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Fraternities and Sororities Standards

 
The Purpose of Lincoln University Greek Life Fraternity and Sorority Standards is to establish standards to ensure that every fraternity and sorority at Lincoln University is well managed and is fully committed to the highest quality of student experience for each of its members and the campus community with particular emphasis on academic achievement and campus involvement.
The number and type of fraternities and sororities have varied from year to year and there continues to remains a strong desire for students to belong to fraternal organizations. Fraternities and sororities continue to play an important role in the life of students, the community, and the university.
 
Lincoln University has adopted the Greek Life Fraternity and Sorority Standard as a basis for cooperation and interaction for the benefit of fraternities, sororities and the university. The Greek community and the university recognize that the standards will encourage the success, accountability, greater achievement of organizational goals, and the development of programs. This program recognizes and rewards those organizations that consistently exceed expectations as well as provides guidance and support to those organizations that fail to meet the expectations of the university and the Greek Community.
 
The Greek Life Fraternity and Sorority Standards provide a framework for defining the relationship between Lincoln University and the Lincoln University Pan Hellenic Council and the Individual chapters who make up membership of the council. The Greek-Lettered Organizations that comply with the Fraternity and Sorority Standards will be recognized as fraternities and sororities by Lincoln University.
 
Relationship between the University and Fraternity and Sorority Life
 
As chapters endeavor to meet and exceed the Greek Life Fraternity and Sorority Standards, Lincoln University stands ready to assist in every way that it is able. Numerous university resources are available to chapters, their leaders and their members; The Office of Student Development & Conduct has a primary responsibility to assist chapters, directly or by identifying available university resources, to meet and to exceed the Greek Life Fraternity and Sorority Standards.
 
The Standards
Standard One: Chapter Plan and Communication Responsibilities
 
A. Chapter Plan Due: Within 30 days after the installation of new officers (Date will vary by chapter)
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
 
1. During the transition to new officers the outgoing and incoming officers must develop a Chapter Plan ( or update an existing plan) that address, at a minimum, the following areas:
a. Advisor structure
b. Academic programs (i.e. study halls, decision making, financial aid, etc.)
c. Membership development (i.e. officer responsibilities, how to develop a program, Robert’s Rule of Order, etc.)
d. National compliances
e. Campus involvement (supporting academic and social events/programs, collaboration with other student organizations, attendance at university events, etc.)
 
2. The Chapter Plan must be submitted to the Office of Student Development & Conduct within 30 days after the installation of new chapter officers.
 
3. Chapters who fail to submit the information by the required deadline will be reported to the Greek Life Judicial Board and shall be placed on social probation by the council until all reporting deficiencies have been cured. If a chapter is reported to Greek J Board twice within a 2 years period for any chapter reporting deficiency, the chapter will be referred to Coordinator of Student Development and Conduct the for further investigation of the problem and for development of an appropriate remedial course of action.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. One chapter representative and one advisor are required to meet with a member of the Office of Student Development & Conduct (OSDC) within two weeks after submitting their Chapter Plan to discuss the plan and to assure that all constituencies are involved in planning and implementing the plan for the continued success of the chapter. A written notice will be forwarded to each chapter president requesting a time and date for an appointment.
 
2. Templates and worksheets for developing the Chapter Plan will be available in the OSDC to assist chapters,
 
3. At the request of a chapter, staff members in OSDC will be available to assist the chapter with the development programs and additional services will be provided by the university to aid the chapters and their leaders in the development and management of their chapters.
 
B. Annual Report Due: April 15th each year
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
 
1. Chapters must submit an Annual Report to the OSDC prior to or on the deadline every year.
 
2. The annual Report will include the following information:
 
a. Performance in meeting Student Governing Association, National/Regional, Pan Hellenic Council standards and expectations (outlined in the letter to chapters and their advisors from the Director of Student Activities).
b. Performance in individual Chapter programs (individual membership contributions, payment of fees and chapter dues, event planning, etc.)
c. Goals in Summary of the upcoming year
 
3. It is the obligation of the chapter president with the help of his or her executive board to complete the report in it’s entirely.
 
4. Chapters who fail to submit the information by the required deadline will be reported to the Greek Life Judicial Board and shall be placed on social probation by the council until all reporting deficiencies have been cured. If a chapter is reported to Greek J Board twice within a 2 year period for any chapter reporting deficiency, the council may refer the chapter to the Coordination of Student Development and Civic Engagement for further investigation of the problem and for development of an appropriate remedial course of action.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. Forms, worksheets and guidelines for preparing the annual report will be given to chapters
2. Staff members in the OSDC will be available to work with chapters on the preparation of their annual reports.
3. Students leadership workshops will be conducted by the OSDC to develop and improve leadership and chapter management skills.
 
