New Member Education Requirements

  • All new member programs are limited to a maximum of five weeks from the beginning of the new member period through initiation.
  • New member activities will be confined to the hours between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. unless otherwise approved by the Department of Student Activities.
  • New member activities may not take place in any on-campus dining facility, nor may they be held in conflict with any class or class activity for which the new members are registered.
  • No new member activities may occur in any private residences with the exception of the full-time faculty or staff advisor’s home when he/she is present at the event.
  • Instances of impropriety must immediately be brought to the attention of the organization’s president, advisor, judicial officer, or new member educator, and the Department of Student Activities.
  • As a part of the education program, active members serve alongside new members within the organization or club, with a designated officer providing overall oversight to the new member education program. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • New members may be given membership notebooks. These notebooks may only provide reference material on the organization’s national and local history. No new member shall be required to carry a membership notebook.
    • New and current members may have one-on-one or group interviews to get to know each other.
    • New members will not be required to secure the signatures of active members.
    • New members will not be prescribed a form of greeting.
    • New members may wear new member pins and ribbons if they choose. They may not be required to wear such symbols of affiliation unless all members are also required to do so. Wearing new member jerseys is also optional.
    • New member education programs may include optional study halls. Organization study halls must be open to all members (new and active).
    • New members may participate in intramural activities but are unable to participate in All University Sing or Pigskin Revue.