The Cum Laude Society
The Cum Laude Society

Memo to Cum Laude Chapter Secretaries

Dear Chapter Secretaries,

We wish each of you a smooth and productive 2015-2016!

During the trienniel meeting of the Cum Laude board of regents, two important changes were made to the by-laws.

1. Chapters are now able to "round up" in the selection of junior inductees (e.g. 6.1 could be rounded to 7). 
2. Chapters may induct juniors at any time between March 1 of the junior year and February 28 of the senior year.
3. Schools may induct seniors after March. 
4. International schools are eligible for membership in Cum Laude if they are accreditited by one of seven regional and state associations. 

Although the changes are few, the new policy on junior induction is very important information for you to have. 

My very Best, 

Bradley E. Lyman 
Registrar General, The Cum Laude Society

Pins, Certificates and Seals

To ensure delivery of orders before the end of the school year, your order must be received by Cum Laude no later than April 15, 2016. Orders received after this date will not ship until September/October.

ANNUAL DUES — Due July 1, 2016 from each chapter. Please use online system to renew annual membership dues of $150.00 no later than the July 1 deadline.

ANNUAL REPORTS — Due July 1, 2016 from each chapter. Report on the year just concluding (2015-16). Please use online system to submit annual report no later than the July 1 deadline.

TEN-YEAR CHAPTER REVIEWS — Due September 1, 2016 from those chapters required to complete in 2016. Once a decade, each chapter is required to complete a Ten-Year Chapter Review, supplying up-to-date information to Cum Laude. Appropriate forms will show up on your account if your school is due to submit this report in 2016. There is also a link on our website under “Operating Information” listing all ten-year review due dates. Please use the online system to submit this report by the September 1 deadline. Late fee of $50 will be assessed after September 15th.

INDUCTION REGISTRATION FORMS — Due July 1, 2016. Inductees will not be officially recorded unless accompanied by the fee of $10.00 per person. Please use the online system to submit this form and pay the fees. Please pay attention to the timing of your inductions. Juniors should not be inducted until the very end of their junior year (up to 10%) and the remaining balance of up to an additional 10% should not be inducted until after March of the senior year. Please take a moment to review the FAQ section of our website that can be found under “General Information”.

Please direct all communications to the Cum Laude Office:

The Cum Laude Society
4100 Springdale Rd.
Louisville KY 40241

Bradley E. Lyman, Registrar General
Robbie McConnell, Office Manager


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