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          Cornell University
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs
      541 Willard Straight Hall
       Ithaca, New York 14853
           (607) 255-2310
         greeks@cornell.edu
     http://greeks.cornell.edu/
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                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

       INTRODUCTION
            A.   Statement from the 2010 Council Presidents
            B.   Vision, Mission, Services
            C.   Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Staff
            D.   Fraternity & Sorority Community Core Principles

       RIGHTS
            1.0         Judicial Policy
                              1.1    Philosophy
                              1.2    Jurisdiction
                              1.3    Fraternity & Sorority Judicial Process

       RESPONSIBILITIES
            2.0  Event Management Guidelines
                              2.1    About
                              2.2    Purpose
                              2.3    Basic Overview
                              2.4    Expectations and Guidelines
                              2.5    Education and Training
                              2.6    Measurement and Enforcement
                              2.7    Consequences and Sanctions
                              2.8    Local and NYS Laws and University Policy
              3.0       Recognition Policy
                              3.1    Recognition Policy for Fraternities & Sororities
              4.0       New Member Education/Membership Intake Policies
                              4.1    Introduction
                              4.2    Expectations for Membership
                              4.3    Hazing
                              4.4    MGLC Membership Intake

       REQUIREMENTS
            5.0 Code Compliance
                              5.1    Code of Compliance
                              5.2    Use Permits
                              5.3    Certificate of Liability
              6.0       Bursar Procedures
              7.0       Roster Guidelines
              8.0       Requirements List

       RESOURCES
            9.0  Events Calendar
            10.0 Council Resolutions
                              10.1   Interfraternity Council
                              10.2   Multicultural Greek Letter Council
                              10.3   Panhellenic Council




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INTRODUCTION

                          "Cornell's Greek community is among the best in the nation. There is no
                          better example of student organizations that work to enhance their
                          member’s collegiate experience. The leadership, self-governance, integrity,
                          and interpersonal skills that are developed, combined with the outside of
                          the classroom educational experiences such as community service
                          opportunities is what makes belonging so special. We will continue to
                          strive towards becoming an example of excellence, and play our part in
                          defining the next evolution of Greek life."




                          Message from Associate Dean Travis Apgar




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A.     STATEMENTS FROM THE COUNCIL PRESIDENTS

                            Welcome to Cornell University's Greek community. Since the University's early
                            days, the Interfraternity Council has played an integral part in the college
                            experience of generations of Cornellians. By emphasizing a commitment to the
                            highest standards of leadership, scholarship and integrity, the IFC works to
                            positively impact the Cornell campus and larger Ithaca community.

                            The 42 IFC chapters on campus represent men from all areas of student life and
                            are leaders in countless campus organizations. The contributions of the IFC have
                            helped make Cornell's Greek Community one of the most successful Greek systems
                            in the nation. We believe that there is a place for anyone in our system, and we
                            are committed to protecting the values of brotherhood for years to come. I look
                            forward to working with you and making the IFC a stronger community.
     Allen Miller ‘11
     2010 Interfraternity
      Council President


                            Cornell University has long been a place for innovation and change within Greek
                            life by serving as the origin of the first African American based fraternity, the
                            birthplace of several Latino based fraternities and sororities' Alpha chapters, and
                            the driving force of the Asian/Asian American Greek life movement.

                            Today, the Multicultural Greek Letter Council, represents 16 multicultural letter
                            organizations and continues a tradition of innovation and excellence through
                            cultural awareness, heritage, and programming, a sense of unity and community,
                            and a strive for scholarship and leadership development.

                            As you embark on this new journey as a proud MGLC Greek, I hope to see you
                            proudly represent your letters, our council, and our Greek community, and I look
  Evelyn Ambriz ‘11         forward to working with you to continue our system's trajectory of excellence by
 2010 Multicultural Greek   pushing ourselves to make our council and community the best it can possibly be.
 Letter Council President


                            This past year the Panhellenic Council has continued to make important
                            improvements that continue to align with our values of scholarship, philanthropy,
                            and leadership development. As the largest women’s organization on campus, the
                            Panhellenic Council is a superior network of women that offers guidance and a
                            sense of community to all of its members.

                            Our 11 chapters represent women from a broad range of the Cornell community
                            who are also involved. The success of our women and our chapters, along with
                            our dedication to the perfection of our self-governing system has helped make the
                            Cornell Greek System one of the best in the country, and we will continue to strive
                            to develop and represent this exemplary community.


    Nora Allen ‘11
 2010 Panhellenic Council
        President

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B.       VISION, MISSION, SERVICES

VISION
     □    To promote learning through self-governance, leadership, and service

MISSION
     □    To work collectively to achieve our goals and to foster a positive relationship among students, faculty, staff, and
          alumni/ae
     □    To afford students practical experience in organizational leadership and facility management
     □    To provide a safe and pleasant physical environment that supports learning
     □    To celebrate and respect differences in our community
     □    To encourage support for community standards, self-governance, and social responsibility

SERVICES
     Leadership Development and Educational Programming
          □   Oversee chapter goal setting and evaluate chapter implementation of the strategic plan
          □   Launch Residential Initiative in the Greek community: Creating Chapters of Excellence Model
          □   Plan and implement training and leadership seminars for student officers, new members, and general
              membership
          □   Promote community service within the system-conduct ~40,000 hours annually, raise ~$130,000 for charity
          □   Plan and implement Delta Series for new members
          □   Oversee judicial process for chapter violations (40-60 cases resolved each year)

          Advisement
          □   Assist chapters in integrating the academic and co-curricular aspects of fraternity and sorority life
          □   Advise IFC, MGLC, and PA in governing the fraternity and sorority system
          □   Advise over 60 chapters, which include 30% of the student population (~3,500 students); 54 chapters
              housing ~l,500 students, over 500 are housed in the 16 University-owned properties

          Database Management
          □   Maintain database and report on chapter grade ranking and new member class grades
          □   Maintain rosters and signed anti-hazing contracts for each new member
          □   Oversee chapter compliance with liability insurance requirements, certificate of compliance deadlines, and
              annual occupancy rating
          □   Maintain housing contracts and keys for each resident living in a University-owned Greek facility

          Event Management
          □   Co-coordinate recruitment activities for over 1,000 students annually
          □   Register 15 social events weekly
          □   Co-coordinate events such as Homecoming, Faculty Reception, A.D. White Leadership Conference, Awards
              Ceremony

          External Relations
          □   Serve as liaison to chapters’ house corporation boards, alumni advisory boards, and national organizations
          □   Raise funds for overall Greek-life initiatives and facilitate chapter-building campaigns
          □   Serve as liaison to Alumni Interfraternity Council and Alumnae Panhellenic Advisory Council
          □   Coordinate Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council meetings
          □   Host alumni outreach campaigns such as regional and campus visit meetings

          Facility/Financial
          □   Coordinate facility maintenance and fire-safety inspections of University-owned properties
          □   Assist student leaders in financial management of University-owned properties
          □   Oversee coordination and implementation of major renovations to University-owned properties
          □   Facilitate building campaigns for private and University-owned houses


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C.   OFSA STAFF

            Travis Apgar - Associate Dean of Students
            538 WSH - Phone: 255-2310 - email: tta4@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Oversee the coordination and implementation of training, planning
                   and program development for students and alumni, coordinate, integrate, and manage all university
                   resources (facilities, finances and public affairs) and activities to support coherent programs for
                   Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, coordinate and support the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council,
                   develop and implement strategies for crisis intervention and chapter management, receive,
                   investigate and resolve complaints against chapters, cultivate alumni support and leadership for the
                   fraternity and sorority community.



            Patty Case - Executive Staff Assistant
            536 WSH - Phone: 255-5430 - email: pac25@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Provide office management and programmatic support to the Office
                   of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Advise students on social event registration and train student
                   social chairs and risk management chairs in the Greek system. Provides support for the Greek
                   Judicial Board. Manage departmental budget and gift accounts. Support Trustee and alumni-led
                   Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Committee.



            Denise Thompson - Administrative Assistant
            540 WSH - Phone: 255-2310 – email: dmt29@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Provide administrative support to the staff in the Office of Fraternity
                   and Sorority Affairs (OFSA). Advise students on social event registration and provide individual
                   training for social and risk management chairs in the Greek system. Responsible for data
                   management of Chapter rosters, compliance with liability insurance and local municipality codes,
                   office and council requirements. Produce bi-weekly data reports to staff and alumni.


            Laura Sanders – Assistant Dean of Students
            529 WSH - Phone 255-3346 - email: lew76@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Serve as an advisor to the Panhellenic Council. Responsible for the
                   advisement of university recognized fraternities and sororities primarily related to student officer
                   training and leadership development. Develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs and
                   services for the fraternity/sorority system. Co-plan and oversee large-scale events. Advise students
                   in managing their programming budget.



            Jarrod Cruz - Assistant Dean of Students
            533 WSH - Phone: 254-7491 - email: jnc54@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Serve as an advisor to the Multicultural Greek Letter Council.
                   Responsible for the advisement of university recognized fraternities and sororities. Develop,
                   implement, and evaluate educational programs and services for the fraternity/sorority system. Co-
                   plan and oversee large-scale events. Advise students in managing their programming budget.



            Kara Miller - Assistant Dean of Students
            539 WSH - Phone: 255-2910 - email: ksm39@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Serve as an advisor to the Interfraternity Council and Order of
                   Omega. Responsible for the advisement of university recognized fraternities and sororities. Develop,
                   implement, and evaluate educational programs and services for the fraternity/sorority system. Co-
                   plan and oversee large-scale events.

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            Dale Williams – Assistant Dean of Students, Facilities and Financial Management
            535 WSH - Phone: 254-5014 - email: dlw5@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Train alumni and undergraduate officers in financial management,
                   develop long-term facility/financial plans and assist alumni with implementation, provide budget
                   development and support to University-owned chapters, review and analyze chapter financial status
                   and make policy recommendations, maintain data and documents related to rosters, student room
                   contracts, grades, financial reports, and housing policy.



            Tony Pesco – Human Ecology Facilities Coordinator & OFSA Facilities Coordinator
            532 WSH - Phone: 254-4819 - email: ap46@cornell.edu
                 General responsibilities include: Assist alumni with establishing facility priorities and long-term facility
                 plans, coordinate life safety inspections, and conduct maintenance inspections. Train alumni and
                 chapter officers in facility management, coordinate capital projects, serve as liaison to Facilities
                 Management.



            Mike Aiken – Facilities Temp
            534 WSH – Phone: 255-1242 – email: mla39@cornell.edu
                   General responsibilities include: Assist facilities coordinator by assisting alumni with establishing
                   facility priorities and long-term facility plans, coordinate life safety inspections, and conduct
                   maintenance inspections. Train alumni and chapter officers in facility management, coordinate
                   capital projects, serve as liaison to Facilities Management.




            Christine Applegate – Kitchen Safety & Sanitation
            e-mail: ninibob@frontiernet.net
                   General responsibilities include: Train alumni and chapter cooks and house stewards on ServSafe
                   certification in additional to other responsibilities.




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D.       FRATERNITY & SORORITY COMMUNITY CORE PRINCIPLES

The Core principles of the Greek System at Cornell are:

      I. Alignment of Values
         Chapters and members will continuously strive to operate in consistent alignment with University and
         respective organizational founding values, missions, and objectives.

     II. Academic Excellence
         Chapters encourage academic excellence for all members and promote an environment supportive of
         intellectual and personal development.

 III. Respect for New Members and Initiates
      Chapters will maintain programs of member education that are designed to enhance individual
      development, encourage participation in University and Community activities, and provide opportunities
      for leadership.

  IV. Commitment to Service
      The Greek community will develop and lead out-of-classroom learning opportunities through active
      community service and philanthropy activities.

     V. Social Responsibility
        The Greek system has contributed to traditions at Cornell University since its founding. Its place in
        offering residential alternatives and hosting social activities must continue as safe, mature settings.
        Greeks will not condone the harmful use of alcohol or controlled substances by its members or guests
        and will not tolerate disrespectful treatment of any person.

  VI. Promote Citizenship and Inclusivity
      Chapters, like the University, value diversity and inclusiveness and are committed to remain relevant.

 VII. Self-Governance
      The Greek Community allows Chapters to exercise the privileges of self-governance in a responsible
      manner at all times.

VIII. Leadership Development
      Each chapter acknowledges its responsibility to provide leadership development opportunities to all
      members of the organization.

  IX. Healthy Living-Learning Environments
      Chapters agree to create, promote, and maintain a healthy, safe, and responsible residential
      environment when applicable.

     X. Life-Long Relationships and Affinity
        Chapter undergraduates and alumni recognize the importance and value of building and sustaining the
        life-long, personal and organizational benefits founded in fraternal membership.




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1.0 JUDICIAL POLICY

                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

       1.1     Philosophy
       1.2     Jurisdiction
       1.3     Fraternity & Sorority Judicial Process
                        1.3.A   Judicial Complaint
                        1.3.B   Chapter Notification
                        1.3.C   Interim Suspension
                        1.3.D   Resolving the Complaint
                        1.3.E   Roles of Judicial Chairs, Recorders and Administrators
                        1.3.F   Sanctions
                        1.3.G   Appeals Procedures
                        1.3.H   Disciplinary Records

1.1    PHILOSOPHY
The Cornell University Greek community is committed to cultivating the intellectual, social, and ethical
development of our members in an environment of freedom with responsibility. One key component of
student development is experiential learning; thus, student self-governance is the cornerstone of the Greek
Judicial System. The Greek Judicial System parallels the University Judicial System and the Campus Code of
Conduct, which is the policy that:
    1) enumerates the general principles upon which the Cornell Judicial System operates,
    2) provides guidance to the administrators of the judicial system, and
    3) enunciates policy related to membership expectations.

The University Judicial System responds to violations of the Campus Code of Conduct by an individual or
student organization. The Greek Judicial System responds to a recognized fraternity’s or sorority’s
violations of The Fraternity and Sorority Expectations for Membership, The Strategic Plan, The
Fraternity and Sorority Event Management Guidelines, The Anti-hazing Policy, and any other
related Greek policies. The Fraternity and Sorority Expectations for Membership outline the behavior that is
expected of all members in the Greek system. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs will advise the
Multicultural Greek Letter Council, Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic Association in the adjudication of
violations of Greek policies. In the event that allegations of chapter misconduct violate the University’s
Recognition Policy for Fraternities and Sororities, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (OFSA) may
choose to resolve the matter independent of the governing council’s process. However, the goal of the Greek
judicial system is for the OFSA to advise a student-led adjudication of policy violations and chapter
misconduct.

The advantage of a student-centered judicial process lies in the ability of its members to influence the
attitudes and subsequent behavior of their peers through a formal judicial proceeding. These procedures have
been developed to promote fairness in resolution of fraternity and sorority disciplinary matters. Fraternity and
Sorority Judicial Board proceedings are administrative in nature and are held independent of any criminal
and/or civil proceedings that may be concurrently in process. The conduct in question may be simultaneously
in violation of federal, state or local laws. Notification of such violations will not modify the need to adjudicate
the alleged misconduct through the Fraternity and Sorority Judicial System. The discipline of students within
the University community is primarily a part of the educational process.



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The goals of the Greek judicial process are to compel chapters and their members to adhere to the Fraternity
and Sorority Expectations for Membership, other Greek policies, University Policies, New York State Law, to
resolve conflicts within the Greek community, and to improve the public image of the Greek system by
promoting high standards of conduct.

Neither the Cornell University Recognition Policy nor anything in these procedures is intended in any way to
alter the legal relationship between Cornell and fraternities and sororities. Each fraternity and sorority is, and
remains, an independent legal entity responsible for its own actions and for meeting its own legal duties and
obligations.

1.2     JURISDICTION
Through the Strategic Plan, the Multicultural Greek-Letter Council, Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic
Association (MGLC, IFC, and PHC) will have jurisdiction over all member fraternities and sororities to enforce
Greek policies and University rules and regulations, and to maintain appropriate standards of conduct.
Charges of misconduct by fraternity or sorority chapters are referred to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority
Affairs, to be forwarded to the appropriate process for resolution. Charges of misconduct are resolved in one
of three ways:
    1) a student-led Greek Judicial Board hearing,
    2) an informal resolution meeting, suggested to the Associate Dean of Students (or his/her designee) by
        the governing council leadership, or
    3) a Chapter Review Board meeting, initiated by the Associate Dean of Students in accordance with the
        University's Fraternity and Sorority Recognition Policy.

Even though the aggrieved party may not desire that formal disciplinary action be taken, the matter will be
resolved through one of these means. Action taken or pending by a chapter's internal judicial body, the
national/international office, or by the University Judicial Administrator may run concurrently with the action of
the Associate Dean of Students; one type of judicial action does not necessarily affect or preclude the other.

Cases may be resolved informally through mediation with the Associate Dean of Students (or his/her designee)
or through a Board hearing. If the Associate Dean of Students feels that a hearing is in the best interests of
the Greek system or the University, the case may be referred to the Greek Judicial Board even though the
aggrieved party may not desire that formal disciplinary action be taken. Actions taken or pending by a
chapter’s internal judicial body, the national/ international office or the chapter, or by the State of New York
Court System will not necessarily affect the determination of whether or not a case is referred to the Greek
Judicial Board, Chapter Review Board or to the University Judicial Administrator. The actions taken by other
bodies may, however, be considered as a mitigating factor in determining how the Greek Judicial Board will
handle a particular case.

