Bylaws

Bingham High School Chapter Bylaws
 
Article A: The National Honor Society (NHS) is a student organization intended to promote and honor the values of academics, character, leadership, and service.
 
Article B: Members of NHS will engage in meaningful service to the club, the school, and the community.
 
Article C: The Bingham High chapter of NHS must maintain a minimum of seven members to continue to operate as a club.
 
Article D: No student may attend or participate in club activities without the written consent of his/her parent or legal guardian.
 
Article E: The National Honor Society will act in compliance with the Utah Code Annotated 53A-3-419, Utah Administrative Code R277-617, all other applicable laws and regulations, and all Jordan School District and Bingham High School policies and regulations.
 
Article F: Students will be expected to pay annual dues, an amount specified by the club supervisor and officers deemed necessary at the beginning of the school year.  These dues will pay for club socials, service projects, and other activities.  They will also pay for members’ pins, certificates, shirts, and any other items the club provides for its members.  All funds will be handled pursuant to the Jordan School District policy.
 
Article G: Students may apply for membership in NHS at the end of their sophomore or junior year.  The application for membership will be written by the NHS Adviser and faculty committee, and will require applicants to show achievement in academics, character, leadership, and service.  Commitment to academics will be shown by having a 3.700 cumulative GPA and through any other criteria decided on by the NHS Adviser and faculty committee. Applicants will be reviewed by the NHS Adviser and faculty committee, and those accepted will be given written offers of membership explaining the responsibilities of an NHS member.  Those who are not accepted will be given written explanations of why they were excluded.
 
Article H: Members of NHS who fail to live up to their responsibilities as members of the club will be put on probation.  Causes of probation include failing to pay dues, failing to turn in service card on time, not attending a minimum of two chapter meetings per semester, failing to maintain a 3.700 GPA, or failing to act with honor in academic situations. Members put on probation will be given written notice of probation including an explanation and a warning that if they do not remedy the situation within one semester, they will be expelled from NHS.  At the end of the following semester, if they have failed to do as required, they will be given a written notice of exclusion, including an explanation.  Students will also be expelled if they are found to have lied on their application or on a service card, or if they are expelled or excluded from school.  A senior student who does something during the second semester of school that would normally put him on probation will be expelled without probation.
 
Article I:

The Bingham chapter of NHS will consist of the following leadership positions:

 

                  Office                   Responsibilities

President The president presides over meetings and has the primary responsibility for organizing the leadership team, delegating tasks, and overseeing that service opportunities are being planned and carried out.
Vice President(s)
    Service

 

The vice presidents will assist the president and personally oversee the activities and responsibilities associated with service.

Senior Secretary        

The secretary will be in charge of senior membership records and communicating information to members


 Historian

 

 

The historian will maintain traditional records such as membership books and photographs and assist the president as assigned.

 

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Publicity

 The publicity manager will manage the remind text service, submit morning announcements, send out publicity information to local newspapers, and assist the president as assigned.

 

 

Junior Secretary        

The junior secretary will oversee the junior membership records and assist the president as assigned

 

All officers will assist in planning and organizing club activities, service opportunities, membership meetings, and fulfill their leadership responsibilities.

 
Article J:  

 

Students will apply to become a member of the leadership team at the end of the junior or sophomore year.  To apply, they must be either NHS members or applicants for membership. Based on the applications, the NHS Adviser and faculty committee will remove from the list students who do not meet the qualifications. The same review committee will then decide on which students will finally fill the leadership positions.  The position of junior secretary will be filled by a sophomore at the time of application. At the end of the year the president will be selected from the leadership team. In the event of the president losing NHS status, the advisor(s) will appoint one of the vice president(s) to the office of president. If any other leadership member loses status, the NHS Adviser will select a replacement from current NHS members in good standing.

All leadership members are expected to fulfill their responsibilities, failure to do so will result in a probation period until the issue is resolved. Failure to resolve the issue will result in a request that they step down from their leadership position.