General Chapter Requirements
The following is required of each chapter at all times, and is determined by the UNO and the FSL staff:
Each chapter must maintain a minimum of four members that are currently in good academic standing as undergraduate students at UNO.
Chapter’s term GPA cannot be less than 0.20 of the respective male/female university GPA for that term.
Ex. If the all male GPA for the Fall 2014 semester is 3.0, each fraternity's GPA can be no lower than 2.8 for Fall 2014.
3. Chapter must abide by the following:
- All local, state and federal laws.
- UNO Student Code of Conduct.
- Respective council constitution, bylaws and recruitment bylaws.
- Fraternal Information and Programming Group Policies (FIPG) also known as the FSL Social Policy.
Each chapter must be tethered to a national member of either the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), National Panhellenic Council (NPC), or one of the Multi-Cultural National Councils. Along with this membership requirement, each chapter must actively participate in the respective UNO Council equivalent. If an existing chapter in good standing withdraws membership from one of these national organizations, that chapter must receive written permission from the Office of Student Activities to continue operating as a recognized chapter at UNO.
Each chapter must maintain at least one advisor who is either an alumnus of the respective national organization or a UNO faculty/staff member whose contact information is on file via Engage.
Each chapter must provide names and contact information for their executive board members to the FSL staff following each election or change in position.
A chapter officer is expected to monitor their chapter’s roster and complete an Engage roster addition or removal form whenever members enter or leave the chapter. Finalized rosters are due November 1st and April 1st. See Roster Policy on Engage for more details.
Chapter Registration includes the chapter’s internal judicial process, constitution, and bylaws (include house rules, if applicable.) Each chapter must submit the Hazing Compliance and Grade Release Form that is included in your full registration packet by the specified date each semester.
Chapter Registration is open during the following times and must be completed by the final date for each semester:
- Fall Semester
June 1–August 1
- Spring Semester
November 1–January 1
Chapters are required to renew their chapter portal during each semester’s registration period via Engage in order to receive the status and benefits of an active, registered organization (see minimum requirements for more information). Renewals must include an updated roster of all members, officers, and advisor contact information, and any amendments to the constitution. It is the responsibility of the current or outgoing officers to submit renewals. If your chapter’s Engage portal is not renewed, it will fall out of good standing with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.