to the members of Grand Council, and WA's of all Active Chapters.
As an Active Member of Alpha Rho Chi you are expected to fulfil a number of requirements. These requirements should be fully explained to you prior to initiation and once initiation has been completed, you are immediately expected to present yourself as a member in good standing, financially, academically and socially.
This includes paying monthly dues on or before the due date or making arrangements to do so prior to due dates. Also includes paying for miscellaneous items that may or may not be fully reimbursed back to you. The idea here is that you will be donating to the betterment of the chapter, but it should be verified by the WE or WA ahead of time, if possible if you will be getting your money back or not, in which case, SAVE and photocopy your receipts!
You are required to be a student at the University of Michigan to be in good standing with APX. If the time comes when you are approached by your instructors and asked why your grades are so low, Alpha Rho Chi is not and will not be a valid answer. School comes first and you should speak to the Chapter before things reach this point.
Alpha Rho Chi is a fraternity. We are linked by brotherhood for life and nothing can change that fact. If problems do arise, the whole Chapter is responsible for resolving the issues fairly and absolutely. Sometimes it is difficult to do, but it should be understood that what the group decides should be beneficial for all involved. If there are differences between members, it should be brought up and discussed to be resolved before lines are drawn and divisions are made within the chapter. Brothers treat brothers with respect and this fact should never be forgotten. Having differing opinions is not a valid excuse for not attending meetings, as this is the main control factor that keeps the Chapter running smoothly. Remember why you joined APX and the feelings that it created for you, and if those feelings no longer exist, then it is up to you to encourage others to help you bring it back.
You get out of the fraternity what you put into it. No one is forcing you to be a part of the group, do not go through the initiation without fully understanding this, as it is the foundation upon which a great Fraternity stands.
The APX $500 Scholarship is an annual award given to Active Members from Grand Council. Application information can be obtained from the Worthy Architect of the Chapter.
The APX Medal Program
SILVER: For Recognition of Fraternal Distinction of Outstanding Merit
BRONZE: For Leadership, Service and Promise of Professional Merit by a Graduating Student
There are two types of dues that Pledges must pay, depending on where the money goes.
The National dues are set by the Grand Council:
Monthly Pledge Fee - $10.00 due at the beginning of the month, collected on WE's schedule
Initiation Fee - $50.00 due prior to Initiation
Initiation Fee - amount determined by Chapter based on Initiation Events (food, transportation, etc.), collected prior to Initiation
Alpha Rho Chi – Current Active Chapters (1999)
1. Heracleides Alumni Association
Current National Data of Alpha Rho Chi
Current Grand Council Officers and Appointees
Worthy Grand Architect_________________________________________________________________
Worthy Grand Associate Architect_________________________________________________________
Worthy Grand Scribe____________________________________________________________________
Worthy Grand Estimator ________________________________________________________________
Grand Advisor _______________________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 1______________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 2 ______________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 3_______________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 4_______________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 5_______________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 6_______________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 7_______________________________________________________________
Regional Deputy, Region 8_______________________________________________________________
Archi Editor _______________________________________________________________
Archi Associate Editor(s) ______________________________________________________________
Other Appointees ________________________________________________________________
Current Information on the Iktinos Chapter
Officers of the Iktinos Chapter of Alpha Rho Chi
Worthy Associate Architect _______________________________________________________________
Worthy Estimator _______________________________________________________________________
Worthy Superintendent ___________________________________________________________________
Other Board Members____________________________________________________________________
Officers of the Iktinos Alumni Association of Alpha Rho Chi
Other Board Members ___________________________________________________________________
Full Name ______________________________________________________________________
Local Mailing Address _________________________________________________________
Local Phone Number ( ) -
Permanent Mailing Address ___________________________________________________
Permanent Phone Number ( ) -
Email address _____________________________________________________________________
Any Allergies or Medical Conditions/Phobias ____________________________________________
Emergency Contact Person ____________________________________
If an Emergency Occurs and I need medical attention, I
agree to be brought to _______________________________________ Hospital.
