Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
A ND Licensed Family and Consumer Sciences teacher serves as the FCCLA local chapter adviser. If schools are not able to secure a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, or if the Family and Consumer Sciences program is closed, the FCCLA chapter may continue for up to two school years, provided another teacher or a chapter parent will serve as consultant. No new members may be added to the chapter during this time.
Any student who is enrolled in a Family and Consumer Sciences class through grade 12 or who has been enrolled is entitled to become an active member of the local FCCLA chapter. A member may retain active membership through grade 12. Active members shall be eligible to hold office, make motions, and vote.
(for participation beyond the local level i. e. leadership trainings, STAR Events competitions, State Conferences)
THE ND FCCLA MEDICAL RELEASE and PARTICIPATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED AND SUBMITTED TO THE STATE FCCLA OFFICE BEFORE PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITY BEYOND THE LOCAL CHAPTER. THE SIGNED MEDICAL RELEASE FORM IS EVIDENCE THAT MEMBERS HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS DOCUMENT. BOTH OF THESE DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND AT:http://www2.edutech.nodak.edu/fccla/ MEMBERS AND LOCAL CHAPTERS SHOULD KEEP A COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT.
♦ The term ‘delegate’ shall mean any FCCLA member attending chapter activities beyond the local level.
♦ There shall be no defacing of public property. Any damage to any property or furnishing in the hotel rooms or building must be paid for by the individual or chapter responsible.
♦ Delegates must wear identification badges and/or wristbands at all times when provided at each conference or activity.
♦ Delegates shall refrain from using inappropriate or profane language at all times.
♦ Delegates shall refrain from verbal, physical or sexual harassment, hazing or name-calling.
♦ Delegates shall respect the rights and safety of other hotel guests.
♦ Delegates shall not possess alcoholic beverages, narcotics or weapons in any form at any time under any circumstances.
♦ Delegates shall refrain from gambling—playing cards, dice or games of chance for money or other things of value unless it is a sanctioned activity of the conference.
♦ Use of tobacco products by delegates is prohibited at all FCCLA functions.
♦ Delegates must adhere to the dress code at all times. ND FCCLA will post the accepted dress code for all FCCLA functions online at: http://www2.edutech.nodak.edu/fccla/ at the beginning of each school year and no later than September 30.
♦ Delegates must not dress or behave in a manner that can be interpreted as sexually explicit.
♦ Students shall keep their adult advisors and chaperones informed of their activities and whereabouts at all times. No delegate shall leave the hotel (except for authorized events) unless permission has been received from their chapter or/and state advisor.
♦ Delegates should be prompt and prepared for all activities.
♦ Delegates should be financially prepared for all activities.
♦ Delegates are required to attend all sessions and activities assigned including but not limited to workshops, competitive events and committee meetings for which they are registered unless engaged in some specific assignment scheduled at the same time.
♦ Delegates will spend nights at the assigned hotel and in their assigned room. Local advisors are required to do physical room checks of each room at curfew at each conference. Further checks can be made at the discretion of the local advisor and/or chaperone.
♦ Delegates may not have a member of the opposite sex/gender in a room without an adult present. The common areas of the hotel (lobby, conference center, pool area) are appropriate for visitation.
♦ Delegates will be quiet at curfew. Curfew will be enforced. Curfew means the delegate will be in his/her assigned room. Local advisors WILL do physical room checks of each room at curfew at all conferences attended. Chapter meetings are encouraged at the end of each day at all conferences. Specific time at the state conference has been allowed for this meeting.
♦ Delegates ignoring or violating any of the above rules will be subject to being sent home at their expense. They will be eliminated from participating in any competitive event or activity. Parents and school officials will be notified.
♦ FCCLA members must follow all rules of the North Dakota High School Association. School policies must also be enforced.
Program will be assigned concession duties to help provide revenue to the activities department.