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					A Vision for the Future
The University of Vermont




Greek Recognition
 Resource Manual
Fall 2003 – Spring 2004
                                           Table of Contents

Introduction                                                                      3
Recognition                                                                       3-4
Active Status                                                                     4
Probationary Status                                                               4
De-Recognized Status                                                              4
Interim Suspension                                                                4-5
Greek Vision Committee                                                            5
De-Recognized Process                                                             6
Appeals of De-recognition Decisions                                               6
Colonization Procedures                                                           6
Colony Recognition                                                                6
Colony Review                                                                     6
Minimum chapter Standards for Recognition                                         6-10
Possible Consequences for Non-Compliance with Minimum Standards                   11 - 12
Standards of Excellence                                                           12-14
Recognition and Rewards of Meeting Standards of Excellence                        14
Greek Vision Committee Review Process Timeline and Meeting Agendas                15
UVM Department of Residential Life Contract Release Policies for Greek Students   16-18
Resource Packet for Documenting Minimum Standards and Standards of Excellence     19
UVM Chapter Member No-Hazing Contracts                                            20
UVM New Member No-Hazing Contracts                                                22
Academic Performance and Minimum Chapter Size Roster                              24-27
Standards of Excellence Chapter Involvement Roster                                28-30
Standards of Excellence Campus Involvement Form                                   31
Campus Sponsored Event Sign–In sheet                                              32 -33
Standards of Excellence Alternative Social Program Form                           34
Minimum Standards and Standards of Excellence Verification Forms                  35
Spring 2003 Minimum Standards Verification Form                                   36-37
Spring 2003 Standards of Excellence Verification Form                             38




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                                                Introduction
         The Greek community at the University of Vermont has a long and prestigious history dating back to
    1836 when our first social Greek-lettered organization, Lambda Iota, was formed. Since that time
    thousands of UVM’s students have enjoyed the benefits of their affiliation with this community. UVM’s
    Greek community has weathered many changes over the last 166 years and has remained a valuable part
    of the University of Vermont community.
         The University believes that its Greek organizations have great potential to affect positively the
    personal development and educational experiences of their members. This potential includes:
   Positive small group living for students, providing an opportunity to develop close friendships, develop a
    sense of belonging and connectedness within the UVM and Burlington community.
   Support and enhance the academic pursuits of members.
   A support network during the transition period as a student comes to campus and throughout the college
    career.
   Provide a set of behavioral standards based on articulated ideals and principals.
   Assist members to learn to develop self-discipline and self-reliant behavior.
   Instill good citizenship, personal integrity, and respect for individual freedoms.
   Assist in developing leadership skills of members.

           In light of the educational potential of the Greek organizations, the University of Vermont will
    recognize those organizations that adhere to the standards outlined within this document. The standards
    outlined in this document are meant to assist fraternities and sororities in providing a healthy and safe
    environment for their members, which also supports the educational mission of this University.

            Although the University provides minimum standards Greek organizations must meet in order to
    become recognized, the University cannot and should not attempt to control the internal operations of
    these groups. The ability of the individual fraternities and sororities as well as the entire Greek system to
    engage in self-government is an important learning component of Greek life. Thus, the University has no
    control over the actions of these organizations, except for activities which occur on campus or which
    interfere with the educational mission of the institution.

         The Chapter facilities of recognized fraternities and sororities are privately owned and are under the
    control and care of entities not associated with the University. The University cannot control the behavior
    of students while they are off campus. These students and their fraternities and sororities have the same
    rights and responsibilities as any other citizen of the Burlington community and should be treated as such.

         In recognizing fraternities and sororities and providing these minimum standards, the University in
    no way is accepting the responsibility or the duty to ensure that recognized fraternities and sororities
    actually are providing a healthy and safe environment for their members. Such duty and responsibility
    falls upon the fraternities and sororities themselves.

         The University of Vermont chooses to recognize fraternities and sororities, because the University
    believes that such organizations can provide meaningful experiences to its students in addition to those
    provided by the University.
                                                  Recognition
        Recognition for all Greek-lettered social organizations will be granted by the Director of Student Life
    based on the recommendations of Greek Vision Committee. There are five recognition statuses, which
    could be given to a Greek Chapter, which are as follows:

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Active status
The Chapter has no restrictions placed on its recognition.

Probationary Status
The Chapter remains a recognized Chapter but has a restriction placed on it for failure to meet a minimum
standard. This status may require the Chapter satisfy sanctions prior to returning to active status. The
Greek Vision Committee determines sanctions. When on probationary status the organization may be
restricted from involvement in certain activities, these also will be determined by the Recognition
Committee. An organization’s ability to recruit (rush) new members will not be restricted by a
probationary status. The Committee can recommend to the Director of Student Life that a Chapter that
does not comply with the terms of its probation be de-recognized. Probationary Status will not effect an
organization ability to recruit new members.

An example of this status would be a Chapter that does not have a 2.5 grade point average point average.
This determination is made by the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs who passes the
information along to the Committee. The committee places the Chapter on probationary status for one
semester with the condition that the Chapter grade point average meets the all undergraduate average at
the next grading period. In addition to the change in status, the committee mandates that the Chapter
sponsors a study skills workshop for all its members. The committee also instructs the Chapter to refrain
from any Chapter sponsored social functions until probation is removed. If the Chapter violates any
condition of its probation, the committee will consider the impact of the violation on the Chapter’s
recognition.

De-recognized status
Any Chapter that fails to meet conditions of its probationary or suspension status may face de-recognition.
To prevent Chapters from becoming multiple offenders, any Chapter which is placed on probation or
suspended twice in any two-year period will have its recognition reviewed.

Once de-recognition has been carried out, that Chapter will not be eligible for recognition for a period of
no less than five years.

Interim Suspension
If preliminary evidence of an incident demonstrates that an organization’s presence on campus would
pose a threat to the health, safety or well being of persons within the UVM community, the Vice President
for Student Affairs, or appointed designee, will have the option to place a Chapter on interim suspension.
When under interim suspension all Chapter activities must cease.

When interim suspension has been invoked, the appropriate hearing board will be convened to determine
if the Chapter is responsible for any violations of standards. If the Chapter is found not responsible, then
the interim suspension will be lifted immediately. If the Chapter is found responsible, the Committee will
recommend to the Director of Student Life how the Chapter’s recognition should be affected.

An example of this would be a Chapter whose facility does not meet Burlington Fire Code. The University
views a house that does not pass inspection as a threat to the well-being of members of the UVM
community. The Chapter would be placed on Interim suspension if the house is not brought up to code
within the time specified by the Burlington Fire Marshal’s Office. If a house violates its suspension, the
committee can recommend to the Director of Student Life that the Chapter be de-recognized. Suspension
will last only as long as it takes to correct the problem.



