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Statement of Relationship Between the University of California, Santa Barbara & Fraternities and Sororities

Social fraternities and sororities are an integral part of an enriching experience for undergraduates at the University of California Santa Barbara. Baird’s Manual defines “social fraternities” as ones directed with a proper consideration of one’s future responsibility in society. Getting involved with these co-curricular organizations connects students to the University, augments academic performance, provides a training ground for leadership development, enhances service to the community, and creates loyalty to the institutions.

Active fraternity and sorority membership is open to fully enrolled and matriculated UCSB students only. Santa Barbara City College students are ineligible to be pledged for membership within any of the UCSB fraternities and sororities. Depending on the chapter by-laws and/or inter/national policy, non-UCSB students may be considered inactive members if they were fully enrolled and matriculated at UCSB at their time of initiation but have since transferred, taken a quarter or more leave, or are studying abroad. The unique nature of fraternities and sororities, as compared with other student groups and organizations, requires the University to outline its relationship with these groups. As with all campus organizations, social fraternities and sororities must also comply with the University of California Santa Barbara Campus Regulations Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, & Students.

This statement is intended to highlight information pertinent to fraternities and sororities contained within that document and further define the relationship between the University and social fraternities and sororities that are members of the Interfraternity Council, the Collegiate Panhellenic Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and United Fraternity and Sorority Council that are not members of the IFC, CPC, or NPHC.

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

Historically, fraternities and sororities were created to promote and encourage similar goals. For purposes of continuity and adherence to the rich tradition offered by fraternal organizations, these basic principles that unite social fraternities and sororities are important to outline.

  • The chapters promote objectives and activities consistent with and supportive of the aims and purposes of the University.
  • The chapters encourage the intellectual, personal, and social development of their members.
  • The chapters, and the fraternity & sorority community as a whole, are responsible for participating in their self-governance through a peer review system in collaboration with the University.
  • The chapters take the responsibility to hold their members to standards in accordance with the principles and regulations set forth by the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Inter-Greek Council, the Collegiate Panhellenic Council, The Interfraternity Council, Local/Regional, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Greek Conduct Board regulations.
  • The chapters promote conduct consistent with the principles and teaching of their founding members and Rituals.
  • The chapters create a culture, which stimulates high academic expectations and achievement.
  • The chapters create an environment in which different worldviews are respected and individuals of various backgrounds and experiences are invited to rush.

GOVERNANCE

Inter – Greek Council (IGC)
The University recognizes the Inter – Greek Council (IGC) as the governing council for all social fraternities and sororities affiliated with the University. This governing council consists of an IGC Presidential Board (CPC, NPHC, UFSC, IFC, Order of Omega, Greek Conduct Board and the Greek Affairs Interns). University support for councils and organizations require regular participation in the IGC meetings. The IGC will meet at least one time per month. Monthly attendance by each council is necessary for the council/chapters to maintain University and IGC support. Only members of recognized and non probationary organizations are eligible for the selection/election of the IGC Presidential Board.

Executive Board Members


Role of IGC
The University supports the IGC as the coordinating and governing body of the fraternity and sorority community at the University of California Santa Barbara. As a coordinating body, it will review and assist with the coordinating of chapter programs, events and activities for scholastic advancement, leadership and ethical development, service to the campus and local communities, physical wellness, interfraternal relations, and friendship making. As a governing body, it shall develop policies, rules, recommendations, and procedures that support the mission of the University as well as the rituals, ideals, and creeds of its member chapters without impinging upon individual chapter concerns, issues, and rights. As the selfgovernance system for the fraternity and sorority community, the IGC addresses challenges, finds solutions, and implements strategies in a proactive manner.

I. Role of IGC Representative
The IGC Representative shall be the President of a given fraternity or sorority. S/he must attend all IGC President’s Forum meeting. Other responsibilities include checking the Chapter’s OSL box on a (minimum) weekly basis, informing all of the chapter council representatives of their meeting’s time and place, and distributing, collecting, and returning a completed Greek Awards packet and Self-Evaluation for their Chapter.

Affinity Councils and Committees
Permanent and ad-hoc caucuses are recommended and recognized as a necessary and effective structure for guaranteeing that the various needs of the individual fraternities and sororities will be addressed by the IGC. For example, the chapters with affiliation to the National Panhellenic Conference (or NPC) form the Collegiate Panhellenic Council. This council forms rules, guidelines and regulations for its members relating to new membership recruitment/rush and expansion only. All other matters are decided upon by the IGC or by the separate councils when IGC splits by gender to address various issues.

