Fraternity & Sorority Life Manual

4 Fraternity and Sorority Life at NSU A Fraternity/Sorority is defined by NSU as a social, values-based organization. The four pillars that these organizations are built upon are Scholarship, Leadership, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, and Service. Recognition of Social Greek-letter Organizations Recognition is the formal process by which NSU recognizes that a Fraternity or Sorority may function on campus. Recognition of a Social Greek-lettered organization does not imply NSU’s sponsorship of, control over, or responsibility for the activities of the organization, nor does recognition authorize the organization to act on behalf of the University. The purpose and activities of all Fraternities and Sororities must not conflict with the mission and regulations of the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office (FSL Office), Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement, Nova Southeastern University, or with state or federal laws. All Fraternities and Sororities at Nova Southeastern University should be affiliated with a National Organization. Fraternities and Sororities are managed, run, and organized by students and are required to: • Register with the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office (FSL Office) and have an active/updated SharkHub portal. • Submit the Greek Chapter Accreditation Tool (GCAT) at the end of every academic year through the Fraternity and Sorority Life email at greeklife@ by the required deadline. • Have a minimum of six active members (unless otherwise approved by Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Engagement). The FSL Office understands special circumstances may arise. In those instances, special acknowledgment/arrangements must be made with the FSL Office and an action plan for recruitment/intake will be created. • Be a member in good standing with one of the recognized Greek Governing Councils (Collegiate Fraternal Council, Panhellenic Council, or Unified Greek Council). Interest groups, which are approved by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office, must follow the council’s guidelines found in their constitutions. • Follow chapter/colony and council constitutions and by-laws, FSL Office procedures, and the NSU Student Code of Conduct. • Keep up with the membership and officer rosters each semester via the Presidents Folder. • Maintain an updated constitution and bylaws on their SharkHub portal, not more than one-year-old. • Submit a copy of your inter/national risk management policies and procedures on an annual basis. • Maintain, at a minimum, a 2.5 cumulative and term grade point average to retain social privileges. If a chapter/colony falls below this standard, the chapter will lose all social function privileges until the GPA minimum is acquired.