Changes to the AIA Regulations
January 20, 2015

Changes to the AIA Regulations
At its Annual Meeting on January 10, 2015, the AIA Council voted to update the following sections of the AIA Regulations:

ARTICLE II
Membership

  1. Any member may resign from membership in the Institute by writing to the Executive Director. Failure to renew an annual membership shall be considered a de facto resignation. Membership and membership privileges may be terminated or temporarily suspended for cause by vote of the Council or the Governing Board.
  1. Cause shall be deemed to be any action taken individually, or as an officer or director of an affiliated Society, detrimental to the purpose, interest, public image or principles of the Institute and shall include, without limitation, the use of the name of the Institute in connection with or in the furtherance of transactions involving archaeological artifacts which could have the effect of removing such archaeological artifacts from general availability for scholarly investigation or public display.

ARTICLE III
Affiliated Societies

  1. Each affiliated Society may use the design of the official seal of the Institute in any desired size on its letterhead and other printed papers. Each affiliated Society shall be designated by its local name in the following style:

Archaeological Institute of America
Boston Society

If the sanction of any affiliated Society is withdrawn pursuant to Article III.3, such affiliated Society shall promptly take all appropriate actions to change its name to eliminate the name of the Institute and any other reference to the Institute in connection with its activities in publications or printed material or otherwise in connection with its activities.

  1. After a hearing conducted by a committee appointed by the President, and with the recommendation of such committee, the Council for cause may, by majority vote of its members present at a meeting in person or by proxy, withdraw or suspend (on conditions specified by the Council) its approval of any affiliated Society, permitted by the Council pursuant to Article III.1. If a Society’s affiliation is withdrawn, it will cease to be or act as a Society of the Institute. Its members shall become members at large and the at large members may choose to affiliate with another Society of the Institute. Cause shall be deemed to be any action taken by an affiliated Society detrimental to the purpose, interest, public image or principles of the Institute and shall include, without limitation, the use of the name of the Institute, in connection with or in furtherance of transactions involving archaeological artifacts which could have the effect of removing such archaeological artifacts from general availability for scholarly investigation or public display.

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