Administrative policies concerning the
chartering of fraternities and sororities on the Brooklyn Campus
is as follows: Participation of perspective enrollees is limited
to students with a minimum of thirty(30) credits and an index
of at least 2.5.
Chartered organization on the Brooklyn
Campus can enroll members from area colleges or universities provided
we receive written consent or agreement from the Dean(s) of the
other institution(s) for our file in the Office of Student Activities.
Actively chartered organizations must maintain
a minimum of seven members in order to operate as an active club
"Greeks and pledges must not only adhere
to campus regulations for students, but must also read, understand
and conform to our pledging guidelines.
The following guidelines for pledging are
construed to afford every student who chooses to pledge a sorority
or fraternity minimum rights, and to make the initiating process
more attractive. The essence of these guidelines has been adapted
from the "Pledging Guidelines/Bill of Rights" of Kean College
of New Jersey.
Statement of Position on Hazing
and Pre-Initiation Activities as Adopted From the Fraternity Executive
"...a fraternity [/sorority] has a solemn
obligation in the development of its pledges and members and that
this responsibility estends alike to the institutions where it
is represented; to parents and others who make possible the
education of pledges and members; to the
communities where chapters are accountable for good citizenship;
and to the college fraternity [/sorority] system of which it is
"...despite the fact that much progress
has been made, one of the most damaging instruments to the fraternity
[/sorority]system is the employment of a program of education,
which includes hazing,and that this unproductive, ridiculous and
hazardous custom has no rightful place in the fraternity [/sorority]
Hazing, as defined in the NASPA Journal,
vol.24,no.4, Spring 1987, in "Putting an End to Fraternity Hazing",
includes but is not limited to:
A. Actions that recklessly or intentionally
endanger the physical and mental health or safety of students;
B. Forced or required consumption of any
food, liquor, drug, or any other substance;
C. Forced or required participation in
physical activities, such as calisthenics, exercises orso-called
D. Exposure to the weather;
E. Excessive fatigue resulting from sleep
deprivation, physical activities,
F. assignment of activities that would
be illegal or unlawful, or might be morally
offensive to individual initiates;
G. physical brutality,including paddling,
striking with fists, open hands or objects;
H. kidnapping, transportation,or stranding
of individuals; verbal abuse, including "line ups"and berating
J. forced or required conduct that could
embarrass or affect the dignity of the individual.
K. the intentional creation of clean-up
work or labor for initiates by active members or alumni;
L. denial of sufficient time to study;
M. nudity or lewd behavior
1. An initiate's religious beliefs, ethnicity,and
race must be respected during the initiation process.
2. All prospective initiates must attend
a pre-initiation meeting on college guidelines and state law sponsored
by the Office of Student Activities
3. Prior to conducting an initiation program,
the president, vice-president, initiating coordinator and assistants
must attend a pre-initiation meeting on University guidelines
sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.
4. At least one week prior to the initiation,
each group must submit to the Office of Student Activities a list
of all initiates,their addresses, social security numbers, number
of credits earned, and cumulative Grade Point Averages. Sessions
and functions initiates are required to attend, and dates and
descriptions of community service and fundraising projects.
5. All initiation programs must be completed
prior to the last three weeks before the final examination period
of each semester.
6. Activities must not interfere with the
rights and activities of others.
7. Consent of a initiatee or any assumption
of risk is not a defense to any violation of these guidelines,
and all individulas and/or groups are responsible for every violation
of these guidelines.
8. Faculty and alumni advisors and the
national headquarters of any group
alleged to have violated this policy will be notified. All
initiation and related activities shall
be suspended during the period.
9. By agreement, each Fraternity and Sorority
will set up a committee to hear the grievance of an initiatee.
If not satisfied with the outcome, initiates should next see the
Dean of Students who will follow up as deemed appropriate.
10. All prospective initiatees and apprpriate
chapter officers are required to complete an initiation contract
with the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University prior to initiation
*Enacted at Long Island
University Brooklyn Campus February 3,1989