The Constitution of the Women’s Honors Program

Ratified April 24, 2003
ARTICLE I.   NAME ARTICLE IX.   IMPEACHMENT OF OFFICERS
ARTICLE II.   PURPOSE ARTICLE X.   RELATIONSHIPS
ARTICLE III.   REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP ARTICLE XI.   COMMITTEES
ARTICLE IV.   HOUSING ARTICLE XII.   PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
ARTICLE V.   MEETINGS ARTICLE XIII.   CEREMONIES AND AWARDS
ARTICLE VI.   REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION OF OFFICERS ARTICLE XIV. ADVISOR SELECTION AND DUTIES
ARTICLE VII.   ELECTION PROCEDURES ARTICLE XV. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS
ARTICLE VIII.   DUTIES OF OFFICERS ARTICLE XVI. RATIFICATION AND AMENDMENT

(The use of the pronouns “she” and “her” throughout this document is merely a convenience and is not meant to limit the gender of the applicants, members, or associates of the Women’s Honors Residential Program.)  

ARTICLE I.   NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Women’s Honors Residential Program (to be known henceforth in this document as WHrP).  

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ARTICLE II.   PURPOSE

The purpose of WHrP is to provide its membership an environment conducive to personal as well as academic enrichment. WHrP is a residentially based honorary created to bring together socially women who excel academically. One (1) residence hall on campus shall be for the exclusive use of WHrP in creating this environment, but membership shall not be limited to residents of this hall.  

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ARTICLE III.   REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

    Section 1.  Members

        A. Admission:
To be considered for membership, entering freshmen should have a score on the American College Test (ACT) of 26 or higher and/or a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1100 or higher.  Students having 15 or more semester hours or 22 or more quarter hours from an accredited university must have a cumulative university quality point average (QPA) of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Only students currently enrolled at The University of Alabama are eligible for membership.   Applications are available from the Recruitment Chairperson.  Applicants not meeting the requirements may petition the Executive Committee for membership consideration.
        B. Good Standing:
To remain in good standing each semester, members of WHrP must:

1.        maintain at least a 2.75 QPA

2.        pay dues

3.        not have more than three (3) unexcused absences from the regular meetings of WHrP

4.        attend either the Student-Faculty Mixer, Winter Mixer, or Spring Picnic

5.        earn 5 total points from the following categories ­ points must be earned in at least 4 different categories:

  1. Alumni
  2. Arts
  3. Fundraising
  4. Recruitment
  5. Service
  6. Social
  7. Sports

If a member does not earn the fulfill these requirements, she will be put on probation for one semester.  During the probation period, she must complete the unfulfilled requirements from the previous semester in addition to the current semester’s requirements.  If the member does not complete the requirements of the probation, she will be eligible for expulsion.   Members on probation shall not be considered members in good standing.

        C. Dues:

1.        Membership fee: All members of WHrP must pay a membership fee of $25.00 each year or $12.50 each semester.  A late charge of $5.00 shall be added to the dues of any member failing to pay her dues by the third meeting of each semester. 

2.        Induction fee: All new members of WHrP must pay a one-time induction fee of $10 by February 1 of the school year they are to be inducted.   The new member will not be inducted if this fee is not paid on time. Deferment of these payments can be made through the Treasurer if circumstances require.

        D. Attendance:

Members of WHrP are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis. Absences are excused at the discretion of the Secretary.  Three (3) unexcused absences per semester are allowed without penalty.  In case of absence, members should notify the Secretary within 3 days of the meeting or the absence will automatically be considered unexcused.   Members who exceed three (3) unexcused absences shall have their cases brought before the Executive Committee.  If the Executive Committee should judge that more than three (3) of a member’s absences were unexcused, that member shall be placed on probation.   Anyone unable to attend meetings regularly due to class or other circumstances may be exempt if permission is obtained from the Secretary and President.  

    Section 2.  Honorary Members

        A. Admission:
To be considered for honorary membership, one must be nominated by a member in good standing and must be approved by a 2/3 vote in the affirmative of quorum at a regular meeting.
        B. Good Standing:

Honorary members shall not be considered members in good standing at any time.

        C. Dues:

1.        Honorary members who are current students at the University of Alabama shall be required to pay a membership fee of $10 each semester they are active in WHrP activities.

