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Constitution and Bylaws
Interfraternity Council of Oregon State University
Last Revised Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Friendly formal amendments added by:
The 2011 Interfraternity Council Executive Committee Members:
Sean Belding – President
Timothy Diestelkamp – Judicial Vice – President
Michael Stohr – VP of Standards and Regulations
Nick Hart – VP of Recruitment Marketing
Evan Hallock – VP of Recruitment Programming
Jorge Michel – VP of Public Relations and Diversity Affairs
Tyler Birdsey – Executive Treasurer
Ryan Kutter – Executive Secretary
Alex Schiedler – VP of Community Service and Scholarship
Ricky Egger – VP of Education
Table of Contents
Article I - Name............................................................................................................... 4
Article II - Scope of Authority........................................................................................ 4
Article III - Membership................................................................................................. 4
Article IV - Officers........................................................................................................ 6
Article V - Vacancies...................................................................................................... 8
Article VI – Meetings. 8
Article VII - Amendments.............................................................................................. 9
Amendment I - Dues....................................................................................................... 9
Amendment II - Chapter Membership Process............................................................. 10
Amendment III – Committees. 13
Amendment IV – Offenses. 22
Amendment V - General Policies.................................................................................. 20
APPENDIX A: HAZING GUIDELINES. 26
APPENDIX B: EXPANSION GUIDELINES. 30
APPENDIX C: FORMAL RECRUITMENT WEEK REGULATIONS. 34
APPENDIX D: ALCOHOL POLICY & REGULATIONS. 39
APPENDIX E: GUIDELINES FOR ABDUCTION OF CHAPTER COMPOSITE PHOTOGRAPHS 39
Constitution and Bylaws
Interfraternity Council of Oregon State University
Last Revised May 2007
We, the fraternities of Oregon State University, recognizing our obligation to the University, have primary responsibility to the fraternity community and its overall welfare. In addition, we also, as an Interfraternity Council, have a service obligation to member fraternities. With the following as guidelines, the Interfraternity Council of Oregon State University does hereby adopt the following Constitution and Bylaws.
The name of the association of fraternities under this constitution shall be the Interfraternity Council of Oregon State University. The organization can alternately be officially referred to as I.F.C.
The scope of authority for the Interfraternity Council shall be legislative, judicial, administrative, educational and advisory. By virtue of authority vested in it by this Constitution, the Council shall have the power to regulate all matters of interfraternity interest, except those that are of institutional policy; wherein the Interfraternity Council is free to make recommendations to the University, public officials, or judiciary bodies. Authority for the Interfraternity Council is derived, first, through the acceptance of its member chapters to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Interfraternity Council, and, second, through recognition by the Student Activities Committee, which is responsible to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Dr. Larry Roper.
Section 1.Interest Groups. The initial stage of fraternity development at Oregon State University may be the formation of an interest group, which will be governed by the following standards:
Section 2.Colonies. The second stage of fraternity development at Oregon State University may involve the creation of a colony, which will be governed by the following standards:
Section 3.Recognized Membership. The third stage of fraternity development at Oregon State University is recognized membership. Recognized Interfraternity Council members shall be governed by the following standards:
Section 4. Non-IFC Recognized Fraternities. A non-IFC recognized fraternity is a welcome asset to the IFC. Attendance at meetings is welcomed but not mandatory. The title of non-IFC recognized fraternities does not apply to honorary fraternities. Non-IFC recognized fraternities will be considered with the following:
Section 1.Composition. The executive committee shall be made up of 9 executive officers that are elected by the IFC.The President has no voting privileges except for in the case of a tie.
Section 2.Eligibility. The eligibility requirements for pursuing an executive officer are as follows:
Section 3.Elections Procedures. The procedures for the election of IFC officers shall be composed of two different types: procedures for elected offices and procedures for appointed offices.
Section 4.Term of Office. The term of office for each voting IFC Officer shall be one calendar year, beginning winter term and ending at the end of fall term. The past President shall sit for an additional, unpaid, term as a non-voting member in an advising roll to the president.
Section 1.Types. Two types of vacancies can be created in the IFC Executive Committee. These are:
Section 2.Succession. Upon vacancy of an IFC Executive office, the following progression will occur with respect to each of the offices:
Section 3.Term of Office. The term of office for those elected or appointed to fill vacancies of the Executive Council shall be until the next scheduled election or appointment of the vacated position.
