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Chapter Operations and Recognition of Excellence

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Program Rationale

The Fraternal CORE Program was developed to assist chapters embrace the vision of a model fraternity and sorority system at Clarkson University and address obligations outlined in the Clarkson University Recognition Policy for Fraternities and Sororities, Chapter Obligations, Sections 1-3.  Additionally, it assists chapters in documenting measurable progress throughout the reporting year and provides the opportunity to launch meaningful conversations between chapters and the university. The report evaluates each chapter in the following areas:  Academic Achievement, Community Involvement, Membership Development, Risk Management, and Financial Management.

Recognition is the formal process by which Clarkson University agrees that a fraternity or sorority may function on the campus, enroll members from the undergraduate body through recruitment activities, and identify its chapter with the University.  Organizations reviewed for recognition under this policy have the following characteristics:

  • They are entitled to single-sex membership under the provisions of Section 86.14 of regulations promulgated under Title IX of the U. S. Education Act Amendments of 1972.
  • They are entitled to be subjectively selective in their membership within the limits stated under Title IX.
  • They are legal corporations external to the University.  In all cases, their chapter corporations, alumni corporations, and national/regional or local Greek organizations are incorporated separately from the University. 
  • The University is not legally responsible or liable for the acts of those organizations.