Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Fraternities and Sororities on Campus

Visit each council's site for more information about all of the social Greek letter organizations represented at Washington State University.

Interfraternity Council Fraternities

  • Acacia
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Sigma Phi Colony*
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Farmhouse
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Sigma Colony*
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Mu Colony*
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Xi

Panhellenic Association Sororities

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Alpha Phi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Kappa

 

 National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternities & Sororities

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Professional Greek Organizations

  • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
  • Alpha Rho Chi Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts
  • Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity
  • Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity 
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Phi Sigma Pi Leadership Fraternity
  • Sigma Alpha Agricultural Sorority
  • Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority

United Greek Association Organizations

  • Alpha Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. (Native American) Expanding
  • Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. (Co-Ed Latino) 
  • The Lovely Sisterhood of Chi Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc. (Asian/Pacific Islander)
  • Chi Sigma Alpha National Sorority, Inc. (Asian-interest)
  • Delta Lambda Phi (Gay, Bisexual, Progressive Men) Expanding
  • Delta Xi Phi Sorority, Inc. (Multicultural) Expanding
  • Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. (Latina-based)
  • Gamma Iota Omicron Fraternity, Inc. (Latino-based)
  • Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Latino)Expanding
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. (Latina-based)
  • Lambda Theta Phi Latino Fraternity, Inc. (Latino-based) Expanding
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latina Sorority, Inc. (Latina-based) 
  • La Hermandad de O eMe Te (Aztec-based)
  • Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. (Latino-based) Expanding
  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.(Multicultural)
  • Omega Phi Chi Sorority, Inc. (Multicultural) Expanding
  • Sigma Lambda Beta Intl Fraternity, Inc.(Multicultural)
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc.(Latina-based)

Chapter Status

The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life in conjunction with Inter/National Headquarters and the Greek Councils publish the chapter status of each chapter chartered at Washington State University. In an effort to be as transparent as possible to all stakeholders, the CFSL previously published a biannual status letter to inform the community about the status of each chapter. By clicking on the council buttons below, you will find a new, comprehensive chart that the CFSL will update on a regular basis, in order to be as current as possible in regards to the status of our chapters. Descriptions for the possible statuses are available in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page. Updates are made in real time.

  • Definition of Unrecognition

    Terms of a chapter’s unrecognition may vary depending on the incident for which they University deemed it fit to unrecognized them. Unrecognition means that the chapter will not receive any of the benefits allotted to recognized groups including, but not limited to the programs and services provided by the CFSL or their respective governing council, and the right to be known as the Washington State University chapter of their organization, use campus meeting spaces etc. In most cases of unrecognition, chapters are also shut down by their Inter/National Headquarters for a comparable amount of time.  

  • Definition of Expanding/Extending

    When a chapter is expanding/extending, it means that a fraternity or sorority’s Inter/National Headquarters has decided to start a chapter of their organizations here at Washington State. Sometimes, these expansions are prompted by student interest groups, other times the Headquarters themselves is interested in coming to a particular institution. Every Headquarters/National Office has different criteria for expanding to a campus. For more information on expansion at WSU, please visit, http://gogreek.wsu.edu/how-to-join/expansion/.

  • Definition of Eligible for Rerecognition

    Excerpt from 2016 Residential Relationship Agreement, Article IV, Section Q.

    1. Chapters operating during a loss of University recognition or those returning after University recognition was revoked for a conduct matter may seek official re-recognition after the period of loss of recognition has lapsed. To do so, the Chapter must submit a request to the CFSL no later than 60 days before the date the Chapter requests to be recognized. This request must include documentation substantiating compliance with all expectations in this document, probationary terms, and terms of the Chapter’s loss of recognition. Upon completion, the CFSL will submit a recommendation on the Chapter’s behalf to the Office of Student Conduct.
      1. The Chapter’s request must include the following:
        1. A roster of Chapter members and officers; and
        2. A roster of Chapter advisory board and house corporation officers.
      1. To be eligible for recognition after a period of loss of recognition, the Chapter must arrange a minimum of two meetings with the Dean of Students and CFSL staff and the Chapter advisor and house corporation president (if applicable) to discuss the expectations of recognized fraternities/sororities at WSU.
      2. If the Chapter is re-recognized by the University, they will be required to meet certain conditions, including, but not limited to, the condition that the Chapter maintain an alcohol-free Chapter leased/owned facility for no less than two years after recognition is granted.
      3. Chapters that do not meet these conditions will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct, which may impose sanctions including permanent loss of recognition.
      4. University recognition after a period of loss of recognition is not guaranteed.
    1. University Petition for Re-Recognition. Following the process outlined in Article IV, Section P., chapters are required by WSU Policy to petition for re-recognition through the Office of Student Conduct. This petition is housed in Office of Student Conduct and can be obtained at any time by request.

