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Junior/Secondary Handbook

Loss of Privileges

Loss of Chapter Privileges

Your school or studio must remain an Institutional Member of NDEO for all long as you host an honor society chapter. If your membership lapses, your chapter will temporarily close and will be removed from the NHSDA Directory. Your chapter will be reactivated and added back to the directory upon receipt of the Institutional Membership dues. In rare instances, an institution may lose it’s NHSDA Chapter privileges. These are determined on a case-by-case basis after careful deliberation by NDEO staff. Situations that may lead to a loss of Chapter privileges include:

  • Withholding information about the NHSDA program requirements from interested students and/or parents, including the requirements for induction, induction fees, etc.
  • Providing false information about the NHSDA program requirements to students and/or parents, including requirements for induction, induction fees, etc.
  • Not providing information about a students’ progress toward induction to a new school or studio when it is requested by the student and/or parents, in the event that the student needs or wants to transfer to a different program.
  • Requiring commitments for induction above and beyond those in the national guidelines that would cause an excessive financial burden.
  • Withholding induction from students who have met the induction requirements.
  • “Inducting” students who did not meet all of the induction requirements, including the GPA requirement.

Loss of Student Privileges

Student Induction is a lifetime recognition and NHSDA designations remain with the student’s record. Should a student's GPA fall below the Chapter's minimum GPA requirements, the student may be barred from wearing the honor cords at graduation. The faculty advisor and/or Chapter Sponsor are encouraged to work with the student to help the student regain academic rigor. At the Chapter Sponsor’s discretion, inducted students can be barred from Chapter activities, including wearing NHSDA cords at graduation, should concerns arise about conduct or behaviors that might jeopardize their own safety, the well-being of others, or the integrity of NHSDA.

If students do not meet deadlines given by their Chapter Sponsor for submitting points, filling out the application, or paying the induction fee, the Chapter Sponsor reserves the right to require them to wait until the next induction period.