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Educational Resources

  • CampuspeakProfessional speaking agency representing many of the outstanding college campus speakers in the country.
  • Interfraternity InstituteMany campus fraternity and sorority advising professionals are graduates of IFI, an intensive summer training institute held in Bloomington, IN, and coordinated by Student Affairs staff at Indiana University and the Fraternity Executives Association. For more information, contact Dick McKaig at [email protected]
  • Living the RitualNational resource for Ritual education for fraternities and sororities. Site contains: Ritual Resources, Products, and Contact Us
  • National Center for Higher Education Risk ManagementOrganization dedicated to helping colleges and universities reduce liability and create safer learning environments. In particular, the organization offers services and publications related to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, hazing, alcohol and other drugs, and campus security.
  • Stop the HateCampus hate crime prevention for colleges and universities. Site contains: Resources, Partners, Related Links, Volunteer Opps, and About Us.
  • StopHazing.orgFocused on educating to eliminate hazing, this site offers information on many aspects of hazing including fraternity, sorority, athletic, high school and military hazing. Check out the latest hazing books, find anti-hazing speakers, read the latest hazing news or look up some alternatives to hazing or get another viewpoint by reading some pro-hazing email. Site includes general information, hazing types, resources, activism options, and other information.
  • TIPSThe TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) program is designed to teach servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking. Site contains: TiPS Trainers, Organizations, TiPS Server/Students, Universities, Alcohol Research, etc.
  • NICThe NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions.

NORTH-AMERICAN INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE STANDARDS

  • NIC Standards for NIC Member Fraternities

    Nothing in the North-American Interfraternity Conference Standards should be interpreted in any way as implying that an NIC member organization has a duty or an ability to supervise or control collegiate students or chapters associated with it. The NIC and its member organizations recognize that, by definition, its member organizations are based upon fraternal, not parental, relationships, and that the member organizations do not have the ability to monitor or control the activities of respective chapters, or collegiate students associated with a chapter.

     1. The following data, covering the preceding academic year, will be reported to the NIC headquarters by November 1st of each year:
    • Number of pledges/new members
    • Retention of pledges
    • Number of initiates*
    • Number of initiated men (undergraduate)*
    • Retention of men for past academic years (annual retention rate for those who left fraternity prior to graduation)
    • Number of chapters opened and size at time of chartering
    • Number of closed chapters and reason for closure
    • Number of active chapters*
    • Number of members involved in campus leadership positions
    • Number of community service hours donated
    • Number of dollars raised for charitable causes

    Information collected will only be made public in a three tier aggregate of all NIC members. Raw data will be destroyed after aggregate data is compiled. 

    *provided through normal course of member's financial audit notes

    2. Member organization policies will include:
    • Member's chapters agree to and support open expansion on their respective campuses (implemented no later than September 1, 2004)
    • Member organizations are insured with liability coverage (implemented no later than September 1,  2005)
    • Each associate/pledge/new member has a minimum high school GPA of 2.3 for first semester freshman year and (whichever is appropriate per NIC member decision)
      • Minimum college GPA of 2.25 thereafter;
      • Or has a GPA at or above each campus all-men's average thereafter (implemented no later than September 1, 2005)
    • Annual cumulative GPA of (whichever is appropriate per NIC member decision)
      • At least a 2.5 for each chapter
      • Or at or above each campus all-men's average (implemented no later than September 1, 2005)
    • The associate/pledge/new member program shall last no longer than twelve weeks and encourages a program lasting less than twelve weeks. (Implemented no later than September 1, 2005)
    • Fraternity-chapter women's auxiliary groups (i.e. "little sisters") are not allowed (implemented no later than September 1, 2004)
    • Risk management policies that address alcohol use, fire safety, hazing, and sexual assault/abuse (implemented no later than September 1, 2004)
    • Alcohol free at all rush/recruitment activities including formal, informal and summer/break recruitment activities (implemented no later than September 1, 2004)
    • Alcohol free pledge/associate/new member programs (implemented no later than September 1, 2004)
    • Language allowing for immediate chapter emergency, temporary suspension by individual fraternity (implemented no later than September 1, 2004)

