Fraternity & Sorority Life Manual

2 Greetings, Fraternity and Sorority Life is one of the most exciting aspects of campus life at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). NSU provides high-quality educational programs of distinction as well as service to the community. NSU prepares students for lifelong learning and leadership roles. In accordance with the educational mission of NSU, the Fraternity and Sorority Life community serves as a source of leadership development as well as academic and social support for members while they pursue their educational goals. NSU, and particularly the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement, supports fraternities and sororities whose purpose and practices are consistent with those of NSU. For over 30 years, Fraternities and Sororities have been an integral component of the NSU community. Fraternities and Sororities share the responsibility of making a positive contribution to NSU’s community. As such the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement and Fraternity and Sorority Life Office uphold the Core Values of NSU (Academic Excellence, Student-Centered, Integrity, Innovation, Opportunity, Scholarship/Research, Diversity, and Community) by educating all members of a Greek organization. The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office (FSL Office), a department under the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement, provides guidance, education, programming, support, and administration for the activities of the Collegiate Fraternal Council (CFC), the Panhellenic Council (PC), the Unified Greek Council (UGC) and their member organizations. This manual has been developed to guide you through the structure and expectations of our social Fraternities and Sororities. This manual includes important University policies, procedures, and services. The manual is intended to assist students in maintaining their Fraternities and Sororities and helping them operate within university policies and guidelines. Every organization is expected to abide by the policies set forth by their inter/national organizations, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office, and Nova Southeastern University. Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement Fraternity and Sorority Life Nova Southeastern University 3300 S. University Drive Don Taft University Center, Suite 1235 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 (954) 262-7288; 800-541-6682, ext. 27288 TO COMPLY WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS OF 1964 (AMENDED), STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ILLEGALLY DISCRIMINATE IN THEIR MEMBERSHIP AS TO RACE, CREED, *SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR HANDICAP, WILL BE DENIED THE USE OF UNIVERSITY FACILITIES, SUPPORT, AND SERVICES. *An exemption to Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments permits social fraternities and sororities to maintain single-gender memberships.