Chapter Viability

Philosophy: 
 
Rutgers University- Camden values a strong Greek community as a constructive element of student life. The University also recognizes that the community must have sufficient numbers so as to provide membership opportunities for every student who has the desire and means to join.
Recognition by Rutgers University-Camden is a privilege. Registered chapters must be able to show substantial evidence of the organization’s ability to contribute to the Greek community. Chapters are expected to meet expectations with respect to academic success, community service, campus involvement, and support of community-wide and council programs.
Rutgers University-Camden has established a minimum membership number as a way to insure healthy group and community dynamics. These standards exist for registered student organizations. To insure that registered fraternities and sororities possess the ability to meet performance expectations and for the continued health of the Greek community, this membership standard and procedures have been established.
 
All fraternities and sororities are required to list at least three (3) full-time, active, undergraduate members (initiates and new members) on the roster at all times.  
 
Process:
 
1. Rosters will be submitted to the OFSA at the beginning of each semester.
2. All new members must be registered with OFSA by the designated date.
3. Each semester, Viability Policy reminder letters will be sent to all chapters that list three (3) or fewer students on their membership roster. 
4. Chapters that fall below three (3) full-time, active, undergraduate members (initiates/new members) will be placed on a one (1) year probationary status to focus on growing their chapter. 5. Chapters, on probation, who fail to grow to three (3) members will lose university recognition for a minimum of two (2) academic years.
 
Appeal:
 
Chapters notified that university recognition has been withdrawn may submit a written appeal to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. Appeals will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean of Student Life.