2.        All other honorary members shall not be required to pay any fees.

3.        No honorary members shall be required to pay induction fees.

D.      Attendance: There shall be no attendance guidelines for honorary members.                  

    Section 3.  Alumni and Alumni Members

        A.      Admission:
All members in good standing automatically become alumni members upon transferring or graduating from the University of Alabama.  In order to maintain this status, alumni must respond to WHrP contact from the Alumni Chairperson and Committee at least once every two (2) years.  If this contact is not achieved, the alumni member will be titled simply “alumni” until contact is resumed.  At anytime WHrP alumni may resume contact with WHrP and shall then be titled once again alumni members.
        B.       Good Standing:
Alumni and alumni members shall not be considered members in good standing at any time.
        C.       Dues:
No alumni or alumni members shall be required to pay any fees.
        D.      Attendance:
There shall be no attendance guidelines for alumni or alumni members.

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ARTICLE IV.  HOUSING

    Section 1.  Residency in WHrP Housing:

A.     Members of WHrP shall be eligible for residence in WHrP housing as space allows, with preference being given for space in the following order:

  1. Previous residents of WHrP housing who are members in good standing
  2. Officers
  3. Members in good standing
  4. Incoming students accepted into WHrP
  5. Honorary members
  6. Members on probation
  7. Non-WHrP roommate requests of members

B.     Preference for room requests will be given in the following order:

  1. Members wishing to remain in their same room for the upcoming semester/year
  2. Officers
  3. Previous residents wishing to change rooms
  4. Members in good standing
  5. Incoming students accepted into WHrP
  6. Honorary members
  7. Members on probation Priority within the above orders shall be determined by membership seniority in WHrP; those with the longest length of membership shall be given first priority.  Officers shall be an exception to this rule; priority for officers shall be given according to officer rank.  

    Section 2.  Regulations:

WHrP shall abide by all guidelines set forth by Residential Life and the Residence Hall Association applicable to WHrP and its living option.  

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ARTICLE V.  MEETINGS

    Section 1.  Regular Meetings

        A. Meeting Time and Location:
The regular meetings of WHrP shall be held on alternating Thursday evenings during the Fall and Spring semesters. Special meetings called by the President at the advice of the Executive Committee may be held at other times provided that the time is posted at least 48 hours in advance.  All WHrP meetings shall be held in WHrP housing unless a temporary alternate location is chosen by the Executive Committee and posted at least 48 hours in advance.
        B. Voting:
  1. The quorum required for voting is 50% of the membership in good standing.
  2. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.
  3. A simple majority is needed to pass motions unless a higher percentage is specified elsewhere in this document.
  4. The Vice-President and the Secretary shall tally votes for all awards, and the Vice-President shall report all verdicts.  The President and the Secretary shall tally votes during elections and for all other motions, and the President shall report all verdicts.                  

    Section 2.  Committee Meetings

        A. Executive Committee Meetings:
The Executive Committee shall meet each Thursday evening in which there is no regular meeting of WHrP unless the meeting is canceled by the President due to time conflicts with other WHrP activities.  Special meetings may be called by the President provided that the time is posted at least 48 hours in advance. All Executive Committee meetings shall be held in WHrP housing unless a temporary alternate location is chosen by the President and posted at least 48 hours in advance.
        B. Other Committee Meetings:
All other committees shall meet at least once a month on a day and time called by the committee chairperson. All committee meetings shall be held in WHrP housing unlessa temporary alternate location is chosen by the committee chairperson and posted at least 48 hours in advance.

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ARTICLE VI.  REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION OF OFFICERS

    Section 1.  Officers

The officers of WHrP shall consist of a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, recruitment chairperson, social chairperson, service chairperson, sports chairperson, public relations chairperson, alumni chairperson, historian, and new member representative.  The order listed above is considered the officer rank.  

    Section 2.  Requirements for Officers

A.     To run for and/or hold any office except New Member Representative in WHrP, a member must meet the following requirements:

  1. membership in good standing, with no exceptions
  2. at least one (1) complete semester of membership
  3. residency in WHrP housing during the entire term of office
  4. a cumulative university quality point average of least a 3.0 out of 4.0

B.     To run for and/or hold the office of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Recruitment Chairperson in WHrP, a member must meet the above requirements as well as the following additional requirement:

  1. at least two (2) complete semesters of membership

C.       To run for and/or hold the office of Recruitment Chairperson in WHrP, a member must meet the above requirements as well as the following additional requirements:

  1. if running for the office for the Spring semester, residency in Tuscaloosa or its immediate surrounding area during the summer orientation sessions
  2. if running for the office for the Fall semester, willingness to assist the Spring Recruitment Chairperson during the summer either locally or long distance

D.      To run for and/or hold the office of New Member Representative in WHrP, a member must meet the following requirements:

  1. be accepted into WHrP
  2. have less than a semester of membership in WHrP
  3. residency in WHrP housing during the entire term of office If at any time during her term an officer should fail to meet any requirements for her office, she may be removed from office by a majority vote of the Executive Committee unless that requirement was constitutionally waived at the time of her election.  

