Bylaws

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL BYLAWS

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

ARTICLE I: ATTENDANCE

Section A: Attendance is required of all member chapter presidents and delegates.

Section B: Chapter Presidents will be entitled to miss only one meeting per quarter and must inform the IFC President in advance. Presidents with perfect attendance will receive bonus points towards the Individual Chapter President award for Greek Awards.

Section C: All Presidents’ will be required to attend the mandatory IFC President’s Retreat held in the spring of each year. Failure to attend will result in a $100 fine.

Section D: Should an additional absence be needed, an excuse request must be submitted to the President at least forty-eight hours before the President’s Council meeting. The President shall have the authority to judge whether or not a request is valid.

Section E: Presidents and delegates of chapters will be checked for attendance by a roll call vote. Chapters may not send replacement delegates unless they notify the Vice President of Administrative Affairs more than 48 hours in advance.

ARTICLE II: FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Section A: All member fraternities shall be required to pay dues to IFC two week after turning in bid cards unless the a payment plan is signed with Vice President of Finance in advance.

Section B: The amount of dues shall be $9 per each member of each IFC fraternity chapter.  This amount is subject to change with a two-thirds vote of the President’s Council.

Section C: Member fraternities who do not remain current in their payment of dues will be subject to fines at the discretion of the Vice President of Finance. Fines shall not exceed $75, nor the original payment amount

Section D: The IFC shall have the power and authority to collect funds from member fraternities for projects that require additional funding provided that these projects are passed by a two-thirds vote of the President’s Council.

Section E:  The IFC shall present its annual operating budget to the President’s Council no later than the fourth meeting of its first official term. In addition, the IFC shall present the most current budget at the last President’s Council meeting of the year

Section F: Fines presented to fraternities are to be issued the day of President’s Council meetings and paid within two weeks of issuance, before incurring additional fines.

Section G: Individual reimbursements for purchases made for IFC purposes must be presented within 30 days of the original receipt.

Section H: An itemized budget must be created for all official IFC sponsored events with projected expenses greater than $200. It must presented to the Vice President of Finance for approval at least 14 days prior to the event.

ADDENDUM I: JUDICIAL BOARD

ARTICLE I: NAME

Section A: The name of this body shall be the IFC Judicial Board, herein referred to as the Judicial Board.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

Section A: The purpose of the Judicial Board is to evaluate and address any written complaint involving an alleged infraction of the Constitution or Bylaws or other campus policy.

Section B: In conformance with applicable State and Federal laws and University policy, the IFC Judicial Board does not discriminate in any of its policies, selection procedures, or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or citizenship.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Section A: The Judicial Board shall consist of member from each IFC member chapter. The delegate must hold his position for 2 months in order to qualify for membership of the Judicial Board. In the case that the delegate is newly elected, the previous delegate will be called upon to act on the Judicial Board. If the previous delegate is unavailable, the new one will be admitted. Each hearing shall require all members in attendance as well as the Vice President of Administrative Affairs. The Vice President of Administrative Affairs shall preside over all hearings. In the event of a conflict of interest, the IFC President shall preside.

Section B: If any member of the Judicial Board feels that his relationship with a case or the individuals involved would affect his ability to render an impartial judgment, he must disqualify himself. If the defending party is a fraternity, then the representative from said fraternity must disqualify himself. A defending party may question a Judicial Board member about his attitude or knowledge about a case. If a member of the Judicial Board is challenged, the other members shall, without the presence of the challenged member, vote upon the challenge. If a majority of the Judicial Board votes to sustain the challenge, the challenged member shall be excused from further participation in the hearing.

Section C: A Judicial Board member may be removed at any time from his position for the following reasons, which include but are not limited to:

           1) Violations of confidentiality.

        2) Violation of University of California, San Diego Student Conduct Code.

ARTICLE IV: DUTIES

Section A: The duties of the IFC Judicial Board shall be to:

        1) Hear and decide all cases brought before the Judicial Board

        2) Protect the confidentiality of the deliberations

Section B: In the event that there will be a Judicial Board hearing, each Judicial Board member must attend an orientation session provided by the Greek Advisor and the Vice President of Judicial Affairs. This session shall take place before any member is allowed to sit on the Judicial Board. The topics for the session(s) shall include, but are not limited to:

        1) Decision making skills

        2) Due-Process rights

        3) Ethical expectations (i.e. University Code of Ethics)

        4) Policies and Procedures

        5) Campus Policies

        6) State and Federal Laws

        7) Review of Previous Infractions and Subsequent sanctions by past IFC Judicial Boards

ARTICLE V: POWERS

Section A: Charges may be as follows, but are not limited to:

        1) Violation of the IFC Constitution

        2) Violations of the IFC Bylaws including any addendum to the Bylaws

        3) Violation of Campus policies, specifically those regarding Greek Life

Section B: The particular acts of the complaint must be submitted in writing to the Vice President of Administrative Affairs and must be signed by the person or group submitting the complaint. A copy of the complaint must be forwarded to the chapter presidents involved.

Section C: No fraternity or member may be tried twice by the Judicial Board on the same charge, but new charges involving new evidence may be accepted.

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

Section A: All Judicial Board meetings will be held as closed meetings due to confidentiality of the deliberations, unless voted otherwise by a majority of the Judicial Board members.

Section B: Only voting Judicial Board members along with the Greek Advisor, the individual chapter president, the chapter faculty advisor and/or alumni advisor, the Vice President of Administrative Affairs, and the defendant(s), may be in attendance at the IFC Judicial Board hearing. The Vice President of Administrative Affairs may also determine relevant witnesses to be present.

Subsection 1: In the case of a fraternity being the defendant, the fraternity is limited to bringing only those immediately involved and the President.

Section C: The Vice President of Administrative Affairs will assume the role of complainant.

ARTICLE VII: PROCEDURES

Section A: The Judicial Board can review infractions only when presented in a written complaint to the Vice President of Administrative Affairs stating the parties involved and the violation(s) alleged. The Judicial Board may refuse to hear a complaint with a two-thirds majority vote.

Section B: The grievance must be filed within five school days (from here on school days shall be defined by the academic and administrative calendar) of the incident. The Judicial Board will then have ten school days to decide if the complaint falls under its jurisdiction and if a hearing is necessary.

Section C: When charges are filed, the defendant(s) involved will be notified in writing by the Vice President of Administrative Affairs. The charges will be delivered in writing by the Vice President of Judicial Affairs to the fraternity(s) president or individual(s) no less than five school days before the scheduled date of the hearing.

Section D: Grievances during recruitment are not bound by the time constraints found in Article VII, Sections A, B, and C. Complaints filed during recruitment week may operate on an expedited timetable so that sanctions may be imposed during the Recruitment in which the complaints are filed.

ARTICLE VIII: RIGHTS OF THE DEFENDANT(S) AND PLAINTIFF(S)

Section A: Both parties are entitled to information regarding the written complaint in sufficient detail including, but not limited to:

        Clause 1: The specific rule violation and actions or behaviors of which the party is accused.

        Clause 2: The names of the witnesses to be called to testify against the party.

Section B: The complainant and defendant(s) shall be notified that they have the right to inspect any affidavits or exhibits before the hearing. Subsequently discovered evidence shall also be made available.

ARTICLE IX: RULES OF PROCEDURES

Section A: Hearing:

        Clause 1: Order of Proceedings:

  •            The Vice President of Administrative Affairs shall read the charges.
  •        The defendant(s) shall plead responsible or not responsible.
  •        Specific charges shall be presented in detail before the IFCJB and the defendant(s) by the complainant.
  •        The IFCJB may ask questions with regard to the complaint.
  •        Upon conclusion of the questioning, the defendant fraternity or individual member(s) shall have the opportunity to present evidence and a case on its own behalf.
  •        The IFCJB may ask questions of the defendant(s).
  •        The complainant shall then have the opportunity to present witnesses who can present additional information that is relevant to the case.
  •        The defendant(s) shall then have the opportunity to present witnesses that can present different information that is relevant to the case.
  •        The IFCJB may then question both the complainant(s) and defendant(s) to acquire any further information or insight with regards to the alleged violation.
  •        The complainant and defendant will be permitted to make closing remarks respectively.
  •        After closing statements, the IFCJB shall enter executive session to determine whether the defendant(s) is (are) responsible or not responsible for said complaint.  The executive session shall consist of the IFCJB members. There must be a two-thirds majority vote for a defendant to be found responsible.
  •        If a verdict of responsible is reached, the accused shall have the opportunity to make a statement no longer than five (5) minutes, if so desired.
  •        The IFCJB shall then return to executive session and determine the appropriate sanction.
  •        After sanctions have been determined, the IFCJB will immediately contact the defendant(s) by phone for notification. The IFCJB will also issue a written decision.  At this time, the immediate fraternity involved will be notified of their right to appeal, and the procedures for doing so. (See Article XI)
  •        All written statements, recordings, and materials submitted as evidence will be kept on file by the Vice President of Administrative Affairs and in the IFC Office.      
  •            Voting will proceed by anonymous ballot vote.