Additional Chapter Reporting Responsibilities
 
Chapters Responsibilities:
1. All new members must register with the Office of Student Development & Conduct.
Note: This will be done specifically through intake and recruitment processes.
 
2. Each chapter must maintain a current roster with the OSDC in order for the office to be able to compile chapter/individual grades.
 
3. As soon as possible after a change occurs, chapters must update the following contact information with the office: chapter office names, e-mails and phone numbers, chapter advisor contact information.
 
4. Require each chapter member to track his/her individual community service and campus involvement in accord with the deadlines set each semester by the OSDC for reporting community service and campus involvement.
 
5. Chapters who fail to submit the information required by this section by the deadline will be forwarded to the Greek Life Judicial Board and shall be placed on social probation by the council until all reporting deficiencies have been cured. If a chapter is reported to Greek J Board twice within a 2 year period for any chapter reporting deficiency, the council may refer the chapter to the Coordinator of Student Development and Civic Engagement for further investigation of the problem and for the development of an appropriate remedial course of action.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. The Office of Student Development & Conduct will compile lists of chapter’s officers, council officers and chapter advisers and have those lists available and updated.
 
Standard Two: Academic Standard
A. Academic Standards
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
1. The GPA for each chapter (including new members and all active members) must be 2.5 or higher each semester.
 
2. Chapters failing to meet the academic standard for one semester will be required to meet with the Coordinator of Student Development and Conduct to develop and academic improvement plan.
 
3. Chapters failing to meet or exceed this academic standard for 2 consecutive semesters will be placed on social probation and referred to the Greek Life Judicial Board for further Investigation of the problems and may receive sanction.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. The Office of Student Development & Conduct has the responsibility to compile and distribute chapter grades to chapter advisors, chapter presidents, and national headquarters (upon request).
 
2. The Coordinator of Student Development & Conduct will meet with all chapters failing to meet the 2.5 semester average and will work with them to design an academic improvement plan.
 
3. Chapters above the all men’s and women’s average will receive recognition on a semesterly basis.
 
Standard Three: Chapter Advisor Standard
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
 
1. Chapters must have one advisor that is an advisor to the chapter selected by the chapter, its national/regional organization, or selected through the process of that organization.
 
2. The chapter’s advisor must sign the Annual Report, Chapter Plan, event registration forms, and all intake paperwork.
 
3. The chapter’s advisor is encouraged to attend the chapter advisor training offered by the OSDC.
 
4. Chapters who do not have advisor in place within 33 days of the beginning of each semester must meet with a staff member from OSDC.
 
5. Chapters failing to have an advisor to place for the 2 consecutive semesters will be placed on social probation until an advisor has been identified.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. The OSDC will provide training and support for all chapters’ advisors.
 
2. The OSDC will provide chapter advisor educational development programs at least twice each year. Advisers may choose which program they would like to attend.
 
3. The university will administer advisor listserve and e-mail communication in order to encourage and improve timely communication.
Standard Four: Chapter Education Standard
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
 
1. Chapters are required to have chapter representatives at the following programs and trainings offered by the OSDC. New Member Education Workshops Greek Orientation Program and Seminar ( ALL NEW MEMBERS) NPHC educational workshops (Chapter Leaders) Chapter President meeting ( All chapter presidents) Annual Greek Leadership Retreat (Chapter president and council exec officers) Annual Greek Summit (Chapter representatives) Judicial Board Educational Workshop (NPHC and Greek Judicial Boards)
 
2. No exceptions will be made without prior approval from OSDC.
 
3. Chapters who do not have regular attendance at these educational programs for two consecutive semesters may receive sanctions or be referred to the Greek Life Judicial Board by the Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. The OSDC will provide the curriculum/program development for the above required programs through collaboration with other university departments. These programs are innovative and leadership development based.
 
Standard Five: Conduct and Risk Management Standard
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
 
1. All recognized fraternities and sororities must have their own risk management program in conformity with their individual national organization.
 
2. All recognized fraternities and sororities at Lincoln University must comply with University policies, as well as applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to , state laws related to hazing and alcoholics beverages.
 
