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CHAPTER ORGANIZATION FAQ


Q: What is a Chapter?

A chapter of the UAP is created for the purpose of promoting maximum participation of all members in UAP affairs and advancing the objectives of the organization.

Q: What is the minimum number of members of a UAP Chapter as prescribed by the UAP Constitution and By-Laws?

A UAP Chapter shall have a minimum of 20 members.

Q: What is the maximum number of members of a UAP Chapter as prescribed by the UAP Constitution and By-Laws?

A UAP Chapter shall have a maximum of 100 members.

Q: How is a UAP Chapter formed?

A new chapter is formed only through the sponsorship of another chapter in coordination with the District Director and the Standing Committee on Chapter Organization of the Commission on Internal Affairs.

Q: What is a provisional Chapter?

A chapter may be established with less than 20 members on the condition that it is situated on a very remote place in the country. Provisional Chapters must have a minimum of seven (7) members.

Q: Can a chapter be organized outside the country?

Yes, a chapter can be organized by UAP members outside the country in accordance to the UAP By-Laws.

Q: What are the duties and responsibilities of a Chapter?

It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Chapter through its Chapter Board to implement rules and regulations, policies and programs adopted by the National Board.

It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Chapter to require its members: to defend, uphold and abide by the By-Laws of UAP and to abide by the Architects Code of Ethics; to pay the required fees, dues and assessments promptly; to assist UAP in the conduct of its affairs whenever called upon to do so; to endeavor to attend all annual, regular and special meetings of UAP and those of the Chapter of which he is a member. Maximum absences of more than 50 percent shall be a cause for dismissal from the Chapter Roster, upon the discretion of the Chapter Board; to support programs of the government and the community related to architecture and national welfare, and be actively involved in civic and public affairs; and to conduct oneself in dignity and in a manner worthy of a professional.

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