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Handbooks and Policies

Below is the most updated version of the Fraternity and Sorority Life Handbook (as of  January 2020). Chapter presidents should work with their FSL advisors to understand these policies in full. Chapter leaders are expected to read these policies and check back to this page to find revised versions of policy manuals.

Handbook SubjectLink to Download

Fraternity and Sorority Life Overview

2020 Handbook - Intro.pdf

Recognition Policy

2020 Handbook - Recognition.pdf

Community Standards and Accountability

2020 Handbook - Community Standards.pdf

Social Events

2020 Handbook - Social Events.pdf

New Member Education and Hazing

2020 Handbook - New Member.pdf

ALPHA Standards of Excellence

2020 Handbook - ALPHA Standards.pdf

FSL Brownstone Housing

2020 Handbook - Brownstone Operations.pdf

For more information on Columbia University, Residential Life and Fraternity and Sorority Life's efforts on Hazing Prevention, please go to the Hazing Prevention Efforts website.


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