        Clause 2: Once the defendant(s) has (have) agreed to appear before the IFCJB, and if such hearing is arranged, then the defendant(s) is (are) required to appear at the hearing. If the defendant does not appear within the thirty (30) minutes, the IFCJB reserves the right to make a decision based upon the written charges and any evidence presented by the complainant.

        Clause 3: The IFCJB shall notify the fraternity(s) or individual(s) accused, the IFC President, and the Greek Life Advisor to its decision about the case in a period of time exceeding no more than five (5) school days after the hearing.

ARTICLE X: SANCTIONS

Section A: The IFCJB may enact any of the following sanctions, but are not limited to, when appropriate against a fraternity(s) or individual(s):

           Clause 1: Admonition: This includes verbal or written reprimand that the fraternity’s actions were inappropriate and were not a positive reflection of the Greek community.

        Clause 2: Restitution: reimbursement for damages of property.

        Clause 3: Community Service: Each member of the fraternity or the individual appearing before the IFCJB will be required to complete a number of community service hours determined by the Judicial Board. The projects used for this sanction will be based on an approved list of volunteer opportunities obtained from the university and must be completed by a specific date.

        Clause 4: Monetary Fines: that shall not exceed $1,000.

        Clause 5: Loss of the privilege to participate in Sports Banner Competition.

        Clause 6: Educational Programming: At least 3/4 of the fraternity’s members must attend a program relevant to the violation.  The Greek Life Advisor must approve this program.

        Clause 7: Loss of Social Privileges for a limited time.

        Clause 8: Deferred Adjudication: The organization has been found to be in violation and, during no more than one calendar year, if the group is found again in violation, a more severe penalty will be imposed.

        Clause 9: Loss of privileges to participate in any or all segments of Recruitment.

        Clause 10: Suspension of IFC recognition: during the suspension period, the fraternity may not: (a) publicly post signs (b) install a booth (c) publicly assemble or demonstrate (d) sponsor or present a public performance or exhibition (e) publicly raise funds or make a solicitation (f) reserve the use of university facilities

        Clause 11: Expulsion: Fraternity is immediately removed from membership of IFC

Section B: Any combination of the above sanctions, or other options not listed, may be imposed as deemed necessary by the IFCJB.

Section C: No sanction (except Expulsion) may extend for a period longer than the remaining part of a quarter and one following quarter.

ARTICLE XI: APPEALS:

Section A: The fraternity(s) or individual(s) shall have the right to appeal any Judicial Board or Sports Board decision to the Vice President of Administrative Affairs with a written notice of appeal within five school days after the decision has been rendered. The Vice President of Judicial Affairs shall then contact the appeal board.

Section B: No matter shall come to an appeal unless either the defendant or the plaintiff presents evidence with a written appeal dealing with one or more of the following issues:

        Clause 1: Violation of due process

        Clause 2: Presentation of new evidence

        Clause 3: Appropriateness of sanction

Section C: The appeal board shall consist of the entire Executive Board and the Greek Advisor.

        Subsection 1: The appeals board will meet the defendant and complainant within ten (10) school days of receiving the written appeal. The involved parties will be given five (5) school days notice of said hearing. The procedure of review will go as follows:

                Clause 1: The Vice President of Administrative Affairs will present the facts and summary of the case as was decided by the Judicial Board.

                Clause 2: The complainant, if any, will be given five (5) minutes to detail his case.

                Clause 3: The appeals board may then ask questions of the complainant.

                Clause 4: The defendant will then be given five (5) minutes to detail his appeal.

                Clause 5: The appeals board may then ask questions of the defendant.

                Clause 6: The appeals board will then enter closed deliberations. Voting will proceed by anonymous ballot vote.

                Clause 7: The appeals board will either: (a) uphold the ruling of the Judicial Board (b) dismiss the case (c) or amend the Judicial Board ruling as it deems appropriate.

ARTICLE XII: PROBATIONARY MEMBERSHIP OF IFC

Section 1: When any member fraternity of IFC falls below Gamma standards, the Executive Board may deem it fit to put the chapter on probation. Probationary membership will consist of the following:

  • Disqualification from IFC Athletics
  • Attendance of the chapter president and IFC delegate at every President’s Council.  Cannot Vote.
  • 85 percent chapter attendance at all Educational Development programming.
  • Monthly maintenance of REACH Standards with Greek Advisor and Executive Board

A chapter on probation must meet with the Executive Board to assess the shortcomings of the fraternity. A quarterly proposal for attaining standards must be presented by chapter executives to the Executive Board of IFC.

Section 2: A chapter on probation must attain Beta standards for two consecutive quarters to resume full member status in IFC. Any chapter who is on probation for longer than two quarters will be reviewed by the Executive Board and subject to sanctions determined by a judicial board hearing.

Section 3: A chapter on probation not in compliance with the entirety of IFC Bylaws will be subject to sanctions deemed fit by the Executive Board. Disciplinary action when probationary membership is assumed will result in reconsideration of membership in IFC.

ADDENDUM II: RECRUITMENT POLICY

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section A. IFC has created recruitment policies to create a positive, equitable environment for member fraternities and Potential New Members to gain the best understanding of each member fraternity during the official Recruitment period.

ARTICLE II: OFFICIAL RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Section A. IFC will host official recruitment periods during the Fall and Spring quarters.  Fraternities hosting recruitment events during the Winter quarter are required to adhere to policies outlined in the UCSD Student Conduct Code and are required to abide by official recruitment period policies.

Section B. IFC will be responsible for conducting an information session every Fall and Spring quarter. The official recruitment period (including alcohol moratorium) shall commence one hour prior to this event and will conclude for each individual chapter upon their submission to and subsequent approval from the Vice President of Recruitment. Member chapters may deem fit to conclude recruitment only after finalizing and turning in bid lists to the IFC dropbox. All bid lists must be submitted by Saturday at 12PM. No other members may be added after this submission deadline. Fines will be assessed and issued if this deadline is not met.  The IFC Executive Board will also be responsible for administering and coordinating an online registration system to track potential new members and be in contact with them. This system will collect data on name, PID number, phone, and email contact information. Each chapter will be required to have each member in their new class register on this online system by 11:59 PM on the last day of each recruitment week in addition to the bid card signature requirement.

Section C. Member fraternities may be granted permission, by vote from the Presidents Council when the official recruitment dates are selected, to hold recruitment outside of the official recruitment period. Fraternities approved to host recruitment outside of the official recruitment period must still adhere to all policies and procedures included in this policy.

Section D. All recruitment policies will be enacted for the duration of the official recruitment period.

Section E. No chapter or member of any IFC member fraternity may schedule an event, hinder, or otherwise discourage Potential New Member attendance at IFC sponsored events listed on the IFC recruitment calendar.

Section F. Any event where prospective new members are likely to attend such as a venue party, house party or any sort involving a chapter or a residence must be cleared with the IFC President and the IFC Vice-President of Recruitment at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

Section G. Every fraternity must register their recruitment events with IFC by submitting a calendar of events to the Vice-President of Recruitment by the first week of August. Once this calendar has been submitted, fraternities will not be permitted to add events. Modifications to events (i.e. location, time, etc.) must be submitted to the Vice President of Recruitment at least 48 hours in advance.

Section H. Fraternities may not end recruitment prematurely from what is scheduled on their recruitment flier. If a fraternity chooses to end recruitment on Thursday, it must be reflected in the IFC recruitment Flier.

Section I. Every fraternity must turn update their roster and submit a complete copy to the Vice President of Administration by the Monday after the official recruitment period.

ARTICLE III: ALCOHOL MORATORIUM

Section A. There shall be a moratorium on alcohol for all member chapters during the duration of the official recruitment period.

Section B. The moratorium includes any sponsored events by alumni or parent groups, exchanges, open or invite parties of any kind, and events that occur on or off-campus grounds.

Section C. No member of any member chapter may offer a Potential New Member any type of alcoholic beverage at any location throughout the official recruitment period.

Section D. Women must also fall under the moratorium on alcohol during the official recruitment period. Any chapter found with a female under the influence of alcohol will be held responsible for the action.

Section E. No Potential New Member may be allowed to purchase alcohol for himself at any event or else the chapter will be held responsible.

ARTICLE IV: ADVERTISEMENTS/MARKETING

Section A. Advertisements whose purpose is to compel interest in joining the advertised fraternity must be in good taste. Pictures containing alcohol or drugs will not be permitted and result in a fine of $250.

Section B. Recruitment advertisements cannot promote, reference, or imply illegal recruitment activities, violate policies contained within the UCSD Student Conduct Code or any campus policies, degrade other chapters, conflict with IFC recruitment events, or negatively represent the Greek community.

Section C. No chapter will be permitted to distribute any fliers in any of the colleges without college approval. If there is a complaint by any college regarding posting or distribution of materials, it will result in a $250 per incidence.

Section D. Any complaints of dorm storming in any of the six colleges will result immediately in a $250 fine. Dorm storming is strictly prohibited by IFC and the University.

ARTICLE V. BIDS

Section A. Member chapters may not offer nor promise a bid to a potential new member prior Wednesday at 8pm during the official recruitment period, with the exception of member fraternities who have been granted permission by vote from the Presidents Council to hold recruitment outside of the official recruitment period. If any chapter is found releasing bids prior to the IFC Information Night, the chapter will be fined $500 and the IFC President shall submit a complaint for Judicial Action.

