Policies & Forms

Recognized Greek chapters are expected to uphold all policies and regulations established by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Towson University and the State of Maryland. 

Maintaining your Chapter

All fraternal organizations must have a faculty/staff advisor.

All chapters at Towson University are now required to have proof of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) of social liability insurance. Towson University must be named as the certificate holder on the document. National offices can fill out the form linked below to submit proof of insurance.

Students interested in joining a Greek-letter organization must be a fully matriculated (full-time credit load) undergraduate student who possess over a 2.5 cumulative GPA. First-term freshmen and transfer students are exempt from this requirement. No graduate students may participate, as a roster member, with the chapter. 

All chapters at TU must have a least five (5) members. If any chapter falls below five members, they will have one year to raise the total to five members. Any chapter that fails to do so will no longer be recognized.  

**Due to COVID-19, there has been a one semester extension granted to the organizations that currently (F2020) have been under 5 members for one year.

All chapters have “internal” accounts with SGA and will no longer need to bring money to events to pay ECS, Catering, etc. Money may be deposited on the first floor of the University Union across from the bookstore. 

An updated website is extremely vital to success in any group. A website is part of how perspective students and families, students, and staff and local communities learn about the group and their activities. Please check your chapter's homepage under Recognized Fraternities and Sororities. If the correct link to your homepage is not posted, please send the new link to .

To keep your rosters up to date throughout the semester, please submit any changes here.

Forms

This form needs to be filled out and submitted when an injury or accident takes place at a fraternity or sorority related function or events. 

University Policies and Procedures

All chapters must hand in all social paperwork, when alcohol is involved, no later than seven days prior to the event to help with event planning.

No events registrations will be accepted, without a very good excuse, after the seven day period.

If you are doing a social/mixer with one or more organizations, all paperwork from all parties must be handed in at the same time.

The new member process can be no longer than six (6) weeks in the fall and seven (7) in the spring (due to spring break). Please plan accordingly.

The official start date will begin the day you begin the new member process. If you take two pledge/new member classes in one term you can have two separate dates for initiations and two separate timelines. Please notify your new member educator and your national office to make changes.

There will be no exceptions to this rule.

To protect the privacy of residents, commercial activities and door-to-door solicitation or distribution of materials are prohibited in the buildings or on the grounds of university housing. Advertising must follow established university and Housing and Residence Life posting policies. No advertising or posting may be placed on the outside of buildings, windows or doors. These policies apply to all individuals and groups except when written permission has been specifically granted by the Assistant Vice President of Housing and Residence Life or his/her designee.

All advertisements that are to be posted in the University Union must be submitted to the University Union information desk for approval. Union staff will post the advertising.

Posting on campus in academic buildings should only be on approved free posting boards in academic buildings. Posting is never allowed on doors, windows, trees, poles, benches, lampposts, walkways, etc.

Students or student groups found in violation of this policy will be asked to remove the postings within twenty-four (24) hours and judicial action will be taken. If after twenty-four (24) hours the posting is not removed and Facilities Management cleans the surface, the group will be charged for the cost of their services.

Each named chapter sponsoring an event, regardless of the location, is held responsible for all persons attending. All sponsoring groups shall follow their (inter)national policy to determine if they may sponsor an event.

Social event notification forms must be submitted one (1) week (7 days) in advance of social events.

The university relationship statement is an agreement between the university and each recognized fraternity and sorority. This statement needs to be reviewed, signed and submitted every semester in order for each fraternity and sorority to maintain university recognition.