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Fraternity & Sorority Life

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Common Concerns

Is membership expensive?

Costs vary by organization, information for all organizations can be acquired easily through the chapter your child is interested in.

Will my child be safe?

ETSU’s FSL chapters work closely with Fraternity and Sorority Life staff to create a responsible and safe environment for students and their guests. All chapters have strict policies concerning alcohol consumption and are held accountable according to the University’s code of conduct and Tennessee law.

Is hazing a part of the fraternity & sorority experience?

The ETSU policy on Hazing states: Hazing. Hazing, as defined in TCA § 49-7-123(a)(1), means any intentional or reckless act, on or off the property, of any higher education institution by an individual acting alone, or with others, which is directed against any other person(s) that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that person(s), or which induces or coerces a person(s) to endanger such person(s) mental or physical health or safety. Hazing does not include customary athletic events or similar contests or competitions, and is limited to those actions taken and situations created in connection with initiation into or affiliation with any organization;

 Any allegations or reports of hazing are taken seriously and acted upon swiftly. Reports may come in to the Dean of Students, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, or by completing the report form online.

 A list of institutional expectations and disciplinary procedures may be found in the “Student Conduct and Rights” section of the current year’s academic catalog.

Who oversees fraternity & sorority chapters?

Each chapter has elected officers, alumni advisors, support of its national/international organization and a relationship with ETSU.

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