Greek Organization Requirements

Under the Greek Life Task Force Report, as adopted by the university president, University recognized fraternities and sororities must comply with the following requirements in addition to the Student Organization Policy:

Chapter Members

1. All members must be enrolled in at least 12 units at CSU, Chico.

2. Chapter members must sign an academic release form allowing the university to compile their academic record and submit it to Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

Chapter Organization

1. All chapters must have a faculty or staff advisor, a chapter advisor.

2. All chapters must belong to recognized University Greek council and adhere to all of the governing council’s rules and regulations.

3. All policy violations that fall outside of Title V and/or Title IX will be referred to the violators respective council judicial board for sanctioning. 

4. Chapter member rosters must be submitted to the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs advisors no later than the Friday of the 14th week in the semester.  After submitted, no changes can be made to the roster without the chapter advisor’s signature on the form and the consent of Fraternity and Sorority Affiars.

5. Chapter new member rosters must be submitted to the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs advisors no later than the Friday of the 4th week of the semester. After submitted, no changes can be made to the roster without the chapter advisor’s signature on the form and the consent of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

Chapter Events

All chapter/council sponsored events must be registered by submitting the Event Notification Form to Fraternity and Sorority Affairs via Wildcat Sync three (3) business days in advance. This form is the means to providing documentation that all participating chapters have thoroughly planned a function to ensure the safety of all attending.

A)    Prior to gaining the privilege to plan events in a given semester, a chapter representative must attend a risk management workshop hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Chapters are encouraged to share this risk management information with general membership on a regular basis.

B)     All events must be reviewed by FSA BEFORE it is to take place and must be appropriately reviewed by a national representative.

          (1)    Chapters with multiple events in a month may email Fraternity and Sorority Affairs with a list of                            events for that month. You will then be notified for which events forms need to be filled out.

C)     An advisor must be present during all overnight events and those hosted outside of Chico.

D)     All chapter houses shall be alcohol and drug free. For chapter events, please refer to the FSA Policy and Procedure Packet

Chapter Recruitment

1. All councils must submit a formal recruitment week plan that reflects a standard of values-based recruiting. The recruitment week plan must be submitted to Fraternity and Sorority Affairs prior to the start of the respective councils recruitment week.

2. Chapters must have their new members attend the New Member Education Orientation available throughout each semester.

3. Alcohol is not allowed before, during and after recruitment events.

4. University Recruitment Policy: In order to recruit, a chapter:

  • Must be recognized by the University in order to partake in recruitment.
  • Can only recruit new members who are full-time (at least 12 units) CSU, Chico students
  • Can only recruit seniors, juniors, sophomores, and second-semester freshmen
  • May begin formal recruitment on or after the 3rd week of classes
  • Must require new members to complete an application including: Name, Student ID, Signature authorizing the University to release their academic standing, and GPA to the Greek chapter and Fraternity and Sorority Affairs for scholarship evaluation purposes. Application must be completed before a new member can occupy a bid for invitation to a chapter. Applications can be found via Wildcat Sync.

5. In order to recruit first-time first-semester freshmen, social Greek letter organizations must ALSO: Have a chapter GPA that is .20 above the all-university GPA for the previous semester (beginning Fall 2006) They can recruit only first-time, first-semester freshmen that have a high school GPA that is .20 higher than the average high school grades of the incoming freshmen class.

Failure to comply with any of the above may result in penalties, up to and including, revocation of University recognition, chapter loss of University resources, and restriction of chapter’s involvement in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs activities and events in accordance with University and councils’ rules and regulations.

If a chapter fails to meet the requirements to be recognized by the University, the fact that the chapter is unrecognized and the reasons therefore shall be reported to the chapter’s advisory team, on the University’s website, and to the chapter’s national organization.