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                                      Greek Vision Committee


    The purpose of the Committee will be to pro-actively assist Chapters in meeting the stated minimum
standards and to recognize those groups which achieve standards of excellence. The goal of the
Committee is to educate Chapters as to the importance of maintaining acceptable standards; thereby
ensuring Chapters have the best possible chance to be successful. The Committee will be charged by the
Vice President for Student Affairs on an annual basis to conduct annual reviews. Upon completion of the
annual review, each Chapter will receive recommendations for improving each of the minimum standards.
Should a Chapter be found to be deficient in one or more of the standards the Committee will mandate a
timeline for compliance and suggest, as appropriate, resources for meeting that timeline. Only after efforts
to educate a Chapter on weaknesses have failed will the committee recommend more severe action be
taken, except in instances when health, safety or well being are at issue. In such instances, interim
suspension may be appropriate, as described above.

    The Committee has the power to place a Chapter on probation or suspend Chapters for non-
compliance with the standards outlined in this document. The Committee can recommend de-recognition
of an organization, but the final decision will be made by the Director of Student Life.

    The Committee is comprised of eight individuals; two University of Vermont faculty/staff members,
two alumni of the Greek Community, the President of the Interfraternity Council, the President of the
Panhellenic Council, the Chief Justice of the Interfraternity Council, and the Chief Justice of the Panhellenic
Council. All if the Committee members will have alternates who will serve in their place should there be a
conflict of interest during a vote to de-recognize a Chapter.

     The committee members and alternates will be selected as follows: the faculty/staff representatives
will be appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Alumni representatives will be appointed
by the Greek Alumni Advisory Council, the fraternity representatives will be selected by the
Interfraternity Council and the sorority representatives will be selected by the Panhellenic Council.

    It is important to note that this committee is NOT A HEARING BOARD. Only after a Chapter has
been found responsible for a violation of the Greek Judicial Provisions or a campus policy by the
appropriate body (in most cases, the Greek Judicial Board) will the Committee determine what impact that
violation will have on the organization’s status as a recognized Chapter. In cases in which a violation is not
heard by the Greek Judicial Board, but is heard by a University hearing, such as a judicial board, the
judicial board will determine appropriate sanctions, including de-recognition, as appropriate. If de-
recognition is deemed appropriate, a recommendation will be made to the Director of Student Life.

    The Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs will convene the Committee and will
provide administrative support. The coordinator will not be involved in the decision making process with
regard to the recognition of Chapters, but may be called on to give his/her assessment of the Chapter.

    The committee chairperson will act as facilitator for the Committee during the review process. The
chair will be determined on a rotating basis by the committee.




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                                        De-recognition Process


     The Committee can recommend that a Chapter be de-recognized at anytime, not just during a semi-
annual review. Once the Committee has made its recommendation to re-recognize a Chapter, the Director
of Student life will offer a time to meet with the following: a representative of the Chapter’s Alumni, a
representative of the national office (if applicable), and a representative of the Chapter. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow all interested parties the opportunity to understand the recommendation and offer any
alternative solutions. The Director of Student Life will take feedback from this meeting into consideration
when rendering his/her decision.

Appeals of De-recognition Decisions
    A Chapter has the option to appeal the Director of Student Life’s de-recognition decision to the Vice
President for Student Affairs, or an appointed designee. Appeals must be received in writing by the Vice
President for Student Affairs within five business days of being notified of the Director of Student Life’s
decision. Basis for appeals are 1) abuse of authority, 2) new evidence, and 3) prejudicial procedural error.


                                      Colonization Procedures
Colony Recognition
   Any group desiring to become a recognized fraternity/sorority at the University of Vermont must first
have an invitation from the appropriate Greek governing board. In addition to that invitation, the group
must meet all of the stated criteria that the governing board has outlined. Groups that meet these
qualifications will be granted colony recognition for a period of one year from the Committee. During that
year the colony will be required to meet all standards that are applicable.

Colony Review
     After a new organization has been a colony for a period of one year, the Committee will review the
Chapter to determine status as a UVM Greek organization. The Committee will examine the Chapter’s
compliance with the minimum standards and adherence to the appropriate Greek governing board’s
criteria for recognition. Based on this information, the Committee may recommend to the Director of
Student Life that the colony be granted full recognition, extend colony status with recommendations, or
rescind colony recognition. Colonies which have met the minimum standards and adhered to recognition
criteria will be granted full recognition, absent compelling evidence mitigating against recognition.




                       Minimum Chapter Standards for Recognition
        These standards must be met in order for an organization to maintain its unfettered recognition as a
University of Vermont Social Greek Chapter. All information must be submitted to the Director of Student
Life by the Chapter’s national office representative (or appointed alumni representative for local Chapters)
at the appropriate deadlines.




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1. Chapter Size
Chapters must maintain an active membership of 10

Due Date: November 17 and April 12

Required Documentation: The roster turned in to meet Standard 1 (Academic Performance) will be a
Chapter’s documentation of Chapter size.

2. Chapter Advisor
Chapters must have an advisor who meets the following criteria: 1) The Chapter advisor must maintain consistent
communication with the Chapter officers. 2) The Chapter advisor must be available for one fifteen-minute telephone
conversation with the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs each month. 3) The Chapter advisor
must live within 60 miles of the Chapter. 4) The Chapter advisor must speak/consult with the Chapter president at
least twice a month. 5) The Chapter advisor must attend Chapter meetings at least once a semester. 6) The Chapter
advisor must attend Greek Alumni Advisory Committee meetings at least twice a semester or send an appointed
alumni or undergraduate representative.

It is required that the advisor be an alumnus of the Organization..

Any active Chapter (no restrictions) without an advisor can apply for a waiver of this standard. Granting of this
waiver will be at the discretion of the Director of Student Life and must include a detailed plan and timeline on the
Chapter’s plan to secure an advisor.

Due Date: On –going

Required Documentation: Chapters must supply the Director of Student Life with advisor’s name,
address, daytime and evening phone numbers, and e-mail address, etc. This information needs to be
submitted anytime there is a change in advisor status.

3. New Member Initiation
All new members must be initiated no later than the first two weeks of the semester following the semester in which
they receive bids. No new member education or initiation activities are permitted during final examinations or
between semesters.

Due Date: November 17 and April 12

Required Documentation: Chapters must verify that all new members were initiated no later than the first
two weeks of the semester following the semester in which they received bids and that no new member
education or initiation activities were conducted during final examination or between semesters.

