In fraternity and sorority life there are many forms of accountability through multiple reporting structures. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life works with many campus partners to support the accountability efforts across each of our accountability avenues. Each of the following entities are unique and adjudicate a specific set of policies. At a glance, these are:
Purpose, Mission and/or Responsibilities: The AUHB is a professional, student-led board that aims to hold student organizations accountable in a respectful, open-minded manner. The board upholds the Student Conduct Code through constructive forms of accountability and strives for fairness and education through the decision-making process. The board’s goals are to:
- Implement restorative justice;
- Address behavior that impacts the community;
- Ask pertinent questions in hearings; and to
- Seek open communication with student organizations and within the AUHB.
Responsible for Adjudicating: Alleged infractions of the Student Conduct Code
Eligibility and Term: Members from organizations in good standing holding regular, associate, or affiliate membership in a Colorado State University Governing Council shall be eligible to serve as a Representative to the AUHB.
- Applicants must be an active member in good standing with their chapter; must have at least a 2.500 cumulative grade point average prior to applying and maintain a 2.500 cumulative grade point average throughout term of representation.
- Chapter Presidents are ineligible to serve as Representatives on the AUHB.
- The All University Hearing Board meets weekly and all AUHB Representatives must be available during this time for the entire academic year.
- If the organization of which you are a member comes before the AUHB, you will be asked to recuse yourself from that hearing.
Learn More: The Student Conduct Code outlines expectations of student organizations and the responsibilities of the All University Hearing Board.
The fraternity and sorority Joint Judicial Board adjudicates joint fraternity and sorority policies. The Joint Judicial Board allows for cooperative judicial hearings across governing councils, offering consistency in hearings and outcomes associated with any violation of fraternity and sorority community joint policies.
Responsible for Adjudicating:
- Alleged violations of community joint policies
Requirements for Membership:
- Applicants to the Joint Judicial Board must be initiated members in good standing with both their organization and the university
- Applicants must commit to meeting weekly during the academic year
- Applicants must commit to recursing themselves in cases involving their own organizations
Purpose, Mission and/or Responsibilities: The IFC shall be a self-governing organization with an independent Judicial Board which shall have jurisdiction over cases involving alleged violations, including but not limited to:
- The IFC Constitution, Bylaws, Code of Conduct, and other policies.
- IFC Academic Policy
- IFC Recruitment Rules
- The general values-based conduct of fraternity men.
Responsible for Adjudicating: The Judicial Board shall perform all duties and be subject to all regulations contained within the IFC Judicial Policy in the Bylaws. Eligibility and Term: In order to serve as the IFC Justice on the IFC Judicial Board, an individual must meet the following requirements:
- Be an active member or new member in good standing of an IFC fraternity.
- Be devoted to the general ideals and principles of fraternity life and conduct himself in a professional manner consistent with the mission and purpose of the IFC, as defined within its Constitution.
- Have a working knowledge of the IFC Constitution and Bylaws and NIC Standards.
The term of office for IFC Justices shall be for one calendar year. Learn More: visit the Interfraternity Council page of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life website.
Purpose, Mission and/or Responsibilities: The Judicial Board will be responsible for matters involving council regulations and organization disputes. In addition, violations by members belonging to the board may result in disciplinary action against an individual in accordance with Fraternity and Sorority Life regulations. The Vice President of Judicial Affairs shall preside as Chair of the Judicial Board.
Responsible for Adjudicating: Multicultural Greek Council Policies and Bylaws
Eligibility and Term: The Judicial Board shall consist of the elected members by the Multicultural Greek Council chapters. Not every Multicultural Greek Council member organization has to be represented within the Judicial Board.
- Applications for Judicial board will be due at the same time that Multicultural Greek Council Officer Applications are due. Elections must take place before the following calendar year.
- Members running for Judicial Board must be active in their respective chapter for a semester as well as have a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA.
- There shall be training sessions for the Judicial Board once per calendar year. Training sessions shall be attended by the Multicultural Greek Council Advisor, Vice President of Judicial Affairs, and President.
Learn More: Visit the Multicultural Greek Council page of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life website.