IFC RECRUITMENT POLICY
Potential New Member Responsibilities
- Potential New Members must not possess or consume alcohol at any recruitment functions.
IFC Chapter Responsibilities
- Chapters are responsible for keeping alcohol out of their recruitment events and off their property (recruitment functions are defined as an event with one or more potential new members present during formal recruitment). This is a policy enforced by national organizations, the IFC and the University.
- All Chapters who have PNMs register after the deadline will be fined $20.00 per Member.
- Chapters must comply with the Calendar Approval Process.
- Chapters are responsible for sending their extended bids to the IFC VP of Recruitment no later than 9:00pm on Tuesday, September 1st. Failure to do so will result in a fine of $100 per chapter.
- Chapters are responsible for sending their accepted bids to the IFC VP of Recruitment no later than 9:00pm on Thursday, September 3rd. Failure to do so will result in a fine of $100 per chapter.
- IFC will supply a compiled database in Excel file format for each fraternity of all the men registered for recruitment.
- IFC will supply a list of the number of men affiliating after recruitment for each chapter and for the overall fraternity community, to be posted on the web.
IFC Enforcement of Alcohol-Free Recruitment
- Alcohol is not allowed at any recruitment function.
- IFC will send the recruitment monitoring group to all recruitment events during recruitment to ensure there is no alcohol.
- All violations will be turned over to the Greek Judicial Board.
- Chapter presidents will be notified immediately of any alcohol violations.
- The Greek Judicial Board will schedule a case within two (2) weeks of the violation.
- Results of the Judicial Board will be posted to the website immediately after the hearing (see Hearing Results).
- Anonymous violations of the recruitment policy may be reported by calling the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at 919-962-8298.
IFC Calendar Approval Process
- Calendars must include contact information, date, time and location of all IFC Recruitment Events.
- Chapters may hold recruitment events during the IFC approved times detailed on the IFC Recruitment Calendar.
- Chapters must submit their recruitment calendar for approval to the IFC VP. Recruitment, listing all their events by Tuesday, August 18th at 5pm.
- The IFC VP of Recruitment will give final approval of Fraternity Recruitment calendars on Thursday, August 20th.
- After a calendar has been approved, any changes to the calendar must be communicated to the IFC VP of Recruitment no later than 24 hours before the event. Failure to communicate a change in the calendar will result in a fine of $50.
FRATERNITY CHAPTER EVENT POLICY
North Carolina Law
- In North Carolina the legal theory of Social Host Liability is that, if you serve alcohol to someone that you know (or should know) is under the influence of alcohol, you may be held liable if he injures someone while intoxicated.
- N.C. law prohibits providing alcohol to those under 21 (usually 75% of the chapter)
- N.C. law prohibits providing alcohol to those “noticeably intoxicated” (this equals 1 beer, or 1 drink per hour.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fraternity and Sorority Alcohol Policy
The fraternities and sororities at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who are members of the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council voluntarily promulgated this policy and adopted it for their own governance. It was reaffirmed in 1997, revised and approved by IFC and Panhellenic in November 2003, and revised and approved by IFC and Panhellenic in April 2006.
- 1. Common-source containers, defined as alcoholic sources/containers available for consumption by more than one individual, are prohibited. This includes brothers’ kegs, sisters’ kegs, alcohol in vending machines, cases of beer, alcoholic punch, liquor bottles, wine bottles, etc. (Kegs and trash cans containing alcohol will be considered common sources in all circumstances.)
- 2. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through chapter funds nor may the purchase of alcohol for members or guests be undertaken or coordinated by any member in the name of or on behalf of the chapter. (no bar tabs, no slush funds, no passing of the hat for a keg, no side checking accounts, no side social accounts, no giving bands alcohol, etc.).
- 3. All social events are BYOB (bring your own beverage) with the exception of events where alcoholic beverages are sold by or held at a third party vendor. Individuals are responsible for bringing their own, individual consumption beverages. No members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell these alcoholic beverages to others.
- 4. Security guards required for chapter events: At least one (1) security guard must be present for the entire event. Third Party Vendor security is acceptable.
- 5. During recruitment, all chapter events and activities will be dry functions for all members and non-members at the event, regardless of age. (i.e. No alcohol should be present nor consumed at any chapter event during recruitment.)
- 6. Groups must have a guest list for all chapter events where alcohol is likely to be present, including formals, cocktails, mixers, recruitment events, and band parties. A guest list contains the names of all persons expected to attend an event. Guests may be added to the list during the course of the event. The guest list applies to the interior of the social event facility.
- 7. Mixers between fraternities & sororities are prohibited in fraternity houses unless the event is totally alcohol-free.
- 8. Walk-out policy: If you co-sponsor an event and you discover a violation of any element of this alcohol policy, then either everyone in your group must completely leave the event within 20 minutes or the Greek Judicial Board will hold your group partially responsible for the violation.