Affinity Councils


II. Collegiate Panhellenic Council Role
The Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) will be made up of the 10 National Sororities at UCSB: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi. The CPC Executive Board Members along with Panhellenic delegates, representatives and/or Recruitment chairs will work together in planning Fall Formal Recruitment; Spring Open houses; the Panhellenic Formal; Annual Fashion Show and any other events or programs sponsored by CPC. The CPC President will serve on the IGC Executive Board.

Interfraternity Council Role
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) will be comprised of all the member fraternities of the national Interfraternity Conference (NIC) who are recognized at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The purpose of the IFC shall be to forward the academic and social welfare of the University and, to maintain a high quality of fraternal life and interfraternal relations on the UCSB campus. The IFC President will serve on the IGC Executive Board.

United Fraternity and Sorority Council Role
The purpose of this caucus shall be to unite, promote, and regulate UFSC Greek fraternities and sororities in a self-governing format at the University of California, Santa Barbara; to provide a forum for a discussion of issues relevant to UFSC fraternities and sororities; to provide representation for the UFSC fraternities and sororities at the Fraternity/Sorority Council (IGC); to provide programs, education, and support for the UFSC fraternities and sororities and other IGC caucuses as determined by this caucus; and to provide a mechanism for assuring that the needs and concerns of the UFSC fraternities and sororities are articulated to the IGC, the UCSB community, and the administration of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The UFSC-President will serve on the IGC Executive Board.

III. National Pan-Hellenic Council
The purpose of this caucus shall be, to unite, promote, and regulate the NPHC Greek fraternities and sororities in a self-governing format at the University of California, Santa Barbara; to provide a forum for a discussion of issues relevant to the NPHC Greek fraternities and sororities; to provide representation for the NPHC fraternities and sororities at the Inter-Greek Council (IGC); to provide programs, education, and support for the NPHC fraternities and sororities. The NPHC President will serve on the IGC Executive Board.

EXPANSION & GROWTH

Growth Initiated by IGC/University
Matters of expansion will be addressed by an ad-hoc Expansion Caucus in conjunction with the University Fraternity & Sorority Director. (Note: Expansion pertaining to a National Panhellenic Conference sorority will be addressed by the Panhellenic Affinity Council in consultation with the University Fraternity & Sorority Director, NPC Area Coordinator, and/or other appropriate NPC representatives). Since the goal is a consensus decision between the IGC and the University, attempts will be made to include all interested individuals and groups in the discussion process.

Once a determination has been made to expand - by the appropriate Affinity Council and approved by the appropriate University officials. A letter of intent will be sent to all NPHC, IFC, and NPC inter/national offices not already present at UCSB, with the list of expectations and needs, which must be met by the new organization. (CPC organizations, in conjunction with the National Panhellenic Conference Caucus and the UCSB Fraternity and Sorority Director, will follow the suggestions and unanimous agreements of the NPC relating to extension as outlined in the NPC manual of Information). IFC, NPHC, or other inter/national organizations desiring to colonize at UCSB will be required to present a written proposal to the University and the IGC.

Each inter/national organization (except NPC groups) that is interested, and responds by the deadline, will be placed into consideration for the expansion through a random drawing, but only if the IGC and the University are satisfied with the written proposal. From the lottery, a sequential list will be maintained. The IGC and the University will work down the sequential list until an inter/national organization accepts the invitation to colonize.

Growth Initiated by Student Groups
A local fraternity or sorority (sometimes called an interest group) which is self-generated by a group of students that may or may not be seeking membership with an IFC, CPC, or NPHC organization, will still become a member of the IGC in a probationary, non-voting capacity. To gain IGC membership, the local organizations:

  • Must be registered with the Office of Student Life for a minimum of three-quarters.
  • Meet the IGC Standards for Fraternities & Sororities, (which typically takes a minimum of three quarters).
  • Meet the requirements set forth by the Local/ Regional Fraternity and Sorority Council Constitution.

After the local fraternity or sorority has been registered for at least three quarters and has met the Standards for Fraternity and Sorority Membership, the group must present a petition for full voting membership, documenting their adherence to the above mentioned Standards and the contributions they have made and will continue to make within the UCSB fraternity and sorority and campus community. It will retain voting privileges as long as it meets the IGC Standards for Fraternities & Sororities during the review process each winter quarter.