3. The OSDC shall refer violations of the forgoing by individual members of a Greek organization to the Student Conduct System for determination of individual responsibility. Serious and/or repeat violation may be referred directly to the Greek life Judicial Board by the Coordinator of Student Development & Civil Engagement.
 
4. After exhausting all other possible appeals an organization sanctioned by the Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement for violation of Greek Life policies, rules or other regulations may appeal the decision to the Vice President for University Advancement.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. The University recognizes the Greek Life Judicial Board as the Judicial Organization that hears and adjudicates matters of misconduct for chapters. Individuals who violate university policy are subject to the jurisdiction of the university Student Conduct System. The Greek Life judicial Board has sole jurisdiction over chapter violation of published national, Pan Hellenic Council Constitution, Bylaws, and university policy and procedures. The university reserves the right to refer chapters to the Greek Life Judicial Board when it deems that there is concern about a repeated pattern of misconduct.
 
2. OSDC shall endeavor to promptly notify chapter advisors and the national organization (if applicable) of any credible allegation of violation(s) of university policies, Missouri law, and/or other serious concerns about chapter conduct and risk management practices.
 
Standard Six: Membership Recruitment and Intake
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
 
1. Chapters must comply with their individual national policies in regard to recruitment and intake.
 
2. Chapters must be approved (in writing) to begin intake/recruitment by the Office of Student Development & Conduct.
 
3. Chapters who fail to gain written approval from Lincoln University and chapter/national headquarters for recruitment may be placed on probation or suspended for a specified period of time.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. The university recognizes the formal recruitment processes of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
 
2. The university will approve intake process for chapters who are in good standing with the university and who follow the intake procedure outline by the university.

Standard Seven: Community Service and Campus Involvement
 
Chapter Responsibilities:
 
1. Chapters have the responsibilities to participate in community service, campus involvement and activities outside of their own individual chapters (Collaboration with other university recognized Greek and non-Greek organizations).
 
2. Chapter members have the responsibility to report their community service and campus involvement hours to the Office of Student Development & Conduct each academic semester. Chapters who fail to do so will be placed on probation until documented hours have been submitted bearing the advisor’s signature.
 
University Responsibilities:
 
1. The university will promote the community service hours reported, and the amount of students who are involved in organizations outside of their fraternity or sorority through ongoing chapter recognition and campus marketing and public relations.
 
NATIONAL PAN HELLENIC COUNCIL
 
The purpose of the Lincoln University Pan Hellenic Council is:
1. To maintain a high level or Greek Life and inter-fraternal relationship within the university
2. To encourage student leadership and personal development
3. To cooperate with university officials in the effort to maintain high social and scholastic standards throughout the university.
4. To serve as a forum for the discussion of questions of mutual interest and concern to the university, fraternities, and sororities.
 
GREEK LIFE ORGANIZATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY
 
The National Pan Hellenic Council consists of the following fraternities and sororities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
 
The following national fraternities are currently recognized by Lincoln University:
Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, and Iota Phi Theta The following national sororities are currently recognized by Lincoln University.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta
 
Fraternities and sororities are an integral part of campus life at Lincoln University. They contribute significantly to the quality of student life in a number of ways, such as:
  • Providing a mechanism for students to develop leadership skills through involvement in a variety of programs and activitie
  • Encouraging and fostering team building and group cohesion
  • Promoting academic excellence
Since these outcomes parallel several university objectives, the university welcomes the presence of these groups on campus with the clear expectation that they will abide by all applicable policies and regulations governing their on and off campus behavior. To the extent that the activities of fraternities and sororities conform to university expectations, they will continue to enjoy all privileges and courtesies extended to their campus organization.
 
MEMBERSHIP INTAKE REGULATIONS
 
Recruitment activities shall on be scheduled during the period designated by the Office of Student Development & Conduct. No student may be in a group or organized interest club, pay fees or perform duties or assignment before the new membership intake program and schedule are approved by the Coordinator of Student Development & civic Engagement.
 
The university requires that all new membership intake activities be coordinated through the Office of Student Development & Conduct. A single list of candidates for membership will be accepted from each chapter and any chapter that processes ineligible persons will be subject to sanctions outlined in Article III; Section B of the Greek Life Policy.
 
No organization may proceed with membership intake before written approval on individual candidates’ academic and student conduct status has been receive from the Office of Student Development & Conduct. If grade reports appear to be inaccurate, individual candidates should contact the Registrar’s Office. However, candidates must be eligible at the time of application.
 