  • Definition of University Probation

    The terms of University Probation may vary on a case by case basis.

    Excerpt from Washington Administrative Code 504-26-405, Section 1b

    Probation. Formal action placing conditions upon the student's continued attendance at the university. Probation is for a designated period of time and warns the student or recognized student organization that suspension, expulsion, loss of recognition, or any other sanction outlined in this section may be imposed if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) or fails to complete his or her conditions of probation during the probationary period. A student on probation is not eligible to run for or hold an office in any recognized student group or organization; she or he is not eligible for certain jobs on campus, including but not limited to resident advisor or orientation counselor; and she or he is not eligible to serve on the university conduct or appeals board.

  • Definition of University Approved Housing

    Excerpt from 2016 Residential Relationship Agreement, Appendix H

    The Acknowledgement of University Approved Housing (UAH) Eligibility serves as a guide for fraternity and sorority leadership to determine whether the chapter will be applying to house first-year students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Chapters can determine their eligibility based on the minimum requirements outlined below; however, additional questions are asked and information gathered about chapter and facility operations to approve or deny UAH.

    • The fraternity/sorority is recognized by Washington State University (University) as a fraternal organization,

    • The chapter is considered “residential” defined as an organization that:1) meets the minimum number of members for official recognition as a University student organization, 2) rents, leases, owns, or otherwise occupies a physical facility/house, and 3) is officially identified by the University as a residential chapter. The term residential fraternity/sorority does not include any “live-out” spaces where members of a fraternity/sorority happen to live. The term residential fraternity/sorority does not mean that the fraternity/sorority has obtained “University Approved Housing” status or is University-recognized housing. The organization is free of sanctions barring first-year student housing,

    • The facility is equipped with an operational sprinkler and fire suppression system,

    • The facility / housing corporation board employs a Live-In Advisor or House Director,

    • The organization has active property and liability insurance coverage,

    • The facility meets the requirements from Whitman County to pass a whole house and safety inspection, and a kitchen inspection, and

    • The organization has certified it is alcohol-free and completed the University’s Alcohol-Free Agreement.

    If an eligible chapter chooses to apply for UAH, the process is outlined in the UAH Agreement.

  • Definition of Supervised Probation- IFC and Panhellenic only

    Excerpt from Appendix K, IFC Bylaws and Appendix I, Panhellenic Bylaws

    Supervised Probation

     

    Section I: Supervised Probation Definition

     

    “Supervised probation is defined as the inability to host or participate in events / functions with other organizations where alcohol is present. This includes but is not limited to, “wet” exchanges, social functions planned in conjunction with one or more fraternities or sororities, date dashes, open-to-closes, etc. Supervised probation does not include chapter or new member meetings, brother/sisterhoods, chapter service projects, philanthropies, etc. where alcohol is not present.”

     

    1. If a Fraternity is on Academic Tiers Two or Three then they will be subject to the following bylaws concerning the hosting or participation in a philanthropic event.

     

    Section II: Philanthropy Requirements for Hosting an Event

    In order for a fraternity that is on supervised probation to be able to host or participate in a philanthropic event under their respective chapter’s name, they must adhere to the following policies in order for their philanthropy/philanthropy participation to be compliant:

     

    Article 1: The chapter has to create a thorough and detailed report of:

      1. How their philanthropy is bylaw compliant.

      2. A timetable of events for the philanthropy (schedule, dates, risk management actions).

      3. The fraternity must demonstrate that their philanthropy serves an educational purpose. There must be an educational component included. (A speaker, a designated time for the educational mission of the philanthropy to be explained to not only the chapter but the participants as a whole.)

      4. The fraternity must explain how their philanthropy is not simply just the transfer of money from one chapter to another.

      5. The fraternity must meet or be in contact at least once prior to the event with the IFC Director of Scholarship and Service as well as the IFC Director of Policy and Procedure.

      6. If the IFC Director of Scholarship and Service or the IFC Director of Policy and Procedure do not feel the philanthropy is compliant or does not serve an educational purpose the fraternity may be subject to revision of the philanthropy plan.

      7. Any disregard of the stated policies in Section II, Article 1 could result in the fraternity being referred to the Greek Standards Board.

     

     

     

    Section III: Requirements for Participation in other Philanthropic Events

     

    Article I: The chapter has to create a through and detailed report of:

     

    A. Pre Event:

    1. What the chapter hopes to learn from the event.

    2. How the chapter plans to participate in the event.

    3. How many members will be participating.

    4. The fraternity must meet or be in contact at least once prior to the event with the IFC Director of Scholarship and Service as well as the IFC Director of Policy and Procedure.