Local Chapters Seeking Inter/National Affiliation
At any time, a fraternity or sorority - local to UCSB or regional to the west - that does not already have affiliation with an inter/national organization of the IFC, UFSC, NPC, or NPHC, may seek membership by requesting assistance from the University Fraternity & Sorority Director. The University Fraternity & Sorority Director maintains a database with the names and numbers of individuals at each inter/national organization who are responsible for new chapters. The University Fraternity & Sorority Director will assist the group in preparing materials for seeking membership within an inter/national organization.

IGC STANDARDS FOR FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES

Greek Accreditation Program


All fraternities and sororities are subject to a quarterly review to determine whether or not their organizations have maintained the standards for fraternities and sororities as set forth by the IGC and the University.

The Office of Greek Affairs seeks to evaluate chapters on their performance in the academic, community service, risk management, and educational policies that the University requires.

Chapters will be evaluated on a point system. All chapters are eligible to receive a total of 100 points, with an additional 10 bonus points possible if extra requirements are completed. Each of the four areas will be worth a total of 25 points each.

Fraternities and sororities that do not meet the IGC Standards will be sanctioned by the VCSA or referred to the Greek Conduct Board for adjudication and possible sanctioning. (Please refer to the Greek Conduct Board Constitution, Article I, Section 6 on Sanctions.) If, after the one-year period, the chapter has not performed at or above the IGC Standards, it will be dropped from the IGC and will lose the benefits offered by the University for fraternities and sororities that maintain IGC standards. Depending upon the severity of the violation(s), chapters may or may not be allowed to register as campus organizations.

The Greek Conduct Board (GCB) and/or The University Fraternity and Sorority Director will address violations of the IGC Standards for Fraternities & Sororities that occur between review periods. The Greek Conduct Board for severe violations of IGC Standards for Fraternities and Sororities may also revoke IGC membership privileges. As always, a chapter’s charter may be removed or suspended by inter/national fraternity or sorority. The University can remove recognition. Removing recognition will conform with procedural due process as outlined in the University of California Santa Barbara Campus Regulations Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students.

The GCB acknowledges the difference between misbehavior of individual members of fraternities or fraternities or sororities which is properly dealt with by the respective chapter and misbehavior that is either organized by the chapter or condoned by the chapter through its failure to take meaningful disciplinary action. In the first scenario, the chapter will not be held accountable for individual behavior that they have appropriately addressed through their own chapter standards. In the second scenario, the chapter as a whole will be held accountable and will be referred to GCB for violations that were organized on behalf of the organization or for individual violations that were “covered up” by the chapter. Fraternity or sorority misconduct need not be officially sanctioned by the entire membership in order to be considered grounds for possible disciplinary action against the chapter. There is no minimum number of fraternity/sorority members who must be involved in an incident before disciplinary action may be taken against a Chapter; in some instances, the misconduct of a single member may provide sufficient grounds for action taken against an entire Chapter.

STANDARDS and RISK MANAGEMENT

  1. Uphold all state laws and municipal codes, University requirements and regulations, Inter/national (parent organization’s) policies and rules, and local chapter constitutions and by-laws.
  2. Remain in good standing with inter/national affiliate, parent organization (if applicable).
  3. Maintain a minimum chapter grade point average as required by inter/national parent organization or within .2 of the all-men’s or all women’s average, whichever is higher. For local and regional chapters, maintain a minimum chapter grade point average within .2 of all the men’s/women’s average.
  4. Limit affiliation within the organization to one gender.
  5. Hold membership and participate in the Affinity Council meetings and the required committees.
  6. Have a locally based chapter advisor (within Southern California).
  7. Adhere to local, state, national, University, and inter/national organization’s rules and regulations prohibiting hazing as defined by the state of California.
  8. Adhere to the university Risk Management Policy or the risk management policy of the inter/national organization where it is equal to or more stringent than the university Policy. (See Appendix B).
  9. Require that all voting members of the local chapter must be matriculated UCSB students, not SBCC students or other non-UCSB students.
  10. Maintain a minimum chapter size of three students as required by UCSB Campus Regulations Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students to be registered student group.
  11. Allow no discriminations based upon race, color, national origin, religion, handicap, age, disabled veteran status, Vietnam Veteran Status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation, as outlined in UCSB Campus Regulations Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students.
  12. Ensure that all formal or otherwise understood membership recruitment activities, rush parties, mixers, rushes, new membership orientations, new membership drives, or other activities generated principally to put members into contact with non-members for the purposes of attracting them to the fraternity or sorority remain dry (alcohol, drug free).
  13. Pass all applicable code requirements as required by the Santa Barbara County Fire Marshall for those chapters with housing.
  14. Have a constitution and by-laws, which govern the organization on file with the Office of Student Life as, dictated by Campus Regulations Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students.
  15. Abide by all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances relating to alcohol and other drugs, as required by the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1990 (see Appendix C).
  16. All chapters shall have an internal standards board and process.
  17. It is a violation of university policy for recognized Greek-lettered organizations to participate in activities with organizations that are on probation, unrecognized, and/or terminated by the University of California, Santa Barbara.

