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Article 8 Induction of New Members
Each local chapter may design and execute an appropriate ceremony for the
induction of its new members. The procedures and proceedings for this ceremony
shall be determined by the local chapter, the chapter faculty sponsor, and the
high school administration. Chapters are forbidden to initiate, haze,
blackball, or do anything similar, as any part of the Rho Kappa process. Any
chapter found engaged in any of these shall lose its charter. "Induction" is
to be used in any reference to the induction of new members. Newly inducted
members shall receive their membership certificates and any other appropriate
Rho Kappa materials when their membership has been affirmed.
The date and time of the induction ceremony is at the discretion of the local
chapter, the chapter faculty advisor, and the high school administration.
In an event that a particular individual qualifies for membership after the
date of the induction ceremony, he or she may be inducted at a regular chapter
meeting provided the membership forms and fees have already been submitted to
the national Advisory Council.