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Statement of Relationship Greek Organizations
Adopted August 2, 2002

I. Statement of Relationship between Rowan University and the Greek Community:

Rowan University recognizes the Greek Community as an integral part of the institution’s educational mission. The fraternities and sororities share responsibility with Rowan University in facilitating the learning process for students and cultivating an environment that enriches the educational experience.

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II. Mission of Greek Organization

The mission of the Greek Community at Rowan University is to encourage and promote intellectual curiosity through academic achievement and to develop the personal and social skills of students by providing leadership opportunities through self-governance. In addition, the Greek Community strives to promote service through the University’s co-curricular programs and through community involvement. The co-curriculum, established by Rowan University ’s Mission Statement on student development, promotes growth toward attitudinal and ethical development; and, responsibility to self and others through active participation in the betterment of the campus and larger community. The Greek Community is expected to plan its activities with the academic and co-curricular mission of the University in mind.

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III. Definition of the Greek Commuinity:

The Greek Community at Rowan University is defined as, national or international social or service Greek voluntary associations, which meet all the following criteria:

1. The sponsoring bodies are legal corporations.

2. They have organizational goals that are social/service/fraternal rather than honorary, professional, religious or political. The emphasis of these groups is the personal development of members. Membership in more than one such fraternal organization at once is not permitted.

3. They may select members according to subjective criteria consistent with the nondiscriminatory policies of the University. They may be entitled to single sex membership if they meet the provision of Section 86.14 of the regulations promulgated under title IX of the U.S. Education Act Amendment of 1972.

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IV.Procedures for Social Greek Organizations:

The procedures for Greek Organizations recognized by the IFC, IGC, NPC, or NPHC are outlined in the Greek Handbook.

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V. Property Recognition:

Rowan University DOES NOT recognize the dwellings of members of Greek Organizations as “Fraternity/Sorority Houses”.

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VI. Support for Greek Life:

The Greek Community is an integral part of the co-curricular experience at Rowan University ; it is thereby afforded certain privileges. These privileges are given to those recognized Greek Organizations in good standing with Rowan University , the Greek Life Staff, the Inter-Greek Council, the Panhellenic Association, Inter-fraternal Council, or National Pan-Hellenic Council and include the opportunity to:

1. Participate as a group in various campus activities and programs.

2. Use University facilities, equipment and services according to prescribed policies and procedures.

3. Be included in certain University/student publications according to University policies and procedures.

4. Be eligible for awards and honors presented to student organizations and its members according to University and Greek Life policies and procedures.

5. Have access to grade information for members and prospective members according to the University policies and procedures.

6. Secure an organization mailbox in the SGA office and utilize services provided by this office.

7. Display flyers, posters and banners in approved areas around campus in accordance with the Greek Life Staff and University policies and procedures.

8. Choose members in accordance with state and federal regulations and respective National/International fraternity and sorority policies.

9. Be self-governing in accordance with established University policy, state and federal regulations and National/International fraternity policies.

12. Sponsor events as a recognized student organization.

13. Utilize Greek Life Staff advisory support and assistance

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VII. Indemnification Clause:

The Social Greek Letter organization shall defend, indemnify and hold the University, its officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, expense, including reasonable attorney fees, or claims for injury or damages arising out of the performance of any obligation or responsibility referenced in this Relationship Statement, but only in proportion to and to the extent such liability, loss, expense, attorney s fees, or claims for injury or damages are caused by or as a result of the negligent or intentional acts or omissions of the organization, its officers, agents employees or members.


VIII. Disclaimer:

The Greek Life Staff reserves the right to change, adjust or alter any policies, procedures or regulations within the Greek Life Handbook and anything related to Greek Life at Rowan University if deemed appropriate and/or in the best interest of the Rowan University Community.

I _________________________________________recognize and understand the information in this document. My organization,_____________________________ , will abide by and be in compliance with any and all policies establish by Rowan University and Greek Affairs.

X ______________________________________

George Brelsford
Assistant Vice President for Residence Life and Student Programs

Keith Wenrich
Assistant Director of the Recreation Center

Chris DeMayo
Graduate Coordinator for Greek Life




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