In the event that a serious violation of one or more of the Greek policies has occurred, where a possible
outcome of the judicial process may be to remove the chapter’s recognition at Cornell University, the Associate
Dean of Students reserves the right to involve/refer the matter to the Vice President for Student and Academic
Services or his/her designee(s).

1.3     FRATERNITY AND SORORITY JUDICIAL PROCESS

   A.      Judicial Complaint
           The Associate Dean of Students for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (“Associate Dean”) or another
           member of the community may lodge a complaint with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
           (OFSA) against a chapter by completing a Judicial Complaint Form, outlining the alleged violation(s)
           of policy/ies (The Fraternity and Sorority Expectations for Membership, The Recognition Policy for
           Fraternities and Sororities, The Strategic Plan, The Fraternity and Sorority Event Management
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          Guidelines, The Anti-hazing Policy, and any other related Greek policies). In addition, the complaint
          should include, but is not limited to the following: a summary of the incident leading to the
          charges, a description of the alleged misconduct, date, time, place, organization involved, number
          of participants, estimated damage, and witnesses.

   B.     Chapter Notification
          a. The Associate Dean or Vice President for Judicial from the respective governing council will
             notify the accused chapter via the chapter president and apprise the chapter of the charges.
             The Associate Dean (or his/her designee) will consult with the Vice President for Judicial from
             the respective governing council to determine if the judicial matter will be resolved through an
             informal resolution meeting or Greek Judicial Board hearing. In the event that a serious
             violation of one or more of the Greek policies has occurred, where the misconduct
             may result in removal of the chapter’s recognition at Cornell University, the
             Associate Dean reserves the right to schedule a Chapter Review Meeting or to refer
             the matter directly to the Vice President for Student and Academic Affairs or his/her
             designee(s).

          b. If a case is referred to the Greek Judicial Board, the Vice President for Judicial from the
             respective governing council will arrange a time and place for the hearing. Notice of a Greek
             Judicial Board hearing should normally be given in writing or by e-mail to all parties involved at
             least 72 hours prior to the hearing. The notice to the President of the chapter charged with
             misconduct should include a brief, but clear, description of the alleged offense and the time and
             location of the hearing.

   C.     Interim Suspension
          As a general rule, the status of an accused chapter will not change while a case is pending against
          it. However, the Associate Dean reserves the right to temporarily suspend activities, including but
          not limited to new member and social activities, of an accused chapter whenever necessary to
          promote the best interest of the accused chapter and the University. The Associate Dean, or
          his/her designee, will notify the chapter president if such action is necessary.

   D.     Resolving the Complaint
          a. Informal Resolution
             The informal resolution is a meeting with the chapter president, the Associate Dean (or his/her
             designee), and may include the Vice President for Judicial from the respective governing council
             to review all evidence and to question the chapter president about the judicial matter in order
             to determine the facts, and if necessary, impose sanctions. An informal resolution implies that
             the parties will resolve the matter through discussion and agree upon an outcome. If an
             agreement is reached, the Associate Dean and Vice President for Judicial will confirm the
             informal resolution in writing and provide a copy to the chapter president. The chapter may
             rescind its agreement within forty-eight (48) hours of receiving the decision in writing and the
             matter will then be referred to the Greek Judicial Board.

          b. Chapter Review Board
             A Chapter Review Board is a meeting with the chapter president, Associate Dean, Assistant
             Dean of Students, the president and vice president for judicial from the respective governing
             council, and may include the Dean of Students, alumni advisors, and representatives from the
             Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council. The purpose of the meeting is to review the chapter’s
             history of misconduct, including any current allegations of misconduct, the overall health of the
             organization, and the organization’s ability to comply with local, State, University and Greek
             policies. The goal of a chapter review meeting is to determine the chapter’s status with the

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              University and conditions for continued University recognition. A chapter may appeal the
              Review Board’s decision to the Vice President for Student and Academic Services or his/her
              designee.

          c. Greek Judicial Board
                 i. There will be one student Greek Judicial Board designated for the Greek system.
                    Each of the governing councils (IFC, MGLC and PHC) will select a pool of members from
                    their community to serve on the Greek Judicial Board and to resolve cases of chapter
                    misconduct. Interested candidates will forward a letter of intent to the VP Judicial of
                    their respective council following council executive board elections each year. The VP
                    Judicial from each council will spearhead a review of interested candidates and the most
                    qualified applicants will be selected to serve on the board.

                        The IFC, MGLC and PHC should recruit at least four (4) students per council to serve on
                        the Greek Judicial Board throughout the year. The Associate Dean (or his/her designee)
                        may assist the governing council VP Judicial in selecting board members through
                        application and review.

                  ii. For each case referred to the Greek Judicial Board, a panel of five (5) board members
                      and one (1) Chair will be selected to hear the case from the pool of students recruited
                      by each governing council. The composition of the Board will vary depending upon the
                      case at hand. The Vice President of Judicial Affairs for the respective council will Chair
                      the hearing, and three (3) members from the respective council’s pool of board
                      members, and one (1) member from each of the remaining two councils will be
                      selected. For example, if an IFC chapter is accused of violating a policy, the case will be
                      heard by a Board composed of the following: the IFC Judicial Chair, three members from
                      the IFC pool of board members, and one member from both the PA and MGLC pool of
                      board members to comprise a panel of five (5) Greek Judicial Board members and one
                      (1) Chair. A board member will not be permitted to hear a case related to his/her
                      chapter. In the event that a Chair’s chapter is accused of misconduct, that Chair will
                      step down and one of the other two Chairs will step in to hear the case.

                 iii. The Greek Judicial Board will meet weekly with the Associate Dean (or his/her
                      designee). Under the Associate Dean’s advisement, the board will undergo training,
                      review judicial activity, and resolve cases of chapter misconduct.

                 iv. The Chair of the Board will rotate depending upon the case at hand. The IFC, MGLC,
                     PHC Vice President of Judicial Affairs, hereafter referred to as “Judicial Chair”, will chair
                     hearings that involve an organization of his/her respective council. In the event that
                     the Judicial Chair’s chapter is accused or the Judicial Chair is unable to preside, a Judicial
                     Chair from another council will preside over the hearing.

                  v. The Greek Judicial Board shall appoint one Recorder for the year to take the minutes of
                     proceedings and to draft the Board’s written decision, which includes the findings of
                     fact, rationale for the Board’s decision, and the outcome of the hearing. The Recorder is
                     responsible for consulting with the Associate Dean (or his/her designee) related to the
                     Board’s decision and emailing this information to the Associate Dean and Judicial Chair
                     within 48 hours. Also, the Recorder will update the judicial summary of the Board’s
                     decisions on a monthly basis and forward it to the OFSA.




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                 vi. Following consultation with the Associate Dean, the Recorder will email the Board’s
                     decision to the chapter president of the accused chapter within fifteen (15) days of a
                     hearing and copy related parties (e.g. the chapter advisor, national headquarters, Dean
                     of Students, the complainant, and the Judicial Administrator).

                vii. Board members must be initiated, dues-paying members of their chapters for at
                     least two semesters, and must be registered Cornell undergraduate students.
                     Members of a chapter that is not recognized by the University are ineligible. No more
                     than one representative from any one chapter shall serve as Board members at any
                     given time.

                viii. In the event that a Board member ceases to be a registered student of Cornell
                      University, ceases to be an initiated, undergraduate, dues paying member of his/her
                      chapter, or if his/her chapter is placed on suspension or loses recognition, the member
                      shall resign his/her board position. The Judicial Chair of the respective Council shall
                      appoint qualified applicants in the event a vacancy arises.

          d. Greek Appeals Board
             The Greek Appeals Board is composed of six (6) members and advised by the Dean of
             Students. The three presidents of the governing councils (IFC, MGLC, PHC) and three
             representatives from the appealing chapter’s governing council, which totals six (6) Appeals
             Board members. The Chair may be the council president of the appealing chapter’s respective
             council or a Vice President for Judicial who was not involved in the original Greek Judicial Board
             hearing. The Recorder shall take minutes for proceedings, draft the Board’s findings, rationale,
             and prepare the written decision. In addition, the Recorder is responsible for emailing the
             decision to the Dean of Students or his/her designee within forty-eight (48) hours of the
             Board’s decision. Following consultation with the Chair of the Board and the Dean of Students,
             the Recorder will forward the decision to the chapter president of the accused chapter within
             fifteen (15) days of a hearing.

          e. Hearing Process for the Greek Judicial Board
                i. The purpose of the hearing is to provide the opportunity for complainants and accused
                    chapters to present all relevant testimony and evidence with regard to the alleged
                    violations of Greek-related policies. It is the responsibility of the hearing board to
                    consider impartially all relevant testimony and evidence, determine the facts, and (if a
                    violation is found) impose appropriate sanctions. University officials, as outlined in
                    Section V (Roles of Judicial Chairs and Administrators), are consulted regarding
                    decisions of the respective hearing boards.

                  ii. Judicial System hearings are administrative, rather than criminal or civil, in nature. The
                      strict rules of evidence do not apply, and the Board shall endeavor to evaluate all of the
                      relevant facts of a given case.




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                 iii. The agenda for a typical hearing includes:
                         1.    Introductions
                         2.    Review of the judicial process.
                         3.    Explanation of the charges.
                         4.    Presentation of evidence and testimony against the chapter by the Judicial Chair.
                         5.    Presentation of evidence and testimony of witnesses on behalf of the accused and
                               complainant.
                         6.    The hearing board members may ask questions at anytime subject to limitations of
                               relevance, as determined by the Chairperson. The parties may ask questions indirectly
                               through the board Chairperson subject to reasonableness and relevance, as
                               determined by the Chairperson.
                         7.    Concluding statements by the spokespersons for the parties involved.
                         8.    Deliberations in closed session by Board members.
                         9.    Announcement of preliminary decision.
                         10.   Consultation with the Associate Dean (or his/her designee) or Dean of Students (for
                               Appeals).

                 iv. The agenda may be modified at the discretion of the Chair.

                  v. During the questioning of witnesses, a person must be recognized by the Chairperson
                     before a question may be asked. Normally, the Chairperson will permit committee
                     members to ask their questions first. The president of the fraternity or sorority charged
                     with misconduct has the right to examine all evidence during the hearing, including all
                     written documentation presented to the Board.

                 vi. Greek Judicial System hearings are closed to persons not directly related to the case.
                     The results of hearings may be shared within the University with other faculty, staff,
                     students, or administrators or their agents or representatives, where such disclosure
                     serves a legitimate educational purpose. The Greek Judicial System aims to
                     promote a safe fraternity and sorority community that promotes student
                     health and well-being. Therefore, the Greek community supports a “Sunshine
                     Policy” related to chapter misconduct that exhibits hazing and/or a threat or
                     disregard for students’ mental and physical health and safety. Such violations
                     that result in a sanction will be publicly disclosed. In addition, the results of hearings are
                     subject to subpoena by appropriate civil and criminal court authorities. The University
                     reserves the right to correct any misinformation with regard to Greek Judicial System
                     actions that may be circulated in the media when the well being of the community so
                     requires. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs will publish data related to the
                     activity of the Greek Judicial System on a periodic basis without disclosure of names or
                     other personal identifiers. Given the public notoriety that is often associated with
                     misconduct by Greek organizations, the University cannot and does not promise that
                     such data will always preserve the anonymity of chapters or individuals involved.

                vii. Complainants, accused chapters, and the respective hearing boards, are the principal
                     participants in the Greek Judicial System proceedings. All parties are expected to be
                     discrete given judicial system proceedings are closed. The outcome of judicial
                     proceedings may be shared within the University with other faculty, staff, students or
                     administrators or their agents or representatives, where such disclosures serve a
                     legitimate educational purpose.




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                viii. The Greek Judicial System supports a self-governed student community, and as such is
                      a student-centered judicial process. Advisors, and attorneys when applicable, have no
                      standing in the fraternity and sorority judicial system hearings, except to provide advice
                      to their respective parties in a quiet manner. Advisors, and attorneys when applicable,
                      may not actively represent or speak for their respective parties, except at the request of
                      the board Chairperson.

                 ix. If a fraternity or sorority fails to appear at a hearing after being given proper written
                     notice, the evidence in support of the charges shall be presented, considered, and the
                     case adjudicated.

          f. Witnesses
             The Greek Judicial Board may request that fraternity or sorority members appear as witnesses.
             A chapter’s members should normally be served with a notice to appear at least seventy-two
             (72) hours before the scheduled hearing. This notice period, however, may be shortened if
             circumstances warrant.

              Faculty/Staff members, students who are not members of a Greek-letter organization(s), and
              others may be requested to appear as witnesses at hearings. Although witnesses are not
              placed under oath during hearings, every witness is expected to speak the truth. If the judicial
              board has reason to believe that any witness has provided false testimony, the Board may refer
              that individual to the Judicial Administrator. If the Board determines that any member of a
              Greek organization has provided false testimony, the Board may take action against the
              fraternity or sorority.

          g. Standard of Proof and Decisions
             The threshold for determining chapter responsibility for the alleged violation must be
             “preponderance of the evidence”. The strict rules of evidence do not apply, and the Board shall
             endeavor to evaluate all of the relevant facts of a given case. In all cases, the complainant
             shall have the burden of producing a sufficient quantity of evidence to sustain the complaint
             and shall have the burden of persuading the hearing panel that the evidence is sufficiently
             credible to justify a ruling in favor of the complainant.

              A decision of the judicial board will be derived by members coming to consensus about a course
              of action and not by majority rule. The decision must be based upon evidence brought out
              during the hearing. In the case that the judicial board cannot come to consensus, the
              Chairperson shall determine the outcome.

              The Chairperson will consult with the Associate Dean (or his/her designee) regarding the
              outcome of the case, and the Recorder will prepare the written decision. The written decision
              will contain a brief statement of the facts of the case, the outcome imposed, the rationale, and
              the notice of the right to appeal. The Recorder will forward the written decision to the
              Chairperson and the Associate Dean (or his/her designee) within forty-eight (48) hours
              after the decision is made available. All parties will be notified in writing or by e-mail
              within fifteen (15) business days following the Chair’s consultation with the Associate Dean
              (or his/her designee).




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   E.     Roles of Judicial Chairs, Recorders, and Administrators
          a. The responsibilities of the MGLC, IFC, and PHC Judicial Chairs as they pertain to the judicial
             process are to:
                  i. Assist the Associate Dean of Students in investigating reports of alleged misconduct.
                 ii. Assist the Associate Dean of Students in resolving complaints.
                iii. Suggest an informal resolution meeting to the Associate Dean (or his/her designee)
                     when a Judicial Board hearing is not practical or warranted given the nature of the
                     chapter violation.
                iv. Present information to the Greek Judicial Board. Make procedural rulings.
                 v. Be available for presenting information at Appeals Board hearings.
                vi. Coordinate Greek Judicial Board hearings and appeals, including mailing notices,
                     complaints, and findings to the chapter president.
               vii. If the Chair’s chapter is involved in the incident, the judicial responsibilities as they
                     pertain to that case shall be assumed by a Vice President of Judicial from one of the
                     other two councils.
              viii. Approve Judicial Board Minutes.

          b. The role of the Recorder
                 i. Prepare formal complaints regarding chapter misconduct and forward it to the chair of
                    the appropriate governing council for distribution.
                ii. Take minutes during the hearing and prepare a written decision regarding the Board’s
                    findings of fact, the outcome of the hearing, and the rationale for the decision.
               iii. Forward the written decision to the Associate Dean (or his/her designee) and
                    Chairperson within forty-eight (48) hours following the hearing.
               iv. Distribute the final outcome of the hearing to all involved parties within fifteen (15)
                    working days. Advisors, accused chapters and the inter/national organization shall
                    receive copies of the final decision.
                v. Prepare and update a summary of the Greek Judicial Board’s activity and forward it to
                    the OFSA on a monthly basis.
               vi. Notify chapter presidents when a chapter neglects to complete a Greek Judicial Board
                    sanction and indicate that a follow-up hearing and additional sanction may be imposed if
                    the chapter fails to comply with the sanction.

          c. The role of the Associate Dean and his/her designee are to:
                 i. Inform all fraternities and sororities of relevant Greek policies, University regulations and
                    expectations, and applicable local, state, and federal laws.
                ii. Consult with the Vice President for Judicial of the respective council to determine
                    whether a case is to be resolved informally via an administrative meeting, whether it is
                    to be referred to the Greek Judicial Board, or whether it will be forwarded to a Chapter
                    Review Board.
               iii. Investigate all complaints regarding fraternities and sororities.
               iv. Train, assist and advise the Vice President for Judicial in the performance of their
                    responsibilities and consult with the chair of a Greek Judicial Board hearing regarding
                    the Board’s decision. No Greek judicial process, including hearings, may be conducted
                    without the knowledge of the Associate Dean of Students or his/her designee.
                v. The Chair of the Judicial Board will consult with the Associate Dean or his/her designee
                    regarding the Board’s decision. In the event that the chapter has rescinded agreement
                    to an informal resolution, the matter will be referred to the Greek Judicial Board. In the
                    event that a chapter appeals a Greek Judicial Board finding, the matter will be referred
                    to an Appeals Board. In the event that a chapter appeals the findings of the Chapter

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                        Review Board, the matter will be referred to the Vice President for Student and
                        Academic Services.
                  vi.   Advise all chapters regarding the judicial process.
                 vii.   Serve as advisor to the Greek Judicial Board and Chapter Review Board.
                viii.   Maintain appropriate records in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.
                 ix.    Prepare reports as needed by the Dean of Students and/or the Vice President for
                        Student and Academic Services.
                  x.    Assist in dealing with a fraternity or sorority complaints, including the Cornell Police,
                        Campus Life, the Office of the Judicial Administrator, and the Vice President for Student
                        and Academic Services. Refer matters of individual behavior to the University Judicial
                        Administrator.

          d. The role of the Dean of Students and the Vice President for Student and Academic Services or
             his/her designee are outlined below:
                  i. The Dean of Students or his/her designee will advise the Appeals Board process and
                     consult with the Chair of the Appeals Board regarding decisions of the Appeals Board.
                 ii. The Dean of Students and the Vice President for Student and Academic Services reserve
                     the right to be involved in a judicial matter in the event that a serious violation of one or
                     more of the Greek policies has occurred, where a possible outcome of the judicial
                     process may be to remove the chapter’s University Recognition.