Section 1.Scheduling. Meetings shall be scheduled on a regular bi-weekly basis, with a minimum of four meetings per term. With the exception of fall term, which must have 5 meetings to meet the requirements for holding elections. Additional meetings may be scheduled at the discretion of the IFC President.
Section 2.Requirements. In order for regular business to proceed, IFC meetings must meet the following criteria:
Section 3.Attendance. Each chapter must have one (1) delegate present at all IFC meetings. The delegate must be either the chapter president, or the designated representative.The designated representative must have been associated with the chapter he is representing for a minimum period of no less than three academic terms (summer terms are not to be used to meet the three term requirement). The designated representative may forego the term requirement if joined by his President at each meeting. In addition, all members of the fraternity community are welcome to attend unless the IFC President has specifically designated the meeting as a closed session.
Section 4.Procedural Authority. All official procedure of IFC meetings shall follow Robert’s Rules of Order, newly revised.
Section 5. The IFC is a deliberative assembly. Members of the Executive Committee shall have no voting power during meetings of the Council, and cannot serve as representatives of their chapter in the case of absence of the regular IFC representative from their chapter.
Amendments to this constitution may be proposed in writing at any IFC meeting by any fraternity member. The vote will be held at the same meeting that the amendment is proposed, unless otherwise requested by anybody on the Council. A vote which constitutes two-thirds (2/3) of the eligible chapters of the IFC who are present and voting shall be necessary for adoption.
Section 1.Charges. Dues will be collected each term for men affiliated with the chapter. The charges shall be:
Section 2.Controls. All dues are payable within thirty (30) days of billing. Results of failure to pay, unless arrangements are made with the IFC Treasurer, within:
Section 3.Spending. The IFC Treasurer will submit a budget to the IFC delegates no later than the end of the Winter Term that he takes office. This budget, pending approval from the delegates, shall serve as an outline of income and expenditures for the year.
Section 1.Pledging. All recognized new members and associate members of IFC member fraternities must meet all IFC requirements and be pledged or associated according to the following standards:
Section 2.Disaffiliation – (Depledging/Disassociating).
Section 3.Initiation. All recognized members must meet the requirements of and not violate the restrictions for initiation-related activities.
Section 1. Composition: Interfraternity Council committees shall consist of two types. They shall be:
Section 2. Method of selection:
Section 3. Judicial Committee: the Judicial Committee, chaired by the IFC Judicial Vice-President, shall be governed by the following standards:
C. Procedure: The following procedure outlines the process by which the Judicial committee initiates and conducts a hearing.
2. A letter will be sent from the Judicial Committee to the accused fraternity, and shall state or include the following:
The time and date of the hearing, which shall be at least (5) days after the postmarked date on the letter to the accused, with the exception of Rush week, during which the hearing will be held at the soonest possible time after delivery of the letter.
1) The specific article and section of the Interfraternity Council Constitution, Bylaws, Recruitment Regulations, University Regulations, or Student Conduct Code that have been potentially violated.
2) The detailed act or acts of the accused responsible for the charges, including copies of any incident reports or other documents pertaining to the challenges.
3) The names and chapters of the members of the Judicial Committee.
1) Cite the specific article and section of the IFC Constitution, Bylaws, Recruitment Regulations, or University Regulations, which have allegedly been violated.
2) Quote the section which has allegedly been violated.
3) State the acts of the defendant chapter that constitute the alleged violation(s) and relate them to the regulation(s) stated above.
4) Introduce any witnesses, or submit any written statements, that pertain to the charges.
f. The defendant chapter’s representatives, who are to remain in the room during the course of the hearing, will then present evidence, explanations, and witnesses. All material should relate directly to the charges.
g. There shall be a question and answer period which will conform to the following standards:
1) Any member of the Judicial Committee may address the questions of the defendants, to the Regulations representative, or to any witnesses, who have been testified.
2) The defendants may present questions to the Regulations representative concerning the methodology of the investigation.
3) The Regulations representative may present questions to the defendants and their witnesses.
4) Questions to representatives of the defendant chapter shall pertain to the alleged violations only. Defendants reserve the right not to answer any question pertaining to potential violations beyond those detailed in their letter of subpoena.
5) The Judicial Committee has the right to ask questions of either the defendant, or the plaintiff.