    5. If the IFC Director of Scholarship and Service or the IFC Director of Policy and Procedure do not feel the philanthropy participation is compliant or does not serve an educational purpose the fraternity may be subject to revision of the philanthropy participation plan.

    6. Any disregard of the stated policies in Section III, Article 1, Sub point A, could result in the fraternity being referred to the Greek Standards Board.

    B. Post Event:

    1. What they learned from the event.

    2. What they learned about the organization the philanthropy raised money for.

    3. Their overall impression of the event.

    4. Follow up communication with the IFC Director of Scholarship and Service as well as the IFC Director of Policy and Procedure.

    Section IV: Violation of Supervised Probation

    1. If a Fraternity on supervised probation violates their supervised probation in any way the fraternity in question will be immediately referred to the Greek Standards Board.

    2. If the Fraternity is found responsible for the stated violations they will lose their ability to participate entirely in philanthropic events until they are off academic tier probation or off University sanctions.

  • Definition of Academic Tiers- IFC

     

    Excerpt from Appendix J, IFC Bylaws

     

    Non-Compliance with the Applicable Scholarship Standard

     

    ARTICLE I: Stated Academic Standard for Chapters and New Member Classes

    1. The Stated Academic Standard for Fraternities at Washington State University will be a 2.9 cumulative Chapter GPA per semester.

    2. The Stated Academic Standard for New Member Classes of Fraternities at Washington State University will be a 2.7 cumulative Class GPA per semester.

    3. Chapters that do not adhere to the Stated Academic Standards above will be placed on an Academic Plan Level.

    4. Each Academic Plan Level differs in severity and will increase with how far under the stated academic standard that a Fraternity performs.

    5. The Academic Plan Levels are stated in Appendix J, Article II of the Interfraternity Council Bylaws.

    6. Continual Failure to meet the stated Academic Standards are stated in Appendix J, Article III of the Interfraternity Council Bylaws.

     

    ARTICLE II: Failure to meet the Stated Academic Standard

    1. Academic Plan Level 1: Chapter GPA under 2.89-2.75

     

    A. Written Plan for Scholastic Improvement

    1. Must be submitted within two weeks of the beginning of the next semester, chapter will be placed on “supervised probation” until Scholastic Improvement plan has been submitted and approved by the CFSL, if not turned in within the established two week mark.

     

    B. Regular meetings with the Interfraternity Council Director of Scholarship

    1. Chapters must meet with the Interfraternity Council Director of Scholarship and service at least twice per semester, in regards to the Chapter’s current academic standing. If a chapter neglects to have a monthly meeting, then they will be placed on “supervised probation” for one month’s time, until the date of the next monthly meeting.

     

    2. Academic Plan Level 2: 2.74-2.60

     

    A. Supervised Probation

                1. Refer to IFC Bylaws Appendix K

     

    B. Written Plan for Scholastic Improvement

    1. Refer to Academic Plan Level 1, Part A, Sub Point 1.

     

    C. Regular meetings with the Interfraternity Council Director of Scholarship and service as well as a CFSL Staff Member

    1. Refer to Academic Plan Level 1, Part B, Sub Point 1.

     

    D. Educational Programming

                1. A Chapter on Academic Plan Level 2 must have an in house academic                             success program, within one month of the following semester. If a chapter                           neglects to host the in house academic programming then they will be                            referred to the Greek Standards Board. 

     

    3. Academic Plan Level 3 2.59-0.

     

    1. Supervised Probation

    1. Refer to IFC Bylaws Appendix K

    2. Chapter will lose its ability to host or openly participate in Greek Sponsored Philanthropic events as stipulated in the Interfraternity Council Bylaws Appendix K, Sections II and III.

               

    B. Written Plan for Scholastic Improvement

                1.   Refer to Academic Plan Level 1, Part A, Sub Point 1.

     

    C. Regular meetings with the Interfraternity Council Director of Scholarship and service, a CFSL Staff Member, as well as the Chapters Advisor.

    1. Refer to Academic Plan Level 1, Part B, Sub Point 1.

     

    D. Educational Programming

                1. Refer to Academic Plan Level 2, Part D, Sub Point 1.

     

    E. Letter to National Organization

                  1. If a Chapter reaches Academic Plan Level 3, a letter will be sent to the Chapters National Organization notifying them of the failure to achieve the stated academic standard. They will be notified of how far below the standard the Chapter was and a recommendation that they intervene or provide the Chapter with resources to improve.           