FAILURE TO MEET OR VIOLATION OF THESE STANDARDS MAY RESULT IN A REFERRAL TO THE GREEK CONDUCT BOARD.

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT

The Right to Recruit
It is the right of each organization to recruit, select, and offer individuals invitations to join on a day-to-day, year-round basis. The IGC cannot impose limits on the time, manner, or place member groups issue invitations to join (bids) to prospective new members, except during concentrated rush periods.

University Fraternity & Sorority Director
The University Fraternity & Sorority Director will support the new membership recruitment programs and efforts of the IGC chapters, provide outreach and publicity to new students during the UCSB summer orientation program, and assist with the development of new membership recruitment materials.

CPC Chapters
Members of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC Sororities) will follow inter/national policies on membership selection, adhere to the unanimous agreements of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) (so long as they do not violate or conflict with University Policy and/or procedures), and follow the rules and regulations as stipulated by the Panhellenic Rush Contract. Chapters will have the right to recruit women throughout the year to achieve the established “quota” (maximum number of women allowed per rushing period) or “total” (total maximum number of women in a particular chapter).

Concentrated Periods of New Membership Recruitment
From time to time, various individual chapters of the IGC may join together to form specific ad-hoc recruitment caucuses. In no way does membership within the IGC mandate such agreements on any chapter’s behalf. Chapters forming an ad-hoc caucus may wish to set rules for time, place, and manner, regarding events as long as IGC Standards and standards of common decency and taste are followed.

Hazing
No chapter shall be a part of, encourage, conduct or condone any hazing activities at any time. Potential hazing activities are defined as:
"Any action taken or situated created intentionally, whether on of off chapter premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities include, but are not limited to, the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical or psychological shocks; treasure hunts, quests, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter house: the wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and/or not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late work sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; any activities which may deprive an individual(s) of sufficient consecutive hours of sleep; and any other activities that are not consistent with chapter law, ritual or policy, or the regulations and policies regarding hazing as set down by state and city laws, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the Office of Student Life, the Inter - Greek Council, and/or each chapter’s National or International policy regarding hazing."

ADVISORS

It is the responsibility of the undergraduate members and chapter advisors to regularly seek out the advice and experience of the University Fraternity & Sorority Director or designee. In addition, they should seek out the advice and experience of other UCSB Student Affairs professionals, chapter advisors, and regional and inter/national organization advisors and consultants. It is of particular importance for chapters not affiliated with an inter/national organization to take full advantage of the University professionals hired to assist student groups and organizations since local groups are not provided resources by inter/national organizations.

Chapter Advisors
Chapter Advisors are critical to the success of the individual chapters and the fraternity and sorority community. They provide continuity from year to year, wisdom from experience, and a perspective broader than that of the undergraduate members. In accordance with its own constitution and bylaws, persons shall be designated to serve as advisors and participate in all chapter activities. Some of the responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as the chapter liaison for alumni/ae and the community, aiding chapter officers, serving as a role model and resource, providing advice on matters of housing, giving financial and legal guidance, attending chapter events, and communicating with the University Fraternity & Sorority Director or designee.

Chapter Advisor Qualifications
Each chapter must have on file in the OSL, the name of an advisor who has agreed to serve the chapter in the capacity for the academic year. The registered advisor should be an alumnus/a member of the group to which she/he is advising. However, in many cases this may not be possible. The chapter advisor should, at least, be a member of the UCSB faculty or staff who is not an undergraduate or graduate student.

University Director for Fraternities and Sororities
The University shall provide a professional advisor with expertise in fraternity and sorority affairs who shall be supported by an adequate professional staff. The University Fraternity and Sorority Director shall devote time to fraternity and sorority affairs as is justified by need and is feasible according to a fair allocation of University resources. When a vacancy occurs in this position, representatives from the IGC and alumni/ae will be invited to serve on the search committee.