   F.     Sanctions
          Below is a list of educational sanctions that the Greek Judicial Board will utilize when determining
          an appropriate outcome for chapter misconduct.

          a. Educational/Remedial
             The primary goal of the Greek Judicial System is educational in nature. The Fraternity and
             Sorority Judicial Board and respective judicial officers may design sanctions that are specific to
             an individual case when it is determined that educational or remedial value may result and the
             interests of the University community are maintained.

          b. Warning
             In instances of less serious deviations from the University norms of conduct, the chapter may
             be formally warned of the possible consequences of continuing such behavior. No other specific
             action is taken unless further misconduct occurs. A “Warning” will remain active in a chapter’s
             disciplinary file for one calendar year.

          c. Social Probation
             This status is applied as a result of a breach of specific event management guidelines. Its
             primary effect is to suspend a privilege related to the nature of the offense and/or restrict
             access to specific campus facilities or programs.

          d. Fine/Restitution
             A fine may be levied to help support educational programs in the Greek community or to
             sponsor an intervention designed for chapter improvement. Restitution may be required for
             chapters that deface or steal property.

          e. Disciplinary Reprimand
             This action is a formal admonition on behalf of the fraternity and sorority community and is
             intended to clearly document in a chapter’s disciplinary file that its behavior has been deemed
             unacceptable.

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          f. Disciplinary Probation
             This action constitutes a change in status where the organization is no longer in good standing,
             but continues to be recognized by the University. The chapter is permitted to retain recognition
             at the University, but under certain stated conditions depending upon the nature of the violation
             and upon the potential learning value that may derive from such a restrictive measure.

          g. Loss of Recognition
             The Associate Dean and the Greek Judicial Board always reserve the right to refer serious
             chapter misconduct to the Vice President for Student and Academic Services or his/her designee
             to review whether the chapter should be allowed to maintain its status as a recognized chapter.
             The Greek Judicial Board can recommend to the Vice President for Student and Academic
             Services that a chapter loses privileges associated with University recognition (Probationary
             Recognition) or that a chapter lose Full Recognition. Such determinations will be made pursuant
             to the Cornell University Recognition Policy for Fraternities and Sororities.

   G.     Appeals Procedures
          a. Period for appeal
             Decisions of the Greek Judicial Board are effective immediately, unless the Office of Fraternity
             and Sorority Affairs has received a written notice of appeal within forty-eight (48) hours after
             the written decision of the Greek Judicial Board is made available.

          b. Basis for appeal
             Appeals must be based on one or more of the following:
                 i. New evidence not reasonably available at the time of the original hearing, the absence
                     of which can be shown to have had produced a fundamentally unfair result.
                ii. Procedural error that can be shown to have produced a fundamentally unfair result.
               iii. Errors in the interpretation of University policy so substantial as to deny either party a
                     fair hearing;
               iv. Grossly inappropriate sanction having no reasonable relationship to the charges.

          c. Procedures
             When an appeal has been filed, the appropriate parties may be requested to respond in writing
             to the matters in question before a decision about the appeal is made. The Associate Dean of
             Students will determine whether the grounds for appeal have been satisfied and whether
             further proceedings are necessary to resolve the appeal.

              Appeals of an informal resolution meeting will be forwarded to the Greek Judicial Board.
              Appeals of the Greek Judicial Board will be forwarded to an Appeals Board, and an appeal of the
              Chapter Review Board will be forwarded to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

              For all appeals, findings of fact will be accepted as determined initially by the hearing board or
              informal resolution meeting unless it is determined that the initial decision was made in an
              arbitrary, capricious, or unfair manner. Decisions related to appeals will be based on written
              submissions and arguments of the accused chapters and the respective person/board that
              heard the case initially.

              The accused chapter shall submit a written argument to the OFSA. The decision of the informal
              resolution, Greek Judicial Board, or Chapter Review Board shall also be submitted in writing to
              the person/board hearing the appeal. A “Recorder” must be selected to take minutes, prepare a
              written decision, the outcome of the appeal, and the rationale for the decision.

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              Appeals Board hearings are held in closed session. The accused chapter and initial hearing
              board will each be given 15 minutes for oral argument. The Recorder shall forward the decision
              to the involved parties within fifteen (15) working days. Advisors, accused chapters, and the
              inter/national fraternity shall receive copies of the final decision. Decisions following the appeals
              process will be final.

   H.     Disciplinary Records
          The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs retains disciplinary files of the Greek Judicial System.
          Disciplinary files may be shared within the University with other faculty, staff, or administrators or
          their agents or representatives where such disclosure serves a legitimate educational purpose, as
          determined by the Associate Dean or his/her designee. The Greek Judicial System aims to
          promote a safe fraternity and sorority community that promotes student health and
          well-being. Therefore, the Greek community supports a “Sunshine Policy” related to
          chapter misconduct that exhibits hazing and/or a threat or disregard for students’
          mental and physical health and safety. Such violations that result in a sanction will be
          publicly disclosed. In addition, the results of hearings are subject to subpoena by appropriate
          civil and criminal court authorities. Disciplinary files are maintained for five (5) years from the
          issuance of a decision in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.




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2.0 EVENT MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

          2.1 About
          2.2 Purpose
          2.3 Basic Overview
          2.4 Expectations & Guidelines
                        2.4.A   Types of Functions Permitted
                        2.4.B   Registering & Advertising Events
                        2.4.C   Rental of Chapter Property to Greek-Letter Organizations
                        2.4.D   Monitoring Events
                        2.4.E   Service of Alcohol & Food

          2.5 Education & Training
                        2.5.A Leadership Training
                        2.5.B Chapter Training

          2.6 Measurement & Enforcement
                        2.6.A   Un-Registered Events
                        2.6.B   Registered Events
                        2.6.C   Underage Drinking
                        2.6.D   New Member Initiation Deadline

          2.7 Consequences & Sanctions
                        2.7.A Sanctions
                        2.7.B Consequences

          2.8 Local and NYS Laws & University Policy
                        2.8.A Medical Amnesty Protocol (MAP) for Fraternity & Sorority Event Management



2.1    ABOUT
The Fraternity and Sorority Event Management Guidelines manual is an educational document intended to
guide individual fraternities and sororities in maintaining recognition under Cornell University’s Recognition
Policy and to suggest risk management practices for social events hosted by independent fraternities and
sororities.

As set forth in the Cornell University Recognition Policy for Fraternities and Sororities, the Recognition
Policy is not intended in any way to alter the legal relationship between Cornell University and fraternities
and sororities. Each fraternity and sorority is, and remains, an independent legal entity responsible for
its own actions and for meeting its own legal duties and obligations.




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2.2 PURPOSE
    To reduce the risk incurred by chapter officers, chapter members, and volunteers when the chapter
     provides alcohol to members and guests through the promotion of safe and responsible behavior.
    To promote compliance with local and state code regulations and laws, University policies (see Section
     2.8 on pages 13-15), the Fraternity and Sorority Community Core Principles, and all Inter/national
     policies.
    To improve the Greek community’s relationship with the rest of the student body, the University
     administration, the Inter/national governing bodies, Ithaca community, and its law enforcement
     agencies.
    To affirm the community’s tradition of and commitment to responsible and innovative self-government.

Since each of the above goals relies on responsible actions by members of individual chapters, Greek
organizations are expected to adopt these event management guidelines.

2.3     BASIC OVERVIEW
The possession, use, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages during an official chapter event, or in any
situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, is expected to be in compliance with any and all applicable
laws and regulations of the state, county, city, university and Inter/national organization. Fraternities and
sororities are expected to conduct their activities in the spirit of social responsibility embodied in this
document. The fraternity and sorority community supports a safe and healthy social environment, which
promotes individual and chapter responsibility. Activities not specifically covered by this resolution, but
which are in violation of its intent, will be subject to review by the Greek Judicial Board.

2.4     EXPECTATIONS & GUIDELINES
The three governing councils promote compliance with local and state code regulations and laws, University
policies, the Fraternity and Sorority Community Core Principles, and all Inter/national policies. Fraternities and
sororities are expected to conduct their functions according to the set of guidelines listed below:

   A.      Types of Functions Permitted
           1. Catered Invite
              These events are invite only, where non-members are in attendance and capacity stays within
              the facility’s maximum occupancy of its assembly space. Catered Invites end at 1 AM.

           2. Non-catered Invite
              These events are invite only, where non-members are in attendance and capacity stays within
              the facility’s maximum occupancy of its assembly space up to a cap of 250 people. Non-catered
              Invites end at 1 AM.

           3. Non-alcoholic Invite
              All non-alcoholic events are invite only, where non-members are in attendance and capacity
              stays within the facility’s maximum occupancy of its assembly space. Non-alcoholic Invites end
              at 1 AM, if not sooner.

           4. Philanthropy
              Philanthropy events at a chapter house are expected to be alcohol-free and registered through
              the OFSA. Philanthropies end at 1 AM, if not sooner.

           5. Afterhours
              These events are held from 1 AM until 4 AM and are alcohol-free. These events are invite only,
              where non-members are in attendance and capacity stays within the facility’s maximum
              occupancy of its assembly space.
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          6. Members Only
             These may include alumni, parent or faculty events. Members Only events end at 1 AM, if not
             sooner.

          7. 1:1 (Limited Non-Catered)
             These may include Monday Night Football or events with a ratio of one member per one guest
             (i.e. formals or date nights) with a cap of 150 people. 1:1s end at 1 AM.

          8. Outdoor events
             Any event hosted on either (1) the physical grounds of a chapter facility; (2) a balcony, patio,
             deck or other covered/uncovered outdoor area of the chapter facility. Outdoor events are by
             invitation only, have a ratio of one member per one guest with a cap of 150 people, and can be
             held between the hours of 12PM – 8PM.

          9. Recruitment Event
             Chapters are able to hold these events in the fall semester after the third (3rd) Monday in
             October. These events are open to members of a chapter and potential new members only. The
             main goal of this event is the recruitment of new members and must be alcohol free. There is a
             cap of 150 people.

          10. Slope Day Events
              Any event hosted in a chapter facility or on the physical grounds of a chapter facility on Slope
              Day. These events may include catered invites, non-catered invites, non-alcoholic events,
              members only, and 1:1. All Slope Day events must include breakfast. The events can occur
              from 9:00 am – 1 pm. No alcohol may be served from 9–10 am. The event must be registered
              with the respective council as well as the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. There must be
              one sober monitor per twenty people present. Sober monitors and chapter presidents must
              attend the Slope Day Summit in preparation for this event. Any Slope Day event after 6pm must
              be registered separately.

          11. Additional Requirements for registering Outdoor events with alcohol:
                    a. Events must be registered with the OFSA 3 weeks prior to the date of the event.
                    b. A security plan for the event is to be delivered to the Interfraternity Council President
                       and Interfraternity Council Vice President for Judicial Affairs three (3) weeks before
                       the date of the event.
                    c. The Interfraternity Council President and Interfraternity Council Vice President for
                       Judicial Affairs must approve the event. When necessary, the Interfraternity Council
                       President and Interfraternity Council Vice President for Judicial Affairs are to consult
                       with University and city officials regarding the logistics of an outdoor event. The
                       Interfraternity Council President and Interfraternity Council Vice President for Judicial
                       Affairs may require that changes be made to the event prior to their approval (i.e.
                       hiring professional security to monitor the event).
                    d. Chapters are required to obtain a noise permit for the event.
                    e. The event area must be fenced in with only 1 entry and exit point.
                    f. No alcohol can be present outside of the approved designated location

   B.     Registering and Advertising Events
          1. Before registering ANY event:
                  a. The chapter must register their organization with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority
                      Affairs at http://rso.cornell.edu/fsa/FSAcharter.php.


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                    b. The chapter President, Social Chair, and Risk Management Chair must attend Event
                       Management Training at the beginning of each semester. In addition, an Event
                       Management Educator (EME) is to deliver a presentation to 65% of each chapter’s
                       membership by the third week of the fall semester. The chapter will not be able to
                       host a social event unless these expectations are met.

                    c. The chapter President and Social Chair must sign and submit the Event Management
                       Agreement form to 541 Willard Straight Hall (go to http://greeks.cornell.edu).

                    d. The chapter President must sign and submit the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC)
                       Agreement form to 541 Willard Straight Hall (go to http://greeks.cornell.edu).

                    e. The chapter needs to have adequate insurance coverage (1 million dollars of primary
                       liability coverage for each occurrence; general aggregate coverage of at least 2 million
                       dollars; and Cornell shall be listed as additional named insured). Chapter insurance
                       status can be checked at http://fsa.dos.cornell.edu/.

                    f.   The chapter needs to be in good judicial standing.

                    g. The chapter and/or provider of the premises are to have a valid: Ithaca Fire
                       Department Operating Permit, Maximum Occupancy Permit for Assembly Space, and
                       Certificate of Compliance (if applicable). Chapter compliance status can be checked at
                       http://fsa.dos.cornell.edu/.

                    h. Prior to hosting a Catered Invite, Non-catered Invite, Afterhours, or 1:1 event the
                       chapter must submit a separate security plan specific to the type of event being
                       registered. Chapters only need to submit applicable plans once a year to 541 Willard
                       Straight Hall. This plan is to include:

                          i. Diagram with location of exits, main entrance with ID station, location of Service
                             Distribution Center, security posts, and exact number of sober monitors. (see example
                             security plan online at http://greeks.cornell.edu)
                         ii. Relief plan to cover posts for sober monitors during breaks and description of identifiers for
                             sober monitors (i.e. specialty clothing such as T-shirts).

                    i.   In the City of Ithaca, a noise permit is recommended for events that feature a live
                         performer or DJ with amplified sound. Chapters must submit their request for a noise
                         permit along with a copy of the approved social registration form (available at 541
                         Willard Straight Hall) to the City of Ithaca, at least one week in advance, in order to
                         receive consideration for approval from the Mayor’s office (download from
                         http://dos.cornell.edu/cms/activities/resources/upload/NoisePermit.pdf) at 108 East
                         Green St., (607) 274-6501. In the Village of Cayuga Heights, there is no noise permit
                         application process. It is prudent, however, to personally inform your neighbors of
                         possible nuisances and make every effort to avoid such nuisances.

                    j.   The chapter needs to register each social event at
                         http://fsa.dos.cornell.edu/FSAevent.php.




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          2. Additional Requirements for Registering Catered Invites:
                   a. In order to host a Catered Invite at a fraternity facility, the sponsor, co-sponsor,
                      and/or provider of the premises must register the event with the Office of Fraternity
                      and Sorority Affairs (http://rso.cornell.edu/fsa/FSAevent.php) at least five (5) weeks
                      prior to the event. This deadline is based on the NYS liquor authority timeline for
                      issuing a liquor license. No exceptions will be made to this deadline.

                    b. Caterers must meet insurance requirements to provide services for Cornell. These
                       businesses are listed at http://risk.cornell.edu/caterer_list.asp.

                          i. Alfredo’s Catering Service
                             Corey Alter, Event Manager
                             315-363-5680

                    c. A liquor license and Special Event Permit from the NYS Liquor Authority is required
                       whenever alcohol is served. Therefore, the following steps must be taken in order to
                       successfully register a Catered Invite:

                           i. A Special Event Permit (go to http://greeks.cornell.edu) form can be received from the
                              OFSA. Complete section 4 and submit to the OFSA IMMEDIATELY AFTER registering the
                              event on line. For section 4, privately-owned chapters must obtain a signature from the
                              landlord (i.e. alumni corporation president). University-owned chapters can obtain a
                              landlord signature from the OFSA.
                          ii. Submit an invitation guest list for the event along with the signed Special Event Permit.
                         iii. The OFSA will submit all forms to the respective caterer (registration form, Special Event
                              Permit, guest list, security plan, certificates of compliance) once all forms have been
                              received.
                         iv. Chapters should remain in constant communication with the caterer throughout the
                              registration process.

                    d. When contracting with a caterer, it is highly recommended that chapters collect a
                       certificate of insurance for all applicable coverage. This includes insurance coverage
                       for liquor liability, general liability, workers compensation, etc.

                    e. Chapters are recommended to be named as additional insured in the catering contract.

                    f.   Overall, it is strongly recommended that chapters consult with their legal counsel when
                         contracting a caterer.

