Standards for Chapters of Alpha Kappa Lambda

The Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda chapters and colonies are considered in “good standing” when all standards established by the Constitution, Bylaws, Standing Rules and Statements of Policy are met.  Failure to meet these standards may result in action taken as prescribed by these governing documents or by a vote of the National Executive Council to suspend the chapter. All of these standards MUST be met in order for alcohol to be present on chapter premises and/or in chapter common space.

  • The chapter holds business meetings on a regular basis.
  • The chapter must meet its recruitment target as determined by the National Headquarters.
  • The chapter must be at or above the average Fraternity chapter size on campus.
  • The chapter GPA is at or above the All-Men’s and All Fraternity averages.
  • If the chapter is housed it can be connected to an alumni corporation that assists in financial and housing activities.
  • The chapter must have an active advisory committee that includes at least a general chapter advisor and a faculty advisor.
  • The chapter attends all mandatory national fraternity events.
  • The chapter has not had a risk management violation addressed by the National Headquarters within the last 365 days.
  • The chapter has a functioning membership induction program that lasts no longer than one week.
  • The chapter holds Ritual at least twice annually.
  • The chapter is financially current with the Fraternity.
  • The chapter received a risk management education program within the last 365 days provided by a Fraternity or appropriate University employee.

Standards for Policy Enforcement with Members

It is understood that rules and policies in which members must follow are identified in many different documents and via numerous entities.  The Standards for Policy Enforcement with Members is meant to address most but not all potential violations and minimum actions expected by a chapter or colony.  A chapter’s judicial board will follow these expectations in their work.

  • Alcohol: Any violation of the alcohol policy will have a consequence determined by the severity of the violation. Second offenses will at a minimum result in an automatic suspension. Third offenses will result in expulsion.
  • Financial: Members past due automatically lose voice and vote at chapter. Members thirty (30) days past due are automatically suspended until the debt is paid. Members 30 days past due on rent to the house automatically receive an eviction notice unless a payment plan is established and followed. A member 90 days past due will be expelled unless a payment plan is established and followed.
  • Hazing: Any violation of the hazing policy will have a consequence determined by the severity of the violation. Second offenses will result in expulsion.
  • Sexual Abuse: Any violation of the sexual abuse policy will have a consequence determined by the severity of the violation. When an assault is alleged the member will be suspended from the chapter until the allegations have been resolved. A member found guilty of assault by the legal system will be expelled from the Fraternity.
  • Assault: Any violation will result in an immediate suspension of a member. Second offenses will result in expulsion.
  • Academics: A member failing to meet Fraternity standards for two (2) consecutive semesters will be suspended. A collegiate member failing to meet Fraternity standards for three (3) consecutive semesters will be expelled.
  • Willful Negligence: A member that willfully acts against policy after being directed specifically not to do in a specific situation will be expelled.