Policies & Codes
Membership in a sorority comes with an implication of being held to a higher standard. While this affiliation affords members certain privileges, it also bears greater responsibility. Peer accountability and self-governance are key principles to the development of our members, and the success of our community, however, self-governance is a privilege, not a right. Failure to uphold expectations and comply with all university rules, including student organization policies, FSL policies, the Student Code of Conduct, domestic and international travel policies, governing council policies, inter/national organization policies, and local, state, and federal laws risk jeopardizing this privilege.
Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Policy
The National Panhellenic Conference and the University of Cincinnati, in compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or ethnicity in any of their policies, practices or procedures.
Hazing in any form at the University of Cincinnati is absolutely forbidden. Hazing is defined as an activity which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into, or affiliation with, any organization operating subject to the sanction of the public or private school or of any institution of higher education in the state of Ohio. In addition, the University of Cincinnati Student Rights and Responsibilities Governing Student Behavior document prohibits any form of racial, ethnic and sexual harassment.
Alcohol is strictly prohibited during Panhellenic Recruitment and New Member Events. Members of fraternities and sororities must comply with local, state and federal laws including the laws that are outlined in their national organization, housing board and advisor(s). Policies regarding the use and distribution of alcohol can be found in the Fraternity and Sorority life Guidelines on our website, as well as the Student Code of Conduct.