Greek-letter organizations (fraternities and sororities) are values based organizations
that are committed to high ideals including scholastic achievement, philanthropic
support, and developing strong and confident leaders. They exist primarily to offer
support and brotherhood/sisterhood to their members during their time in college and
Criteria for membership in individual sororities and fraternities varies based on
their national guidelines; however, the University and local governing councils have
created a minimum set of criteria for our campus. The minimum criteria are as follows:
- Must be a fully matriculated (enrolled, degree-seeking) student of Southeast Missouri
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 from High School or College for most NPHC
and NPC organizations, and a 2.5 for IFC.
- Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
4. Eligibility to join/affiliate/intake must be verified by the Office of Greek Life.
If you have any questions regarding your ability to join a fraternity or sorority
at Southeast, please contact us at (573) 986-7301 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraternal Information & Programming Group (FIPG, INC.) Risk Management Policy
The Risk Management Policy of FIPG, Inc. includes the provisions, which follow and
shall apply to all fraternity entities and all levels of fraternity membership.
Alcohol & Drugs:
- The possession, sale, use or consumption of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, while on chapter
premises or during a fraternity event, in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the
chapter, or at any event an observer would associate with the fraternity, must be
in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city
and institution of higher education, and must comply with either the BYOB or Third
Party Vendor Guidelines.
- No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through or with chapter funds nor may the
purchase of same for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member
in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity
or common source(s) of alcoholic beverage, for example, kegs or cases, is prohibited.
- OPEN PARTIES, meaning those with unrestricted access by non-members of the fraternity,
without specific invitation, where alcohol is present, are forbidden.
- No members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic
beverages to any minor (i.e., those under legal drinking age).
- The possession, sale or use of any ILLEGAL DRUGS or CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES while on
chapter premises or during a fraternity event or at any event that an observer would
associate with the fraternity is strictly prohibited.
- No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or tavern (tavern defined
as an establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol)
at which alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to those present. This
includes any event held in, at or on the property of a tavern as defined above for
purposes of fundraising. However, a chapter may rent or use a room or area in a tavern
as defined above for a closed event held within the provisions of this policy, including
the use of a third party vendor and guest list. An event at which alcohol is present
may be conducted or co-sponsored with a charitable organization if the event is held
within the provisions of this policy.
- No chapter may co-sponsor, co-finance or attend or participate in a function at which
alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters, groups or organizations.
- All recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter will be non-alcoholic.
No recruitment or rush activities associated with any chapter may be held at or in
conjunction with a tavern or alcohol distributor as defined in this policy.
- No member or pledge, associate/new member or novice shall permit, tolerate, encourage
or participate in “drinking games”. The definition of drinking games includes but
is not limited to the consumption of shots of alcohol, liquor or alcoholic beverages,
the practice of consuming shots equating to one’s age, “beer pong”, “century club”,
“dares” or any other activity involving the consumption of alcohol which involves
duress or encouragement related to the consumption of alcohol.
- No alcohol shall be present at any pledge/associate member/new member/novice program,
activity or ritual of the chapter. This includes but is not limited to activities
associated with “bid night”, “big brother/big sister night” and initiation.
Hazing: No chapter, colony, student or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities.
Hazing activities are defined as: “Any action taken or situation created, intentionally,
whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment,
harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following:
use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and
psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other
such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house;
wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging
in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities;
and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal
law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution
or applicable state law.”
Sexual Misconduct: The fraternity will not tolerate or condone any form of sexual
misconduct on the part of its members, whether physical, mental or emotional. This
includes any actions by individuals or members acting together defined as sexual misconduct,
harassment or exploitation in the Sexual Assault Guidelines in Section 12 of this
Fire, Health & Safety:
- All chapter houses should meet all local fire and health codes and standards.
- All chapters should post by common phones and in other locations emergency numbers
for fire, police and ambulance and should have posted evacuation routes on the back
of the door of each sleeping room.
- All chapters should comply with engineering recommendations as reported by the insurance
company or municipal authorities.
- The possession and/or use of firearms or explosive devices of any kind within the
confines and premises of the chapter house are expressly forbidden.
- Candles should not be used in chapter houses or individual rooms except under controlled
circumstances such as initiation.
Education: Each fraternity shall annually instruct its students and alumni/alumnae
in the Risk Management Policy of FIPG, Inc. Additionally, all students and key volunteers
shall annually receive a copy of the Risk Management Policy and a copy of the policy
shall be available on the fraternity website.
For more information on each Greek Council please visit:
National Interfraternity Council:
National Panhellenic Conference:
National Pan-Hellenic Council: