Chapter Management Resources

The fraternity and sorority community is committed to encouraging critical thinking and sound chapter management. To assist in that effort helpful resources from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and from CSU regarding chapter management are provided below.

A high-performing chapter is one that is attentive to detail in all areas of chapter operations on campus. A chapter that excels in the area of chapter management is organized, efficient, and timely.

Connections to CLIMB:

  • Engaging in solid chapter management practices allows members to engage in critical thinking and provides the operational foundation for all other goals of the chapter to be met. A chapter won’t successfully educate, support, and retain members without good chapter management and won’t be able to reach goals in any priority areas.

Chapter management includes the following areas: 

  • Financial management
  • Chapter calendaring
  • Chapter meeting minutes 
  • Communication efforts
  • Chapter document maintenance (bylaws, etc.)
  • Officer transition program

For more information about any of the resources below, contact Natalie Padron in the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, or by email at

A significant component of chapter management is the creation and maintenance of a chapter budget.

Our office is committed to financial transparency and requires that chapters submit the Finance & Facility Form each semester. That data is then compiled and shared on our Fiance & Facility Information webpage.

As you build your chapter's budget, please refer to the financial expectations of your governing council.

Financial management