          3. Additional Requirements for Registering Non-Catered Invites:
                   a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA one (1) week prior to the event.
                      This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                      forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                      for registrations submitted past this deadline.

                    b. Chapters are allowed to register a maximum of 3 Non-Catered Invites per semester.

          4. Additional Requirements for Registering Non-alcoholic Invites:
                   a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA one (1) week prior to the event.
                      This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                      forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                      for registrations submitted past this deadline.

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                    b. Events must be non-alcoholic.

          5. Additional Requirements for Registering Philanthropy events.
                   a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA one (1) week prior to the event.
                      This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                      forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                      for registrations submitted past this deadline.

                    b. Must be non-alcoholic. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol
                       distributor, charitable organization or tavern (tavern defined as an establishment
                       generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol) where alcohol is given
                       away, sold or otherwise provided to those present (refer to Event Management
                       Agreement Form online at http://greeks.cornell.edu).

          6. Additional Requirements for Registering Afterhours:
                   a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA one (1) week prior to the event.
                      This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                      forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                      for registrations submitted past this deadline.

                        Example: An Afterhours to be held on a Saturday morning from 1 AM to 4 AM are
                        expected to be registered for that Saturday, not the night before (i.e. Friday).

                    b. Must be non-alcoholic.

          7. Additional Requirements for Registering Member Only events:
                   a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA one (1) week prior to the event.
                      This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                      forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                      for registrations submitted past this deadline.

          8. Additional Requirements for Registering 1:1 events:
                   a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA one (1) week prior to the event.
                      This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                      forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                      for registrations submitted past this deadline.

          9. Additional requirements for registering Outdoor events:
                   a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA one (1) week prior to the event.
                      This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                      forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                      for registrations submitted past this deadline.

                    b. Event must be non-alcoholic. It is against New York State law to serve or consume
                       alcohol outdoors.

                    c. A chapter must inform the OFSA at least two months before any large-scale outdoor or
                       indoor event is planned. This includes but is not limited to concerts.




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          10. Additional requirements for registering Recruitment Events
                    a. Chapters must submit an application to hold a Recruitment event 2 weeks prior to the
                       event taking place to the Interfraternity Council President and Vice President for
                       Recruitment.

                    b. Events must be alcohol free.

          11. Additional requirements for registering Slope Day events:
                    a. Events are expected to be registered with the OFSA two (2) weeks prior to Slope Day.
                       This deadline allows for all registration requirements to be checked and allows time for
                       forms to be resubmitted if necessary. Approval may be given on a case-by-case basis
                       for registrations submitted past this deadline.

                    b. Chapters must also register the Slope Day event with their respective council (IFC,
                       MGLC, or Panhellenic).

                    c. Chapters may only host Slope Day events from 9 am – 1 p.m. Breakfast must be
                       served from 9 – 10 am. No alcohol is allowed to be present from 9 am – 10 am.

                    d. Additionally, there must be one sober monitor per twenty people present. The chapter
                       president and sober monitors must attend the Slope Day Summit.

                    e. The OFSA and the respective council must be informed of any additional
                       circumstances, such as a live band, bounce house, swimming pool, etc.

          12. Additional information regarding registration and advertising:
                    a. Off-campus events are not registered through the OFSA; however, compliance to all
                       event management guidelines, University and Inter/national policy is expected at ALL
                       chapter-sponsored events.

                    b. The only organizations that may sponsor events with alcohol in Greek facilities are
                       fraternities and sororities recognized by IFC, MGLC or PHC.

                    c. No event may be held prior to the first day of classes or after the Monday following
                       the last day of classes. Furthermore, events may not be held until the chapter
                       president, social chair, and risk manager have attended the Event Management
                       Guideline training, which is held at the beginning of the semester.

                    d. Open social events with alcohol are prohibited. Open parties are defined as:

                         i. An alcoholic social function to which non-members are invited by a blanket or open
                            invitation, expressed, or implied;
                        ii. A social function to which non-members are invited through advertising or publicity,
                            including but not limited to signs, t-shirts, posters, billboards, handouts, and/or the use of
                            e-mail, Instant Messenger, the facebook, myspace, newspapers, radio, or television.

   C.     Rental of Chapter Property to Greek-Letter Organizations
          1. If permitted by the Inter/national governing body, a Greek chapter may rent another Greek
             facility. The sponsor of the event and the provider of the premises must both register the event
             at http://fsa.dos.cornell.edu/FSAevent.php. Chapters renting a Greek facility must draft and
             submit a copy of a signed rental agreement to 541 Willard Straight Hall.

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          2. Registered non-Greek organizations are expected to not sponsor events with or without alcohol
             in Greek facilities unless the Greek organization has agreed to co-sponsor the event.

          3. Greek organizations are strongly advised to consult with their Inter/national headquarters’
             attorneys and insurance professionals to ensure that appropriate risk transfer measures are in
             place for any use and/or rental of property. Furthermore, chapters should be aware that willful
             violations of the law might negate the transfer of the risk of an event.

   D.     Monitoring Events
          1. Functions are expected to not become overcrowded to the point where safety is a concern, nor
             are events to continue so late that mechanisms for managing the event deteriorate. No chapter
             may exceed its Maximum Occupancy for Assembly Space. Registered Afterhours events are
             expected to end at 4 AM. All other registered events are expected to end at 1 AM.

          2. It is expected that individuals who appear intoxicated are not permitted to drive nor should
             chapter members attempt to transport intoxicated individuals. Chapters are expected to
             contact 911 immediately if individuals appear severely intoxicated and/or impaired (see Medical
             Amnesty Protocol on page 14).

          3. Invitation guest lists for each Catered or Non-catered Invite (i.e. crush list) are expected for all
             non-members who have been invited.

          4. Decorations are expected to meet all fire code regulations.

          5. All event themes are expected to be respectful and appropriate.

          6. Chapters must handle complaints from neighbors and police in a courteous and responsible
             manner.

          7. For non-alcohol related events, guests are expected to show a valid Cornell or student ID at the
             door.

          8. For alcohol related events, members and guests are expected to show a valid driver’s license,
             military ID, or passport AND a valid Cornell or student ID at the door.

          9. Members and guests at alcohol related events, who are of age, are expected to receive a
             wristband or hand stamp upon entering the event.

          10. Fraternities and sororities are expected to deny admittance and/or alcohol to individuals who
              are likely to be irresponsible in their use of alcohol and/or with whom the fraternity/sorority
              cannot exercise reasonable control. This includes individuals who are intoxicated to the point of
              drunkenness or who exhibit reckless behavior. The chapter has the right and responsibility to
              deny admittance to anyone it thinks is already impaired by alcohol or other drugs, even if the
              person is on the invitation list. If an individual is denied admittance, the chapter is expected to
              call 911 to assist the individual.

          11. Chapter Monitors & Security
                   a. For ALL functions, fraternities and sororities are expected to provide monitors who will
                      not consume alcohol throughout the duration of the event, and who will monitor the
                      activities of both members and guests, with the objective of promoting compliance
                      with these guidelines and NYS law.
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                    b. A minimum of ONE (1) monitor for every twenty-five (25) guests is expected for each
                       event. Please see specific instructions regarding Slope Day. A list of the names of the
                       monitors is expected to be posted in clear view at the main entrance and at the
                       Service Distribution Center.

                    c. Security professionals from a company licensed by the state of NY may be used to
                       further regulate the event. Professional security is expected for Catered Invites and
                       may be provided through the caterer.

                         i. Cayuga Security
                            Ray Cruz
                            (315) 569-4763
                            http://www.csaii.com

                         ii. Chestnut Security
                             Ron Falise
                             (315) 559-0444
                             http://www.chestnutsecurity.com

                    d. ALL (student and professional) monitors are expected to:

                           i. Monitor the entire public assembly space in accordance with the chapter’s security plan.
                          ii. Monitor the designated Service Distribution Center to encourage and undertake reasonable
                              efforts to prevent overcrowding and underage drinking. This room should never exceed
                              legal capacity.
                         iii. Monitor the front entrance, parking lots, and other outdoor areas.
                        iv. If a caterer is used, assist in his/her responsibility to check valid identification of members
                              and guests and reject questionable identification.
                          v. Stop those leaving the party from taking any open containers with them.
                        vi. Prohibit public urination.
                        vii. Mediate altercations and fights by contacting security and/or IPD/Cornell Police.

   E.     Service of Alcohol and Food
          1. Service Distribution Center-One centralized location is expected to be established for the
             distribution of all food, non-alcoholic beverages and for the distribution of all alcoholic
             beverages. Additional food and non-alcoholic beverage stations are encouraged. Service
             monitors are expected not to serve anyone who is intoxicated or underage.

                    a. The following signs are expected to be posted in clear view at the Service Distribution
                       Center for alcohol related events:

                          i. New York Law prohibits the consumption and service of alcoholic beverages to persons
                             under the age of 21.
                         ii. Non-alcoholic beverages and food are available.

          2. It is expected that no alcohol be present at any recruitment or new member function, including
             Bid Day. It is also expected that fall social events with alcohol are not utilized as recruitment
             events.

          3. Bottled water is expected to be available for the duration of the event. Cases of bottled water
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          4. It is expected that no member will permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in activities that
             include binge drinking or games with alcohol.

          5. Kegs (i.e. common source) and hard liquor (i.e. shots and mixed drinks) are prohibited at all
             events, except when provided by a licensed caterer at a Catered Invite.

          6. Individually packaged food/snacks are expected to be available for the duration of the event.

          7. Hand sanitizer is expected to be made available for the duration of the event.




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2.5     EDUCATION & TRAINING

   A.     Leadership Training
          Chapter Presidents, Social Chairs, and Risk Management Chairs are expected to attend Event
          Management Training at the beginning of each semester. A chapter may not hold a social event
          until the training has been completed.

   B.     Chapter Training
          Each chapter is expected to make arrangements for an Event Management Educator to deliver a
          presentation on appropriate management of social events. At least 65% of the chapter’s
          membership must be in attendance.

2.6     MEASUREMENT & ENFORCEMENT

   A.     Un-registered Events
          1. The Cornell University Police will receive a list of registered events weekly.

          2. The Cornell University Police, Cayuga Heights Police, Ithaca Police Department will be asked to
             monitor all chapters who are not registered to ensure that they are not hosting an event. Any
             chapter who appears to be hosting an event, which is not registered with the OFSA, will be
             referred immediately to the Greek Judicial Board.

          3. Chapters who host unregistered events will be given a minimum sanction of 6 weeks social
             probation.

   B.     Registered Events
          1. Each time a chapter registers a Non-catered or Catered Invite they will be charged a $20 fee.

          2. These fees will go toward funding a licensed and bonded private security professional, who will
             be hired to audit ALL registered social events.

                    a. On the evenings when the security professional works, s/he will receive a list of all of
                       registered events for that night.

                    b. S/he will audit ALL registered events based on a form specific to that event (go to
                       http://greeks.cornell.edu)

                    c. The form will be reviewed and signed by the Chapter President and Social Chair on the
                       night of the event.

          3. The forms for each night will be handed over to the Greek Judicial Board for review.

          4. The Event form format for each type of event shall be reviewed each semester by the Greek
             Judicial Board and any changes or updates must be presented to the Tri-Council.

   C.     Underage Drinking
          1. Chapters that have a complaint filed against them reporting the service of alcohol to underage
             individuals will be given one warning per semester at the discretion of the Judicial
             Chairs/Judicial Board.



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          2. Chapters found responsible for a second underage drinking violation will be given a minimum
             sanction of two (2) weeks social probation.

          3. Additional violations of NYS law and the Event Management Guidelines will be reviewed by the
             Greek Judicial Board and sanctions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

   D.     New Member Initiation Deadline
          1. It is expected that all chapters adhere to the new member initiation deadline determined by the
             OFSA each semester.

          2. Any chapter found responsible for exceeding the new member initiation deadline without
             approval from the OFSA will be subject to a minimum of a $100 fine per day over the stated
             deadline.

2.7     CONSEQUENCES & SANCTIONS

   A.     Sanctions
          Below is a list of sanctions that the Greek Judicial Board will utilize when determining an
          appropriate outcome for chapter misconduct.

          1. Educational/Remedial
             The primary goal of the Greek Judicial System is educational in nature. The Fraternity and
             Sorority Judicial Board and respective judicial officers may design sanctions that are specific to
             an individual case when it is determined that educational or remedial value may result and the
             interests of the University community are maintained.

          2. Community Service / Fines
             The Greek Judicial Board reserves the right to assess a Chapter with a per member fine. The
             chapter will have the option of paying the fine or, upon appeal to the Judicial Board, accepting
             an appropriate number of community service hours.

          3. Social Probation
             This status is applied as a result of a breach of specific social regulations. Its primary effect is to
             suspend a privilege related to the nature of the offense and/or restrict access to specific
             campus facilities or programs.

          4. Disciplinary Probation
             This action constitutes a change in status where the organization is no longer in good standing,
             but continues to be recognized by the University. The chapter is permitted to retain recognition
             at the University, but under certain stated conditions depending upon the nature of the violation
             and upon the potential learning value that may derive from such a restrictive measure.

          5. Loss of Recognition
             The Associate Dean and the Greek Judicial Board always reserve the right to refer serious
             chapter misconduct to the Vice President for Student and Academic Services or his/her designee
             to review whether the chapter should be allowed to maintain its status as a recognized chapter.
             The Greek Judicial Board can recommend to the Vice President for Student and Academic
             Services that a chapter lose privileges associated with University recognition (probationary
             recognition) or that a chapter lose full recognition. Such determinations will be made pursuant
             to the Cornell University Recognition Policy for Fraternities and Sororities.


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   B.     Consequences
          1. Any sanction not fulfilled within the given time limit will result in the chapter’s referral back to
             the Judicial Board. At this time the Judicial Board may reassess the sanction originally given.

          2. Community Service hours will be monitored by the VP UCR or a director of the IFC Executive
             Board.

          3. Money collected from fines will go toward paying the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC).

          4. All judicial cases and outcomes will be anonymously reported at weekly IFC, MGLC, and PHC
             Meetings.

          5. If a chapter hires a caterer and fails to cooperate with the caterer’s policy, that chapter will be
             expected to reimburse the caterer for his/her expenses.

2.8     LOCAL AND NYS LAWS & UNIVERSITY POLICY

          1. For each independent chapter’s information, organizations should be aware of the local
             ordinances, NYS law, and University Policy.

                    a. New York State
                       Selling or giving alcohol to an individual less than 21 years of age (by a person other
                       than parent or guardian) is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for up
                       to three months and/or a fine.

                    b. Sale of alcohol and food
                         1. If beer is to be sold, you must hire a licensed catering service to cater the
                             function and provide the alcohol for the event. The Alcohol Beverage Control
                             Board legally defines the selling of alcohol beverages as: the charging of an entry
                             fee, donations, cover charges, the purchase of other products for admittance, or
                             the coordinated purchase of alcohol by an organization.

                         2. Only state licensed catering services can provide liquor for sale.

                         3. Sale of food at a “one-time event” where no alcohol is served, held at your
                            house, requires no permit. If food is to be served on campus, contact Dining
                            Services.

                    c. Open Container Law
                       It is illegal to transport (walk, drive, or carry) alcoholic beverages in an open container
                       or consume alcohol in or upon any public sidewalk, street, highway, parking lot or
                       public park within the City of Ithaca or the Village of Cayuga Heights.

                    d. Noise Permit
                       Indoor or outdoor amplified music that is considered unreasonable from a distance of
                       25 feet from the premises requires a noise permit from the City of Ithaca Mayor’s
                       office at 108 East Green St., (607) 274-6501 (downloaded online from
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          2. University Policy
                  a. It has been Cornell University policy that the University recognition of fraternities and
                       sororities is based upon chapter’s complying with local, state, University, and
                       Inter/national policies. Fraternities and sororities are bound to the conditions of
                       recognition and are responsible for events hosted in their facility.

                        Per the Recognition Policy, Cornell University requires that chapters are in compliance
                        with all applicable facility codes and all local and state codes and regulations regarding
                        housing.

                    b. Chapters not in compliance with local, state and University codes will not be permitted
                       to host social events in their facilities and may be subject to loss of recognition as a
                       chapter at Cornell University.

                    c. The University will take whatever action it deems appropriate, including revoking a
                       chapter’s status of recognition for violations of local, state, and University policy for
                       inappropriate conduct occurring on or off chapter property.

                    d. Medical Amnesty Protocol
                       http://www.gannett.cornell.edu/campushealth/AOD/MAP.html

                        The Medical Amnesty Protocol (MAP) is part of Cornell's comprehensive approach to
                        reducing the harmful consequences caused by the consumption of alcohol. The MAP
                        represents the University's commitment to increasing the likelihood that community
                        members will call for medical assistance when faced with an alcohol-related
                        emergency. To achieve these aims, the MAP provides that discretion will be exercised,
                        as permitted under Cornell's Campus Code of Conduct (Code), as follows:

                        Person in Need of Medical Attention
                        If an individual who receives emergency medical attention related to his or her
                        consumption of alcohol completes a required follow-up at Gannett*, he or she will not
                        be subject to judicial action should the following Code violations occur at the time of
                        the emergency:
                           □   Underage possession of alcohol
                           □   Disorderly conduct

                        The individual receiving amnesty will not be required to meet with the Judicial
                        Administrator, will not be required to pay for Gannett's required follow-up service, and
                        will receive a warning rather than a written reprimand. A person in need of medical
                        attention is eligible for medical amnesty on more than one occasion.

