Welcome to Greek Life at FVSU
Membership in all Greek letter organizations is open to all regularly enrolled students of Fort Valley State University who meet the academic and University requirements of the organization. No person, due to race, color, national origin, or gender shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination with respect to membership in a Greek letter organization or in any program or activity sponsored by the organizations. Unless the organization is Title IX exempt.
All Fort Valley State University students must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for membership in a Greek Letter Organization:
- Each prospective member must be enrolled as full-time status during the semester in which he or she is seeking to participate in membership intake.
- Each prospective member shall be eligible for membership into a Greek-letter organization upon the successful completion of thirty (30) earned semester credit hours towards their first baccalaureate degree and establish two semesters of residence at Fort Valley State University prior to seeking membership intake.
- Each prospective member must hold the 2.75 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application for membership. If membership is granted by the organization, a 2.75 GPA is required to maintain active status at the campus.
- Students enrolled in Learning Support courses are not eligible to participate in membership intake. Each prospective member must have successfully completed all Learning Support requirements and earned twelve semester credit hours of non-learning support courses prior to seeking membership intake.
- Transfer students, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, must have earned fifteen (15) semester hours toward their first baccalaureate degree at Fort Valley State University. Transfer students must also hold a grade point average of 2.75, a cumulative grade point average.
- Each student must be in good standing (academic, disciplinary and financial).
- Attend a Greek Life Perspective Seminar the semester preceding the semester seeking membership intake into a Greek Letter Organization.
University requirements for membership into a Greek Letter Organization will be verified through the Membership Intake Clearinghouse managed by the Office of Campus Life. University clearance does not automatically clear students to become eligible for membership in Greek Letter Organizations; additional requirements include membership qualifications outlined by the specific organization.
Greek Life (Organizations & Chapters)
Greek Life (Organizations and Chapters)
Sharpen Your C.L.A.W.S.
Sharpen Your CLAWS
Cultivating Leadership & Wildcat Service
Fall 2005 Must be full-time student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours.)
Fall 2005 Transfer – 15 Earned FVSU Hours Required
Fall 2005 Minimum 2.5 Institutional GPA. Members must maintain a 2.5
Fall 2006 Minimum 2.6 Institutional GPA. Members must maintain a 2.6
Fall 2007 Minimum 2.7 Institutional GPA. Members must maintain a 2.7
Fall 2005 Must be in good academic standing with the university
Fall 2012 Must be in good standing with the Office of Judicial Affairs
- No open conduct case(s)
- All community service sanctions complete
- Counseling and mentoring requirement satisfied
- Fines Paid
- No new conduct violations during the intake process (or you may be removed from the process)
Fall 2005 Must be in good standing with the Office of Student Financial Services
- All tickets and fines paid
- $0.00 student balance
Fall 2016 Must have Greek Life required hours for cohort (Semester = Fall/Spring)
- Start of 3rd semester – 30 earned hours
- Start of 5th semester – 60 earner hours
- Start of 7th semester – 90 earner hours
- C.L. A. W. S. Requirement 1
Aspiring members must complete thirty (30) documented hours of community service certified by a coordinator for the service project (s). Students should use the Community Service Time Sheet or they may have the agency submit a letter (on company letterhead) on their behalf. Students may not certify community services for other students. Community service hours may be certified by other students.
- C.L. A. W. S. Requirement 2
Students must complete six (6) co-curricular or extracurricular seminar workshop sponsored by a University entity and approved by a Greek Life Official; one seminar must be a Hazing Seminar/Risk Management. Seminars will be posted throughout each semester.
New applicants must meet all University requirements for participation in intake at the time of Membership Intake Clearinghouse. Students who incur fines, fees, and/or are issued new student code of conduct violations will be removed from the membership process and must discontinue all membership activities for that semester.
Fall 2017 Minimum 2.75 Institution GPA
Standards of Excellence
Membership Intake Documents
Forms for Organizations
Forms for Aspirants/Potential New Members
MAX GRUVER ACT – HAZING REPORT
Violations of Article I: Section 9: Hazing will be recorded on this website in accordance with Ga. Code 16-5-61 (c). The public disclosure of each incident of hazing adjudicated pursuant to subsection (b) of this Code section, criminal convictions for hazing pursuant to Code Section 16-5-61, and other criminal convictions arising from any incident of hazing shall require the following minimum information be posted prominently on the school’s website for a period of not less than five years after final adjudication or conviction: (1)The name of any school organization involved; (2) the date or dates on which the hazing occurred; and (3) a description of the specific hazing-related findings, sanctions, adjudications, and convictions for any person or school organization.
|MAX GRUVER ACT – HAZING REPORT|
|Student Group (Name)||Date of Incident||Finding(s)||Sanction(s)||Removal From List|
|EX: Alpha Beta Chi||10/01/2021||New members were paddled and forced to do calisthenics.||Chapter Suspension||2025|
|Gamma Sigma Sigma, Delta Theta Chapter||2/14/2022||New members were asked to meet off campus and conduct exercise routines.||Sanctions / Actions You are to perform 250 hours of mandated institutional service to be completed by May 12, 2023. You are to report to the Office of Student Conduct by October 17, 2022 to receive paperwork related to your assignment. Effective October 17, 2022 through August 1, 2023, you have lost the following privileges: Membership intake is prohibited until Fall Semester 2023 (pending administrative approval) to include interest meetings, mixers, or any related recruitment activities. Social probation will be imposed until August 1, 2023. Additional Sanctions/Stipulations All members who are in good standing with the organization and the university who are currently enrolled are required to be trained on university intake and hazing policies and intake procedures before receiving clearance to host any membership intake activities.||2025|