    3. Each member will communicate its values through its ritual at least annually or as prescribed by its policies (implemented no later than September 1, 2004)
    4. Each member organization will communicate the importance of its undergraduate members participating in educational programming (whether campus, national fraternity or independently led) covering any of the following: academic achievement, alcohol consumption, career preparation, civic engagement, hazing, leadership development, sexual assault, and values & ethics. (implemented by September 1, 2004)
  • NIC Standards for Campuses
    Campus Expectations

    Not only will the Standards documents set basic expectations for NIC members, the NIC anticipates the following from NIC member host campuses:

    The following data:

    • Campus, all men's Greek system and chapter GPA by semester/quarter
    • Total number of men who pledged all chapters in an academic year
    • Total number of men who initiated all chapters in an academic year
    • Percentage of fraternity men compared to total number of all men on campus
    • Total number of chapters closed/opened in an academic year
    • Total number of Greek-life full-time professionals on each campus
    • Host institution will provide a leadership class for credit for all pledges/new members (and if desired by institution, other members in other campus organizations) each term
    • Open Expansion
      • No NIC member organization is prohibited from selecting undergraduates for the purpose of establishing a chapter on the campus of the host institution. The host institution's Interfraternity Council may not deter expansion by withholding membership of NIC group from IFC.
    • Open Recruitment
    • Host institution will support open recruitment and will not prohibit any male enrolled as a full time student in good standing from participating in   rush recruitment activities and joining an NIC member fraternity. Host institution will not prohibit NIC member fraternity from recruiting/rushing male students on campus.
    • Encourage faculty through incentives to become involved as faculty advisors to chapters
    • Provide individual chapter, Greek system and campus demographic information to chapters as requested.
    • rovide impartial judicial process with right of appeal
    • Work to reestablish a five-day academic week
    • Provide financial management, property and accounts collection support.


    Campus-led programming designed to inhibit/prevent problem behaviors (for example, alcohol abuse or sexual assault) will not single out Greek organizations from other campus organizations for mandatory participation requirements.

CALL FOR VALUES CONGRUENCE

  • National Panhellenic Conference Standards

    Believing that Greek organizations contribute in multiple ways to campus life and higher education, the leadership of the 26 inter/national women's fraternities that comprise the National Panhellenic Conference is proud of the positive contributions our groups make to their host institutions. We are committed to the continuation of our organizations at their house institutions. In an effort to reaffirm our high standards, the leadership of these 26 inter/national women's fraternities submit the following standards as minimum expectations of collegiate chapters of the National Panhellenic Conference groups.

    Our chapters will enhance and promote each member's development and learning by:

    1. Positively affecting intellectual development.

    Each member group of the National Panhellenic Conference places high value on education, academic performance and intellectual development.

    The following minimum standards for chapters are:

    • Meeting or exceeding the campus All Women's Average.
    • Providing academic programming to new members and members, co-sponsoring programming with another Greek and/or campus organization or attending campus-sponsored programming that may include but not be limited to teaching study skills, providing tutoring, and recognizing scholastic achievement.
    • Developing positive relationships with university faculty by seeking their assistance with the chapter's academic programming and scholarship goals.
    2. Instilling the values of their organizations and their host institution.

    Each member group of the National Panhellenic Conference:

    • Integrates their values, missions and standards throughout their collegiate chapter organizational and programming structure.
    • Educates their chapter members on policies pertaining to the issues of alcohol and substance abuse, underage drinking, and all inter/national policies pertaining to it.
    • Encourages non-alcohol-free facilities for all of their house chapters.
    • Requires a policy of alcohol-free facilities for all of their housed chapters.
    • Provides a standards board structure by which chapters hold their members accountable for their behavior.


    The following minimum standards for chapters are:

    • Providing information on underage drinking and alcohol and substance abuse at least once a term.
    • Enforcing its inter/national organization's clear policies on alcohol and social planning guidelines/policies.
    • Abiding by all federal, state/province and local laws related to alcohol and substance use.
    • Providing at least one (1) values education program annually.
    • Partnering with the university to provide a healthy and safe collegiate experience for chapters that is grounded in the core values and mission of both the host institution and the inter/national organization.
    3. Developing leadership skills and abilities. 

    Each member group of the National Panhellenic Conference places high value on the development, support and mentoring of leaders.