4. Fire Safety Inspection
All Chapter houses must arrange for and pass an annual fire inspection

Due Date: Must be completed once a year

Required Documentation: It is the Chapter’s responsibility to contact the Fire Marshal’s office (802-864-
6923) at least two months before August 16th to arrange for an inspection in order to leave ample notice to
the Fire Marshal and to make any required changes after the inspection.

The Director of Student Life will confer with the Fire Marshal to confirm that the Chapter has passed its
inspection.
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The general upkeep and safety of the Chapter facility is the sole responsibility of the individual Chapter,
the housing corporation, and where applicable, the national headquarters.

5. Occupancy Requirement
All Chapter houses must adhere to and post occupancy limits as set by the Fire Marshal.

Due Date: Anytime the Chapter house is altered in a way which would effect the number set by the Fire
Marshal’s office.

Required Documentation: Letter from the Fire Marshal’s office verifying the maximum capacity of the
house. This needs to be set only once unless the house is altered in a way that would effect the number set
by the Fire Marshal’s office. No Chapter functions can take place that exceeds the identified capacity.

6. Educational Programs
All Chapters must have 65% participation in educational programs that address the following topics: Fire Safety,
Neighbor Relations, Sexual Assault, and Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness. (*** Any member living in the
Chapter house for the firs time MUST attend the Fire Safety and Neighbor Relations programs). Chapters must
complete (1) additional program that addresses the safety, well-being, moral or intellectual development of the
Chapter.

Due Date: Due April 12 (once a year during Spring Visions Due Date)

Required Documentation: Chapters must submit program evaluations and attendance verification forms.

Important Notice: All members moving into the Chapter house for the first time are required to attend a
workshop on Fire Safety and Good Neighbor Program. These individuals must submit an attendance
verification form, signed by the program’s presenter, to the Department of Residential Life, before they can
be released from their on-campus-housing contract.

7. No Hazing
Each Chapter must sponsor a No-Hazing workshop with at least 65% of the Chapter membership and all new
members in attendance. A Chapter advisor or national representative and/or University approved representative
must be present during and/or facilitated the workshop. Each Chapter must have on file and available on request, a
brief outline of the no-hazing workshop, the date of the workshop and an attendance roster.

All Chapter members and new members must sign and submit UVM No-Hazing contracts verifying that they have
read and understand the University Hazing policy and will not participate or encourage hazing activities.

Chapters found responsible for hazing will face possible de-recognition.

Due Date: New Members are required to attend a No-Hazing Workshop, the chapter is required to go
once a year.

UVM No-Hazing contracts must be on file no later than October 14 of the fall semester and February 24 of
the spring semester. If new members are invited to join after these deadlines, the No-Hazing contracts
must be on file 10 days after they have accepted a bid from the Chapter.

Findings of the Greek Judicial Board and the University Judicial Board will be kept on file by the Assistant
Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs.

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Required Documentation: Each Chapter must have No-Hazing workshop attendance roster, No-Hazing
program outline, No-Hazing Chapter member contracts and No-Hazing Chapter new member contracts
on file and available upon request by the due dates listed above.

8. Repeated Violations of Unacceptable Behavior
Chapters found responsible for violating Greek Judicial Board Provisions or the University of Vermont’s Code of
Rights and Responsibilities twice in the same academic year will risk losing recognition. (The University maintains
the right to withdraw recognition after only one offense depending on the nature of the violation.)

Due Date: N/A

Required Documentation: Copies of all Greek and University Judicial Board findings will be kept on file
by the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs.

9. Involvement:
All Chapters must be actively involved in their respective Greek governing board (Interfraternity or Panhellenic
Council).

Required Documentation: the executive boards of the respective councils will determine active
involvement. These involvement standards will be stated in writing at the beginning of every semester.
The councils at the conclusion of every semester will give a report detailing all Chapter involvement to the
Director of Student Life.

10. Academic Performance
Chapters must have a semester grade point average at or above 2.5.

Due Date: November 17 and April 12

Required Documentation: Chapters must submit a Chapter roster that lists every Chapter member and
new member’s full legal name, student ID umber, year of graduation and membership status (i.e. new
member, terminated membership, inactive, etc.). The roster must indicate whether the new members have
been inducted as full members. If they have not been initiated, the Chapter must state reasons for not
initiating and anticipated date of initiation.

11. Proof of Insurance
All Chapters are required to have commercial general liability insurance which will provide coverage up to 1 million
dollars per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage liability and include coverage for social house liquor
liability. The University of Vermont must be named on the policy as an additional insured party.

Due Date: On or before the policy’s expiration date.

Required Documentation: Chapters must provide a certificate of insurance that meets the requirements
listed above.

12. Written New Member Program
Chapters must have a written copy of their current new member program on file and available upon request.

Due Date: April 12 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)


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     Required Documentation: This must be the Chapter’s specific program, not a copy of a nationally
     recommended program. It is recommended that the program included the following information:
1)       A comprehensive schedule of the program (i.e. During the week of October 1st, new members will
     meet with alumni advisor and learn the history of the Chapter, during the week of October 8th, new
     members will be given a quiz on the Chapter’s history and go to dinner with Chapter seniors).
2)       The overall goals of the program.
3)       All major time commitments (i.e. meetings, study sessions, workshops) required of new members.
4)       A brief description of major topics of the program (i.e. a section on the plan for education new
     members about hazing).

     13. Internal Chapter Judicial System
     Each Chapter must have a copy of their internal judicial system on file and available upon request.

     Due Date: April 12 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

     Required Documentation: Chapter must have a copy of their judicial system on file and available upon
     request it is suggested that the system be one that is consistent, timely in action, encourages high standards
     of conduct and fosters the development of its members.

     The system should include the following elements of due process: notification of hearing and charges,
     reasonable time to respond, right to a hearing, and right to appeal the decision.

     14. Community Service
     Chapters must sponsor and/or participate in two (4 a year) community service project each semester.

     Due Date: April 12 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

     Required Documentation: Chapter must submit community service verification forms that list the name of the
     organization the community service was provided for, the date of the project, the amount of time spent on the project,
     the amount of money raised (if applicable) and the number of members who participated in the project.

     The University of Vermont is proud of the community service efforts of its Greek Chapters. Please provide us with
     any additional community service project information so that we can let the greater UVM and Burlington community
     knows about your Chapter’s success.

     15. New Member Workshop
     100 % of New Members in each chapter must participate in a New Member workshop provided by Greek Life

     Due Date: Twice a year

     Required Documentation: Chapter must submit a list of their New Members and an attendance list from the New
     Member Workshop.




