All chapters must follow guidelines set forth by their national headquarters. In cases where a national
headquarters allows certain functions and activities that are prohibited by the University, chapters must
abide by the University's policies. Failure to adhere to university policy may result in disciplinary action
by the Office of Student Conduct.
All social events (including but not limited to: mixers; socials; date parties; crush parties; etc…)
sponsored by the chapter must be approved by the UD Greek Council VP of Operations.
BIG/LITTLE EVENTS AND BID PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED.
WHEN DOES THIS POLICY APPLY?
- A completed Social Event Registration Form [PDF] must be turned in at least 7 days prior to the event or it
will not be approved.
- The chapter's social chair must read and sign the Social Chair Understanding of Responsibilities.
- Social events can only be held at approved third party vendors.
POLICY FOR PARTY LOCATION
- In accordance with FIPG and the University of Delaware, any event where alcohol is possessed,
consumed, or used, must adhere to these guidelines.
- An "event" is any situation sponsored, endorsed, hosted, or promoted by a chapter or any event
that an observer would associate with a fraternity and/or sorority involving 6 or more of a
chapter's active members.
- All Recruitment events are DRY.
- No chapter may co-sponsor any event with an alcohol distributor or tavern where alcohol is sold,
given away, or the like. An alcohol distributor or tavern is defined as an establishment that
generates more than half of its annual gross sales from alcohol.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY FOR PARTIES
- Events are to be by invitation only and a guest list is required. "Open parties" are prohibited.
Each active chapter member is permitted to invite 2 guests.
- Start and End times must be set. Parties should be no more than 4 hours.
- Charging an entry fee or charging for cups, t-shirts, raffles, or beer itself is not permitted.
- Unsalted foods and alternative beverages must be available to guests. (Tap water is not sufficient;
however, bottled water is acceptable)
- Safe rides must be available for all guests. Safe ride providers must be members of the chapter
and be present for the duration of the event unless providing a ride for a guest. Safe Ride
providers are to consume no alcohol during the course of the event.
- Sober monitors must be members of the chapter and be present for the duration of an event unless
they are acting as a safe ride. Sober Monitors are to consume no alcohol during the course of the
event. (1 sober monitor per 20 guests)
- No alcohol can be purchased with chapter funds. No alcohol can be bought by the chapter for its
house parties, members or guests. Bulk quantity or common source alcohol, such as kegs or
cases, is prohibited.
- If allowed by your national/corporate headquarters, invited members are permitted to bring one 6-
pack of 12 oz. beer cans or 4 pack of wine coolers. Hard Liquor, Mixed drinks, and products such
as Smirnoff Ice, Mike's Hard Lemonade, and the like are NOT permitted.
- Distribution to minors is prohibited! Proper ID (Valid Driver's License, Passport or Military
ID) must be verified at the door and marked with a bracelet or similar system.
- Drinking games of any type are prohibited. Drinking games are defined as any game that entails
drinking as a direct result of playing the game. These games include but are not limited to: Beer
Pong, Quarters, Flip Cup, King's Cup.
- The possession, sale, or use of illegal drugs or controlled substances during a chapter event is
- No alcohol shall be present at any pledge/associate member/new member/novice program,
activity or ritual of the chapter. This includes but is not limited to activities associated with "Bid
Night", "big brother-little brother" events or activities, "big sister-little sister" events or activities,
"family" events or activities and initiation. In other words: NO MORE BID PARTIES, BIGLITTLE
NIGHTS, or INITIATION PARTIES, unless alcohol is not served.
- "Multiple chapter" mixers cannot exceed 4 chapters.
- If you do a philanthropy event at a third party vendor that sells alcohol, the total amount of food
sales must be more than 50% of the revenue of the restaurant. You must provide proof of this to
do a philanthropic event with a restaurant that serves alcohol.