forth the following guidelines for interested organizations. Campus Life Advisory Committee A. Purpose of the Campus Life Advisory Committee: The Campus Life Advisory Committee (CLAC) functions as a recommending body on issues related to various facets of campus life for students. Membership includes faculty from each college, staff including the Director of Housing and Residence Life, Greek Council Presidents, SGA President, SGA Executive Secretary, President of SGA Senate and the UM Student Trustee. B.
Definition of Expansion: Expansion involves inviting and facilitating (inter)national fraternities and sororities to establish chapters on the University’s campus. Expansion is encouraged when a need exists and the addition of an organization is recommended by the CLAC in collaboration with Interfraternity Conference (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) or National Panhellenic Conference (NPC).
C. Duties of the Campus Life Advisory Committee: Assist Governing Councils (IFC, NPHC and NPC), upon request, in determining if their council can support an additional social Greek organization by: •
Determining feasibility of University’s ability to support interest group (using campus trends/University trends and data, and recruitment data provided by Student Life);
Reviewing expansion packets from interested groups;
Attending interest group’s presentation to respective council;
Receiving and reviewing the council recommendations about whether to accept or deny expansion to interest group;
Reviewing expansion policies as needed. Criteria for Expansion Consideration:
The organization of interest is affiliated with a/an (inter)national organization and is a current member of one of the following umbrella organizations: National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) or North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).
If the organization of interest is not affiliated with the above-named umbrella organizations, the organization of interest must have a national office supported by full-time staff members (or a national board) and at least 10 established chapters in the country at four-year institutions.
C. The organization of interest prohibits simultaneous membership in any other organization that is a member of the NPC, NPHC or NIC. Expansion Request Process for IFC and NPC Groups: A. The Director of Student Life, in collaboration with NPC and IFC groups/advisors, and the CLAC will determine on a yearly basis if expansion is allowable based on: •
University recruitment/enrollment trends and data (male and female);
Individual data of existing chapters (number, strength, etc.).
If expansion is not allowable, interested groups will be asked to contact the Director of Student Life during the following year to determine if expansion is allowable at that time. If expansion is allowable based in the aforementioned criteria, a call for proposals for expansion from interested groups will be posted. Interested group(s) should submit an application packet to: