More than 1500 students make up the fraternity and sorority community at VCU. These men and women serve in a variety of leadership positions within their chapter or governing council. Chapter development and leadership resources for current members, as well as a listing of upcoming events and deadlines are available for all members of the VCU fraternity and sorority community.
In order to be recognized on campus, each chapter must fulfill the expectations outlined in the Special Provisions for the Registration of Men's and Women's Fraternities.
The office of fraternity and sorority life maintains the University hazing policy as well as recognizing international policy. No chapter, colony, student or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities, and all will support and follow the Virginia Commonwealth University Hazing Policy and FIPG Guidelines.
All other policies and procedures are implemented by the governing councils.
VCU requires that each fraternity and sorority have a chapter advisor to guide, advise, and support the chapter and its officers and monitor their progress. Chapter advisor expectations include being skilled in organizational and leadership development, and proficient in their international organization's policies and their interpretation. Chapter advisors devote significant amount of time to the chapter, and it is through committed alumni and alumnae support that chapters achieve their greatest success.
In addition, many national and international fraternities and sororities require that a corporation board be formed for each collegiate chapter. The purpose of a corporation board is for matters relating to the personal and real property of the chapter, the corporation serves as the legal entity. A basic characteristic of a corporation is that it provides continuity as its existence continues even though the persons managing it may change from time to time.