6) The chairman of the Judicial Committee has the right to recognize guests, if they have anything to say. However guests may not ask questions directed at anyone other than the chair of the Judicial Committee.
h. Following the question and answer period, the presiding officer of the Judicial Committee shall dismiss the plaintiff, the defendant chapter, their representatives, and all observers. The Judicial Committee shall then determine, in closed session, the guilt or innocence of the defendant chapter. Guilt must be determined by at least a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those deliberating the case. In the event the defendant chapter is found guilty, the Judicial Committee members hearing the case shall determine the sanction or sanctions.
i. When the decision has been reached, the presiding officer shall notify the defendant chapter’s representatives and the Regulations representative of the Committee’s decision. A copy of the action may be sent to the fraternity headquarters of the defendant chapter.
ii. The Judicial Committee has the option to defer issues to be seen by the Interfraternity Council delegation. This is to be used on only in situations where president is not already outlined by the IFC bylaws, regulations, or code of conduct. The delegation will then follow through and vote on appropriate action.
4. An appeal of the Judicial Committee’s decision may be conducted by the defendant chapter as followed:
1) The circumstances that initiated the hearing.
2) The findings of the Committee
3) Comments of the Committee pertinent to the case
4) Reasoning for the decision reached.
1) The case will stand as originally heard.
2) The IFC will be given the power to deliberate an open hearing.
1) Any appeals made through the Student Involvement Office are out of the jurisdiction the IFC delegation and Judicial Committee.
2) Student Involvement Office’s decision is final.
Section 4: Regulations Committee: The Regulations Committee, chaired by the IFC Regulations Vice-President shall be governed by the following guidelines:
a. The Committee shall investigate all referrals regarding violations of University and or IFC Regulations.
1) The specific article and section of the applicable regulations which have been potentially violated.
2) A quotation of the regulation which has been potentially violated.
3) A summary of the acts that constitute the alleged violation.
4) Any witnesses or written statements applicable to the case.
Section 1. Forms: Fraternity offenses can take a number of forms, including but not limited to the following:
Section 2. Liability: The offenses listed in Section 1 must be attributable to a member fraternity in order for the Judicial Committee to levy any sanction. The differentiation between fraternal and individual responsibility may be determined by the following guidelines:
1. The action involved is clearly initiated spontaneously by the chapter members.
2. The incident involves a majority of people who are not member of the chapter.
3. The chapter has no prior knowledge of the incident,
4. The event occurs on property not owned or controlled by the chapter. This does not include “live outs” defined as property controlled by two(2) or more members of the fraternity, or property with one or more fraternity member residents.
Section 3. Enforcement: Responsibility for enforcing IFC and University Regulations shall lie with the Standards and Regulations Committee of the IFC.
Section 1.Established Programs. In response to the interfraternity desire, the IFC has established the following annual programs and awards:
Section 2.General Restrictions. The following restrictions apply to all IFC member fraternities and their individual chapter affiliates. Interpretations regarding violations of these restrictions shall be made by the IFC Judicial Committee.
Section 1.Grade Standards. In response to the Interfraternity desire, the IFC has established the following minimum grade requirements for individual chapters:
Section 2.Infraction. Failure to meet or accurately report an average GPA exceeding the minimum will result in the following action.
Section 3. Enforcement: Responsibility for enforcing IFC & University Regulations shall lie with the Judicial Committee of the Interfraternity Council. It shall be the responsibility of the Judicial Committee to determine guilt or innocence and levy an appropriate sanction.
The Oregon State University Interfraternity Council requires that all persons associated with the fraternities on the Oregon State University campus observe and comply with the OSU student conduct regulations, concerning hazing as stated in the Student Life Policy and Regulations (Article IV-5, OSU Schedule of classes):
“Hazing, Harassing, Threatening or Intimidating Actions, or and practice by a student or group of students which abuses, endangers, jeopardize personal safety, or interferes with official duties, class attendance, or educational pursuits of any person.”
In addition, all members, inactive members and alumni shall adhere to regulations set forth by their respective national fraternities in the Interfraternity council concerning practices commonly referred to as hazing. The Interfraternity council charges all officers with the responsibility of being informed and of educating their members and their pledges/ associates regarding hazing, which is described as the following:
“Hazing shall be defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off the fraternity premises, to produce a mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities and situations include paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue: physical for psychological stock; quest, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside the confines of the house; wearing publicly, apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; moral degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activity which are not consistent with fraternal law, ritual or policy, or the regulations and policies of the Oregon state university.”