     

    ARTICLE III: Repeated Offenses of Non-Compliance with stated Academic Standards

     

    1. Three Consecutive semesters on Academic Plan Level 1:

    1. If a Chapter remains on Academic Plan Level 1 2.89-2.75 cumulative Chapter GPA for three consecutive semesters then the chapter will move up to Academic Plan Level 2 until the Chapter is compliant with the stated academic standards.

     

    1. Three Consecutive semesters on Academic Plan Level 2:

    1. If a Chapter remains on Academic Plan Level 2 2.74-2.60 cumulative Chapter GPA for three consecutive semesters then the chapter will move up to Academic Plan Level 3 until the Chapter is compliant with the stated academic standards.

    2. The Chapters National Office will be notified as stated in Section 3 of Article II Failure to meet stated academic standard.

     

    1. Three Consecutive semester on Academic Plan Level 3:

    1. The Chapters National Office will be notified as stated in Section 3 of Article II Failure to meet stated academic standard.

    2. The Chapter in question will also be subject to further actions taken by the University.

    3. Membership within the Interfraternity Senate will be brought into question.

    ARTICLE IV: Non-Compliance with New Member stated academic standards

    A. The stated academic standard for New Member classes is a 2.7 cumulative GPA.

     

    B. If a Chapter’s New Member class GPA is below a 2.7 cumulative average in a semester, then the Chapter’s New Member class will be required to attend a University Sponsored academic program at the beginning of the following semester. The Chapter must schedule the program through the IFC Director of Scholarship. 100% of the New Member Class must attend the academic program.

     

    C. If a Chapters New Member class GPA is below a 2.7 cumulative average for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year, then the chapter must write an academic plan that specifically refers to new members and what they will do to prevent this from happening in the future. The report will be handed into the IFC Director of Service no later than the end of the second week of the beginning of the new academic semester.

     

    D. If a Chapter does not comply with Article IV parts A or B above then they will be placed on supervised probation until the sanctions are completed.

  • Definition of Academic Tiers- Panhellenic

    Expert from the Panhellenic Bylaws

    NON COMPLIANCE WITH STATED ACADEMIC STANDARD

     

    ARTICLE I: Failure to uphold the University standard will result in the following:

      1. Academic Plan Level One: Chapters Between a 2.90-2.99

        1. Chapter must host an in-house educational program to be completed by midterms of that semester. The organization of the program will be the responsibility of the chapter. Post program, the chapter will fill out a form available via Orgsync describing the program and obtaining the signature of the credible speaker.

          1. It is recommended that chapters on tier one evaluate their chapter’s mid-term grades and host an additional program after midterms as needed.

        2. Chapter scholarship chair must meet with the Panhellenic Council Vice President of Scholarship and Service a minimum of twice per semester to evaluate scholarship plan and assess improvements.

     

      1. Academic Plan Level two: Chapters between a 2.80-2.89

        1. Chapter must host an in-house educational program to be completed by midterms of that semester. The organization of the program will be the responsibility of the chapter. Post program, the chapter will fill out a form available via Orgsync describing the program and obtaining the signature of the credible speaker.

          1. It is recommended that chapters on tier one evaluate their chapter’s mid-term grades and host an additional program after midterms as needed.

        2. Chapters will be placed on supervised probation with the privilege of participating and hosting philanthropy events.

        3. Chapter scholarship chair must meet with the Vice President of Scholarship and Service as well as a Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life staff member a minimum of twice per semester to evaluate scholarship plan and assess improvements.

          1. It is recommended that your chapter look into on-campus resources, such as tutoring, to make academic support more available to your chapter members.

     

      1. Academic Plan Level Three: Chapters below a 2.80

        1. Chapter must host two in-house educational programs. The first to be completed by midterms of that semester, and the second to be completed by finals week of the same semester. The organization of the programs will be the responsibility of the chapter. After each of the two programs, the chapter will fill out a form available via Orgsync describing the program and obtaining the signature of the credible speaker.

        2. The chapter will continue to be on supervised probation but will be denied the privilege to host or participate in philanthropies.

        3. Chapter scholarship chair as well as the chapter’s advisor must meet with the Vice President of Scholarship and Service as well as a Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life staff member a minimum of twice per semester to evaluate scholarship plan and assess improvements.

        4. A letter will be sent to the chapter’s (inter)national headquarters expressing concern for the chapter’s academics and suggesting headquarter intervention.

     

      1. Academic Probation

        1. Chapters who perform above a 3.0 will be taken off of tiers and placed on a semester of academic probation. During this time the chapter will continue to meet with the Panhellenic Vice President of Scholarship and Service a minimum of once per month to assess chapter success and continue academic growth.

