Drury University is a safe, education-oriented and community-minded campus that maintains an academic and social environment conducive to intellectual and personal development of students and promotes the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. Drury University prohibits the abuse of Greek chapter expansion, colonization and student involvement by its students, employees and citizens. Drury University will cooperate with authorities in the enforcement of all applicable laws.
Greek chapter expansion involves inviting inter/national or local fraternities and sororities to establish chapters on campus and is encouraged when a need exists and is recommended by Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic Council.
The abuse of Greek chapter expansion, colonization and student involvement by Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens, including Inter/national or local fraternity and sorority headquarters or members, is prohibited on university-owned or -controlled property, in conjunction with university-sponsored or -supervised activities, or at any activity or event that an observer would associate with Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens, including Inter/national or local fraternity and sorority headquarters or members.
DRURY STUDENT INVOLVEMENT GUIDELINES
Inter/national fraternity and sorority headquarters or members may not solicit, recruit, or initiate Drury University students without the express consent of the Greek Life Expansion Committee.
In order to ensure the safety and well being of our students, Drury University does not permit university students to be initiated or join any Greek organization that is not established and recognized by the Student Involvement Office and Student Affairs Committee. Failure to follow this basic rule will result in a moratorium on the group’s eligibility to expand for a minimum period of two years.
GREEK LIFE EXPANSION COMMITTEE
This council recommendation must be made in combination with the Greek Life Expansion Committee that consists of:
EXPANSION REQUEST PROCESS
The Expansion Request Process provides an overview of the necessary steps and expected timeline for colonizing of Greek organizations at Drury University.
OCTOBER: IFC and Panhellenic Council will meet each year and decide which councils, if any, will be open for expansion during the academic year. IFC and Panhellenic Council will use this criterion in their decision for expansion consideration:
Once IFC and Panhellenic council have made the decision in favor of expansion, inter/national organizations that are not currently represented at Drury University will be notified to submit a written prospectus, which must include the specific information listed in the Greek Expansion Required Information Section and provided in the format outlined in that section. The Student Activities Office will accept packets at this time from these groups.
FEBRUARY 15th: All packets by petitioning organizations must be submitted and complete in the required format. Incomplete packets will not be considered.
MARCH: The Greek Life Expansion Committee meets to review submitted packets, and select organizations for presentation to the committee present.
APRIL: Selected groups will present to the Greek Life Expansion Committee.
MAY 1st: The Greek Life Expansion Committee has a final meeting and decides which organizations to bring to campus. The committee reserves the right to decline consideration of a group for any reason, and the decision is final.
MAY: Once expansion is approved, the group is authorized to begin the process of official recognition as a Student Organization at Drury University by participating in the Student Involvement Office recognition procedures.
GREEK EXPANSION REQUIRED INFORMATION
After IFC and Panhellenic Council have made the decision in favor of expansion, inter/national organizations that are not currently represented at Drury University will be notified to submit a written prospectus that must include the information listed in this section:
All required information in the required form, plus any additional information should be sent to:
c/o Student Activities Office
900 N. Benton
Springfield, MO 65802
HISTORY & ALUMNI INFORMATION
INTER/NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS VALUES, POLICIES AND PUBLICATIONS
Please provide the following for three specific time periods: during colonization, for the first two years after chartering, and in five to ten years:
INFORMATION ON INTER/NATIONAL STRENGTH
STATEMENT ON INTEREST GROUPS
If a national organization is eligible for expansion (no previous restrictions from policy breaches and governing council open for expansion) it may hold two general meetings in order to build interest on campus, as well as see which students may want to be a part of their organization if they expand to Drury University. During these meetings it is important to remember these requirements: