FSL Guidelines

Responsibilities of the USD Division of Student Affairs: 

  1. Through advising, to act as liaison between general fraternities and sororities and the University to enhance communication and public relations.

  2. To provide information to the fraternities and sororities regarding University policies, procedures and regulations, and State and local laws affecting fraternities and sororities.

  3. To act as a source of information and as a liaison between new students and the fraternities and sororities. This may include information in University publications, mailing brochures to new students, and distributing lists of interested students to the organizations to facilitate membership selection.

  4. To collect information on officers, members, grade point average standings, activities, policies, Council minutes, and updated constitutions and bylaws.

  5. To facilitate the annual registration of fraternity/sorority organizations with the USD Associated Students.

  6. To schedule the on-campus events of general fraternities and sororities through the Campus Scheduling Office within University Centers and Student Activities (Hahn University Center, 205)

  7. To act as a consultant to Councils and chapters for their organizational development including: officer training, advising, attending meetings, and reviewing constitutions, bylaws, contracts, activity, and other proposals.

  8. To refer solicitors, leaders of philanthropic projects, and others to fraternity organizations.

  9. To assist the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council in investigating allegations of misconduct by fraternities or sororities and to facilitate the process used in discipline matters (including attendance at discipline hearings, and notification of chapter leaders and advisors).

  10. To organize leadership, educational, and developmental programs including workshops, seminars, classes, and retreats.

  11. To publish newsletters and other materials for chapter officers and the fraternity/sorority community.

  12. Through correspondence, meetings, conferences, and telephone contacts, maintain cooperative relationships with local alumni, community groups, the professional staffs and volunteer officers of national fraternities and sororities, professional and fraternity-related organizations, campus organizations, public and private agencies, and other University offices and departments. This will include regular meetings with the alumni chapter advisors.

  13. To review and approve University policies, procedures, and regulations relating to fraternity/sorority affairs.

  14. To grant permission to colonize a chapter on the campus and to revoke registration with cause.

  15. To regularly recognize the positive endeavors of the fraternity/sorority community and encourage recipients (individuals and chapters) to notify the University of awards, achievements, and community relations. 

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