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Community Service
Policy

Document Number: GREEK--105 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/10/2011

General Description
Description:

Policy on community service in Greek organizations


Purpose:

Delineation of policy


Scope:

Students, Greek advisor


Responsibility: Executive VP
Greek advisor

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Requirements
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

Suspension

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

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Policy Provisions
1.

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

Executive VP

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