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
 
To be eligible or considered for membership in sororities, fraternities and social fellowship organization, the university requires that a student meet the following criteria:
 
1) Completion of at least one academic year and 24 semester hours at Lincoln University, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above. Some national organization may have differing academic standards. It is responsibility of the chapter to secure clearance from its regional and/or national organization to use the university’s requirements.
 
2) Transfer students must have at least 24 semester hours accepted by Lincoln University, a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 or above, and complete a minimum of one academic semester at Lincoln University.
 
3) Be enrolled as a full time (12 semester hours) student at Lincoln during both the current and entire previous semester.
 
4) A student properly registered for a cooperative education experience during the previous semester qualifies as a full-time student. A letter of verification of cooperative education completion must be submitted to the Office of Student Development & Conduct prior to application for membership.
 
Elements of item (1) (above) may be affected by national organizations which Lincoln University chapters are components; therefore, it is the responsibility of the chapter to secure clearance from its regional (area) or national organization. Some organizations require a higher cumulative grade point average and give the option to a chapter to use the university minimum requirement.
 
Compliances with university minimum requirements for application eligibility do not guarantee that a student will be selected or voted for membership in an organization. Beyond minimum requirements, organizations have the right to select their members by criteria approved by the national governing body of the organization and accepted by the university as a fair policy. These differences must be documented in the Office of Student Development & Conduct and approved by the Vice President for University Advancement.
 
STUDENT CONDUCT ELIGIBILITY
 
A student will be deemed ineligibility from participation in all sororities, fraternities and social fellowship organization if the student has a case pending, is currently on disciplinary probation, suspended or has been found responsible for a major violation. Major violations include, but are not limited to possession/ use of drugs, assault, harassment or possession/ use of a weapon.
 
MEMBERSHIP INTAKE RESTRUCTION
The maximum period of allowed for organization to process new members is ten weeks from the point of university certification of eligibility to the point of induction. Membership intake periods parameter are set by the Office or Student Development & Conduct and approved by the Vice President for University Advancement.
 
REGARDING PROBATES
All “Coming out Shows” have to be within the probate period as designated by the university intake schedule.
 
Article I
UNIVERSITY POLCIY ON HAZING
 
Hazing is a term used to describe various rituals and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group. Hazing is prohibited by law and may be either physical (possibly degrading) practices. The Student Disciplinary Committee shall have sole jurisdiction of all alleged hazing incidents to review and adjudicate.
 
Elements of Hazing
1. Action that recklessly or intentionally endangers the physical safety of students.
2. Forced or required consumption of any food, liquor, drugs or any other substances
3. Forced or required participation in excessive or strenuous physical activity
4. Exposure to sever weather
5. Excessive fatigue resulting from sleep deprivation or physical activity
6. Assignment of activities that would be illegal (e.g., Shoplifting) or unlawful or might b morally offensive to individual candidates
7. Physical brutality, including paddling, striking with fists, or objects
8. Verbal abuse, including berating of individual.
9. Forced or required conduct that would embarrass or adversely affected the dignity of the individual
10. The intentional creation of work or labor for new initiates by other members or alumni
 
The university has instituted the following hazing penalties and restriction governing the intake process:
1. Criminal prosecution for individual students involved
2. University disciplinary actions for individual students through the Student Conduct System
3. Sanctions against the organization:
 
First Offense: One-year suspension
Second Offense: Two-year suspension
Third Offense: Four-year suspension
Forth Offense: Revocation of chapter’s charter
 
Sanction for group offenses include but are not limited to the following: Charter Revocation: Permanent removal of university recognition Charter Restriction: A temporary removal of university recognition, usually for one semester. Under this sanction the organization may not take part in intake activities or hold or sponsor events in campus. Suspension: a Specified period during which the organization cannot use university facilities or participate in any university activities. Probation: A specified period during which if the same offense is committed, the organization will be suspended. Reprimand: An official notice of censure
 
Article II
Greek Life Judicial Overview
 
The Greek Life Judicial Board is established to advance the general welfare of the Greek-Lettered Organizations, as well as the welfare of student body of the Lincoln University. The Greek Life Judicial Board is responsible for upholding the policies and bylaws that govern the organization affiliated with the Lincoln University Pan-Hellenic Council. The Greek Life Judicial Board operates as a peer review board and as a recommending body to the Office of Student Developing & Conduct, while fostering the core values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence that are endorse by the Lincoln University.
 
