Associate Membership is granted on a case-
by-case basis for extraordinary circumstances
that make it impossible for a member to fulfill
their obligations of membership. Examples:
Leaving school or transferring
Extraordinary financial, familial, or
The member will complete an application
and send it to the chapter President.
The President, Treasurer, Advisory Board
Chairman, and Finance Adviser must
approve the application before it is sent
to the District Director for approval.
Applications are not approved until the
District Director shares a final decision.
Associate Membership is only granted to
members in good standing.
Those on Associate Membership do not
The member is required to pay the per capita
fee but will not be charged additional dues.
Those on Associate Membership can live in
the chapter house if approved by Advisory
Board and the house is under capacity.
When the chapter Bylaws and Standing Rules
provide for Special Status, a member can be
excused from participation in chapter activities
because of school-incurred or other
responsibilities for a specified period.
Special Status is only granted to members in
The member is expected to pay the per
capita fee and all House Board fees. Other
chapter fees are paid according to their
degree of participation.
Special Status is granted according to the
conditions outlined in the chapter Standing
Rules. These conditions should specify who
will grant Special Statuses, the
circumstances that constitute eligibility, and
the timing necessary for approval. It is
recommended that Chapter Council officers
consider requests after approval from the