Section B. IFC will provide each chapter with no more than 50 IFC Bid Cards to be extended to potential new members. These bids can replace or supplement chapter bids. Chapters are responsible for informing potential new members that they are able to receive multiple bids but are only allowed to sign one card.

Section C. Chapter will be allowed to create their own bid cards as long as they fulfill all of the required information on the IFC Bid Cards. If a chapter decides to create their own IFC Bid Card, it must be submitted during the first week of school to IFC for approval.

Section D. Acceptance of a bid is defined by the signature of the potential new member on a IFC Bid Card. Once a Bid Card has been signed, no other fraternity may extend a bid or continue recruiting that individual.

Section E. An official pledge/associate class roster and IFC Bid Cards must be submitted to the IFC Vice President of Recruitment at the end of bid night.

Section F. Any individual found turning in two Bid Cards will be contacted by the IFC Vice President of Recruitment to clarify which chapter that member intended to join. The chapter who was not selected will be notified of the change.

Section G. A list of all new members and their chapter affiliation will be distributed to all fraternities within two (2) weeks of the conclusion of the official recruitment period.

ARTICLE VI: POLICY REPORTING AND ENFORCEMENT

Section A. Throughout the official recruitment period, the IFC Executive Board will attend, and observe every chapter recruitment event in order to ensure that recruitment policies are followed. All visits to fraternity events will be assigned and based on Executive Board member schedules.

Section B. Complaints of recruitment violations against another member chapter may only be submitted by the IFC Executive Board or any Executive Officer of a member chapter in writing to IFC Vice President of Recruitment.

Section C. Complaints must be filed on an official complaint form and presented to the IFC Vice President of Recruitment before the end of the official recruitment period. The complaining party must submit their name and telephone number to ensure the legitimacy of the charges.

Section D. IFC Vice President of Recruitment and IFC President have the right to investigate complaints submitted by campus officials or other non-member fraternity sources. Refer to Addendum I (IFC Judicial Board) for clarification of the judicial process.

ARTICLE VII: CHAPTER EDUCATION OF RECRUITMENT POLICIES

Section A. The IFC Vice President of Recruitment will be required to present detailed information of official recruitment schedules to member chapters no later than the 5th week of the spring quarter prior to the official recruitment period.

Section B. The IFC Vice President of Recruitment will hold a meeting with all member chapters Recruitment Chairmen to discuss recruitment policies and expectations at least two (2) weeks prior to the official recruitment period.

ADDENDUM III: SCHOLARSHIP

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section A: IFC recognizes the need for maintained scholastic achievement throughout the fraternal system and will therefore take steps to promote academic excellence.

ARTICLE II: SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

Section A: Member fraternities whose grade point average is below 2.6 for two (2) consecutive quarters will face sanctions to be determined by the IFCJB.

        Subsection 1: If a member fraternity has a grade point average below 2.6 for three (3) consecutive quarters the IFCJB will impose more stringent punishment.

Section B: The IFC will be responsible for hosting two IFC sponsored educational session in the subject of drugs and alcohol every academic year.

Section C: The IFC will be responsible for establishing a scholarship program to reward outstanding Greek members.

Section D: The VP of Educational Development will be in charge of the Greek Tutor Program and delegating community service hours for each tutor to the respective philanthropy chair of each chapter.

ADDENDUM IV: EXPANSION

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section A: To create a standardized procedure for fraternity expansion onto UCSD campus and into UCSD Inter-fraternity Council.

ARTICLE II: EXPANSION

Section A: When deemed appropriate, the Inter-fraternity Council of UCSD will invite member fraternities of the North-American Inter-fraternity Council without a chapter or colony currently on campus to showcase their organizations through an interest letter as well as any relevant material pertaining to expansion.

Section B: The expansion procedure for IFC is detailed in the Expansion Contract

Section C: The criteria for selection shall be as follows:

  • The fraternity’s reaffirmation of non-discrimination
  • The fraternity’s commitment to the educational mission of UCSD
  • Knowledge, enthusiasm and experience of National organization to colonize and assist a chapter.
  • Chapter record of performance on other campuses.
  • Commitment to appoint and maintain Chapter Advisors.
  • Alumni support and network.
  • Support of other active chapters of the fraternity in Southern California.
  • Estimation of pledge and initiation costs.

Section D: In the event that an individual fraternity chapter is removed from the campus or council by the University, the IFC, or the chapter’s respective nationals, the aforementioned fraternity will not be recognized by IFC, or allowed to begin re-colonization, at any point sooner than 5 years after the conclusion of Spring quarter in the year that the fraternity was dissembled.

ARTICLE III: EXPANSION POLICIES

Section A: IFC will only consider expansion with the approval of a 2/3 vote of the Presidents Council.

Section B: An expansion committee will be created to oversee the selection process. This committee will consist of no less than five members and will be selected by the IFC President and is subject to approval of the Presidents Council.

Subsection 1: It will be the duty of this committee to establish a timeline for the expansion process to include dates for interest letters being sent, receiving materials from fraternities, reviewing materials, presentations, and a final decision.

Section C: Organizations attempting to expand on UCSD campus without the knowledge or approval of IFC will not receive endorsement from the council when appealing to the Greek Life Advisor and the Director of Center for Student Involvement for consideration of expansion.

Section D: Any previously existing organization that did not detail the aforementioned expansion process wishing to integrate into IFC shall have to submit expansion materials and pay a fee of $1000 if they wish to apply to IFC.

ARTICLE IV: ACCEPTANCE INTO IFC

Section A: Upon integration into IFC, any fraternity shall be considered an affiliate chapter and shall adhere to IFC standards detailed in the following:

        Subsection B: First Year:

    • IFC Dues: $7 per member per quarter
    • IFC Sponsored Events: Eighty percent chapter attendance at all Educational Development programming and Risk Management events. Allowed to participate in sports.
    • Recruitment: When being recruited by national staff, the fraternity may award bids during Weeks 3 through 10, providing all other rules pertaining to recruitment, as stated in these bylaws, are followed.  After this period advertising and formal recruitment begin Monday of third week, although first year affiliate chapters may present at IFC Info Night.
    • President’s Council Meetings: President and delegate must attend. The fraternity may have voice, but may not vote.
    • Coordinator/ Executive Positions: Not eligible.
    • Promotion to second year: Reviewed in third quarter after acceptance or when deemed appropriate by IFC Exec or a 2/3 majority of Presidents Council. Eligibility depends upon maintenance of the Greek REACH Standards program. Disciplinary action will result in reconsideration of affiliate status by the IFC President’s Council.
    • Number of groups that can be first year at any given time: Three
    • Freshman Requirement: Must have at least 12 combined new members and actives for the year
    • Standards: Full participation in the REACH standards program and a score of “Beta” chapter or better.

        Subsection C: Second Year / Probationary Member:

    • IFC Dues: $9 per member per quarter
    • IFC Sponsored Events: Eighty percent chapter attendance at all Educational Development programming and Risk Management events. Allowed to participate in sports.
    • Recruitment: Will be participating in the regular IFC Rush period beginning Second Week.
    • President’s Council Meetings: President and delegate must attend. Can Vote.
    • Coordinator / Executive Positions: Coordinator Only.
    • Promotion to full member: Reviewed in third quarter following First Year promotion or when deemed appropriate by IFC Exec or a 2/3 majority of Presidents Council. Eligibility depends upon maintenance of the Greek REACH Standards Program. Disciplinary action will result in reconsideration of affiliate status by the IFC President’s Council.
    • Number of groups that can be second year at any given time: Unlimited
    • Standards: Full participation in the REACH standards program and a score of “Beta” chapter or better.

        Subsection D: Full Member:

    • Full Members are granted every right and privilege outlined in the IFC Bylaws and Constitution.

Section B: This timeline may be modified with a two-thirds majority vote of the IFC executive board or Presidents Council.

Section C: Affiliate and probationary members are bound by the entirety of IFC constitution and bylaws.

ADDENDUM V: ATHLETIC PROGRAMMING

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section 1: The primary objective of the IFC Sports program is the implementation of a competitive sports program that encourages positive social interaction and the sheer fun of playing sports among all IFC members and participants.

ARTICLE II

Section 1: There will be eleven sporting events throughout the year that will count towards the IFC Sports Banner. The following is a list of those sports to be offered along with the team size of each activity. An asterisk (*) denotes a small sport worth 50 points. All others are worth 100 points.

Event Team Size
Fall Quarter
Volleyball 6 men
Swimming* Individual (Multiple members)
Football 7 men
Winter Quarter
Dodgeball* 6 men
Soccer 9 men
Basketball 5 men
Spring Quarter
Ultimate Disc* 7 men
Innertube Water Polo 7 men
Softball 9 men

Section 2: Each fraternity is responsible for paying $300.00 to the IFC Sports account at the beginning of the school year. The fee is due before the first scheduled sporting event.  Expenses cover the cost of officials, supervisors, and equipment for the year’s activities.  Fraternities who do not pay the fee will not be eligible to compete in any sport until this fee is paid in full. In addition, each chapter must appoint a sports chair for the academic calendar year that must remain the sports chair for the entire period.