Iktinos Party Rules
The following is a list of rules and procedures that must be followed at any and all events that
Alpha Rho Chi members are involved in, regardless of who is sponsoring the event.
#1. If Guests are allowed, the person that invites the guest is responsible for anything the guest does.
The guest must be in eyesight of member at all reasonable times.
#2. Sign-in and Sign-out sheets are required. No one is allowed to enter the party without first legibly signing the list.
#3. If alcohol is present, all car keys must be given to Keymaster before any alcohol is served.
Keys will be returned after Sign-out sheet has been correctly filled out.
#4. Sign-out sheet must be signed before leaving party, so that safety may be prioritized.
#5. Safe Rides must be provided by at least one Responsible Active Member for the duration of the event.
#6. Additional Rules and Procedures may be announced by Active Members and must be respectfully followed.
#7. The Active Members of Alpha Rho Chi have the right to ask someone to leave the party at any time for any reason.
#8. Safety for all present is the number one priority. Actives are responsible for all event activities and can be contacted with any questions regarding policy. Full consciousness must be attained at all times.
#9. In the event of possible Alcohol Poisoning, you will be taken to hospital, no questions asked.
It is your responsibility to ensure that Alcohol Poisoning does not occur.
#10. Any damage to property will be assessed by owner and paid in full to owner at time of event.
#11. Fun must be had at all Alpha Rho Chi events!!!
I agree to these rules and policies and will do my best
to follow them as close as possible to ensure that the rights of all involved,
including myself, are not infringed upon.
Appendix A: Active Member Contact Information
Fall 1999 Iktinos Chapter - Alpha
||Fall Address||Fall Phone||Family|
|WA||Courtney Donahue||Cldonahu@hotmail.com||603 E. Hoover||623-0423||Donahue|
|WAA||emily kuperstein||Frkshow@umich.edu||2715 Windwood Dr #63||623-0030||kuperstein|
|WS, SuperInt||Mark Ritz||Mritz@umich.edu||773
Dexter, MI 48130
#4452 Van Hoosen
|WC||David Marchetti||Dmarchet@umich.edu||421 Church St.||827-1468||kuperstein|
|Mara Braspenninx||Mbraspen@umich.edu||1223 Hill St. #2||761-8464||kuperstein|
|Rush Chair||Hillary Leonard||Hleonard@umich.edu||1303 Wilmot #31||635-6567||Law|
|Parini Mehta||Mehtap@umich.edu||1318 Wilmot||327-7481||Borja|
|Lina Lee||Ljlee@umich.edu||2453 Traver Blvd.||995-0311||Donahue|
|Mary Christie||Mbc@umich.edu||820 McKinley #3||827-2313||Habel|
|Social||Adrianna Jordan||Jordanal@umich.edu||704 Hill St||996-8048||Donahue|
|Publicity||Joel Kirzner||Kirznerj@umich.edu||335 Packard||741-8645||kuperstein|
|Alumni Relations||Dana Habel||Drhabel@umich.edu||1230 Hubbard Rd. #4208 Eaton Baits I||764-3053||Habel|
|Albert Law||Allaw@umich.edu||3515 Greenbrier Blvd. #28C||997-9678||Law|
|Shiney||Christine Yee||Cwyee@umich.edu||555 E. William #6C||761-5794||Law|
|Shiney Prof. Director||Michael Ben-Meir||Mrbz@umich.edu||405 N. Thayer||930-4840||Habel|
|Tshirt||Jaron Lubin||Jlubin@umich.edu||118 N. Ingalls||214-1311||Donahue|
|Shiney||Yvonne Marchand||Ymarchan@umich.edu||332 E. William #308||827-2820||kuperstein|
Appendix B: Hazing Policy
Soon to be Added.
Appendix C: Calendar
Appendix D: APX
E: Parliamentary Procedures
Soon to be Added
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