Policies and Guidelines

GOLD Star Program

The GOLD (Greek Outcomes for Lifelong Development) Star Program (formerly known as the FIU GOLD Standards Report) was developed in the Spring 2011 by a group of Fraternity & Sorority Leaders. Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) Staff currently use The GOLD Star Program as a tool to help measure the current standing of chapters, to determine areas of chapter development, as an annual accreditation program to ensure the continuous development and betterment of each chapter’s Greek experience. We use the data collected to report back on the accomplishments of individual chapters and the community overall. We also use this information to recognize chapters at Order of Omega’s Annual Greek Awards. The information collected informs various reports given to university and national community officials. Participation in The GOLD Star Program is required to be recognized by FSL and our campus based governing councils.

The GOLD Star Program outlines, templates and checklists can be found below. Submissions for the annual report will be submitted at the beginning (chapter rosters) and end each semester (full reports).

All inquiries regarding The GOLD Star Program, please contact Joseph Kimber at jimberj@fiu.edu or Naeema Stennet at nstennet@fiu.edu

Hazing

Hazing is a violation of the FIU Student Code of Conduct. Hazing is defined as any group or individual action or activity that inflicts or intends to inflict physical or mental harm or discomfort or which may demean, disgrace, or degrade any person, regardless of location, intent, or consent of participant(s). Hazing includes, but is not limited to forced consumption of any food, alcohol, controlled substances, drugs, or any other substance, forced physical activity, deprivation of food or sleep, physical abuse of any nature, and verbal abuse, including yelling or demands.

Sober Monitor Training

In order to ensure that the members of our fraternity and sorority community develop into well rounded leaders on campus, we believe all chapter members and leaders should be knowledgeable on how properly plan proactively for social functions. As part of our community education program we include Sober Monitor training for all of our members. As part of our Program Event Planning Form & Approval Process, we require members to be certified sober monitors in order to serve in that capacity at their respective chapters’ social functions. Sober Monitor Trainings occur twice a semester and all chapter members who have not completed sober monitor training should attend.

Forms

Contact

(Organization Name)
c/o Fraternity & Sorority Life
Florida International University
MMC, GC 2240
Miami, FL 33199

305-348-2138
Fax 305-348-3823
greeklife@fiu.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

FSL Staff

Christianne I. Medrano Graham
Associate Director
cmedrano@fiu.edu

Trenton Nettles
Assistant Director
tnettles@fiu.edu

Joseph Kimber
Program Coordinator
jkimberj@fiu.edu

Alejandro Feliu
Graduate Assistant