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 Student Center. Questions about this process should be directed to the Coordinator of Greek 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:
Greek Life Expansion Policies
The following procedures regarding the colonization/reactivation of Greek organizations 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 for Greek Life and Student Leadership.
Chapter and Member Development
In an effort to promote the growth of all members, Greek organizations 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 Greek 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 Greek Life and Student Leadership will work to provide various trainings and programs for Greek officers and general members, as well as the expectation of their participation in those leadership training opportunities offered to all student organizations. Chapters/colonies will also provide leadership development programs and opportunities to their members throughout the year.
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 Greek community. A minimum of a 2.3 GPA is required to join a Greek organization at Keene State College.
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.