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NEW MEMBER EDUCATION RESOURCES  

Effective new member education provides a foundation of education about the fraternity & sorority organization’s purpose, values, and current realities and allows members to make meaning of their role in the organization. The selection of new members and the ways in which fraternities and sororities educate and prepare these new members for a lifetime of involvement in a fraternity and sorority is the lifeblood of Greek-Lettered organizations. Chapters should diligently examine when and how intake or recruitment is conducted as well as the practices by which interested members are prepared for membership. 

For more information about any of the resources below, contact Guillermo Ramirez, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, or by email at gramir23@msudenver.edu  


New Member Expectations

For any incoming new member to appear on your chapter’s roster, they must complete this online Membership Information Form located on MSU Denver’s student organization hub, Roadrunner Link. All incoming new members must complete this form within one (1) week of officially beginning an intake or new member process.  

CURRENT MEMBER RESOURCES 

Funding Assistance

Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Government Assembly provides two financial resources to registered student organizations: Recruiting and Promotional Funding and Campus Events Funding. Make sure to read MSU Denver’s Student Organization Funding Program Handbook for further information located on your Roadrunner link.  

For more information about Funding Assistance, contact Dave Bourassa, Assistant Director of Student Organizations & Student Travel, or by email at dbourass@msudenver.edu  

Recruiting and Promotional Funding:  

  • Funds are available to assist you in promoting your organization and recruiting new members. Because the funding tends to run out quickly please shop around and get a quote from few different?vendors in order to receive the best possible price. Covered Expenses including but not limited to: 
  • Clothing Items 
  • Banners 
  • Table Skirts 
  • Water bottles/ Coffee Mugs 
  • Canopies 
  • Print and Web Advertisements 
  • Business Cards 
  • Lanyards 

Click here to submit a proposal for Recruiting and Promotional Funding 

Campus Events Funding:  

  • Campus Events Funding is available to active student organizations that need funding assistance for their programs and events that are held on the Auraria Campus. Expenses covered but not limited to: 
  • Facility rental 
  • Food/Beverage/Catering 
  • Decorations 
  • Speaker Transportation & Lodging 
  • Honorarium (Speaker fees) 
  • Event Promotional Materials 
  • Awards/Frames 
  • Security (Non-alcohol events only) 

Click here to submit a proposal for Campus Events Funding  

 

Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)

The Auraria Higher Education Center is a separate state entity whose role is to provide and manage shared services, facilities, and property to support these prominent institutions in achieving their goals. The collective student population is approximately 42,000, with an additional 5,000 faculty and staff. 

Room and Table Reservation:  

  • All room and table reservations must be made through AHEC. 

Click here to make a room/table reservation  

 

Center for Multicultral Engagement & Inclusion

Basic Office Supplies:

  • The Center for Multicultural Engagement & Inclusion provides all registered Student Organizations (including Fraternity & Sorority Chapter’s) with a package of basic office supplies once per year at no charge. 

 Click here to submit a Basic Office Supplies Request  

Storage Lockers: 

  • The Center for Multicultural Engagement & Inclusion has limited storage lockers available to registered student organizations. ? 

Click here to submit a Storage Locker Application  



HAZING PREVENTION RESOURCES  

 

HAZING DEFINED  

Metropolitan State University of Denver is host to numerous student resources connected to hazing prevention. Below are a range of resources for our fraternity & sorority chapters and individuals on hazing prevention related topics. The information below includes how our chapters and individuals might identify, report and prevent hazing in our spaces.  

For more information about any of the resources below, contact Guillermo Ramirez, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, or by email at gramir23@msudenver.edu   

MSU Denver’s Student Code of Conduct defines hazing as:  

The term “Hazing” is defined as an act that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or that destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization. Hazing can be defined further as any action that produces physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.” 

For more information about hazing definitions, view the MSU Denver Student Code of Conduct or the Colorado Revised Statues.   

 

HAZING PREVENTION 101 MODULE  

Chapters and individuals have the opportunity to partake and utilize this Hazing Prevention 101 Module’s at no cost. It is highly recommended from the Fraternity & Sorority Life Team for all new members who participate in intake and or a new member education process to complete the following two online hazing prevention modules.  

Chapters may also request for Guillermo Ramirez, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life to host an in-person Hazing Prevention Workshop. Email Guillermo Ramirez at gramir23@msudenver.edu two (2) weeks ahead of time to plan appropriately.   