    • Providing at least one (1) leadership development program annually, co-sponsoring a program with another Greek and/or campus organization or attending a campus-sponsored program.
    • Requiring at least one (1) chapter officer to attend the inter/national organization's annual Convention/Leadership Conference.
    • Encouraging chapter members to utilize their leadership skills for the benefit of other campus organizations, activities and/or projects.
    • Having at least one (1) local alumna serving as an advisor. In communities where local alumnae are not available to serve as advisors, a chapter shall rely on a faculty advisor. An advisor and chapter leaders shall periodically engage in dialogue with university officials.
    4. Developing positive relationships (brotherhood/sisterhood) 

    Each member group of the National Panhellenic Conference places high value on respect for others, human dignity, cultural diversity and self-worth.

    The following minimum standards for chapters are:

    • Adhering to its inter/national policies regarding hazing.
    • Executing a new member program consistent with the inter/national organization's values that positively introduces new members to the Greek community.
    • Providing at least one (1) program annually on the value of human dignity, co-sponsoring a program with another Greek and/or campus organization or attending a campus-sponsored program.
    • Participating in at least one (1) campus-sponsored program annually that promotes the campus's multicultural climate.
    • Providing a minimum of one (1) health and wellness program annually, co-sponsoring a program with another Greek and/or campus organization or attending a campus-sponsored program.
    5. Developing citizenship through service and outreach.

    Each member group of the National Panhellenic Conference places high value on community and philanthropic service.

    The following minimum standards for chapters are:

    • Engaging in a minimum of one (1) community service project of hands-on assistance each term.
    • Complying with the fire/safety inspection regulations (housed chapters) of its inter/national organization and host institution.
    • Acknowledging and promoting positive relationships with the greater university community by engaging in regular communication and dialogue that informs and solves problems when needed.
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc Standards
    Shared Standards Draft
    Statement of Purpose

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was established on May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D. C., with the purpose and mission of the organization being "unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek-letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its affiliate organizations." Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as the "National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated."

    In an effort to assist institutions of higher learning across the nation and abroad in understanding the beginnings and function of historically Black fraternities and sororities, and the standards governing these organizations, and in a further effort to continue to address issues of mutual concern, focusing on five essential and shared areas, to the NPHC and member organizations (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.), these standards have been drafted.

    Expectations for NPHC Undergraduate Councils and Affiliate Chapters

    1.  Continued promotion of academic excellence

    • Maintain grade point averages (GPAs) above the minimum GPA requirement to be an Active member of the chapter and organization as defined by the college or university, if standards are higher than said affiliate organization.
    • Maintain graduation rates equal to or which exceed the all men's or women's rates, respectively, on a given campus.Develop scholarship programs that challenge members and potential members to achieve academically, provide scholastic support, and recognize both improvement and excellence in academic performance.

    2.   Demonstration of the values of NPHC, affiliate organizations, and host institutions

    • Integrate the stated values and mission of NPHC, affiliate organizations, and the institution into all aspects of the organization and membership.
    • Develop and implement a Standards Board to hold members accountable to the entire Greek-lettered community, as well as to the student code of conduct at the institution.
    • Sponsor monthly leadership programs which promote personal development and encourage implementation of best business practices.
    • Develop standards which discourage both the misuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs and which exact penalties.

    3.  Development of leadership skills.

    • Provide members with opportunities for leadership development workshops and programs, through NPHC, affiliate organizations, and other programs sponsored by outside organizations.
    • Encourage affiliate chapter members to seek leadership roles in other campus organizations.

    4.  Development of positive supportive relationships.

    • Comply with all hazing and mandated policies of the state, college/university, NPHC, and affiliate organizations.
    • Create programs that enhance the Greek-letter community and student body and thereby contribute to a positive relationship with the community at large.
    • Demonstrate a genuine concern for all mankind.
    • Seek an appropriately credentialed Graduate chapter and Faculty/Staff advisor(s) to serve as advisories to affiliate chapters and the local NPHC

    5. Develop citizenship through community service and outreach.

    • Develop effective service projects and community outreach programs on an on-going basis.
    • Establish and maintain community service initiatives, while encouraging the participation of all members.
    • Participate in campus Greek-lettered and non-Greek governing councils, as well as non-Greek organizations and events.
    • Establish a positive and productive campus presence.
    Expectations for Host Institutions

    As the National Pan-Hellenic Council strives to collaborate with host institutions of our councils and affiliate chapters, the NPHC expects the following from those respective institutions:

    1. Proper Advisement for Councils and Affiliate Chapters

    • Encourage and provide incentives for faculty and staff to become involved as faculty advisors to the NPHC council and affiliate chapters.
    • Provide a full-time staff member as the advisor to the NPHC council. If not a member of one of the NPHC affiliate organizations, that individual must be educated and credentialed on the operations and procedures of NPHC to be an effective advisor.

