Greek Life Membership Guidelines

Membership in Drury University Greek Life is a privilege. Drury University Greek chapters select each member for their character, interests, talents, activities, honors and scholarship. Privileges and responsibilities go hand-in-hand. To enjoy the privileges of being involved in Drury University Greek Life, members and new members must accept the responsibilities of membership and act in accordance with IFC/Panhellenic Council, National Organization and Drury University Policies.

Basic Membership Standards

  • Greek students are expected to take personal responsibility for their actions; each year members are required to sign and uphold the IFC/Panhellenic Council Membership Expectations Contract to remain in good standing with the Greek Life community.
  • Greek chapters are expected to take responsibility for their members' actions. Regardless of the individual's intent, their actions reflect on the chapter and the entire Greek Life community.
  • Greek students and chapters should bring all questions, concerns and ideas to IFC/Panhellenic council. IFC/Panhellenic council will decide the appropriate actions to be taken; based on what is most beneficial for the Greek Life community.
  • Greek students and chapters are prohibited from using retaliation as a form of restitution.
  • Greek students should not mention any chapter in a comparative or derogatory manner.
  • It is essential to inform potential members and their families of the benefits of Greek membership during both their college and post-college years. IFC/Panhellenic Council shall promote and encourage personal and informative Greek-spirited contact with potential members at all times.

Pledging Standards
A potential new member is considered to a new member of a Greek organization provided that they have a completed Membership Acceptance Contract on file with the Greek Life office and have received and accepted an invitation for membership to a Greek organization.

  • Fraternity Life: A man who has had his pledge broken by a fraternity or who has broken his pledge to a fraternity may not join another Drury University fraternity for one semester from the date he was originally pledged. He may re-pledge the same fraternity chapter at anytime within that semester.
  • Sorority Life: A woman who has had her pledge broken by a sorority or who has broken her pledge to a sorority may not join another Drury University sorority for one calendar year from the date she was originally pledged. She may re-pledge the same sorority chapter at anytime within that calendar year.

Initiation Standards
A new member may be initiated when they have met the requirements of the Greek organization to which they have pledged.

Officer Standards
An initiated member may hold a Greek Leadership position when they have met the requirements of the Greek organization to which they are a member.

Financial Standards
All Greek students are required to maintain good financial standing with their chapters and any chapter-related charges on University bills.

Academic Standards
A new member or member is considered to be in good academic standing with the chapter provided that they have met the academic requirements of the Greek organization to which they are a member.

All Greek students are required to have a completed Grade Release Statement on file in the Greek Life Office. These forms are student-signed academic information release forms that allow chapter leadership to view grade related information from each member. They remain effective for the duration of a member's involvement with their Greek chapter.

Greek Life Membership Educational Programs
Greek students are encouraged to attend educational programs that enhance their Drury Greek Life experience. These programs should be held once each calendar year and include:

  • Chapter Procedures Review
  • Parliamentary Procedure Review
  • Motivation & Delegation Training
  • Effective Confrontation Training
  • Goal-setting & Strategic Planning Training
  • Ethical Leadership & decision making Training

Greek Life Participation Standards
Participation and attendance in general Greek Life sponsored events is required for the Greek Life community. Greek chapters are required to have 50% of current members (new and initiated, excluding study abroad during their study abroad period) members attend all general Greek Life events.

Participation and attendance in Greek Life sponsored special and/or recruitment events is required for the Greek Life community. Greek chapters are required to have 100% of current members (new and initiated, excluding study abroad excluding study abroad during their study abroad period) members attend all Greek Life sponsored special and/or recruitment events.