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    Possible Consequences for Non-Compliance with Minimum Standards



    Although the University of Vermont believes that all of the standards outlined in this document are
necessary to develop a positive Greek community, the consequences for non-compliance with the
standards will vary based on the nature of the standard in question.

    Chapters that do not meet one or more of the minimum standards by the stated deadline(s) will be
placed on probation for a period in which they will be expected to come into compliance with these
standards. Any Chapter on probation must refrain from hosting any social functions on or off premises
and will be barred from participating in other campus activities, such as intramural athletics. Other
components of the probation may be added as the situation warrants. Chapters will still be required to
uphold all of the remaining standards while on probation.

   The consequences below are not an exhaustive list and other consequences may not be used when
appropriate. The University administration will take whatever action is appropriate to ensure that a
Chapter comes into compliance with the standards.

Academic Performance
Any Chapter falling below the respective average will be given a probationary period with which to bring
their Chapter average back up to a 2.5. The Chapter will also be required to submit a detailed plan on how
they plan to raise their GPA to a 2.5. This plan must include information on how the national office (if
applicable) and alumni will support the Chapter in their efforts. Additional consequences may include
limiting Chapter social functions.

Chapter Size
Any Chapter falling below a membership of 10 will be given a probationary period with which to bring
their membership back up to 10 members. The Chapter will also be required to submit a detailed plan on
how they plan to raise their membership. This plan must include information on how the national office
(if applicable) and alumni will support the Chapter in their efforts.

Chapter Advisor
If at anytime the Chapter is without a Chapter advisor it will be given one semester to replace that advisor.

Fire Safety
If a Chapter facility is not operated in a manner that will ensure the safety of its members, the University
will interim suspend that organization until such time as the facility is brought up to code. If this standard
is not met by the stated deadlines, sophomore members will not receive a waiver to move off campus and
will be required to remain on campus through their entire sophomore year.

A facility’s safe condition will be determined by the Burlington Fire Marshal’s office. Any Chapter that is
out of the compliance longer that the time allowed by the Fire Marshal will be placed on interim
suspension. Continued refusal or inability to meet this standard may result in de-recognition.

Educational Programs
Should it be discovered that student(s) living in the Chapter houses for the first time has not attended the
fire safety or neighbor relations workshops, the Chapter will lose its privilege of having members released

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     from their on-campus housing contracts for at least one year. That student(s) will also be required to stay
     on-campus for their sophomore year.

     No Hazing
     The University of Vermont will not tolerate hazing activities of any kind within the Greek community.
     Even a first-time offense can lead to de-recognition.

     Proof of Insurance
     Anytime a Chapter’s insurance lapses that organization will be placed on probation until the insurance is
     reinstated. Uninsured organizations will not be allowed to host Chapter functions. Any organization that
     goes uninsured for a period of longer then ten days will be interim suspended. Continued refusal and/of
     inability to meet this standard may result in de-cognition.


                                               Standards of Excellence

         The following Standards of Excellence have been put forth as a means of encouraging Chapters to
     constantly strive to improve their organization. They are meant to recognize and reward Chapters for
     their efforts in providing an exceptional environment for their members. These Standards of Excellence
     are designed as a reward for success in those areas that support the mission and goals if the Greek
     Community.

     Academic Excellence
     Chapter has a semester grade point average of 3.1 or higher

     Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

     Required Documentation: This Standard will be determined by the grade rosters Chapters turn in every
     semester (Minimum Standard #1).

     Scholarship Program
     Chapters take an active role in the learning of their membership by developing and following a written scholarship
     program.

     Due Date: Program must be submitted by April 14 and implemented and followed for the next academic
     year in order to be considered for achieving this Standard. The Committee will review the plan at the end
     of the academic year to see how successful the Chapter was. The Committee will also provide feedback for
     ways to improve the program.

     Required Documentation: Chapters must turn a written scholarship plan for the present academic year.
     This plan must include:
1)          The Chapter’s academic goals for the year
2)          Programs planned to achieve those goals
3)          Assistance developed for members in academic trouble
4)          Recognition/rewards for members who are successful
5)          Plans for developing a Chapter culture which values scholarship
6)          Efforts to develop relationships with faculty members
7)          Any scholarship offered
8)          Recognition/Rewards for members inducted into honor societies

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Note: A Chapter that turns in a well developed plan and follows through with it, but does not meet all
their goals can still be eligible for receiving recognition for meeting the Standard.

Note: Chapter’s desiring to develop a scholarship program can obtain resources from their (inter) national
offices. If a Chapter does not have a national office or is looking for other examples of successful programs
see the sample in the appendix of this manual or contact the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus
Programs.

Community Service
Chapters that participate in three or more community service projects per semester in which at least 75% of the
members are involved will be considered

Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

Required Documentation: Chapter must supply the name of the community service project, identify the
name of the community service organization and a contact name and phone number at the organization,
and must provide verification that 75% of the membership participated.

Alumni/Advisor Support
Chapter develops an advisory team composed of alumni, UVM faculty/staff, community members, and/or parents.

Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

Required Documentation: Chapters must turn in the contact information of every Chapter Advisor with a
description of each Advisor’s responsibility. Chapters must also include amount of time advisors spend
working the Chapter (this could include advisor meetings, attending Chapter meetings, contact with active
members over the phone).

Campus Involvement
Chapters participates in at least three campus sponsored programs per semester with at least 75% if the membership
involved will be recognized as achieving a Campus Involvement Standard of Excellence.

Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

Required Documentation: the Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic Council will set the criteria by
October 1 of every academic year.

Alternative Social Programming (Non-Alcoholic)
Chapter sponsors three or more alternative social programs per semester

Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

Required Documentation: Chapter must supply the name of the event a contact name and phone number
of the event coordinator, and must provide verification that 75% of the membership participated.


Individual Member Involvement
Chapter whose members are involved in at least one (non-employment and not required for an academic credit)
campus or community organization outside of the Greek community.

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Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

Required Documentation: Chapters must turn in a roster of all members, the names of the organization
they are involved in, the name of the organization’s advisor, and the advisor’s phone number.

Fiscal Management
Chapters that develop a yearly budget have an accounts receivable below 10%, have no past account payable, and
require no boarders.

Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)

Required Documentation: Written proof of the criteria listed above.