The University Fraternity & Sorority Director will serve as the liaison to the University, the community, other universities, the fraternity and sorority community, the individual chapters, and the inter/national headquarters. S/he will serve as the primary advisor to the Inter-Greek Council. S/he will provide expertise and advice to the various new membership recruitment programs and activities of the chapters/IGC. S/he will provide guidance, support, and assistance in the area of leadership and officer training. S/he will advise chapters for events taking place on campus. The University Fraternity & Sorority Director will also advise chapters involved with conduct cases being heard by the Greek Conduct Board.

Greek Conduct Board Advisor
The University will provide an advisor (preferably with expertise in student or fraternity & sorority judicial affairs), different from the University Fraternity & Sorority Director, who will oversee the disciplinary processes of the fraternity & sorority community. The Greek Conduct Board serves as the mediation and hearing body for conduct violations that affect the fraternity & sorority community. The application of sanctions regarding the fraternity & sorority community will be a joint discussion between the Greek Conduct Board and the University. The Greek Conduct Board Advisor will promptly notify the respective inter/national organization and chapter advisor(s) of conduct violations and disciplinary action.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

University Fraternity & Sorority Director
Leadership involvement within the fraternity & sorority community and the campus in general is an integral part of membership. The University looks to the fraternity & sorority community for participation in University governance and campus activities. The advisor will also promote participation and leadership opportunities for fraternity and sorority leaders. The University Fraternity & Sorority Director will be responsible for Greek-specific training and programs. The University provides a leadership programmer who will be responsible for general leadership training programs and resource materials.

Inter – Greek Council
The Inter – Greek Council will provide a variety of activities to develop leadership, including governance, conduct, and community service. The IGC and the chapters will also promote and encourage chapter involvement in each other’s programs and events as well as non-fraternity/sorority activities both on the campus and within the community.

Fraternity & Sorority Alumni/ae
The alumni/ae should encourage and promote participation by all members in leadership roles within the chapters and on the campus. They should also participate in training and leadership development within the chapters.

Chapters
As prescribed by inter/national organizations, many chapters need to conduct chapter specific workshops. It is recommended that these presentations and workshops will be available for members of the other IGC chapters, if appropriate. Many University based workshops, presentations, and other educational opportunities are also available for fraternities & sororities and/or their members and may be utilized to fill requirements of inter/national organizations. Groups should always check with inter/national organization first to ensure that their requirements can be met in this fashion. Each chapter is required to have a minimum of one education workshop per quarter. See Appendix D for suggested workshops.

SCHOLARSHIP

The fundamental mission of UCSB is to enable students to strive for academic excellence. In support of this mission, it is the responsibility of the fraternity & sorority community to establish a positive academic attitude and an atmosphere conductive to learning and growth. The chapters should emphasize the importance of scholarship and good study habits to new members and should introduce them to the academic resources available on campus. Each chapter should reward and recognize high academic performance and improved academic performance of individuals, and establish academic programs to encourage and assist members in maintaining a high grade point average. The chapters should also encourage students to work closely with faculty and staff to establish mentor relationships.

Supported by IGC dues, the University will provide all chapters information regarding the grade point averages of the individual chapters, grade-point-average comparisons among fraternities & sororities, membership reports, and other pertinent scholarship statistics. Individual grade point information will only be released to chapter officers and advisors of the fraternity or sorority that the individual is a member of and will be executed in a manner consistent with the privacy rights of each member which includes each member signing a grade release form. The University Fraternity & Sorority Director and her/his staff will oversee the scholarship verification of each individual chapter. Scholarship paperwork and scholarship release forms will be maintained by the University.

The University will continue to expect all chapters to perform within the grade point average requirements of their inter/national organizations, or within a .2 of the all student average. The University will recognize chapters that perform above the all student averages.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

It is expected that the chapters and the IGC establish norms of decency and ethical behavior in relation to working with the various publics within the UCSB, Isla Vista, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and surrounding communities. Chapters must recognize that the actions, words, behaviors, and activities of its individual members or entire membership reflect on the entire fraternity and sorority community at UCSB and around the country. Chapters will be held responsible by Greek Conduct Board for illegal and unethical behavior conducted by their members in connection with on or off-campus events and activities that may reasonably be characterized as chapter-sponsored or endorsed.