    Section 3.  Waiver of Requirements

If, for the position of any officer, a member is running unopposed, the 3rd requirement (to reside in WHrP housing) will automatically be waived.  If the candidate is still unopposed, the 2nd or additional requirement (length of membership) will automatically be waived.  These requirements must be waived separately for each office if applicable.  

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ARTICLE VII.  ELECTION PROCEDURES

    Section 1.  Election Dates and Terms of Office

A.      The offices of president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary shall be elected by the last regular meeting of the Fall semester for the term of one (1) year beginning following the officer transition meeting and carrying through to the officer transition meeting at the end of the next Fall semester.

B.       The office of Recruitment Chairperson for the Fall semester shall be elected by the last regular meeting of the Spring semester for a term of one (1) summer as an assistant and one (1) semester as the official Recruitment Chairperson.   Her term of office shall begin following the officer transition meeting and carry through to the officer transition meeting at the end of the Fall semester. The office of Recruitment Chairperson for the Spring semester shall be elected by the last regular meeting of the Fall semester for a term of one (1) summer and one (1) semester as the official Recruitment Chairperson.  Her term of office shall begin following the officer transition meeting and carry through to the beginning of the Fall semester.

C.       The office of New Member Representative shall be elected at the first regular meeting of WHrP following Get On Board Day for a term of one (1) semester.   The term of office will begin immediately and carry through until the next New Member Representative is elected following the next semester’s Get On Board Day.

D.      All other officers shall be elected by the last regular meeting of each semester for a term of one (1) semester beginning following the officer transition meeting and carrying through to the officer transition meeting at the end of the next Fall or Spring semester.  

    Section 2.  Candidates

Candidates for each office will consist of the members nominated from the floor at the meeting prior to the specified election meeting.  Additional nominations may be taken at the election meeting.  A candidate may nominate herself, and all nominations must receive a second to be official.  Candidates’ qualifications shall be checked before the election meeting to ascertain their eligibility.   Ineligible candidates shall be removed from the ballot.  At the election meeting, each candidate shall introduce herself and deliver a self-statement not to exceed five (5) minutes for presidential and vice-presidential candidates - three (3) minutes for all other candidates.  After delivering their self-statements, candidates entertain questions from the floor, cast their votes by secret ballot, and retire to a location sufficiently distant to the meeting room to prevent their monitoring of the discussion by any means.  

    Section 3. Voting

In the absence of the candidates, the members of WHrP shall hold an orderly discussion of the candidates.  At the close of the discussion, members of WHrP shall vote by secret ballot. The votes will be counted by the President and Secretary or, in the case of either of these members running for office, two (2) commissioners who will be appointed by the President and who are not running for office.  The winner shall be the candidate receiving at least 50% of the votes plus one (1) vote.  If no candidate receives such a majority, a run-off election shall be held between the top two (2) vote-getters.  If there should be a tie such that no candidate receives the majority, the winner shall be the candidate receiving the most votes.  Each office shall have one (1) and only one winner.  The winner shall be announced before the voting of the next office.  Officers shall be voted upon in the office rank order.  Any candidate running for but not elected to an office may be added to the ballot for any other office yet to be voted upon, providing she meets all requirements for the office.
        A. New Member Representative:
Only members in good standing with less than a semester of membership in WHrP are eligible to vote for the office of New Member Representative.
        B. All Other Offices:
Only members in good standing are eligible to vote.

    Section 5.  Replacement of Officers

In the event that the elected President cannot fulfill her duties of the office, the Vice-President shall succeed her.   If neither the President nor the Vice-President can fulfill her duties of office, a notice shall be posted immediately and a completely new election shall be held at the next meeting of WHrP in order to fill any and all vacancies.  If there is a vacancy in any other office, a notice shall be posted for one (1) week, after which time the President shall appoint a replacement from among those expressing interest.  Appointees must meet the requirements for holding that office.  