    2.  Leadership Development

    • Provide a leadership class for all new members each term.
    • Provide and/or help identify and acquire funding to ensure Council attendance at NPHC national and regional conventions and conferences and other NPHC sponsored leadership training programs.

    3. Council Support

    • Support and assist NPHC in establishing councils where there are two or more affiliate organizations at the institution.
    • Encourage expansion. No NPHC member organization is prohibited from selecting undergraduates for the purpose of establishing a chapter on the campus of the host institution. The host institution's NPHC Council may not deter expansion by withholding membership of NPHC organizations from the local Council.
    • Provide individual chapter, Greek system, and campus demographic information to council/chapters as requested.
    • Assist Council in meeting national and regional mandates, guidelines, and other requirements, including the payment of annual dues, submission of year-end report, attendance at national and regional meetings, and adherence to all national, regional, and local governing documents.
    • Provide an impartial judicial process with the opportunity for appeal.

    4. Accountability

    • Provide the following data to NPHC Headquarters (at least once per year):
      • Campus, all men's/women's Greek system, and chapter GPAs by semester/quarter
      • Total number of men/women who began the Membership Intake Process in all chapters in an academic year
      • Total number of men/women initiated into all chapters in an academic year
      • Percentage of fraternity/sorority men/women compared to total number of all men/women on campus
      • Total number and name of chapters closed/opened in an academic yearStatus of the NPHC Council (e.g., inactive or active)
      • Total number of full-time Greek Life professionals on campus
    • Communicate with national or regional offices of the NPHC or affiliate organization upon receiving a reason of concern. When the issue or concern is a council issue, contact the NPHC Regional Office. If the issue involves (a) chapter(s) and warrants some type of action, please contact that/those respective affiliate equivalent (graduate chapter advisor, regional office, or International Headquarters).
  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Standards
    National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
    Shared Standards

    Statement of Purpose

    Established in March 1998, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. traces its roots back to several movements to empower Latino fraternities and sororities. For many years, Latino Greeks lacked basic information about their peers. As organizations expanded into different states and the Internet made information more readily available, Latino fraternity and sorority leaders worked to form a coalition. Starting in 1997, these leaders organized a series of meetings around the country to set the groundwork for what would become NALFO. At the 1998 Boston Conference NALFO took a major step forward by ratifying its constitution and bylaws. In 1999, the Board of Directors incorporated NALFO in Connecticut.

    The heart of the organization is a sense of family that serves as a nationwide support system for all Latino fraternity and sorority members. NALFO allows members of all Latino fraternal organizations to come together as a family to voice issues of common concern and pool our resources for maximum benefit. In January 2001, NALFO again made history when it merged with a national Latino Greek council, Concilio Nacional de Hermandades Latinas (CNHL), to form the only national umbrella organization for historically Latino fraternities and sororities. As a result, the NALFO family currently includes 24 organizations from around the United States.

    In an effort to assist institutions of higher learning across the nation and abroad in understanding the beginnings and function of historically Latino fraternities and sororities, and the standards governing these organizations, and in a further effort to continue to address issues of mutual concern, focusing on five essential and shared areas, to the NALFO and member organizations, these standards have been drafted.

    Expectations for NALFO Undergraduate Councils

    1. Continued promotion of academic excellence

    • Maintain grade point averages (GPAs) above the minimum GPA requirement to be an Active member of the chapter and organization as defined by the college or university, if standards are higher than said affiliate organization.
    • Maintain graduation rates equal to or which exceed the all men's or women's rates, respectively, on a given campus.
    • Develop scholarship programs that challenge members and potential members to achieve academically, provide scholastic support, and recognize both improvement and excellence in academic performance.

    2. Demonstration of the values of NALFO, affiliate organizations, and host institutions.

    • Integrate the stated values and mission of NALFO, affiliate organizations, and the institution into all aspects of the organization and membership.
    • Develop and implement a local Judicial Council Committee to hold members accountable to the entire Greek-lettered community, as well as to the student code of conduct at the institution.
    • Sponsor monthly leadership programs which promote personal development and encourage implementation of best business practices.
    • Develop standards which discourage both the misuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs and which exact penalties.

