International Leadership at a Glance

Alpha Delta Kappa is a Missouri non-profit corporation, and a public benefit corporation. The actions of its leadership are bound by the Missouri Non-Profit Corporation Act as well as by its governing documents. The Missouri Non-Profit Corporation Act provides that “all of the corporate powers of a Missouri non-profit corporation shall be exercised by, or under the authority of, and its affairs managed under the direction of, a board of directors.”  The Act also provides that “a Missouri non-profit corporation has the express authority to make lawful donations for the public welfare, for charitable purposes, and for other purposes that further the corporation’s interests.”  The International Executive Board and International Chapter are the two highest governing entities of Alpha Delta Kappa, working individually and together to ensure the growth and continued development of our organization.
 
International Executive Board
Who is on it?
11 Members – composed of the designated members: International President, International President-Elect, Immediate Past International President, Executive Director (a non-voting member), six (6) four-year members (two elected by Convention delegates), one (1) two-year member (also elected by Convention delegates).

What is its purpose?
Deals with all Sorority and Foundation financial matters and acts as a policy making group.  

What are its duties?
- assesses dues and sets the amount of membership fees
- makes final administrative decisions for the Sorority
- carries out the policies of the Sorority
- sees that the Constitution of Alpha Delta Kappa is not violated
- enters into contracts on behalf of the Sorority for official insignia
- serves as a trustee of the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation
- enters into contracts or Letters of Engagement for the employment of the Executive Director
- has the sole authority to amend the Articles of Incorporation and the Constitution of Alpha Delta Kappa
- designates a specific time for its regular meetings
- holds special meetings if necessary
- has the exclusive corporate power and authority to determine how and where the assets of Alpha Delta Kappa will be expended
- invests funds not needed for administrative purposes, and spends such funds for the benefit  of Alpha Delta Kappa’s membership as a whole or distributes them to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation
- updates International Chapter Policies and Procedures for each biennium

When does it meet?
Six times a biennium

International Chapter
Who is on it?
19 Members – composed of the International Officers, members of the International Executive Board, and the Executive Director. The Executive Director is designated as a non-voting member.

What is its purpose?
Transacts such business as delegated to it by the International Executive Board; and makes plans, subject to the authority of the Executive Board, for implementing the adopted policies of the sorority.
 
What are its duties?
- makes final decisions as to the time and location of the International Conventions 
- establishes the rules and regulations of the International Convention
- charters chapters, revokes chapter charters, withdraws individual   memberships, and reinstates members; suspends a state/provincial/national organization when necessary             
- makes plans, subject to the authority of the International Executive Board, for implementing the adopted policies of the Sorority 
- updates International Chapter Policies and Procedures for each biennium

When does it meet?
Twice a year or as meetings are called by the International President