Accreditation Standards

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA) Recognition 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 services, and fundraisers pending review by a national representative and FSA.
    • The chapter may participate in a 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 the 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 Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
    • 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 retreats, Alpha Week, 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 services and fundraisers pending review by a national representative and FSA
  • The chapter may participate in a 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.

Re-Accreditation of Suspended Chapters

Chapters that have been suspended from the University due to the following must meet the subsequent requirements to be considered for full Accreditation:

Requirements for suspension due to low membership

  • Five (non-graduating) undergraduate CSU, Chico students
  • Membership sustainability action plan submitted by the organization IHQ and signed by chapter advisor
  • Recruitment assessment
  • Three semester recruitment plan
  • Adherence to CSU, Chico recognition policies
  • Chapter cumulative term GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Completion of Annual Accreditation Process
  • Re-apply for recognition through council expansion process 

Requirements for suspension due to consecutive low chapter GPA

  • Academic improvement plan submitted by the organization IHQ and signed by chapter advisor
  • Chapter must host a time management and study skills workshop for their membership
  • Chapter cumulative term GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Adherence to CSU, Chico recognition policies
  • Completion of Annual Accreditation Process

Chapters suspended due to judicial violations are reviewed and sanctioned on a case-by-case basis.  This is due in part to the wide spectrum of judicial components that must be considered during this process.