A charter may be granted for the organization of an active chapter at any university that offers a four-year degree program in industrial engineering or its equivalent, which is approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or other equivalent accrediting agency.
Petitions for charters shall be submitted to the national executive director. These petitions shall be signed by at least nine persons qualified for membership.
The executive council shall act upon these petitions within sixty (60) days of the receipt of the petition by the executive director.
Upon approval by three-quarters of the executive council of the petition for a charter, and upon payment to Alpha Pi Mu for the initiation fees of members to be initiated, said petitioning group is entitled to receive a charter at a formal ceremony and is entitled to all of the privileges of an active chapter as provided for in the constitution. No fee shall be assessed for the charter of any active chapter.
When a charter for an active chapter is granted to the petitioning group, the executive director shall arrange the details of the installation.