Greek Task Force
Appendix C

1) Reports on Greek Life and/or interviews with campus officials from the following institutions:

  • Alfred State College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bucknell University
  • Clarkson University
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dickinson College
  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hartwick College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Ithaca College
  • Lawrence University
  • Middlebury College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • Union College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Williams College

2) Reports from the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

  • History of membership in Greek houses as a percentage of all students
  • Number of Greeks by house since 1965/number of Greeks by college (2001)
  • Greek grade point average (G.P.A.) vs. All University, 1993 - 2001
  • 1994 Honors Thesis by Keith Andrew Bellomo entitled "The History of Fraternities and Sororities at Alfred"
  • Historical discussions of fraternities/sororities:
    • December, 1899 - "The Alfred University Monthly," pp 119-120.
    • May, 1907 - "What Fraternities do for a College," pp 213-216.
    • 1970 Fraternity Code Revision (amending original code of 2/26/65), with article about it in the "Alfred News," 1965, pp 8-9.
    • "College Fraternities: Their Origin, Purpose and Value," published by the National Interfraternity Conference, 1935.
  • Documented and undocumented incidents of harassment and intimidation of students who have de-pledged
  • Survey of incoming freshman interest in various activities (including Greek life) - AU vs. national data, 1972 - 2001

3) Summary of judicial records of Greek houses, 1993 - present

4) Summary of judicial records of all AU students

5) Recent major initiatives to improve Greek system:

  • Greek Life Project, 1992
  • Greek Life Benchmarks, created 1994 (revised 1996)
  • Greek Life Relational Statement, 1999
  • Greek Life Code of Pride, 1999 (replacing 1996 Benchmarks)
  • Additional policies and procedures for fraternal organizations
  • Alfred University Greek Judicial System
  • Alfred University Greek Life Community Social Management Policy
  • Greek Life Training and Leadership Programs
  • Examples of Greek community services

6) Core Institute (an organization that assists higher education in drug and alcohol prevention efforts) National Survey (1997 and 2001). Drinking among special groups (i.e., Greeks, athletes, student government, minorities, etc.) - Greeks vs. All AU vs. national

7) Local advisor and housing corporations associated with each Greek chapter

8) Letters and e-mails

9) Interviews/Discussions with:

  • 15 Greek and non-Greek students
  • Alfred Chief of Police
  • 6 AU alumni
  • Village businessman (an AU alumnus)
  • Representative from Alfred Rescue Squad (and AU faculty member)
  • Director of Residence Life, Residence Hall Directors and Residence Assistants
  • Current and former student-athletes
  • Minority students (Afro-American and Latino)
  • Past and current President of the Student Senate
  • President of Student Activities Board
  • Director of Student Activities
  • President of Residence Hall Council
  • InterGreek Council Liaison
  • Director of Athletics
  • Director of Powell Campus Center
  • Director of Safety, Security and Telecommunications
  • Co-President of the Art Union
  • Director of Counseling and Student Development Center
  • Director of Crandall Health Center
  • 8 Greek Presidents
  • Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students
  • Vice President of Business and Finance/Treasurer
  • AU legal counsel
  • Director of Admissions
  • Vice President of University Relations

10) Report on Greek Alumni financial support

11) 2001 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study

12) "Greek Life at Alfred: Proud Tradition, Uncertain Future," by Sue Goetschius, "Alfred Magazine," Spring 2002

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