Section 3: Banner points are awarded to each fraternity according to their finish in each sport.  Points carry over until the last tournament is completed. The fraternity with the most points at the end of the year wins the IFC Sports Banner.

        Subsection 1: In the event of a tie at the end of the year, the winner will be decided by the order of finish in all tournaments. For example, if there is a tie at the end of the year, the fraternity (who is tied for first) with the most first place finishes will win the IFC Sports Banner. If they are tied in that category also, the winner will be decided by the most second place finishes. If a tie still exists, the process continues through the next level of finishes until a winner is decided.

        Subsection 2: Points will be awarded in the following manner.

Team Sports Points Awarded
1st Place 100
2nd Place 80
3rd & 4th Place 60
5th Place – 8th Place 40
9th Place – 15th Place 20
Disqualification or No Show 0
Individual Sports
1st Place 50
2nd Place 45
3rd Place 40
4th Place 35
5th Place 30
6th Place 25
7th Place 20
8th Place 15
9th Place 10
10th Place – 15th Place 3
Disqualification or No Show 0

        Subsection 3: When two or more fraternities tie for a given sequence of places, then the point value of the lowest place will be given to those fraternities. For example, if there is a tie in an individual sport between 3rd and 4th place, then both fraternities will be awarded 4th place and receive 30 banner points. The succeeding place and points will correspond to the number of fraternities tied for a position. For example, if three fraternities are tied for 6th place in an individual sport then the next highest chapter will be awarded 9th place and the 5 points that correspond.

Section 4: A single elimination tournament will be held in all IFC Sports program events. Teams will be seeded based on their competitive finish of the year previous and will be placed in the single elimination bracket accordingly.

        Subsection 1: The No. 1 seeded fraternity (previous year’s champion in that particular sport) will be placed at the top half of the upper bracket. The No. 2 seeded fraternity (previous year’s runner-up) will be placed at the bottom of the lower bracket.

        Subsection 2: The Number’s 3 and 4 seeded fraternities (previous year’s semifinalists) will draw for the Number’s 3 and 4 positions and will be placed in the following positions: No 3 seed will be at the top of the lower bracket and the No. 4 seed will be at the bottom of the upper bracket.

        Subsection 3: All unseeded fraternities will enter a random draw and will be placed in unfilled positions in the tournament bracket. If first round byes are to be given due to the number of teams entered, byes will be given initially to the No. 1 seeded team first and so on down to the No. 4 seeded team.

Section 5: Each year the individual fraternities of the Interfraternity Council will elect a member of their respective chapters to be the Chapter Sports Representative to the IFC Sports Representative Board. The duties of the Chapter Sports Representative include:

  • Attending all mandatory IFC Sports Representative Board meetings each quarter
  • Attending all IFC Sports Review Board meetings
  • Serve as the liaison between their respective chapters and the Interfraternity Council on all IFC Sports related issues.
  • Attend or have his designee attend all events
  • Failure of the Chapter Sports Representative or his designee to check in at every single IFC Sports event with BOTH the IFC VP of Athletic Programming AND the IM Sports Contact will result in disqualification of the fraternity team from the event.

Section 6: The third Wednesday of each quarter there will be a mandatory representative meeting. All fraternities are required to send a representative to this meeting. Any fraternity absent from this meeting may be assessed a $25.00 fine. Teams that are seeded in the top four of a given sport will not lose their seed if they miss this meeting, but any other fraternity that is absent will be seeded last. Also any meeting called before and/or thereafter will also be Mandatory and the same disciplinary procedures will be in effect for absentees from this/these meeting(s).

Section 7: Each fraternity is responsible for providing one representative to serve on the IFC Sports Review Board (in essence the IFC Sports Representatives). In the event of a tie, the IFC VP of Athletic Programming will be the deciding vote. Intramural Directors will be advisory, nonvoting members of the board. The duties of the review board will include the following:

  • To decide on the eligibility of the player(s) in question
  • To decide if there is disciplinary action necessary for fighting, sportsmanship, eligibility, or clean-up violations.
  • To discuss expansion, sponsorship rules, etc., that may impact the IFC Sports Program
  • Any other action, discussion, or item of concern that may come up during the course of a tournament

Section 8: Acts of un-sportsmanlike conduct may include but are not limited to: verbal baiting of opposing players or student officials/referees, excessive physical contact with members of the opposition to include: cheap shots and aggressive shoving. Cheating, profanity, and verbal abuse of the opposition or officials are other serious breaches of sportsmanlike conduct. Both the IFCJB and the Intramural Sports Staff will review violations of the sportsmanship code independently. Individual recommendations should be given by both bodies with the resultant warnings, actions, or sanctions to be administered promptly by IFC to any offending fraternity.  

Section 9: At the interpretation of the Intramural Sport Staff Supervisors or the event officials/referees, actions that are deemed as potentially dangerous to the event participants/spectators and/or conduct that is detrimental to the purpose of Campus Recreation will not be tolerated. Any acts of aggressive physical violence (fighting) will not be tolerated.  Such acts may include, but are not limited to: throwing a punch, kicking an individual, and any other physically aggressive act to include physical retaliation of an aggressive act by another.

        Subsection 1: Any participant found guilty of such act(s) immediately before, during, or after an event will result in his immediate disqualification from the event and after review by the IFC Sports Review Board and the Intramural Sports Program, may be subject to possible disqualification from the IFC Sports Program and the Campus Recreation Intramural Sports Program for the duration of one calendar year.

        Subsection 2: It should also be noted that participants may not physically intimidate or verbally abuse either fellow participants or event officials or referees. Actions of this nature may result in disqualification of individuals and/or teams from the event.

        Subsection 3: If the severity of the incident results in hospitalization, it may be moved under the discretion of the Executive Board and the chapter of the individual associated in the conflict may be expelled from the Sports Banner Program from the remainder of the quarter or following quarter.

        Subsection 4: At the interpretation of the Intramural Sports Staff Supervisors or the event official/referee; any third party (participants and/or spectators) who enter into an existing physical altercation (fight) may cause actions to be taken against either those individuals themselves, or also the IFC Sports Program in general.

        Subsection 5: In addition to the actions of the Intramural support staff; the fraternity represented by the third party who entered the altercation will be suspended from the next three tournaments as deemed appropriate by the IFC Sports Review Board.

        Subsection 6: If supervising personnel and/or event officials can readily identify third parties involved in such an incident, those participants will be subject to appropriate action as summarized in the section above (individual participants).

        Subsection 7: If third parties entering a fight cannot be identified (IM personnel may not have the ability to identify individuals from specific fraternities) the Intramural Sports Staff must address the overall event/program.  Immediate actions may include, but are not limited to: delay of the event, suspension of the event, or cancellation of the event.  Upon review by the UCSD Recreation/Intramural Sports Program, additional actions may include but are not limited to: cancellation of some events or cancellation of the program entirely.

Section 10: Any damage to the University property immediately before, during, or immediately after an IFC sports event will be the sole responsibility of those individuals identified as having caused the damage.

        Subsection 1: Any damage to University property immediately before, during, or immediately after an event, whose perpetrators cannot be identified, will then become sole responsibility of the Interfraternity Council. This could include any necessary postevent clean up of university facilities.

Section 11: The use of alcohol at on-campus events by IFC participants and spectators will not be tolerated at any IFC Sports event. Violations will result in the immediate suspension of play of the event in progress. An immediate review of the incident will be held the next day by the IFC VP of Athletic Programming and the Intramural Sports Staff with appropriate recommendations and/or actions dispensed to the respective fraternity or fraternities at fault.

Section 12: Only those affiliated with a fraternity are eligible to participate in IFC events. Only persons who have initiated or pledged a particular fraternity on the UCSD campus are eligible to play for that fraternity. All participants must be on the pledge or official fraternity roster submitted before each event in order to be eligible to participate. Only fraternity members who are current UCSD undergraduate students may participate. Current students must carry four (4) units or more in order to be considered eligible. Extension students are not considered eligible to participate.

        Subsection 1: Intercollegiate team members may participate. There are no stipulations on intercollegiate athletes except that they must be active fraternity members.

        Subsection 2: Team rosters will be turned in to referees before each game.

        Subsection 3: An IFC roster listing all active members and pledges with their ID number (must be typed) will be turned in to the IFC VP of Athletic Programming each quarter by the time of the quarterly meeting. Failure to do so will result in suspension of playing status of that fraternity for the quarter.

Section 13: Any fraternity that forfeits an IFC Sports program contest without notifying the IFC VP of Athletic Programming and/or Vice-Chairman or the IFC Vice-President Administration at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled game time will automatically forfeit its right to participate in the next IFC Sports program event of equal point value. If the forfeit occurred in a team sport then that fraternity is ineligible to participate in the next team sport (but is eligible to participate in the next individual sport). If the forfeit occurs in an individual sport then that fraternity is ineligible to participate in the next individual sport (but can participate in the next team sport). Banner points in the current sport and the next sport will not be allocated to the offending fraternity i.e. zero (0) points will be awarded for those sports. Additionally, a forfeiting fraternity will be responsible for paying the wages of any referee/official that was to be paid for the match that was forfeited if deemed by the IM Department. If a fraternity forfeits or misses a second event in the scholastic year in the aforementioned manner then they will be declared ineligible for the remainder of the IFC Sports events for that scholastic year and receive zero (0) points for those events.

