In order to receive Campus Recognition, the first step is to find out how to become a student organization. This is typically done through the Student Life/Activites Office and information can be found on most institution websites. When starting a fraternity colony, some campuses may first require you to be a member of the Interfraternity Council. The Student Life/Activities Office should be able to help you navigate this process. If there is a Director of Greek Life, or a Greek Life Office, you will want to notify them as soon as possible of the desire to start a colony of Alpha Kappa Lambda. The National Headquarters should always be your first contact in this process so staff can assist in making these contacts.
Greek Life Office
The Director of Greek Life and Greek Life Office play a major role in the success of the colony as it grows and develops. The individuals in this office are working on the ground every day supporting fraternities and sororities. They can be an incredible source of support when partnered together. They can be a great asset in your efforts when the colony is successful but also hold members accountable if you do not follow the established rules.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the umbrella organization that recognizes fraternities on campus. The IFC can function in many ways; providing social and educational opportunities, public relations outreach, and may set risk management requirements for all fraternities in addition to other policies and procedures. As a colony, you may be granted a probationary membership until becoming a chapter.