Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Accreditation Standards

Chapters are accredited based on the completion of the following:

  1. Signed FSA policy packet and registered student organization with Student Life and Leadership
  2. Annual Accreditation Packet submitted
  3. Mid-year review with FSA Advisor to assess progress of chapter (April)
  4. Chapter advisor meeting with FSA Advisor (minimum once per year)
  5. New members attending New Member Orientation (NMO)
  6. Submitting new member rosters to FSA or updating rosters in ICS prior to NMO
  7. Chapter leadership the Spring Leadership Summit and WildcatSync Training
  8. One-third (1/3) of all active chapter members attending the Title IX Training in the fall semester
  9. Hosting a minimum of one alcohol and drug education workshop for chapter members
  10. Submitting chapter rosters to FSA or updating ICS no later than the Friday of the 14th week of the semester
  11. Filing address and contact info of chapter house landlord/property manager/alumni corporation board to FSA no later than the 3rd week of each semester 

Accreditation Statuses

Accreditation – granted to a chapter that has completed all Annual Accreditation Standards

  • Fully able to participate as a recognized social fraternity/sorority

Contingent Accreditation – may be granted to a chapter that did not complete the Annual Accreditation Standards in totality

  • Fully able to participate as a recognized social fraternity/sorority

Probation – may be granted to a chapter that failed to complete a significant number of the Annual Accreditation Standards, received a judicial sanction, or was placed on Contingent Accreditation the previous semester and did not show considerable improvement

  • Recognized by the University for business purposes only
  • May be prohibited from participating in certain programs and events, including, but not limited to:
    • Chapter sponsored events (i.e. exchanges/socials, club events, formals, etc.)
    • Greek intramurals
  • The chapter may participate in philanthropies, community service, and fundraisers pending review by a national representative and FSA
  • The chapter may participate in new member/intake process pending review by a national representative and FSA

Suspension – may be granted to a chapter that has failed to complete a significant number of the Annual Accreditation Standards, received a judicial sanction, are under a judicial investigation, or was placed on Probation the previous semester and did not show considerable improvement. In addition:

  • The Chapter is unrecognized by the University for a pre-determined amount of time
  • The chapter desires to regain affiliation with the University at the end of the suspension
  • Student organizations under the status of suspension forfeit the following:
    • Official chapter interaction with other members of the Chico State Greek community
    • Use of Chico State facilities for meetings and events
    • Programming and leadership development training and materials from FSA
    • Involvement in the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic Council (CPC), and the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
    • Involvement in Greek community-wide events, including Greek Week, leadership events, Wildcat Welcome events, and Omega Week
    • Involvement in the Greek Awards program
    • Ability to have an official recruitment and/or new member education/intake process

Provisional – may be granted to chapters who have been suspended due to low membership numbers or colonizing organizations

  • Recognized by the University for business purposes only
  • May be prohibited from participating* in certain programs and events, including but not limited to:
    • Chapter sponsored events (i.e. exchanges/socials, club events, formals, etc.)
    • Greek intramurals
    • Philanthropic events

*Participation will be determined by the respective governing council*

  • The chapter may participate in community service and fundraisers pending review by a national representative and FSA
  • The chapter may participate in new member/intake process pending review by a national representative and FSA

Unrecognized – Chapters who are not associated with the University and have not shown interest in beginning the process of affiliation

 

Become a One-Star Chapter

To meet the minimum requirements for your chapter, complete this checklist.

Become a Two-Star Chapter

To exceed the minimum expectations, complete the following checklist.

Become a Three-Star Chapter

To exceed expectations with distinction, complete this checklist.