Creative Thinking
It is recognized that Chapters may be involved in innovative activities that do not include the above listed Standards
of Excellence. In an effort to inspire creative thinking and action, the Committee welcomes Chapters to submit
comprehensive documentation on any Chapter activity that they believe demonstrates a commitment to excellence
Due Date: April 16 (Once a year and due on the Spring Visions Due Date)



     Recognition and Rewards for Chapter Achieving the Standard of Excellence


    By merely meeting these Standards of Excellence, Chapters will enjoy the rewards that come from
having a well-run organization. In addition, the University wishes to recognize and reward those
Chapters that are working to improve their organizational goals and supporting the educational mission of
the University. Any organization wishing to be considered for achieving any of these goals must first meet
all of the minimum standards for recognition. Chapters are encouraged to strive to meet all nine
Standards of excellence, but will be recognized for meeting individual goals. The following has been
suggested as recognition and rewards for the nine Standards of Excellence. This list is not complete and
may change depending on the feasibility of the reward. With the achievement of any Standard of
Excellence, the Chapter can expect a letter of recognition from the President of the University or the Vice
President for Student Affairs which will be forwarded to the Alumni Corporation and the (inter) national
office. The University will assist in writing a press release, which will be posted on UVM Today. In
addition, a notice of recognition will be placed in the UVM Cynic.

       In addition to recognizing Chapters who achieve Standards of Excellence, the University will work
with Chapters to develop rewards which will assist in ensuring that the Chapter is able to maintain that
success. Possible rewards could include, but are not limited to, program grants, highlight in the Vermont
Quarterly and grants to assist in attending national educational programs/conventions.




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                                         Greek Vision Committee
                            Review Process Timeline and Meeting Agendas


    January
   Annual charge from the Director of Student Life
   Review Chapters compliance with minimum standards for fall semester
   Review Chapters submissions for Standards of Excellence for fall semester
   Determine consequences for not meeting minimum standards
   Determine rewards for achieving Standards of Excellence

  March
 Review Chapters compliance with probationary status
 Meet with selected Chapters to assess their efforts towards achieving minimum standards and Standards
  of Excellence
 Interfraternity and Panhellenic Executive Councils meet with the Committee to present their goal for
  thew academic year

    May
   Review Chapters compliance with minimum standards for spring semester
   Review Chapters submissions for Standards of Excellence for the spring semester
   Determine consequences for not meeting minimum standards
   Determine rewards for achieving Standards of Excellence

  September
 Review Chapters compliance with probationary status
 Interfraternity and Panhellenic Executive Councils meet with the Committee to report and   evaluate
  their successes and challenges during spring semester

  October
 Review Chapters compliance with probationary status
 Meet with selected Chapters to assess their efforts towards achieving minimum standards and Standards
  of Excellence

  December
 Review Chapters compliance with probationary status
 Interfraternity and Panhellenic Executive Councils meet with the Committee to report and   evaluate
  their successes and challenges during fall semester
 Provide training for Committee officers who will assuming positions in January




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                            UVM Department of Residential Life
                         Contract Release Policies for Greek Students
                              Criteria for Releasing Greek Members from their
                                  On-campus Housing Contract at Mid-Year


   In order to be considered for a contract release at mid-year to serve as an officer, the member and the
   Chapter must meet the following requirements:

 The member must have completed 30 or more academic credit hours
 The Chapter by-laws must require that the member requesting the release must live in the Chapter house
  in order to fulfill their officer’s duties.
 The Chapter must be in compliance with the minimum standard of the “Vision” document and be under
  no sanctions from the “Vision” committee.
 The member must have a GPA equal to or above a 2.50.
 The Chapter must be a city-zoned sorority or fraternity dwelling.
 The Chapter (or members acting on behalf of the Chapter) must not have violated the University of
  Vermont’s Solicitation Policy during the past calendar year.
 The request must include a letter from the Chapter President and must be co-signed by the Alumni
  Advisor verifying that the member and Chapter meet the above requirements.

   All requests must be made in writing to the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs by
   the Friday before Thanksgiving Vacation:

   The Department of Residential Life will only release a maximum of ten Greek students (who meet the
   criteria listed above) from the entire Greek System mid-year from their Residential Life Contract. In the
   event that there are more than ten students who (and from Chapters that) meet the requirements outlined,
   Chapter presidents will receive first priority. Once all the Presidents have been released, the remaining
   names will be publicly drawn at random by the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs at
   the IFC/Panhel immediately following Thanksgiving vacation.

   The Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs will officially announce everyone who is to be
   released from their contract at the 1st IFC/Panhel meeting after Thanksgiving Vacation and send out
   written confirmation the following day to all Chapter Presidents and Chapter Advisors.

   The Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council will assume responsibility for educating Chapters about these
   criteria.




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                    Criteria for Members of the UVM Greek System to be released from
                                   their Sophomore Residency Requirement

    In order for any student to be considered for release from their sophomore residency requirement the
    member and the Chapter must meet the following criteria:

    Criteria:

 The maximum Chapter number that each Chapter can request to be released is ten members

    Information to be supplied or verified by the Chapter or Chapter member:

 The Chapter President must submit a list of those members they wish to have released from their housing
  contracts. This list must be co-signed by the alumni advisor. This list should include the member’s names
  and student ID numbers. This list must be submitted to the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus
  Programs no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday before UVM spring break. If a student’s name appears on a
  Chapter’s release list; they will AUTOMATICALLY be removed from the room selection process. It is
  very important that the chapter verify with each of your members that they want to live in the Chapter
  house. Room selection takes place soon after this deadline so there can be NO EXTENTIONS granted. Once a
  student participates in the room selection process, they will be held to the Residential Life housing contract.
 Each member must show verification of attending a Fire Safety program. The Fire Safety programs are
  offered three times during the month of March and are arranged by the Assistant Director of Greek Life
  and Campus Programs. It is the Chapter President’s responsibility to notify their members of the program
  dates. At each of the programs there will be attendance verification forms. It is the member’s
  responsibility to give the form signed by the presenter and to return the form to the Assistant Director of
  Greek Life and Campus Programs.
 Each member must participate in a good Neighbor workshop no later than March 31. It is the Chapter’s
  responsibility to plan and implement the Good Neighbor Workshop and provide proof that each member
  participated.

    Information to be supplied or verified by the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs:
   Each member must have a cumulative GPA at or above a 2.0
   Each member must have completed 24 or more academic credit hours by the end of the current Spring
    semester
   The Chapter must show stability of residence (i.e. alumni oversight or Chapter has been at location for no
    less than one year)
   The Chapter (or members acting on behalf of the chapter) must not have violated the University of
    Vermont’s Solicitation Policy during the past calendar year.
   The Chapter must be in a city-zoned sorority/fraternity dwelling
   The Chapter must be in compliance with the minimum standards of the Vision for the Future document
    and be under no sanctions from the Greek Vision Committee
   Each member cannot have been found responsible for violating University policy more than two times.
    Important Notice: If it is discovered that a released member is not living in the Chapter, that
    organization will lose the privilege of having any student released from their housing contract for the
    following year.