Section 14: All games will be governed by the Official Intramural Rules, which can be found at the IM website: recreation.ucsd.edu. Protests will not be heard regarding official’s judgments, only rules interpretations.

ADDENDUM VI: COORDINATOR POSITIONS OF THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section 1: To delegate tasks of the Interfraternity Council to members of the fraternal Greek community in order to successfully accomplish goals and events for the calendar year.

ARTICLE II

Section 1: The coordinator positions of the Interfraternity Council will be appointed by the Executive Board by March of each calendar year.

        Subsection 1: All full time Greek students who meet the academic requirements of a 2.6 cumulative GPA will be eligible to apply for coordinator positions.

        Subsection 2: All Coordinators must remain full time students at UCSD throughout their term.

        Subsection 3: Coordinators must attend all meetings sanctioned by the executive board unless the President or VP Admin is notified in advance. Coordinators who fail to comply will be subject to judicial review by the executive board.

Section 2: The number of coordinator positions will be determined by the discretion of the executive board with a maximum of 2 coordinators per executive and a minimum of 9 total.

SubTab: Addendums

ADDENDUM V

ATHLETIC PROGRAMMING

ARTICLE I

PURPOSE

Section 1: The primary objective of the IFC Sports program is the implementation of a competitive sports program that encourages positive social interaction and the sheer fun of playing sports among all IFC members and participants.

ARTICLE II

Section 1: There will be eleven sporting events throughout the year that will count towards the IFC Sports Banner. The following is a list of those sports to be offered along with the team size of each activity. An asterisk (*) denotes individual sports worth 50 points. All other sports are worth 100 points.

Event Team Size

Fall Quarter

Volleyball 6 men

Swimming*

Football 7 men

Winter Quarter

Dodgeball 6 men

Soccer 9 men

Basketball 5 men

Spring Quarter

Ultimate Disc 7 men (2 teams)

Innertube Water Polo 7 men

Softball 9 men

Section 2: Each fraternity is responsible for paying $300.00 to the IFC Sports account at the beginning of the school year. The fee is due before the first scheduled sporting event. Expenses cover the cost of officials, supervisors, and equipment for the year’s activities. Fraternities who do not pay the fee will not be eligible to compete in any sport until this fee is paid in full. In addition, each chapter must appoint a sports chair for the academic calendar year that must remain the sports chair for the entire period.

Section 3: In addition to the $300.00 fee for the IM administration, each fraternity will be responsible for a fee to be announced at the beginning of the year covering the cost of the banner. This fee is payable with a separate check or cash amount to the IFC Sports account and is also due by the first scheduled event. The banner will be ordered as soon as the championship has been won in late May. It will bear the colors of the winning fraternity, the year and the fraternity’s letters/name. The banner will be presented at the beginning of rushrecruitment the following fall.

Section 4: Banner points are awarded to each fraternity according to their finish in each sport. Points carry over until the last tournament is completed. The fraternity with the most points at the end of the year wins the IFC Sports Banner.

Subsection 1: In the event of a tie at the end of the year, the winner will be decided by the order of finish in all tournaments. For example, if there is a tie at the end of the year, the fraternity (who is tied for first) with the most first place finishes will win the IFC Sports Banner. If they are tied in that category also, the winner will be decided by the most second place finishes. If a tie still exists, the process continues through the next level of finishes until a winner is decided.

Subsection 2: Points will be awarded in the following manner.

Team Sports Points Awarded

1st Place 100

2nd Place 80

3rd & 4th Place 60

5th Place and on 40

Disqualification or No Show 0

Individual Sports

1st Place 50

2nd Place 45

3rd Place 40

4th Place 35

5th Place 30

6th Place 25

7th Place 20

8th Place 15

9th Place 10

Disqualification or No Show 0

Subsection 3: When two or more fraternities tie for a given sequence of places, then the point value of the lowest place will be given to those fraternities. For example, if there is a tie in an individual sport between 3rd and 4th place, then both fraternities will be awarded 4th place and receive 30 banner points. The succeeding place and points will correspond to the number of fraternities tied for a position. For example, if three fraternities are tied for 6th place in an individual sport then the next highest chapter will be awarded 9th place and the 5 points that correspond.

Section 5: A single elimination tournament will be held in all IFC Sports program events. Teams will be seeded based on their competitive finish of the year previous and will be placed in the single elimination bracket accordingly.

Subsection 1: The No. 1 seeded fraternity (previous year’s champion in that particular sport) will be placed at the top half of the upper bracket. The No. 2 seeded fraternity (previous year’s runner-up) will be placed at the bottom of the lower bracket.

Subsection 2: The Number’s 3 and 4 seeded fraternities (previous year’s semifinalists) will draw for the Number’s 3 and 4 positions and will be placed in the following positions: No 3 seed will be at the top of the lower bracket and the No. 4 seed will be at the bottom of the upper bracket.

Subsection 3: All unseeded fraternities will enter a random draw and will be placed in unfilled positions in the tournament bracket. If first round byes are to be given due to the number of teams entered, byes will be given initially to the No. 1 seeded team first and so on down to the No. 4 seeded team.

Section 6: In the sport of Tennis, each fraternity’s doubles teams will be placed on opposite sides of the bracket (upper and lower). The only occasion that a given fraternity’s two teams would meet is in the championship finals. Similarly, each fraternity’s individual racquetball players will be placed on opposite sides of the bracket (upper and lower). The only occasion that a given fraternity’s two players would meet is in the championship finals.

Subsection 1: These sports are scored differently than other individual sports that point values are assigned for each team’s relative finish in the single elimination bracket. The point values of each fraternity’s two teams are added to give each fraternity a final point total and finish in the tournament. Banner points will then be awarded based on a fraternity’s cumulative point total and relative finish in the tournament.

Section 7: IFC Golf will be a 9-hole, shotgun-based tournament. Each Fraternity will field two teams of two people per team. Each team must count a minimum of two shots per player. The fraternity with the lowest combined score between their two teams will be named the winner. The next lowest combined fraternity score will receive 2nd place, etc.

Section 8: Each year the individual fraternities of the Interfraternity Council will elect a member of their respective chapters to be the Chapter Sports Representative to the IFC Sports Representative Board. The duties of the Chapter Sports Representative include:

Attending all mandatory IFC Sports Representative Board meetings each quarter

Attending all IFC Sports Review Board meetings

Serve as the liaison between their respective chapters and the Interfraternity Council on all IFC Sports related issues

Serve as the liaison between their respective chapters and the Interfraternity Council on all IFC Sports related issues

Attend or have his designee attend all events

Failure of the Chapter Sports Representative or his designee to check in at every single IFC Sports event with BOTH the IFC VP of Athletic Programming AND the IM Sports Contact will result in disqualification of the fraternity team from the event

Section 9: The third Wednesday of each quarter there will be a mandatory representative meeting. All fraternities are required to send a representative to this meeting. Any fraternity absent from this meeting may be assessed a $25.00 fine. Teams that are seeded in the top four of a given sport will not lose their seed if they miss this meeting, but any other fraternity that is absent will be seeded last. Also any meeting called before and/or thereafter will also be Mandatory and the same disciplinary procedures will be in effect for absentees from this/these meeting(s).

Section 10: Each fraternity is responsible for providing one representative to serve on the IFC Sports Review Board (in essence the IFC Sports Representatives). In the event of a tie, the IFC VP of Athletic Programming will be the deciding vote. Intramural Directors will be advisory, non-voting members of the board. The duties of the review board will include the following:

To decide on the eligibility of the player(s) in question

To decide if there is disciplinary action necessary for fighting, sportsmanship, eligibility, or clean-up violations.

To discuss expansion, sponsorship rules, etc., that may impact the IFC Sports Program

Any other action, discussion, or item of concern that may come up during the course of a tournament

Section 11: Acts of un-sportsmanlike conduct may include but are not limited to: verbal baiting of opposing players or student officials/referees, excessive physical contact with members of the opposition to include: cheap shots and aggressive shoving. Cheating, profanity, and verbal abuse of the opposition or officials are other serious breaches of sportsmanlike conduct. Both the IFCJB and the Intramural Sports Staff will review violations of the sportsmanship code independently. Individual recommendations should be given by both bodies with the resultant warnings, actions, or sanctions to be administered promptly by IFC to any offending fraternity.

Section 12: At the interpretation of the Intramural Sport Staff Supervisors or the event officials/referees, actions that are deemed as potentially dangerous to the event participants/spectators and/or conduct that is detrimental to the purpose of Campus Recreation will not be tolerated. Any acts of aggressive physical violence (fighting) will not be tolerated. Such acts may include, but are not limited to: throwing a punch, kicking an individual, and any other physically aggressive act to include physical retaliation of an aggressive act by another.

