Freshmen members of housed Greek organizations may be excused from the requirement that freshmen students live in university residence halls, so long as they reside in the official Greek chapter house.
EHS and INLOCC professional staff have the right to enter and inspect relevant parts of the chapter house, including private rooms if necessary, for the purpose of conducting environmental health, fire safety, and kitchen inspections.
No room will be entered without knocking. EHS and INLOCC staff will identify themselves and will state why they are entering.
Environmental health and safety inspections
Chapter houses must be inspected at least annually for the following environmental health and safety concerns: pest control, mold, ventilation, indoor air quality (including radon), and communicable diseases.
The Greek organization may have the inspection conducted by a private vendor or may request the university to conduct the inspection at no cost.
Fire safety inspections
Fire safety inspections are conducted annually by INLOCC for compliance with applicable legal and fire safety requirements. The Greek organization will be given at least one business day’s notice prior to a fire safety inspection.
Kitchen inspections will be conducted at least annually by EHS professional staff without prior notice, to ensure the Greek organization is compliant with the Indiana Food Code.
IU Police Department officers may enter common spaces and private rooms when there is probable cause to believe that violations of law are being committed, or that a delay to procure a search warrant would endanger the health and safety of the residents or result in the probable destruction of evidence.
IU Police Department officers are free to seize illegal materials in “plain view,” but the extent of the search must be in keeping with the factual information upon which the probable cause for the search is founded.
IU Police Department officers responding to an emergency may enter the chapter house, including private rooms, without notice.
Indiana University requires all housed chapters to employ a professional resident live-in advisor and/or house director. This person is required to:
- Live in the chapter house
- Work a minimum 40 hours per week providing on-site advising, education, and administration of chapter programs
- Report any violations of the university’s Greek Agreement and/or Student Code
Housed Greek organizations must provide:
- Identification and contact information of the House Corporation Board
- Documentation of properly completed fire drills
- A contingency plan, approved by INLOCC, in the event that the house is rendered uninhabitable