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                  Timeline for Members of the UVM Greek System to be released from their
                                   Sophomore Residency Requirement

 1st Week of UVM Spring Classes
  Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs mails reminder of criteria and deadline to Chapter
  Presidents and Chapter Advisors

 Friday before UVM Spring Break
  Deadline for Chapters to submit list of Chapter members to be released. Chapters that do not meet this
  deadline will not be able to have their sophomore members live in the chapter hose for the following
  academic year.

 March 31
  Deadline for Chapter members wanting to be released to attend a Fire Safety Workshop and Good
  Neighbor Workshop

 April 5
  Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs verifies that each member and Chapter meets the
  release requirements and announces which members will be released.




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A Vision for the Future




       University of Vermont
   Standards for Recognition as a
 Greek Lettered Social Organization


          Resource Packet

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                            UVM Chapter Member No-Hazing Contracts
    Policy Rationale:
    The University of Vermont is first and foremost an educational institution. Its hazing prevention policies,
    and response procedures for hazing incidents, must grow from, and embody its educational mission.

    Membership in clubs, organizations, and other University-affiliated groups can increase leadership and
    service potential; provide athletic, recreational, intellectual, and spiritual opportunities; and otherwise
    contribute positively to personal and social development. When membership is linked with involvement
    in hazing activities, the educational purpose of the endeavor is compromised and can endanger the safety
    of students. Hazing is therefore prohibited by University policy.

    Policy Statement and Definition:
    Hazing is prohibited at the University of Vermont. “Hazing” means any act committed by a person,
    whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, begin
    initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization that is
    affiliated with an education institution; and that is intended, or should reasonable be expected, to have the
    effect of humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning a student or endangering the mental or physical health of
    a student.

    Hazing also includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively in such
    acts. Hazing occurs regardless of the consent of willingness of a person to participate in the activity.
    Hazing may occur on or off campus.

    “Hazing” does not include any activity or conduct that furthers legitimate curricular, extracurricular, or
    military training program goals, provided that (1) the goals are approved by the University; and (2) the
    activity or conduct furthers the goals in a manner that is appropriate, contemplated by the University, and
    normal and customary for similar programs at other educational institutions.

    This policy is intended to be consistent with State law. The policy will be reviewed periodically and
    revised in light of legal developments and experience gained.

    Because it is not always clear to students which activities are unacceptable and constitute hazing, student
    leaders and members of such groups are strongly encourages to consult with groups advisers, coaches or
    other University officials responsible for the program or activity in advance of the planned event.

    Activities likely to fall within the scope of the Hazing Policy
    The following activities are examples of conduct that are likely to violate the hazing policy. These
    activities can diminish one’s sense of full membership within the team or organization. Such activities can
    also be warning sign of the risk of more dangerous behaviors being undertaken by members of the group
    or organization:
   Participating in calisthenics not related to a sport
   Associating with specified people, but not others
   Requiring acts of servitude
   Forcing or coercing shaving of the head or any other part of the body
   Conducting hunts or quests
   Engaging in public stunts or buffoonery
   Forcing, coercing or encouraging someone to wear apparel that is conspicuous and not within community
    norms
   Making prank calls
                                                        20
    Hazing can place persons at risk of serious harm. The examples appearing below represent hazing
    conduct considered aggravated due to the risk of harm created. Such conduct may result in more serious
    University sanctions as well as criminal prosecution.
   Requiring or coercing tattooing, piercing, or branding
   Engaging in or simulating sexual acts
   Threatening or causing physical restraint or abuse (such s being held down, tied up, taped or confined in a
    small space)
   Forcing or coercing consumption of any substance (liquids, solids, or gases)
   Kidnapping, or transporting and abandoning, a person
   Conducting interrogations
   Requiring nudity in a public or privet place
   Causing excessive fatigue through physical and/or psychological abuse
   Furnishing alcohol to minors, or requiring consumption of alcohol or use of illegal drugs by any person
   Damaging, destroying or stealing property
   Identifying hazing targets or subjects on the basis of their race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, age,
    disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected classification.

    Note: all of the examples that appear above are intended to provide illustrations of conduct that may fall
    within the scope of the hazing policy. The examples are not all-inclusive. Determinations as to whether
    hazing occurred are made by the hearing officer or body with responsibility for such proceedings, whit
    due consideration of the relevant facts and circumstances.

    It is the right of every student on this campus to be free from the humiliation and danger of hazing.
    Hazing by any individual or organization shall be viewed as incongruent with the mission and values of
    the University of Vermont. Each organization is responsible for the designing of programs that recognize
    the moral, spiritual, and intellectual qualities of human rights.

    By signing below, I acknowledge that I have explained both the University and fraternity/sorority’s
    hazing policy to the new members/pledges. As a Chapter leader, I will not participate nor condone acts of
    hazing. I will work to develop a new member/pledge program based on respect and the high ideals of my
    organization. I understand that by allowing acts of hazing to occur the organization risks sanctions from
    both the University and the national organization (if applicable) which could include the de-recognition of
    the Chapter.




    Print Name                                    Signature             Organization         Date




                                                       21
                              UVM New Member No-Hazing Contracts
    Policy Rationale:
    The University of Vermont is first and foremost an educational institution. Its hazing prevention policies,
    and response procedures for hazing incidents, must grow from, and embody its educational mission.

    Membership in clubs, organizations, and other University-affiliated groups can increase leadership and
    service potential; provide athletic, recreational, intellectual, and spiritual opportunities; and otherwise
    contribute positively to personal and social development. When membership is linked with involvement
    in hazing activities, the educational purpose of the endeavor is compromised and can endanger the safety
    of students. Hazing is therefore prohibited by University policy.

    Policy Statement and Definition:
    Hazing is prohibited at the University of Vermont. “Hazing” means any act committed by a person,
    whether individually or in concert with others, against a student in connection with pledging, begin
    initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization that is
    affiliated with an education institution; and that is intended, or should reasonable be expected, to have the
    effect of humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning a student or endangering the mental or physical health of
    a student.

    Hazing also includes soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively in such
    acts. Hazing occurs regardless of the consent of willingness of a person to participate in the activity.
    Hazing may occur on or off campus.

    “Hazing” does not include any activity or conduct that furthers legitimate curricular, extracurricular, or
    military training program goals, provided that (1) the goals are approved by the University; and (2) the
    activity or conduct furthers the goals in a manner that is appropriate, contemplated by the University, and
    normal and customary for similar programs at other educational institutions.