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ARTICLE VIII.  DUTIES OF OFFICERS

    Section 1.  President

The President of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to preside over all meetings of WHrP
  2. to call, upon the advice of the Executive Committee, special meetings of WHrP
  3. to chair the Executive Committee
  4. to assign special projects and activities to the various standing committees
  5. to create special committees as needed
  6. to maintain order and decorum at all meetings of WHrP
  7. to verify qualifications of candidates for elections
  8. to serve on the Recruitment Committee
  9. to be the first representative of WHrP to the Coordinating Council of Honor Societies
  10. to plan the Officer Induction for her succeeding President and Executive Committee
  11. to be the official representative of WHrP

    Section 2. Vice-President

The Vice-President of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to preside over meetings of WHrP and the Executive Committee in the absence of the President
  2. to coordinate speakers and other educational activities of WHrP occurring during meetings
  3. to plan the Student-Faculty Mixer each semester
  4. to plan, in conjunction with Mallet Assembly, the Honors Banquet each Spring
  5. to plan the Induction ceremony each Spring
  6. to verify qualifications of candidates for Induction
  7. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

    Section 3. Treasurer

The Treasurer of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to collect all fees from members at the beginning of each semester
  2. to maintain a record of all income and expenditures of each semester
  3. to oversee and maintain the WHrP bank account(s)
  4. to make a financial report to the members at each meeting
  5. to chair the Fundraising Committee
  6. to prepare, with the advice of the Executive Committee, a budget for the upcoming semester to be made available upon the request of any member
  7. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

    Section 4. Secretary

The Secretary of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to keep the official minutes of all meetings of WHrP and the Executive Committee
  2. to maintain an accurate attendance record for all WHrP and Executive Committee meetings
  3. to maintain a record of all students accepted into WHrP (this includes ACT/SAT scores or QPA at time of acceptance, date of acceptance/graduation, etc.)
  4. to maintain a record of the membership status of all WHrP members
  5. to conduct any correspondence needed, including emails
  6. to chair the Phone Committee
  7. to check the WHrP post office box regularly and distribute the mail
  8. to see that the meeting dates are posted in The Crimson White
  9. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

     Section 5.  Recruitment Chairperson

The Recruitment Chairperson of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to supply prospective members with information and application materials
  2. to check the WHrP post office box regularly and distribute the mail during the summer months
  3. to represent WHrP at all summer orientation sessions
  4. to see that WHrP’s Assignments Coordinator in the Office of Residential Life or her equivalent receives an updated list of names of members and all newly accepted members who requested residency in WHrP housing
  5. to chair the Recruitment Committee
  6. to keep up-to-date records of members’ recruitment point totals and to make copies of these records available to the Secretary and the President
  7. to carry out any duties the President may request of her  

    Section 6. Social Chairperson

The Social Chairperson of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to coordinate all social activities of WHrP including at least one day trip and several evening activities
  2. to organize refreshments for WHrP meetings
  3. to serve on the Homecoming Committee during the Fall semester
  4. to keep up-to-date records of members’ social point totals and to make copies of these records available to the Secretary and the President
  5. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

    Section 7.  Service Chairperson

The Service Chairperson of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to coordinate all service projects of WHrP
  2. to keep up-to-date records of members’ service point totals and to make copies of these records available to the Secretary and the President
  3. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

    Section 8.  Sports Chairperson

The Sports Chairperson of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to coordinate all participation of WHrP in intramural sports
  2. to fulfill all duties outlined by the Recreation Sports Office
  3. to assign captains of each team sport in which WHrP participates
  4. to keep up-to-date records of members’ sports point totals and to make copies of these records available to the Secretary and the President
  5. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

    Section 9.  Public Relations Chairperson

The Public Relations Chairperson of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to build and maintain the official WHrP website
  2. to gather and relay information from the community to members
  3. to serve on the Alumni Committee
  4. to be the second WHrP representative to the Coordinating Council of Honor Societies
  5. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

    Section 10.  Alumni Chairperson

The Alumni Chairperson of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to maintain an up-to-date list of the status of all alumni and alumni members
  2. to chair the Alumni Committee
  3. to keep up-to-date records of members’ alumni point totals and to make copies of these records available to the Secretary and the President
  4. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

    Section 11.  Historian

The Historian of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to maintain and update a record of the activities of WHrP in the form of a scrapbook
  2. to maintain the WHrP library, including the test files
  3. to coordinate the preparation of any display materials needed in recruitment or other WHrP activities
  4. to coordinate or designate another member to coordinate all WHrP activities in which one can earn an art point
  5. to keep up-to-date records of members’ arts point totals and to make copies of these records available to the Secretary and the President
  6. to carry out any duties the President may request of her      