 

Steps for Hazing Prevention 101 Modules  

Hazing Prevention 101 is a one-hour awareness course educating students on how to recognize, prevent and report hazing. The real-life scenarios prepare students, group members and bystanders to make informed decisions, ultimately empowering them to prevent hazing.  

The Fraternity & Sorority Life Module is an extension of the?prerequisite course,?Hazing Prevention: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility 101™, designed for university students in fraternities and sororities. This 35-minute module dives deeper into the specific needs of fraternity and sorority life. 

 

REPORT HAZING  

Clicking the link below takes you to a secure and anonymous area where you can tell MSU Denver administrators about any activity that may be hazing. If you are willing to receive follow-up questions about your report, you should include contact information in your report. Your personal information will not be released or discussed with organizations being reported for hazing. 

Click Here to Report a Hazing Incident  



FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE POLICES  

 

Fraternity & Sorority Life Recognition Policy   

Recognition is the formal process by which Metropolitan State University of Denver agrees that a particular social fraternity or sorority may function as a recognized organization on campus, recruit members, and enjoy the benefits associated with being a registered student organization.   

Recognition as a MSU Denver fraternity or sorority involves meeting minimum expectations and benefitting from services and opportunities provided by the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion and MSU Denver.   

The purpose of this recognition policy is to ensure that the establishment of fraternities and sororities occurs in a manner conducive to the educational mission of MSU Denver, including carefully developed plans for successful establishment and installation, as well as plans for providing a meaningful and rewarding experience for the students choosing to join a fraternity and sorority community.  

  • Fraternity & Sorority Life Recognition Policy Coming Soon 

For more information in the meantime as we get this Fraternity & Sorority Life Recognition Policy uploaded on our website, contact Guillermo Ramirez, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, or by email at gramir23@msudenver.edu 

  

Fraternity & Sorority Life Accreditation    

Stay tuned for our newly updated fraternity & Sorority Life Accreditation Program starting 2020-2021 Academic School Year.  

For more information in the meantime, contact Guillermo Ramirez, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, or by email at gramir23@msudenver.edu 

 

Alcohol Policy  

Fraternity & Sorority Chapters must work diligently to follow all federal and local laws related to alcohol, drugs, and including marijuana. The fraternity or sorority chapter is responsible for structuring and coordinating programs and events in accordance with these laws as well as guidelines from national organizations. 

Fraternity & Sorority Life currently follows MSU Denver’s Student Organization Alcohol Policy. If a fraternity & Sorority Chapter decide to host an event with Alcohol, the chapter must submit a Third Party Vendor Event Registration via Roadrunner Link.  

For more information about any of the resources below, contact Guillermo Ramirez, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, or by email at gramir23@msudenver.edu  

 

Sexual Misconduct & Title IX  

For information and resources on Sexual Misconduct & Title IX visit our Dean of Students webpage on Sexual Misconduct/Title IX. To report an allegation of sexual misconduct related to Title IX please click below to file a report. 

Click Here to Report an Allegation of Sexual Misconduct related to Title IX 

 

Finances   

Fraternity & Sorority Chapters must follow the fiscal policies outlined in the Student Organization Handbook located on Roadrunner Link. Each fraternity and sorority can choose to use an on-campus account for organization finances or use an off-campus account, including those affiliated with an inter/ national organization. Chapters selecting an on-campus account will follow MSU Denver fiscal policies.? 

 On-Campus Requirements 

  • ?The Office of the Controller?oversees fiscal policies and procedures for MSU Denver accounts. Organizations with on-campus accounts can access deposit forms and other financial documents on the Office of the Controller website. 
  • Organizations with on-campus accounts must reserve the corporate card to make purchases. The? Corporate Card Checkout Request?must be submitted 24-48 hours before a?purchase is made. When the request is approved, organizations can pick up the corporate card in the Center for Multicultral Engagement & Inclusion, Tivoli 305. 

 

Travel    

For more information about Student Travel, contact Dave Bourassa, Assistant Director of Student Organizations & Student Travel, or by email at dbourass@msudenver.edu  

Fraternity & Sorority Chapters are expected to follow all Inter(national) guidance and University policies when traveling as a group. MSU Denver’s Student Organization Travel Policy is located on Roadrunner Link.  

If traveling as an organization (such as to a retreat, conference or meeting), a representative of the fraternity or sorority chapter should meet with Guillermo Ramirez, Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life to discuss appropriate forms and procedures. 

  • The following forms must be submitted prior to traveling as a student organization:? 
  1. Student Organizations Travel: Student Information Form
  2. Student Organizations Travel: Planning & Budget Form 

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