• Mu Alpha Theta
    Mu Alpha Theta is the national mathematics honor society.  The River Dell chapter is comprised of our best and brightest mathematics students.  We offer free peer-to-peer math tutoring in the high school.  Send an email to mathhelp@riverdell.org and we'll connect you with a tutor.

     
    NOTE: All tutoring will take place virtually until further notice.
     
                                                                           
    Advisors
     
    Officers
    President: Helen Yousaf
    Vice-President: Ori Ben Yossef
    Secretary: Timothy Cheung
    Treasurer: Gloria Lee
     
    General Membership Meeting Dates
    All meetings take place virtually until further notice
     
    December 2
    January 13
    February 3
    March 3
    April 14
    May 5
     
    **UPDATED FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
     

    Bylaws and Membership Criteria

    Chapter Name and Purpose:

    The Mu Alpha Theta (ΜΑΘ) The National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, was founded in 1957 at the University of Oklahoma.  This honor society exists to recognize those who excel in mathematics, inspire a keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.

    Club Leadership:

    The River Dell Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta will be advised by a member(s) of the math faculty who is appointed by the principal and approved by the Superintendent and School Board. The advisor will maintain membership information, organize chapter activities, supervise club finances, file annual reports with the administration at River Dell and with the Mu Alpha Theta national office, and work with the faculty advisory council to choose members. The faculty advisory council will consist of at least 3 math faculty members, including the faculty advisor. The faculty advisor, together with the advisory council, will establish procedures, select members, consider disciplinary matters and/or dismissal of members if such action is necessary. In addition to faculty, the club will be led by students who will serve as club President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.

    Membership Criteria:

    Membership is based on students’ mathematics achievement as well as their record of exemplary character.  Students need to be in honors, AP or SUPA mathematics at least six marking periods before applying for membership. Students should have a minimum cumulative weighted average of 93% in their high school mathematics courses. In addition, students must not have a record of academic dishonesty, and must demonstrate characteristics of academic integrity, strong work ethic, and overall potential in mathematics.

    Students who meet the above criteria must complete an application demonstrating their interest in becoming a member of Mu Alpha Theta. In becoming a member, students are making a commitment to participate in Mu Alpha Theta activities.

    Dues and Responsibilities:

    Students must pay a one-time membership fee at the time of induction. This fee covers the original initiation fee. Once inducted, students need to attend chapter meetings and file semester reports demonstrating their ongoing involvement in the discipline. All details are described on the forms. A separate fee will be collected when students are approaching graduation to purchase cords to wear in the graduation ceremony.

    Removal from Mu Alpha Theta:

    The River Dell chapter of Mu Alpha Theta will follow the guidelines from the National Honor Society in cases requiring discipline and/or dismissal. The National Honor Society bylaws state, “members who fall below the standards that were the basis for their selection as members shall be promptly warned in writing by the Chapter Advisor and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the deficiency.”

    Students are expected to continue in Honors, AP or SUPA math and maintain the GPA required for admission to Mu Alpha Theta. Students are also expected to participate in club activities. If students do not maintain the standards set, they will receive a warning and be allowed a semester to bring their grades up to the required average.

    The National Honor Society bylaws state that “in the case of flagrant violation of school rules the law, a member does not have to be warned.” In these cases, students will be dismissed from membership. Cheating violates the code of conduct for both the school and Mu Alpha Theta, and it is therefore a reason for dismissal.

    Club Officers:

    Students who wish to serve as club officers will complete a separate application. Nominees will be elected to office by the club membership and approved by the Faculty Advisory Council.  Officers may not hold office in any other honor society for the year they serve as an officer of Mu Alpha Theta.

    Meetings:

    Members shall meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Officers will meet with the faculty advisor the week prior.