Expectations for Fraternities and Sororities
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The fraternity and sorority community at Dickinson College
is composed of organizations which have petitioned the college for recognition
and have accepted and met the conditions for recognition. The fraternities and
sororities are organized under the jurisdiction of their respective
coordinating/governing bodies recognized by the college, the InterFraternity
Council and the Panhellenic Association and its Council. These bodies and the
individual fraternity and sorority chapters are recognized as components of the
Dean of Students Ofﬁce and contribute to the fulﬁllment of its mission and
objectives as well as to those of the college.
Fraternities and sororities have been recognized by the
college because they can:
- Enhance the diversity of student
- Foster the development of
life-long relationships and friendships.
- Contribute to the educational and
personal development of students.
- Create an environment that
promotes and encourages academic achievement and intellectual development.
- Enhance the extra and co-curricular
programs of the college and contribute to the life of the campus through
participation in and support of programs and activities.
- Provide structured opportunities
for self-governance, leadership and management skill development.
- Serve as a vehicle to involve
students in service to the college and Carlisle communities.
- Foster a life-long affiliation
with Dickinson College.
Under the oversight of the Enrollment and Student Life
Committee, the Dean of Students Ofﬁce requires all fraternities and sororities
to submit to an annual evaluation process. The on-going goal of this annual
evaluation process creates opportunities for the college to communicate to each
fraternity and sorority the college’s expectations, recognize areas of
excellence and work with each organization on areas that need improvement. The
basis of this process is to create an environment for on-going conversation,
trust and support between the college and its recognized fraternities and
sororities to ensure success for all involved.