    Section 12.  New Member Representative

The New Member Representative of WHrP shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to serve as a link between the new members of WHrP and the Executive Committee
  2. to carry out any duties the President may request of her

In addition to her specific duties, each officer shall also have the following responsibilities:

  1. to attend the Officer Induction ceremony
  2. to attend all meetings of WHrP
  3. to attend all meetings of the Executive Committee
  4. to give concise and relevant reports, if needed,  at all WHrP meetings
  5. to maintain an accurate, detailed, and up-to-date notebook
  6. to orient the incoming officer and to provide her with a written outline of duties

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ARTICLE IX. IMPEACHMENT OF OFFICERS

    Section 1. Grounds for Impeachment

Grounds for impeachment of officers shall be any of the following:

  1. neglect or abuse of the powers, duties, or responsibilities of office
  2. failure to uphold the Constitution of WHrP
  3. violation of the rules and regulations of the University of Alabama or the Office of Residential Life   

    Section 2. Procedure for Impeachment

To initiate impeachment proceedings, a member must obtain the signature of at least 20% of the members in good standing on a petition, which states the grounds for and request for impeachment. This petition shall be submitted to the Executive Committee. If the Executive Committee decides that the grounds stated are sufficient, they shall bring the grounds to the attention of WHrP and hold a vote. Impeachment requires the concurrence of two thirds (2/3) of quorum at a regular meeting of WHrP.

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ARTICLE X. RELATIONSHIPS

WHrP shall have no relationship to or be controlled by any other local, state or national organization.

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ARTICLE XI. COMMITTEES

    Section 1.  Standing Committees

The standing committees of WHrP shall be the Executive, Phone, Fundraising, Recruitment, Homecoming, and Alumni Committees.
 

    Section 2.  Committee Chairpersons

The committee chairpersons shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. to preside over all meetings of her committee
  2. to call special meetings of her committee
  3. to assign special projects and activities to various committee members
  4. except in the case of the Executive Committee, to appoint a secretary to keep the minutes and attendance records of all the meetings of her committee and provide herself and the WHrP secretary with a copy of those minutes      

    Section 3.  Committee Membership

With the exception of the Executive Committee, members of the WHrP standing committees shall be interested members of the WHrP. Members are strongly encouraged to serve on at least one standing committee.  Committee members are expected to attend all the committee meetings, to participate in committee activities, and to carry out any duties the committee chairperson may assign to them.
 

    Section 4. Committee Responsibilities

        A. Executive Committee:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of WHrP. They shall set the agendas for WHrP regular meetings and discuss all WHrP activities. They shall also advise the President of the need for special meetings of WHrP. The President shall chair all Executive Committee meetings, and the Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings.
        B. Phone Committee:
The Phone Committee shall consist of the Secretary and at least three (3) WHrP members.  They shall call WHrP members to remind and inform them of up-coming meetings and activities.  The Secretary shall chair the Phone Committee.
        C. Fundraising Committee:
The Fundraising Committee shall consist of the Treasurer, at least one (1) other officer, and at least two (2) WHrP members.  They shall raise funds for WHrP activities and the WHrP bank account(s) as needed. The Treasurer shall chair the Fundraising Committee.
        D. Recruitment Committee:
The Recruitment Committee shall consist of the Recruitment Chairperson, the President, at least one (1) other officer, and at least three (3) WHrP members.  They shall actively recruit new members and review all applications submitted to WHrP.  They shall also prepare all recruiting information and supplies.  The Recruitment Chairperson shall chair the Recruitment Committee.
        E. Homecoming Committee:
The Homecoming Committee shall consist of a chairperson appointed by the President from those who turn in a statement of interest, the Social Chair, and at least two (2) WHrP members.  They shall organize WHrP’s participation in all homecoming activities.  The Homecoming Committee shall exist for at least three (3) weeks prior to and one (1) week following homecoming each Fall.
        F. Alumni Committee:
The Alumni Committee shall consist of the Alumni Chairperson, the Public Relations Chairperson, and at least two (2) WHrP members.  They shall coordinate all alumni correspondence, including a regular newsletter, to keep alumni and alumni members up-to-date on the activities of WHrP.  The Alumni Chairperson shall chair the Alumni Committee.

    Section 5.  Special Committees

Special committees may be organized at the President's discretion for a specified purpose.

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ARTICLE XII.  PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws and special rules of order the association may adopt.

