Community Standards Program
Community Standards Program
The University of Kansas Greek Community Standards Program exists to improve the fraternity and sorority experience at KU. Adherence to these Community Standards is a requirement of all chapters affiliated with the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Association and is a condition of maintaining registration as a Greek organization through the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC). Although it is the responsibility of the leadership of each chapter to meet Community Standards, documentation of these standards is a coordinated effort between each chapter, their respective governing council, and the Greek Life Programs staff in SILC.
The purpose of the Greek Community Standards Program is to improve the management and quality of fraternities and sororities at KU by outlining a clear, but comprehensive, set of standards that each chapter must attain to maintain registration as a Greek organization through SILC. Community Standards are also intended to:
- Provide an annual evaluation tool that fraternities and sororities can utilize for self-evaluation purposes and receive recognition for meeting Community Standards.
- Empower the Greek community to be part of the decision-making process in determining how they wish to function within the greater university community. The intent of the Greek Community Standards process is to provide a framework by which councils can quantify and document their respective chapter’s performance for the purposes of recognition as well as increased accountability.
The annual review of chapter performance on an annual basis (January-December) will be based upon adherence to Community Standards in the following six areas:
- Academic Performance
- Membership Development & Education
- Risk Management & Legal Liability
- Leadership & Campus Engagement
- Community Awareness
- Chapter Management
Registration as a Greek organization provides fraternities and sororities at the University of Kansas the following privileges:
- Support from SILC to support and maintain the Greek Life website.
- Marketing publications through SILC, Office of Admissions, and respective governing council.
- Use of University of Kansas’s personnel and programming resources, including three professional and two graduate staff members.
- Participation in an official membership recruitment/intake program as promoted and monitored by each governing council, and participation in the educational, social programs and activities of the University of Kansas that are provided for Greek organizations.
- Participation in the Greek division of Homecoming the at KU Alumni Association.
- Participation in Greek division of intramural sports through the Student Recreation & Fitness Center.
- Participation in Sustainability Leadership Awards program through the Center for Sustainability.
- Training & support to alumni advisors on university policies, procedures, and Greek advisement.
- Access to leadership training, educational programs, and participation in the leadership programming offered to all chapters.
- Assistance in communicating with the inter/national organization and appropriate advisors.