Subsection 1: Any participant found guilty of such act(s) immediately before, during, or after an event will result in his immediate disqualification from the event and after review by the IFC Sports Review Board and the Intramural Sports Program, may be subject to possible disqualification from the IFC Sports Program and the Campus Recreation Intramural Sports Program for the duration of one calendar year.

Subsection 2: It should also be noted that participants may not physically intimidate or verbally abuse either fellow participants or event officials or referees. Actions of this nature may result in disqualification of individuals and/or teams from the event.

Subsection 3: If the severity of the incident results in hospitalization, it may be moved under the discretion of the Executive Board and the chapter of the individual associated in the conflict may be expelled from the Sports Banner Program from the remainder of the quarter or following quarter.

Subsection 4: At the interpretation of the Intramural Sports Staff Supervisors or the event official/referee; any third party (participants and/or spectators) who enter into an existing physical altercation (fight) may cause actions to be taken against either those individuals themselves, or also the IFC Sports Program in general.

Subsection 5: In addition to the actions of the Intramural support staff; the fraternity represented by the third party who entered the altercation will be suspended from the next three tournaments as deemed appropriate by the IFC Sports Review Board.

Subsection 6: If supervising personnel and/or event officials can readily identify third parties involved in such an incident, those participants will be subject to appropriate action as summarized in the section above (individual participants).

Subsection 7: If third parties entering a fight cannot be identified (IM personnel may not have the ability to identify individuals from specific fraternities) the Intramural Sports Staff must address the overall event/program. Immediate actions may include, but are not limited to: delay of the event, suspension of the event, or cancellation of the event. Upon review by the UCSD Recreation/Intramural Sports Program, additional actions may include but are not limited to: cancellation of some events or cancellation of the program entirely.

Section 13: Any damage to the University property immediately before, during, or immediately after an IFC sports event will be the sole responsibility of those individuals identified as having caused the damage.

Subsection 1: Any damage to University property immediately before, during, or immediately after an event, whose perpetrators cannot be identified, will then become sole responsibility of the Interfraternity Council. This could include any necessary post-event clean up of university facilities.

Section 14: The use of alcohol at on-campus events by IFC participants and spectators will not be tolerated at any IFC Sports event. Violations will result in the immediate suspension of play of the event in progress. An immediate review of the incident will be held the next day by the IFC VP of Athletic Programming and the Intramural Sports Staff with appropriate recommendations and/or actions dispensed to the respective fraternity or fraternities at fault.

Section 15: Only those affiliated with a fraternity are eligible to participate in IFC events. Only persons who have initiated or pledged a particular fraternity on the UCSD campus are eligible to play for that fraternity. All participants must be on the pledge or official fraternity roster submitted before each event in order to be eligible to participate. Only fraternity members who are current UCSD undergraduate students may participate. Current students must carry four (4) units or more in order to be considered eligible. Extension students are not considered eligible to participate.

Subsection 1: Intercollegiate team members may participate. There are no stipulations on intercollegiate athletes except that they must be active fraternity members.

Subsection 2: Team rosters will be turned in to referees before each game.

Subsection 3: An IFC roster listing all active members and pledges with their ID number (must be typed) will be turned in to the IFC VP of Athletic Programming each quarter by the time of the quarterly meeting. Failure to do so will result in suspension of playing status of that fraternity for the quarter.

Section 16: Any fraternity that forfeits an IFC Sports program contest without notifying the IFC VP of Athletic Programming and/or Vice-Chairman or the IFC Vice-President Administration at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled game time will automatically forfeit its right to participate in the next IFC Sports program event of equal point value. If the forfeit occurred in a team sport then that fraternity is ineligible to participate in the next team sport (but is eligible to participate in the next individual sport). If the forfeit occurs in an individual sport then that fraternity is ineligible to participate in the next individual sport (but can participate in the next team sport). Banner points in the current sport and the next sport will not be allocated to the offending fraternity i.e. zero (0) points will be awarded for those sports. Additionally, a forfeiting fraternity will be responsible for paying the wages of any referee/official that was to be paid for the match that was forfeited if deemed by the IM Department. If a fraternity forfeits or misses a second event in the scholastic year in the aforementioned manner then they will be declared ineligible for the remainder of the IFC Sports events for that scholastic year and receive zero (0) points for those events.

Section 17: All games will be governed by the Official Intramural Rules, which can be found at the IM website: recreation.ucsd.edu. Protests will not be heard regarding official’s judgments, only rules interpretations.

ADDENDUM IV

EXPANSION

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section A: To create a standardized procedure for fraternities to colonize at UCSD and the IFC

ARTICLE II: EXPANSION POLICIES

Section A: The following standards will be required of any potential colony:

The potential colony must be insured with liability coverage

Each associate/pledge/new member has a minimum high school GPA of 2.3 for first quarter freshman year and a minimum college GPA of 2.25

Each chapter must have an annual cumulative GPA of 2.5

The associate/pledge/new member program shall last no longer than twelve weeks and encourages a program lasting less than twelve weeks

The potential colony must have risk management policies that address alcohol use, fire safety, hazing, and sexual assault/abuse

Pledge/associate/new member programs must be alcohol free

The potential colony must communicate its values through its ritual at least annually as prescribed by its policies

The potential colony will communicate the importance of its undergraduate members participating in educational programming (whether campus, nation fraternity or independently led) covering any of the following: academic achievement, alcohol consumption, career preparation, civic engagement, hazing, leadership development, sexual assault, and values & ethics

Section B: The national office of the potential colony must contact UCSD’s IFC immediately upon interest in expansion.

Section C: The standards outlined within this constitution and bylaws must be adopted by the potential colony

ARTICLE III: ACCEPTANCE INTO IFC

Section A: When a fraternity joins IFC, their acceptance is considered probationary for a period of one year. Any violations brought before the IFCJB during that time will be considered a second offense.

ADDENDUM VI

CHAIR POSITIONS OF THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

ARTICLE I

PURPOSE

Section 1: To delegate tasks of the Interfraternity Council to members of the fraternal Greek community in order to successfully accomplish goals and events for the calendar year.

ARTICLE II

Section 1: The chair positions of the Interfraternity Council will be appointed by the Executive Board by March of each calendar year.

Subsection 1: The positions will be available to all Greek students who meet the academic requirements of a minimum 2.5 GPA and remain a full time student for one academic year.

Subsection 2: Applications will be distributed by the Vice President of Judicial Affairs immediately following his appointment to office.

Section 2: There shall be eleven (11) chair positions as provided for in the constitution

Subsection 1: The Chair of Publications:

Shall be responsible for developing the “Greek Columns” newsletter amongst other publications. The Chair of Publications will work with the Panhellenic Publications Director and will maintain records of every chapter’s philanthropic events to be published each quarter. The Chair of Publications will also collaborate with the Panhellenic Publications Director to organize the Fall and Spring “Go Greek” pamphlets. The Chair of Publications shall also collaborate and collect submissions for any and all publications. The Chair of Publications will also seek sponsorships for “Greek Columns” and report to the Vice President of Marketing regarding the status of publications each week.

Subsection 2: The Recruitment Chair:

Shall be an active part in aiding the VP Recruitment in Fall and Spring Rushrecruitment planning. He will assist in organizing both IFC Info Nights, planning of all Pre-Rushrecruitment activities and assist in organizing and accepting bid cards from the chapters at the end of the formal rushrecruitment week. The position will also be responsible for gaining information from other universities respective IFC boards about tactics toward developing a more effective rushrecruitment.

Subsection 3: The Chair of Website Management:

Shall update and maintain information on the IFC website regarding all IFC sponsored and planned events. The Chair of Website Management will also be responsible for notifying the VP Finance of fees associated with the upkeep of the website.

Subsection 4: The Greek Week Chair:

Shall be responsible for planning and organizing the Greek Week activities with the Director of Greek Week on Panhellenic. This activity must be approved by the Executive Council before any expenses toward the week begin.

Subsection 5: The Greek Awards Chair:

Shall be responsible for planning the annual Greek Awards ceremony in conjunction with the Director of Greek Awards on Panhellenic. The Greek Awards Chair will also be responsible for setting the criteria for the application and be responsible for purchasing and engraving the awards. The theme and all proposed plans for Greek Awards must be presented and approved by the Executive Council before any funding will be allocated.

Subsection 6: The Chair of Advertising:

Shall be responsible for advertising any and all IFC events. Will assist the VP Recruitment in developing and structuring the fall and spring rushrecruitment weeks. The Chair of Advertising will primarily be responsible for mass mailings to campus freshmen, developing advertising strategies for the Interfraternity Council, and tracking deadlines for SOLO publications.

Subsection 7: The EXCEL Chair:

Shall be responsible for coordinating and planning the EXCEL Leadership Conference which takes place during the Winter Quarter of the elected year. Will work with the Director of Leadership Development / EXCEL from Panhellenic and the Multi-Cultural Greek Representative. Responsibilities will include choosing speakers, arranging workshops, notifying other universities, advertising, coordinating a program, and reserving spaces.

Subsection 8: The Chair of Community Service:

Shall develop IFC sponsored events toward a philanthropic cause that all members of the Greek Community may participate in. The Chair of Community Service shall be required to develop one event each quarter of his elected year.