    3. Development of leadership skills.

    • Provide members with opportunities for leadership development workshops and programs, through NALFO, affiliate organizations, and  other programs sponsored by outside organizations.
    • Encourage affiliate chapter members to seek leadership roles in other campus organizations.

    4. Development of positive supportive relationships.

    • Comply with all hazing and mandated policies of the state, college/university, NALFO, and affiliate organizations.
    • Create programs that enhance the Greek-letter community and student body and thereby contribute to a positive relationship with the community at large.
    • Demonstrate a genuine concern for all mankind.Seek an appropriately credentialed Graduate chapter and/or Faculty/Staff advisor(s) to serve as advisors to affiliate chapters and the local NALFO

    5. Develop citizenship through community service and outreach.

    • Develop effective service projects and community outreach programs on an on-going basis.
    • Establish and maintain community service initiatives, while encouraging the participation of all members.Participate in campus Greek-lettered and non-Greek governing councils, as well as non-Greek organizations and events.
    • Establish a positive and productive campus presence.
    Expectations for Host Institutions

    As the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations strives to collaborate with host institutions of our councils and affiliate chapters, the NALFO expects the following from those respective institutions:

    1. Proper Advisement for Councils and Affiliate Chapters

    • Encourage and provide incentives for faculty and staff to become involved as faculty advisors to the NALFO council and affiliate chapters.
    • Provide a full-time staff member as the advisor to the NALFO council. If not a member of one of the NALFO affiliate organizations, that individual must be educated and credentialed on the operations and procedures of NPHC to be an effective advisor.

    2. Leadership Development

    • Provide a leadership class for all new members each term.
    • Provide and/or help identify and acquire funding to ensure Council attendance at NALFO national and regional conventions and conferences and other NALFO sponsored leadership training programs.

    3. Council Support

    • Support and assist NALFO in establishing councils where there are two or more affiliate organizations at the institution.
    • Encourage expansion logical to the campus' population
    • Provide individual chapter, Greek system, and campus demographic information to council/chapters as requested.
    • Assist Council in meeting national and regional mandates, guidelines, and other requirements, including the payment of annual dues, submission of year-end report, attendance at national and regional meetings, and adherence to all national, regional, and local governing documents.
    • Provide an impartial judicial process with the opportunity for appeal.

    4. Accountability

    • Provide the following data to NALFO Headquarters (at least once per year):
      • Campus, all men's/women's Greek system, and chapter GPAs by semester/quarter
      • Total number of men/women who began the Membership Intake Process in all chapters in an academic year
      • Total number of men/women initiated into all chapters in an academic year
      • Percentage of fraternity/sorority men/women compared to total number of all men/women on campus
      • Total number and name of chapters closed/opened in an academic year
      • Status of the NALFO Council (e.g., inactive or active)
      • Total number of full-time Greek Life professionals on campus
      • Graduation rates of undergraduates on campus
    • Communicate with national and regional offices of the NALFO or affiliate organization upon receiving a reason of concern. When the issue or concern is a council issue, contact the NALFO Regional Vice-Chair. If the issue involves (a) chapter(s) and warrants some type of action, please contact that/those respective affiliate equivalent (graduate chapter advisor, regional office, or Inter/national Headquarters).

