Fraternity & Sorority Life Manual

18 • All Recruitment/Intake events must be held while school is actively in session (Fall and Spring semesters) and cannot be conducted during breaks such as summer, winter break, etc. • All Recruitment/Intake activities and events will take place on campus when possible. Off-campus events are subject to approval by the GA for Fraternity and Sorority Life Programming and/or the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Engagement. • All members of recognized Greek Organizations must be registered students at Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus). • All organizations must follow their policies, locally, nationally and/or internationally to be eligible to participate in recruitment/intake. • The President of the Chapter and/or Council President may not be the intake coordinator/pledge class educator or be involved in the process. In the event, that you do not have enough members to conduct intake/pledge class then this must be approved by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. • For CFC Organizations and PC Organizations participating in Continuous Open Bidding, signed bid cards must be turned into the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office by the designated time. Bid Cards are to be turned in the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office and all person’s receiving bid cards must have also filled out the grade verification form on SharkHub and meet the minimum GPA requirements for recruitment. • UGC organizations must follow the Fraternity and Sorority Life Intake Packet. • For CFC Organizations and PC Organizations primary recruitment is held during the Fall semester. UGC Organizations conduct intake during the Spring semester. Establishing a New Fraternity/Sorority A new social fraternity or sorority seeking registration at Nova Southeastern University must complete the appropriate process as outlined in this document. No social fraternity or sorority shall be registered at Nova Southeastern University without following the processes listed in this document and without securing affiliation into an undergraduate governing council. Inter/national social fraternities and sororities may establish recognized chapters at Nova Southeastern University through two different processes: (1) Expansion: The inter/national organization and its headquarters staff submit information directly to the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office for the purposes of expansion. This process is led by headquarters staff and/or the volunteer officers of the organization and would involve an on-campus presence from headquarters staff and/or volunteer officers to execute the recruitment of interested students and for creating the initial foundation for the organization at Nova Southeastern University. (2) Petitioning: Interest in starting a new chapter of an inter/national organization is initiated by current students or local alumni/ae members of the inter/national organization. This process would be ultimately initiated and led by NSU students and the process of identifying interested students would be driven by the students on campus. In this scenario, petitioning groups must meet minimum standards, as defined in this document, prior to submitting information to the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office, for consideration from the appropriate undergraduate governing council.