ADDENDUM I

JUDICIAL BOARD

ARTICLE I: NAME

Section A: The name of this body shall be the IFC Judicial Board, herein referred to as the Judicial Board

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

Section A: The purpose of the Judicial Board is to evaluate and address any written complaint involving an alleged infraction of the Constitution or Bylaws or other campus policy.

Section B: In conformance with applicable State and Federal laws and University policy, the IFC Judicial Board does not discriminate in any of its policies, selection procedures, or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, or citizenship.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

Section A: The Judicial Board shall consist of one, and only one, member from each IFC member chapter. Each hearing shall require all members in attendance as well as the Vice President of Judicial Affairs. The Vice President of Judicial Affairs shall preside over all hearings. In the event of a conflict of interest, the VP Administrative Affairs shall preside.

Section B: If any member of the Judicial Board feels that his relationship with a case or the individuals involved would affect his ability to render an impartial judgment, he must disqualify himself. A defending party may question a Judicial Board member about his attitude or knowledge about a case. If a member of the Judicial Board is challenged, the other members shall, without the presence of the challenged member, vote upon the challenge. If a majority of the Judicial Board vote to sustain the challenge, the challenged member shall be excused from further participation in the hearing.

Section C: A Judicial Board member may be removed at any time from his position for the following reasons, which include but are not limited to:

1) Violations of confidentiality.

2) Violation of University of California, San Diego Student Conduct Code.

Section D: Members will serve a term of one calendar year beginning on March 1.

ARTICLE IV: DUTIES

Section A: The duties of the IFC Judicial Board shall be to:

1) Hear and decide all cases brought before the Judicial Board

2) Protect the confidentiality of the deliberations

Section B: In the event that there will be a Judicial Board hearing, each Judicial Board member must attend an orientation session provided by the Greek Advisor and the Vice President of Judicial Affairs. This session shall take place before any member is allowed to sit on the Judicial Board. The topics for the session(s) shall include, but are not limited to:

1) Decision making skills

2) Due-Process rights

3) Ethical expectations (i.e. University Code of Ethics)

4) Policies and Procedures

5) Campus Policies

6) State and Federal Laws

7) Review of Previous Infractions and Subsequent sanctions by past IFC Judicial Boards

Section C: The orientation session(s) must take place prior to the beginning of Spring Recruitment.

ARTICLE V: POWERS

Section A: Charges may be as follows, but are not limited to:

1) Violation of the IFC Constitution

2) Violations of the IFC Bylaws including any addendum to the Bylaws

3) Violation of Campus policies, specifically those regarding Greek Life

Section B: The particular acts of the complaint must be submitted in writing to the Vice President of Judicial Affairs and must be signed by the person or group submitting the complaint. A copy of the complaint must be forwarded to the chapter presidents involved.

Section C: No fraternity or member may be tried twice by the Judicial Board on the same charge, but new charges involving new evidence may be accepted.

ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS

Section A: All Judicial Board meetings will be held as closed meetings due to confidentiality of the deliberations, unless voted otherwise by a majority of the Judicial Board members.

Section B: Only voting Judicial Board members along with the Greek Advisor, the individual chapter president, the chapter faculty advisor and/or alumni advisor, the Vice President of Judicial Affairs, and the defendant(s), may be in attendance at the IFC Judicial Board hearing. The Vice President of Judicial Affairs may also determine relevant witnesses to be present.

Subsection 1: In the case of a fraternity being the defendant, the fraternity is limited to bringing only those immediately involved and the President.

Section C: The Vice President of Judicial Affairs will assume the role of complainant.

ARTICLE VII: PROCEDURES

Section A: The Judicial Board can review infractions only when presented in a written complaint to the Vice President of Judicial Affairs stating the parties involved and the violation(s) alleged. The Judicial Board may refuse to hear a complaint at its discretion.

Section B: The grievance must be filed within five school days (from here on school days shall be defined by the academic and administrative calendar) of the incident. The Judicial Board will then have ten school days to decide if the complaint falls under the jurisdiction and if a hearing is necessary.

Section C: When charges are filed, the defendant(s) involved will be notified in writing by the Vice President of Judicial Affairs. The charges will be delivered in writing by the Vice President of Judicial Affairs to the fraternity(s) president or individual(s) no less than three school days before the scheduled date of the hearing.

Section D: Grievances during rushrecruitment are not bound by the time constraints found in Article VII, Sections A, B, and C. Complaints filed during rushrecruitment week may operate on an expedited timetable so that sanctions may be imposed during the RushRecruitment in which the complaints are filed.

ARTICLE VIII: RIGHTS OF THE DEFENDANT(S) AND PLAINTIFF(S)

Section A: Both parties are entitled to information regarding the written complaint in sufficient detail including, but not limited to:

Clause 1: The specific rule violation and actions or behaviors of which the party is accused.

Clause 2: The names of the witnesses to be called to testify against the party.

Section B: The complainant and defendant(s) shall be notified that they have the right to inspect any affidavits or exhibits before the hearing. Subsequently discovered evidence shall also be made available.

ARTICLE IX: RULES OF PROCEDURES

Section A: Hearing:

Clause 1: Order of Proceedings:

The Vice President of Judicial Affairs shall read the charges.

The defendant(s) shall plead responsible or not responsible.

Specific charges shall be presented in detail before the IFCJB and the defendant(s) by the complainant.

The IFCJB may ask questions with regard to the complaint.

Upon conclusion of the questioning, the defendant fraternity or individual member(s) shall have the opportunity to present evidence and a case on its own behalf.

The IFCJB may ask questions of the defendant(s).

The complainant shall then have the opportunity to present witnesses who can present additional information that is relevant to the case.

The defendant(s) shall then have the opportunity to present witnesses that can present different information that is relevant to the case.

The IFCJB may then question both the complainant(s) and defendant(s) to acquire any further information or insight with regards to the alleged violation.

The complainant and defendant will be permitted to make closing remarks respectively.

After closing statements, the IFCJB shall enter executive session to determine whether the defendant(s) is (are) responsible or not responsible for said complaint. The executive session shall consist of the IFCJB members. There must be a majority vote for a defendant to be found responsible.

If a verdict of responsible is reached, the accused shall have the opportunity to make a statement no longer than five (5) minutes, if so desired.

The IFCJB shall then return to executive session and determine the appropriate sanction.

After sanctions have been determined, the IFCJB will immediately contact the defendant(s) by phone for notification. The IFCJB will also issue a written decision. At this time, the fraternity will be notified of their right to appeal, and the procedures for doing so. (See Art. XI)

All written statements, recordings, and materials submitted as evidence will be kept on file by the Vice President of Judicial Affairs and in the IFC Office.

Voting will proceed by anonymous ballot vote.

Clause 2: Once the defendant(s) has (have) agreed to appear before the IFCJB, and if such hearing is arranged, then the defendant(s) is (are) required to appear at the hearing. If the defendant does not appear within the thirty (30) minutes, the IFCJB reserves the right to make a decision based upon the written charges and any evidence presented by the complainant.

Clause 3: The IFCJB shall notify the fraternity(s) or individual(s) accused, the IFC President, and the Center for Student Involvement to its decision about the case in a period of time exceeding no more than five (5) school days after the hearing.

ARTICLE X: SANCTIONS

Section A: The IFCJB may enact any of the following sanctions, but are not limited to, when appropriate against a fraternity(s) or individual(s):

Clause 1: Admonition: This includes verbal or written reprimand that the fraternity’s actions were inappropriate and were not a positive reflection of the Greek community.

Clause 2: Restitution: reimbursement for damages of property.

Clause 3: Community Service: Each member of the fraternity or the individual appearing before the IFCJB will be required to complete a number of community service hours determined by the Judicial Board. The projects used for this sanction will be based on an approved list of volunteer opportunities obtained from the university and must be completed by a specific date.

Clause 4: Monetary Fines: that shall not exceed $1,000.

Clause 5: Loss of the privilege to participate in Sports Banner Competition.

Clause 6: Educational Programming: At least 3/4 of the fraternity’s members must attend a program relevant to the violation. The IFC Advisor must approve this program.

Clause 7: Loss of Social Privileges for a limited time.

Clause 8: Deferred Adjudication: The organization has been found to be in violation and, during no more than one calendar year, if the group is found again in violation, a more severe penalty will be imposed.

Clause 9: Loss of privileges to participate in any or all segments of RushRecruitment.

Clause 10: Suspension of IFC recognition: during the suspension period, the fraternity may not: (a) publicly post signs (b) install a booth (c) publicly assemble or demonstrate (d) sponsor or present a public performance or exhibition (e) publicly raise funds or make a solicitation (f) reserve the use of university facilities

Clause 11: Expulsion: Fraternity is immediately removed from membership of IFC

Section B: Any combination of the above sanctions, or other options not listed, may be imposed as deemed necessary by the IFCJB.

Section C: No sanction (except Expulsion) may extend for a period longer than the remaining part of a quarter and one following quarter.

