Academic Policy

Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL) requires chapters to maintain the following minimum standards unless a higher GPA is required by the specific governing council (IFC, MGC, PHA) and/or Inter/National organization:

  • All members of student organizations must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Potential New Members (PNMs) must haveĀ a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average in order to receive a bid/invitation for membership. Exception is Panhellenic Association, per National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Unanimous Agreements (UAs).
  • Chapters are required to have an average 2.0 minimum semester grade point average for their new member class.

In the event that an individual's cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0, that person must be placed on academic probation with the chapter. It is the chapter's responsibility to define academic probation. Academic probation could include: severely limiting the member's activity within the chapter - including barring the individual from holding any position in the chapter, reducing the amount of "required" events for the member to attend or participate in, social probation (exclusion from all social functions), a tutoring/buddy system with another member of the same major, educational programs for the chapter, study hours, etc. The focus should be on making it significantly easier for the member to focus on academics (rather than the chapter) for the semester.

In the event that said individual's cumulative GPA rises above a 2.0 after the probationary semester, the probation is lifted, and activity may resume as the chapter and individual see fit. If the member's cumulative GPA does not rise above a 2.0, the member must become inactive in the chapter. Inactive status means that the individual cannot have any involvement within the chapter whatsoever. This inactive status is required until the member's cumulative GPA rises above a 2.0. In the event that a chapter has set a minimum GPA higher than that of the University, the chapter may operate according to its own guidelines.