Chapter’s that do not register new members prior to 30 days following initiation will be assessed a late fee – see chart below. The late fees will take effect January 1, 2018. The late fee structure is based on the total amount of dues owed.
All new members must be registered within 30 days of initiation. This can be done before the ceremony so the membership certificates and pins can be given to the new members during initiation, or immediately following.
Please provide two weeks prior to initiation for certificates and pins to be processed. All new members must be registered and paid in full within 30 days of initiation. If not, late fees will be assessed. See fee structure below.
The late fees are assessed to encourage chapters to plan ahead and not wait till the end of the semester to initiate new members or collect dues. We have seen an increase in chapters waiting till the end of the spring semester to hold initiation and then not registering the new members until the following fall. This causes many issues for the officers and advisors, and can cause quite a setback when chapter operations resume in the fall!
We also suggest that all membership dues are collected in the weeks prior to the ceremony or the night of. If new members don’t have their dues turned in by the deadline or night of initiation, they cannot be initiated with that group.