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ARTICLE XIII.  CEREMONIES AND AWARDS

    Section 1.  Ceremonies

        A. Induction:
An Induction ceremony shall be held each Spring to recognize new members of WHrP. 
        B. Honors Banquet:
An Honors Banquet, traditionally held in conjunction with Mallet Assembly, shall be held each Spring. Each of the following awards will be presented to a member in good standing: WHrP “Woman of the Year,”“Outstanding Senior,” “Scholastic Award,” “All Sports Award,” “Most Distinguished Member,” “Most Active Member,” and “Most Active Out-of-dorm Member.” Any recipients of WHrP’s Community Leader Award shall also be recognized.
        C. Student-Faculty Mixer:
A reception shall be held each semester for WHrP members and select faculty of the University of Alabama.
        D. Officer Induction:
An Officer Induction ceremony shall be held each semester to commemorate the changes and additions to the Executive Committee.
        E. Spring Picnic:
A spring picnic shall be held each year to present all minor WHrP awards.

    Section 2.  Awards

        A. Woman of the Year:
The “WHrP Woman of the Year,” award is presented annually to a member of WHrP who has exhibited extensive involvement within WHrP over the past year and who has not previously received this award.
        B. Outstanding Senior:
The “Women's Honors Program Outstanding Senior” award is presented to a WHrP member graduating within the calendar year who has exhibited outstanding involvement in WHrP during her collegiate career.
        C. Scholastic Award:
The “WHrP Scholastic Award” is presented to the WHrP member graduating within the calendar year with the highest cumulative quality point average in courses taken at the University of Alabama.
        D. All Sports Award:
The “WHrP All Sports Award” is presented to a member who has shown outstanding leadership, interest, and involvement in the WHrP sports program.
        E. Most Distinguished Member:
The “Most Distinguished Member” award is presented to the member who has earned the most total points over the year.  The Secretary’s records are the sole authority to determine the recipient of this award.
        F. Most Active Member:
The “Most Active Member” award is presented to a member who has not served on the Executive Committee and who has shown outstanding interest and participation in WHrP’s activities over the year.
        G. Most Active Out-of dorm Member:
The “Most Active Out-of-dorm Member” award is presented to a member who has not served on the Executive Committee or lived in WHrP housing and who has shown outstanding interest and participation in WHrP’s activities over the year.
        H. Community Leader:
The “Community Leader” award is presented to no more than three (3) figures in the community who have shown outstanding support and dedication to WHrP activities over the year.  The recipients of this award must be approved by a majority vote of quorum at a regular meeting of WHrP.
        I. Additional Awards:
WHrP reserves the right to present any additional awards the membership deems necessary.
Members shall vote on the recipients of the above awards no later than the meeting directly prior to the Honors Banquet with nominations having been taken at the meeting prior to that meeting.  The recipient shall be the member receiving the highest number of votes unless otherwise stated above.

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ARTICLE XIV.  ADVISOR SELECTION AND DUTIES

    Section 1. Duties of the Advisor

The WHrP advisor shall provide support to WHrP and its members as needed. She shall sign all WHrP certificates and any other official documents requiring the signature of someone other than the President. She should attend the Student-Faculty Mixer in the Fall, the Honors Banquet in the Spring, and her presence and/or participation shall be welcome at any WHrP activity.

    Section 2. Term of the Advisor

The WHrP advisor shall serve in this position as long as both parties are satisfied with the arrangement. If at any time either party should become dissatisfied, they should notify the other in writing and a meeting shall be arranged between the advisor and the Executive Committee to work out any differences.  An advisor can be terminated by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of quorum at a regular meeting of WHrP.

    Section 3. Replacement of the Advisor

In the event that it becomes necessary to replace the WHrP advisor, a new advisor shall be recruited and approved by a majority vote of the members of WHrP.

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ARTICLE XV. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS

All residents of WHrP housing will abide by the rules and regulations of the University of Alabama and the Office of Residential Life. All members of WHrP will abide by the rules and regulations of the University of Alabama.

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ARTICLE XVI. RATIFICATION AND AMENDMENT

This constitution shall be ratified by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of quorum at a regular meeting of WHrP.  It may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of quorum at a regular meeting of WHrP, provided the amendment was submitted in writing to the membership at least two (2) weeks prior.  This constitution or any amendments thereto shall take effect upon ratification and shall supersede all previous constitutions of the WHrP.  All subsequent constitutions shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of quorum at a regular meeting of WHrP for ratification, provided the constitution is submitted in writing to the membership at least two (2) weeks prior.

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