Also, it must be made clear to each pledge/ associate member or new or potential member that if he is involved in hazing activities, i.e. been his by others, or participates in the hazing of others, then as free individuals participating in the activity, he shares the responsibility for violating this policy and the university regulations and could be held accountable along with a chapter in other individuals.
Students who feel that they have been hazed should make contact with the office of Greek life located at 16 memorial union, telephone 541-737-5432; student involvement located at 149 Memorial Union East telephone 541-737-2101; and the Interfraternity council office located at 16 memorial union telephone 541-737-5646. Any easing activity is to be reported to these offices within two academic terms of it’s occurrence.
Any fraternity reporting to have subjected to any person to an activity defined as hazing will be brought to the Interfraternity Council Judicial Committee for a hearing in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Interfraternity Council Constitution and Bylaws. The maximum penalty for being found guilty of hazing will be a loss of university recognition for an indefinite period. Persons involved in hazing activities are also subject to university discipline as described in the student life policy and regulations and all terms schedule of classes.
This statement cannot possibly cover all areas of activities which might be considered hazing. Any aspect of your program which remains in doubt should be discussed with the executive council of the IFC. In addition, we recommend that you read the statement of position on hazing and per-initiation activities by the fraternity executive association. The resolution against hazing passed by the national Interfraternity conference
The OSU Interfraternity council education contract
The purpose of this contract is to ensure and maintain a standard of excellence and consistency in fraternity pledge/associate member education at OSU, and to protect the rights and privileges of all individuals concerned.
As members of Oregon State University and the Oregon State University Greek community, we recognize the importance of constructive pledge/ associate members education practices to a wholesome fraternity environment and we have put them into practice.
Your online registration, and yourfraternity’s membership as apart of IFC signifies that you will abide by the prohibition of hazing in any form, as found in the Interfraternity Council policy adopted by the Oregon State University Interfraternity Council February, 1983; that you are where of the university regulations regarding hazing (article IV-5, fall term schedule of classes) and you have read the materials preceding this contract and you are in full agreement with it and that you, the undersigned, have read carefully the above statement and the documents referred to, and comply with their provisions.
The executives association
StATEMENT OF position
On Hazing and Pre-Initiation Activities
The Fraternity Executives Association has stated its position, periodically, in support of constructive educational and inspirational programs and has asserted unequivocally its opposition to hazing and pre-initiation activities which do not contribute to the positive development and welfare of pledge or associate members.
Because hazing and other destructive pre-initiation practices have not been rejected and eradicated completely in undergraduate activities and, therefore, remain a menace to the well-being of the College Fraternity Community, the Fraternity Executive Association reaffirms and reassess its position on this question.
NATIONAL INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL
RESOLUTION AGAINST HAZING
BE IT RESOLVED THATthe National Interfraternity Conference hereby unequivocally repeats its historic repudiation of any pre-initiation or initiation practices antithetical to the laws and underlying principles for which each member fraternity stands;
FURTHER, that this body expects each fraternity to take appropriate action to implement the intent of this resolution;
FURTHER, that the Conference not only records its continuing disapproval of hazing in the strongest possible terms, but declares its intention to monitor closely the incidence of this activity through the establishment of a special ad hoc committee for such purpose, and
FURTHER, that the fraternities whose names appear below endorse this resolution:
Acacia Delta Sigma Phi Phi Sigma Kappa
Alpha Chi Rho Delta Tau Delta Pi Lambda Phi
Alpha Delta Gamma Delta Upsilon Psi Upsilon
Alpha Epsilon Pi FarmHouse Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Alpha Gamma Rho Kappa Alpha Order Sigma Alpha Mu
Alpha Gamma Sigma Kappa Alpha Society Sigma Chi
Alpha Kappa Lambda Kappa Sigma Sigma Nu
Alpha Phi Delta Lambda Chi Alpha Sigma Phi Epsilon
Alpha Tau Omega Phi Gamma Delta Sigma Pi
Beta Sigma Psi Phi Kappa Phi Sigma Tau Gamma
Beta Theta Pi Phi Kappa Psi Tau Kappa Epsilon
Chi Phi Phi Kappa Sigma Theta Chi
Chi Psi Phi Kappa Tau Theta Delta Chi
Delta Chi Phi Lambda Chi Theta XI
Delta Kappa Epsilon Phi Mu Delta Triangle
Delta Psi Phi Sigma Epsilon Zeta Psi
STEP 1. Establishing an interest group.
