Membership Qualifications

Membership is classified as active, associate, alumni, honorary, and faculty.

Active membership includes those undergraduates and graduates who are enrolled as bona fide students in a college or university having a chapter of the society and who have met the following requirements:

Each candidate has expressed an intention of becoming a teacher of business subjects.

Each candidate possesses the following qualifications:

  Completion of at least three semesters or five quarters of college courses including at least 15 semester hours or 22 quarter hours in business and education subjects.

  Attainment of general scholarship sufficient to place the candidate within the upper 35 percent of his/her college class (sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate) and the achievement of an average grade of "B" or higher, or its equivalent in other grading systems, in all courses in business and education.

Alumni membership includes those graduates of colleges and universities who were active members while they were in school or those who graduated before a chapter was established but who, since they attained the scholarship standards while a student, have been elected by the chapter to membership.

Faculty membership may be conferred on persons of national reputation the National Council believes worthy. Honorary membership is conferred at a National Convention. Local chapter sponsors must be members of Pi Omega Pi.

Associate membership may be conferred on persons of national reputation the National Council believes worthy. Honorary membership is conferred at a National Convention.

Honorary membership may be conferred on persons of national reputation the National Council believes worthy. Honorary membership is conferred at a National Convention.

Each chapter is limited to one faculty or associate member during the year, the privilege being cumulative.

Membership in any chapter entitles one to participate in the activities in any other chapter. Membership may be revoked by action of the local chapter in accordance with the local bylaws, and the name will be struck from the national membership records on proper notification to the National Treasurer.