                        Caller
                        An individual who calls for emergency assistance on behalf of a person experiencing
                        an alcohol-related emergency will not be subject to judicial action for the following
                        Code violations in relation to the incident:
                           □   Underage possession of alcohol
                           □   Provision of alcohol to an underage person
                           □   Disorderly conduct




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                        Organization
                        A representative of an organization hosting an event is expected to promptly call for
                        medical assistance in an alcohol-related emergency. This act of responsibility will
                        mitigate the judicial consequences against the organization resulting from Code
                        violations that may have occurred at the time of the incident (described below).
                        Likewise, failure to call for medical assistance in an alcohol-related emergency will be
                        considered an "aggravating circumstance" and may affect the judicial resolution
                        against the organization if Code violations may have occurred.

          Medical Amnesty Protocol (MAP) for Fraternity and Sorority Event Management

   A.     Registered Events:
          1. Entire organization will receive amnesty as described under "Caller" description (only with
             respect to the person in need of medical attention).

          2. Amnesty from mandatory Social Probation.

          3. Management of party will be assessed separately from the incident as follows:
                 a. Adherence to event management guidelines

                    b. Reasonable adherence to event management guidelines

                    c. No adherence to event management guidelines

                    d. Outcome of judicial board's assessment of the management of the party may result in
                       the following:
                             i.   No penalty
                            ii.   Community service
                           iii.   Educational sanction
                           iv.    Any combination of the above as deemed appropriate

   B.     Unregistered Events:
          1. Entire organization will receive amnesty as described under "Caller" description (only with
             respect to the person in need of medical attention).

          2. Sanctions will be based on a case-by-case basis to be determined by the Judicial Board.




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3.0 RECOGNITION POLICY

                                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

          3.1     Recognition Policy for Fraternities & Sororities
                              3.1.A   Recognition
                              3.1.B   Eligibility for Recognition
                              3.1.C   Conferral of Recognition
                              3.1.D   Levels of Recognition
                              3.1.E   Criteria for Full Recognition
                              3.1.F   Benefits of Full Recognition
                              3.1.G   Continuation of Recognition
                              3.1.H   Probation and Withdrawal of Recognition
                              3.1.I   Miscellaneous
                                                                       (BOT approved 1/24/97; Revised 5/23/09)
3.1 RECOGNITION POLICY FOR FRATERNITIES & SORORITIES
This policy constitutes the University procedure for the conferral or withdrawal of recognition of
fraternities and sororities. It applies to all social fraternities and sororities, whether residential or
non-residential. This Recognition Policy may be amended or rescinded or superseded at any time by
action of the Board of Trustees. Benefits and privileges extended to recognized fraternities and
sororities under this, or any other University policy, are subject to the availability of University
resources for the purposes specified and do not constitute entitlements.

A.     Recognition
       Recognition is the formal process by which Cornell determines whether a social fraternity or sorority
       (residential or non-residential, occupying property owned by Cornell or not, located on or off campus)
       may avail itself of certain privileges within the gift of the University. Once recognized, a fraternity or
       sorority may enroll members from the student body, in accordance with Trustee legislation. It may
       identify its charter with Cornell and be eligible for the benefits described herein and the privileges
       accorded to other recognized student organizations.

       Recognition serves only the limited purposes described herein and is not intended in any way to alter
       the legal relationship between Cornell and the fraternity or sorority. Each fraternity or sorority is, and
       remains, an independent legal entity responsible for its own actions and for meeting its own legal
       duties and obligations. It is understood that Cornell does not, by this action, assume any legal
       responsibility for the supervision or control of fraternity or sorority activities, but reserves the right to
       withdraw the privileges conferred by this Policy and to take such other actions as may be lawful and
       appropriate. Recognition pursuant to this policy does not constitute an endorsement by Cornell of a
       particular fraternal organization or its activities.

B.     Eligibility for Recognition
       Fraternal organizations eligible for recognition under this policy shall have the following characteristics:
           1. Chapters shall be legal entities separate from Cornell.
           2. They shall be entitled to be subjectively selective in their membership within the limits of the
               University's non-discrimination policies.
           3. Single sex fraternal organizations shall be entitled to single sex membership consistent with
               regulations promulgated pursuant to Title IX of the U.S. Education Act Amendments of 1972
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C.     Conferral of Recognition
       Recognition may be conferred, modified or withdrawn by the President or his designee consistent with
       the provisions of this policy.

D.     Levels of Recognition
       A fraternity or sorority initially may be granted either Full Recognition or Provisional Recognition.

          1. Full Recognition
             Full Recognition signifies that the fraternity or sorority is eligible for the Benefits of Full
             Recognition, as described below.

          2. Provisional Recognition
             Provisional Recognition constitutes a conditional recognition for a specified period, not longer
             than one calendar year, during which the chapter will be eligible for the Benefits of Full
             Recognition under this policy.

              Provisional Recognition may be granted at the President's or his designee's discretion during the
              period of initial implementation of this Policy, establishment of a new sorority or fraternity
              chapter or the re-establishment of a formerly active Cornell chapter, provided that the group
              signs a statement of intent to comply with the Criteria for Full Recognition at the end of the
              provisional period.

              Provisional Recognition expires at the end of the specified period, unless renewed or extended
              by the President or his designee.

E.     Criteria for Full Recognition:
       Each fraternity or sorority seeking Full Recognition must demonstrate upon application to the President
       or his designee, pursuant to procedures established by that office, compliance with the following
       criteria:
           1. Articulation of common goals and standards by the University and chapter.

          2. Registration as a student organization.

          3. Maintenance of certain materials on file in the appropriate University office:
                    a. Statement of Purpose - Principles (updated);
                    b. Bylaws and Constitution (confidential - updated);
                    c. Annual Statement of Compliance with the University non-discrimination policies and entitlement
                       of single sex membership pursuant to B(3) above, and certification of membership selection
                       based upon a principle of inclusion rather than exclusion;
                    d. Current information on the size of the chapter, membership statistics and names of officers;
                    e. Annual report of activities;
                    f. Annual financial report (confidential);
                    g. An acceptable set of rules of conduct by the national organization. These rules of conduct
                       should include sanctions to be used by the national when the rules are violated. The President
                       or his designee shall determine whether the rules are acceptable.

          4. Collective responsibility for the behavior of the members when in their chapter house or when
             acting as a group outside of the chapter house.

          5. Operation within the guidelines of the appropriate council.

          6. Active participation in council-sponsored programs.
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          7. Compliance with generally accepted standards of neighborliness, including exterior neatness of
             the premises, the avoidance of unreasonable noise levels and compliance with related local
             laws.

          8. Membership shall be comprised of Cornell graduate and/or undergraduate students and is
             subject to all provisions of this recognition policy. Local fraternities and sororities whose
             membership is drawn from more than Cornell may fall within this policy. In order to be
             considered for recognition, the local group must have national sponsorship or be approved by
             the President or his or her designee. Moreover, only the membership drawn from Cornell will
             be recognized as the official fraternity and sorority chapter; participants from outside the
             University will be considered "guests" of the fraternity or sorority. The president of the local
             group must be a Cornell student.

          9. An advisor(s) who serves as a genuine and continuing resource to the chapter.

          10. Fraternities or sororities occupying facilities not owned by the University shall certify to the
              University that there exists a house corporation (which shall sign such certification) which has
              assumed full responsibility for the physical condition of the facility and compliance with all
              applicable local codes, regulations and standards for issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. In
              addition, an officer of the house corporation and the chapter president shall certify that an
              annual safety inspection has been performed by an organization or person satisfactory to the
              University and that all violations have been corrected or are in the process of being corrected.

          11. Fraternities or sororities occupying University owned facilities shall maintain such premises in
              condition satisfactory to the University and in compliance in all respects with the terms of the
              occupancy agreement.

          12. Compliance with the terms of all contractual agreements with the University.

          13. Compliance with all applicable University policies, rules and regulations.

          14. Cooperation in University investigations concerning compliance with any University policy, rule
              or regulation.

          15. Maintain comprehensive general liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000.00
              (one million dollars) of combined bodily injury and property damage. Such liability insurance
              shall include Cornell University, its officers, employees and agents, as an additional named
              insured and shall be written with an insurance carrier acceptable to the University. A certificate
              of such insurance shall be forwarded to the University as evidence of such coverage, and the
              University must receive notice of any change, cancellation, or renewal of the policy. The
              insurance shall be considered primary over any and all collectable insurance that the University
              may have available.

          16. (a.) Shall have a central station fire alarm system throughout the house. It shall be tested and
              maintained per sections 901 and 907.20 of the Fire Code of New York State. It shall enunciate to an
              authorized monitoring service (i.e., Cornell EH&S, Time Warner Security, ADT, etc.) The service must
              monitor alarms on a 24-hour basis, and respond to any alarm. Also, new or significantly altered
              systems shall be installed according to section 907 of the Fire Code of New York State.

              (b.) Shall have a full, automatic, fire sprinkler system. It shall be tested and maintained per section
              901 of the Fire Code of New York State and shall be connected to the house central station fire alarm
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              system. Also, new or significantly altered systems shall be designed and installed in accordance
              with section 903.3 of the Fire Code of New York State. Repairs to the fire alarm and sprinkler systems
              must be made to restore the operating system as soon as possible after problem is identified; a copy of
              all certifications, inspection reports, and verification of repairs must be sent to the Office of Fraternity
              and Sorority Affairs.

F.     Benefits of Full Recognition:
       Upon Full Recognition a sorority or fraternity is eligible for the following privileges and benefits:

          1. Identification of the chapter with Cornell and use of the University's name along with, but not in
             place of, identification with the sponsoring body.

          2. Eligibility for participation in the University's organization(s) related to the self-governance of
             the Greek system at Cornell.

          3. Participation in a University memberships solicitation programs or separate membership
             solicitation program, as articulated and monitored by the self-governance organization of the
             Greek system within the terms of University policies.

          4. Participation in the educational, social and athletic programs and activities of the University
             which are provided for fraternal organizations.

          5. Access to and use of University facilities for official functions as approved by the University
             offices under whose jurisdiction utilization of a particular University facility is regulated and
             controlled.

G.     Continuation of Recognition:
       Chapters are required to continue to meet the Criteria for Full Recognition each year to remain
       recognized and in good standing.

H.     Probation and Withdrawal of Recognition:
          1. When in the judgment of the President or his designee a chapter no longer meets the Criteria
             for Full Recognition, or during a period of Provisional Recognition, no longer is making
             satisfactory progress toward Full Recognition, Full or Provisional Recognition may be withdrawn,
             or the chapter may be placed on Probationary Recognition status.

              Probationary Recognition may include, in the discretion of the President or his designee, the
              temporary withdrawal of any or all of the Benefits of Full Recognition or the application of such
              other specific sanctions or limitations as may be deemed appropriate.

              In the event the chapter is not in compliance with the Criteria for Full Recognition upon
              expiration of the period of Probationary Recognition, the procedures for Withdrawal of
              Recognition will be initiated.

              Upon demonstration to the satisfaction of the President or his designee that the chapter is once
              again in compliance with the Criteria for Full Recognition, the chapter may be restored to Full
              Recognition status.

          2. No decision to withdraw chapter recognition or place a chapter on probation will be taken
             except upon prior written notice to the chapter of the reasons for such action and after
             permitting the chapter an opportunity to respond to the notice. The decision of the President or
             his designee in such matter shall be final.
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I.     Miscellaneous:
          1. It is understood that fraternities and sororities shall not use the name of the University for any
             purpose other than chapter identification as described at F(1) above. Any further use of the
             University's name shall require the prior approval of the President or his designee.

          2. In no event shall any fraternity or sorority use the University's name or tax identification
             number or hold itself out in such manner as to suggest that it is synonymous with, or
             authorized to act on behalf of, Cornell or that its actions are in any way approved, sponsored or
             endorsed by Cornell. Violation of this section may result in withdrawal of recognition pursuant
             to paragraph H above.

          3. The President or his designee may adopt additional standards, operating principles and
             procedures not inconsistent herewith, as deemed necessary or appropriate to facilitate the
             implementation of this Recognition Policy.




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4.0 NEW MEMBER EDUCATION/MEMBERSHIP INTAKE POLICIES

                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

           4.1          Introduction
           4.2          Expectations for Membership
           4.3          Hazing
                              4.3.A   New York State Law
                              4.3.B   CU Campus Code of Conduct
                              4.3.C   Interpretation of the Definition of Hazing
                              4.3.D   Factors that affect the determination of chapter responsibility
                              4.3.E   Examples of Hazing Activities
                              4.3.F   FSAC Anti-Hazing Sub-Committee Guidelines
           4.4          MGLC Membership Intake
                              4.4.A MGLC Expectations for Approved Membership Intake
                              4.4.B MGLC Expectations for Approved Surfacing, Neophyte & Coming Out Shows

4.1    INTRODUCTION
In establishing your chapter goals each year, give attention to this basic assumption: The functioning of the
active chapter is equally as important as the functioning of a potential new member/intake class. What you
need to know about a new member, quite simply, is how will he/she function as an active member? To learn
this, the rules and programs for potential new members must be similar to those for actives; unique to each
group, but equal.

In other words, the overall goal for a new member/membership intake program is the preparation of a
potential new member/candidate/aspirant for lifelong membership in the active chapter. Given this goal,
hazing is an ineffective means of imparting responsibility, self-respect, confidence, and acceptance.

4.2    EXPECTATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Students at Cornell University are expected to conduct themselves in a manner supportive of the
educational mission of the institution. Integrity, respect for the person and property of others and a
commitment to intellectual and personal growth in a diverse population are values deemed fundamental to
membership in this University community.

The following basic expectations for fraternity and sorority members have been established:

   1. I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my chapter ritual and will strive to incorporate them
      in my daily life.

   2. I will support a positive new member education program that is alcohol free. Chapters are prohibited
      from including first semester freshmen in any new member program activities.

   3. I will not harass, whether physical or verbal, oral or written, which is beyond the bounds of protected
      free speech.

   4. I will not threaten the mental health, physical health or safety of any person or persons including
      hazing, drug or alcohol abuse, and other forms of destructive behavior.

   5. I will not intentionally disrupt or obstruct the lawful activities of the University or its members
      including their exercise of the right to assemble and to peacefully protest.
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     6. I will not allow theft of or damage to chapter, personal, University or public property or services or
        illegal possession or use of the same.

     7. I will not physically harm or threaten physical harm to any person or persons, including but not
        limited to assault, sexual abuse, or other forms of physical abuse.

     8. I will not use nor support the illegal purchase, use, possession or distribution of alcohol, drugs or
        controlled substances.

     9. I will respect the health and safety of all human beings.

     10. I will acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental
         health; therefore, I will do my best to see that the chapter property is properly cleaned and
         maintained.

     11. The fraternity or sorority will not tolerate or condone any form of sexually abusive behavior on the part
         of its members, whether physical, mental, or emotional. This is to include any actions, which are
         demeaning to any person or persons including but not limited to sexual assault or verbal harassment.
         Culpability is not diminished for acts in violation of this Code that are committed in ignorance of the
         Code or under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or improper use of controlled substances.

4.3     HAZING

A.      New York State Law
        New York statutory law includes two (2) provisions making hazing an illegal act and one (1) provision
        requiring the adoption of university regulations proscribing hazing.

            1. The Penal Law - Hazing in the First Degree
               This provision makes hazing a crime punishable against any of the individuals who take part in
               activities if intentional or a reckless act that "creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or
               death...and thereby causes such serious bodily injury or death. The person need only have
               taken part in the activity and if injury results to any person as a result, that person can be guilty
               of hazing. This crime is a Class D FELONY.

            2. The Penal Law - Hazing in the Second Degree
               This provision makes hazing a crime punishable against any of the individuals who take part in
               activities if they intentionally or recklessly cause physical injury (though not serious). This
               crime is a Class E FELONY.

            3. The Education Law - Hazing in the Third Degree
               This provision describes hazing as "any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally
               endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for
               the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization." Such conduct is chargeable to
               the individual carrying it out and to the organization authorizing it. Intentional or reckless
               conduct which creates a risk of physical injury (though does not cause it) is a Class A
               MISDEMEANOR.




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B.     Cornell University Campus Code of Conduct
       Cornell University prohibits any organization from engaging in any action or situation which endangers
       mental or physical health, or involves the consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation
       into or affiliation with any organization. See Campus Code of Conduct and Section 6450 of the
       Education Law of the State of New York. Pursuant to Section 6450 of the Education Law of the State of
       New York, the above statement shall be deemed to be part of the by-laws of all organizations
       registered at Cornell University. The organization agrees that if it engages in conduct in violation of
       such statement, the nature of the conduct and any sanctions imposed may be reported publicly.

          1. Cornell University's Campus Code of Conduct (retrieved online at
             http://policy.cornell.edu/Campus_Code_of_Conduct.cfm):

              Title Three (Regulations for Maintenance of Educational Environment), Article II (Violations),
              Part A. Listing:

                        Subsection F: To haze a person
                        Hazing means an act that, as an explicit or implicit condition for initiation to, admission
                        into, affiliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization, (1) could be
                        seen by a reasonable person as endangering the physical health of an individual or as
                        causing mental distress to an individual through, for example, humiliating, intimidating,
                        or demeaning treatment, (2) destroys or removes public or private property, (3) involves
                        the consumption of alcohol or drugs, or the consumption of other substances to excess,
                        or (4) violates any University policy.

