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Chapter Requirements

  • All chapters must have at least 5 members. 
  • All chapters must complete the Recognition Agreement process each spring.
  • All chapters must comply with policies outlined in the Recognition Agreement. 
  • All chapters must do at least 2 social activities per semester (unless on social probation). 
  • All chapters must do at least 1 community service project per semester. 
  • All chapters must attend 70% Mandatory programs*. 
  • Members must be 18 to join a chapter, unless an exception is granted by the Dean of Students or FSL. 

*70% Mandatory programs are educational training courses on topics such as: hazing, alcohol & drugs, bystander intervention, sexual misconduct/assault, diversity, and living your values. 

 

Academic Requirements

  • Students are not permitted to join the F.S.L. community if their cumulative GPA is below 2.6. 
  • Chapters must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 per semester and cumulative. 

 

Possible Sanctions

The sanctioning process is tied to the University Conduct Process.

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  • All cases are based on a case-by-case basis and adjudicated on the merits of the conduct case at hand. This does not preclude the chapter from being sanctioned in line with past precedents, and does not mean that the chapter will receive identical sanctions as previous cases. 
  • All cases are based on a Preponderance of Evidence standard. 
  • All suspected members will go through the conduct process separate from the chapter if the incident is not deemed a chapter conduct issue. 
  • Individuals and the chapter may go through the process simultaneously. This may be the case if the chapter tries to cover up the actions of one particular member or due to other circumstances.
Written notice to the Chapter that additional violations may be cause for disciplinary action. This will be reported to the Chapter Advisor, but will not be reported to the Chapter Headquarters (Equivalent to Level 1 sanction in the University Student Handbook).
Written notice to the Chapter that violations of this Recognition Agreement have occurred and that the Chapter is therefore reprimanded, and that additional violations will likely result in more serious disciplinary action. This will be reported to the Chapter Advisor AND the Chapter (Equivalent to Level 2 sanction in the University Student Handbook).
This sanction level consists of violation(s) of the Standards of Conduct, or violations of the Recognition Agreement, reflected by an intentional breach of discipline or inappropriate conduct that has a significant impact on the community, safety, personal integrity or honor. This will be reported to the Chapter Advisor AND the Chapter Headquarters (equivalent to Level 3 sanctions in the University Student Handbook).
Written notice to the Chapter that it is in a probationary status for a specific period, and if corrective actions have been imposed in order to maintain recognition either by the Chapter Headquarters, I.F.C. or Panhellenic, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and/or the Dean of Students, or designee; these corrective measures must be instituted and completed during the probationary period. Some or all of the privileges pertaining to official recognition may be denied during the probationary period. During the probationary period the Chapter will be deemed not to be in good standing, but shall retain its recognition. There are 2 levels of probation, short term and long term. Short term is 1 to 2 years; long term is 3 or more years. This will be reported to the Chapter Advisor AND the Chapter Headquarters (equivalent to Level 4 or 5 sanctions in the University Student Handbook).
Written notice to the Chapter that it is in a probationary status for a specific period, and if corrective actions have been imposed in order to maintain recognition either by the Chapter Headquarters, I.F.C. or Panhellenic, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and/or the Dean of Students, or designee; these corrective measures must be instituted and completed during the probationary period. Some or all of the privileges pertaining to official recognition may be denied during the probationary period. During the probationary period the Chapter will be deemed not to be in good standing, but shall retain its recognition. There are 2 levels of probation, short term and long term. Short term is 1 to 2 years; long term is 3 or more years. This will be reported to the Chapter Advisor AND the Chapter Headquarters (equivalent to Level 4 or 5 sanctions in the University Student Handbook).
Written notice to the Chapter that its official recognition is suspended for a specific period of time, if corrective actions have been imposed in order to regain recognition either by the Chapter Headquarters, I.F.C. or Panhellenic, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and/or the Dean of Students, or designee; these corrective measures must be instituted and completed during the suspension period, if applicable. All privileges pertaining to official recognition may be denied until the Chapter’s recognition is reinstated pursuant to the provisions of Section 3. Suspensions may range from one academic year to five academic years. A suspension will be reported to the Chapter Advisor AND the Chapter Headquarters (equivalent to Level 6 sanction in the University Student Handbook).
Written notice to the Chapter that its official recognition is indefinitely revoked. All privileges pertaining to official recognition will be terminated as of the effective date of the revocation. A revocation will be reported to the Chapter Advisor AND the Chapter Headquarters. The Chapter will not be invited back to campus for a time frame less than six (6) academic years. This level is often done in coordination with the Chapter's Headquarters (equivalent to Level 7 sanction, “Dismissal,” in the University Student Handbook).

Related Items

Written notice to the Chapter that to maintain its recognition it must pay compensation to the owner of property which has been damaged as a result of a Chapter activity. This will be reported to the Chapter Advisor and will only be reported to the Chapter Headquarters if the chapter fails to pay all fines in a timely manner or in case of continued conduct issues (may be used in connection with any level of sanction where necessary).
Written notice to the Chapter that as a condition of retaining recognition it shall timely pay any and all fines levied by the I.F.C. or Panhellenic (as applicable), or by Fraternity & Sorority Life that relate to a violation of this Recognition Agreement. This will be reported to the Chapter Advisor and will only be reported to the Chapter Headquarters if the chapter fails to pay all fines in a timely manner, or if the chapter continues to have conduct concerns (may be used in connection with any level of sanction where necessary).
When a chapter violates University policy, they may be sanctioned to Social Probation. This status simply means that they are not permitted to participate or host any social events; this includes, but is not limited to: Socials, Formals, Brother/Sisterhoods, Greek Week, or other council related events/programs.

This sanction status is tied to the Academic Probation policy, which reads:

II. Second Consecutive Semester: Continued academic probation, loss of social privileges (including Greek Week or Formals), all events must be alcohol-free (even if the chapter does not register the event) and the Chapter will be required to submit an enhanced academic improvement plan. The University will not ban any recruitment activities (which follow University/Council policies), but the activities must be pre-approved by Fraternity & Sorority Life.
When a chapter fails to meet the minimum standard GPA requirements for Greek organizations the following actions will result:

I. First Semester: Chapter will be required to submit an academic improvement plan and meet with Fraternity & Sorority Life monthly to ensure implementation.

II. Second Consecutive Semester: Continued academic probation, loss of social privileges (including Greek Week or Formals), all events must be alcohol-free (even if the chapter does not register the event) and the Chapter will be required to submit an enhanced academic improvement plan. The University will not ban any recruitment activities (which follow University/Council policies), but the activities must be pre-approved by Fraternity & Sorority Life.

III. Third Consecutive Semester: Review of Chapter status by the Dean of Students, or designee and Fraternity & Sorority Life to determine chapter standing, which may result in termination of this Agreement (Revocation of Membership at ERAU, Prescott).
Appeal Procedure. The appeal will be heard by the Dean of Students, or designee. The decision of the Dean of Students, or designee will be final.

A Chapter which has had its recognition suspended may apply for reinstatement after the end of the period of suspension. Petitions for reinstatement are to be submitted to Fraternity & Sorority Life. If the Chapter is applying for reinstatement, it must be able to demonstrate that the Chapter has appropriately dealt with the Reinstatement.