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Community Service

Document Number: GREEK--105 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Date Last Updated: 11/03/2015
Primary Author: Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/10/2011

General Description

Policy on community service in Greek organizations


Delineation of policy


Students, Greek advisor

Responsibility: Greek advisor

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
National Greek policies

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general


Staff members who knowingly and blatantly violate this policy may be terminated.

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Policy Provisions

Community Service

Through community service, students can learn new skills, assume responsibilities, become aware of the needs of others, and learn the importance of unselfish service and giving. Community service links students to the wider community and exposes them to people and situations outside their previous experiences. There are several responsibilities for community service that Cumberland University expects of its Greek Organizations. They are:

· To sponsor/plan at least one community service project, in which 75% of the total chapter (initiated members and pledges) participate, each semester and execute one philantDirector of Human Resourcesopic event during the academic year.

· Elect (or appoint) at least one chapter member who will coordinate all community service and philanthropic activities, and be responsible for reporting and verifying such activities with the Director of Greek Affairs within two weeks before the event and then a comprehensive report immediately following the event.

· Participate in community service and philanthropic activities sponsored by the governing councils that are classified as “all-Greek” as well as those sponsored by the University as a whole.


A recognized community service activity is one which:

· Is performed without compensation to the student.

· Is not associated with the practice or promotion of any religion.

· Is a result of service to at least one person other than the student or the student’s relative and is generally of benefit to the “community” or “campus community.”

· Is separate from a service activity for which the student is already receiving school or organization credit.

· Is not performed during the student’s scheduled class time.

· Is not service mandated by a court.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs

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