A chapter is an academic unit that has met all of the requirements for establishment and has been granted a charter in accordance with the Upsilon Sigma Constitution.
A chapter is an independent, autonomous constituent of Upsilon Sigma – The Urban Studies Honor Society. Each chapter shall function under bylaws, policies, and procedures which are not in conflict with the Upsilon Sigma Constitution. Simultaneously, chapters are affiliated with, hosted, and supported by their academic institution, and must operate within the institution’s policies established for campus-based organizations.
Upsilon Sigma provides bylaws and guidelines for developing chapters to meet minimum requirements. In addition to the minimum expectations, chapters are expected to:
Upsilon Sigma is not legally responsible for the actions or consequences of actions committed by individual chapters, faculty advisors, advisory councils, and/or student members. Each chapter of Upsilon Sigma assumes full financial responsibility for any expenses and/or debt obligations incurred in the operation of its activities.
Upsilon Sigma will engage in due diligence to enforce rules and policies that govern chapters as outlined in the Upsilon Sigma Constitution.