    This policy is intended to be consistent with State law. The policy will be reviewed periodically and
    revised in light of legal developments and experience gained.

    Because it is not always clear to students which activities are unacceptable and constitute hazing, student
    leaders and members of such groups are strongly encourages to consult with groups advisers, coaches or
    other University officials responsible for the program or activity in advance of the planned event.

    Activities likely to fall within the scope of the Hazing Policy
    The following activities are examples of conduct that are likely to violate the hazing policy. These
    activities can diminish one’s sense of full membership within the team or organization. Such activities can
    also be warning sign of the risk of more dangerous behaviors being undertaken by members of the group
    or organization:
   Participating in calisthenics not related to a sport
   Associating with specified people, but not others
   Requiring acts of servitude
   Forcing or coercing shaving of the head or any other part of the body
   Conducting hunts or quests
   Engaging in public stunts or buffoonery
   Forcing, coercing or encouraging someone to wear apparel that is conspicuous and not within community
    norms
   Making prank calls
                                                        22
    Hazing can place persons at risk of serious harm. The examples appearing below represent hazing
    conduct considered aggravated due to the risk of harm created. Such conduct may result in more serious
    University sanctions as well as criminal prosecution.
   Requiring or coercing tattooing, piercing, or branding
   Engaging in or simulating sexual acts
   Threatening or causing physical restraint or abuse (such s being held down, tied up, taped or confined in a
    small space)
   Forcing or coercing consumption of any substance (liquids, solids, or gases)
   Kidnapping, or transporting and abandoning, a person
   Conducting interrogations
   Requiring nudity in a public or privet place
   Causing excessive fatigue through physical and/or psychological abuse
   Furnishing alcohol to minors, or requiring consumption of alcohol or use of illegal drugs by any person
   Damaging, destroying or stealing property
   Identifying hazing targets or subjects on the basis of their race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, age,
    disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected classification.

    Note: all of the examples that appear above are intended to provide illustrations of conduct that may fall
    within the scope of the hazing policy. The examples are not all-inclusive. Determinations as to whether
    hazing occurred are made by the hearing officer or body with responsibility for such proceedings, whit
    due consideration of the relevant facts and circumstances.

    It is the right of every student on this campus to be free from the humiliation and danger of hazing.
    Hazing by any individual or organization shall be viewed as incongruent with the mission and values of
    the University of Vermont. Each organization is responsible for the designing of programs that recognize
    the moral, spiritual, and intellectual qualities of human rights.

    By signing below, I acknowledge that I have explained both the University’s and fraternity/sorority’s
    hazing policy to the new members/pledges. As a Chapter leader, I will not participate nor condone acts of
    hazing. I will work to develop a new member/pledge program based on respect and the high ideals of my
    organization. I understand that by allowing acts of hazing to occur the organization risks sanctions from
    both the University and the national organization (if applicable) which could include the de-recognition of
    the Chapter.




    Print Name                                    Signature             Organization         Date




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                                        Academic Performance and Minimum Chapter Size
      PLEASE NOTE: It is the chapter’s responsibility to inform the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs of any
      changes in membership status (i.e. member withdraws from UVM, member is academically dismissed, member terminates
      membership with chapter, member is studying abroad, etc.)

      Chapter:________________________________________

      Sorority/Fraternity Official requesting grade information (name and title):______________________

      Date of request: _______________________________ Semester Grades Requested:________________

      Signing this form authorizes the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Campus Programs to release your semester and cumulative
      grade point average to the sorority/fraternity above; in addition, if your semester and cumulative grade point average is a 3.5-4.0 it
      may be individually recognized in a scholarship reception.


           STUDENT ID                         NAME (First, Middle Last)                                     Member Status    YR OF

                                                 PLEASE PRINT NAME &
                                                                                                            (New Member,     GRAD
                                                                                                            Inactive,

                                                         SIGN
                                                                                                            Studying
                                                                                                            Abroad)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
      STUDENT ID   NAME (First, Middle Last)    Member Status   YR OF

                      PLEASE PRINT NAME &
                                                (New Member,    GRAD
                                                Inactive,

                              SIGN
                                                Studying
                                                Abroad)
11.   `
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
                                           25
      STUDENT ID   NAME (First, Middle Last)    Member Status   YR OF

                      PLEASE PRINT NAME &
                                                (New Member,    GRAD
                                                Inactive,

                              SIGN
                                                Studying
                                                Abroad)
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51.
52.
                                           26
      STUDENT ID   NAME (First, Middle Last)    Member Status   YR OF

                      PLEASE PRINT NAME &
                                                (New Member,    GRAD
                                                Inactive,

                              SIGN
                                                Studying
                                                Abroad)
53.
54.
55.
56.
57.
58.
59.
60.
61.
62.
63.
64.
65.
66.
67.
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       Standards of Excellence Individual Member
                  Involvement Roster
Name              Campus Organization         Date      Organization Phone
                                              Joined         Number
                                              Organiz
                                              ation




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29
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                  Standards of Excellence Campus Involvement Form
                                       Program /Event Evaluation
                             For use in evaluating campus sponsored events


Organization: _______________________________________________                 Date of Program/Event:
______________

Location of Program/Event:_____________________________________________________________

Title of Program: ______________________________________________________________________

Presenter/Facilitator (if applicable): ______________________________________________________

# in attendance/% of Chapter: _________________________/_________________________________
                                     (#)                            (%)
What were the goals of the program?


How effectively were these goals met by this program?


What could have been better about the program?


On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the program?

Low       1      2      4      5      6     7      8     9      10     high

Additional Comments:

Member Responsible:___________________________________________________________________


Position held:__________________________________________________________________________
                       Campus Sponsored Event Sign-in Sheet

Chapter:__________________________________________     Date:__________________________


Event:_________________________________________________________________________________

    Name                                Signature




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Name of Presenter/Coordinator: _______________________________________________________


Signature of Presenter/Coordinator:____________________________________________________

Presenter/Coordinator:_______________________________________________________________



                                              33
      Standards of Excellence Alternative Social Program/Event Evaluation
                                         Program /Event Evaluation
                     For use in evaluating alternative/non-alcoholic social programming

        THIS FORM IS TO BE COMPLETED BY MEMBER RESPONISBLE FOR THE EVENT

Organization: ______________________________                Date of Program/Event: ______________

Location of Program/Event:_____________________________________________________________

Title of Program: ______________________________________________________________________

Presenter/Facilitator (if applicable): ______________________________________________________

# in attendance/% of Chapter: _________________________/_________________________________
                                                  (#)                            (%)

What were the goals of the program?