                        For more information on hazing, including regulations and alternative practices, visit
                        http://hazing.cornell.edu.

              Title Four (Regulations for Maintenance of Public Order), Article II (Violations), Part A. Listing:

                        Subsection 4. To engage in any action or situation that intentionally or recklessly
                        endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of alcohol or
                        drugs, for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any group or organization.

C.     Interpretation of the Definition of Hazing
       In determining whether an activity constitutes hazing, the University shall use the common and
       ordinary meaning of the terms in the definition. If an organization is unsure whether a proposed
       activity will constitute hazing, the organization should feel free to contact the Office of Fraternity &
       Sorority Affairs.

D.     Factors that affect the determination of chapter responsibility
       In determining responsibility, the University will take into account the following:

          Consent
              □   Actual consent of member(s) knowingly agreeing to carry out the activity.
              □   Implied consent of member(s) failing to take steps to interdict the activity.

          Coercion
              □   Actual Coercion: Member(s) physically compelling participation.
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           Endangerment
               □   Intentional Endangerments: Harm being the natural and inevitable consequence of the activity.
               □   Reckless Endangerment: Disregard or indifference to safety; harm being a possible and foreseeable,
                   but not a certain consequence.

E.     Examples of Hazing Activities
       Examples of conduct which would violate the New York State "Anti-Hazing" Law and related Cornell
       University Campus Code of Conduct. This list is not meant to be inclusive, but is only meant to serve
       as an instructional aid. Specifically, such action or situation may include, but is not limited to:

           □   All forms of physical activity that are not part of an organized, voluntary athletic contest or not specifically
               directed toward constructive work.
           □   Any activity (including voluntary athletic contests and constructive work) that might reasonably bring
               physical harm to the individual.
           □   Paddling, beating, or otherwise permitting undergraduate or alumni members to hit other individuals.
           □   Requiring individuals to wear any degrading or uncomfortable garments.
           □   Depriving individuals of the opportunity for sufficient sleep, decent and edible meals, or access to means
               of maintaining body cleanliness.
           □   Activities that interfere with an individual’s academic efforts by causing exhaustion, loss of sleep, or loss
               of reasonable study time.
           □   Requiring individuals to consume alcohol or drugs and/or any other substances.
           □   Forcing, coercing, or permitting students to eat or drink foreign or unusual substances.
           □   Throwing, pouring, or applying substances to the bodies of individuals.
           □   Morally degrading or humiliating games or any other activities that make the individual the subject of
               amusement, ridicule, or intimidation.
           □   Kidnaps, road trips, scavenger hunts, etc.
           □   Subjecting an individual to stressful, psychological conditions for any reason.
           □   Any requirement which compels an individual to participate in any activity which is illegal, perverse,
               publicly indecent, contrary to the individual's genuine moral and/or religious beliefs, or contrary to the
               Campus Code of Conduct or policies and regulations of the University.

F.     Fraternity & Sorority Advisory Council Anti-Hazing Sub-Committee Guidelines
       (Adopted April 2004) All chapters governed by the Multicultural Greek Letter Council must agree to
       abide and comply with the acceptable guidelines approved by the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory
       Council, provided they comply with the policies and practices outlined by the Inter/National
       organization, New York State Law and the University Code of Conduct. The following activities have
       been identified as acceptable or unacceptable membership intake practices:

       Physical Activity: Unacceptable. Because of the potential to use exercise as a punitive mechanism and
       because of concerns about a variety of physical limitations of new members, the committee decided that intake
       programs should not include a physical element. (Note: physical activity includes but is not limited to exercise,
       work outs, running, etc.)

       Uniforms: Acceptable under the following conditions: As mandated by the Inter/National organization and
       only if professional. Uniforms cannot interfere with the academic institution or the student’s ability to function
       within that institution.

       Marching: Unacceptable unless included as part of a show (probate or step). Marching is defined as but is not
       limited to potential new members linked arm in arm, stepping or stomping loudly in unison, dipping and/or
       chanting/singing.

       Probate Shows: Acceptable according to the Inter/National guidelines and the following conditions: Only if
       there is no physical, mental and/or verbal abuse and with proper and timely notification to the OFSA and if
       applicable, completion of a Use of University Property (UUP) Form.

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       Walking in Line: Unacceptable. Walking in line is defined as potential new members walking one in front of
       each other in a line. This also includes cutting corners and any other structured form of walking in formation.

       Walking in Unison: Acceptable. Potential new members may walk together in unison. (Note: walking in
       unison is defined as walking together in/on the same stride. Not to be confused with marching. See #2 for
       definition of marching.) Walking in unison, as an accidental occurrence is acceptable, however chapters should
       refrain from mandating potential new members to walk in unison.

       Mandating Social Probation: Unacceptable. Social Probation is defined as but is not limited to (1) not
       being able to socialize and or speak with friends, family, professors, employers, etc.; (2) not being able to attend
       social events such as parties, programs, etc.

       Greetings: Unacceptable unless included in a show (probate or step). Greetings are defined as formalized
       ways in which a potential new member is required to address a current member of the organization in which
       skits, songs, prose, etc. are incorporated to imply and/or define the amount of respect, admiration and/or
       appreciation of the current member the potential new member has.

       Viewings: Unacceptable. However, meetings with two or more organizations at which potential new members
       are present are acceptable with proper registration and notification to the OFSA. Viewings are defined as
       allowing members of other chapters or organizations to see look or view potential new members.

       Cross pledging: Unacceptable. Cross pledging is defined as allowing members from another organization
       (fraternity and/or sorority) to view, question, pledge, come into physical contact, etc. with potential new
       members from your organization.

       Sleep Deprivation: Unacceptable. No activity should go past midnight nor begin prior to 8am.

       Verbal, mental or physical threat: Unacceptable.

       Physical contact or violence: Unacceptable.

       Dietary restrictions and/or forced consumption: Unacceptable. Requiring a potential new member
       to limit his/her eating habits and/or forced consumption of any substances (including but not limited to water,
       food, alcohol, condiments, etc.)

       Power hierarchies: Unacceptable.

4.4    MGLC MEMBERSHIP INTAKE

A.     MGLC Expectations for Approved Membership Intake
       The following is a list of instructions in order for any MGLC chapter to be approved for Membership
       Intake.

           1. Each organization must send the membership officer and chapter president to the Office of
              Fraternity and Sorority Affairs MGLC Intake Training at the beginning of the semester.

           2. Each chapter will be required to follow the MGLC Intake Checksheet (go to
              http://greeks.cornell.edu) and submit all requested materials before receiving written approval
              to conduct Intake in any given semester.




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          3. Each chapter must submit a completed Membership Intake Intent Form every semester. If
             your chapter intends to have membership intake, this form is to be returned by the set
             OFSA deadline. An intake program and calendar must be submitted to the OFSA one
             week prior to beginning the intake process. Chapters should notify the OFSA in writing of
             any changes to the intake intent form and/or intake calendar.

          4. The current members of each chapter must complete an Anti-Hazing Compliance Form.

          5. All students in attendance at your informational or membership meeting are to sign the Cornell
             University Anti-Hazing Policy and these forms are to be returned 48 hours after your
             informational meeting.

          6. No activity should go past midnight nor begin prior to 8 AM. Adequate time should be
             reserved for studying, at least 15 hours during the week and 10 hours on the weekend. Chapter
             activities that involve prospective or potential new members should NEVER involve alcohol.

          7. Before the end of the membership intake process, the membership officer must
             schedule a meeting with all students participating in membership intake and the
             MGLC Advisor.

          8. All intake/membership related activities must be completed by the initiation deadline. Chapters
             must submit a new member list to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs within one week
             of initiation. Chapters that conclude their membership activities on the initiation deadline must
             submit a new member list to the OFSA the following day.

          9. Chapters are not allowed to recruit FIRST SEMESTER FRESHMEN for Fall membership
             intake.

          10. We understand any chapter found responsible for exceeding the new member initiation
              deadline without approval from the OFSA will be subject to a minimum of $100 fine per day,
              per person over the stated deadline.

          11. Potential new members, who choose to discontinue or are no longer eligible to participate in the
              membership intake process, MUST submit a PROSPECTIVE MEMBER DISCONTINUATION
              FORM to the OFSA.

B.     MGLC Expectations for Approved Surfacing, Neophyte & Coming Out Shows

          1. All surfacing, neophyte and/or coming out shows must be registered with the Office of
             Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at least one week prior to event.

          2. The chapter will need to submit the request online using the Register Your Event process found
             at http://fsa.dos.cornell.edu/FSAevent.php.

          3. The Chapter will also be responsible for submitting a Use of University Property (UUP) when
             using any campus space that requires one for such activity. All UUPs require 2 weeks advanced
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5.0 CODE COMPLIANCE
It is the expectation and responsibility that each Cornell University Greek Organization comply with the
University Recognition Policy and all local/state codes and regulations. Each chapter must have and submit
current certificates to the OFSA as evidence of compliance/coverage. To help organizations, the OFSA post all
certificate expirations to the FSA Code Compliance website.

           1. Certificate of Compliance
              This is an annual inspection done by the Building Commissioner for the City of Ithaca and the
              Village of Cayuga Heights.

              a. Before a COC is issued, each chapter must provide the following Certificates to Ithaca
                 Building Department (IBD).

                       i.   Sprinkler/Fire Alarm System: dated inspection certificate will be issued annually
                      ii.   Ansul/Hood System Certification: dated inspection tag will be posted on unit annually
                     iii.   Fireplace Certification: dated inspection certificate will be issued annually
                     iv.    Boiler Flute Certification: dated inspection certificate will be issued annually
                      v.    NY State Fire Certificate: dated inspection certificate will be issued annually
                     vi.    Elevator Certificate: dated inspection certificate will be issued annually
                    vii.    Boiler Certificate: dated inspection certificate will be issued annually
                    viii.   Wall Hanging Class A Flame Spread Rating Certificate: dated inspection certificate
                     ix.    IBD Documents:
                                 1. PIF (Property Information Form)
                                 2. Fire Protection Systems/Equipment
                                 3. Elevator Certification
                        x. Inspection must be completed within 60days of original inspection.
                        xi. All other necessary requested information by Inspector or Agency

              If your COC has expired, please contact one of the following:

                  University-owned
                  Contact OFSA Facilities Coordinator at (607) 254-4819 or by email to schedule an inspection

                  Privately-owned
                  Within the City of Ithaca, contact the Ithaca Building Department at (607) 274-6508
                  Within the Village of Cayuga Heights, contact the Engineer’s Office at (607) 257-5536

           2. Use Permits (City of Ithaca only)
              This is an annual fire-safety inspection, done by the Ithaca Fire Department.

              a. Before a Use Permit is issued, each chapter must provide the following Certificates to Ithaca
                 Fire Department (IFD).
                     i. Sprinkler/Fire Alarm System Certification
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              b. Before a Use Permit is issued, the IFD Inspector must observe the following:
                     i.Ansul/Hood System Certification: dated inspection tag will be posted on unit annually
                    ii.Hood System Grease cleaning: dated inspection tag will be posted on unit every SIX months
                   iii.Fire Extinguisher Inspection: dated inspection tab will be place on each unit annually
                   iv. Fire Evacuation Plan: dated singed chapter roster and plan (each chapter member is required
                       to have reviewed the plan in detail annually)
                   v. Fire Drill Report: each chapter is required to have FOUR different fire drills a year. A dated &
                       signed report showing the time & date that FOUR drills were done, needs to be singed by a
                       responsible party (i.e. Chapter President or a third party). IFD will to observe your fire drills as
                       a third party, please call for appointment.
                   vi. All other necessary requested information by Inspector or Agency

              If Use Permit has expired, please contact one of the following:

                          University-owned
                          Contact OFSA Facilities Coordinator at (607) 254-4819 or by email to schedule an
                          inspection.

                          Privately-owned
                          Within the City of Ithaca, contact the Ithaca Building Department at (607) 274-6508.

          3. Certificate of Liability Insurance
             Each Cornell Greek Organization must maintain comprehensive general liability insurance in the
             minimum amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) of primary liability coverage (each
             occurrence), with general aggregate coverage of at least $2,000,000 (total).

              Please note that Cornell University its officers, employees, and agents, must be listed as
              "additionally insured" on the certificate.

              If Insurance has expired, please contact one of the following: Contact your national contact
              your national organization for further assistance.


If you have specific questions regarding any of the above, please contact the OFSA at (607) 255-2310.




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6.0 BURSAR PROCEDURES
Cornell University offers chapters the use of the Bursar system, assuming a number of conditions are met:

   ♦ Bursar Assignment Agreement: The chapter must sign an agreement with the University stipulating
     the responsibilities of both parties in the relationship
   ♦ Bursar Release Form: Each student billed through the system must complete a release form that
     acknowledges that his/her chapter charges billed through the Bursar are subject to the same non-
     payment consequences as other University charges. Form is now good for 5 years!
   ♦ Only full-time registered students can be billed through the system
   ♦ Use of the system can only be obtained by using one of two approved accounting firms in Ithaca:
     Student Management Corporation and Sciarabba Walker & Co. (chapters who reside in university-
     owned houses can conduct activity directly through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs)
   ♦ Only charges for housing, dining, social dues, member dues, and room deposits may be applied to
     Bursar bills

The Bursar charges a fee of .75% applied to every transaction to cover the costs of processing the Bursar
billing and payment collection. These fees are deducted from the payments sent.

Meal plan billing
New Greek members on Cornell Dining meal plan can reduce their plan to the smallest declining dollar plan,
Bear Bucks. New members can trade down their meal plan up to the deadline each spring
semester but not after (usually around February 1st; see deadline each semester). It is not
reasonable for anyone to pay for more than is convenient for them to consume. Total (CU Dining & Greek
dining) meal plan charges must be considered. A person on CU Dining meal plan should be charged a lower
“living out” meal plan rate at most.

Non-Resident House Charge (living out or parlor fee)
The budget process determines all the expenses associated with the operation of the facility, and distributes
them to the membership as housing charges or rent. A good management principal is to pass some portion of
the housing expenses on to all members, as opposed to just the members that live in. This principal, while
not immediately intuitive, is rooted in the belief that a fair housing system receives support from all its
members.

Chapter houses have public and residential spaces. As a chapter house, the facility is the meeting place and
hub for all the organization’s activities and this benefits all members, regardless of whether they live in or not.
Clearly, public spaces are used by members who live out of the house, so it is reasonable that they pay for
their share of the housing costs.

Billing a housing charge (some organizations refer to this as a parlor fee) to members that live out has a
number of benefits:
   1.) it appropriately distributes responsibility for the facility to all members,
   2.) it reduces the burden of the room rates paid by live-ins because their proportionate cost is reduced,
   3.) it improves prospects for house occupancy because the cost to live out is increased.

Important Billing Periods
There are three major billing periods throughout the year. All data must be submitted to the appropriate
accountant by the dates listed below.
                                                       Billing Period                 Data Due Before…
                                            July (for Fall semester)                April 30
                                            December (for Spring Semester)          Thanksgiving Break
                                            February (for New Member billing)       January 30

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7.0 ROSTER GUIDELINES
The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs is committed to accurately identifying the members of the Greek
organizations. To facilitate this process, the OFSA created a web based roster tool that would more accurately
collect Membership data with more ease and efficiency that will ultimately help the Greek Community and your
Chapter. The definitions below were determined by the OFSA for our office record keeping, thus may differ
from your own chapter status definitions. Please use our definitions for this process.

The chapter is required to update the roster according to the instructions listed below, and complete it by the
published deadline for every semester. Chapters that miss the deadline will not be permitted to host social
events until the roster is received.

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Student Status Definitions

       Associate Member (old term was New Member): Student in the process of initiation during the
       current semester.

       Away: Any member who is not currently enrolled as a student at the Ithaca campus, or is participating
       in a program such as study abroad, internship, etc.

       Disassociated (old term was de pledge): Discontinuation of an Associate Member’s relationship with a
       Greek organization.

       Member (old term was Current Member): Any student who is fully initiated and currently enrolled as a
       student at the Ithaca campus.

       Terminated: Member permanently disaffiliated from the fraternity or sorority.

Instructions for updating the rosters are as follows:

Getting to your Organizations Roster
1. Use http://luthien3.campuslife.cornell.edu:7777/fas link. This link will be used only at the beginning of
   each semester.
2. Enter your NetID and Kerberos Password on the CUWebLogin page. You will be directed to the
   Membership List Page through Campus Life.

On the Membership List page
1. Select the current term in drop down box and click search.
2. If you don't see the list of members then you don't have the right access. Email greeks@cornell.edu that
   you need access rights.
3. Review the members listed to confirm they are currently members.
4. Update status by using the drop down arrow.
5. Add members to the list by clicking the new row button at the upper left side of the page. Fill in the
   appropriate fields: NetID and Status.
6. Delete a student from the list by clicking on the radio button next to the record and then click the delete
   button at the top of the list.
7. For Organizations with a Chapter House please update the In/Out drop down and the Room number for
   those living in.
8. Click the Save button at the top right of the page often, while updating and when complete. Changes
   are not effective unless you hit that SAVE button!!
9. Check the Completed box at the top left of the page when completely done updating then save one final
   time.

