8.4.2 Greek Organization Recognition

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Effective Date:

10-25-18

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Fraternities and Sororities must comply with the University requirements for registration and or recognition as a student organization. Student organizations must be recognized each year by the University in order to use University facilities, services and resources and to participate in Student Government during the year. Student organizations are not considered a part of the University for tax exemption purposes or for other purposes.

University procedures are established which govern the application, review and bestowal and dissolution of Greek student organization recognition status, as well as to govern the collection, recording, maintenance, compilation, distribution and retention of student organization recognition data in accordance with this policy. University procedures are also established which govern the sanctions for violation of this policy. These policies are maintained and enforced by the Office of Campus Life.

Each Greek student organization seeking recognition must abide by the following general standards for recognition:

  • Submit and maintain up-to-date information as required by the Office of Campus Life.
  • Participate in meetings and activities required by the Office of Campus Life
  • Follow recruitment and new-member procedures as designated by the Office of Campus Life.
  • Maintain good standing with a university recognized Greek council.
  • Maintain a cumulative chapter grade point average of 2.5

A Greek student organization's recognition may be terminated by:

  1. Written request of the student organization's executive officers.
  2. Failure to meet its financial obligations to the University, as per any appropriate University policy governing financial debts.
  3. Failure to meet the above standards for recognition, as determined by the Office of Campus Life.
  4. Decision of the Senior Student Affairs Officer or their designee.

Responsibility for Implementation

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of the policy. The Office of Community Responsibility is responsible for administering the Student Conduct Code as it applies to a violation of this policy.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy applies to all Greek student organizations at Eastern Michigan University.

Authority for Creation and Revision


Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 25, 2018


Last Review Date: October 2018


Fraternities and Sororities must comply with the University requirements for registration and or recognition as a student organization. Student organizations must be recognized each year by the University in order to use University facilities, services and resources and to participate in Student Government during the year. Student organizations are not considered a part of the University for tax exemption purposes or for other purposes.

University procedures are established which govern the application, review and bestowal and dissolution of Greek student organization recognition status, as well as to govern the collection, recording, maintenance, compilation, distribution and retention of student organization recognition data in accordance with this policy. University procedures are also established which govern the sanctions for violation of this policy. These policies are maintained and enforced by the Office of Campus Life.

Each Greek student organization seeking recognition must abide by the following general standards for recognition:

  • Submit and maintain up-to-date information as required by the Office of Campus Life.
  • Participate in meetings and activities required by the Office of Campus Life
  • Follow recruitment and new-member procedures as designated by the Office of Campus Life.
  • Maintain good standing with a university recognized Greek council.
  • Maintain a cumulative chapter grade point average of 2.5

A Greek student organization's recognition may be terminated by:

  1. Written request of the student organization's executive officers.
  2. Failure to meet its financial obligations to the University, as per any appropriate University policy governing financial debts.
  3. Failure to meet the above standards for recognition, as determined by the Office of Campus Life.
  4. Decision of the Senior Student Affairs Officer or their designee.

Responsibility for Implementation

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the overall implementation, administration and interpretation of the policy. The Office of Community Responsibility is responsible for administering the Student Conduct Code as it applies to a violation of this policy.

Scope of Policy Coverage

This policy applies to all Greek student organizations at Eastern Michigan University.