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Mu Alpha Theta
”As a member of Mu Alpha Theta, I agree to accept the challenge of this organization. I agree to strive to demonstrate the qualities of initiative and industry as I pursue a deeper interest in mathematics and share this knowledge with others.”
Mu Alpha Theta is an international high school and junior college mathematics honor society chartered in 1989. The principal purpose of the society is to stimulate a deeper and more effective interest in mathematics. There are currently over 1,000 chapters throughout the world.
Juniors and Seniors who have a 3.5 cumulative average in mathematics may apply for membership.
At the time of their induction, members receive a Mu Alpha Theta pin depicting the insignia of the society. The blue background represents truth as unlimited as the sky. Gold shines as a symbol that mathematics is indeed a valuable treasure. The insignia is the famous geometric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. It represents a high point in the history of the world, an important relationship in mathematics that combines the mystery, the challenge, and the beauty of numbers with a simple geometric figure.
ARTICLE I Purpose
Section 1. The purpose of this organization is to promote scholarship in, and enjoyment and understanding of, mathematics among Tampa Catholic High School students.
ARTICLE II. Name
Section 1. The name of this chapter shall be the Tampa Catholic High School Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta in Tampa, Florida.
ARTICLE III. Sponsor
Section 1. The sponsor must be a faculty member.
Section 2. The national Secretary—Treasurer must be kept Informed of the current sponsor’s name and address.
ARTICLE IV. Membership
Section 1. Members shall demonstrate the ability to work with others and display qualities of industry, initiative, and reliability, as well as a personal interest in mathematics
Sections 2. Members must have completed four semesters of college preparatory mathematics and in addition, have completed, or are enrolled in, a fifth semester of mathematics.
Section 3. Membership status requires a minimum of a 3.0 in mathematics. This requirement must be maintained throughout a students’ membership in Tampa Catholic’s Mu Alpha Theta.
(This section was amended April 18, 1996. See the amendment below.)
Section 4. Selection of new members shall be done by applications. The executive board will review all applications and select the candidates who are eligible for membership.
Section 5. Members must attend all scheduled meetings. Each member is allowed two unexcused absences. The third unexcused absence will be subject to review by the executive board.
ARTICLE V. Meetings
Section 1. The chapter shall meet at least once a month at a specified time that is agreeable to both the executive board and the school administration.
Section 2. Meetings are open to members and to guests by invitation of the executive board.
Section 3. Program agendas will be left to the discretion of the officers and/or sponsor.
ARTICLE VI. Officers
Section 1. The chapter officers shall be the following: president, vice-president, secretary, and the treasurer.
Section 2. Election of officers shaIl take place during the final regular Spring meeting.
Section 3. The term of office is one school year.
Section 4. The president of Mu Alpha Theta cannot hold a presidential office in another school organization during the same term as he/she is holding the office of president in the Tampa Catholic High School Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta.
ARTICLE VIl. Duties of Officers
Section 1. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the chapter He or she shaIl preside at all business sessions, and it shall be the duty of the President to direct the activities of the organization.
Section 2. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President at times when the President is absent.
Section 3. The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all proceedings. He or she shall, with the approval of the sponsor, certify the names of new members, forwarding these (together with initiation fees) to the national office before the initiation.
Section 4. The Treasurer shall handle all money belonging to the Chapter and shall maintain an accurate record of financial transactions.
Section 5. The officers shall comprise the executive board. The sponsor and the executive board have authority to transact all routine business and to select new members of the Chapter.
ARTICLE VIII. Dues
Section 1. Each member of this chapter shall pay the annual dues set by the executive board.
Section 2. Dues are to be paid by the end of the first quarter.
ARTICLE lX. Emblems
Section 1. Each member of this chapter shall be entitled to wear the Mu Alpha Theta insignia.
ARTICLE X. Constitution
Section 1. Concurrence of the majority of the members shaIl be required to ratify this constitution.
Section 2. Any amendment to this constitution must be presented by a chapter member or by the sponsor to the executive board. After approval of the executive board, it will be presented to the members at the following meeting at which time it will become effective if and only if it is passed by a majority vote of the members.
MU ALPHA THETA CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT
DATE: April 18, 1996
ARTICLE IV. Membership
Section 3. Membership status requires a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative average m college prep mathematics. This requirement must be maintained throughout a student’s membership in Tampa Catholic’s Mu Alpha Theta.