Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
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Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
Series Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
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Language: English
Creator: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: July 30, 2008
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION AMENDMENT


Date: July 30, 2008

REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Social Fraternities and Sororities 6C1-4.004

SUMMARY: The general principles relating to social sororities and fraternities are set forth.
The regulation sets forth the requirements for classification as a social sorority or fraternity as set
forth by the Deparmnent of Education and the University. Social sororities and fraternities may
exist as registered student organizations at the University and shall be governed by the
applicable policies, guidelines, and regulations of the University. In addition, the governance
structure of social sororities and fraternities includes student input and participation. New social
sororities and fraternities must complete the University's expansion process as outlined in the
Policy Expansion for Social Sororities and Fraternities. No social sorority or fraternity shall be
registered at the University without approval by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs and
affiliation with a designated governing council. Social sororities and fraternities that operate a
residential unit must abide by the facility and management policies contained in this regulation.
The University may withhold, revoke or suspend the registration of any social sorority or
fraternity that fails to adhere to University regulations, policies, and/or guidelines.

AUTHORITY: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003

COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED REGULATION SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE TO THE
CONTACT PERSON IDENTIFIED BELOW. The comments must identify the regulation
you are commenting on.

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED REGULATION
IS: Rebecca J. Holt, Administrative Assistant, 123 Tigert Hall, Post Office Box 113125,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, 352-392-1358 office, 352-392-4387 facsimile,
regulations@ufl.edu.

NAME OF PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED REGULATION: Patricia
Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs

THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.









REGULATIONSRPJLES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.004 Student Affairs: Social Fraternities and Sororities.

(1) Social sororities and fraternities are student organizations that are founded on the

principles of brotherhood/sisterhood and are based on the ideals of friendship, personal growth

and service to the community. In keeping with the educational mission of the University, social

sororities and fraternities promote the highest standards of scholarship, leadership, and service

for their members.

(2) The United States Department of Education has established requirements for

classification as a social sorority or fraternity. Social sororities and fraternities meeting such

requirements are permitted to exist as single-sex organizations. In keeping with these criteria

established by the Department of Education, the University of Florida classifies social sororities

and fraternities as organizations that:

(a) Do not limit membership to persons pursuing or having interest in a particular

field of study, profession or academic discipline;

(b) Do not serve as honorary societies for academic, leadership, or any other

endeavor; and

(c) Do not permit members to hold membership in other social sororities or

fraternities.


In addition, social sororities and fraternities must:

(d) Have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code:


and









(e) Limit membership to currently enrolled students at the University of Florida.

(3) Social sororities and fraternities may exist at the University of Florida as

registered student organizations and shall be classified as social sororities and fraternities.

(4) Social sororities and fraternities shall be govered by policies established by the

Division of Student Affairs and administered through the Center for Student Activities and

Involvement/Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs (OSFA).

(5) The goverance structure established by the University of Florida includes

student input and participation. Student input and participation is accomplished through

authority delegated by the OSFA to designated student governing councils. Social sororities and

fraternities must abide by university policies, regulations, and procedures governing student

organizations, as well as policies, guidelines and procedures established by the OSFA and the

designated governing councils.

(6) A new social sorority or fraternity seeking registration at the University of Florida

must complete the expansion process as outlined in the Policy Expansion for Social Sororities

and Fraternities, available from the OSFA. No social sorority or fraternity shall be registered at

the University of Florida without approval by the OSFA and affiliation with a designated

governing council.

(7) A social sorority or fraternity that operates a residential unit and provides

opportunities for housing to university students must abide by facility management policies and

standards as established by the University, including but not limited to the following: (a)

organizations must have a live-in House Director and be in compliance with related policies; (b)

organizations must be in compliance with fire safety standards and must pass Fire Safety









Inspections; (c) organizations must comply with building inspection and related policies and

must take corrective measures as needed or required.

(8) The University reserves the right to withhold, revoke, or suspend the registration

of any social sorority or fraternity that fails to adhere to University regulations, policies, and/or

guidelines.

(1) Social fraternities and sororities exist at the University of Florida as residential

unit or groups under policies established by the Dean of Students Office. Fraternities and

sororities that provide housing for fifteen (15) or more students must have a live in resident

advisor in accordance with criteria set forth by the Dean of Students Office. The criteria are set

forth in "Fraternity and Sorority House Dir-ector Policy," rev. 1992, incorpor ated herein by

reference. Fraternities and sororities that provide housing for fifteen (15) or more students must

also comply with the facilities criter-ia set fao rth in +the "Chapter Facility Policy," 200C4-,

incorporated herein by reference and can be obtained from the Dean of Students Office.

(2) Sororities and fraternities are governed by the Panhellenic Council, Inter

fraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, or the National Panhellenic Council. The

policies, governing constitutions, by laws, rules and regulations of these Councils must not

conflict with the rles of the University of Florida or University policies, including but not

limited to, the policies established by the Dean of Students Office, which are the "Fraternity and

Sorority House Director Policy," rev. 1992, the "Fraternity and Sorority Social Event

Guidelines," rev. 200C, the "Chapter Facility Policy," 200C, and the "University Requirements

for Fraternities and Sororities", October 2003, which are incorporated herein by reference and

can be obtained from the Dean of Students Office. Refer also to subsection 6C1 4.003(1), F.A.C.









(3) The right of a fraternity or a .orodty to exist at the University can be revoked by

the University if a frate o rty fails to comply with the rules and r-egulationis of the

University of Florida or University policies, including but not limited to, the policies established

by the Dean of Students Office as noted above.


Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003 1001.71 (1) 1006.60(2) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.71(10), 1006.60 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 3-25-85, Formerly 6C1-4.04, Amended 10-31-99, 6-21-

00, 2-5-03, 6-3-03, 12-31-03, 5-30-04, 7-19-05,




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