About Phi U - Bylaws
Article I: Name
Section 1. Name of National Organization - The name of this national honor society in family and consumer sciences and related areas shall be Phi Upsilon Omicron, Inc.
Section 2. Name of Collegiate Chapters - The collegiate chapters of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Inc. shall be named in the order of their formation from the letters of the Greek alphabet. When the alphabet is exhausted, it will be repeated with a Greek alphabetical prefix.
Section 3. Name of Alumni Chapters - An alumni chapter located in the same city with a collegiate chapter shall take the Greek letter name of the collegiate chapter or the name of the city or area. An alumni chapter in a city where no collegiate chapter exists shall be named for the city or area in which it is located.
Article II: Purposes
Section 1. The purposes of Phi Upsilon Omicron are to recognize and promote academic excellence, develop qualities of leadership by providing opportunities for service, and encourage lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences and related areas.
Section 2. Phi Upsilon Omicron is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Article III: Membership
Section 1. Types of membership - The membership of this organization shall be open to men and women (without discrimination of any type) who meet the requirements for eligibility listed below and shall consist of collegiate, alumni, local honorary, and national honorary members.
Section 2. Membership Areas - Membership areas will include, but not be limited to, those recognized by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Section 3. Selection of Collegiate Chapter Members - Collegiate chapters shall elect members from a list of those scholastically eligible and approved by the chapter advisors. A majority vote at a regular business meeting is necessary for election to membership. Initiation at a chapter ceremony is required of those elected to membership.
Section 4. Transfer of Collegiate Membership - Any member who moves from the initiating chapter to an institution where a chapter is established and wishes to affiliate with that chapter shall write to the Executive Director, asking that verification of initiation be sent to the chapter with which affiliation is desired.
Section 5. Local Honorary Members - A local honorary membership may be conferred upon a person who is active in family and consumer sciences or an allied field, exhibits the qualities of Phi Upsilon Omicron membership, and can be expected to make a contribution to the collegiate chapter.