Membership Intake/New Member Program

19% of Total Point Value
(110 points possible)

It is the estimation of the Jacksonville State University that the membership intake and/or new member education program is essential to the positive development of chapter members. Hazing, as defined by the Jacksonville State University Student Handbook, is totally unacceptable. The membership intake and/or new member program must be conducive to the strong academic performance of every new member.

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    Academics: 36 Points(18 per semester)

    1. The new member group or associate member class must maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher in their first semester with the organization. Please list new member grade point averages from Greek Academic Report
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    Sanctions: 32 points

    2. The chapter is not sanctioned for membership intake violations or hazing charges by either the IFC, Panhellenic Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, Director of Student Life, or other applicable authorities. • This will be verified through the Office of Student Life.

    Written Program: 24 Points

    3. The chapter adheres to a written membership intake program/new member education program that promotes scholarship and academic achievement, offers leadership opportunities, encourages campus involvement, clearly expresses values and expectations for conduct, and provides opportunities for personal development. Chapters are required to submit an UPDATED copy of their 2014 national policies regarding intake and new member education and any manuals or related additional material to remain on file with the Office of Student Life. Also, a copy of the new member calendar is required.

    New Member Education Programs: 12 Points

    4. A minimum of 75% attendance of the associate member class or new members at any required new member education programs, as sponsored by the IFC, Panhellenic Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, the Office of Student Life, the University or any other applicable facilitator will be expected. Attendance at these events will be recorded and reported by IFC, Panhellenic Council, Pan-Hellenic Council, or the Office of Student Life. You do not need to submit anything for this item.

    Initiation: 6 Points(3 per semester)

    5. The chapter initiates a certain percentage of the individuals who accepted offers of membership List of new members will be checked against bid offers to verify this information. Be sure to list any potential members offered bids but do not initiate into the organization. Flexibility will be maintained for small new member classes. Submit a list of initiated members, by semester. Example: Spring 2014 Date Initiated: _____________________ Name Student ID Number 1. 2… Fall 2014 Date Initiated: _____________________ Name Student ID Number 1. 2…
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    Bonus Opportunity

    Chapters with 76% – 85% initiated will receive an additional 10 points to their overall total. Chapters with 85% or higher will receive an additional 20 points to their overall total.