National Fraternity & Sorority Organization Links

  • National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc
  • National Panhellenic Conference
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • North American Interfraternity Conference
    • Acacia
    • Alpha Chi Rho
    • Alpha Delta Gamma
    • Alpha Delta Phi
    • Alpha Epsilon Pi
    • Alpha Gamma Rho
    • Alpha Gamma Sigma
    • Alpha Kappa Lambda
    • Alpha Phi Delta
    • Alpha Sigma Phi
    • Alpha Tau Omega
    • Beta Sigma Psi
    • Beta Theta Pi
    • Chi Psi
    • Delta Chi
    • Delta Phi
    • Delta Psi
    • Delta Sigma Phi
    • Delta Tau Delta
    • Delta Upsilon
    • FarmHouse
    • Iota Phi Theta
    • Kappa Alpha Order
    • Kappa Alpha Psi
    • Kappa Alpha Society
    • Kappa Delta Phi, Inc.
    • Kappa Delta Rho
    • Kappa Sigma 
    • Lambda Chi Alpha
    • Lambda Phi Epsilon
    • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
    • Lamdba Theta Phi
    • Phi Delta Theta
    • Phi Eta Psi
    • Phi Gamma Delta
    • Phi Iota Alpha
    • Phi Kappa Psi
    • Phi Kappa Sigma
    • Phi Kappa Tau
    • Phi Kappa Theta
    • Phi Lambda Chi
    • Phi Mu Delta
    • Phi Sigma Kappa
    • Phi Sigma Phi
    • Pi Kappa Alpha
    • Pi Kappa Phi
    • Pi Lambda Phi
    • Psi Upsilon
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Sigma Alpha Mu
    • Sigma Chi
    • Sigma Lambda Beta
    • Sigma Nu
    • Sigma Phi Epsilon
    • Sigma Phi Society
    • Sigma Pi
    • Sigma Tau Gamma
    • Tau Delta Phi
    • Tau Epsilon Phi
    • Tau Kappa Epsilon
    • Theta Chi
    • Theta Delta Chi
    • Theta Xi
    • Triangle
    • Zeta Beta Tau
    • Zeta Psi
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    The mission of the Western Regional Greek Conference is to provide members of fraternities and sororities an ongoing interactive educational and social learning environment, which enhances the collegiate experience. Site contains: History, Membership Information, Board of Directors and Executive Team of WRGC, Publications WRGC Constitution, WRGC Resolutions, WRGC 2002 Conference Information, Fall 2001 Newsletter, WRGC 2002 Award Applications and Information, Letter to Associate Members, and Resources & Links

PUBLICATION BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Gallup-Purdue Index Report 
Lambda 10 Publications

Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity. (1998) Alyson Publications, Inc.

AFA Publications
  • Advising Fraternities & Sororities Manual
    • The Advising Fraternities & Sororities manual provides an overview of the many facets involved in working with fraternities and sororities. The resource is for both new and experienced fraternity and sorority advisors and is intended to be a collection of information for immediate reference. Chapters reflect the personality and expertise of their author(s) and cover the following topics.

    • The American Fraternity, Addendum to "The American Fraternity", The National Panhellenic Conference, The North-American Interfraternity Conference, The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc., The Association of Fraternity Advisors, Inc., The Role of the Fraternity and Sorority Professional, Organizing and Operating the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, The Relationship Between the Inter/National Organization and the Fraternity/Sorority Advisor, Advising Councils and Chapters, Risk Management, Programming, Public Relations, Publicity, and Publications

  • Ideas for Practice Manual
    • This 150 page resource is a compilation of the best ideas for practice within the fraternity/sorority community. Created so colleagues can share their best ideas, this resource will grow and change over time. Insert this first compilation into your programming binder, share it with your councils, chapters and volunteers and adapt the ideas to your campus or chapter environment. Ideas are included in the following topics:

    • All Fraternity/Sorority Events, Alumni/ae and Advisors, Campus Outreach, Communications/Public Relations, Community Outreach, Diversity, Housing, Leadership Development, Recruitment, Risk Management, Scholarship, Standards and Recognition Programs

  • Center for the Study of the College Fraternity Publications
    • Abrahamson, Judith P. (1987). The influences of student involvement by sorority membership. Bloomington, IN: Center for the Study of the College Fraternity, 48 pp. A study conducted at Indiana University to determine the level of women students' involvement in the University by their being a member of a sorority or living in a residence hall. The findings supported the supposition that women involved in Greek life were more involved in the University than their non-member peers. It was also found that the personal backgrounds of the women surveyed were not significant in the level of their involvement.


RELEVANT RESEARCH

Alcohol Use
  • A Comparison of Drinking Behaviors of Students in Greek Organizations and Students active in a Campus Volunteer Organization

    • (From the study's abstract) The drinking habits of students who are members of Greek organizations and a student volunteer organization were compared using the Core Survey, a survey developed by the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention (1999) and administered widely to students in higher education. Three hundred and twenty-one students from a midwestern university participated in the study. Results indicated that Greeks drink more than volunteering students. However, there were no significant differences between Greeks and volunteers on certain specific negative side effects of drinking.