Housed Chapters
Chapters with housing in Isla Vista must pay particular attention to their neighbor’s rights. Respect for neighbors and the neighborhood must be shown by properly maintaining the property, including the grounds, throughout the entire year. Noise control and parking arrangement must be considered with particular emphasis on neighbor relations. It is required that chapters with housing in Isla Vista file a party notification with the Isla Vista Foot Patro, Office of Greek Affair, and surrounding neighbors at least three days in advance of any party held at the chapter.

Events Off-Campus
Chapters which are housed (or not) that conduct activities, events, or trips outside the typically-recognized boundaries of UCSB, or even within the typically-recognized boundaries (Goleta, Isla Vista or the campus property), but off the chapter’s property (i.e., “the house”), are still conducting chapter activities whether the chapter realizes it or not. Policy and standards violations will still be in effect and local, state, and federal laws still apply.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & PHILANTHROPY

The University and the fraternity and sorority community agree that service to one’s community is an important civic duty and an individual responsibility of each and every member of the fraternity and sorority community. Moreover, the University and fraternity and sorority community agrees that each and every chapter must do all that it can to facilitate both individual and group service through both “hands-on” service and philanthropic activities.

Mandatory (Greek-Wide) Community Service:

  • Each Greek–lettered organization is required to provide community service to a local community service agency. In fulfillment of this standard, 60% membership within your organization is required to spend no less than six hours of community service every regular quarter. While these are minimum requirements, organizations are encouraged to exceed these requirements.
  • Your organization must submit a proposal identifying the community service agency or agencies to which the service will be provided. This proposal must include:
    • A breakdown of the total service hours to be completed by your organization per quarter.
    • The names and perm numbers of the individuals performing the service.
    • A breakdown of the types of service to be performed by these individuals.
    • The name and phone number of a contact person within the community service agency.
    • The name and phone number of the official within that agency who will sign the Completion of Hours Verification Form, if other than the contact person above.
  • A completed community service proposal for the year must be submitted to, and approved by, the office of Greek Affairs in the Office of Student Life. If possible, your organization may choose to submit a proposal for the entire academic year instead.
  • If your organization does not submit a completed and approved proposal by the second Friday of the fall quarter to the office of Greek Affairs, an agency will be provided for you.
  • After the completion of their community service requirement, each chapter must submit a Completion of Hours Verification form, signed by an official of each agency to which the service was provided, verifying the completion of hours for each member providing community service for said agencies. These forms must be submitted to the office of Greek Affairs no later than the last day of the quarter in which the service was provided.
  • Each organization is required to submit, at the end of each regular quarter, at least 1 picture of a member wearing their letters in the performance of community service, and 1 picture from a philanthropic event.

HOUSING

The University recognizes the contribution the fraternities & sororities make to student life in offering housing to a large number of undergraduates. It is the position of the University that it will assist fraternities & sororities in locating suitable housing, but it will not own or operate any fraternity or sorority houses.

Any fraternity or sorority that desires to lease or own housing will be responsible for acquiring its house through the assistance of alumni/ae or its respective inter/national organization, if applicable. Each chapter that leases or owns a house should have a housing corporation made up of alumni/ae to oversee all housing operations. The chapter must comply with all local and state regulations, such as safety, sanitary, fire and parking. The exterior of the structure and grounds must be well maintained.

RELATIONSHIP STATEMENT AND REVISIONS

This relationship statement should be reviewed on a biennial basis. Any recommendations for additions or modifications should be made, in writing, to the University Fraternity & Sorority Director and the Associate Dean of Students.)

Following any changes to the document, the Relationship Statement shall go to the Dean of Students, and Vice Chancellor Student Affairs for approval. The Office of Student Life will be responsible for distributing copies to all parties involved.

Fraternity and Sorority Chapters at UCSB as of Winter, 2008:

Collegiate Panhellenic Council Members: ΑΔΠ ΑΕΦ ΑΦ ΑΧΩ ΓΦΒ ΔΓ ΔΔΔ ΚΑΘ ΚΚΓ ΠΒΦ

Interfraternity Council Members: ΑΕΠ ΑΤΩ ΒΘΠ ΑΓΩ ΣΑΕ ΦΕΚ ΠΚΑ ΣΝ ΣΦΕ ΚΣ ΣΠ ΣΑΜ (colony)

Local/Regional Council Members: ΖΦΡ ΛΣΓ ΝΑΚ ΣΑΖ ΣΚΧ ΣΧΩ ΧΔΘ ΛΘΝ ΓΖΑ ΑΚΔΦ ΑΔΧ

National Pan - Hellenic Council Members: ΑΦΑ ΔΣΘ ΚΑΨ ΖΦΒ