Over the last five years, Indiana University has made changes to its Greek policies and programming to make the entire campus safer, including:
Keeping our sororities and fraternities safe and accountable
Sorority and Fraternity LifeIndiana Memorial Union
Student Involvement Tower
900 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
- Phone: 812-855-4311
- Fax: 812-855-3584
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazing is strictly prohibited. Hazing shall be defined as any conduct which subjects another person, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically, to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person as a condition of association with a group or organization, regardless of a person’s consent or lack of consent.
If you have experienced hazing, witnessed hazing, or suspect someone you know to have been hazed, file a report immediately. In an emergency, call 911. Your actions will make campus a safer place for all Hoosiers.
The Student Code
All student organizations are held accountable to the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, more commonly known as The Student Code.
The Student Code outlines your rights as a student, as well as your responsibilities and the university’s expectations for your behavior as an IU student.
Internal standards boards
All sororities and fraternities are expected to have an internal standards board that holds members accountable to their organization’s purpose and policies as well as university policies. Chapter members can contact their university advisor to discuss how to create, implement, or better utilize an internal standards board.
All Greek organizations must have chapter advisors that are responsible for actively advising the chapter leaders and members. Chapter advisors are expected to attend educational workshops and trainings provided by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life.
Each Greek organization is also required to have at least one IU faculty or staff advisor. Housed sororities and fraternities are required to have a professional, live-in advisor.
Advisors’ names, roles, and contact information must be documented annually and provided to the university.
The Office of Student Conduct investigates, hears, and makes the decisions for all allegations of organizational misconduct, including allegations made by or against Greek organizations. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to:
- Reprimand and warning
- Disciplinary probation
- Limit or ban on social activity or participation in campus activities
- Attainment of standards
- Deferred suspension
Allegations involving sexual misconduct, dating or domestic violence, or stalking will be heard by administrative board members trained in hearing matters of sexual misconduct.
In partnership with organization members to promote health & safety, responsibility, and self-governance for a culture of long-term well-being, organizations will be eligible for amnesty from conduct processes in certain situations. Organizations will be eligible for amnesty when swift action has been taken by the organization to stop behaviors related to alcohol, drugs, and/or hazing, to provide an immediate remedy, and to propose or put measures in place to prevent such behaviors from occurring again. Should this policy be utilized, IU may not apply conduct charges, may not hold an administration conference for the organization, and may not progressively increase the organization's sanctions.
Indiana Lifeline Law
We urge students to look out for each other, both on and off university property. The Indiana Lifeline Law gives immunity for minor alcohol offenses to people who are seeking medical assistance for a person suffering from an alcohol-related health emergency.Read more about the Lifeline Law