How effectively were these goals met by this program?

What could have been better about the program?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the program?

Low       1      2        4     5      6      7         8   9      10     high

Additional Comments:



Member Responsible:___________________________________________________________________


Position held:_________________________________________________________________________




                                                   34
   A Vision for the Future




            University of Vermont
        Standards for Recognition as a
       Greek Letter Social Organization

Minimum Standards and Standards of Excellence
            Verification Forms



                     35
                                Spring 2004 Minimum Standards Verification Form
                                                Chapter: ___________________________________________________

                                  Please Initial in the Appropriate Box to the right if the following is correct:                                 Apr 16
Chapter Size                      Chapter Membership is greater than or equal to 10
Chapter Advisor                   Chapter Advisor met standard requirements
New Member Initiation             All new members were initiated by 1st two weeks of the semester following the semester in which they received
                                  bids
Fire Safety Inspection            Chapter has passed annual fire safety inspection by August 15
Occupancy Reqs                    Chapter has a set and posted occupancy limit
Educational Programs              All members living in the house for the first time have participated in the Neighbor Relations Program


                                  All members living in the house for the first time have participated in the Fire Safety program
No-Hazing                         65 % of the chapter membership attended a no-hazing workshop
                                  All new chapter members attended a no-hazing workshops
                                  An alumni or national representative was present/and or facilitated the no-hazing workshop

                                  No chapter verification required                                                                                Apr 16
Unacceptable behavior             Documentation to be submitted by Greek and University Judicial Boards
Involvement                       Documentation to be submitted by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils

                                  Please Initial in the following information is correct and include appropriate documentation                    Apr 16
Academic Performance              Chapter roster is included
Proof of Insurance                Copy of Insurance Certificate is included

                                  Please Initial if the following information is on file and available upon request                               Apr 16
No – Hazing                       Chapter has copies of UVM no-hazing contract for each member and new member on file (and available upon
                                  request) by February 25
                                  Chapter has a copy of No-Hazing workshop Attendance roster on file and available upon request
                                  Chapter has a copy of No- Hazing workshop outline on file and available upon request
New Member Program                Chapter has a copy if their current new member program on file and available upon request
Internal Judicial System          The chapter has a copy of their judicial system on file and available upon request

Completed by (Please Print Name): ____________________________________________Signature______________________________________________

Title: _______________________________________________________ Phone #:______________________________ Date:__________________________
                        Please Initial if the following information is correct and fill out the requested information                                    Apr
                                                                                                                                                         16
Community Service       65% of the chapter membership has participated in the following community service projects:

                        Community Service Project #1: _________________________________________________________________
                                                                 (Name of Project and Community Service Organization)
                                                              __________________________________________________________________
                                                                (# of hours the project lasted/ # of members who participated/ amount of money raised)

                        Community Service Project #2: _________________________________________________________________
                                                                 (Name of Project and Community Service Organization)
                                                              __________________________________________________________________
                                                                (# of hours the project lasted/ # of members who participated/ amount of money raised)
                         UVM is proud of the community service efforts of it’s Greek Chapters. Please provide us with any additional community service
                         project information so that we can let the greater UVM and Burlington Community know about your chapter’s accomplishments.
Educational Projects    65% of the chapter membership has participated in the following educational workshops:                                           Apr
                                                                                                                                                         16
                        Sexual Assault: _____________________________________________________________________
                                                               (Please Include name of program and presenter)

                        Neighbor Relations:__________________________________________________________________
                                                                    (Please Include name of program and presenter)

                        Alcohol & other Drug Awareness: ______________________________________________________
                                                                    (Please Include name of program and presenter)

                        Fire Safety:_________________________________________________________________________
                                                               (Please Include name of program and presenter)

                        Education Program of Chapter’s Choosing:________________________________________________
                                                                    (Please Include name of program and presenter)




                               Please Complete the following information:
      Chapter Advisor          Chapter Advisor’s name: ________________________________________________________________

                               Chapter Advisor’s Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
                               Home Phone #: _____________________________________ Work Phone #: ________________________________

                               Email Address:______________________________________________________________________________________




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                                               Standards of Excellence Spring 2004 Verification Form
                                      Please initial in the appropriate box to the right if the following is correct:                                                    Apr
                                                                                                                                                                         16
     Academic Excellence              Documentation has already been submitted for Minimum Standards
     Scholarship Program              Scholarship Program is included
     Alumni Advisor Support           Alumni Advisor Support is included
     Campus Involvement               Campus Involvement Roster is included
     Fiscal Management                Fiscal Management is included
     Creative Thinking                Creative Thinking information is included
     Greek Council Participation      Documentation provided by IFC/Panhel
     Community Service                75 % of the chapter membership has participated in the following community service projects
                                      Community Service Project: __________________________________________________________________
                                      (Name of Project/ and or Community Service Project/ Date of project)
                                      ______________________________________________________________ (# of hours the project lasted/ # of members who participated/
                                      amount of money raised)
                                      Community Service Project: __________________________________________________________________
                                      (Name of Project/ and or Community Service Project/ Date of project)
                                      _________________________________________________________________ (# of hours the project lasted/ # of members who participated/
                                      amount of money raised)
                                      Community Service Project: __________________________________________________________________
                                      (Name of Project/ and or Community Service Project/ Date of project)
                                      _________________________________________________________________ (# of hours the project lasted/ # of members who participated/
                                      amount of money raised)
                                      Community Service Project: __________________________________________________________________
                                      (Name of Project/ and or Community Service Project/ Date of project)
                                      _________________________________________________________________ (# of hours the project lasted/ # of members who participated/
                                      amount of money raised)
                                      Community Service Project: __________________________________________________________________
                                      (Name of Project/ and or Community Service Project/ Date of project)
                                      _______________________________________________________________ (# of hours the project lasted/ # of members who participated/
                                      amount of money raised)

     Alternative Social Programming   The Chapter sponsored the following non-alcoholic social events
                                      Social Event: _____________________________________________________________
                                      (Name and Purpose of Event, Date of Event)
                                      Social Event: _____________________________________________________________
                                      (Name and Purpose of Event, Date of Event)
                                      Social Event: _____________________________________________________________
                                      (Name and Purpose of Event, Date of Event)
                                      Social Event: _____________________________________________________________
                                      (Name and Purpose of Event, Date of Event)

Completed by: ______________________________________________________ Title: _______________________________________

Signature:___________________________________________Date: _______________________ Phone #________________________

				
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