ARTICLE X -- CHARTERS
(a) A charter may be granted for an active chapter of The Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, Inc., upon petition of not less than eight (8) resident medical students, of a regularly incorporated college or university, located within the continental United States. If a potential chapter is located outside of the continental United States, a charter will require not less than twenty (20) resident medical students. A charter shall only be granted in accordance with the following conditions:
(1) The petition shall be transmitted to the Grand Secretary-Treasurer with all information necessary for full and thorough knowledge of the applicants and of the standards, resources and activities of the college or university in which it is proposed to establish a new chapter.
(2) Upon receipt of a petition, as provided in this section of the Constitution, the Executive Trustees, upon recommendation of the Grand Secretary-Treasurer, shall make a full and speedy examination of the merits of the petition. The Executive Trustees may, if deemed necessary, send one of their members or a designated member of the Fraternity to personally investigate the petitioners and the college wherein they propose to establish a chapter of Phi Chi. After such investigation, a report shall be transmitted immediately to the Grand Secretary-Treasurer.
(b) No charter shall be granted without the unanimous consent of the Executive Trustees or a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Grand Chapter in convention assembled.
(a) Alumni chapters may be established upon the petition of not less than ten (10) former members of Phi Chi chapters.
(b) The Executive Trustees shall have power to grant such petition upon three-fourths (3/4) vote after proper credentials have been presented to the Grand Secretary-Treasurer by the petitioners.
SECTION 3: All expenses incident to chartering and installation shall be borne by the petitioners for a charter and no charter shall be granted until all taxes due the Grand Chapter have been paid.
SECTION 4: The charter shall be of genuine parchment (or a durable substitute), engraved, and read as follows:
THE PHI CHI MEDICAL FRATERNITY
(Coat of Arms)
The Grand Chapter
By its Executive Trustees, reposing faith and confidence in the integrity and virtue of those whose names are herein inscribed, does grant and confer unto said __________________________________, their associates and legal successors, this
constituting them into a chapter for the dissemination and practice of the principles of The Phi Chi Medical Fraternity under the title of ______________________________________________________ of PHI CHI located in __________________________________, state of _____________________________________, so long as they shall conform to and obey the Constitution, Statutes, and General Laws of the Fraternity and other regulations that may from time to time be enacted by the Grand Chapter or its legally constituted officers and representatives, giving and granting unto the said _____________________________________________ Chapter the right to perform all and severally the acts properly pertaining to the chapter as aforesaid.
Granted the _______day of _____________Anno Domini Two Thousand ________ in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of The Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, Incorporated, by and with the consent and authority of the Executive Trustees.
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March 26, 2014