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Article II – Membership

Section 1

The Membership Committee shall determine the most appropriate manner by which to offer and receive applications for Chapter membership. The following minimum requirements shall apply.

1.1 Chapter Membership

Membership in Alpha Gamma Delta Chapter is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, and other professional educators.

1.11 Undergraduate

When seeking membership as an undergraduate student, a candidate must:

1.111 have no less than first-term sophomore standing (the equivalent of at least 30 semester hours earned by the end of the term prior to the time of initiation).

1.112 have at least 12 hours (or the equivalent) of professional education courses programmed, in progress, or completed, except in fifth-year credential programs.

1.113 have cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher for all coursework completed.

1.114 exemplify worthy educational ideals.

1.115 express an intention of continuing in the field of education.

1.116 give evidence of leadership abilities.

1.12 Graduate

When seeking membership as a graduate student, a candidate must:

1.121 have full graduate standing at Mary Baldwin College.

1.122 have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher for all graduate coursework completed.

1.123 exemplify worthy educational ideals.

1.124 express an intention of continuing in the field of education.

1.125 give evidence of leadership abilities.

1.126 have completed six (6) or more semester hours of graduate work at Mary Baldwin College.

1.127 have at least 18 hours (or the equivalent) of professional education courses programmed, in progress, or completed except in fifth-year credential programs.

1.13 Faculty

When seeking membership as a faculty member, a candidate must:

1.131 be a faculty member of Mary Baldwin College.

1.132 give evidence of support for the Chapter and its programs.

1.133 the number of faculty initiated at any one initiation ceremony shall not exceed the number of other initiates.

1.14 Professional Educators

Persons employed as teachers or administrators in local schools may be invited to membership upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee and the approval of the Executive Committee.