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8.0 REQUIREMENTS LIST

                                  MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR CHAPTERS

The Cornell Fraternity & Sorority Community has been guided by the vision, goals, minimum standards, and
assessment plan that resulted with the Core Principles. The following list identifies the minimum expectations
that are used by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs to determine a chapter’s continued recognition
and the End of Year assessment for each chapter. Chapters are expected to meet the following minimum
standards. Leaders are always welcome to meet with an OFSA staff member for suggestions and ideas on how
to improve their chapter’s standing.

Alignment to Values                                         Self-Governance
   □   Assesses chapter goals annually                         □   Participates in council meetings, programs and
   □   Portrays values and ideals of Greek community               events
   □   Fulfills all university requirements                    □   Has an internal judicial process
   □   Complies with federal, state, local and university      □   Holds regular chapter meetings
       regulations                                             □   Elects president and treasurer for one-year term
                                                               □   Submits budget and financial report to the OFSA
Academic Excellence                                            □   Submits an annual report to the OFSA
   □   Honors the code of academic integrity
   □   Has a faculty fellow                                 Leadership Development
                                                               □   Members involved with other campus
Respect for New Members & Initiates                                organizations
   □   Submits a new member program to the OFSA
   □   Conducts an annual education session                 Healthy Living-Learning Environment
   □   Attends AD White Leadership Conference                  □   Conducts fire drills and safety inspections each
   □   Attends anti-hazing seminar and new member                  semester
       educator training                                       □   Complies with state, local, and federal housing
   □   Complies with policies regarding hazing                     codes
   □   New member program is consistent with                   □   Chapter determines minimum occupancy and
       inter/national values                                       fills to that number
                                                               □   Has a house corporation board
Commitment to Service                                          □   Uses housing contracts with damage clause
   □   Completes one public service event per                  □   Submits a five-year facility forecast to the OFSA
       semester                                                □   Alumni involvement in facility management
   □   Participates in annual Greek community public           □   Submits an annual house improvement plan to
       service event                                               the OFSA
                                                               □   Conducts an annual room assessment and
Social Responsibility                                              documents room damage
   □   Attends social responsibility/event management          □   Attends facility manager training
       training
                                                            Life-long Connections & Affinity
Promote Citizenship & Inclusivity                              □   Produces a bi-annual alumni newsletter
   □                                                           □   Has an alumni relations chair
                                                               □   Has an alumni advisor




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       ITEM                      DESCRIPTION                         TIMELINE              WHO/WHAT            SEMESTER
AD White Greek          Council sponsored leadership            Beginning of             Chapter Officers     Spring
Leaders Conference      workshop series.                        February
Anti-Hazing             By way of this agreement, the           Friday after the start   Chapter Officers     Fall & Spring
Compliance Form         chapter understand the Cornell          of classes
                        University Anti-Hazing Policy
Anti-Hazing             By way of this agreement, the           During Recruitment       Chapters Potential   Fall & Spring
Contracts               potential New Member understands        period                   New Members
                        the Cornell University Anti-Hazing
                        Policy
Chapter Facts           Provides the OFSA with current list     One week prior to the    Chapter President    Fall & Spring
                        of Chapter Officers, Alumni and         start of classes
                        National contact information.
Chapter Goals           Communicate to the OFSA the             During the Fall term     Chapter President    Fall
                        progress the chapter intends to                                  & Chapter
                        make toward achieving the                                        Members
                        directives outlined in the Fraternity
                        & Sorority Community Core
                        Principles.
Chapter Recognition     This is a Recognition agreement         Friday after the start   Chapter President    Fall
Policy                  between the chapter & Cornell           of classes
                        University
Day of Demeter/         This is a council sponsored             End of April and Mid     Council specified    Fall & Spring
Collegetown Cleanup     community service event                 October                  percentage
Delta Series            This program provides new               End of January, after    75% of Chapter’s     Spring
                        members with a strong foundation        formal recruitment       New Members
                        for commitment, understanding,
                        and leadership in the fraternity and
                        sorority community.
End of Year Report      The OFSA reviews each chapter’s         End of March             Chapter President    Spring
                        report to evaluate accurately if a
                        chapter is exceeding/meeting/failing
                        to meet expectations.
Event Management        By way of this agreement, the           Friday after the start   Chapter President    Fall & Spring
Agreement               chapter agrees to adhere to the         of classes               & Social Chair
                        Fraternity & Sorority Event
                        Management Guidelines at Cornell
                        University
Gatekeeper Training     Members will receive education and      By the end of the        80% of Chapter       Spring
                        training on recognizing and             spring terms             Membership
                        assisting any community member
                        who is demonstrating distress.
Grad Student Alcohol    Presentation about effects of           By the end of the Fall   80% of Chapter       Fall
Training                alcohol and the body and what is        Term                     Membership
                        Medical Amnesty protocol.
House Managers          These sessions go over basic house      During the month of      Chapter President,   Fall & Spring
Training                management, inspection                  September & January      House Manager &
                        expectations and emergency                                       Risk Manager
                        protocol.
Housing Status          The OFSA and local authorities          Towards the end of       Chapter President    Winter &
Report                  attempt to maintain the security of     each Semester            & House Manager      Summer Break
                        your residence during periods of
                        absence. This report is kept in the
                        office for questions of emergency,
                        security, and occupancy.

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Leaders Retreat         Meeting to go over community           Beginning of August       Chapter President     Fall
                        expectations, important deadlines      prior to the start of
                        and submit required forms.             classes
Membership Roster       Roster is to accurately identifying    One week prior to the     Chapter President     Fall & Spring
                        the members of the Greek               start of classes
                        organizations
New Member              The OFSA can review the plans to       Before the start of       Chapter President     Fall & Spring
Calendar                make sure that they are meeting        Recruitment               & New Member
                        the needs of their National                                      Chair
                        Fraternity/Sorority
New Member              A session to help support your         During the month of       Chapter President     Fall
Educator Training       organization in creating an            November                  & New Member
                        exceptional new member                                           Educator
                        experience that will strengthen your
                        organization and improve the
                        community. This session includes
                        information that will assist you in
                        developing an enriching new
                        member program. Three content
                        areas: Getting Started, Suggested
                        Activities & The Problem of Hazing
New Member List         Provides the OFSA with a list of       The day after chapter     Chapter President     Fall & Spring
                        newly initiated members to             initiation                & New Member
                        accurately identify the members of                               Chair
                        the Greek organizations
SHAG Training           Program offers comprehensive           Before chapter            75% of Chapter’s      Fall & Spring
                        information about sexually             initiation                New Members
                        transmitted infections,
                        contraception, sexual assault, and
                        other student issues. It is a
                        pre-initiation requirement for all
                        new-members
Social Chair Training   These sessions offer a tutorial on     The Wednesday prior       Chapter President,    Fall & Spring
                        the Event Management Guidelines.       to the start of classes   Social Chair & Risk
                        A chapter may not hold a social                                  Manager
                        event until the training has been
                        completed.
Social Responsibility   By way of this agreement, the          Friday the week           Chapter President     Fall & Spring
Form                    chapter president agrees on behalf     classes start
                        to their Chapter to adhere to the
                        Social Responsibility Committee.
Treasure Training       This session offers best practices     During the month of       Chapter Treasurer     Fall
                        for Chapter Treasures to refer to.     November




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9.0 EVENTS CALENDAR

                        FALL 2009                                                SPRING 2010

     August                                                      January
     21        Movers & Shakers                                  18        IFC Recruitment Begins
     24        Tri-Council Exec Retreat                                    Panhellenic Formal Membership
     25        Leaders Retreat                                             Recruitment Begins
     27        Instruction Begins                                24        IFC/Panhellenic Recruitment Ends
     31        Asian-Interest Recruitment Begins                 25        Instruction Begins
                                                                           Asian-Interest Recruitment Begins
     September                                                   26        IFC Bid Day
     4–6       MGLC Recruitment Weekend                          29 – 31   MGLC Recruitment Weekend
     10        Asian-Interest Recruitment Ends                   31        Tri-Council Exec Retreat
     11        Asian-Interest Bid Day
     16 – 19   Greek Week                                        February
                                                                 1–5       Cornell Hazing Prevention Week
     October                                                     4         Asian-Interest Recruitment Ends
     12 – 13   Fall Break                                        5         Asian-Interest Bid Day
     16        All Greek Alumni Homecoming                       6         Delta Series
               Reception                                         13        A.D. White Leadership Conference
     17        Homecoming Tailgate                               18 – 21   Northeast Greek Leadership Association
     18        FSAC Meeting                                                (NGLA) Conference
     27        Faculty Appreciation
     30        Trick-or-Treat Trail                              March
                                                                 13        Emerging Leaders Retreat
     November                                                    22 – 26   Spring Break
     8         Initiation Deadline
     26 – 27   Thanksgiving                                      April
                                                                 10        Greek Freak Step Show
     December                                                    11        SHAG Training Deadline
     5         Instruction Ends                                            Initiation Deadline
     11        Dyson Citizenship Award Deadline                  14        Tri-Council Joint Meeting
     19        Commencement                                      17        Day of Demeter
                                                                 25        FSAC Meeting
                                                                           Greek Awards Reception

                                                                 May
                                                                 7         Slope Day
                                                                 8         Instruction Ends
                                                                 23 – 29   Senior Week
                                                                 30        Commencement




All events above are subject to change after publication of this manual. Please find the most current events
online at http://greeks.cornell.edu.


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10.0 COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS

                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

          10.1          Interfraternity Council (IFC)
                              10.1.A         "Clean-Rush" Resolution
                              10.1.B         Bias Resolution
                              10.1.C         Stripper Resolution
                              10.1.D         Sunshine Policy
                              10.1.E         SHAG Resolution
                              10.1.F         Recruitment Resolution
                              10.1.G         Attendance Amendment
                              10.1.H         Delegate Selection Clause
                              10.1.I         Judicial Process Policy, Article VI
                              10.1.J         Minimum GPA Recruitment Resolution
                              10.1.K         New Member Academic Success Resolution
                              10.1.L         New Member Education Resolution
                              10.1.M         Resolution to Amend the Event Management Guidelines
                              10.1.N         Fall Recruitment Resolution

          10.2          Multicultural Greek Letter Council (MGLC)
                              10.2.A      Over Programming Resolution

          10.3          Panhellenic Council (PHC)
                             10.3.A      Alcohol Resolution


10.1 INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

A.     "Clean-Rush" Resolution (12/3/03)

       Whereas formal recruitment is a period for a potential new member to visit as many fraternities as
       possible so that they may find the one best fit for them.

       Whereas the time leading up to bid signing is a time where a potential new member would examine all
       the bids presented to him/her in order to make the best decision for him/herself.

       Whereas a potential new member should not feel any pressures from any chapters to sign a bid with
       them

       Be it resolved that from the day where formal recruitment starts until IFC’s bid signing day, no chapter
       shall make a rushee sign or accept any bid, whether it is symbolic, formal or binding, written or oral, or
       fill out any forms for the local or national organization relating to pledging that particular fraternity
       house until the rushee has signed their bid at OFSA.

       Be it further resolved that a fraternity breeching this resolution will be considered to have violated IFC’s
       formal recruitment policy.




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B.     Bias Resolution (3/10/04)

       WHEREAS, The Cornell University InterFraternity Council encourages all chapters and chapter members
       to uphold our Greek community values of ethical leadership, scholarship, fellowship, service, and
       character;

       WHEREAS, The Cornell University InterFraternity Council seeks to enhance the unity between and
       within the InterFraternity Council, the Interfraternity Council, and the Multicultural Greek Letter Council
       through diversity education and awareness;

       WHEREAS, Negative stereotypes on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, disabilities, or gender
       inhibit both the progression towards unity within the InterFraternity Council, the Panhellenic
       Association, and the Multicultural Greek Letter Council and the fellowship of our members;

       Be it resolved, That the InterFraternity Council does not support actions or events that portray such
       negative stereotypes.


C.     Stripper Resolution (2/23/05)

       WHEREAS, The Cornell University Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, and Multicultural
       Greek Letter Council encourage all chapters and chapter members to uphold the values of the Greek
       Community of intellectual life, personal growth, mutual support, and respect;

       WHEREAS, the actions of an individual chapter reflect upon the entire Greek Community;

       WHEREAS, using chapter funds to host strippers in a chapter facility is not consistent with the values of
       the Greek Community as a whole;

       WHEREAS, the Strategic Plan states that the Greek Community of Cornell University exists to cultivate
       the intellectual, social and ethical development of our members in an environment of freedom with
       responsibility;

       WHEREAS, The Cornell University Panhellenic Association, Intrafraternity Council, and Multicultural
       Greek Letter Council are self-governing bodies and uphold the duty to align our activities and events
       with our underlying mission and purpose.

       Be it resolved, that it is the responsibility of each chapter as a part of the entire Greek Community to
       evaluate the nature of their events to ensure that they are consistent with the values of their
       organization and its place in the Greek Community.

       Be it resolved, that the accountability for such events shall fall on the individual chapter, its alumni, and
       its national organization.




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D.     Sunshine Policy (9/21/05)

       WHEREAS, The Greek Judicial System aims to promote a safe fraternity and sorority community that
       promotes student health and well-being.

       WHEREAS, the Greek community supports a "Sunshine Policy" related to chapter misconduct that
       exhibits hazing and/or a threat or disregard for students' mental and physical health and safety.

       Be it resolved, that such violations that result in a sanction will be publicly disclosed.

       Be it resolved, that the decision of public disclosure shall fall under the judgment of the Greek Judicial
       Board.

E.     SHAG Resolution (11/2/05)

       The SHAG program is a pre-initiation requirement for all new-members of all sixty-six fraternities and
       sororities on Cornell’s campus.

       To book a SHAG presentation, simply go to www.shageducation.com, click “Book a Presentation,” and
       complete the form.

       You will receive and email confirmation within 24 hours.

       There will be a $100 penalty for failing to book a presentation or not having 75% new-member
       attendance.

F.     Recruitment Resolution (Passed 4/06, Addendum 1/08)

       WHEREAS, Cornell University (the University), Fraternity Nationals, NIC, CUPD, and Interfraternity
       Council (IFC) expect a dry, substance free recruitment week, and that Federal Law will be imposed
       during formal recruitment week

       WHEREAS, recent trends indicate that there has been an increase in alcohol related hospitalizations
       AND arrests during the formal recruitment period

       WHEREAS, IFC remains committed to self governance and safety, throughout the year, and in
       particular during the formal recruitment period

       WHEREAS, the IFC is committed to self-imposed reform, in relation to its commitment to sovereignty,
       rather than University administered change

       WHEREAS, each individual chapter is committed to a sage and healthy environment and responsible for
       that environment for all each members and recruits

       WHEREAS, the consumption of alcohol and the use of illegal substances is not conducive to a healthy
       recruitment environment where individuals can engage in meaningful conversation

       WHEREAS, the IFC encourages all chapters and chapter members to be true to their values and to
       uphold the values of the Greek community of intellectual life, personal growth, mutual support, and
       respect throughout the academic year and in particular during the formal recruitment period


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       WHEREAS, the negative actions of an individual chapter can reflect poorly upon the entire Greek
       Community as well as the University in general

       Be it resolved that from the day where the formal recruitment period begins, the following time
       changes will be implemented to the formal recruitment period:
           1. On Tuesday, smokers will be held from 12-3pm or 3-6pm
           2. On Wednesday, smokers will be held from 12-3pm or 3-6 pm. Contacts will be held from 8-
               10pm
           3. On Thursday, smokers will be held from 12-3pm or 3-6pm
           4. On Friday, smokers will be held from 1-3pm or 305pm. Contacts will be held from 8-10pm

       Be it further resolved that each Chapter, in order to hold an evening events will register directly
       through the IFC Executive Board, during the formal recruitment period. An evening event is to be held
       between 10pm – 1am only. Hired third-party security will monitor every chapter as well as specificed
       Collegetown residences to ensure adherence to the agreed upon policy, with guidance from the IFC
       Executive Board.

       Be it further resolved that any chapter that informally registers is expected to adhere to the Event
       Management Guidelines Policy.

       Be it further resolved that any chapter that fails to register events or fail to follow the Event
       Management Guidelines Policy in regards to its prohibition of hard alcohol and illegal substances will be
       subject to the following sanctions for the first violation:
           1. Revocation of 1 day of formal recruitment period, constituting a period of smokers, contacts,
               and evenings event
           2. Automatic Eight Week Social Probation
           3. A monetary fine of $1000 against the violating chapter

       Be it further resolved that a chapter that receives these sanctions shall have the opportunity to appeal
       the decision with the IFC Judicial Board. Once a case is made and evidence, statements, and reports
       are presented by a chapter, the decision lies with the Judicial Board as would any other infraction of
       IFC policy. With the understanding that hard liquor is prohibited at all events, any chapter found to be
       violating this policy in any way will still face the immediate end of the event as well as the loss of a day
       of rush

       Be it further resolved that any chapter which fails to register events or fails to follow the Event
       Management Guidelines policy in regards to its prohibition of hard alcohol and illegal substances for
       subsequent violation will be subject to the following sanctions:
           1. Revocation of further formal recruitment events, including smokers, contacts, and evening
               events
           2. Revocation of Slope Day and Homecoming privileges
           3. Subject to IFC Judicial Review Board
           4. Other judicial actions the University may independently decide to take

       Be it further resolved that any chapter who registers events, but who fails to follow the Event
       Management Guidelines, excluding violations in use of hard alcohol or illegal substances, will be
       handled on an individual basis through the Greek Judicial Board, with possible subsequent or
       coterminous independent action by the University




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       Be it further resolved that for any off-campus (i.e. out of Ithaca) event to be registered, the IFC
       Executive Board must be supplied with proof of Third-Party transportation

       Be it further resolved that a letter will be sent to each Chapter’s Alumni Associations which will stress
       for said associations to find constructive ways to aide Chapters during the formal recruitment period

G.     Attendance Amendment
       Article VI: Standing

       Section E. Meetings.
       6. During any academic semester chapters are held to the attendance requirements listed below.