A. Before a local or national fraternity attempts to establish a group at Oregon State University, it must do the following:
1. Contact the IFC President at least one week prior to the next IFC meeting requesting expansion consideration.
2. Await a decision by the Interfraternity Council as to their desire to see a presentation by the group.
3. Following affirmative vote, the representative from the national organization shall make a presentation before the Council. The presentation should include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. A document of support by the national fraternity.
b. A list of alumni in the area and on campus who are affiliated with the national fraternity which is supporting the petitioning group and who have agreed to assist the interest group in its development.
c. Locations of other chapters in the region.
d. Copies of the national fraternity’s policies and objectives, and the establishment procedures which
would include a time table for establishment.
e. An opportunity for questions and discussions.
4. Not be seeking charter within one academic year of another IFC recognized fraternity.
B. The Council, in a closed session by a majority vote, will approve or deny the request to proceed with expansion. The discussion should include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. Welfare of chapters now established and effect that new chapters may have on them.
2. Number of male students matriculating.
3. The number of men participating in rush, and the number of men pledging fraternities.
4. The number of other fraternities currently below capacity and the number below the financial break-even point.
5. Whether a chapter previously existed on the Oregon State campus, and if so, the circumstances surrounding its previous failure.
6. The fraternity’s previous attempts at establishing groups on other campuses.
C. Rights and responsibilities of interest groups.
1. Upon formation, the group should contact the Interfraternity Council President, who will invite their representative to an Executive Committee meeting in order to outline the group’s rights and responsibilities.
a. Responsibilities include attendance at IFC meetings without a vote and reporting regularly to the IFC
Executive Committee as to the progress of the group.
b. Rights include:
1) Inclusion in the IFC workshops and social activities.
STEP 2. Establishing a colony
A. Within ninety (90) days, the interest group should make a written request to the Interfraternity Council President for membership in the IFC as a colony. Requests for extension of the ninety (90) day period may be granted by a majority vote of the council. Requests for extensions should be submitted prior to the expiration of the ninety (90) day period. The request for colony status will include:
1. Document of support of a national fraternity.
2. Name and address of the chapter adviser and alumni board president.
3. A copy of the Constitution and Bylaws of the national fraternity.
4. A written plan for the development of the colony through chartering as a national fraternity including:
a. A timetable for chartering.
b. Support services to be provided by the national fraternity and alumni.
c. Plans for the acquisition of housing.
5. Evidence of being recognized by the University Student Activities Committee as a recognized student organization.
B. After discussion, the Council will, in a closed session, approve or deny the group’s request for colony status (approval takes a majority vote). The chapter representative will be informed verbally after the meeting of the decision of the Council, and the national fraternity will be informed in writing.
C. Rights and responsibilities of colony members:
1. Responsibilities include:
a. All financial responsibilities of regular membership including pledge/associate member fees (for any new pledges/associate member fees from this point on) and assessments.
b. All rules and regulations of the Interfraternity Council.
c. If, after two years, the colony has not become a chartered member of the Interfraternity Council, its membership will be reviewed by the Council using the criteria for colony status. To maintain these privileges within two years, the colony must seek national fraternity recognition and regular membership in IFC.
2. Rights include all privileges accorded to regular members in IFC, including all its programs, activities and services, including a vote.
STEP 3.Becoming a chartered member.
A. Procedures for becoming a chartered member of the national fraternity and regular member of IFC.
1. Representatives of the colony will contact the Interfraternity Council President in writing at least one (1) week prior to the next IFC meeting.
2. The group will then be invited to present a written report at the next Executive Council meeting. The report should include the following:
a. A document of support by the national fraternity.
b. A list of membership and officers. The minimum membership must meet the minimum standards of the national fraternity.
c. A list of corporation officers including president, chairman, and the treasurer of the alumni board and name and address of the chapter adviser.
d. A description of the housing, if housing is to be provided for the membership. Such housing must meet the requirements for University-Recognized Student Housing.
General Policy Definition
The purpose of the Recruitment Regulations and Policies governing fraternity recruitment at Oregon State University is to provide maximum opportunity for potential members to obtain an objective view of all the fraternities. It shall be the duty of the IFC Judicial and Regulations Committees and the IFC Recruitment Chairman to insure a respect for this purpose. Recruitment Week regulations are in effect from the time that the first potential member arrives or the date and time set by the IFC Recruitment Committee, whichever comes first.
