Kappa Kappa Psi
Chapter Statuses

In order to be consistent in our efforts to insure that chapters follow the guidelines and policies adopted by the National Chapter, the National Council calls your attention to the following definitions and procedures dealing with chapter status.

ACTIVE An Active Chapter is one which (1) pays all dues and fees on time, (2) returns all required reports on time, (3) operates in accordance with the National Constitution, and (4) adhere to the National Risk Management Policies (which includes the policies on Alcohol and Controlled Substances, Discrimination, and Hazing). Active status allows a Chapter to operate without disciplinary restrictions from the National Council and requires a great amount of diligence from every Chapter member.

In 1997 the Council decided to remove the term "Good Standing" completely since the term is analogous to an active chapter. All chapters not on probation or suspension are considered to be in "good standing."
INVESTIGATIVE HOLD Upon due cause, chapters of the Fraternity may be placed on investigative hold by the National Council. All chapter functions and activities shall be halted pending an investigation by a representative of the National Organization who shall make a written report to the National Council within ten (10) days following the conclusion of the investigation. The National Council, after reviewing the report and the chapter’s response and any other information provided to them, may take appropriate action to sanction the chapter. The chapter may appeal the action(s) imposed in accordance with a procedure established by the National Council to ensure due process to the chapter within ten (10) days of the National Council’s decision to sanction. Said chapter’s Director of Bands, Chapter Sponsor, Chapter President, District Governor(s), District President and the appropriate college or university officials shall be notified within ten (10) days of sanction decision from the National Council.
PROBATION Any chapter that becomes delinquent in any obligation(s) to the National Fraternity shall be contacted to encourage prompt fulfillment of its obligation(s). The National President, in consultation with the National Council and National Executive Director, shall place a delinquent chapter on probation. Probation shall be accompanied by such terms and conditions as necessary and appropriate to correct the deficiency or failures of the chapter and ensure observance of Fraternity obligations. Chapters will automatically be placed on probation for failure to pay Chapter Fee and Member Dues by the deadline. Said chapter's Chapter Sponsor, District Governor, and District President shall be notified within ten (10) days of disciplinary action.
SUSPENSION Upon receiving information that a chapter is not following the policies and procedures of the fraternity, the National Council shall discipline said chapter by placing it on suspension. All chapter functions and activities shall be suspended pending an investigation by a representative of the national organization who shall make a written report to the National Council within 10 days following the conclusion of the investigation. The National Council, after reviewing the report and the chapter's response and any other information provided to them, may take appropriate action to discipline the chapter. All meetings of the chapter under suspension must be approved by the Chapter Sponsor and the National President and shall be attended by the Chapter Sponsor. The chapter may appeal the disciplinary action imposed in accordance with a procedure established by the National Council to ensure due process to the chapter. Said chapter's Chapter Sponsor, District Governor, and District President shall be notified within ten (10) days of disciplinary action.
CHARTER REVOCATION Upon due cause, including the continued failure of a chapter to follow the policies and procedures of the fraternity, the National Council shall revoke the charter of the chapter. The National Headquarters shall take appropriate measures to effect surrender of the chapter's charter and other items of identification with the fraternity. Where appropriate, remaining collegiate members of the chapter shall also be expelled. The chapter may appeal the disciplinary action imposed in accordance with a procedure established by the National Council to ensure due process to the chapter. Said chapter's Chapter Sponsor, District Governor, and District President shall be notified within ten (10) days of disciplinary action.
REINSTATEMENT A chapter charter which has been revoked may be reinstated after inspection by a representative of the National organization, provided that the petitioning group meets the standards required for a new chapter and that all financial obligations accrued prior to revocation of the chapter charter shall have been settled. A chapter so reinstated shall be granted its previous chapter name after completing a recolonization program.
INACTIVE If a chapter becomes so small that it is unable to function, the chapter may be placed on inactive status by the National Council. During this period, the chapter shall be relieved of all national financial obligations, which would otherwise be incurred. It shall lose all voting rights at conventions and the right to initiate members. Members of the chapter prior to inactive status who are in good standing shall be transferred to alumni membership. An inactive chapter may be reinstated to active status by the National Council, provided that the petitioning group meets the standards required for a new chapter. Said chapter's Chapter Sponsor, District Governor, and District President shall be notified of these actions within ten (10) days.