ARTICLE XI: APPEALS:

Section A: The fraternity(s) or individual(s) shall have the right to appeal any Judicial Board or Sports Board decision to the Vice President of Judicial Affairs with a written notice of appeal within seven (7) school days after the decision has been rendered. The Vice President of Judicial Affairs shall then contact the appeal board.

Section B: No matter shall come to an appeal unless either the defendant or the plaintiff presents evidence with a written appeal dealing with one ore more of the following issues:

Clause 1: Violation of due process

Clause 2: Presentation of new evidence

Clause 3: Appropriateness of sanction

Section C: The appeal board shall consist of the entire Executive Board and the Greek Advisor.

Subsection 1: The appeals board will meet the defendant and complainant within ten (10) school days of receiving the written appeal. The involved parties will be given five (5) school days notice of said hearing. The procedure of review will go as follows:

Clause 1: The Vice President of Judicial Affairs will present the facts and summary of the case as was decided by the Judicial Council.

Clause 2: The complainant, if any, will be given five (5) minutes to detail his case.

Clause 3: The appeals board may then ask questions of the complainant.

Clause 4: The defendant will then be given five (5) minutes to detail his appeal.

Clause 5: The appeals board may then ask questions of the defendant.

Clause 6: The appeals board will then enter closed deliberations. Voting will proceed by anonymous ballot vote.

Clause 7: The appeals board will either: (a) uphold the ruling of the Judicial Board (b) dismiss the case (c) or amend the Judicial Board ruling as it deems appropriate.

ADDENDUM II

RECRUITMENT POLICY

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section A. IFC has created recruitment policies to create a positive, equitable environment for member fraternities and rushPotential New Membersees to gain the best understanding of each member fraternity during the official rushRecruitment period.

ARTICLE II: OFFICIAL RUSHRECRUITMENT PERIOD

Section A. IFC will host official rushrecruitment periods during the Fall and Spring quarters. Fraternities hosting rushrecruitment events during the Winter quarter are required to adhere to policies outlined in the UCSD Student Conduct Code and are required to abide by official rushrecruitment period policies.

Section B. The IFC will be responsible for conducting an information session every Fall and Spring quarter. During the Fall quarter, the official start of rushrecruitment will be two hours prior to the second session on the Monday of second week. Two hours prior to this event will mark the beginning of the official rushrecruitment period. The official rushrecruitment period will conclude for each individual fraternity once they submit their final bid lists with bid cards. No other members may be added after this submission.

The IFC Executive Board will also be responsible for administering and coordinating an online registration system to track potential new members and be in contact with them. This system will collect data on name, PID number, phone, and email contact information. Each chapter will be required to have each member in their new class register on this online system by 11:59 PM on the last day of each recruitment week in addition to the bid card signature requirement.

Section C. Member fraternities may be granted permission, by vote from the Presidents Council when the official rushrecruitment dates are selected, to hold rushrecruitment outside of the official rushrecruitment period. Fraternities approved to host rushrecruitment outside of the official rushrecruitment period must still adhere to all policies and procedures included in this policy.

Section D. All rushrecruitment policies will be enacted for the duration of the official rushrecruitment period.

Section E. No chapter or member of any IFC member fraternity may schedule an event, hinder, or otherwise discourage rushPotential New Memberee attendance at IFC sponsored events listed on the IFC rushrecruitment calendar.

Section F. Any event where prospective new members are likely to attend such as a venue party, house party or any sort involving a chapter or a residence must be cleared with the IFC President and the IFC Vice-President of RushRecruitment at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

Section G. Every fraternity must register their rushrecruitment events with IFC by submitting a calendar of events to the Vice-President of Recruitment by the first week of August. Once this calendar has been submitted, fraternities will not be permitted to add events. Modifications to events (i.e. location, time, etc.) must be submitted to the Vice President of Recruitment at least 48 hours in advance.

Section H. Fraternities may not end rushrecruitment prematurely from what is scheduled on their rushrecruitment flier. If a fraternity chooses to end rushrecruitment on Thursday, it must be reflected in the IFC Rushrecruitment Flier.

ARTICLE III: ALCOHOL MORATORIUM

Section A. There shall be a moratorium on alcohol for all member chapters during the duration of the official rushrecruitment period.

Section B. The moratorium includes any sponsored events by alumni or parent groups, exchanges, open or invite parties of any kind, and events that occur on or off-campus grounds.

Section C. No member of any member chapter may offer a rushPotential New Memberee any type of alcoholic beverage at any location throughout the official rushrecruitment period.

Section D. Women must also fall under the moratorium on alcohol during the official rushrecruitment period. Any chapter found with a female under the influence 

of alcohol will be held responsible for the action.

Section E. No RushPotential New Member ee may be allowed to purchase alcohol for himself at any event or else the chapter will be held responsible.

ARTICLE IV: ADVERTISEMENTS/MARKETING

Section A. Advertisements whose purpose is to compel interest in joining the advertised fraternity must be in good taste. Pictures containing alcohol or drugs will not be permitted and result in a fine of $250

Section B. RushRecruitment advertisements cannot promote, reference, or imply illegal rushrecruitment activities, violate policies contained within the UCSD Student Conduct Code or any campus policies, degrade other chapters, conflict with IFC rushrecruitment events, or negatively represent the Greek community

Section C. No chapter will be permitted to distribute any fliers in any of the colleges without college approval. If there is a complaint by any college regarding posting or distribution of materials, it will result in a $250 per incidence.

Section D. Any complaints of dorm storming in any of the six colleges will result immediately in a $250 fine. Dorm storming is strictly prohibited by IFC and the University.

ARTICLE V. BIDS

Section A. Member chapters may not offer nor promise a bid to a rushpotential new memberee prior to the official rushrecruitment period, with the exception of member fraternities who have been granted permission by vote from the Presidents Council to hold rushrecruitment outside of the official rushrecruitment period. If any chapter is found releasing bids prior to the IFC Information Night, the chapter will be fined $500

Section B. IFC will provide each chapter with no more than 50 IFC Bid Cards to be extended to rushpotential new membersees. These bids can replace or supplement chapter bids. Chapters are responsible for informing rushpotential new members ees that they are able to receive multiple bids but are only allowed to sign one card.

Section C. Chapter will be allowed to create their own bid cards as long as they fulfill all of the required information on the IFC Bid Cards. If a chapter decides to create their own IFC Bid Card, it must be submitted during the first week of school to IFC for approval.

Section D. Acceptance of a bid is defined by the signature of the rushpotential new memberee on a IFC Bid Card. Once a Bid Card has been signed, no other fraternity may extend a bid or continue rrushecruiting that individual.

Section E. An official pledge/associate class roster and IFC Bid Cards must be submitted to the IFC Vice President of Recruitment at the end of bid night.

Section F. Any individual found turning in two Bid Cards will be contacted by the IFC Vice President of Recruitment to clarify which chapter that member intended to join. The chapter who was not selected will be notified of the change.

Section G. A list of all new members and their chapter affiliation will be distributed to all fraternities within two (2) weeks of the conclusion of the official rushrecruitment period.

SECTION VI: POLICY REPORTING AND ENFORCEMENT

Section A. Throughout the official rushrecruitment period, the IFC Executive Board will attend, and observe every chapter rushrecruitment event in order to ensure that recruitment policies are followed. All visits to fraternity events will be assigned and based on Executive Board member schedules.

Section B. Complaints of rushrecruitment violations against another member chapter may only be submitted by the IFC Executive Board or any Executive Officer of a member chapter in writing to IFC Vice President of Recruitment.

Section C. Complaints must be filed on an official complaint form and presented to the IFC Vice President of Recruitment before the end of the official rushrecruitment period. . The complaining party must submit their name and telephone number to ensure the legitimacy of the charges.

Section D. IFC Vice President of Recruitment and President have the right to investigate complaints submitted by campus officials or other non-member fraternity sources. Refer to Addendum I (IFC Judicial Board) for clarification of the judicial process.

ARTICLE VII: CHAPTER EDUCATION OF RUSHRECRUITMENT POLICIES

Section A. The IFC Vice President of Recruitment will be required to present detailed information of official recruitment schedules to member chapters no later than the 5th week of the Spring quarter prior to the official rushrecruitment period.

Section B. The IFC Vice President of Recruitment will hold a meeting with all member chapters Rush Recruitment Chairmen to discuss rush recruitment policies and expectations at least two (2) weeks prior to the official rush recruitment period.

ADDENDUM III

SCHOLARSHIP

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE

Section A: IFC recognizes the need for maintained scholastic achievement throughout the fraternal system and will therefore take steps to promote academic excellence.

ARTICLE II: SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

Section A: Every member fraternity shall be required to maintain a house grade point average above or equal to that of the all men’s average.

Section B: Member fraternities whose grade point average is below 2.500 for two (2) consecutive quarters will face sanctions to be determined by the IFCJB.

Subsection 1: If a member fraternity has a grade point average below 2.500 for three (3) consecutive quarters the IFCJB will impose more stringent punishment.

Section C: The IFC will be responsible for hosting one IFC sponsored educational session in the subject of drugs and alcohol every quarter of the academic year.

Section D: The IFC will be responsible for establishing a scholarship program to reward outstanding Greek members.