  • Definition of Academic Tiers- UGA

  • Definition of Programming Tiers- IFC

    Excerpt from Appendix I, IFC Bylaws

     

    Greek Educational Events

    ARTICLE I.    Purpose

    The Greek Councils and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Washington State University (WSU) believe that educational programming for undergraduate fraternity and sorority members enhances their college experience outside the classroom. The programming provided at WSU highlights the more critical topics that influence fraternity and sorority life and informs men and women how to react to a variety of situations in college and life.

    Washington State University recommends educational programming for their fraternity and sorority students. Because fraternity men and sorority women are held to a higher standard and belong to organizations that value the holistic college experience, programming completion has become an expectation for this student body.

    Each semester the list of events that will qualify for chapter programming requirements will be announced. This may be amended and new event lists will be distributed at the Interfraternity Senate.

    ARTICLE II.  Membership Attendance Requirements

    1. All chapters are held to the following minimum standard per academic semester in order to fulfill individual fraternity and sorority programming requirements:

      1. 80% of the chapter membership must attend two (2) educational events per semester, one of them being an interactive program that is approved by the Interfraternity Council.

      2. An interactive program is defined as fostering positive communication and feedback between the company/individual putting on the program, as well as the audience.

    2. A chapter roster is defined as the list of members included on the official chapter roster that is submitted to the Interfraternity Council and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

      1. New members who join a chapter during the fall semester prior to the submission of the official chapter roster must complete their programming requirements by the end of that academic semester.

      2. If a member is no longer part of the fraternity, it is the duty of the fraternity to let the Interfraternity Council and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life know within two weeks of their removal from the chapter. If a student leaves the chapter after the submission there can be a request made for a roster change by the chapter leadership.

      3. Members who join the chapter in the spring semester must be added to the chapter roster within two weeks of their having received a bid card. This updated roster must be provided to the Interfraternity Council and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

    3. Chapters will be required to complete two (2) additional in-house programs with an 80% chapter completion rate per semester.

    1. The chapter must complete an in-house Drug and Alcohol event. This is intended to promote more intimate conversation revolving around the culture and traditions of each individual chapter. The speaker or presenting group must be approved by the Council two weeks prior to the event and supporting documents must be completed within one week of the event.

     

    1. The chapter must complete an in-house Membership Development event. This is intended to promote more intimate conversation revolving around the culture and traditions of each individual chapter. The speaker or presenting group must be approved by the Council and supporting documents must be completed within one week of the event.

    ARTICLE III.Programming Availability

    1. The Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and/or United Greek Council sponsored programs will be offered throughout the year as chosen by the councils.

    2. Programs offered through Washington State University departments or student groups will fulfill programming requirements only if the program is endorsed by the Panhellenic, Interfraternity, and/or United Greek Council(s).

    3. Chapters have the ability to host any event “in-house.”

      1. In order to do so they must complete the CougSync form and have it be approved by the IFC Director of Programming two weeks prior to their event.

    4. The final day to complete programming requirements is the Friday before the University-declared “Dead Week”.

    5. University departments interested in providing educational events must complete the CougSync Program Interest Form.

      ARTICLE IV – Learning Outcomes

      There will be 5 standard categories with listed learning outcomes which will be the basis for all survey data.

      ARTICLE V – Data Collection and Verification

    1. Card Swipes will be exclusively used for the tracking of attendance at educational events. This data will be used to send members their attendance survey.

       

      1. Chapters choosing to complete an in-house program will be required to supply their own card-swipe or check one out from the council.

         

    2. Starting in 2015 all members will be required to complete the baseline educational survey to assess the knowledge base of our members. New members will be required to complete this prior to their attendance at their first educational event.

     

    1. Those who attend an educational event will be required to complete the outcome survey for that category. This survey will consist of demographic information and five (5) questions about the learning outcomes for the program. Those who attend will have 48 hours to complete the outcome survey.

     

    1. Council officers may be requested or appointed to attend an in-house event in order to help with data collection.

     

    1. A margin of error will be set by the IFC Director of Programming and his advisor to negate any possible errors.

    ARTICLE IV – Programming Compliance

    1. Should a chapter complete their programming at the end of an academic semester, correspondence will be sent to the chapter’s (Inter)National organization informing them of the chapter's success.

    2. Any chapter that is required to attend programs as part of sanctions will not be allowed to count these programs towards the requirements outlined in this appendix, unless approved by IFC.

    3. The following Arete Awards will be distributed:

      1. Most Creative Educational Program

      2. Highest Percentage of Attendance

      3. Most Educational Programs Completed

        ARTICLE V.   Noncompliance with Programming Requirements

    1. Failure to meet the outlined programming requirements will result in the following:

    1. Programming Tier 1

        1. 80% of the chapter membership must attend three (3) educational events per semester.