             Meetings missed per academic semester             Fine     Action Taken
                                    1                           $0
                                    2                          $100
                                    3                          $100
                                    4                          $300
                                    5                          $500     Social Probation
                                    6                          $700
                                    7                          $900
                                    8                         $1,100    Review Hearing
                                    9                         $1,300
                                   10                         $1,500
                                   11                         $1,700
                                   12                         $1,900
                                   13                         $2,100
                                   14                         $2,300
       * After a chapter misses its 5th meeting in one semester they will be put on social probation effective
       immediately. This will end once they have attended two meetings.

       Note: After a chapter misses its fourth meeting in an academic semester, a member of the Executive Board is
       required to attend a chapter meeting to inform the members of that fraternity of their potential consequences if
       another meeting is missed.




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H.     Delegate Selection Clause (3/5/08)
       Article VI: Standing

       Section E. Meetings.
       6. Clause I

       Chapters must inform the Interfraternity Council Executive Board of an IFC delegate within the first
       week of the academic semester. Attendance is then required by the chapter’s President or this pre-
       selected delegate.

       Note: In the rare occasion that both the President and delegate are unable to attend, the chapter is allowed to
       send another representative as long as the IFC Executive Board is given 24 hours notice and grants approval of
       the circumstances.


I.     Judicial Process Policy, Article VI (3/08)

       VI. Sanctions

       Below is a list of educational sanctions that the Greek Judicial Board will utilize when determining an
       appropriate outcome for chapter misconduct.

       A. Educational/Remedial

       The primary goal of the Greek Judicial System is educational in nature. The Fraternity and Sorority
       Judicial Board and respective judicial officers may design sanctions that are specific to an individual
       case when it is determined that educational or remedial value may result and the interests of the
       University community are maintained.

       B. Warning

       In instances of less serious deviations from the University norms of conduct, the chapter may be
       formally warned of the possible consequences of continuing such behavior. No other specific action is
       taken unless further misconduct occurs. A “Warning” will remain active in a chapter’s disciplinary file
       for one calendar year.

       C. Social Probation

       This status is applied as a result of a breach of specific event management guidelines. Its primary
       effect is to suspend a privilege related to the nature of the offense and/or restrict access to specific
       campus facilities or programs. Chapters may petition to hold one registered social event during the
       sanctioned period of social probation (e.g., alumni event). After receiving the formal judicial decision,
       Chapters have one (1) week to submit their petition to their Council’s respective Vice President for
       Judicial for review.

       D. Fine/Restitution

       A fine may be levied to help support educational programs in the Greek community or to sponsor an
       intervention designed for chapter improvement. Restitution may be required for chapters that deface or
       steal property.


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       E. Disciplinary Reprimand

       This action is a formal admonition on behalf of the fraternity and sorority community and is intended to
       clearly document in a chapter’s disciplinary file that its behavior has been deemed unacceptable.

       F. Disciplinary Probation

       This action constitutes a change in status where the organization is no longer in good standing, but
       continues to be recognized by the University. The chapter is permitted to retain recognition at the
       University, but under certain stated conditions depending upon the nature of the violation and upon
       the potential learning value that may derive from such a restrictive measure.

       G. Loss of Recognition

       The Associate Dean and the Greek Judicial Board always reserve the right to refer serious chapter
       misconduct to the Vice President for Student and Academic Services or his/her designee to review
       whether the chapter should be allowed to maintain its status as a recognized chapter. The Greek
       Judicial Board can recommend to the Vice President for Student and Academic Services that a chapter
       loses privileges associated with University recognition (Probationary Recognition) or that a chapter lose
       Full Recognition. Such determinations will be made pursuant to the Cornell University Recognition
       Policy for Fraternities and Sororities.

J.     Minimum GPA Recruitment Resolution (4/11/09)

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council recognize academics as a core
       value;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council find membership in a fraternity
       to be a privilege;

       Be it therefore resolved that a minimum GPA of 2.25 is required to join a fraternity

       Be it further resolved that, if a prospective member of a fraternity has a GPA below a 2.25, that
       individual may appeal to the Interfraternity Council and with the permission of the Interfraternity
       Council President and Vice-President for Recruitment be granted permission to join a fraternity.

       This appeals process will consist of a written document describing the individuals majors, minors,
       concentrations, and extracurricular activities, why the individual is interested in joining a fraternity at
       Cornell University, why the individual feels they will be a positive addition to the Cornell Greek
       Community, why the individual was unable to maintain a cumulative GPA above a 2.25, and how the
       individual plans on increasing their GPA to a level above a 2.25 after joining a fraternity.

       In the appeals process special consideration will be given to an individuals extracurricular activities as
       well as the mean GPA within their college or major.




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K.     New Member Academic Success Resolution (4/18/09)

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council recognize academics as
       a core value;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell Interfraternity Council recognize new members as any individuals
       who accept bids or who have been initiated during the current semester;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that the academic
       responsibilities of its new members are a priority during the new member education process;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that the new
       member education period is a time where chapters should work to teach and reinforce good study
       habits that improve the academics of it’s new members;

       Be it therefore resolved that if the average GPA of a new member class drops:
          □   0.3-0.4 grade points below the new member classes average cumulative GPA prior to membership a
              chapter will be subject to an automatic 4 weeks of social probation effective on the first day of classes
              the following semester

          □   0.4 grade points and above that classes average cumulative GPA prior to membership a chapter will be
              subject to an automatic 8 weeks of social probation effective the first day of classes the following
              semester

       Be it further resolved that a chapter may appeal this decision to the Greek Judicial Board after citing
       extenuating circumstances that explain the drop in their new member classes GPA with special
       attention to new member classes with a total membership below 10.

L.     New Member Education Resolution (4/11/09)

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council find that the new member
       education process should be one based on values;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell Interfraternity Council recognize new members as any individuals
       who accept bids or who have been initiated during the current semester;

       Whereas the members of the Interfraternity Council find that the goal of the new member education
       process is to build a more competent and sustainable brotherhood;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity should work to follow the new member
       education processes recommended by their national organizations;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council recommend that chapters look
       to incorporate the following list of best practices into their new member education processes;
          □   Academic Mentors
          □   Study hours
          □   Scheduling new member events around the academic and extracurricular obligations of its new members
          □   A philanthropy and/or service event
          □   Programming through Cornell Outdoor Education
          □   Education of chapter and Interfraternity Council guidelines and regulations
          □   Non-alcoholic brotherhood and new member class bonding events
          □   Chapter History

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       Whereas the members of the Interfraternity Council find that hazing is not an efficient or acceptable
       part of the New Member Education process;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council accepts the definition of hazing
       as provided by Cornell University Campus Code of Conduct (Title Three, Section II, F):

              "To haze a person. Hazing is defined as an act that, as an explicit or implicit condition for initiation to,
              admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization, could be seen by a
              reasonable person as endangering the physical health of an individual or as causing mental distress to an
              individual through, for example, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning treatment; destroys or removes
              public or private property; involves the consumption of alcohol, other drugs, or other substances; or
              violates any of the policies of the university."

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that hazing includes
       but is not limited to:
          □   Forcing someone to eat food, even food he may like or enjoy, the eating of spoiled foods or raw
          □   onions, goldfish or anything an individual refuses to eat
          □   Publicly wearing apparel which is conspicuous and not “normally” in good taste
          □   Verbally abusing new members
          □   Playing extremely loud music or music repeated over and over or any other audible harassment
          □   Not permitting new members to talk for extended period of time
          □   Requiring or encouraging new member to act like animals or other objects
          □   Members messing up the house or a room for the new members to clean
          □   Forcing, requiring or endorsing new members to violate any University or National policy or any local,
              state, or federal law
          □   Throwing anything (whipped cream, garbage, water, paint, etc.) at an individual
          □   Theft of any property under any circumstances
          □   Assigning or endorsing “pranks”, such as stealing, harassing other organizations
          □   Defacing trees, grounds, or buildings
          □   Conducting a mandatory new member-related activity between the hours of 12AM and 8AM or awakening
              individuals during these hours
          □   Sleep deprivation
          □   Forced nudity (full or partial) at any time
          □   Forcing or requiring new members to drink alcohol or any other substance
          □   Forcing new members to spend any amount of time in uncomfortable or cramped quarters
          □   Paddle swats/hitting of any nature

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that new members
       are especially vulnerable to peer pressure and a desire to conform to expectations during the new
       member process that may lead them to consent to activities that they do now feel comfortable with
       and would not consent to under normal circumstances;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that hazing takes on
       varying levels of severity;

       Be it therefore resolved hazing be defined by three (3) levels increasing in severity:

       Level 1 Hazing: Any action performed by a new member or new member class that is requested,
       encouraged, or supported by an existing member or group of existing members that the Greek Judicial
       Board believes could be perceived as hazing as defined by this resolution and should not be present
       during the new member education process.



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       Level 2 Hazing: Any action performed by a new member or new member class that is requested,
       encouraged, or supported by an existing member or group of existing members that the Greek Judicial
       Board clearly identifies as hazing as defined by this resolution and should not be present during the
       new member education process.

       Level 3 Hazing: Any action performed by a new member or new member class that is requested,
       encouraged, or supported by an existing member or group of existing members that the Greek Judicial
       Board clearly identifies as hazing as defined by this resolution, that should not be present during the
       new member education process, and puts the health and safety of an individual in immediate danger.

       Be it further resolved that the minimum sanction each level of hazing be:

       Level 1 Hazing:
          □   An official warning
          □   An educational sanction
          □   $100 fine

       Level 2 Hazing:
          □   One year of disciplinary probation
          □   An educational sanction
          □   4 weeks of social probation
          □   A $500 fine
          □   If the Greek Judicial Board finds a chapter guilty of Level 2 Hazing twice in a 2 year period they will be
              referred to the Chapter Review Board with the recommendation that their University recognition be
              revoked for a minimum of one year.

       Level 3 Hazing:
          □   Immediate referral to the Chapter Review Board with the recommendation that their University
              recognition be revoked for a minimum of one year.
          □   Immediate social probation until a decision is made by the Chapter Review Board.

M.     Resolution to Amend the Event Management Guidelines (4/11/09)

       1. Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that large scale
          social events with alcohol place chapters at an increased level of liability;

          Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that it is neither
          a priority nor an obligation of their chapters to be the sole providers of nightly social events to
          Cornell University students;

          Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand the need to
          ensure that recruitment is based on core values;

          Be it therefore resolved that the Interfraternity Council amend the Event Management Guidelines
          by:

          Inserting a new item labeled “b” to Article III, Section B(3) stating:
             □ Chapters are allowed to register a maximum of 3 Non-Catered Invites per semester.




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       2. Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand that outdoor
          social events can be conducted in a safe and controlled manner when certain guidelines and
          regulations are enforced;

          Be it therefore resolved that the Interfraternity Council amend the Event Management Guidelines
          by:

          □   Inserting Article III Section A(8) stating:

              8. Outdoor event. Any event hosted on either (1) the physical grounds of a chapter facility; (2)
              balcony, patio, deck or other covered/uncovered outdoor area of the chapter facility. Outdoor
              events are by invitation only, have a ratio of one member per one guest with a cap of 150
              people, and can be held between the hours of 12PM – 8PM.
          □   Inserting Article III Section B(10) stating:

              Additional requirements for registering Outdoor events with alcohol:
                     a. Events must be registered with the OFSA 3 weeks prior to the date of the event.
                     b. A security plan for the event is to be delivered to the Interfraternity Council President
                     and Interfraternity Council Vice President for Judicial Affairs three (3) weeks before the
                     date of the event.
                     c. The Interfraternity Council President and Interfraternity Council Vice President for
                     Judicial Affairs must approve the event. When necessary, the Interfraternity Council
                     President and Interfraternity Council Vice President for Judicial Affairs are to consult with
                     University and city officials regarding the logistics of an outdoor event. The
                     Interfraternity Council President and Interfraternity Council Vice President for Judicial
                     Affairs may require that changes be made to the event prior to their approval (i.e. hiring
                     professional security to monitor the event)
                     d. Chapters are required to obtain a noise permit for the event.
                     e. The event area must be fenced in with only 1 entry and exit point.
                     f. No alcohol can be present outside of the approved designated location

          □   Removing Article III Section D(6) stating: “No alcohol shall be served or consumed outdoors”

N.     Fall Recruitment Resolution (4/11/09)

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understand the need to ensure
       that recruitment is based on core values;

       Whereas the members of the Cornell University Interfraternity Council want to enhance the freshman
       experience at Cornell;

       Whereas the Cornell University Interfraternity Council understands the definition of potential new
       members to be any Cornell student that is not currently a member of a University recognized Greek
       chapter;

       Be it therefore resolved that chapters will be granted the ability to hold value based recruitment events
       after in the fall after the third (3rd) Monday in October.




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       Be it further resolved that the Interfraternity Council amend the Event Management Guidelines by:
           □ Inserting Article III Section A(9) stating:
               9. Recruitment Event. Chapters are able to hold these events in the fall semester after the third
               (3rd) Monday in October. These events are open to members of a chapter and potential new
               members only. The main goal of this event is the recruitment of new members and must be
               alcohol free. There is a cap of 150 people.

          □   Inserting Article III Section B(10) stating:
              Additional requirements for registering Recruitment events
                  Chapters must submit an application to hold a Recruitment event 2 weeks prior to the
                      event taking place to the Interfraternity Council President and Vice President for
                      Recruitment
                  Events must be alcohol free

       Be it further resolved that any chapter found to have alcohol present at a registered or unregistered
       recruitment event will be subject to a minimum of 6 weeks of social probation.


O.     Resolution to Amend the Event Management Guidelines (10/21/09)

       Whereas the members of the Interfraternity Council are committed to constantly improving the health
       and safety of their social environments;

       Be it therefore resolved that the Interfraternity Council amend the Event Management Guidelines by:
           □ Replacing the phrase in Article III Section E(3) stating “A regulated source of water is expected
               to be available for the duration of the event” with the phrase “Bottled water is expected to be
               available for the duration of the event.”
           □ Inserting Article III Section E(6) stating “Individually packaged food/snacks are expected to be
               available for the duration of the event.”
           □ Inserting Article III Section E(7) stating “Hand sanitizer is expected to be made available for the
               duration of the event.”




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10.2 MULTICULTURAL GREEK LETTER COUNCIL

A.     Over Programming Resolution (3/11/09)

       WHEREAS, Across campus, cultural groups have the misconception that it’s quantity over quality: the
       more programs you do, better off your organization is. Particularly with multicultural Greeks, we
       program on over 80% of the days during the academic year, reinforcing the myth of the EOY: the
       more we do, the more points we get, making our chapter the best of best.

       This is not the case. There needs to be more quality programming, less programs thrown together just
       for the sake of filling all the days during your chapter’s week of events and more planning and
       consideration in the programs we do. Enough is enough, and we need to move toward cooperation and
       understanding between our chapters so that we may focus more on what really matters: Academics,
       Community Service, Brother/Sisterhood, etc.

       As a self-governing system and as the leaders on campus, in order for a community-wide change to
       occur we need to be trailblazers and lead by example.

       THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the 17 Chapters of the Multicultural Greek Letter Council (MGLC)
       will limit the amount of programming each chapter does to selecting one weekend of events (Thursday
       – Sunday) rather than an entire week. All other dates are open for programming; however, chapters
       are limited to three (3) open programs outside of their major weekend of events, excluding small scale
       fundraisers (tabling, bake sales, etc.), community service events and recruitment efforts (closed
       socials, information sessions, etc.). In addition, if needed, chapters may petition to the Executive Board
       at least three weeks prior for any additional programs with special consideration given to co-sponsored
       events/programs.

       Exclusionary Clause: Due to the Asian-Interest organizations’ distinct programmatic practices, they: 1)
       will not reserve a weekend of events; 2) will be exempt from the limit of three; 3) will instead hold up
       to three programs per semester. The Asian-Interest Rush period is not included.




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10.3 PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

A.     Alcohol Resolution (Unknown, Spring 2001)

       WHEREAS, The Cornell University Panhellenic Association encourages the spirit of cooperation and
       unity; and

       WHEREAS, The Cornell University Panhellenic Association seeks to support the Alcohol-Free Resolution
       of the National Panhellenic Conference adopted at the 1998 Interim Meeting; and

       WHEREAS, The Cornell University Panhellenic Association seeks to promote an alcohol-free living
       environment and alcohol-free activities;

       Be it resolved, that beginning in the fall term of 2001, organizations within the Cornell University
       Panhellenic Association may co-sponsor events in men’s fraternity facilities, only if these events are
       alcohol-free.




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