The basic philosophy of discipline at Lincoln University is one of education. As such, it focuses on the growth and development of individual students and student organizations by encouraging self-discipline and by fostering a respect for the rights and privileges of others. The purpose of the Greek Life Judicial Board is to provide an orderly and consistent body that fosters the aims and ideals of service, leadership, scholarship, and brother hood/sisterhood, while protecting the freedoms entitled to its members. The intent of the Greek Life Judicial Board follows the assumption that Greek-Lettered Organizations should be able to take responsibility for their actions and that their peers reserve the right to reprimand their behaviors.
 
Any student who assumes voluntary membership in a Greek-Lettered Organization recognized by the university does not surrender his/her rights nor escapes responsibility as a citizen, but also acquires additional rights and responsibilities as a member of this community. This includes the idea that each fraternity or sorority, in its entirety, enters the Greek community voluntarily and thus assumes all obligations of performances and behavior reasonably enforced by all members or the Greek community, as well as the institution itself.
The Greek Life Judicial Board consists of fraternity and sorority members and one staff and faculty member. The quorum is five voting members. The chair shall not have a vote. The Greek Life Judicial Board will make recommendation that is sent to the Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement. Greek Life Judicial Board’s recommendation(s) sent to the Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement will result in a final decision letter being sent in writing from the Coordinator of Student Development and Civic Engagement to the organization president and chapter advisor.
 
The Functions of the Greek Life Judicial Board are:
 
1. To provide a peer level hearing body which is aware of and sensitive to the needs and problems within Greek-Lettered Organizations as well as Lincoln University’s disciplinary philosophy.
2. To educate members of Greek-Lettered Organizations both as to the responsibilities inherent in being a member of the Greek community and the university community and of those rules and regulations that govern the Greek community.
3. When necessary, to provide sanctions to responsible parties that have an underlying and overwhelming focus on education. The goal of these sanctions should be to prevent the violations from occurring again - not simple punishing the responsible parties.
4. To provide those students who serve on the board opportunities for leadership and service to the Greek community and Lincoln University.
 
How the Judicial Process Works
 
The Office of Student Development & Conduct may receive various reports involving a policy violation. These reports come from, but are not limited to the LU and Jefferson City Police Department, parents, Lincoln University faculty/staff, alumni (e), and students, Once a complaint is received, the Coordinator for Student Development & Civic Engagement in the Office of Student Development & Conduct investigates the complaint in order to determine if a possible violation of the Student Handbook, Lincoln University Pan Hellenic Council Constitution and Bylaws may have occurred. If so, the Coordinator or Student Development & Civic Engagement will follow the judicial process:
 
Informal Resolution
 
In the case of Lincoln University Pan Hellenic Council or Student Code of Conduct violation(s), after being informed of the charges and rights, including the right to a hearing, the chapter president may decide to voluntarily waive this right and request that a resolution of the charges be made by the Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement. The chapter president will have 5 business days to consult with chapter members and the chapter advisor to determine if the rights to a hearing will be waived and sanctions accepted. When an organization waives the right to a hearing the will indicate this on the Organization Acknowledgement Form. Any sanction or sanctions imposed at this time will be governed by the principle of “like sanction for like violation.”
 
Formal Resolution
 
When a hearing (Administrative, Mediation, and/or Greek judicial Board) has occurred with the chapter, one of two decision will be made.
1) The chapter is found RESPONSIBLE for violating university policy and/or Lincoln University Pan Hellenic Council policy.
If the chapter is found responsible, the Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement will impose sanctions that can either be accepted or appealed. The chapter will have five days to appeal the decision to the Vice President for University Advancement. The Vice President for University Advancement decision is final.
 
2) The chapter is found NOT RESPONSIBLE. No actions will be taken against the chapter or its members and the organizations president and chapter advisor will be sent in writing this decision.
 
Article III
A. VIOLATIONS:
 
1. Violation of Initiation & New Membership Intake policies
2. Hazing
3. Failing to pay Pan Hellenic Council membership dues and any other fees
4. Failing to pay fines
5. Failing to maintain individual and/or chapter GPA of 2.5
6. Having drugs or alcohol at a sponsored event
7. Failing to have at least two chapter representatives attend another chapter’s event
8. Violation of LU Handbook and/or the Greek Life Standards
9. Failing to cooperate with Greek Life Judicial Board
10. Failing to maintain an updated list of current members, officers, advisors, and board members with the Office of Student Development & Conduct
11. Formal & informal recruitment violations (alcohol, pre-pledging, underground lines etc.)
12. Non-attendance at required meetings
13. Failing to encourage a spirit of cooperation w/ other organizations and the university
14. Displaying poor conduct at NPHC or Chapter events
 
Fraternity/Sorority Conduct Organizational Sanctions The following is a list of proposed sanctions and procedures to be utilized in addressing any inappropriate conduct among fraternities or sororities.
 
