The Fraternity and Sorority Event Management Guidelines manual is an educational document intended to guide individual fraternities and sororities in maintaining recognition under Cornell University’s Recognition Policy and to suggest risk management practices for social events hosted by independent fraternities and sororities to promote a safe environment for students. As set forth in the Cornell University Recognition Policy for Fraternities and Sororities, the Recognition Policy is not intended in any way to alter the legal relationship between Cornell University and fraternities and sororities. Each fraternity and sorority is, and remains, an independent legal entity responsible for its own actions and for meeting its own legal duties and obligations.
Since each of the above goals relies on responsible actions by members of individual chapters, Greek organizations are expected to adopt these event management guidelines.
The possession, use, and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages during an official chapter event, or in any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter, is expected to be in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations of the state, county, city, university and Inter/national organization. Fraternities and sororities are expected to conduct their activities in the spirit of social responsibility embodied in this document. The fraternity and sorority community supports a safe and healthy social environment, which promotes individual and chapter responsibility. Activities not specifically covered by this resolution, but which are in violation of its intent, will be subject to review by the Greek Judicial Board.