ARTICLE I: NAME
The objectives of this organization are as stated in the Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation
ARTICLE II: OBJECTIVES
The objectives of this organization are as stated in the Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation: To advance the participation and recognition of women in science and to foster research in science through grants, awards, and fellowships.
ARTICLE III: INSIGNIA
The badge of this organization shall be the Nile Key bearing upon its crossbar the Greek letters ΣΔΕ. Superimposed upon the key shall be a benzene ring, thunderbolt, and the nabla. The badge may be worn as a pin or as a pendant.
The seal of this organization shall be the device of the badge encircled by the legend (motto) ΣΥΝΟΙΚΕΙΩΜΕΝΑΙΔΙΑΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΗΣ, meaning “United in friendship through science.”
The colors of this organization shall be the colors of the spectrum.
ARTICLE IV: AMENDMENTS
An amendment to this Constitution may be proposed by the National Council, any standing committee, a chapter, or a member in good standing; except that no proposal may be made to amend the objectives as stated in the amended Certificate of Incorporation and cited in Article II of the Constitution. The proposed amendment shall be presented in writing to the National Council. If approved by a unanimous vote, it shall be submitted to the Constitution and Parliamentary Procedures Committee for assessment of its validity under the amended Certificate of Incorporation and for such alteration in wording as may be desirable. The proposed amendment shall then be submitted for vote to the Grand Chapter, approval being secured by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the electorate. It shall then be submitted for vote to the chapters 90 days before the next Grand Chapter meeting. An affirmative vote by two-thirds of the chapters is required for approval, and the amendment shall become effective at the close of the Grand Chapter meeting.
[Constitution Approved by vote of Grand Chapter on January 29, 1975, New York City]