Responsibility of Chapter Officers
- Chapter officers shall be responsible for ensuring that chapters members adhere to all the governing principles of the Interfraternity, Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic, or United Sorority and Fraternity Councils; all policies, procedures, and directive promulgated by the university and prospective organization headquarters; and all local state and federal laws regarding fraternity and sorority activities. The chapter president shall have the duty to inform chapter members of these regulations.
- Chapter officers shall be held accountable for all organized chapter activities. Examples of such activities include, but are not limited to: recruitment activities, initiation rites, sports competitions and parties.
- Although all members are personally responsible for their own behavior, a specific chapter officer may be held personally accountable for the misconduct of chapter members during organized chapter activities. Circumstances that might warrant this personal accountability include, but are not limited to:
- Inappropriate and/or unacceptable activities which are sanctioned by the chapter by means of discussion and/or planning at chapter meeting, officer's meeting, or committee meeting.
- An officer's personal participation in such an activity.
- An officer's failure to act appropriately upon witnessing such an activity.
- An officer's failure to act appropriately in preventing such an activity when they had prior knowledge.
- An officer's failure to act appropriately in taking corrective action after learning of such an activity.
- An officer's negligence in their responsibility to educate the group of established laws, regulations, policies, directives, and procedures.