Membership development is the lifeblood of Fraternities and Sororities. For chapters to survive, they must continually recruit new members and provide ongoing development for their active members. It is the charge of Fraternity and Sorority organizations to enhance the experience of new/prospective members and current members by providing on-going membership education and utilizing a values-based ritual program.
Chapters are required to:
1. Have all new and active members be currently enrolled as Oregon State University students.
2. Report 100% of all members and new members on the approved reporting system offered through the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life.
3. Ensure all new member/membership intake activities reflect the values and policies of OSU and the fraternity/sorority community.
4. Prohibit alcohol at recruitment events, new member/pledge/associate/neophyte programs, activities or ritual events and ensure these events are facilitated in accordance with community and inter/national organization policies and values.
5. Prohibit all forms of hazing and provide a hazing prevention training to all chapter executive board membership (must include the chapter president, standards board chair, risk manager, new member educator, and social chair). Following the training, executive board membership will provide peer-led hazing prevention education, including established OSU learning outcomes, to 80% of chapter membership during the academic year.
6. Complete and submit a membership intake form each term if the chapter conducts membership intake.
7. Require all new members to attend the annual governing council sponsored new member orientation program.
8. Promote on-campus resources regarding mental health to chapter members and conduct or participate in one program, workshop, activity, or other engagement annually during the academic year focused on positive mental health.
Oregon State University will provide the following support:
1. Access to OSU directory contact information about incoming students for recruitment and promotion purposes.
2. Access to the START summer orientation program via participation in a Memorandum of Understanding with New Student Programs & Family Outreach.
3. A confidential hazing reporting mechanism.
4. Opportunities for members to develop skills through collaboration, workshops, and training.
5. Co-host the governing council sponsored new member orientation program(s) annually for all new members to attend.
How do I schedule workshops?
The Hazing Prevention workshop will be coordinated by the CFSL for your chapter leadership. It is your responsibility to educate your chapter on the information received from the Hazing Prevention workshop.
i. CGC/MGC/NPHC – Hosted during your council’s ‘burst’ session in the fall term.
ii. IFC/PHC - You will receive an email with instructions on how to register for a spring or fall term program.
Hazing Prevention Workshop Make-Up Program Instructions