All fraternities and sororities at Keene State College must be affiliated with a/n inter/national organization. The support provided by a/n inter/national affiliation will assist Greek chapters in their organizational development, contribute to their leadership and community opportunities, and push them to reach their personal and organizational goals.
All chapters, including new groups and those that wish to re-affiliate with the College, will follow a structured process administered by the Office of Student Involvement. Questions about this process should be directed to the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Student Leadership. Affiliation with a/n inter/national Greek organization will also be a requirement for any group that re-affiliates.
Some of the benefits of an affiliation with a/n inter/national organization include:
Fraternity & Sorority Life Expansion Policies
The following procedures regarding the colonization/reactivation of Fraternities and Sororities at Keene State College have been set in place to insure that any expansion will occur in a structured fashion that will enhance the Greek Community at Keene State College. All organizations wishing to expand to KSC must follow these procedures. For specific information or questions, please contact the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Student Leadership.
Chapter and Member Development
In an effort to promote the growth of all members, Fraternties & Sororities should be practicing ongoing chapter and individual member development throughout the academic year. Each chapter will provide education and training of chapter members on issues of risk management, hazing, liability, and sexual harassment and assault. Keene State College may provide incentives to these organizations whose mission statements and actions encourage seriousness of academic purpose and promote a drug-free environment, encouraging members to pursue a healthful lifestyle, including, but not limited to, abstinence from, or low-risk consumption of, alcohol.
The Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Student Leadership provides direct support and advisement to the ten chapters, two governing councils, Order of Omega, and 325+ individual students that comprise the overall fraternity and sorority system at Keene State. In conjunction with on-campus chapter advisors, College resources, and the support and partnership of each of our recognized Greek-letter organization's headquarters; members of the FSL community are afforded various opportunities for personal, professional, and organizational development. Members of the community are held accountable by their peers, and the officers of their chapters and governing councils to fully take advantage of, and mutually support, the programs, events, trainings, philanthropic and community service activities available to them.
Each chapter/colony will develop and utilize an academic plan and programs for its members. The programs should encourage improved academic achievement and seek to raise the overall GPA of the fraternity and sorority community. A minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for a potential new member to join/affiliate with a Greek-letter organization at Keene State College. A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA is required of all fraternity and sorority students to maintain general membership within a Greek-letter organization at Keene State College (unless a higher minimum cumulative GPA is required by a specific chapter in which members of that chapter must adhere to that minimum cumulative GPA). Those students that hold a leadership/Executive Board position within their Greek-letter organization must have earned, and must maintain a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA (unless a higher minimum cumulative GPA is required by a specific chapter in which members of that chapter must adhere to that minimum cumulative GPA to hold their leadership/Executive Board position).
New Member Practices
All Greek organizations will adopt positive new member practices designed to enhance the personal development, academic achievement, and overall collegiate success of all members.