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, and an active alumni board.

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

3. 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.

4. 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

1.      Organizations must complete a pre-event planning form (PDF) and submit it to Fraternity and Sorority Affairs five business days prior to any event that:

         (a) has more than 20 people attending;

         (b) alcohol will be served; and/or

         (c) is a multi-day sponsored event, a multi-chaptered sponsored event, or a single chapter sponsored event.

2.      All chapter houses shall be alcohol and drug free. For chapter events, please refer to the Event Policy

Chapter Recruitment

1. All chapters must submit a recruitment week plan that reflects the national standard of values-based recruiting. The recruitment week plan must be submitted to Fraternity and Sororoity Affairs at least two weeks before the start of each semester.

2. Chapters must have their new members attend the New Member Education Workshop 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 recruitment on or after the 2nd/3rd week of classes
  • Must complete its new member program within 8 weeks (vs. up to thirteen weeks in the past)
  • Must initiate new members by the end of the 12th week of the semester. Extensions may be approved by the Director of Student Life and Leadership for extraordinary purposes (i.e. an emergency situation).
  • 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.

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. One week prior to initiation, chapters must require first-time, first-semester freshmen who are new members to complete a progress report. This report must be signed by all the new members' professors and must indicate satisfactory progress in all classes in order for the new member to be initiated.

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.