Article III: Membership
Section 1 - Membership Support of Club Purposes.
Successful execution of the purposes as specified in Article II is dependent upon a strong membership and the resulting membership fees. Members therefore are required to join at the highest level of membership for which they are eligible.
Section 2 - Types of Membership.
Membership of the Cincinnati Faculty Club shall be: A. Regular Members; B. Associate Members; C. Other Members.
a. Regular members shall comprise current or retired members of faculty, staff or administration of the University of Cincinnati and any of its affiliates from whom dues are received. Persons eligible for regular membership are not eligible for associate membership.
b. Associate Membership is open to persons in the following groups who are not otherwise eligible for regular membership:
1. Doctoral graduate students who have qualified for their dissertation (ABD students)
2. Post doctorals
3. University of Cincinnati Alumni Association members
4. McMicken Society members
5. U-CAT members
6. C-Club members
7. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members
8. Faculty, staff and administrators of colleges and universities and other educators
9. Other Community persons at the discretion of the
Board of Governors.
c. Other Members
1. Honorary Members shall comprise friends of the University who have attained distinction in education, research, business, or professional life at the discretion of the Board of Governors.
2. University departments can apply for departmental memberships to cover luncheons and special functions. This type of membership shall not supplant or be used in lieu of an individual faculty club membership.
3. Community members shall comprise a limited number from the Greater Cincinnati area. The number of such members shall be set by the Club’s Board of Governors.
Section 3 - Elections to Membership.
Regular Membership shall be extended automatically to persons who come within the definition of Regular Member as set forth above upon the filing of an application for membership.
Associate Membership shall be extended to persons who come within the definition of Associate Member as set forth above upon filing an application for membership.
Honorary Membership shall be extended to persons who come within the definition of Honorary Members as set forth above upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee and approval of a majority of the Board of Governors.
University Departmental Membership shall be extended automatically to any department of the University of Cincinnati or its affiliates.
Community Membership may be granted by the Club’s Board of Governors. The number of such members shall be set by the Board of Governors.
Section 4 - Privileges of Membership.
Regular Members, Associate Members, and Other Members shall enjoy the privileges of the Cincinnati Faculty Club. Regular Members shall have voting power and be eligible to hold office. Retired members retain all the privileges of Regular Members of the Cincinnati Faculty Club. Regular members and associate members are eligible to serve on standing and other committees.
Section 5 - Membership Dues.
a. Dues shall be set from time to time by the action of the Board of Governors.
b. Membership dues shall be payable based upon a schedule established by the Cincinnati Faculty Club business office and approved by the Cincinnati Faculty Club Board of Governors.
c. Regular Members who retire and for whom dues have been received for five years immediately preceding retirement shall not pay dues.
d. Any exceptions to payment of dues or indebtedness or waiver of dues or indebtedness shall be granted by action of the Board of Governors.
Section 6 - Termination of Membership.
a. Any membership may be terminated voluntarily by resignation upon delivery by the member to the Board of Governors of a written notice of resignation. Such resignation shall become effective at the end of the month during which such notice is received by the Board of Governors, and the member resigning shall remain liable to pay all indebtedness for any period prior to the end of that month.
b. Any membership may be terminated by the Board of Governors at any time in the event that such member dues or indebtedness or any installment thereof shall be unpaid for such a period of time as may be provided by the Board of Governors.
c. Any membership may be terminated by a majority of the Board of Governors in the event that such member fails or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of the Regulations or House Rules lawfully adopted by the Cincinnati Faculty Club. Termination of membership under this clause shall be effective only after a fifteen-day written notice to the member involved. During this period the member shall have an opportunity for a hearing before the Board of Governors.
Section 7 - Reinstatement of Membership.
Any membership terminated under Clause A of Section 6 above may be reinstated by following the procedure set forth in Article 1; Section 2.
Any membership terminated under Clauses B and C of Section 6 above may be reinstated upon direct application by the former member to the Board of Governors and a favorable vote by a majority of the Board of Governors for reinstatement of membership but reinstatement of membership under Clauses B and C of Section 6 shall not be granted earlier than one year subsequent to the effective date of termination of membership.
In no event shall reinstatement of membership be granted until all prior Cincinnati Faculty Club indebtedness of the former member shall have been discharged.