    1. Programming Tier 2

        1. 80% of the chapter membership must attend four (4) educational events per semester.

    1. Programming Tier 3

    1. If a chapter fails to meet programming requirements for three (3) consecutive semesters, in addition to Tier 2 sanctions, the chapter will be placed on supervised probation until all programming requirements are completed.

    2. The chapter must organize/co-organize a program for the Washington State University fraternity and sorority community, approved by the Greek Councils.

    1. Programming Tier 4

    1. If a chapter fails to meet programming requirements for four consecutive semesters, the chapter will be sent to the Greek Standards Board for further sanctioning.

    2. The chapter will remain on supervised probation until all programming requirements are completed.

    1. A “tier” is applied for one academic semester.

    2. If a chapter is on a tier and completes all of the additional requirements, that chapter will not be on any tier the following semester.

    1. Each chapter will start fresh once they complete a tier, they will not be required to work backwards through the different tiers.

  • Definition of Programming Tiers- Panhellenic

    Excerpt from Appendix G, Panhellenic Bylaws

    CHAPTER PROGRAMMING

    ARTICLE I.      Purpose                                   

    The Greek Councils and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Washington State University (WSU) believe that educational programming for undergraduate fraternity and sorority members enhances their college experience outside the classroom. The programming provided at WSU highlights the more critical topics that influence fraternity and sorority life and informs men and women how to react to a variety of situations in college and life.

    Washington State University recommends educational programming for their fraternity and sorority students. Because fraternity men and sorority women are held to a higher standard and belong to organizations that value the holistic college experience, programming completion has become an expectation for this student body.

    Each semester the list of events that will qualify for chapter programming requirements will be announced during the first week of classes. This may be amended and new event lists will be distributed at the Panhellenic Association. The categories for chapter programming are Member Development, Health and Wellness, Social Justice Awareness, Hazing Prevention, and Alcohol and Drug Education.

    ARTICLE II.    Membership Attendance Requirements

    1. All chapters are held to the following minimum standard per academic semester in order to fulfill individual fraternity and sorority programming requirements:

      1. 80% of the chapter membership must attend two (2) educational events per semester, of which can be a campus/council-sponsored educational event or in-house program.

      2. Per the Relationship Agreement, the chapter must complete an in-house alcohol and drug educational event with 80% membership attendance at that event. This is intended to promote more intimate conversation about risks associated with drugs and alcohol as it pertains to the culture of each individual chapter.

        1. If 80% of the members are not in attendance for the in-house alcohol and drug educational event, the remaining members need to fulfill this requirement on their own by attending a Council-approved educational event of this topic.

    2. All educational events planned in-house must be approved by the Panhellenic Council two weeks prior to the event.

    3. A chapter roster is defined as the list of members included on the official chapter roster which is submitted to the Panhellenic Council and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

      1. New members who join a chapter mid-semester prior to the submission of the official chapter roster must complete their programming requirements by the end of that academic semester.

      2. If a member is no longer part of the chapter, it is that chapter’s duty to let the Panhellenic Council and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life know within two weeks of her leaving or removal from the chapter. If a student leaves the chapter after the submission of the roster, a request can be made for a roster change by the chapter leadership.

        ARTICLE III.   Programming Availability

    1. Educational events sponsored by the Greek Councils will be offered throughout the academic year and determined by the councils.

    2. Educational events offered through Washington State University departments or student groups will fulfill programming requirements only if the program is endorsed by the one or all of the Greek Councils.

    3. Chapters have the ability to host any event “in-house.”

      1. In order to do so they must complete the CougSync form and have it be approved by the Panhellenic VP of Member Education two weeks prior to their event.

    4. The final day to complete educational event requirements and survey data is the Friday before the University-declared “Dead Week”.

    5. University departments interested in providing educational events must complete the CougSync Program Interest Form.

      ARTICLE IV – Learning Outcomes

    1. There will be 5 standard categories with listed learning outcomes which will be the basis for all survey data.

    ARTICLE V – Data Collection and Verification

    1. Card Swipes will be exclusively used for the tracking of attendance at educational events. This data will be used to send members their attendance survey.

      1. Chapters choosing to complete an in-house educational event will be required to supply their own card-swipe or check one out from the council.

    1. All members will be required to complete the baseline educational survey to assess the knowledge base of our members. New members will be required to complete this prior to their attendance at their first educational event.

     

    1. Per chapter, 90% of those who attend an educational event will be required to complete the outcome survey for that category. This survey will consist of demographic information and five (5) questions about the learning outcomes for the program.

