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Constitution & By-Laws

Part I Constitution of the North Dakota High School Activities Association

Article III: Members


Any high school, so classified by the State Department of Public Instruction, may become a member of the Association by agreeing to abide by the rules of the Association as set forth in its Constitution and By-Laws, and by payment of the annual dues as hereinafter provided. The membership year shall be from September 1 to August 31 following.


Application for membership to the Association must be made by the superintendent or the principal of the school of the Association's prescribed form with the authorization of the Board of Education of the school district of high school applying for membership. Membership once attained is continuous by the payment of the annual Association dues as prescribed in Article IV of the Constitution.


No school shall be admitted to the Association during a school year in which it has as a non-member been represented in any interscholastic competition by a student who would have been ineligible under the rules of the Association.


Any school resigning its membership may not re-enter the Association during the period of the school year in which it resigns nor during the following year.


Any school may be suspended or expelled from membership by the Board of Directors for violation of rules; and once expelled or suspended, may be reinstated only by action of the Board.


Any approved junior high school housed and competing as a separate entity may become a member of the Association by its principal completing the proper application forms as outlined in Section II and by the payment of the annual dues.


Each member school shall have one vote in the Representative Assembly.

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