B. SANCTIONS:
 
1. Letter of Warning: A letter of warning provides a warning to a group that the conduct is in violation of published rules. A Warning often take the form of a letter summarizing the infraction and corrective measure and warns the group about possible future consequences should that behavior continue. The fact that the group is admonished should be clearly stated in the body of the letter which they receive. A copy of the letter is sent to the chapter president and chapter advisor.
 
2. Restitution: Restitution is reimbursement for damages to, destruction of, or misappropriation of university property or of any person/group while on university premises or university related premises. If restitution is the determined sanction, the individual or individuals who impose the corrective measure must specify, in writing, the amount due, the time and/or manner by which restitution is to be made, and the individual, office or group to be reimbursed.
 
3. Educational Assignment: Educational assignments are tasks which are creatively applied with the education of the violator in mind. It is essential that the assignments imposed have some meaningful relationship to the violation. Assignment of research to be done in a certain area is one of many creative possibilities. A duty, work assignment, or alcohol education class are other examples. Again, the aim of such a task is the education by the group regarding their behavior and the consequences of such. Whoever imposes the sanction is responsible for seeing that it is carried out. Failure to perform an educational assignment may result in an additional sanction.
 
4. Loss of Privileges: Loss of privileges restricts organizational members from designated privileges such as intake and hosting events/activities on or off campus. The loss of privileges will be for a specific time, as defined by the person imposing the sanction. The group will be notified in writing of these privileges which will be forfeited and for what period of time.
 
5. Denial of Access: Denial of access to and/or use of all or part of a facility or facilities again must be implemented for a specified period of time, as defined by the individual(s) who impose the sanction. The group must be notified in writing of those areas to which they will be denied use and for what period of time.
 
6. Suspension of Intramural Privileges: This sanction will prohibit a fraternity or sorority from participation in university intramural sports activities or receiving points for the same for a specified period of time. Suspension of intramural privileges may be instituted by the Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement.
 
7. Building Suspension: Building suspension is the formal notification to a fraternity or sorority that their privilege to hold space on Lincoln University campus is being revoked. This sanction is in direct response to the chapter's misconduct occurring on or off-campus. Suspension will be for a specified period of time after which a chapter could petition for reconsideration on a space available basis. Building suspension may be instituted by the Coordinator of Student Conduct & Civic Engagement, Director of Student Activities, or Director of Residence Life.
 
8. Group/Chapter Probation: This sanction is the formal warning to the local fraternity/sorority and their national office that their affiliation with the university is in jeopardy. It outlines the specific behavioral concerns with the chapter, references any incidents occurring on or off-campus which prompted this action, sets forth the duration for the probationary status, specifies any limitations on the chapter and outlines the required conditions which must be met to retain their charter/affiliation with Lincoln University.
 
9. Group/Chapter Suspension: Group/Chapter suspension completely severs the relationship with the university. As a suspended group you may not utilize university facilities, you may not participate in activities as a group (i.e., Homecoming, Intramurals, Intake, etc.), you may not participate in recruitment, and are removed from university publications, etc. A suspended group/chapter will be notified in writing of the duration of their suspension and any steps required for future reconsideration as a campus organization. The national office will be immediately contacted by the Coordinator of Student Conduct & Civic Engagement and copied on correspondence to the Chapter. In some cases, the university will encourage the immediate revocation of the local chapter.
 
10. Specific Sanctions for Alcohol Violations: With each violation, the student will move to the next tier. Extreme violations may result in advancing to higher levels (e.g. first time offender who is transported to a hospital due to a high Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) may be sanctioned at Tier 2)
 
Warning:
Documentation but no sanctions
 
Tier 1: Alcohol Education $50.00 fine*, meeting with Coordinator of Student Development & Civic Engagement
Tier 2: Alcohol 101, Parental Notification, $75.00 fine
Tier 3: Research Assignment, Probation, $100.00 fine*, Parental notification
Tier 4: Suspension, completion of assessment and treatment at designated community agency prior to readmission
 
*Please Note: that fines levied against fraternities and sororities will be used for Greek Life educational programming and chapter development.
 
11. Specific Sanctions for Non-compliance: A hold is placed on the student's records until the original sanctions are completed.