     

    1. Chapters who complete programs that exceed the average length of a speaking program (2 hours) will receive credit that may allow them to pass their educational requirements should they be within 5% of a passing percentage. Examples of educational events exceeding the average length include but are not limited to: Green Dot Bystander Training, Mental Health First Aid training, and Reflections Image Workshops.

     

    1. Council officers may be requested or appointed to attend an in-house event in order to help with data collection.

     

    1. A margin of error will be set by the Panhellenic VP of Member Education and her advisor for each chapter depending on the size of its membership prior to the first educational event.

    ARTICLE IV – Programming Compliance

    1. Should a chapter complete their programming at the end of an academic semester, correspondence will be sent to the chapter’s (Inter)National organization informing them of the chapter's success.

    2. The following Arete Awards will be distributed:

      1. Most Creative Education Program

      2. Highest Percentage of Attendance

      3. Most Educational Programs Completed

        ARTICLE V.    Noncompliance with Programming Requirements

    1. Failure to meet the outlined programming requirements will result in the following:

    1. Programming Tier 1

        1. If the chapter fails to satisfy the educational requirements in an academic semester, the chapter will be required to meet with the V.P. of Member Education to discuss the inability to complete the chapter education requirements.

        2. The chapter programming chair will be required to submit a plan to the Panhellenic Council of how she intends to ensure compliance the following semester.

    1. Programming Tier 2

      1. If the chapter fails to satisfy the educational requirements for two consecutive academic semesters, the chapter will be required to meet with the V.P. of Member Education to discuss the inability to complete the chapter education requirements.

      2. The chapter programming chair will be required to submit a plan to the Panhellenic Council of how she intends to ensure compliance the following semester.

      3. 80% of the chapter membership must attend an additional educational event of the chapter’s choice the following semester.

    2. Programming Tier 3

    1. In addition to Tier 2 requirements, the chapter must sponsor/co-sponsor an educational event for the Washington State University fraternity and sorority community, approved by the Greek Councils.

      1. The type of sponsorship/co-sponsorship will be determined with the Panhellenic VP for Member Education, based on the chapter’s resources.

    1. Programming Tier 4

    1. If the chapter fails to satisfy the educational requirements for three consecutive academic semesters then, in addition to Tier 3 sanctions, the chapter will be placed on supervised probation until all programming requirements are completed.

    1. A “tier” is applied for one academic semester.

    2. If a chapter is on a tier and completes all of the additional requirements, that chapter will not be on any tier the following semester.

     

     

  • Definition of Programming Tiers- UGA

    Excerpt from Appendix F, 2016 Non-Residential Relationship Ageement 

     

    ARTICLE I.       Purpose

    The Greek Councils and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Washington State University (WSU) believe that educational programming for undergraduate fraternity and sorority members enhances their college experience outside the classroom. The programming provided at WSU highlights the more critical topics that influence fraternity and sorority life and informs men and women how to react to a variety of situations in college and life.

    Washington State University recommends educational programming for their fraternity and sorority students. Because fraternity men and sorority women are held to a higher standard and belong to organizations that value the holistic college experience, programming completion has become an expectation for this student body.

    Each semester the list of events that will qualify for chapter programming requirements will be announced during the first week of classes. This may be amended and new event lists will be distributed at the United Greek Association and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The categories for chapter programming are Member Development, Health and Wellness, Social Justice Awareness, Risk Management, and Alcohol and Drug Education.

    ARTICLE II.     Membership Attendance Requirements

    1. All chapters are held to the following minimum standard per academic semester in order to fulfill individual fraternity and sorority programming requirements:

      1. 80% of the chapter membership must attend two (2) educational events per semester, of which can be a campus/council-sponsored educational event or in-house program.

      2. Per the Relationship Agreement, the chapter must complete an in-house alcohol and drug educational event with 80% membership attendance at that event. This is intended to promote more intimate conversation about risks associated with drugs and alcohol as it pertains to the culture of each individual chapter.

        1. If 80% of the members are not in attendance for the in-house alcohol and drug educational event, the remaining members need to fulfill this requirement on their own by attending a Council-approved educational event of this topic.

    2. All educational events planned in-house must be approved by the United Greek Council two weeks prior to the event.

    3. A chapter roster is defined as the list of members included on the official chapter roster which is submitted to the United Greek Council/ National Pan-Hellenic Council and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life.

      1. New members who join a chapter mid-semester prior to the submission of the official chapter roster must complete their programming requirements by the end of that academic semester.

