Fraternity & Sorority Life Manual

14 • Assist in the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization. • Be aware of the organization’s goals and objectives. • Be knowledgeable of NSU’s policies and procedures as well as those outlined in this manual. • Be familiar with the local and national constitution and bylaws to assist with their interpretation. • Be knowledgeable of the organization’s financial status and promote good record keeping. • Keep continuous open communication with the officers and members. Organization’s Responsibilities to the IHQ Advisor The organization’s officers must regularly communicate with their IHQ Advisor. Include the IHQ advisor in establishing a schedule of meetings and planning events. Consult your IHQ advisor before any changes in the structure or policies of the organizations are made, and before major projects are undertaken. Understand that, although advisors have no vote, they can contribute valuable information and insight. Remember that the responsibility for the success or failure of the organization rests ultimately with the chapter, not the IHQ advisor. FSL Office’s Responsibilities to the IHQ Advisor/Representative(s) The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office will regularly communicate with IHQ advisors based on organizational need. As stated above, it is the responsibility of the organization to regularly communicate with the GA for Fraternity and Sorority Life Programming and/or Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Engagement, and International Headquarters Representative(s). The FSL Office will send out updates to International Headquarters Representative(s) on a semesterly basis. Any reports needed for the purposes of international headquarters needs to be submitted to, ten (10) business days in advance. Expectations for all NSU Fraternity and Sorority Alumni/ae The following expectations are required of our alumni/ae that are part of or have been a part of a recognized fraternity and/or sorority chapter/colony at NSU (regardless of the chapter/ colony’s current on campus status). Alumni/ae are expected to: • Serve as mentors and guides to current undergraduate members of the Greek community, within and outside of their respective chapter/colony. • Provide professional development and life opportunities. • Behave accordingly to not endanger or jeopardize the current undergraduate chapter/colony’s standing. All inappropriate behavior by alums directly influences and reflects on the undergraduate chapter/colony. • Be active in their respective alumni boards and/or council alumni boards, if applicable. • Connect chapter/colony with non-NSU Alumni in the area to ensure maximum networking potential for undergraduates. Grade Release In an effort to assist chapter and individual members of the chapters, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office will provide the Chapter President with the grade report at the end of each semester. It is the responsibility of the Chapter President to share it with the international headquarters representative(s).