  • College factors that influence drinking

    • (Adapted from the study's abstract) The purpose of this article is to examine the aspects of collegiate environments, rather than student characteristics, that influence drinking. Unfortunately, the existing literature is scant on this topic. Several factors have been shown to relate to drinking: (1) organizational property variables of campuses, including affiliations (historically black institutions, women's institutions), presence of a Greek system, athletics and 2- or 4-year designation; (2) physical and behavioral property variables of campuses, including type of residence, institution size, location and quantity of heavy episodic drinking; and (3) campus community property variables, including pricing and availability and outlet density.

  • Fraternity and sorority members and alcohol and other drug

    • Students in U.S. college fraternities and sororities have generally been thought to be heavy drinkers. Studies are now examining this perception and confirming that fraternity and sorority members do drink greater amounts of alcohol, and more frequently, than anyone else on campus. Students affiliated with campus Greek societies, whether full members or pledges, should be considered a high-risk population for alcohol abuse and its consequences, including poor academic performance, unprotected sexual activity, fighting, serious injury, and rape.

  • Secondhand effects of student alcohol use reported by neighbors of colleges: the role of alcohol outlets

    • (Adapted from the study's abstract) This study, conducted by Harvard's School of Public Health, examines the secondary effects of student alcohol use experienced by residents of neighborhoods near college campuses. Neighbors living near college campuses were more likely to report a lowered quality of neighborhood life through such secondhand effects of heavy alcohol use as noise and disturbances, vandalism, drunkeness, vomiting, and urination.

  • Trends in college binge drinking during a period of increased prevention efforts (Harvard College Alcohol Study Surveys 1993-2001)

    • (Adapted from the study's abstract) Responses in the four survey years (1993, 1997, 1999, 2001) were compared to determine trends in heavy alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, and encounters with college and community prevention efforts. Very little change in overall binge drining occurred at the individual college level.

Book Review  
  • New Challenges for Greek Letter Organizations: Transforming Fraternities and Sororities into Learning Communities 

    • The newest book in the New Directions for Student Services series from Jossey-Bass, "New Challenges for Greek Letter Organizations: Transforming Fraternities and Sororities into Learning Communities," examines issues surrounding Greek letter organizations and their educational value.

Eating Disorders
  • Risk for disordered eating relates to both gender and ethnicity for college students

    • (Adapted from the study's abstract) To estimate the frequency of disordered eating behaviors among college students and associations by gender, ethnicity, participation in social organizations and college athletics and to determine whether responses to eight health behavior and attitude questions and body weight predicted a high score on the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT)-26, a screening instrument used to identify risks of developing an eating disorder. The study indicates that sorority woman have higher rates of eating disorder behaviors than any other student sub group.

Hazing
  • National Research on the Prevalance of Hazing

Risk Management
  • School, college, and university dormitory, fraternity, and sorority house fires

    • Facts & Figures* In 1998, there were an estimated 1,380 structure fires in school, college and university dormitories and fraternity and sorority housing. These fires resulted in no deaths**, 87 injuries, and $5.9 million in direct property damage. The leading cause of fire in these types of occupancies was incendiary or suspicious. The second and third leading causes of these on and off campus housing fires were cooking and smoking, respectively. An annual average of 141 structure fires occurred in fraternity and sorority houses per year between 1994 and 1998, resulting in no deaths**, 17 injuries, and $2.8 million in direct property damage. Smoke or fire alarms were present in 93% of all dormitory fires in 1998, and sprinklers were present in 35% of these fires. On average, direct property damage per fire is 41% lower in dormitory fires where sprinklers are present, compared to those where sprinklers are not present. (*From NFPA's Structure Fires in Dormitory Properties, April 2002)

  • Social host liability: Risks for fraternities and student hosts

    • (From the study's abstract) The author examines social host liability doctrines as interpreted by the courts and discusses them in relation to the college and university. Based on a study of campus fraternity chapters, their attitudes and knowledge about social host liability, and their methods of addressing this possible problem, the author suggests ways that university administrators can assist in preventing these cases.

Sexual Assault
  • A qualitative assessment of “The Men’s Program:” The impact of a rape prevention program on fraternity men 

    • (From the study's abstract) This qualitative study examined the impact of an all-male rape prevention program on fraternity men. Seven months after participating in “The Men’s Program,” fraternity men were asked whether during the previous year the program impacted their attitude or behavior and if so what about the program led to that change. Results point to the importance of establishing empathy with rape survivors to increase men’s awareness and sensitivity to rape.

Student Academics
  • Academic procrastinators: Their rationalizations and web-course performance