      2. If a member is no longer part of the chapter, it is that chapter’s duty to let the United Greek Council/ National Pan-Hellenic Council and The Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life know within two weeks of her leaving or removal from the chapter. If a student leaves the chapter after the submission of the roster, a request can be made for a roster change by the chapter leadership.

        ARTICLE III.   Programming Availability

    1. Educational events sponsored by the Greek Councils will be offered throughout the academic year and determined by the councils.

    2. Educational events offered through Washington State University departments or student groups will fulfill programming requirements only if the program is endorsed by the one or all of the Greek Councils.

    3. Chapters have the ability to host any event “in-house.”

      1. In order to do so they must complete the CougSync form and have it be approved by the United Greek Council VP of Programming or the National Pan-Hellenic Council President two weeks prior to their event.

    4. The final day to complete educational event requirements and survey data is the Friday before the University-declared “Dead Week”.

    5. University departments interested in providing educational events must complete the CougSync Program Interest Form.

      ARTICLE IV – Learning Outcomes

    1. There will be 5 standard categories with listed learning outcomes which will be the basis for all survey data.

    ARTICLE V – Data Collection and Verification

    1. Card Swipes will be exclusively used for the tracking of attendance at educational events. This data will be used to send members their attendance survey.

      1. Chapters choosing to complete an in-house educational event will be required to supply their own card-swipe or check one out from the council.

    1. All members will be required to complete the baseline educational survey to assess the knowledge base of our members. New members will be required to complete this prior to their attendance at their first educational event.

     

    1. Per chapter, 90% of those who attend an educational event will be required to complete the outcome survey for that category. This survey will consist of demographic information and five (5) questions about the learning outcomes for the program.

     

    1. Chapters who complete programs that exceed the average length of a speaking program (2 hours) will receive credit that may allow them to pass their educational requirements should they be within 5% of a passing percentage. Examples of educational events exceeding the average length include but are not limited to: Green Dot Bystander Training, Mental Health First Aid training, and Reflections Image Workshops.

     

    1. Council officers may be requested or appointed to attend an in-house event in order to help with data collection.

     

    1. A margin of error will be set by the United Greek Council VP of Programming or the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the advisor for each chapter depending on the size of its membership prior to the first educational event.

    ARTICLE VI – Programming Compliance

    1. Should a chapter complete their programming at the end of an academic semester, correspondence will be sent to the chapter’s (Inter)National organization informing them of the chapter's success.

    2. The following Arete Awards will be distributed:

      1. Most Creative Education Program

      2. Highest Percentage of Attendance

      3. Most Educational Programs Completed

        ARTICLE VII.  Noncompliance with Programming Requirements

    1. Failure to meet the outlined programming requirements will result in the following:

    1. Programming Tier 1

        1. If the chapter fails to satisfy the educational requirements in an academic semester, the chapter will be required to meet with the UGC V.P. of Programming or NPHC President to discuss the inability to complete the chapter education requirements.

        2. The chapter programming chair will be required to submit a plan to the United Greek Council or the National Pan-Hellenic Council of how they intends to ensure compliance the following semester.

    1. Programming Tier 2

      1. If the chapter fails to satisfy the educational requirements for two consecutive academic semesters, the chapter will be required to meet with the UGC V.P. of Programming or the NPHC President to discuss the inability to complete the chapter education requirements.

      2. The chapter programming chair will be required to submit a plan to the United Greek Council or the National Pan-Hellenic Council of how they intends to ensure compliance the following semester.

      3. 80% of the chapter membership must attend an additional educational event of the chapter’s choice the following semester.

    2. Programming Tier 3

    1. In addition to Tier 2 requirements, the chapter must sponsor/co-sponsor an educational event for the Washington State University multicultural Greek fraternity and sorority community, approved by the United Greek Council or the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

      1. The type of sponsorship/co-sponsorship will be determined with the United Greek Council VP for Programming or the NPHC President, based on the chapter’s resources.

    1. Programming Tier 4

    1. If the chapter fails to satisfy the educational requirements for three consecutive academic semesters then, in addition to Tier 3 sanctions, the chapter will be placed on supervised probation until all programming requirements are completed.

      1. Supervised probation includes loss of eligibility to participate in all fraternity/sorority related Homecoming Week activities, the SHAPING, CASHE, and VIBES conferences, and all Greek Week activities.

    1. A “tier” is applied for one academic semester.

    2. If a chapter is on a tier and completes all of the additional requirements, that chapter will not be on any tier the following semester.

  • Inter/National Headquarters/Offices Definitions

    Each Inter/National Headquarters/Office will have their own determinations for what it means to be on probation or why a chapter might have any particular punishment. We suggest you reach out the respective Inter/National Headquarters/Office to obtain their definition of the chapter’s status.

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