The IFC Recruitment Committee is responsible for drafting and submitting a proposal for the Recruitment Week schedule to the Interfraternity Council at least one month prior, and during standard IFC operating terms.
APPENDIX D: ALCOHOL POLICY & REGULATIONS
Article 1: Purpose
Whereas the goal of the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellinic Council is to promote responsible social activities, and whereas the goal of the organizations is to promote growth, strength, and longevity of their respective organizations, and whereas these goals are promoted by reducing chapter liability, particularly in the areas of alcohol use by members and guests, the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellinic Council propose the following alcohol policy which is designed to ensure member chapters:
Article 2: Description of policy:
ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE
Whereas the goal of the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council is to promote responsible social activities, and
whereas the goal of the member organizations of said Councils is to promote growth, strength, and longevity of their respective organizations, and
whereas these goals are promoted by reducing chapter liability and promoting responsible relations between member organizations of each Council, and
whereas the abduction of composite photographs is a long-standing tradition among the member organizations of each Council,
The Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council propose the following guidelines which are designed to encourage member organizations to:
ARTICLE 2: GUIDELINES
I. The Tradition of Abduction of Composite Photographs:
The practice of abducting composite photographs from fraternity and sorority chapters of Oregon State University is a time-honored tradition dating back to the very establishment of these organizations. In the Greek Community, the composite photograph represents the spiritual essence of a chapter. The abduction of the composite symbolizes the capture of one heart by another in the traditional courting relationship between men and women of the OSU Greek Community. Recapturing the composite entails a traditional sharing of chapter heritage between the houses, celebrating the trust and community of Greeks at Oregon State.
II. Guidelines for Abduction of Composite Photographs
1. The abducting chapter should receive consent from the President, an Executive Council member, or an official of the abductee chapter.
B. REMOVAL OF COMPOSITE PHOTOGRAPHS
1. A representative of the abductee chapter should be present during abduction to provide entry to and supervision of the members of the abducting chapter.
2. The abducting chapter’s members shall not remove any additional property of the abductee chapter or its individual members.
3. The abducting chapter’s members shall not “explore” the abductee chapter, but should make the most expedient entry and exit available.
C. ABDUCTION PERIOD
1. The abducting chapter should assume full responsibility of any damage to the abductee chapter’s composite incurred
during their period of possession.
2. The abductee chapter should contact the abducting chapter within one week of discovery to negotiate the terms of
3. The abduction period should be no longer than two weeks in length in order to maintain the energy of the tradition.
D. DECORATION OF COMPOSITE PHOTOGRAPHS
1. The abducting chapter should decorate the composite photograph in a humorous, yet tasteful, manner. Indecent and/or profane decorations should be avoided.
2. No permanent markers, paint, or other indelible decorations should be used. However, the back of the composite photograph may be signed and dated by the abducting chapter.
E. RETRIEVAL OF COMPOSITE PHOTOGRAPHS
1. Procedures for retrieval should be negotiated and settled between officialsof the chapters involved. Serenades or similar performances of chapter heritage by the abductee chapter are traditionally acceptable.
2. If an abductee chapter has not fulfilled the terms of retrieval within two weeks of abduction, the abducting chapter should return the abductee chapter’s composite undecorated.
Article I: Purpose
Whereas every IFC Chapter has chosen to affiliate themselves with the other IFC Chapters in a joint organization and
Whereas it is the goal and mission to promote Greek Life in a positive manner, and
Whereas chapters who fail to live up to the standards of conduct of the Interfraternity Council are a detriment to the fellow chapters in the council and
Whereas the duty of the Interfraternity Council delegation is to determine what the standards of conduct for the Interfraternity Council is
The Interfraternity Council adopts these guidelines for conduct unbecoming of a chapter.
Article II: Standards
Appendix H: Kitchen Requirements
Article 1. Purpose
The Interfraternity Council of Oregon State recognizes its duty to aid in the welfare of its member chapters and the gentlemen that make up the organization. Thus, the requirement of passing a kitchen inspection would aid in the safety of all Greek men. This requirement should be completed yearly and shall help to enforce a standard that will help to keep the men more safe, and hence the community stronger as a whole.
Article II. Standards
The standards of a clean cooking and serving facility shall be determined by the agency conducting the inspection. Approved organizations to perform the inspections include, but are not limited to, Benton County Health Department and the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service. Documentation of the inspection must show that the inspection was performed. Failure to produce this documentation by the third IFC meeting of Fall term of each school year may result in a Judicial hearing.